LSU gymnasts Rheagan Courville, Lloimincia Hall and Sarie Morrison were namee first-team All-Americans on Tuesday by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women.

Courville, a sophomore, was first team on the vault with a regional qualifying score of 9.940 and in the all-around 39.555). She was second-team on the balance beam (9.895).

Morrison, a junior, was first team on bars (9.915). Hall, a sophomore, was first team on the floor exercise (9.950).

No. 5 LSU (20-6) will compete in the semifinals of the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles at 2 p.m. April 19.

Men’s tennis

Tigers host No. 11 Mississippi State: The No. 20 LSU men’s tennis team (13-9, 4-6 Southeastern Conference) will host No. 11 Mississippi State (15-7, 5-5) at 3 p.m. Wednesday at W.T. “Dub” Robinson Stadium. The match was originally scheduled for March 24 but was postponed because of high winds.

Mississippi State;s top singles players are No. 12 Romain Bogaerts (15-5) and No. 58 Malte Stropp (13-4). The Bulldogs top doubles pair is No. 12 Jordan Angus and Stropp.

LSU’s Chris Simpson is ranked No. 51 in singles, and Simpson and Stefan Szacinski are No. 52 in doubles.

Men’s tennis national team rankings

Administered by the ITA

1, Virginia; 2, UCLA; 3, Georgia; 4, Southern California; 5, Ohio State; 6, Ole Miss; 7, Pepperdine; 8, Kentucky; 9, Duke; 10, Tennessee; 11, Mississippi State; 12, Oklahoma; 13, Vanderbilt; 14, Texas A&M; 15, Baylor; 16, California; 17, Florida; 18, Auburn; 19, Harvard; 20, LSU; 21, Tulsa; 22, South Carolina; 23, Texas; 24, Michigan; 25, Clemson.

Track and field

SEC HONORS GOULE: After winning the 800 meters Saturday at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie-Joyner Kersee Invitational at UCLA’s Drake Stadium, Lady Tiger junior Natoya Goule was named the Southeastern Conference women’s runner of the week.

Goule ran a world-leading time of 2 minutes, 1.18 seconds, setting LSU’s outdoor school record, beating the 2:01.32 Neisha Bernard-Thomas ran in 2004.

Goule’s time is more than a second faster than the No. 2 time in the world o 2:02.20 by Australia’s Kelly Hetherington.

Goule also led the Lady Tigers to a victory in the 4x400 relay.


  • ight for children with cancer: LSU will treat children affected by cancer in the Bella Bowman Children’s Program at Cancer Services to a night at the ballpark for the Tigers’ game against Southern at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Alex Box Stadium.

The Dow Chemical Company will treat attendees to a pregame tailgate with food and fun.

For more information, contact Cancer Services at (225) 927-2273 or (504) 338-5012.