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Pisani earns SEC honor

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Pisani earns SEC honor

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas freshman Jaime Pisani earned SEC Freshman Gymnast of the Week the league office announced Tuesday. It is the second weekly honor for Pisani and the third of the year for the Razorbacks. “Jaime is doing awesome,” said Arkansas co-head coach René Cook. “It’s exciting to see her recognized for her hard work, especially after the Kentucky meet. She did an outstanding job of staying focused and really came through on beam when it was tough. She is maturing with each meet and is a lot of fun to watch.” Pisani, a Ringwood, N.J., native, won her first career all-around title leading No. 7 Arkansas to win at Kentucky last week. Pisani posted a 39.325, her second-best all-around total of the year, for the win. Pisani won the individual vault title with her second-best season score of 9.90. She tied for third on bars with 9.825, and was second on both the beam with a 9.725 and the floor with a 9.875. This year, the first-year gymnast has won a share of seven individual titles, finally unseating junior All-American Casey Jo Magee for the all-around crown this week. Magee had won a school record five consecutive titles heading into the meet at Kentucky. Pisani became the first Razorback gymnast honored this year earning the same award two weeks ago. Magee followed up earning SEC Gymnast of the Week after a big win over No. 9 Alabama the following week. This is the first time in program history the Razorbacks have won multiple weekly honors in a season. The Razorbacks are in the midst of one of the best seasons in program history, ranked as high as a tie for third in the nation this year. Arkansas travels to No. 6 Auburn Friday for what could shape up to be one of the closest meets of the year. Arkansas returns home hosting No. 3 Georgia, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. For more information about Arkansas gymnastics please log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)