2013 First-Team All-American (VT, UB)
2013 First-Team Regular Season All-American (UB)
2013 SEC Specialist of the Week (vs. NC State; vs. Arkansas)
2012 Second-Team All-American (UB)
2011 Second-Team All-SEC
2011 Freshman All-SEC
Returning four-time All-American … Limited to vault and bars as a junior due to past injuries, and she excelled in both events … Outstanding on bars where she has been nationally ranked in three straight seasons … A senior who will be counted upon for leadership.
JUNIOR SEASON (2013)
An outstanding gymnast who was limited strictly to vault and bars for precautionary reasons because of past foot injuries … Excellent performer all season on vault and bars as she led the team with a 9.889 season average on bars and ranked second on vault with a 9.897 average … Tallied First-Team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships Semifinal I (4/19) by scoring a 9.95 on bars and a 9.90 on vault … Finished seventh on bars with a 9.8250 and eighth on vault with a 9.8917 at the NCAA Individual Event Finals (4/21) … Recorded First-Team Regular Season All-America honors on bars by finishing the regular season ranked No. 8 in the event with a 9.915 regional qualifying score … Captured 15 individual titles this season – 12 on bars and three on vault – and won seven straight bars titles at one point … Second on the team with 15 individual titles during the season despite only competing in two events all year … Never scored below a 9.825 on bars all season and posted nine scores of 9.90 or better in the event … Recorded a perfect 10.0 on vault against Arkansas (2/15), the first perfect score of her career and the first 10 on vault for LSU since Ashleigh Clare-Kearney in 2009 … Established career highs on vault with a 10.0 and bars with a 9.95 (twice) … Her 9.95’s on bars came at Auburn (2/22) and at the NCAA Semifinal … Earned SEC Specialist of the Week vs. North Carolina State (1/4) and against Arkansas … Competed 11 times on vault and posted six scores of 9.90 or higher and never scored below a 9.85 all season … Won the bars title at the NCAA Columbus Regional (4/6) with a 9.90 and followed up by winning a share of the bars title at the NCAA Semifinal with a 9.95.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Served as a team leader throughout the season … Earned her first All-America honor by scoring a 9.875 on bars at the NCAA Championships Semifinal I (4/20), narrowly missing first team recognition by .025 … Anchored the bars lineup most of the season and only competed twice on vault and once on beam because of a foot injury … Had foot surgery after the meet at Arkansas (1/20) and only competed on bars until the final meet of the season … Ranked 24th nationally on bars with a 9.875 RQS and led the Tigers with a 9.825 season average in the event … Captured three bars title with a season-high 9.90 versus North Carolina State (3/2), at Iowa (3/9) and vs. West Virginia (3/16) … Returned to the vault lineup at the NCAA Championships for the first time since the season opener and scored a 9.775 … Became the first Tiger to score a 9.90 on bars during the season as she did it against NC State … Posted a season high of 9.85 on vault at the Cancun Classic (1/6) … Scored a 9.80 or higher in 10 of 12 bars routines.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Was outstanding in her first season as a Tiger … Earned Second-Team All-SEC and Freshman All-SEC honors by scoring a second-place 9.90 on vault at the SEC Championship (3/19) … Led the team with 12 individual titles during the season – five on bars, four on vault and three in the all-around … Competed in the all-around in 11 of 12 meets … Led the team on bars with a 9.788 average and served as the anchor of the lineup all season … Scored season highs of 9.925 on vault, 9.925 on bars, 9.875 on beam, 9.90 on floor and 39.575 in the all-around … All of her season highs except for her bars score came against Georgia (2/18) … Earned her 9.925 season high on bars versus New Hampshire (3/4) … Ranked 16th nationally on vault with a 9.890 regional qualifying score and ranked 22nd nationally on bars with a 9.870 RQS … Had her best meet of the season against Georgia when she scored a 39.575 all-around total that ranked as the sixth-highest score in the country … Her 39.575 all-around score against Georgia is also the highest all-around score by an LSU freshman since April Burkholder scored a school-record 39.875 in 2003 … Named SEC Freshman of the Week after her stellar performance against Georgia … Won three straight all-around titles against BYU (2/4), Arkansas (2/11) and Georgia … Became the first freshman to compete in the all-around in her first meet at LSU since April Burkholder in 2003 … Second on the team with a 9.838 season average on vault … Tied for fourth in school history on vault and bars with 9.925’s, joining a long list of accomplished LSU gymnasts in each event … Posted a 9.80 or higher in 30 of 46 total routines during the season, including 10 of 12 vaults and 10 of 12 bars routines.
Competed for Marcus and Jana Harlin at Elite Champion Gymnastics in Plano, Texas … Trained and competed at the International Elite level in 2005 and 2006 … Participated at the 2006 U.S. Visa Championships … Served as the captain of her high school gymnastics team at Lake Highlands High School … Decided to drop down to level 10 in 2008 and she earned the all-around and bars titles at the regional championships for Region 3 … Captured the Texas high school all-around and vault titles in 2008 … Swept first place in the all-around, bars, beam and floor at both the 2008 district and regional championships … Won the all-around titles at the 2009 Rose City Classic, 2009 WOGA Classic, 2009 Texas Prime Meet and 2009 Houston National Invitational … Repeated as all-around champion at the 2010 WOGA Classic … Is a two-time J.O. National qualifier in 2007 and 2009 … Was named the Dallas Morning News Athlete of the Year in 2008 and 2009 … Member of the National Honor Society in 2008 and 2009, the Girls Service League in 2008, the Student Council in 2008 and she received the Principal’s Sportsmanship Award at her high school in 2010.
Full name is Sarie Lynn Morrison … Born November 22, 1991 … Daughter of Tony and Tracie Morrison … Has one younger brother, Reece … Comes from an athletic family as her father played football ULM and her mother was a diver at Auburn … Majoring in sport administration.
MORRISON’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 10.000 (2-15-13 vs. Arkansas)
Bars: 9.950 (twice; Last: 4-19-13 at NCAA Championships Semifinal I)
Beam: 9.875 (2-18-11 vs. Georgia)
Floor: 9.900 (2-18-11 vs. Georgia)
All-Around: 39.575 (2-18-11 vs. Georgia)
MORRISON’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES