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UCLA women win NCAA gymnastics title

April 23, 2010 |  5:57 pm


Top-seeded UCLA won its sixth title at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship on Friday in Gainesville, Fla.

With five-time reigning champion Georgia not in the competition, UCLA returned to where it had been before the Gym Dogs put a stranglehold on the NCAA women's competition.

The Bruins (197.725) won the title for the first time since 2004, bookending the Gym Dogs' five-year run. Georgia failed to qualify out of the regional stage.

"It is everything that I had envisioned from preseason to now," UCLA senior Anna Li said. "I had seen it so clearly, and now that I'm standing here, I can't believe it."

Oklahoma (197.25) finished second, followed by Alabama (197.225), Stanford (197.1), Florida (197) and Utah (196.225).

-- Associated Press

Photo: UCLA's Anna Li performs her floor exercise during competition on Thursday at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship. Credit: Phil Sandlin / Associated Press