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Amanda Wellick
Amanda Wellick

Amanda Wellick

AA | Senior | 5-6 | Wheaton, Ill. | Legacy Elite Gymnastics

#RazorFacts

  • NACGC/W Postseason Second Team AA All-American (2016)
  • NACGC/W Regular Season Second Team VT All-American (2015, 2016)
  • Qualified for NCAA Nationals as an individual (2014, 2016)
  • All-SEC Team (2015, 2016)
  • SEC Co-Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 20, 2015)
  • SEC Freshman of the Year (2014)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (March 11, 2014)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016)
  • Team’s Most Outstanding Award (2016)
  • HOGSPY Play of the Year – vs. Kentucky (2016)
  • Won 30 Career Event Titles (10 VT, 1 UB, 3 BB, 6 FX, 10 AA)

Personal Bests
V: 9.950, 2x, last Home Tri Meet, Feb. 13, 2015
UB: 9.900, 2x, last vs. Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2016
BB: 9.900, 3x, last vs. Utah State, March 11, 2016
FX: 9.950, 2x, last vs. Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2016
AA: 39.600, vs. Kentucky, Feb. 26, 2016

As A Senior (2017)
Selected as one of the Arkansas athletic program’s six Red Tie honorees for 2017… Won the vault title (9.900) and placed second in the all-around (39.300) against UCLA on Jan. 7… Suffered a lower leg injury in pre-meet warmups against Missouri on Jan. 13.

As A Junior (2016)
Earned All-SEC Team honors with a 9.875 on floor exercise at the SEC Championship … Competed in NCAA Nationals as an individual after qualifying with 39.35 all-around score at NCAA Regionals on April 2 … Earned NACGC/W Postseason Second Team All-American in all-around with 39.3 at NCAA Nationals, competing alongside No. 5 Utah … Earned NACGC/W Regular Season Second Team All-American on vault with an RQS of 9.9 … Led team with nine event titles and five all-around titles … Competed in all 13 vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise lineups … Won vault (9.9) and balance beam (9.85) event titles vs. Auburn on Jan. 29 … Won vault (9.9) and balance beam (9.875) event titles at Maryland on Feb. 19 … Won vault (9.825) and balance beam (9.9) event titles vs. Utah State on March 11 … Won vault event title with 9.9 at Alabama on Jan. 22 … Won floor exercise event titles with 9.9 vs. Georgia on Jan. 15 and 9.95 vs. Kentucky on Feb. 26 … Won five all-around titles … Tied career highs on uneven bars (9.9) and floor exercise (9.95), while setting a career high on balance beam (9.9) vs. Kentucky en route to a career high (39.6) score in all-around … Finished regular season 19th nationally, and eighth in the SEC, in all-around with an RQS of 39.39 … Finished the season with 10 consecutive 39.3-plus all-around scores … One of seven all-arounders in the nation, including one of three in the SEC, with 11-plus scores of 39.3 or better … Had 13 routines with a score of 9.9 or better … Vault score counted towards team total in all 13 performances, all of which led the team … Led team with four vault event titles … Opened the season with 10 consecutive vault scores of 9.85 or better … Had 23 consecutive vault scores of 9.85 or better from April 5, 2014 to March 4, 2016 … Had 12-of-14 vault scores of 9.85 or better … Had season high of 9.9 on vault six times … Led team with 9.868 average on vault … Finished regular season t-12th nationally, and t-ninth in the SEC, on vault with an RQS of 9.9 … Uneven bars score counted towards team total in 11-of-13 performances … Had 10-of-14 uneven bars scores of 9.8 or better … Balance beam score counted towards team total in all 13 performances … Led team with three balance beam event titles … Had career high of 9.9 on balance beam three times … Had 10-of-14 balance beam scores of 9.825 or better … Led team with 9.83 average on balance beam … Floor exercise score counted towards team total in all 13 performances … Led team with two floor exercise event titles … Had 11-of-14 floor exercise scores of 9.825 or better … Led team with 9.844 average on floor exercise … Had three uneven bars scores, eight balance beam scores and seven floor exercise scores lead the team.

As A Sophomore (2015)
NACGA Second-Team Regular-Season All-American on the vault … All-SEC selection … SEC Co-Gymnast of the Week for Jan. 20 … One of two gymnasts to compete in the all-around in every meet … Finished the year ranked in the top 25 nationally on the vault (14th), all-around (18th) and floor exercise (23rd) … Team-leading 14 event titles … Won five vault titles (No. 6 Alabama, at No. 19 Auburn, Tri-Meet, at No. 24 Kentucky, No. 23 Missouri) … Captured five all-around titles (at No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 6 Alabama, Tri-Meet, at No. 24 Kentucky, at No. 10 Georgia) … Collected four floor exercise titles (No. 6 Alabama, at No. 19 Auburn, Tri-Meet, No. 23 Missouri) … Won multiple event titles in five meets (No. 6 Alabama; 3, at No. 19 Auburn; 2, Tri-Meet; 3, at No. 24 Kentucky; 2, No. 23 Missouri; 2) … Set a career-best score on three events (V, FX, AA) … Ended the year by scoring a 9.9-or-higher in eight-straight vault routines … Sealed a come-from-behind victory over the Crimson Tide as she scored a career-best 9.950 from the anchor slot of the floor exercise rotation … Her 9.950 on the floor against Alabama capped off the program’s best floor exercise rotation, as they scored a program-best 49.600 … Set a new career-best of 9.950 on the vault against Alabama and matched it at the tri-meet against Illinois State and Southeast Missouri … Collected a season-best 9.825 on the uneven bars three times (No. 6 Alabama, Metroplex Challenge, at No. 10 Georgia) … Posted a season-best 9.850 on the balance beam at No. 24 Kentucky … Scored a career-best 39.500 in the all-around at No. 10 Georgia … Finished first on the vault in the afternoon session of the SEC Championship to earn All-SEC honors … Finished in a tie for fifth on the vault at the NCAA Morgantown Regional with a 9.925 to help Arkansas post its highest vault rotation score at a NCAA Regional Meet (49.375) … Counted on 43 of her 48 routines … Scored a 9.9-or-higher on 10 vault and five floor routines … Averaged a team-best in the all-around (39.142), the vault (9.910) and the floor exercise (9.800) … Averaged a 9.708 on the bars and a 9.654 on the beam.

As A Freshman (2014)
SEC Freshman of the Year … SEC Freshman of the Week for the week of Mar. 11 … Scored a 39.300 in the first meet of her career … One of two Razorbacks to qualify for the NCAA Championships … Competed in 13 meets … Set season-best marks of 9.90 in the vault, bars and floor … Scored a personal-best 39.450 in the all-around, which was the second-high mark in the NCAA for a freshman until the NCAA Championships … Top-freshman in the country for the majority of the season and became the first Razorback to win the SEC Freshman of the Year … Counted for 100 percent of her vault and bars scores … Counted in 11 of her 12 routines on the beam and floor.

Prior to Arkansas

Club
Competed for Legacy Elite Gymnastics, same as Michaela Burton … A three-time floor exercise state champion … Four-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier … Three-time Region 5 All-State team selection … A state champ in the all-around and uneven bars as a freshman … Won five titles as a sophomore, and defended her title on the floor as a junior … Finished first in the uneven bars, floor exercise, and all-around as a senior at the state championship … Won the all-around, vault and beam at the Gliders Invitational … Finished first in bars, floor and all-around at the Fun in the Sun meet … Placed 18th nationally in the all-around and posted top-10 finishes in the vault and floor … Won the all-around and all four events at the state meet … Won bars and floor at the Bravo Classic and the all-around and bars at the CGA Coaches Spectacular.

High School
Attended Wheaton Warrenville South High School.

Personal
Born on Sept. 8, 1994 … Daughter of Mark and Kristine Wellick … Older sister, Jessica, was a collegiate swimmer at Michigan State … Majoring in business (Marketing) with a minor in sports management.

2017 Performances

  VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
AVERAGE9.9009.8259.7259.85039.300
Jan. 7at UCLA9.9009.8259.7259.85039.300
Jan. 13MissouriDNP
Jan. 20at GeorgiaDNP
Jan. 27AlabamaDNP
Feb. 3at AuburnDNP
Feb. 10LSUDNP
Feb. 17FloridaDNP
Feb. 25at Michigan StateDNP
Mar. 3at KentuckyDNP
Mar. 10San Jose State, CentenaryDNP
Mar. 18SEC ChampionshipDNP
Apr. 1NCAA RegionalDNP

2016 Performances

  VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
AVERAGE9.8689.7699.839.84439.311
Jan. 2Cancun Classic9.99.859.79.8539.3
Jan. 15Georgia9.859.69.89.939.15
Jan. 17Oklahoma9.99.859.79.67539.125
Jan. 22at Alabama9.99.2759.99.87538.95
Jan. 29Auburn9.99.859.859.939.5
Feb. 5at LSU9.859.8259.859.82539.35
Feb. 12at Florida9.99.89.8259.839.325
Feb. 19at Maryland9.99.7759.8759.82539.375
Feb. 26Kentucky9.859.99.99.9539.6
Mar. 4at Missouri9.8759.8259.8259.8539.375
Mar. 11Utah State9.8259.89.99.82539.35
Mar. 19SEC Championship9.859.89.7759.87539.3
Apr. 2at NCAA Regionals9.8759.7759.859.8539.35
Apr. 15NCAA Nationals (Individual)9.7759.83759.8759.812539.3

2015 Performances

  VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
AVERAGE9.919.79.659.8839.14
Jan. 9at Oklahoma9.859.2759.89.87538.8
Jan. 16Alabama9.959.8259.759.9539.475
Jan. 23at Auburn9.99.89.79.939.3
Jan. 31Metroplex Challenge9.8759.8259.7759.87539.35
Feb. 6Florida9.9259.7759.2259.87538.8
Feb. 13Home Tri Meet9.959.89.759.92539.425
Feb. 20at Kentucky9.9259.89.859.839.375
Feb. 27Missouri9.9259.1259.29.938.15
Mar. 7at Georgia9.99.8259.8759.939.5
Mar. 13UCLA9.99.7759.8259.87539.375
Mar. 21SEC Championship9.99.7759.79.8539.225
Apr. 4at NCAA Regionals9.9259.7759.49.82538.925

2014 Performances

  VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
AVERAGE9.859.79.749.8139.17
Jan. 10Home Tri Meet9.7759.8759.8259.82539.3
Jan. 17at Missouri9.859.759.6759.77539.05
Jan. 24at Alabama9.8759.89.8259.839.3
Jan. 31Auburn9.99.259.859.82538.825
Feb. 7LSU9.859.79.7259.82539.1
Feb. 14at Florida9.859.7759.89.87539.3
Feb. 21Kentucky9.8759.8259.8759.87539.45
Mar. 1at Georgia9.859.8259.7759.839.25
Mar. 8at Nebraska9.8759.89.8759.839.35
Mar. 14Oklahoma9.8759.8259.3259.938.925
Mar. 22SEC Championship9.759.1
Apr. 5NCAA Regionals9.99.99.69.639

Career Event Titles

 VaultBarsBeamFloorAA
A. Wellick913610

What do you love most about gymnastics? Every day of gymnastics presents itself with a different challenge. To come out with the feeling of accomplishing a goal or overcoming obstacles is why I love it.

What was the best moment of your athletic career? In the 2015 season, beating Alabama at home in Barnhill Arena.

What keeps you motivated in and out of the gym? My team keeps motivated in the gym. I want to be the best I can be for them, so having their support keeps me going.

Why did you choose to come to Arkansas? I fell in love with the campus and its atmosphere. There was a spot on campus where I just looked around at the view and instantly fell in love and I knew that Arkansas was where I wanted to go.

What’s the best thing about being a Gymback? People see us as underdogs, and I love being able to shock people and show them who we really are. Also we’re the only team with a different and cool Gymback call.

What’s the team’s goal this season? Compete in the night session of SEC’s in Little Rock and then qualify for Super Six.

What’s your favorite event? I love performing floor in competitions.

If you could play any other sport, what would it be? I never tried any other sport while growing up, but I think I would run track or play soccer.

Who had the biggest influence in your athletics or in your life? My parents were my biggest supporters throughout my athletic career.

Who’s your favorite athlete? My favorite gymnastics athletes growing up were Nastia Luikin and Alicia Sacramone.

What’s your favorite healthy food? Grilled asparagus and steak.

What’s your favorite unhealthy food? Ice cream.

What’s your favorite movie? The Blind Side.

What’s your favorite TV show? Grey’s Anatomy.

What do you like to do in your free time? Go on adventures, drive around or go to other Razorback sporting events.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Australia.

Who’s your favorite song? This by Darius Rucker.

What’s your favorite book? The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews.

Can you play any instruments or have any other hidden talents? I can solve a Rubik’s Cube.

Do you have any superstitions? There are certain socks that I have to wear for meets and I have to put my bag in certain places during competition.

What reality show would you like to be on?

Teen Mom (Just kidding!)… Cops (Kidding again!)… Survivor (Not kidding).

What celebrity would you most like to meet? Sandra Bullock.

If someone walked into your dorm room, what’s the first thing they would notice? My dog, Oreo.

What’s the best advice you have ever received? My mom shared Mother Teresa’s “Do It Anyway” poem, which I really like.