Sunisa Lee was named the SEC’s Co-Gymnast of the Week on Tuesday for the second time this season after scoring a near-perfect score while debuting a new floor routine.
Lee previously won the award earlier this season after competing in the Super 16 challenge. LSU’s Haleigh Bryant shared the honor with Lee this week.
The three-time Olympic medalist, including the 2020 all-around gold, tied a season-best score of 39.750 to win the all-around title against Arkansas. Lee dominated the meet, winning four out of the five individual titles.
Lee started the night with a career-high 9.95 on vault and a season-high 9.975 on bars, winning the first two events of the night and her first bars title this season.
The sophomore out of St. Paul, Minn., finished with her new floor routine, earning a score of 9.975 while receiving a 10.0 from one judge. Lee came up with the routine with teammate Gabby McLaughlin.
Lee’s incredible performance helped the Tigers score a season high 197.500, good enough to beat the Razorbacks' 196.675 and boost Auburn to the No. 5 ranking in the nation.
Auburn will be back in action Friday in Neville Arena, hosting North Carolina State. The meet begins at 7 p.m. CST on the SEC Network+.
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Donavan Weaver is a senior at Auburn, majoring in journalism. He is from Brewton, Ala. and started with The Plainsman in fall 2022.