The Super Six
LSU has cemented its name as one of the premier gymnastics programs in the nation.
The Tigers have competed in the NCAA Super Six five times in the last decade. LSU first appeared in the pinnacle of collegiate gymnastics in 2008 and again in 2009. The Tigers then made back-to-back appearances in 2013 and 2014. In 2016, D-D Breaux led the squad to another appearance in the Super Six where the Tigers finished as the National Runner-up, the best finish in school history. LSU made a furious comeback in the second half of the meet to defeat powerhouses Alabama, Florida, UCLA and Georgia in the final standings.
2016 - NCAA Runner-Up
After winning its fourth straight NCAA Regional championship, the LSU gymnastics team easily qualified for its fifth NCAA Super Six appearance with an outstanding performance in the NCAA Semifinal on April 15, 2016. In a season of fantastic performances, none was more exciting than the Super Six. In that championship meet, the Tigers rallied from behind to finish as the 2016 National Runner-Up, the best finish in school history. With a second-place finish in the Super Six, LSU defeated rivals Alabama, Florida and Georgia by posting a 197.450.
The 2014 season goes down as one of the finest in LSU history. One of the nation’s most consistent teams, the Tigers ranked No. 1 for three-straight weeks during the regular season. LSU concluded the year with strong performances to advance to the Super Six for the fourth time in seven seasons, and the Tigers claimed the highest finish in school history at third place in the finals. LSU ended the season with a school-record 13 straight meets with at least a 197 score, including a 197.600 in the national title meet to beat out rivals Alabama and Georgia in the final standings.
For the third time in six seasons, LSU reached the pinnacle in collegiate gymnasts by advancing to the NCAA Super Six Finals in 2013. The Tigers tied the school record with eight scores of 197 or higher, racked up 15 All-America honors and five SEC individual titles. LSU captured the 12th regional title in school history on the way to the Super Six.
The LSU gymnastics team repeated as NCAA Central Regional Champions and made a second-straight trip to the NCAA Super Six in 2009 after scoring a 196.300 in the NCAA Championship Prelims in Lincoln, Neb. A school-record six Tigers earned All-America honors including senior Ashleigh Clare-Kearney who tallied three first-team All-America honors and also captured individual national championships on vault and floor. Junior Susan Jackson, junior Summer Hubbard, junior Sabrina Franceschelli, junior Kayla Rogers and sophomore Staci Schwitkis also earned All-America honor
For the first time in program history the Tigers advanced to the NCAA Super Six in 2008 scoring a 196.575 in the prelim competition. They followed that up with a 196.350 in the finals, good enough for fifth place in the country. At the time it was LSU's highest finish since the format was implemented in 1993. Three Tigers earned All-American honors in 2008 - Susan Jackson in the all-around, vault, beam and floor; Ashleigh Clare-Kearney on bars and floor; and Summer Hubbard on bars. Additionally, Jackson capped the championships by winning the NCAA Vault National Championship - LSU's first national champion on that event and the fourth for the.