2017 NCAA National Runner Up
The LSU gymnastics team completed the most dominating regular season in school history and carried that momentum to sweep the Southeastern Conference and the fifth straight NCAA Regional championship. The squad put on a show at the NCAA Semifinal on April 14, 2017 with a then-NCAA Championship record score to qualify for the program’s sixth Super Six. In the final rotation of the championship meet, the Tigers were in third place and posted an incredible 49.715 on beam for a school record and the highest on the event in the history of the NCAA meet. LSU vaulted into second to match the highest finish in school history as the 2017 National Runner-up and finished the season with a school record 34 wins.
In February 2016, the LSU gymnastics program and head coach D-D Breaux officially opening the state-of-the-art gymnastics training facility on campus. At 38,000 square feet, it is a stand-alone facility that contains approximately 18,000 square feet of practice space in the gym area. The practice area features four competition-style beams, three vault runways with various surfaces for landings, four sets of uneven bars and an oversized floor exercise area to ensure safe training. In addition to the expansive practice area, the facility houses a team locker room, coaches locker rooms, training room, cardio area, dance studio, team squad room, a video review room with theater seating that also serves as the team meeting room, facility equipment storage and laundry area, a multi-purpose room that can host dinners and team functions and a roof-top terrace complete with an outdoor kitchen.
Head Coach D-D Breaux
Under Breaux’s leadership and coaching, LSU has reached new heights in individual and team success, including 15 NCAA Championships appearances in the last 16 seasons, six Super Six appearances since 2008 and 12 individual national titles since 2002.