Gymnastics

GYM: Alex McMurtry named SEC Gymnast of the Week after historic meet

Alex McMurtry made the most of her final appearance at Exactech Arena in front of Gators fans.

McMurtry won all five events (including the all-around title) in #5 Florida’s dominating Senior Day victory over # 11 Nebraska on Friday.

McMurtry scored meet highs of 9.975 on both the uneven bars and the balance beam routine. McMurtry finished the floor excercise with a 9.925 to take the title and tied for the highest vault score of 9.950.

McMurty tied a Florida record for highest all-around score with a total of 39.825. Bridget Sloan and Alaina Johnson previously set the mark in 2014. McMurtry also became the first Gator gymnast since 2011 to win each event of a meet.

On Tuesday, the SEC named McMurtry the Gymnast of the Week for her performance.

McMurtry entered this season as a 15 time All-American and won the Honda Award as the top collegiate gymnast in 2017.

Florida will head to St. Louis on March 24 for the SEC Championship.

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