North Carolina gymnastics coach Derek Galvin thinks this year’s team might be the most talented he has ever coached.
With 12 returning letter winners, including five seniors, the Tar Heels are in position to win a third consecutive conference title and qualify for the NCAA championships in April.
For the time being, though, Galvin has instilled in his team a simple goal: get better with every meet.
The Tar Heels did just that in their home opener Sunday, edging William and Mary in all four events for a 193.425-189.450 win and improving their total score from the first meet. The Tar Heels finished first in the Lindsey Ferris Invitational in Washington, D.C., two weeks ago.
Senior Zoya Johnson and junior Elizabeth Durkac turned in strong individual performances Sunday.