Sydney Snead Get’s Perfect 10 on Floor Against Gators

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Sydney Snead Get’s Perfect 10 on Floor Against Gators

Sydney Snead reacts to scoring a perfect 10 on floor against No. 5 Florida
Sydney Snead reacts to scoring a perfect 10 on floor against No. 5 Florida

Sydney Snead scored a perfect 10 on the floor against the Gators Friday Evening. Despite the No.14 Gym dogs falling to No. 5 Florida, 196.950-196.125 Georgia finally had a player score a perfect 10 since 2016. The last time a Gym Dog earned a pair of 10’s was against UCLA in 2016. Brittany Rogers earned a perfect score on vault. However, the more telling detail is that Snead’s pair of 10’s were the first inside Stegeman Coliseum since 2010. 

The last Georgia gymnast to score a perfect score in Stegeman was Grace Taylor on beam. Snead’s score marked the first on the floor since Courtney Kupets in 2009. Kupet’s score came against the Gators too. Snead not only received a perfect score but took home the floor and all-around titles against Florida.

The crowd was so into my routine, which definitely helped me out,” Snead said. “Everyone before me had done well, so I was hoping it was a 9.9 or a good score. I had no idea it was going to be a 10. I saw the crowd go crazy, and I was thinking maybe it was for my floor routine. Then I saw the 10 turn around and I said, ‘Oh my gosh I cannot believe this is real’.”

 

Sydney Snead mid tumbling pass during her perfect routine!
Sydney Snead mid tumbling pass during her perfect routine!

Head coach Courtney Kupets-Carter beamed with pride as the media asked her about it and she knew it was a special routine.

I was so excited for Sydney,” said. “She really did do a perfect routine- based on her tumbling, her height in the air, her landing, the control that we’ve been working on, her leaps, her performance- it was exactly what it’s supposed to be.  I can’t even put it to words. You could see it on her face. She’s a student-athlete that really does show her routine from her facial expression.”

The perfect 10 came at the perfect time after Georgia struggled on bars and beam.

Georgia returns to action on Friday, February 23 against the LSU Tigers.  The meet starts at 7 p.m. on the SEC Network.

For Kupets Carter full interview check out the YouTube clip below!

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Savannah Leigh is a recent graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia. She is an avid SEC, Dawgs, and college football fan. She also adores her three-year-old black lab, Champ Bailey.