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Rhonda Faehn

Rhonda Faehn (born April 28, 1971) is an American college gymnastics coach and former college and elite gymnast. Faehn is the current head coach of ... More »Rhonda Faehn (born April 28, 1971) is an American college gymnastics coach and former college and elite gymnast. Faehn is the current head coach of the Florida Gators women's gymnastics team of the University of Florida. She is best known for leading the Florida Gators to seven consecutive appearances in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I gymnastics tournament. After taking over the Florida program in 2003, Faehn has established herself among the top tier of gymnastics coaches in the United States. She has compiled a record of 138–36–2 as the head coach at the University of Florida. Her teams have finished no lower than fourth in the SEC, widely regarded as the toughest gymnastics conference in the country. In 2003 and 2004, Florida placed second in their NCAA regional. From 2005 to 2008, the Gators won four consecutive NCAA regional tournaments. During her seven seasons as the head coach of the Gators, Florida has finished in the top ten NCAA gymnastics... [ Wikipedia ]

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Florida coach Rhonda Faehn, 41, was an All-American gymnast at UCLA. • Michigan took the men's gymnastics title in State College, Pa., the fifth in program history. The Wolverines had 443.200 points. Oklahoma was second with 440.100 and Stanford was third at 436.150. • Emirates Team New ...

Utah gymnastics: Three Red Rocks will compete for individual national championships Sunday

They were offering praise to one of their own — Florida coach Rhonda Faehn, who competed for UCLA from 1990-1992. She was touched by the support she received, including congratulations from her former coach. “It’s pretty incredible,” she said. “Looking up in the stands and seeing former ...

Two more titles for Florida at NCAA gymnastics

" Florida coach Rhonda Faehn was stunned Johnson came back as strong as she did. "It is so unusual," Faehn said. "It takes months to come back from a serious injury and be in competitive form. It's amazing to me she was able to do it. " Johnson scored a 9.9125 to beat out Sloan ...

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Kennedy Baker: 'I just want to do eight for eight and see where it goes'

CHICAGO -- Kennedy Baker commenced her first season as a senior elite in high style, finishing third all-around at Saturday's Secret U.S. Classic. The 16-year-old from Flower Mound, Texas stood out most on floor, where she was the only gymnast in the meet to tumble a 1.5 to Arabian double ...

Florida fights back after rough start to earn school's first gymnastics title with a 'lights out' pe...

“I would say it was not an ideal opening to the competition,” said Florida coach Rhonda Faehn after the Gators earned a 197.575 to beat the rest of the field. “What I loved was this team rallied and didn’t let that affect them.” In fact, a teary-eyed Faehn said she called her ...

CWSA Presents Florida's Bridget Sloan With The Honda Sports Award For Gymnastics

Thank you to the Honda Awards program for sponsoring this prestigious honor to recognize the amazing abilities of collegiate women student-athletes," said University of Florida gymnastics head coach Rhonda Faehn. The CWSA presents the Honda Sports Award annually to top women athletes in ...

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Top-ranked Florida opens title defense at UCLA

Florida coach Rhonda Faehn returns to UCLA, her alma mater, Saturday at 10 p.m. as the top-ranked Gators take on the No. 4 Bruins in both team's season opener. You can definitely sense a different vibe with the Florida gymnastics team this year. Who: No. 1 Florida (0-0) at No. 4 UCLA ...

Florida junior still hunting for perfect marks

“Scoring a 10 comes down to going above and beyond,” said coach Rhonda Faehn, who recorded perfect scores as an athlete on vault at both the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials and 1988 U.S. National Championships. “It's doing a skill that maybe no one else is doing and doing something a little bit ...

Florida faces LSU in 8th annual Link to Pink meet

“Of course, we love the color pink, so we'll have our pink leotards and warmups out there, and it's just a good feeling when you're on the floor competing for a good cause.” Coach Rhonda Faehn could not agree more. “It's going to be an incredible Friday, not only because it's for an ...

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Hunter's 10 extends Gators' perfect score streak

“Beam was a little bit shaky, which is uncharacteristic because it's one of our best events,” coach Rhonda Faehn said. “What I did like was you could see that they were fighting through everything, and that we didn't end up having to count a fall. That was really nice to see because ...

Top-ranked Gators still looking to improve

But it’s the team’s steady, week-to-week overall improvement that has coach Rhonda Faehn excited, highlighted by the Gators starting to finish off their routines with more stuck landings. “It’s the natural progression that we’ve been looking for, knowing that Kentucky was our halfway ...

Gymnastics faces No.1 Sooners

Coach Rhonda Faehn is looking for more of the same tonight when Florida (3-0), up to No. 2 in the latest GymInfo poll, steps out of conference to host No. 1 Oklahoma (3-0) at 7 p.m. in what will be one of the nation's biggest meets of the regular season. “We just need to get the O'Dome ...

Gators finish strong to win first SEC meet

Florida coach Rhonda Faehn congratulates Kytra Hunter after her vault against the Minnesota Gophers on March 1. The score for the Gators was a school record. AUBURN, Ala. — The No. 4 Florida gymnastics team opened the Southeastern Conference season with a win at No. 18 Auburn in front of ...

UF notebook: Gymnasts up to challenge

“I really thought we had a great opening meet,” coach Rhonda Faehn said. “It's always a challenge because you're starting out with so many new routines and new things, and having to do it under a really high-pressure situation. I thought our team responded very well.” As expected early ...

UF gymnastics getting started

Florida head gymnastics coach Rhonda Faehn congratulates her gymnast after a vault during a dual meet against Ball State, at the O'Connell Center in Gainesville in this Jan. 4, 2013 file photo. LOS ANGELES. - The top-ranked Florida gymnastics team claimed a win by the narrowest margin ...

Sloan looks to build on already historic Florida legacy

This year, I just think I have a better understanding of what needs to be done in order for me to succeed and make sure my body is at its healthiest, not letting the little things get in the way.” Count UF head coach Rhonda Faehn among those impressed. “Bridget is incredible,” ...

Florida falters on floor to give Alabama an SEC title

“That was very uncharacteristic of Claire, no doubt,” UF coach Rhonda Faehn said, “... then Bridgette going out of bounds there, she hasn't done that all year.” Said Caquatto, “We had kind of a little bit more pressure than usual on the last routine because we had a fall on the first ...

Gators compete for third-straight SEC crown

“Our athletes are so excited for this time of the year,” coach Rhonda Faehn said. “We're going to be doing the Olympic order rotation (vault-bars-beam-floor), so they're very comfortable with that because that's what we do for every home competition. I know they're really looking forward ...

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Caquatto, Gators look to capitalize on final SEC meet

... that when we put everything out on the line and we all do our best, it should be an easy win for us.” Caquatto's expected maturation from freshman year to sophomore year combined with a clean bill of health is something that coach Rhonda Faehn thinks will help the Gators come championship time...

UF gymnasts shine in Senior Night win over West Virginia

“I told her (Johnson) at the very beginning of the year just what potential she had,” coach Rhonda Faehn said. “She's just been so limited by injuries. She is capable of this every time she steps out on the floor.” Caquatto, who has also battled injuries throughout her career, enjoyed ...

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