Jordan Named SEC Gymnast of the Week
BATON ROUGE – LSU junior Jessie Jordan earned the Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Week award following a career-best performance against Missouri, the league office announced Tuesday.
Jordan shattered her career high in the all-around with a 39.600 to help No. 1 LSU score the first 198 in program history as the Tigers knocked off Missouri, 198.050-194.825, on Feb. 28 in the Maravich Center.
It marked Jordan’s third all-around title of the season and the fifth of her career.
The Houston, Texas, native also tied for the vault title with a 9.925, sharing the title with fellow Tigers Kaleigh Dickson and Sarie Morrison. It is Jordan’s first vault title of the season and the second of her career.
Jordan recorded a career-high 9.925 on floor to help LSU tally a program-best 49.700 on floor, and she added a 9.90 on bars to propel the Tigers to a 49.500 that ranks as the sixth-highest bars total in LSU history.
The weekly award is the second of Jordan’s career. She was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week after she won the all-around title at Georgia in 2012.
Top-ranked LSU (8-3, 4-2 SEC) returns to action against No. 25 North Carolina State at 7 p.m. CT Friday inside the Maravich Center.
It is the pink meet to raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer, and fans are encouraged to wear pink to show their support for the cause.
Tickets are available for purchase online at www.LSUtix.net, by phone at 225-578-2184 or in person at the LSU Ticket Office on the first floor of the LSU Athletic Administration Building.
SEC Gymnasts of the Week – March 4, 2014
Gymnast of the Week: Jessie Jordan, LSU
Specialist of the Week: Lindsey Cheek, Georgia
Freshman of the Week: Claire Boyce, Florida