Morrison Named SEC Specialist of the Week
BATON ROUGE - For the second time this season LSU gymnast Sarie Morrison has been named SEC Specialist of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.
A junior from Dallas, Texas, Morrison won titles in the two events she competed in LSU's 196.825-195.625 victory against Arkansas.
Morrison scored the first perfect 10.0 of her career on vault, and she followed her perfect vault with a 9.90 on bars to win the event title for the third straight meet.
Morrison is one of only three collegiate gymnasts with a 10 on vault this season and the only one from the SEC. Morrison's 10 on vault is the first in that event for LSU since Ashleigh Clare-Kearney in 2009, and Morrison is only the fifth gymnast in school history to score a 10 on vault.
She now has nine individual titles this season with six on bars and three on vault.
The weekly honor is the seventh of the season for LSU and second for Morrison. She also received SEC Specialist of the Week after the season opener against North Carolina State when she won vault with a 9.90 and bars with a 9.825.
Alabama's Ashley Sledge was named SEC Gymnast of the Week, and Georgia's Brittany Rogers earned SEC Freshman of the Week.
No. 6 LSU (8-2, 4-1 SEC) is back on the road this week when the Tigers travel to No. 14 Auburn (2-7, 2-4). The meet starts at 7 p.m. CT Friday in Auburn Arena, and live audio will be available free of charge in the Geaux Zone at www.LSUsports.net/live.
SEC Gymnastics Weekly Awards - Feb. 19, 2013
Gymnast of the Week - Ashley Sledge, Alabama
Specialist of the Week - Sarie Morrison, LSU
Freshman of the Week - Brittany Rogers, Georgia
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, Specialist of the Week vs. Arkansas