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Gym dogs win fourth straight title
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ATHENS — Georgia has won its fourth straight NCAA women’s gymnastics title.

The Gym Dogs closed the Super Six finals Friday night with a strong balance beam performance to win the NCAA championship on their home floor. Georgia has won nine titles overall under coach Suzanne Yoculan, who plans to retire after the 2009 season.

Georgia’s 49.375 on the beam matched its third-highest score on the apparatus in an NCAA championship. The Gym Dogs, who led after opening with a 49.475 on the floor exercise, won with a 197.45 total.

Utah was second for the third straight year, finishing at 197.125. Stanford was third at 196.75, followed by Florida (196.70), LSU (196.35) and Alabama (196.125).

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