University of Georgia sophomore gymnast Cory Fritzinger was named the Southeastern Conference's Gymnast of the Week, according to an announcement made by the SEC office on Tuesday.
Fritzinger came through with the best meet of her career on Sunday in helping the No. 2 Georgia Gym Dogs to a 197.9-196.875 upset over the No. 1 UCLA Bruins.
Fritzinger took first place in the all-around with a career-best 39.8, which tied the second-highest all-around score in school history. Fritzinger's individual finishes included first place on the vault with the first perfect 10.0 of her career in the event, a second-place finish on bars (9.925), a tie for first place on beam (9.950) and a tie for first on floor (9.925). Fritzinger has now finished first in the all-around twice and has won the balance beam competition in all three of Georgia's meets this season.
"Cory Fritzinger had an awesome meet on Sunday and that was one of the biggest reasons we were able to win the competition," said Georgia coach Suzanne Yoculan. "She showed why she is the defending NCAA champion on vault in scoring a 10.0."
The Gym Dogs, currently ranked No. 1 in the country, return to action this Friday night (Jan. 18) when they travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take on the No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide at 8 p.m. ET.