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' Carter named All-SEC
Arkansas gymnast Sophia Carter competes during an NCAA gymnastics meet against LSU on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
Arkansas senior Sophia Carter earned All-SEC honors for the third time in her career after posting a 9.95 on the floor exercise at the SEC Championships, the league office announced on Wednesday.
Carter, from Blue Springs, Mo., posted her ninth-career 9.95 and the first for a Razorbacks on the floor at SECs, breaking Katherine Grable’s school-record 9.925 in 2013. Carter ranks No. 17 nationally on the floor exercise. To earn the All-SEC designation a competitor has to finish in the top two of an event, including ties.
Arkansas posted a 49.425 on the floor exercise at SECs on Saturday in Huntsville, Ala., its highest score on that event at the championship.
The No. 10 Razorbacks were one of nine teams chosen to compete in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional hosted by No. 7 Alabama, the SEC champion, on April 2.
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