LSU's McKenna Kelley Ruptures Achilles At Practice, Out For 2018 Season

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There's sad news coming out of Baton Rouge today. LSU junior McKenna Kelley ruptured her Achilles tendon during practice and will be out for the 2018 season. She will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

Kelley shared the news on Instagram with a heartfelt message to her friends, family, and fans. She is confident about her comeback and writes about standing strong in her faith with no fear of the future.


Tiger fans, I can promise you I will work my tail off be the best person, student, and athlete for this school.

Kelley earned first-team All-American and All-SEC honors last season, helping LSU to a record-breaking season. She will likely take a redshirt this year and return as a redshirt junior in 2019.

“McKenna was at the top of her gymnastics and has really worked hard to be the anchor and make the vault lineup,” head coach DD Breaux said. “In a year when we are replacing a great senior class she will be missed."

She is the spirit and emotional leader of our team. It is now a time for us to develop additional depth and see who will step up and carry the LSU flag.

We hope to see McKenna back in action later next year!

Oklahoma, Florida, Utah Advance To Super Six At 2018 NCAA Championships

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Oklahoma, Florida, and Utah advanced to the Super Six after Semifinal II at the 2018 NCAA Championships.

UCLA, LSU, And Nebraska Qualify To Super Six At 2018 NCAA Championships

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UCLA, LSU, and Nebraska are the first three teams to secure their spots in the Super Six finals after Semifinal 1 at the 2018 NCAA Championships. Coming in, LSU, UCLA, and Alabama were the top-ranked teams but Nebraska was able to slide past Alabama with a fantastic showing on every event.

No Sophomore Slump For Utah's MyKayla Skinner

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After an incredible freshman campaign, MyKayla Skinner kept the momentum going during her sophomore season. She has been a standout for Utah this season and finished the regular season ranked second in the all-around behind Maggie Nichols. 

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Lexi Graber: A Stronger Mindset For Alabama After Adversity

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Alabama freshman Lexi Graber had a stellar weekend at regionals in Tuscaloosa with a season-best all-around score of 39.575. Graber has been a solid contributor for the Crimson Tide throughout the season despite an early injury scare in just her third competitive routine on vault against Georgia. 

Marissa Oakley Embraces Team At Georgia

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Marissa Oakley has been a solid, consistent three-event gymnast for the GymDogs this season. Offseason shoulder surgery kept her from adding her full difficulty on bars right away, but by the middle of the season she had found a groove on bars and on balance beam. 

NCAA Weekend Is Here: Teams Arrive In St. Louis

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Florida Freshman Alyssa Baumann: Adversity 'Has Only Made Us Stronger'

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Alyssa Baumann spent 2017 rehabbing from elbow surgery instead of competing in Gainesville. The severe elbow injury had taken the former WOGA gymnast out of contention for the 2016 Olympic team. But Baumann hasn’t missed a beat since starting at Florida. She has competed on balance beam and floor exercise in every meet this season and has vaulted on four occasions. 

Brooklyn Moors, Zoe Allaire-Bourgie Headline Team Canada At 2018 Pac Rims

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Amanda Wellick Helps Arkansas Razorbacks To First NCAAs Since 2013

The last time that Arkansas qualified a full team to the NCAA championships was in 2013—a year before Amanda Wellick joined the Razorbacks squad. Wellick qualified the following season as an individual in the all-around. She competed at nationals a second time as an individual in 2016 after Arkansas was edged by 0.050 in the Iowa City regional.