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No. 16 Gymnastics Hosts No. 2 Oklahoma For Senior Night

03/13/2014
Athletic Communications
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FAYETTEVILLE – The No. 16 University of Arkansas gymnastics will host No. 2 Oklahoma in Barnhill Arena on Friday, March 14, for senior night. The Razorbacks will honor seniors Katherine Grable, Shelby Salmon, Scarlett Williams and Bailee Zumwalde. The meet is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Senior All-American Grable comes into the meet as the No. 2 overall gymnast in the country after setting her season-best road score of the season at Nebraska with a 39.625 to move her Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) to a 39.600 on the season. Grable has now claimed eight all-around and floor titles this season in nine meets this season. She has a total of 11 scores of 9.95 on the floor to tie former All-American teammate and 2012 SEC Gymnast of the Year, Jaime Pisani, for scores in their career, which Grable will now have a chance to break. Pisani holds the school record on the floor of 9.975.

The Razorback seniors will be on full display during the meet, co-captain Salmon will anchor the bars lineup and compete in an exhibition on the beam. So far this season, Salmon has posted a season-best mark on the bars of 9.90 at Georgia and collected an event title. Salmon also has set a season-high on the beam of 9.80.

Senior co-captain Zumwalde will be featured in the vault and floor lineups for the Razorbacks. This season, Zumwalde set a career-best mark on the vault of 9.90 and a season-high score on the floor of 9.85.

Williams has matched her career-best vault of 9.925 when the Razorbacks hosted Auburn and tied the school record vault rotation of 49.450. Williams has also posted a seas-high 9.725 on the beam.

The Razorbacks come into the meet with a season-best score of 197.100 which the team scored at home in Barnhill Arena against Kentucky. While compared to Oklahoma which has held the highest score in the nation at one point of 198.175.

Arkansas will feature two gymnasts in the top-25 in the country in Grable at No. 2 and top-freshman in the country, Amanda Wellick, at No. 18 in the rankings. Oklahoma brings three separate gymnasts ranked in the top-25 in each of the four event.

In the event rankings, the Razorbacks are No. 13 on vault, No. 14 on bars, 10th on beam and No. 19 on the floor. Oklahoma, ranks in the top-3 on every event, including No. 1 on the beam and floor. Individually, sophomore Sydnie Dillard is No. 24 on the beam.

Fans can follow along during the meet by watching the live video stream from RazorVision available on www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com. A live blog and live stats will also be available and for in-meet updates follow the team’s Twitter account @RazorbackGYM.

For more information on Arkansas gymnastics, follow @RazorbackGYM on Twitter.

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