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UF Gymnastics: Pair of Gators Claim SEC Weekly Honors

Her first collegiate all-around win earned Megan Skaggs (above) the Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Week award. In addition, Gator junior Savannah Schoenherr is the SEC Specialist Gymnast of the Week after setting her collegiate vault best.
Photo By: Hannah White

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY MARY HOWARD

Collegiate bests in No. 1 Florida’s win at No. 8 Arkansas earn Gator gymnasts Savannah Schoenherr and Megan Skaggs weekly Southeastern Conference gymnastics awards

Savannah Schoenherr is the SEC Specialist of the Week. This is Schoenherr’s first such honor of her Gator career and the third consecutive for the Florida program. Fellow Gator junior Nya Reed claimed the opening two SEC Specialist of the Week honors.

Megan Skaggs claims her first SEC Gymnast of the Week honor after picking up her first all-around title. This is Skaggs’ first SEC Gymnast of the Week honor and the second for UF, as teammate Trinity Thomas was the season’s first recipient.

Savannah Schoenherr – SEC Specialist of the Week:

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  *   Competed in two events at No. 8 Arkansas.
  *   Vault – 9.95 set collegiate best. Win was third of career and first since 2019 NCAA Regional. Previous vault best of 9.90 achieved seven times.
  *   Also posted season bars best of 9.85
  *   Top vault mark among SEC competitors last Friday
  *   Five of last six vaults (dating back to 2020) earned 9.875 or better
  *   No. T11 in nation for vault (9.883 average)

Megan Skaggs – SEC Gymnast of the Week:

  *   Won all-around (39.50) and balance beam (9.95) at No. 8 Arkansas
  *   All-around total led all SEC competitors for Week 3 and shares the nation’s No. 3 total among last weekend’s all-around competitors. It stands No. T-12 among 2021 all-around totals.
  *   Balance beam mark equals collegiate best set in 2019
  *   First collegiate all-around win; third balance beam win and first since 2019 SEC Championship. Shared top beam mark among SEC competitors on Jan. 22.
  *   First all-around and balance beam lineup appearance since 2019 NCAA Regional

UP NEXT FOR THE GATORS:
Five consecutive Gator appearances on Friday Night Heights begins with No. 24 Missouri.

When:                    Friday, Jan. 29 at 6:45 p.m. ET
Venue:                   Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center
TV:                          Live on SEC Network with Olympians John Roethlisberger and Alicia Sacramone Quinn calling the action
Video:                    SEC Network +
Tickets:                 Sold out