LSU gymnast Sarah Finnegan has added yet another honor to a list that includes 23 All-American honors and an individual national championship — the recently graduated gymnast has been named as the university’s nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
The award is focused on four pillars, which includes academics, athletics, service and leadership. LSU volunteer coach Ashleigh Clare-Kearney won the award in 2009 and Ashleigh Gnat was also the school’s nominee in 2017.
“Sarah Finnegan exemplifies everything this award honors,” head coach D-D Breaux said. “Her accolades in the gym speak for itself, but it’s the impact she has left on this program and in this community that mean the most to me. There are so many great student-athletes on this campus and, I am proud that we can honor Sarah with this nomination.”
In the honor, let’s remember the time she dropped the mic with a Perfect 10 floor exercise to clinch the SEC title.
On a less happy note, it also appears that the Finnegans are having some adversity, namely pancreatic cancer, per this tweet from Sarah on June 20. Join us all in sending up some prayers for her father and family.