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SEC Gymnastics Weekly Awards: Week 4

25 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Alabama Athletics
Gymnast of the Week
Luisa Blanco  Alabama
Gr. Dallas, Texas

Alabama's Luisa Blanco, a graduate student from Dallas, Texas, won the all-around with a final score of 39.700 in the win at No. 8 Florida. Blanco also claimed the event title on the balance beam with a season-high 9.95 and a share of first place on the uneven bars with a 9.925. As the Crimson Tide's anchor on beam, her top score helped her team clinch the meet and hand the Gators their first loss at home since 2019. Rounding out the night, Blanco tied for third place on both vault (9.95) and floor (9.875).

Specialist of the Week
Makenzie Wilson  Kentucky
Jr. Clinton, Tenn.

Kentucky's Makenzie Wilson, a junior from Clinton, Tenn., scored a perfect 10 on vault in the win over No. 18 Georgia. It was Wilson's first career 10 and the first 10.0 recorded in Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. It was also the first 10.0 recorded by a Kentucky gymnast since Jenny Hansen (1992-96), who was in attendance for Excite Night celebrating 50 years of Kentucky gymnastics.

Freshman of the Week
Kennedy Griffin  Missouri
Fr. Strongsville, Ohio

Missouri's Kennedy Griffin, a freshman from Strongsville, Ohio, scored a 9.975 on the floor exercise in the win over No. 3 LSU at the Hearnes Center. It was the third consecutive year in which the Tigers earned a top-five victory and the highest-ranked win in program history. Trailing by .150 heading into the final rotation, Griffin posted a career-best score in the fifth spot to win the event title and help her team to a score of 49.600 on floor, which tied for the second-best score on the event in program history.