Georgia gymnast Mary Beth Box has been named the SEC Specialist of the week following her performance against Florida, according to an announcement Tuesday by the league office.
The senior from Calhoun, Ga., tied for the floor exercise title with a career-high of 9.95. Box helped the Gymdogs record a season-best score of 49.625 on the floor to overcome a .90 deficit and earn a 196.40-196.35 victory over the No. 1 Gators.
She also tied for second on the balance beam, earning a score of 9.85.
Box is currently ranked 11th nationally on floor with an average of 9.9.
Georgia’s victory was its first over Florida since 2009 (a span of 17 competitions) and was its first over a No. 1 team since topping Florida in 2008. The Gymdogs improved their record to 3-3 overall and 3-1 against SEC opponents.
The No. 11 Gymdogs will be back in action Saturday when they face No. 5 LSU at 4 p.m. in Stegeman Coliseum. The meet will be broadcast live on SEC Network +.
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