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Finnegan Named SEC Gymnast of the Week

Brandon Berrio
Brandon Berrio
Assistant Communications Director

BATON ROUGE – For the first time in her career, LSU junior Sarah Finnegan has been named the Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Finnegan posted the nation’s top all-around score and a career high of 39.650 in the Tigers’ win over No. 19 Arkansas in the season opener. Finnegan finished with a score of 9.875 on vault to begin the night.

The reigning NCAA bars champion tied her career high on the event with a 9.95 in the anchor spot. In the second half of the meet, Finnegan posted a 9.925 on beam to take the title and finished second on floor with a 9.90.

As a team, the Tigers posted a score of 197.150 for the highest in the country after one week of competition. LSU travels for the first time in 2018 on Friday when the squad takes on Florida at 6 p.m. CT on the SEC Network.

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