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Gym Devils Open Season Ranked 25th, Nationally
Courtesy: Sun Devil Athletics
Release: 12/12/2013
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TEMPE, Ariz.—The Arizona State women’s gymnastics team begins the 2014 season ranked 25th, nationally, in the GymInfo Preseason Coaches’ poll released Thursday. All eight gymnastics teams in the Pac-12 are ranked in the 2014 preseason poll.

The Gym Devils are coming off their highest NCAA Regional finish since 2006, placing third at the Corvallis Regional and Pac-12 Champion and Regional host Oregon State to finish the 2013 season.  For the first time since 2009, ASU closed out the season ranked 24th in the final GymInfo rankings.

Arizona State returns 21 of its 24 line-up spots from the previous season including Pac-12 Specialist of the Week Natasha Sundby. Senior Samantha Seaman, ASU’s top all around gymnast who was sidelined for most of the 2013 season, also returns to the Gym Devil line-up to provide depth on vault and floor. Juniors Brianna Gades and Morgan Steigerwalt round out the veteran contributors for the Sun Devils.

For the second-straight year, Arizona State boasts a sizable roster of underclassmen. Of the 17-gymnast roster, 13 of those gymnasts are either freshmen or sophomores.

The Gym Devils open the season on Jan. 11 at Wells Fargo Arena in a tri-meet against San Jose State and Sacramento State. In total, ASU has six home meets: Jan. 11 – SJST/SacST; Jan. 24 – California (Beauty & the Beast); Feb. 1 – Utah; Feb. 15 – BYU (Pink Meet); Feb. 22 – Arizona (Gold Meet); Mar. 14 – N. Illinois (Green Meet).

Tickets are $7 premeet or $8 at the door. Groups of 15 or more receive tickets at $3 a piece. Sun Devil Gymnastics meets are free with a Sun Card for ASU students. For more information on purchasing tickets call: 480-727-3512. 

2014 GymInfo Gymnastics Preseason Coaches Poll

Rank, Team, Points (First-Place Votes)
1. Florida 755 (21)
2. Alabama 739
3. Oklahoma 728 (7)
4. UCLA 648 (1)
5. LSU 636
6. Utah 596 (2)
7. Michigan 570
8. Georgia 552
9. Stanford 508
10. Nebraska 472
11. Arkansas 440
12. Oregon State 438
13. Auburn 426
14. Minnesota 360
15. Penn State 251
16. Illinois 236
17. Arizona 224
18. Denver 220
19. Ohio State 209
20. Washington 201
21. Kentucky 198
22. California 152
23. Boise State 135
24. Maryland 103
25. Arizona State 74

Others receiving votes:
Iowa State, North Carolina State, West Virginia, Missouri, Central Michigan, Kent State, Iowa, Ball State, Southern Utah, Michigan State, George Washington, North Carolina, Western Michigan, UC Davis

Pac-12 Teams in Italics 

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