2018 Florida Gymnastics Guide

56 FLORIDA GYMNASTICS 2018 MEDIA SUPPLEMENT GATOR GYMNASTICS FAN SUPPORT Florida is nationally recognized as a hotbed of collegiate gymnastics. The crowds are getting bigger each year at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. The 2016 season drew a school-record average of 7,433 per meet. Eight of the program’s top 10 crowds have come in the last 10 seasons. The 2008 regular-season dual meet featuring then No. 1 Florida versus No. 2 Georgia drew a Gator gymnastics record crowd of 10,855. The 2014 home opener for the defending NCAA champion Gators drew the program’s third-largest crowd of 10,013. Florida’s strong fan base played a big role in the Gators being awarded the 2010 NCAA Gymnastics Championships. Florida led the nation’s six NCAA Regional sites with a crowd of 5,214. TOP 10 GYMNASTICS CROWDS Crowd Opponent Date 10,855 Georgia 1/18/2008 10,651 Alabama 2/10/1989 10,013 Georgia 1/24/2014 9,198 Gators Link to Pink vs. LSU 1/29/2010 9,197 Gators Link to Pink vs. LSU 2/21/2014 9,108 Gators Link to Pink vs. Auburn 1/27/2017 8,867 Alabama 1/29/2016 8,355 Georgia 2/10/2017 8,338 Georgia 1/27/2006 8,272 Gators Link to Pink vs. NC St & PSU 1/28/2011 GATOR ATTENDANCE GROWTH SINCE 2003 Year Average Rank 2017 6,992 6th 2016 7,433 5th 2015 5,850 6th 2014 7,367 4th 2013 5,865 4th 2012 6,200 4th 2011 6,127 4th 2010 5,818 4th 2009 5,704 4th 2008 6,358 4th 2007 4,563 4th 2006 4,147 4th 2005 3,814 5th 2004 3,253 8th 2003 2,791 7th The Rumblin’ Tumblin’ Reptiles is the Gator gymnastics team’s student-booster group. The Gators drew a program-record 10,855 fans for the 2008 dual meet featuring then-No. 1 Florida and No. 2 Georgia. Fan interest has been growing for Gator gymnastics, with the team’s average attendance growing over the last few seasons. Florida’s average of 6,992 per meet in 2017 was the third largest in program history. 2791 3,253 3,814 4,147 4,562 6,358 5,704 5,818 6,127 6,200 5,865 7,366 5,851 7,433 6,992 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Gator Gymnastics Average Attendance Since 2003

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