For You Big-Time Stats Guys | SEC Gymnastics Feb. 17

For You Big-Time Stats Guys | SEC Gymnastics Feb. 17
February 17, 2014, 3:45 pm
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For all you passionate fans, you big-time stats guys, you BTSG's. Here are some notes, nuggets and tidbits of all things college gymnastics. Impress your friends it's time to dismount!

FLORIDA

Another meet, another perfect 10. That’s what the Florida Gators have been doing this season. Junior Kytra Hunter recorded her third perfect 10 of the season as No. 1 Florida defeated No. 11 Arkansas 197.525-196.025. Hunter’s 10 came on the vault while her two previous this season came on the floor. She became the first gymnast in the nation to land a perfect score on the vault this season and became the second Gator gymnast to record 10 in two different events. Sophomore Bridget Sloan did it earlier this season as well. The defending champions now have five perfect 10s on the season. Sloan did win the all-around with a score of 39.750. That is five straight all-around wins for Sloan. The Gator record for most consecutive all-around titles is 11 by Melissa Miller in 1988. Here is a look on how dominant Florida’s scores were.

  • Scores 9.90 or higher: 9 
  • Scores 9.80 to 9.875: 12
  • Scores 9.775 and lower: 3

LSU

No. 3 LSU had its best meet ever in terms of score, but was edged out by No. 2 Oklahoma in a quad meet in Fort Worth, Texas. No. 17 Arizona and Kentucky finished third and fourth, respectively. The Tigers final score of 197.875 was better than their previous high of 197.850 that they had in a meet that also involved Oklahoma back in 2005. Junior Rheagan Courville won her fifth all-around title this season and notched a perfect 10 on the vault. Another junior, Lloimincia Hall, earned her second perfect 10 of the season on the floor and her fourth overall. The four on the floor tied April Burkholder for the most in a career by an LSU gymnast. It was the first time since 2008 that LSU recorded two perfect 10s in the same meet. Current coach Ashleigh Clare-Kearney did it on the vault and floor against Michigan State. It was the first time that two separate LSU gymnasts did it since 2004 when Burkholder and Terin Martinjak did it against Centenary. Since I did that stat with the most floor 10s in a previous article, I will look at the most career perfect 10s on the vault by an LSU gymnast.

  • Jennifer Wood – 9
  • Ashleigh Clare- Kearney – 4
  • April Burkholder – 2
  • Rheagan Courville – 2
  • Stephanie Hyett – 1
  • Sarie Morrison – 1

ALABAMA

No. 5 Alabama was barely ahead of No. 12 Auburn after two rotations, but the Crimson Tide created some distance and won 197.500-197.100 for their 108th straight victory over their in-state rival. For the team, they posted their season best scores on the beam and tied their best on the vault. Individually, senior Sarah DeMeo won the all-around with a career-high 39.500. DeMeo has been competing in the all-around all season. Prior to the season, DeMeo hadn’t competed in the all-around since midway through her freshman season. She just gets better as the season progresses. Here is the total number of 9.850 scores or above she has had in each meet this season.

  • vs. Missouri – 2
  • vs. UK/Nebraska – 1
  • vs. Arkansas – 3
  • vs. LSU – 4
  • vs. Georgia - 2
  • vs. Auburn - 3

AUBURN

No. 12 Auburn had its second best score ever, but it wasn’t enough to defeat No. 5 Alabama as the Tigers lost 197.500-197.100. On the whole, Auburn set or tied 11 personal records. Auburn was led by junior Megan Walker who shared event titles on both the bars and the beam. In all Auburn posted six scores of 9.90 or higher, highlighted by Walker’s 9.925 on beam and freshman MJ Rott’s 9.925 on the floor. Junior Bri Guy was having a great meet with a pair of 9.90s and a 9.875, but fell hard on the floor event and injured her ankle. Auburn’s highest score ever was last season against LSU back on Feb. 22. Here is a breakdown of both meets.

  • 2013 vs. LSU: Vault – 49.275, Bars – 49.275, Beam – 49.175, Floor – 49.450 (197.175)
  • 2014 vs. Alabama: Vault – 49.275, Bars – 49.375, Beam – 49.250, Floor – 49.200 (197.100)

ARKANSAS

No. 11 Arkansas recorded its sixth score of at least a 196 this season but fell short to No. 1 Florida 197.525-196.025. Five different Arkansas gymnasts set season bests in the meet. Despite finishing second in the all-around for the first time this season, senior Katherine Grable tied her season-high with a 39.575. Freshman Amanda Wellick was another star, notching three scores of over 9.80, including a career-high 9.875 on the floor. Speaking of the floor, Grable had her third straight score of 9.95 on the floor. The record for a Razorback gymnast on the floor is by Arkansas’ current Director of Gymnastics Operations, Jaime Pisani and her 9.975. Here is a list of Arkansas gymnasts who have scored a 9.95 or better on the floor and how many times they have done that.

  • Jaime Pisani – 11 times
  • Katherine Grable – 10 times
  • Rachel Barnett – 2 times
  • Casey Jo Magee – 1 time

KENTUCKY

Kentucky faced a trio of tough teams and finished fourth in a quad meet with a score of 194.850. For the second consecutive meet Kentucky had at least a 49.0 in two events. The Wildcats scored a season-high 49.050 on the bars and had the same score on the floor. Junior Kayla Hartley led the way with a career-tying score of 9.90 on the floor and sophomore Marissa Beucler matched that score on the bars. Here is the amount of times the Wildcats have scored a 49.0 or higher in each event this season.

  • Vault: 1 time
  • Bars: 1 time
  • Beam: 0 times
  • Floor: 4 times

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