12/20 - 7:00 PM
WBB vs Tennessee Tech
12/28 - 2:00 PM
WBB vs Mississippi Valley State
01/02 - 7:00 PM
WBB vs SOUTH CAROLINA
01/05 - 2:00 PM
WBB at MISSOURI
01/09 - 6:00 PM
WBB at FLORIDA
01/12 - 2:00 PM
WBB vs MISSISSIPPI STATE
01/16 - 6:00 PM
WBB at GEORGIA
01/19 - 2:00 PM
WBB vs OLE MISS
01/26 - 12:00 PM
WBB at KENTUCKY
01/30 - 6:00 PM
WBB at TENNESSEE
02/02 - 2:00 PM
WBB vs AUBURN
02/06 - 7:00 PM
WBB vs FLORIDA
02/09 - 1:00 PM
WBB at SOUTH CAROLINA
02/13 - 7:00 PM
WBB vs ALABAMA
02/20 - 7:00 PM
WBB vs VANDERBILT
Los Angeles – Junior Katherine Grable earns two All-America honors as the No. 11 Razorbacks posted the fifth-best score at an NCAA Championship with a 196.150 to finish 10th in the nation.
Grable tied for first-place overall on the floor to end the meet and earn first-team All-America honors. She finished with a 39.475 in the all-around competition to earn her second first-team All-America honors for the meet.
Seniors Amy Borsellino, Kelci Lewis and Jordan Salsberg competed for the last time as a Razorback while helping their team reach the NCAA Championship meet for the sixth-straight year. Borsellino scored a 38.500 in the all-around, while Lewis scored a 9.825 on the floor to help the Razorbacks finish 10th nationally.
Arkansas finished sixth in Semifinal II behind Alabama with a 197.350, Michigan with a 196.850, UCLA with a 197.200, Oklahoma with a 197.200 and Utah with a 196.200.
“We had a pretty good meet tonight,” co-head coach Mark Cook said. “We started out a little slow on the vault and the bars, but we did not have to count any falls or mistakes. Then to finish on the floor as strong as we did is really good for our team.”
The Razorbacks would start on the vault in the first rotation with a 48.975. Grable and Heather Elswick would pace the Razorbacks with a pair of 9.85’s, followed by Borsellino with a 9.80. Zumwalde added a 9.775 for the event as well.
At the halfway point, Alabama and Oklahoma would lead the meet with a 98.550 each, followed by UCLA with a 98.525, Utah 98.500, Michigan 98.175 and Arkansas with a 97.875.
On the beam, the Razorbacks posted a 49.000, which is good for the fourth-best beam score at an NCAA Championship. Freshman Sydnie Dillard led the Razorbacks with a 9.825, followed by three 9.80’s from Grable, Glover and Borsellino.
In the last rotation, the floor, Grable anchored the Razorbacks with a 9.95, followed by a 9.85 by Dillard. Next up was a trio of 9.825’s by Borsellino, Lewis and Zumwalde.
“We had a really good meet and I’m really proud of our seniors,” junior All-American Katherine Grable said. “I didn’t start out the meet as well as I would have liked to, but I really settled in and hit my floor routine to finish off the meet.”
Grable will return on Sunday, April 21st, to compete in the individual finals to vie for a national title on the floor beginning at 3 p.m. CST.
For more information regarding Razorback gymnastics or University of Arkansas Athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Fans can also keep up with Arkansas gymnastics through the team’s sport-specific RazorbackGYM Facebook and Twitter pages.
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April 19, 2013
Los Angeles, Calif.
Team Vault Bars Beam Floor Total
Alabama 49.350 49.275 49.275 49.450 197.350
Oklahoma 49.275 49.500 49.150 49.275 197.200
UCLA 49.500 49.175 49.075 49.450 197.200
Michigan 49.275 49.400 48.775 49.400 196.850
Utah 49.200 49.475 48.225 49.300 196.200
Arkansas 48.975 48.900 49.000 49.275 196.150
Amy Borsellino 9.80, Bailee Zumwalde 9.775, Kelci Lewis 9.70, Heather Elswick 9.85, Katherine Grable 9.85, Erin Freier 9.70
Keara Glover 9.80, Katherine Grable 9.875, Erin Freier 9.85, Amy Borsellino 9.075, Shelby Salmon 9.80, Jordan Salsberg 9.575
Katherine Grable 9.80, Shelby Salmon 9.75, Keara Glover 9.80, Amy Borsellino 9.80, Sydnie Dillard 9.825, Erin Freier 9.775
Bailee Zumwalde 9.825, Heather Elswick 9.625, Sydnie Dillard 9.75, Kelci Lewis 9.825, Amy Borsellino 9.825, Katherine Grable 9.95