Gymnastics Athletes of the Week

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SEC Gymnast of the Week 

 Sunisa Lee, Auburn

Lee, a sophomore from St. Paul, Minn., put together to nation’s best all-around performance on the season-opening weekend, scoring a 39.750 to win the all-around against No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 4 Michigan, and No. 10 UCLA at the inaugural Super 16 in Las Vegas. Highlighting Lee’s weekend was her perfect 10.0 on beam to finish first in the event, the fourth 10.0 on beam in her career. She kicked off the meet with a 9.95 on bars to finish in a tie for third overall and added a pair of 9.9s on vault and floor. Her performance on vault helped the Tigers finish with a 49.500 in the event, tying a program record. Lee also helped Auburn post a team score of 197.350, a program record in a season opener and is the fifth-best score in the country this season.

SEC Specialist of the Week 

 Trinity Thomas, Florida

Thomas, a graduate student from York, Pa., won or shared a win for each of the three events she competed in the season-opening quad meet against Ball State, Lindenwood and West Virginia. Thomas recorded the nation’s first 10.0 in any event this season with her fourth beam 10.0 of her career. It was her seventh 10.0 in the last five meets for the Gators. She also placed first on vault with a 9.925 and tied for first on bars with a 9.95. Thomas now has 21 career 10.0s, tying her at sixth place among the nation’s 10.0 leaders.

SEC Freshman of the Week

 Kayla DiCello, Florida

DiCello, a freshman from Boyds, Md., won the all-around in the quad meet against Ball State, Lindenwood and West Virginia with a top score of 39.475. DiCello’s score was the highest all-around mark among SEC freshmen, second among nation’s freshmen and tied for nation’s 10th highest for the opening weekend. She is now one of seven Gators to win the all-around in their first meet since 1986. DiCello tied with Trinity Thomas (2019) for Florida’s top all-around in the first collegiate meet. She shared second place on balance beam with teammate Ellie Lazzari at 9.90, and also captured third place on bars (9.925) and floor (9.875).

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