Sami Durante Season 2020
2021 WCGA Regular Season All-American (UB)
2021 WCGA Academic All-American
2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 SEC All-Freshman
2018 SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. Alabama)
Elected to return to Baton Rouge for her fifth season of competition … The Tigers’ outstanding anchor performer on bars … Rewarded for her consistency on bars with her first career All-America honor … Beautiful beam worker who was a consistent member of the lineup … Also provides depth on vault for the squad … Owns career highs of 9.90 on vault, 9.95 on bars and 9.95 on beam … Graduated in May 2021 with her degree in sport administration.
SENIOR SEASON (2021)
Consistent beam anchor for the Tigers … Earned her first WCGA Regular Season All-America honor after finishing 11th in the country with an NQS of 9.925 … Earned eight scores of 9.90 or higher on bars and won the event five times … Scored a 9.875 on vault at NCAA Semifinal II … Led LSU to the program’s 31st NCAA Championships appearance with a 9.90 and career high 9.95 on beam … Matched her career high on bars with a 9.95 in the NCAA Regional Second Round …At SEC Championships, scored a 9.90 on vault and bars and 9.875 on beam … Posted a 9.90 on bars in the regular season finale … Against Florida, matched her career high on bars with a 9.95 and set a then career high of 9.925 on beam … Posted a 9.95 on bars at Auburn … Earned a 9.90 as the anchor on bars against Arkansas and Georgia … Set then career highs of 9.85 on vault against Georgia and at Alabama … Selected as a WCGA Academic All-American … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
JUNIOR SEASON (2020)
Competed on bars and beam in every meet and made her debut on the vault lineup midway through the season with six crucial performances for the squad … Scored a 9.80 or higher in every meet on bars … In the final meet of the season at TWU, scored a 9.875 on beam and 9.75 on bars … Earned career high scores of 9.775 on vault in three straight meets (vs. Kentucky, at Missouri and vs. Arkansas) … Scored a 9.875 on beam against Arkansas … Recorded a 9.90 on bars for the event title and 9.85 on beam at Missouri … In the Tigers’ double weekend in February, scored a career high 9.95 on bars on Friday and 9.925 on Sunday against Kentucky for victories on the event … Also earned a 9.875 and 9.85 on beam in the meets … Earned scores of 9.875 on bars in consecutive meets against Alabama and at Oregon State … Posted a 985 on beam against the Crimson Tide … On the road at Florida, scored a career high 9.90 on beam and 9.85 on bars … Posted a 9.875 on bars against Auburn … Scored a 9.85 on bars and beam at Georgia … Opened the season with a 9.80 on bars against Arizona … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019)
Scored a 9.8375 in NCAA Semifinal I and 9.875 in the NCAA Team Final in Fort Worth … Delivered strong performances all weekend with 9.85 on bars both days of the NCAA Regional and 9.85 on the second day on beam … Opened bars with a strong 9.85 and also scored a 9.875 on beam at SEC Championships … Won the beam title with a 9.90 and scored a 9.875 on bars at Arizona … Once again matched her season high with a 9.90 against Oregon State … Moved back to the leadoff spot and scored a season-high 9.90 on bars and then 9.875 on beam against Georgia … Earned a 9.85 on bars in the second spot of the lineup and also a 9.875 on beam at Arkansas … Set a career high and earned the first title of her career with a 9.90 on beam against Missouri … Returned to the lineup at GymQuarters after missing action with a concussion and scored a 9.85 on bars … Missed the first meet of her career against NC State with an injury … Started with a 9.80 on bars against Florida and 9.825 at Alabama … Put together strong performances on beam and bars at Auburn … Opened the season as the first performer on bars with a 9.85 and made her first career appearance on beam with a 9.85 … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)
The first performer out on bars in every meet … Scored a 9.8625 at NCAA Semifinal I … Turned in a 9.85 in the opening spot of bars at SEC Championships … Posted a career-high 9.925 on bars to start the lineup at the GymQuarters … Started the lineup strong once again with a 9.90 on bars against Kentucky … Earned a 9.875 in the first spot of bars at Metroplex Challenge … Posted a season-high score of 9.90 on bars against Alabama … The lineup went on to post the second-highest score in school history … Nailed her first career routine with a 9.875 on bars against Arkansas.
A three-time J.O. Nationals competitor from Georgia Elite … Finished sixth at the 2016 J.O. nationals on bars and 13th on beam … Owns numerous top-10 finishes, including first-place finishes on bars at Region 8 championships over the last two years.
DURANTE’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.900 (3-21-21 at SEC Championships)
Bars: 9.950 (Four Times; Last: 4-3-21 at NCAA Regional Second Round; First: 2-14-20 at GymQuarters)
Beam: 9.950 (4-4-21 at NCAA Regional Final)
DURANTE’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES