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Mackenzie Caquatto's 9.95 uneven bars performance earned her a spot on the  CollegeSports Primetime Perfomers List.

Tuesday January 31, 2012Mackenzie Caquatto Named to "Primetime Performer" List

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Mackenzie Caquatto's 9.95 uneven bars performance earned her a spot on the CollegeSports Primetime Perfomers List.

Florida gymnast Mackenzie Caquatto has been named to CollegeSports360.com’s Primetime Performer Weekly Honor Roll. The Primetime Performer awards seek to recognize athletes beyond their stats. Instead, they are selected for qualities such as leadership, contribution to team success and overcoming adversity.

The sophomore earned her spot following last Friday’s uneven bars performance in a quad meet against then-No. 1 Arkansas, Bridgeport and then-No.24 Maryland. Caquatto was the sole winner of the uneven bars title, matching her collegiate-best of 9.95 to claim her first win of the season and seventh bar victory as a Gator.

Caquatto, one of only two on the 20-member 2011-12 U.S. Senior National Team competing as a collegiate this season, was sidelined for the first two meets of the year as she further recovered from spraining both ankles in September at the final camp to select the U.S. 2011 World Championships’ roster. She made her debut in the bar lineup at Kentucky on Jan. 20. In Friday’s quad meet, she stuck the dismount solid, and UF Head Coach Rhonda Faehn credited her courage to go for the stick.

“I was super proud of (Mackenzie) coming in and winning bars after such adversity, with the double ankle sprain. Last week was her first week on bars and she was very tentative on the landing," Faehn said. "I know she’s in so much pain, but she still went for that stick. For her to really fight and get it and do as well as she did was wonderful and huge for the team to see Macko is back.”

CollegeSports360.com is a sister site to other College 360 sites, including CollegeSoccer360 and CollegeBaseball360. The site features comprehensive results for each college sport in session, as well as videos and blogs for select programs. This is Gator Gymnastics’ first Primetime Performer honor since the recognition program began in December.

 

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