FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 8-ranked Alabama gymnastics team beat No. 22 Arkansas, 196.700-195.800, in Fayetteville, Friday night.
The victory also maintains the Crimson Tide’s win streak on the road this season, with three-straight wins over SEC competition.
The Crimson Tide (8-2, 3-1 SEC) once again swept the individual titles. Lexi Graber won the all-around with a 39.375. She also took top honors on the vault (9.950) and balance beam (9.900), matching her career-best mark on vault. Shea Mahoney won the floor exercise with a career-best 9.900, while Emily Gaskins won the uneven bars with a career-best score of her own, going 9.925.
Opening on the uneven bars, Alabama finished the rotation with a trio of 9.875-plus scores, capped by Gaskins winning 9.925, leading the Tide to a 49.225 team score. Mahoney and Kylie Dickson both scored 9.875s.
Graber’s 9.95 sparked the Tide to a 49.150 vault, a total that included a 9.875 from Shallon Olsen. On the floor exercise, Mahoney’s 9.900 and a 9.850 from Abby Armbrecht paced the Tide to a 49.225.
The Tide closed out the meet on the balance beam, scoring a 49.100, led by Graber’s 9.900 and a 9.875 from Armbrecht, which ties her career-best mark.
After back-to-back road meets, Alabama returns to Coleman Coliseum on Friday to host Florida at 7:30 p.m., in UA’s annual Power of Pink meet.