The immaculate floor exercise routines that haven’t resulted in a perfect 10 have to be getting old for LSU gymnast Myia Hambrick.
The weekly Southeastern Conference honors probably aren’t, though.
For the third time this season, the LSU senior has been named SEC gymnast of the week, the conference office announced Tuesday.
Hambrick won four titles Friday in LSU’s 197.150-196.375 win at Missouri. She had a 39.625 in the all-around and tied career highs on floor (9.975) and vault (9.95). The 9.975 was Hambrick’s third straight such score on floor, and she is the only gymnast in the country with a 9.95 on floor in every event. She ranks No. 1 in the NCAA on floor with a 9.963 average and is sixth nationally in the all-around.
Despite being so close to her first career 10, Hambrick said she hasn’t been obsessing about it. In fact, she said she detected a flaw in her routine at Missouri herself, not getting the height needed on one of her tumbling passes.
“Not at all,” Hambrick said. “You just try to hit your routine and what they give you is what they give you.”
It’s the sixth SEC weekly honor for an LSU gymnast this season. Junior Sarah Finnegan, fourth nationally in the all-around, has twice been SEC gymnast of the week, whole Sami Durante was freshman of the week once.
It’s a busy week ahead for the No. 4-ranked Tigers. They travel Friday to St. Charles, Missouri for the four-team Mardi Gras Invitational against No. 8 Arkansas, No. 20 Missouri and No. 21 George Washington. The meet results will not count in the SEC standings.
LSU returns Sunday to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center for a 2:30 p.m. non-conference meet against Texas Woman’s University.