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Week 3: Gymnastics Athletes of the Week

13 days ago
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SEC Co-Gymnasts of the Week 

 Sunisa Lee, Auburn

Lee, a sophomore from St. Paul, Minnesota, tied her season best in the all-around to help the Tigers set a season-high team score of 197.500 in their win over No. 25 Arkansas. Lee took the all-around title with a 39.750 for her second all-around crown of the year. Lee kicked off the meet with a career-high 9.95 on vault to finish first overall. She followed with a season-best 9.975 on bars to win her first bars crown of the season. Lee capped the evening with a 9.975 on floor that gave her the event title.

 Haleigh Bryant, LSU

Bryant, a junior from Cornelius, N.C., recorded her fourth consecutive all-around title and matched her career-high all-around score against No. 12 Missouri, earning a 39.750. Bryant earned a perfect score on vault for her first 10 of the season and the sixth of her career to take the title. She anchored the uneven bars with a 9.900 and added another 9.900 on beam. Bryant then anchored for the Tigers on floor and posted a season-high 9.950 to take the title.

SEC Specialist of the Week

 Soraya Hawthorne, Georgia

Hawthorne, a senior from Memphis, Tenn., earned three podium finishes to help her team earn the win over No. 9 Kentucky. Hawthorne recorded a career-high score of 9.900 on beam for a third-place finish. She followed that with the top score of the night on floor (9.925), marking the seventh time of her GymDog career to score a 9.925 or better on floor. Hawthorne's vault score of 9.875 matched her season-high, good for a share of second place. All three contributing scores helped Georgia to its best team score (197.225) since March 2021.

SEC Freshman of the Week

 Kayla DiCello, Florida

DiCello, a freshman from Boyds, Md., finished second in the all-around with a 39.500 in the win at No. 11 Alabama. DiCello finished first on beam with her collegiate best of 9.925 and earned a share of first place on bars with teammate Trinity Thomas with a 9.925. It marked her first apparatus wins as a Gator.