FAYETTEVILLE — No. 24 Arkansas travels to Athens, Ga., Friday to compete against No. 6 Georgia.
The meet is the Razorbacks’ fourth-consecutive meet on the road.
The Razorbacks took two of three from the Bulldogs last season, winning the matchup in Barnhill Arena and at the SEC Championship, before falling to Georgia at the NCAA Championships.
Date: Feb. 1, 2019 | 6 p.m. CT
Location: Athens, Georgia
TV: SEC Network
Talent: John Roethlisberger, Alicia Sacramone Quinn
Series Record: Georgia Leads 33-4-1
Note: Arkansas won two of three matchups in 2018.
How They Compare (Season Averages)
Vault: Georgia: 49.225, Arkansas: 48.981
Bars: Georgia: 48.945, Arkansas: 48.525
Beam: Georgia: 49.095, Arkansas: 48.675
Floor: Georgia: 49.140, Arkansas: 49.088
Total: Georgia: 196.435, Arkansas: 195.269
Arkansas posted a 49.250 on vault last week at the Metroplex Challenge, with all five scores posting 9.800’s or higher. The score was the Razorbacks’ highest since Jan. 22, 2016 on the event.
After suffering a fall in her first all-around appearance at Kentucky, freshman Kennedy Hambrick scored a 39.350 in the all-around last week, marking the highest all-around score for a Gymback this season. She posted four scores of 9.800 or higher and set season highs on the bars, beam and the floor.
Carter Remains Steady
Sophomore Sophia Carter remains Arkansas’ highest ranked gymnast on an event. She comes in at No. 15 this week on the floor after posting a 9.850 at the Metroplex Challenge. The Blue Springs, Missouri native is averaging a 9.894 on the event as the team’s anchor.
The Razorbacks are slated to return to the friendly confines of Barnhill Arena next Friday when they host Alabama. Tickets for the meet can be purchased here.