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Week 3: Gymnasts of the Week

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SEC Staff
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SEC Gymnast of the Week - LSU's Kiya Johnson, a freshman from Dallas, Texas, won three event titles in the win over No. 20 Auburn. Johnson opened the night by matching her career high on vault with a 9.925 to finish second. She matched her career high on bars with a 9.80 and finished first on beam with a 9.90. Johnson ended her night with a career-high 9.975 on floor to give her a career-high 39.600 to win the all-around.

SEC Co-Specialists of the Week - Alabama's Makarri Doggette, a freshman from Pickerington, Ohio, led Alabama to its best home-opening score in program history against No. 1 Oklahoma with a 197.400. Doggette posted three scores of 9.9 or better against the Sooners, including a 9.950 to win the uneven bars. Her score on the uneven bars pushed Alabama to a 49.425 team mark, UA's best total since 2018. She also posted a 9.925 on the floor exercise and a 9.900 on the balance beam.

Missouri's Helen Hu, a freshman from Chicago, Ill., tallied two scores of 9.9 or better and tied Mizzou's individual bars record against No. 2 Florida. Hu tallied a career-best 9.95 on bars to win the event title and match the program record on the event. She stands as only the fourth Tiger to ever go 9.95 on bars and was the first to do so since the 2010 season. Hu also scored a 9.9 on beam for her third score of 9.9 or better on the apparatus in as many meets this season.

SEC Freshman of the Week - Kentucky's Raena Worley, a freshman from Riner, Va., earned her first event win of her collegiate career with a 9.925 floor routine in Kentucky's quad meet with North Carolina, NC State and Lindenwood. Worley reset her season highs on floor (9.925), vault (9.825) and all-around (39.350), and tied her season highs on bars (9.80) and beam (9.80).