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. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Razorbacks gain transfer from Nebraska
Nebraska's Abby Johnston does floor exercise against Minnesota during an NCAA gymnastics meet on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas gymnastics Coach Jordyn Wieber has announced the signing of transfer Abby Johnston, who was formerly at Nebraska.
The native of Parkland, Fla., and a scholar-athlete honor roll performer for the Cornhuskers, will classify as a junior for the Razorbacks and have immediate eligibility.
Johnston is a two-time Florida state all-around champion (2016-17) who had competed primarily on the uneven bars and the floor exercise at Nebraska. Johnston scored 9.8 or higher on three of her four floor routines this winter, including a career-high 9.875 on Feb. 21.
“Our staff is extremely excited about Abby,” Wieber said in a UA release. “She has a lot more gymnastics left in her and we are excited that she chose to do that at Arkansas for her last two years. I am confident that she will contribute to this team as a competitor, teammate and leader.”
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