GYM: Marissa Oakley and Rachael Lukacs Collect SEC Weekly Gymnastics Awards

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GYM: Marissa Oakley and Rachael Lukacs Collect SEC Weekly Gymnastics Awards

Marissa Oakley

A University of Georgia GymDog duo earned Southeastern Conference weekly gymnastics awards, it was announced Tuesday.  Sophomore Marissa Oakley claims her first SEC Specialist of the Week honor and freshman Rachael Lukacs is SEC Freshman of the Week for the second time this season. 

In Georgia’s upset victory over the Florida Gators, Oakley swung to her career-high score of 9.950 to contribute to the team’s highest away score for the event with a 49.300.  The Huntersville, North Carolina native also earned her high score of the season on beam to help the GymDogs chip a season-high mark of 49.475.

Rachael Lukacs

Rachael Lukacs contributed two 9.900’s to Georgia’s fourth-consecutive SEC victory. The Hillsborough, New Jersey native earned her fourth consecutive 9.900 (or better) on vault and her fifth score of 9.900 (or better) on floor. 

No. 7 Georgia continues SEC road action next week in Baton Rouge as the GymDogs take on the No. 4 Tigers of LSU on Friday, March 1 at 8:00 CT on ESPN2. 

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