University of Georgia gymnasts Sydney Snead, Sabrina Vega, Rachel Dickson, and Rachael Lukacs have claimed six Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) Regular Season All-America Honors, it was announced Wednesday.
As the best vaulter in the Southeastern Conference and fifth- ranked in the country, senior Sydney Snead claimed First Team honors on vault after scoring a 9.900 or better in every meet this season, marking a career-high score of 9.950 three times. The Raleigh, North Carolina native also earned Second Team honors in the all-around. Snead is ranked as the 13th-best all-around gymnast in the nation. She leads the GymDogs with 14 event titles in her senior campaign-five on vault and in the all-around, two on beam, and one on bars and floor.
Junior Sabrina Vega earned First Team honors on beam. The Carmel, New York native moonwalked her way to a 9.925 National Qualifying Score (NQS) with seven scores of 9.900 or better for the event this season. She notched a new career-high of 9.950 at Florida and earned five event titles on beam. Vega also earned Second Team honors on floor. She scored a nearly perfect 9.975 on floor against Kentucky to record a career-best.
Junior Rachel Dickson claimed Second Team honors on floor. The Canton, Michigan native scored eight 9.900’s or better for the event this season, posting a career-high 9.950 twice.
Freshman Rachael Lukacs earned Second Team honors on vault. The Hillsborough, New Jersey native is ranked as the best freshman vaulter in the SEC (third overall) and top-15 in the country. She earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors three times and earned eight scores of 9.900 or higher on vault, including five in row against SEC opponents.
The WCGA is the advocate for women’s collegiate gymnastics. This coaches’ association was known previously as the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women.
Georgia is set to host the NCAA Athens Regional April 4-6 in Stegeman Coliseum. No. 8 Georgia will compete in the afternoon session of the second round on April 5 with No. 9 Kentucky, Missouri, and Iowa State, beginning at 2 p.m.
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