The meet itself will serve as the home opener for the Cats as they host Illinois State and Southeast Missouri State. The Cats opened the 2006 campaign with a convincing win over Michigan State last Friday. Junior Krystle Cook won the all-around competition while freshman Heather Hite won on beam with a score of 9.9, putting her in exclusive company as just the seventh different Wildcat all-time to record a 9.9 or better on beam. As a result of the win, the Cats jumped ten spots to No. 13 in the national polls.
Tickets for the event are $5 for adults with $2 tickets available for youth and seniors. Children up to the age of five get in free. Fans can also purchase UK gymnastics season tickets for just $10 online at ukathletics.com, in person at the athletics ticket office in Memorial Coliseum or by phone at 859-257-1818 or 1-800-928-CATS. Fans attending the UK vs. Alabama men's basketball game on Saturday afternoon can redeem their ticket stubs to earn free admission to ‘Excite Nite' while supplies last.