Arkansas gymnast earns All-America honor

]Arkansas' Frankie Price competes in the floor exercise Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, in Fayetteville. (Andy Shupe/NWA Democrat-Gazette)

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas sophomore Frankie Price was named on Thursday as a second-team All-America selection by the Women’s College Gymnastics Association.

Price earned the honor by having a 9.95 national qualifying score on the floor exercise, which is tied for 14th in the country.

WCGA honors are given to gymnasts who finish in the top 15 of their respective events.

Price earned her first regular season All-America selection and the first for a Razorback since Kennedy Hambrick was a first-team honoree in the all-around and a second-team choice on the balance beam and the vault.

Price, a redshirt sophomore from Dallas, has anchored the Razorbacks’ floor exercise lineup in every meet and has scored 9.9 or better in 10 of 12 competitions with five event titles. Price has matched her career best of 9.975, which is also tied for the school record, once this season.

Price scored a 9.875 on the floor exercise at the SEC Championships last week in New Orleans to earn All-SEC honors along with teammates Maddie Jones (9.9) and Leah Smith (9.875).

The Razorbacks will host the NCAA Fayetteville Regional next week, with Boise State and BYU meeting in a play-in meet on Wednesday and the full field competing in two sessions at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday.

The regional final will take place at 5 p.m. on April 6.