Cook named SEC co-Coach of the Year

By: Andrew Hutchinson
Published: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Arkansas gymnastics coach Mark Cook congratulates Paige Zaziski during a meet against Missouri on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.
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Arkansas gymnastics coach Mark Cook congratulates Paige Zaziski during a meet against Missouri on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.

Mark Cook was named SEC co-Coach of the Year by the conference's coaches Thursday.

It is the second time Arkansas' gymnastics coach has earned the honor, as he was also the co-Coach of the Year in 2008. This year, he shared the award with Florida's Jenny Rowland.

Under Cook's guidance this season, the Razorbacks broke the school record for scoring in an SEC Championship meet with 196.500 points Saturday in North Little Rock, finishing sixth, and beat No. 4 Alabama for the program's first ever win in Tuscaloosa on Jan. 22.

Samantha Nelson, Amanda Wellick and Paige Zaziski were also recognized by the conference Thursday, earning all-SEC honors.

The Razorbacks begin the postseason April 2 at the Iowa City regional as the No. 13 overall seed in the NCAA Championship.

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