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Gymnastics Celebrates season with banquet

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Gymnastics Celebrates season with banquet

FAYETTEVILLE —The University of Arkansas gymnastics team celebrated its 2013 season with its annual team banquet on Sunday.

The Razorbacks went 12-18-1 and finished tenth in the nation. Arkansas has three top 10 finishes in a row and has finished in the top 15 nine consecutive seasons.

Junior All-American Katherine Grable was named the team’s Most Outstanding Gymnast. Freshman All-SEC member Sydnie Dillard was named the Most Outstanding Newcomer as well as the Dana McQuillin Coaches Award.

Senior All-American Kelci Lewis received two awards at the banquet. Lewis received the Scholastic Award as well as the Most Improved Gymnast award.

Juniors Bailee Zumwalde and Shelby Salmon received awards as well. Zumwalde was honored with the Gymback Spirit Award while Salmon received the Katie Hardman Gymback Pride Award.

Grable is a third-year All-American. She earned first-team honors on floor and tied for sixth in the nation, and was a first-team All-American in the all-around. She earned second-team All-American honors for her performances during the regular season on the floor and all-around. Grable lead the team with 19 individual event title..

Arkansas posted its highest score at the SEC Championship, finished second at the Corvallis NCAA Regional and finished sixth in the NCAA Championship Session II Seminal.

The Razorbacks have earned a spot in an NCAA Regional 10 straight years, every year of the program except the first, and advanced to the NCAA Championship seven times, all in the last nine years.



Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)