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Kytra Hunter earned the second SEC Gymnast of the Week honor of her career after her all-around win versus Auburn.

Tuesday January 29, 2013Gator Gymnast Kytra Hunter is SEC Gymnast of the Week

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Kytra Hunter earned the second SEC Gymnast of the Week honor of her career after her all-around win versus Auburn.

After posting the nation’s top all-around total last Friday, sophomore Kytra Hunter (Frederick, Md.) is the Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. LSU’s Maliah Mathis is the SEC Specialist of the Week and Georgia’s Brittany Rogers is the SEC Freshman of the Week.

 

Florida 2013 SEC Honorees

Week

SEC Gymnast

SEC Specialist

SEC Freshman

1

 

 

Bridget Sloan

2

 

 

 

3

Ashanée Dickerson

Mackenzie Caquatto

 

4

Kytra Hunter

 

 

Hunter upped her own national-leading total from 39.675 to 39.70 to take the all-around win versus Auburn in the Gators Link to Pink meet. That total is the second-highest of her young collegiate career. She set her collegiate-best of 39.725 to win the 2012 NCAA all-around title.

 

All of Hunter’s scores Friday were a 9.90 or above, including equaling her collegiate vault best of 9.975 for the third time of her career to take that event title.

 

Hunter also claimed her second floor win of 2013, anchoring the Gators’ lineup with a 9.925. She won the balance beam title by matching her season-best of 9.90.

 

The all-around win is the eighth of her collegiate career and her second of 2013. The addition of Friday’s four wins brings Hunter’s career total to 30 event titles.

 

In the latest national rankings, Hunter is No. 1 in all-around (39.688), No. T2 in vault (9.942), No. 2 in bars (9.906) and floor (9.917) and No. T18 in beam (9.844).

 

The Florida-Auburn meet airs tape-delayed on ESPNU Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. and again on ESPN2 Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.

 

No. 1 Florida will be in pink again this week, as it travels to Fayetteville, Ark., to face No. 22 Arkansas on Friday, Feb. 1 for the Pink Meet. Competition begins at 8 p.m. ET in the Barnhill Arena. That meet airs tape-delayed on CST Feb. 7 at 1 p.m.

 

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