Hambrick Named SEC Gymnast of the Week

by Brandon Berrio
Hambrick Named SEC Gymnast of the Week

BATON ROUGE – LSU gymnastics senior Myia Hambrick has been named the Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

This marks the second time this season Hambrick has earned the honor. She was also named the top gymnast in the league following the Tigers’ win at No. 7 Florida in the second week of the season.

On Friday night against No. 6 Kentucky, Hambrick won the all-around, beam and floor titles to lead LSU to the win. Hambrick posted a career-high score of 39.700 in the all-around and capped off the night with a 9.975 on floor to tie her career high.

Overall, Hambrick ranks No. 1 in the nation on floor with an average score of 9.960. The Temple, Georgia, native has won all five floor titles this season with a 9.95 or better in every performance. Hambrick is the only gymnast in the country to score a 9.95 or higher on the event in at least four meets.

Hambrick ranks seventh in the nation in the all-around and is second in the SEC behind teammate Sarah Finnegan. Her score of 39.700 is the best by a gymnast in the conference for 2018.

LSU gymnasts have combined to earn five SEC weekly honors in 2018. Finnegan was named the gymnast of the week after wins over Alabama and Arkansas. Sami Durante was named the freshman of the week after her performance against the Crimson Tide.

The third-ranked Tigers will travel to take on Missouri at 7:30 p.m. CT Friday. The meet will be televised live on the SEC Network.

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