Kentucky Gymnastics Ranks No. 11 in WCGA Preseason Poll
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky gymnastics program is set to head into the 2023 season tabbed as the No. 11 team in the nation, as voted upon by members of the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association in Friday’s annual preseason poll.
Head coach Tim Garrison has guided Kentucky to an appearance in the WCGA preseason poll in each of his 12 years at the helm. The Wildcats were ranked No. 13 at the start of last season and No. 12 at the start of both 2020 and 2021, following back-to-back top-10 preseason placements in what would prove to be historic 2018 and 2019 campaigns.
Nine out of 10 of Kentucky’s 2023 regular-season opponents appeared among Friday’s 36-team group. The Cats will open the season at No. 19 Ohio State on Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. ET before hosting No. 6 LSU for Excite Night inside Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center on Jan. 13 at 6 p.m.
Kentucky will face No. 20 Georgia (Jan. 20), No. 9 Missouri (Feb. 3), No. 2 Florida (Feb. 24) and No. 23 Illinois (March 11) on the road, as well as No. 7 Alabama (Jan. 27), Eastern Michigan (Feb. 10), No. 15 Arkansas (Feb. 17) and No. 5 Auburn (March 3) for senior night at home.
UK will host its annual Blue-White intrasquad meet on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum.
2023 season tickets to all five Kentucky gymnastics home meets are now on sale through the UK Athletics Ticket Office.