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Kelci Lewis
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Collinsville, Okla.
High School: Collinsville
Club: ConocoPhillips Gymnastics
Experience: 3 Letters
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Kelci Lewis
Courtesy: Robby Edwards, Athletic Media Relations
Release: 10/19/2012

AS A JUNIOR (2012)
Kelci Lewis was a mainstay in the floor and vault lineup, helping the Razorbacks advance out of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional to the NCAA Championship for the fifth straight year and into the Super Six for the second time in four years.

Lewis had a career-high 9.90 vault in the Super Six, helping Arkansas tie the school record with a 49.45 event score. Lewis also set career highs during the season with a 9.90 on floor against No. 5 Oklahoma and 9.75 on beam against No. 13 Auburn.

In the NCAA Championship Session II semifinal, she had a 9.85 vault and a 9.75 floor as Arkansas earned a spot in the Super Six with the second-best score in school history (197.15). She also had 9.85 vaults at No. 6 Georgia and in the season-opening Cancun Classic, helping Arkansas win the meet over No. 12 LSU, No. 17 Auburn, No. 19 Arizona and No. 25 Iowa.

Lewis had a 9.875 vault in the home win over No. 25 LSU when the Razorbacks set a school record with a 197.225 in front of a school-record crowd of 5,537.

She placed fourth on vault in the home win over Auburn, third on floor with a career-high of 9.90 against OU and fourth on floor against Nebraska.

Lewis, who is a member of UA's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, earned National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women Academic All-Scholar and SEC Academic Honor Roll honors. She was also named to the SEC Community Service Team, and named to UA's Athletic Director's List and to the Honor Roll.

Lewis earned All-America honors by scoring a 9.85 on floor to tie for eighth at the NCAA Championship Session I semifinal. A second-team All-American, Lewis helped Arkansas win the NCAA North Central Regional and tie for ninth in the nation for the third top 10 finish in program history.

Lewis was in the floor lineup for all 14 meets and in the vault lineup eight times with five top five finishes on floor and three on vault.

Lewis tied for fifth on floor with a 9.80 in the win over No. 4 Georgia, which was Arkansas' first victory over the Gym'Dogs, and in the win over No. 1 Florida, which gave Arkansas a share of the SEC regular-season title.  She had career-high tying scores of 9.85 on vault and 9.875 on floor in the win at No. 45 Illinois-Chicago, finishing third on floor and tying for fourth on vault.

In the postseason, Lewis ended the year with a 9.80 at the SEC Championship, helping Arkansas to a program-best fourth-place finish; a 9.80 in the NCAA NC Regional, with a second win over No. 1 Florida; and a 9.85 at the NCAA Championship to earn second-team All-America honors. 

Lewis was named the team's co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year with Genny Salvatore, was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and earned NACGC/W Academic All-Scholar honors. Lewis was also a member of the UA's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Lewis competed on vault and floor in all 14 competitions, on bars in eight, on beam in three and in the all-around twice. Her scores counted for the team 14 times on floor, 12 times on vault, three times on bars and once on beam.

Lewis had six top five finishes on floor and two on vault. Additionally, in the win at Washington, she was third in the all-around (38.950), third on floor (9.85) and tied for fourth on vault (9.80). She was fourth in the all-around in the tie with No. 11 LSU with a season-high 39.050.   

She had a season-high 9.85 vault four times, including against No. 2 Oklahoma, in the NCAA Championship Session II semifinal to tie for 16th and in the NCAA West Regional at UCLA. Lewis had a season-best 9.875 floor against No. 40 Pittsburgh and at No. 22 Minnesota to help the Razorbacks set a school record for a regular season road meet with a team total of 196.925.

Outside the gym, she posted a perfect 4.0 grade point average and earned NACGC/W Academic All-Scholar honors, helping Arkansas lead the SEC and rank No. 16 in the nation with a team GPA of 3.4369.

A three-year level 10 gymnast, Lewis posted career bests of 9.95 on vault, 9.70 on bars and beam, 9.80 on floor and 38.4 as an all-arounder.

The Collinsville, Okla., native won her freshman, sophomore and senior state titles in 2006, 2007 and 2009, respectively. As a freshman, she was third in regionals and sixth at J.O. Nationals. As a sophomore, she was first at regionals and a J.O. national qualifier. As a senior, she was not able to compete at regionals or nationals due to academic obligations after being named valedictorian of her high school class.

Lewis was a member of the Collinsville High School band, color guard and winter guard. She graduated from CHS with a 4.0 grade point average and was the valedictorian of her class.

Kelci Lynn Lewis is the youngest of two children to Ron and Gina Lewis. Her older brother, Saxon, attends UNLV on a music scholarship. She was born in Fort Smith, Ark. Lewis is majoring in kinesiology.

Career Highs
Vault 9.90 at Super Six 2012*
Bars 9.775 #16 Auburn 2010
Beam 9.75 #13 Auburn 2012
Floor 9.90 #5 Oklahoma 2012
AA 39.075 at Washington 2010
* Most Recent

Season Highs (2012)
Vault 9.90 at Super Six
Beam 9.75 #13 Auburn
Floor 9.90 #5 Oklahoma

SEC Community Service Team 2012
SEC Academic Honor Roll 2012
All-American (2nd team) 2011 (FX)
NACGC/W Academic Team 2012
NACGC/W Academic Team 2011
NACGC/W Academic Team 2010

Team Awards
Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year 2011
Emerging Razorback Leadership Academy 2010-11
Dana McQuillin Coaches Award 2010

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