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.
Arkansas gymnast wins SEC award
University of Arkansas senior Maggie O’Hara was named the SEC co-specialist of the week on Tuesday by the league office.
O’Hara, a graduate transfer, posted career highs of 9.95 on the uneven bars and 9.925 on the balance beam to win both events in the No. 6 Razorbacks’ dual meet loss to No. 5 LSU.
The transfer from Michigan has won both bars titles in the young season by sticking her double-layout dismount. She also won her first beam title against Tigers, capped by a side-arial 1.5 dismount.
O’Hara, who shared the honor with Florida junior Nya Reed, is the fifth Razorback to win SEC specialist of the week.
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