Florida gymnastics: How to watch NCAA national championship on TV, streaming
One big question is swirling over the Florida gymnastics team at nationals: Will Trinity Thomas compete?
The reigning NCAA all-around champion injured her leg during her floor routine in the Gators' regional semifinal March 31. She did not take part in the final two days later, though the team did enough to earn a spot in the NCAA championships.
She was back in action for Thursday's semifinal, competing on only the uneven bars and vault. The Gators moved on to Saturday's final, where they will take on defending champion Oklahoma, Utah and LSU for the national title.
Thomas is one of the best gymnasts in NCAA history. The fifth-year senior has recorded a perfect score of 10 on 27 routines throughout her career, one behind the record set by Kentucky’s Jenny Hansen and UCLA’s Jamie Dantzscher. She is the only NCAA gymnast to complete the gym slam — a 10 in all four events — four times.
The Gators have a strong group of gymnasts even if Thomas can't go. Sophomore Leanne Wong won the Pittsburgh region's all-around title with wins on the uneven bars and balance beam. Kayla DiCello was named SEC Freshman of the Year and put up 9.95s on the bars and beam in Pittsburgh.
Florida is looking to improve on last season, when the Gators finished second behind Oklahoma for the national championship. The Sooners are back, but Florida will have to finish in the top two of their semifinal group with Cal, LSU and Denver to get their shot at revenge.
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Where is the NCAA gymnastics national championship?
Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, Texas
When does Florida gymnastics compete in NCAA nationals?
4 p.m. Saturday, April 15
What channel is UF gymnastics on?
ABC (check local listings)
How can I watch UF in the NCAA gymnastics championship on streaming?
WatchESPN (cable subscription needed), ESPN+ ($6.99 per month) and the ESPN app, YouTube TV (2-week free trial), Hulu + Live TV (7-day free trial), fuboTV (7-day free trial)