Katherine Grable

by UA Sports Information  on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 9:20 am  

This story is from the archives of ArkansasSports360.com.

After setting a school record with an all-around score of 39.725 to lead the Arkansas gymnastics team to a school-record 197.225 team score last week, sophomore All-American Katherine Grable has been named Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Week for the second time this year.

Arkansas beat No. 25 LSU on Friday, 197.225-196.325, in front of a school-record crowd of 5,537 in Barnhill Arena. Grable's performance helped the Razorbacks jump from No. 3 in the GymInfo national rankings to their first No. 1 ranking this week.

Grable's all-around total included a 9.95 on vault, 9.90 on bars, 9.925 on beam and 9.95 on floor.

The 5-0 sophomore from Oshkosh, Wis., won vault, beam, floor and all-around titles, tying teammate Jaime Pisani for floor honors. 

Grable's 9.95 on floor also ties Pisani for the school record, her 9.95 on vault ties for second-best, her 9.925 on beam ties for fifth-best and the 9.90 on bars ties for ninth-best.

 

Grable, a first-team All-American on floor and a second-teamer on vault last year, won nine individual event titles last year. She already has eight this year.

The first Arkansas freshman to earn first-team All-American honors last year, Grable is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation in the all-around, tied for No. 2 on beam, No. 3 on floor and No. 12 on vault.

Grable was earlier named SEC Gymnast of the Week on Jan. 9 after helping the Razorbacks open the season by winning the five-team Cancun Classic over four other teams ranked in the top 25. Grable won all-around and beam titles in that meet.

 

 

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