"We're really excited about that," said Megan Marsden. "I like for our fans to know that they have really put gymnastics on the map. Not just Utah gymnastics and that we're leader amongst gymnastics programs across the country but all of women's sports.
"As long as we can have a big crowd this Friday, that will be something really special, and I hope our fans take pride in that."
NOT THAT BAD: Greg Marsden said his team can be competitive with anybody if it will execute the little things better. He went through video of Friday's 197.55-196.50 loss at Florida and found two points' worth of deductions just for un-perpendicular handstands and unstuck landings.
"Typically we're in the top five at this point and now we're 11th and you wonder what's happened," he said. "We're not a bad team. If we can just get some of those things worked out, I think we can move into a category that we're a very good team.
"I told the team the other night we lost by a point, but if we hit handstands and landings, that meet goes down to the last couple of routines on their floor during senior night."
He knows it's capable of straight handstands and good landings because he sees it every day in practice, and he finds that frustrating.
MORE RANKINGS: SUU senior Elise Wheeler has moved up to ninth in the all-around ratings with an RQS of 39.435. Leading Utah is senior Daria Bijak, tied for 13th at 39.405. Ute junior Kyndal Robarts is seventh in vaulting (9.920).
NCAA women's gymnastics rankings
By Regional Qualifying Score
Team. . .RQS. . .High score
1. Alabama. . .197.195. . .197.575
2. Oklahoma. . .197.100. . .197.950
3. UCLA . . .196.900. . .197.875
4. Florida. . .196.850. . .197.550
5. Georgia. . .196.690. . .197.900
6. Stanford. . .196.575. . .196.800
7. Oregon State. . .196.545. . .196.925
8. Arkansas. . .196.510. . .197.025
9. Michigan. . .196.425. . .196.875
10. LSU. . .196.415. . .197.150
11. Utah. . .196.405. . .196.975
22. SUU. . .195.345. . .196.350
35. BYU. . .194.340. . .195.725
54. Utah State. . .191.305. . .193.725
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