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Alaina Johnson is the SEC Gymnast of the Week - the third different Gator to receive the honor in 2014.

Tuesday March 11, 2014Gator Gymnast Alaina Johnson is SEC Gymnast of the Week

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Alaina Johnson is the SEC Gymnast of the Week - the third different Gator to receive the honor in 2014.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Ė The nationís top all-around total of the season gives University of Florida senior Alaina Johnson (Tyler, Texas) the latest Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Week honor, the league office announced Tuesday. Alabamaís Diandra Milliner is the SEC Specialist of the Week and Arkansasí Amanda Wellick is the SEC Freshman of the Week.

 

Floridaís 2014 SEC Honorees

Week

SEC Gymnast

SEC Specialist

SEC Freshman

1

Kytra Hunter, UF

Sarie Morrison, LSU

Katie Bailey, ALA

 

Kim Jacob, ALA

 

 

2

Bridget Sloan, UF

Chelsea Davis, UGA

Kiera Brown, UGA

3

Kytra Hunter, UF

Lindsey Cheek, UGA

M.J. Rott, AU

 

Bridget Sloan, UF

 

 

4

Bridget Sloan, UF

Lloimincia Hall, LSU

Katie Bailey, ALA

5

Bridget Sloan, UF

Kim Jacob, ALA

Ashleigh Gnat, LSU

 

 

Sarie Morrison, LSU

 

6

Rheagan Courville, LSU

Kytra Hunter, UF

Aja Sims, ALA

7

Diandra Milliner, ALA

Sarie Morrison, LSU

Katie Bailey, ALA

 

Katherine Grable, ARK

 

 

8

Jessie Jordan, LSU

Lindsey Cheek, UGA

Claire Boyce, UF

9

Alaina Johnson, UF

Diandra Milliner, ALA

Amanda Wellick, ARK

Johnsonís total of 39.825 versus West Virginia last Friday is the nationís top all-around performance since Georgiaís Courtney Kupets turned in a 39.85 in 2009. It also sets the Florida record with Kytra Hunter (2013) and Kristen Guise (1996) sharing the previous record of 39.80.

 

Fridayís win was her first all-around victory since March 16, 2012 and the sixth of her career. Johnson equaled or set her collegiate best in each event Friday, including winning vault (9.95) and uneven bars (9.975) titles. She used scores of 9.95 to take second in the balance beam and floor exercise competition.

 

The SEC Gymnast of the Week is the fourth of Johnsonís career and first since she twice received the honor in 2012. She is the third different Gator to receive the honor in 2014, with Hunter picking up the first of the season and sharing the third with Bridget Sloan. Four consecutive SEC Gymnast of the Week honors went to Sloan. A Gator has been named to one of the three SEC weekly honors eight of the nine weeks of 2014 campaign.

 

Next up, the No. 3 Gators finish regular-season action Friday with a duel meet at Missouri. Meet time is set for 7:30 p.m. ET in the Hearnes Center.

 

The Florida-Missouri duel airs tape-delayed on Cox Sports Television (CST) (Gainesville/Ocala channel 1259) on March 22 at noon and again on March 23 at 11 p.m. ET.

 

Streaming video of Fridayís meet can be found on the Missouri Network and live scoring can be found on GatorZone.com.

 

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