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Wieber adds gymnast for '22
Arkansas head coach Jordyn Wieber during an NCAA gymnastics meet against LSU on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
University of Arkansas Coach Jordyn Wieber announced the addition of Leah Smith to the 2022 Razorbacks gymnastics roster Tuesday.
Smith, of Spring, Texas, won the Nastia Liukin Cup in February, delivering the highest scoring floor routine of the competition by finishing with a 38.800. She also finished first on floor and second in the all-around competition at the national championships in May in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Smith has won five Texas championships in the past two years, including two on vault and two on floor.
Smith joins an Arkansas program that competed in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional this past season.
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