SEC GYMNASTS OF THE WEEK (Week 1)
SEC GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Rheagan Courville, LSU
Sophomore • 5-2 • Baton Rouge, La.
• Courville scored the nation’s highest all-around total in the first week of competition, tying her career mark with a 39.500 to lead LSU to a 196.075-194.975 win against North Carolina State. Courville took home her first three individual titles of the season, winning the all-around, beam and floor titles. She scored a career-best 9.975 on floor.
• Courville’s 39.500 edged out UCLA’s Vanessa Zamarripa who scored a 39.475 for the top all-around mark over the weekend, and both Courville and Zamarripa posted a 9.975 on floor to earn the nation’s highest floor score after one week of competition. Her 39.500 also ranks as the best opening meet all-around score for a Tiger since Ashleigh Clare-Kearney opened the 2008 season with a 39.600 at the Cancun Classic.
SEC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Sarie Morrison, LSU
Junior • 5-9 • Dallas, Texas
• Limited to vault and bars in her junior season, Sarie Morrison shined in LSU’s season opening win against NC State. Morrison captured individual titles in both events she competed – vault and bars. She scored the first 9.90 of the season for the Tigers, landing a great vault and earning a 9.90. She followed that up with a solid bars routine to score a 9.825 and win the event title. The bars title is No. 9 for her career and the vault title is the fifth of her career.
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Bridget Sloan, Florida
5-1 • Pittsboro, Ind.
• In her first event as a Gator, Bridget Sloan stuck her vault for a 9.925. She shared the Florida-Ball State vault title with senior All-American Ashanée Dickerson. Sloan is the first World all-around champion to compete as a collegian. She also took third on beam and fourth on bars with marks of 9.80. The 9.925 equals the highest vault mark posted by a Gator in a season opener (set by Dickerson in 2011 and matched in 2013) and Sloan is the first freshman to open her career with a vault mark of 9.925.