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Johnson Crowned SEC Freshman of the Week

by Brandon Berrio | Assoc. Director of Creative and Digital Content
Johnson Crowned SEC Freshman of the Week

BATON ROUGE – LSU gymnast Kiya Johnson has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week for the fourth straight week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Johnson dominated the Tigers’ two meets over the weekend with six individual victories. The Dallas, Texas native earned a 10 on vault for her second perfect score of the season. Johnson became the third gymnast in the country to score a 10 on vault and earn a 10 on multiple events. 

At the GymQuarters Invitational, Johnson earned a career high 39.75 in the all-around for the fifth highest score in the country in 2020. Johnson also won titles on beam and floor in St. Charles. With a quick turnaround, Johnson picked up where she left off and won the all-around and vault title and also finished second on two events. 

She was named the SEC Gymnast of the Week after the third meet of the season and the SEC Freshman of the Week for the last four weeks.  

Overall, Johnson ranks second on floor and vault and fifth in the all-around in the nation. 

The sixth-ranked Tigers and Johnson will travel to Columbia to take on No. 18 Missouri at 8 p.m. CT Friday on the SEC Network. 

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