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1982 AIAW Gymnastics Championship

Memphis, Tenn. April 2-3

On the first weekend of April in 1982, the Gator Gymnastics team traveled to Memphis, Tenn., to capture the final Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) title. Senior Ann Woods claimed first place in the all-around, floor and bars, and sophomore Lynn McDonnell won the balance beam competition. The AIAW championship capped off a great season for the Gators, in which they finished the regular season with a 13-3 record and brought home the Southeastern Conference title as well.

1982 University of Florida gymnastics team with AIAW National Team championship trophy. Front row: Kelly McCoy, Ann Woods, Lana Marty, and Teri Turconi. Second row: Kathy Gordon, Head Coach Ernestine Weaver and Mary Heidenwolf. Back row: Suzanne Owen and Lynn McDonnell.

Memphis, Tenn. -- April 2-31982 AIAW Division I National Gymnastics Championship

Final Team Results
School Vault Bars Beam Floor Total
1. Florida 36.10 36.45 35.55 35.80 143.90
2. Alabama 35.60 37.45 34.85 35.05 142.85
3. West Virginia 35.10 36.40 34.55 35.35 141.40
4. Georgia 35.75 35.50 34.45 35.60 141.30
5. Ohio State 34.85 35.75 34.55 35.90 141.05
6. Brigham Young 34.80 35.30 35.60 35.15 140.85
7. Minnesota 35.05 35.65 34.55 35.40 140.65
8. Oklahoma State 34.20 35.10 34.30 35.20 138.80
9. Utah State 34.60 34.50 33.80 34.55 137.45
10. Oral Roberts 33.80 34.25 34.75 34.15 136.95

Final Individual All-Around Results

  Name School Vault Bars Beam Floor Total
1. Ann Woods Florida 9.20 9.45 9.15 9.25 37.05
2. Kathy McMinn Georgia 9.00 9.35 8.90 9.20 36.45
3. Shari Retton West Virginia 9.00 9.30 8.65 9.35 36.30
4. Barbara Cantwell Pennsylvania 8.85 9.00 9.35 9.05 36.25
5. Julie Garrett Alabama 9.10 9.55 8.75 8.80 36.20
5. Robin Huebner Minnesota 8.70 9.40 8.70 9.20 36.20
7. Lynn McDonnell Florida 8.95 9.15 9.15 8.65 35.90
8. Kathy Temple Ohio State 8.75 9.40 8.70 8.95 35.80
9. Kathy Niebel Georgia 9.40 8.90 8.40 8.90 35.60
10. Karie Ploof Minnesota 8.45 8.65 9.50 8.90 35.50
11. Teri Turconi Florida 8.70 9.30 8.70 8.70 35.40
22. Kelly McCoy Florida 8.95 8.45 8.55 8.90 34.85
32. Lana Marty Florida 9.00 8.35 8.30 8.95 34.60

1981-82 University of Florida Women's
Gymnastics Notes

  • Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women National Champions (1982 was the transition year from AIAW to NCAA competition for women. Championship events for both governing bodies were held in the 1981-82 season)
  • SEC Team Champions
  • Lynn McDonnell claimed the SEC all-around (37.10) and balance beam (19.00) championships
  • NCAA Regional Team Champions, including four of the five individual titles (Lynn McDonnell - first in all-around (36.95) and beam (18.60), Ann Woods - first in vault (18.55) and floor (18.60))
  • Florida took seventh in the NCAA Championships
  • Ernestine Weaver named 1982 AIAW Coach of the Year
  • Ann Woods 1982 Broderick Award winner and Lady Gator "Athlete of the Year"
  • Eight All-America honors
    Lana Marty (AIAW Vault)
    Lynn McDonnell (AIAW All-Around, Balance Beam)
    Ann Woods (AIAW All-Around, Balance Beam, Floor Exercise, Uneven Bars)
    Ann Woods (NCAA Vault)
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