FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Four University of Arkansas gymnasts were selected for 2013 Gymnastics Southeastern Conference Awards. Katherine Grable and Kelci Lewis were named to the All-SEC team, while Keara Glover and Sydnie Dillard were selected to the SEC All-Freshman team. The Razorbacks’ four SEC selections represent the largest single-season collection in program history.
“It is great to have four selections to the All-SEC Team,” co-head coach René Lyst said. “It is great to have Kelci as a senior finish up her career in such a strong manner to be recognized. Also Katherine for her to have multiple honors is great for not only her but for the program. It is especially nice for the freshman to be recognized after their first SEC Championship, it just shows how much they have contributed this season as well as how hard they have worked.”
Grable earned All-SEC for the second time in her career, for her performances at the SEC Championship by winning the vault, floor and all-around competitions in the Razorbacks’ session. Grable won the all-around competition with a 39.375, the vault with a 9.875 and the floor with a 9.925.
This is the first All-SEC honor for Lewis. She recorded a 9.90 on the floor competition to finish second in the session at the SEC Championship. Lewis was also named to the SEC Community Service team for the second consecutive year earlier this season.
Glover and Dillard are just the second and third Razorback gymnasts to earn All-SEC accolades their freshman season joining Grable in 2011. Glover went first-up on the bars competition in the Razorbacks session and posted a 9.80 which would be good enough for second-place for the session. Dillard, on the beam, recorded a 9.875 during the session to earn her a second-place finish for the event as well.
The Razorbacks will return to action on Saturday, April 6th, in Corvallis, Ore., for the Corvallis NCAA Regional. The meet is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. central.