Sami

Durante

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All-Around
Height: 5'1"
Class: Sophomore
City/State: Athens, Ga.
High School: North Oconee HS
Club: Georgia Elite
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 SEC All-Freshman
2018 SEC Freshman of the Week (vs. Alabama)

A mainstay on bars for the Tigers as the leadoff performer …. Moved into the beam lineup during her sophomore season and provided consistent performances.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019)
Scored a 9.8375 in NCAA Semifinal I and 9.875 in the NCAA Team Final in Fort Worth … Delivered strong performances all weekend with 9.85 on bars both days of the NCAA Regional and 9.85 on the second day on beam ... Opened bars with a strong 9.85 and also scored a 9.875 on beam at SEC Championships ... Won the beam title with a 9.90 and scored a 9.875 on bars at Arizona ... Once again matched her season high with a 9.90 against Oregon State ... Moved back to the leadoff spot and scored a season-high 9.90 on bars and then 9.875 on beam against Georgia ... Earned a 9.85 on bars in the second spot of the lineup and also a 9.875 on beam at Arkansas ... Set a career high and earned the first title of her career with a 9.90 on beam against Missouri ... Returned to the lineup at GymQuarters after missing action with a concussion and scored a 9.85 on bars ... Missed the first meet of her career against NC State with an injury ... Started with a 9.80 on bars against Florida and 9.825 at Alabama ... Put together strong performances on beam and bars at Auburn ... Opened the season as the first performer on bars with a 9.85 and made her first career appearance on beam with a 9.85 … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)
The first performer out on bars in every meet … Scored a 9.8625 at NCAA Semifinal I … Turned in a 9.85 in the opening spot of bars at SEC Championships … Posted a career-high 9.925 on bars to start the lineup at the GymQuarters … Started the lineup strong once again with a 9.90 on bars against Kentucky … Earned a 9.875 in the first spot of bars at Metroplex Challenge … Posted a season-high score of 9.90 on bars against Alabama … The lineup went on to post the second-highest score in school history … Nailed her first career routine with a 9.875 on bars against Arkansas.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
A three-time J.O. Nationals competitor from Georgia Elite ... Finished sixth at the 2016 J.O. nationals on bars and 13th on beam ... Owns numerous top-10 finishes, including first-place finishes on bars at Region 8 championships over the last two years.

DURANTE’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault:
Bars: 9.925 (2-16-18 at GymQuarters)
Beam: 9.900 (twice: Last: 3-15-19 at Arizona; First: 2-17-19 vs. Missouri)
Floor:
All Around:

DURANTE’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
Beam: 2
Total: 2

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