Shchennikova Named SEC Specialist of the Week

by Brandon Berrio | Assoc. Director of Creative and Digital Content
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Shchennikova Named SEC Specialist of the Week

BATON ROUGE – LSU gymnast Alyona Shchennikova has been named the Southeastern Conference Specialist of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. 

Shchennikova put together a career night on Friday against No. 1 Florida. She set or matched career highs on all three events she competed. Shchennikova set a new high on vault with a 9.925. The sophomore matched career highs on bars and floor with a 9.95 and 9.925. 

This is the second honor for Shchennikova. She was named the SEC Gymnast of the Week following her all-around debut against Auburn. 

No. 2 LSU will travel to Tuscaloosa to face off against No. 6 Alabama on Friday night. First vault is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT. The meet will be streamed on SEC Network+ through WatchESPN.com and the app. 

SEC Week 6 Award Winners
Gymnast of the Week: Trinity Thomas, Florida
Co-Specialists of the Week: Nya Reed, Florida and Alyona Shchennikova, LSU
Co-Freshmen of the Week: Bailey Bunn, Kentucky and Amaya Marshall, Missouri