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Tigers Sweep SEC Gym Honors Again

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Sarah Finnegan wins Gymnast of the Week for a sixth time, and McKenna Kelley adds her own award.

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Yup, Sarah Finnegan did it again, earning her SIXTH SEC Gymnast of the Week honor, and her teammate McKenna Kelley gave the Tigers their second Specialist of the Week in a row as well:

Finnegan was named the SEC Gymnast of the Week for the sixth time in 2019 after scoring a career-high 39.800 to seal her 10th all-around win in 11 meets. The Lee’s Summit, Missouri, native posted the highest score in the SEC and second-highest in the nation against the Beavers.

The reigning SEC Gymnast of the Year became the fourth gymnast in school history to score a 39.800 or higher in the all-around. Finnegan joined Rheagan Courville as the only gymnast in school history to achieve the feat in a meet without scoring a 10.

Finnegan pushed her career beam titles to 23 and is now one away from tying Burkholder for the most in school history. The AAI award nominee owns 34 titles this season, which is third in school history for a single season.

Kelley, the SEC Specialist of the Week, anchored the Tigers’ outstanding performance on Friday night with the first perfect score of her career. The 10.0 marked the 25th in school history on floor. The Houston, Texas, native was the final performer of the Tigers’ 49.675 fourth rotation for a season high.

So how about one of Finnegan’s THREE 9.975 scores from the weekend:

Floor

Beam

or Bars

Or McKenna Kelley’s first career 10 on the Floor: