Sarah

Finnegan

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All-Around
Height: 5'1"
Class: Senior
City/State: Lee's Summit, Mo.
High School: Heritage Classical Christian Academy
Club: GAGE
Major: Kinesiology
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2018 First-Team All-American (BB, AA)
2018 Second-Team All-American (UB)
2018 Honda Sports Woman of the Year Nominee
2018 Central Region Gymnast of the Year
2018 NCAA Raleigh Regional All-Around Champion
2018 First-Team Regular Season All-American (UB, BB, FX, AA)
2018 SEC Gymnast of the Year
2018 SEC All-Around Champion
2018 All-SEC
2018 SEC Gymnast of the Week (vs. Arkansas, vs. Alabama, at GymQuarters/vs. TWU, at Georgia, vs. Arizona)
2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2017 First-Team All-American (UB, FX, AA)
2017 Second-Team All-American (BB)
2017 NCAA Lincoln All-Around Champion
2017 First-Team Regular Season All-American (BB)
2017 SEC Specialist of the Week (vs. Georgia)
2016 First-Team All-American (UB)
2016 First-Team Regular Season All-American (BB)
2016 Second-Team Regular Season All-American (UB)
2016 All-SEC
2016 SEC All-Freshman
2016 SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. Oklahoma, at Florida, at Texas
Woman’s)
2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Tremendous athlete with outstanding skills on all four events … Earned multiple honors in 2018, including being named SEC Gymnast of the Year, Central Region Gymnast of the Year and Honda Sports Award Finalist … Owns 15 All-America honors for her career, which ranks second in school history… Is a three-time All-SEC performer and 2018 SEC All-Around champion … Owns career highs of 9.925 on vault and 10 on bars, beam and floor … Ranks second in school history with 16 beam titles and fourth with 16 bars titles … Her 46 total individual titles are also 11th in school history.

JUNIOR SEASON (2018)
Was named the SEC Gymnast of the Year, Central Region Gymnast of the Year and nominee for the Honda Award … Earned seven All-America honors across bars, beam, floor and the all-around … Named the SEC Gymnast of the Week five times … Became the second gymnast in school history to earn a 10.0 in three different events (bars, beam and floor) in the same season … Won her second-straight NCAA Regional all-around championship after finishing with a score of 39.625 in Raleigh … Earned scores of 9.950 on floor, 9.925 on bars and 9.90 on beam at the regional … Crowned the SEC Gymnast of the Year after winning the all-around title with a 39.500 and completing the most consistent season in the league … Earned perfect scores on bars and beam against Arizona and totaled a 39.700 in the all-around … Scored her first perfect score in the fifth spot of the floor lineup to lead LSU to the second-straight SEC regular season title … Won event titles on vault, bars and beam, and also took home the all-around title with a 39.675 at Georgia … Posted a 9.90 or higher in all six events she competed in at GymQuarters and against TWU … Posted a 39.775 all-around score for the fourth highest in school history at GymQuarters … Won titles on bars with a 9.95, beam with a 9.975 and all-around … Shared the win on floor with a 9.975 and beam with a 9.90 at Missouri … Anchored the Tigers’ win at Florida with a 9.925 on beam … Opened the season by winning titles on bars, beam and in the all-around … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017)
One of the most consistent performers on the team who competed in the all-around in all four postseason meets … Ended with six beam titles for the fifth-most in a single season in school history … Earned four All-America honors at the NCAA Championships with first team recognition on bars, floor and all-around and second team recognition on beam … Became the first NCAA Bars Champion in school history when she totaled a 9.95 at the NCAA Semifinal II … Finished as the national runner-up on floor after a 9.95 in the semifinal and finished fourth in the nation in the all-around with a score of 39.5875 … Shattered her previous career high in the all-around and tied the highest by any gymnast in school history with a 39.625 at the NCAA Super … In the Super Six, also set a career high on beam with a 9.975 to finish second overall and totaled scores of 9.9 on bars and 9.9125 on floor … Captured the bars title and was the all-around champion at the NCAA Lincoln Regional ... Competed in the all-around at SEC Championship and posted a score of 9.875 in the leadoff of vault, 9.90 on beam and 9.90 on floor ... Finished with a 9.925 on beam for second place against New Hampshire... Posted a career-high score of 9.925 in the fourth spot of the floor lineup against Florida... Matched her then career high of 9.95 on beam at Auburn GymQuarters and against George Washington and Iowa with a score of 9.95 ... Her score on beam was enough for the title in the tri meet ... Captured the beam title with a 9.95 against Missouri... Competed in the all-around against Texas Woman’s and finished first with a score of 39.300 ... Captured the bars and beam titles with a pair of 9.925s against the Pioneers ... Made just her fourth appearance in the all-around at Alabama and finished with a career-high score of 39.525 ... Won the beam title with a score of 9.925 and matched her career high on floor with a 9.90 ... Added scores of 9.85 on both vault and bars against the Crimson Tide ... Secured the beam title against Georgia with an outstanding score of 9.95... Added the bars title against the Bulldogs with a 9.90 ... Won two individual titles in the same meet for the second time in her career against UGA ... Named the SEC Specialist of the Week after her opening performance.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Earned three All-America honors with regular-season distinction on bars and beam and a first-team honor at nationals by scoring a 9.90 on bars at the NCAA Semifinal I … Recorded All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman honors after she scored a 9.925 to place second on beam at the SEC Championship … Won beam titles with a 9.925 vs. Oklahoma 9.90 vs. Kentucky 9.925 vs. Arkansas and 9.90 at Texas Woman’s … Bars titles came with a 9.95 against NC State at the Lady Luck Invitational, a 9.925 vs. Alabama (3/4) and a 9.95 at Texas Woman’s … Competed on bars and beam in all 14 meets, competed on vault in 10 meets and saw action on floor in three meets … Appeared in the all-around at the Metroplex Challenge, vs. Arkansas and at Georgia … Posted career highs of 9.925 on vault, 9.95 on bars (twice), 9.925 on beam (four times), 9.90 on floor and 38.975 in the all-around … Her 9.925 on vault came at Texas Woman’s, and her 9.90 on floor was at the Metroplex Challenge … Named SEC Freshman of the Week three times after stellar performances against Oklahoma, at Florida and at Texas Woman’s … Became the first gymnast in school history to post a 9.95 on bars in the first road meet of her career (at Lady Luck) ... Her 9.925 vs. Oklahoma is the highest score in an LSU gymnast’s first career beam routine in school history ... Member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Trained as a senior international elite competitor at Great American Gymnastics Express (GAGE) under coaches Al Fong and Armine Barutyan Fong … Served as an alternate for the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic team, known as the “Fierce Five,” that won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London … Missed the entire 2013 club season after suffering an injury but returned to health in 2014 while competing for St. Louis Gymnastics Centre … Established herself as one of the nation’s premier gymnasts prior to her injury … Finished fifth on beam and sixth on bars, floor and the all-around at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2012 … Placed second on beam, fourth on floor and sixth in the all-around at the 2012 Visa (now P&G) Championships … Earned second place on floor and third on beam at the 2012 Secret U.S. Classic … Graduated from Heritage Classical Christian Academy.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 14, 1996 … Daughter of Don and Linabelle Finnegan … Her father Don was an All-American wrestler at Iowa State … Has three sisters, Hannah, Jennah and Aleah … Her sister Hannah was a gymnast and is now a student coach for Missouri … Majoring in kinesiology.

FINNEGAN’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.925 (3-12-16 at Texas Woman’s)
Bars: 10.000 (vs. Arizona 3-17-18)
Beam: 10.000 (vs. Arizona 3-17-18)
Floor: 10.000 (3-4-18 vs. Auburn)
All-Around: 39.775 (2-16-18 at GymQuarters)

FINNEGAN’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
Vault: 2
Bars: 16
Beam: 16
Floor: 3
All-Around: 9
Total: 46

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