SEC GYMNASTS OF THE WEEK (Mar. 4 - Mar. 10)
SEC GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Ashley Priess, Alabama
Senior • 5-3 • Wheaton, Ill.
• Ashley Priess clinched Alabama’s win over LSU by winning the balance beam with a 9.95, a season-best for Priess and the Tide on the beam. It also tied Priess’ career-best mark on that event. Priess also won the uneven bars, tying her career best of 9.925, which was the Tide’s highest score on the uneven bars this season. Priess’ scores propelled Alabama to its highest team total of the season, a 197.725, which is also the highest road score in the nation in 2013. The Tide’s 197.725 was also the second highest score in the nation last week and the highest in the SEC.
SEC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Lloimincia Hall, LSU
Sophomore • 4-11 • Dallas, Texas
• For the second time this season Lloimincia Hall earned a perfect 10.0 on floor as she captured the event title and clinched LSU’s season-high 197.500 with the final performance of the meet against Alabama. Hall is the first and only gymnast so far this season to score two 10.0’s as she tallied a 10 on floor at Missouri on Feb. 8. She is the first LSU gymnast to score two 10’s in one season since Ashleigh Clare-Kearney in 2008, and she is the first Tiger to post two 10’s on floor in the same season since April Burkholder in 2004.
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
Brittany Rogers, Georgia
5-3 • Coquitlam, British Columbia
• Georgia freshman Brittany Rogers turned in the highest all-around score by a Georgia freshman since Courtney Kupets in 2006 in leading lead the Gym Dogs to their best score of the season in a 197.650-196.975 win over Utah. Rogers scored a 39.575, including career-highs 9.95 on vault to tie for first and a 9.9 on floor. She also tied for the team-lead on the balance beam with a 9.875. Rogers’ efforts helped the Gym Dogs score a season-high on floor exercise and their second-highest marks of the year on vault and beam.