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Wellick Named SEC Freshman Of The Week

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Wellick Named SEC Freshman Of The Week

FAYETTEVILLE — Freshman Amanda Wellick has been named the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Freshman of the Week for her efforts to help the Razorbacks upset No. 9 Nebraska in Lincoln over the weekend. Wellick, a native of Wheaton Ill., finished second in the all-around competition to All-American teammate Katherine Grable by scoring a 39.350. She placed ahead of three Nebraska all-arounders, including the No. 14 overall gymnast in Jessie DeZiel. Wellick moved up a spot in the rankings to be No. 18 in the nation and she still holds the top score by a freshman in the country at 39.450 and she has remained as the top-freshman in the country since the beginning of the season. Wellick tied her career-best mark on the beam of 9.875 and scored her fifth all-around score of 39.30 or better. Wellick and the Razorbacks return home to Barnhill Arena on Friday, March 14, for senior night against Oklahoma at 7 p.m. Arkansas will honor seniors Katherine Grable, Shelby Salmon, Scarlett Williams and Bailee Zumwalde. For more information on Arkansas gymnastics, follow @RazorbackGYM on Twitter.



Sports Category : Gymnastics (W)