Abby Milliet and Derrian Gobourne were significant figures in Auburn's win over LSU on Friday night, and were recognized by the SEC on Monday as a part of the league's weekly awards.
"It's truly an honor to be selected as Freshman/Specialist of the Week in this conference," Auburn head coach Jeff Graba said. "What this means is that Derrian and Abby have been selected as having the best performances in the best conference in the country. I'm so proud of Abby and Derrian because they deserve to be recognized for all their hard work."
Milliet was named the SEC Specialist of the Week after posting a 9.900 or better on bars, beams and floor. Milliet also won individual event titles on the bar and beam. The anchor on bars, she finished with a team-high score of 9.925 along with earning Auburn; it's second-highest team score in program history a 49.500 on the bar. This score is also currently the second highest team score in the country so far.
Milliet won the previously mentioned individual title on beam after scoring a 9.900 and capping her night off with a 9.900 on the floor to secure the victory over LSU.
Gobourne was named SEC Freshmen of the Week after scoring a 39.475 in the all-around and sharing the AA title with the current SEC Gymnast of the Year, Sarah Finnegan. The meet was Gobourne's second at the collegiate level and the first time competing in all four events. Gobourne earned individual event titles in two of her four events with a 9.900 on vault and a 9.950 on floor. She also scored a 9.875 on bars and a 9.750 on beam.
Auburn moved up to No.13 in the Top 25 following the win over LSU and returns to competition Saturday at Missouri. The meet is at 1 p.m. CST and will air on SEC Network plus.
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