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Reactions as LSU gymnastics captures the program’s first national title

The LSU gymnastics team came so close to capturing the first national title in school history last season. This year it was not short.

The Tigers won the program’s first championship Saturday in the Four on the Floor, defeating California, Utah and Florida. It was LSU’s 10th overall trip to the NCAA finals, but coach Jay Clark and a star-studded team led by the nation’s top gymnast, Haleigh Bryant, ultimately ended the program’s title as the best never to win a championship has won.

With another national title coming to Baton Rouge, here’s how the LSU family and others responded.