SEC GYMNASTS OF THE WEEK (Jan. 7-13)
SEC GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Lloimincia Hall, LSU
Sophomore • 4-11 • Dallas, Texas
• Lloimincia Hall clinched LSU’s upset win over No. 3 Florida, 196.875-196.575, in the Maravich Center. As the final performer of the meet, Hall needed a 9.675 or better to seal the win, and she did much better than that – nailing her floor routine to win the event with a 9.95 and sending the Tigers to victory. Not only did she win the floor title, but she led LSU by tying her career high in the all-around to place second in the meet. Hall also tied her career high on beam with a 9.875, sticking the landing on her dismount to help lead LSU to a season-best 49.075 in the event. Hall’s floor title is her first event title of the season and the eighth floor title of her career.
SEC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Sarah DeMeo, Alabama
Junior • 5-0 • Overland Park, Kan.
• Alabama junior Sarah DeMeo tied her career best with a 9.9 on the uneven bars to win the event at Missouri in the Crimson Tide’s season opener. She is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation on the uneven bars. She also scored a 9.9 on the balance beam, tying teammate Kim Jacob for first place, and was second on the floor exercise with a 9.85.
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Sydnie Dillard, Arkansas
5-4 • Fairview, Texas
• In Arkansas’ season opener versus Georgia, Sydnie Dillard tied for second on beam with a 9.875. She shared that mark with All-American Katherine Grable for the team high score. Dillard also had a 9.85 on floor which was good enough for third place in the meet and second place on the team. The freshman had two 9.8+ marks in her first collegiate meet ever.