Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll.
Arkansas gymnastics opens with rough stretch
Arkansas' Amanda Wellick competes Friday, March 11, 2016, in the bars rotation during the 11th-ranked Razorbacks' meet with Utah State in Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.
The No. 17 Arkansas gymnastics team will open the season with a tough one today on the road at No. 4 UCLA.
Arkansas Gymnastics glance
COACH Mark Cook (178-215-3 in 15th year at Arkansas; 248-249-4 in 19th year overall)
ASSISTANTS Samantha Snider, Jaime Armbrust, Ryan Snider
2016 RECORD 12-12, 4-3 SEC
2016 POSTSEASON Sixth at SECs, third at NCAA Iowa City Regional
SEASON OPENER At UCLA, 6 p.m. Central today
ROSTER Seniors: Heather Elswick, Samantha Nelson, Amanda Wellick; Juniors: Mia Bargiacchi, Leah MacMoyle, Braie Speed; Sophomores: Makenzie Anderson, Sydney McGlone; Freshmen Michaela Burton, Hailey Garner, Kirby Rathjen, Sarah Shaffer, Jessica Yamzon
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