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Alabama junior gymnast Kiana Winston named SEC’s best of week

Kiana Winston had highest all-round score of year in gymnastics win at Georgia

In gymnastics, it is not unusual to have high scores in home meets. Alabama’s Kiana Winston put up a huge number on the road last week and as a result she was named the Southeastern Conference Gymnast of the Week, her second such recognition this season.
Winston won her fifth all-around title of the season on Friday with the highest road all-around total in the SEC this season and the highest all-around total in the nation last week, posting a 39.650 at No. 8 Georgia.
The junior led Alabama to a 197.700 team score, the highest road score in the SEC last week and tying the highest road tally in the SEC this season as Alabama defeated Georgia in Athens.
It was also the second-highest all-around total of her career, following a 39.700 earlier this season against Florida, which stands as the second-highest all-around total in the league this season.
Winston also won the floor exercise with a 9.950, marking her eighth floor exercise score of 9.925-or-better this season. She won the uneven bars with a 9.925, her fifth 9.9-or-better uneven bars score of the season.  Winston was second on the balance beam behind teammate Nickie Guerrero after scoring a 9.925, her fifth 9.9-or-better beam score of 2017.
Winston and her teammates return to Coleman Coliseum for the Tide’s regular-season finale Friday, March 10 against Iowa State starting at 7:30 p.m. CST.


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