Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Kentucky Gymnastics Set For SEC Championship

uk gymnastics1 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/23/13) – The No. 19 Kentucky gymnastics team enters Saturday’s SEC Championship riding a school-record streak of four-straight scores more than 196.
 
Kentucky is coming off a program-record performance 196.775 at then-No. 16 Penn State last Saturday as UK set the school record for the second time in the last three weeks.
 
The meet, which will feature all eight SEC teams, will begin inside Verizon Arena at approximately 3:05 p.m. ET. Live scoring will be available at UKathletics.com.

Alexis Gross enters the nation’s most competitive conference meet as the reigning SEC Specialist of the Week. The sophomore enjoyed perhaps the best meet of her career when she won her first two collegiate event titles with career high scores on uneven bars and balance beam.
 
The Pasadena, Md., native earned a Kentucky season-high balance beam score of 9.95, garnering a 10.0 from judge two in the process. She claimed the BB title leading UK to a school-record beam score of 49.475.

Her beam score was third-highest in school history behind two-time NCAA Balance Beam Champion Jenny Hansen and Heather Hite.

Earlier against Penn State, Gross claimed her first career 9.9 in any event to win uneven bars, the first event title of her career. She is the first Wildcat to garner scores of 9.9 or higher in multiple events at the same meet this season.
 
Gross is the first Wildcat to claim a SEC weekly award since Andrea Mitchell claimed Gymnast of the Week in March 2011.
 
Audrey Harrison also enters the meet with a league leading six all-around titles from seven 2013 conference meets. Her seven total AAs this season ranks second in the nation.
 
Kentucky is the SEC No. 7 seed and will compete in session I at the Championship on Saturday.

As the No. 7 seed, Kentucky will begin on balance beam, and rotate to floor exercise, vault and then uneven bars to end the competition.

SEC Championship seeding was determined by regional qualifying score (RQS) rankings released Monday by GymInfo.
 
The SEC champion will be determined by the team with the highest score regardless of session.
 
Seven of the eight SEC Championship participants are currently ranked in the national top-25.
 
Kentucky is ranked No. 19 nationally with a new school-record 196.060 RQS. Saturday’s Championship is Kentucky’s final competition before the NCAA Regional Championship field is announced Monday, March 25 at 3 p.m.
 
The Wildcats tied the school-record SEC Championship finish (fifth) last season.
 
Kentucky is ranked No. 25 on vault, No. 21 on uneven bars and No. 15 on beam.
 
Tickets for the SEC Championships are available at www.SECDigitalNetwork.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
 
The 2013 SEC Gymnastics Championship will be aired March 28 at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU and again on March 30 at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Jake Most
Graphics provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Land Between The Lakes 2015 Calendar Highlights

KENTUCKY (9/16/14) — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area in western Kentucky and Tennessee has so much to… Read More

Benton Middle School Spirit Day

BENTON, Ky. (9/17/14) — Benton Middle School held their first Spirit Day Sept. 16 to recognize all students… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 15, 2014 4525

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 4364

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 13, 2014 3822

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 16, 2014 3005

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 15, 2014 2162

Man Arrested for DUI, Carrying Concealed…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 13, 2014 3822

MPD Responds to a Disturbance at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 2162

Man Arrested for DUI, Carrying Concealed…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 15, 2014 2041

Man Arrested for Being Under Influence of…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 17, 2014 885

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Top Stories by Kyle Pharris
September 16, 2014 565

Dawson Springs Police Chief to Retire on…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 13, 2014 1600

The Gift of Aging Oct. 16

in News by Jennifer Kaminski
September 13, 2014 1597

Audubon Bon Harbor Area Alliance to Host…

in News by Abby Shelton
September 13, 2014 1559

Dogwood Azalea Neighborhood Alliance to…

in News by Abby Shelton
September 13, 2014 1297

Wesleyan Shawnee Neighborhood Alliance to…

in News by Abby Shelton
September 15, 2014 945

Owensboro Convention Center Announces…

in News by Madison Strobel

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 15, 2014 4525

Man Accused of Stealing Rural King…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 15, 2014 4364

Man Accused of Stalking Woman During Her…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 16, 2014 3005

Postal Worker Arrested for Terroristic…

in Top Stories by GPD PIO Wes Miller
September 14, 2014 1896

Three Injured in Single-Car Collision

in Top Stories by Robert LIttlepage
September 13, 2014 1664

Local Author Signs Copies of Her New Book

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06