Hey there Gators and Grinders,
As the Eye of the Gator series branches out into other sports, we begin to see the beauty in our fellow athletes’ sports. It’s always interesting to see what it’s like to step into elite athletes’ lives and experience the things they do on a daily basis.
This week, from Women’s Gymnastics, we were joined by Marissa King, who, on top of being a University of Florida star athlete, is also a British Olympian, World- and European-Championship team member. Marissa’s latest accolade in her beloved sport of gymnastics came in the most recent collegiate season where the Gator Gymnasts won the SEC team title and went on to win the NCAA team title for the first time in UF history. To cap off Marissa King’s exciting senior year on the collegiate team with a SEC and NCAA team championship was a dream come true for her. Simply saying they won does nothing to evoke the dramatic way the ladies won the NCAA title—they were down until the final rotation, where they rallied to pull ahead and win the first national title for the program.
In this segment of In the Eye of the Gator, see what it’s like to be an SEC and NCAA champion gymnast.
Keep Calm and Grind On