Shchennikova, Bryant Named Gymnasts of the Week
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Alyona Shchennikova and Haleigh Bryant have earned the top honors by the Southeastern Conference office.
Shchennikova was named the SEC Gymnast of the Week following her all-around debut at Auburn. The sophomore set four career highs on the way to a 39.525 all-around score. Shchennikova scored career highs of 9.90 on vault and 9.925 on floor. She made her beam debut and scored a 9.875.
Bryant was named the SEC Freshman of the Week after her all-around and vault win against Auburn. Bryant has won the all-around in all three appearances this season. The Cornelius, North Carolina, native matched her career highs on vault and beam with a 9.90.
This is the fourth honor for Bryant by the league office. She was named the top freshman after the first and third meet and the top gymnast after the Tigers’ road meet against Arkansas.
No. 2 LSU will take on No. 1 Florida in a showdown of the nation’s top teams at 6:15 p.m. CT Friday inside the PMAC. The meet will be televised on SEC Network with Bart Conner and Kathy Johnson Clarke on the call.
SEC Week 5 Award Winners
Gymnast of the Week: Alyona Shchennikova, LSU
Specialist of the Week: Derrian Gobourne, Auburn
Freshman of the Week: Haleigh Bryant, LSU