Courville, Hall Take SEC Gymnastics Honors
BATON ROUGE - LSU sophomore gymnasts Rheagan Courville and Lloimincia Hall were named SEC Gymnast of the Week and SEC Specialist of the Week, respectively, by the league office Tuesday after they led the Tigers to a season-high 197.275 in a win at Missouri last week.
It marks the second weekly honor this season for both Courville and Hall as Courville also earned gymnast of the week recognition after the NC State meet and Hall received gymnast of the week honors after the Florida meet.
Courville earned four individual titles at Missouri, including her fourth all-around crown in six meets this season. She finished with a career-high 39.600 all-around total, the highest all-around score for LSU since Susan Jackson won the 2010 NCAA all-around national title with a 39.625 at the NCAA Championships in Gainesville, Fla.
Courville also won the vault title against Missouri with a career-high tying 9.95, and she tied for the beam and bars titles with a 9.90 and 9.85, respectively. It marks the first time an LSU gymnast has captured at least four individual titles in a single meet since Courville did it at home against Kentucky on Feb. 3 last season.
Hall pulled off a flawless routine to earn a perfect 10.0 on floor exercise at Missouri, her fourth floor title in six meets and the 11th title of her career. The 10 is the first of her career, and it is LSU's first perfect score since Ashleigh Clare-Kearney did it on vault against NC State on March 7, 2009.
Hall's 10 is the first for LSU on the road since Clare-Kearney earned it on vault at the Super Six Challenge in Fayetteville, Ark., on Jan. 5, 2007. Hall is the only gymnast in the nation to score a 10 on floor this season.
Florida's Bridget Sloan received SEC Freshman of the Week honors.
No. 7 LSU (7-2, 3-1 SEC) returns to the Maravich Center for the first time in a month when the Tigers take on No. 20 Arkansas at 7 p.m. CT Friday. Tickets are still available for purchase by visiting www.LSUtix.net, and tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth ages 3-12.
Complete List of LSU's 2013 SEC Weekly Honors
Rheagan Courville - Gymnast of the Week vs. NC State, Gymnast of the Week at Missouri
Lloimincia Hall - Gymnast of the Week vs. Florida, Specialist of the Week at Missouri
Maliah Mathis - Specialist of the Week at Metroplex Challenge
Sarie Morrison - Specialist of the Week vs. NC State