Kentucky Gymnastics Begins 2023 Season at Ohio State
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 11 University of Kentucky gymnastics program is set to kick off its 2023 campaign in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday for a 2 p.m. EST quad meet.
The Wildcats will go head-to-head with No. 19 Ohio State, No. 25 Arizona and Greenville at the Covelli Center.
Kentucky last competed against Ohio State in Memorial Coliseum in 2018 what the Cats came out on top with a final score of 196.850. UK last competed against Arizona in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Regional where Kentucky found success with a final meet score of 197.125. This will be the first meeting between the Cats and Greenville.
Head coach Tim Garrison will begin his 12th season at the helm of Kentucky gymnastics where he has guided UK to an appearance in the Women’s College Gymnastics Association (WCGA) preseason poll each year. 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 the WCGA’s 36-team preseason group. The Cats will open the season Sunday on the road before hosting No. 6 LSU for Excite Night inside Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center on Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. EST.
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.
2023 single-meet tickets to all five Kentucky gymnastics home meets are now on sale through the UK Athletics Ticket Office.