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    Razorbacks’ Carter named co-specialist of week in SEC

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Junior Sophia Carter garnered the first weekly award for the Gymbacks on Tuesday, announced as the SEC co-specialist of the week by the league office.

    It marks the first time since 2018 and just the fourth time ever that a Razorback was selected for the honor.

    Carter earned her ninth career beam title and second of the season in Friday’s win over No.10 Georgia. Her 9.925 on the beam is her second straight and helped Arkansas to a season-best 49.275 in the event.

    She finished out the night with a 9.875 on the floor. Carter now has four event titles this season, tied with sophomore Kennedy Hambrick for a team best.

    Arkansas’ beam score is the seventh highest score earned inside Barnhill Arena and 12th highest in program history.

    Friday’s overall team score of 196.950 is not just the highest of the season for Arkansas but the 13th highest in program history, ninth highest in Barnhill, and just the fourth time since the start of Arkansas gymnastics that the Gymbacks had a combined score of 148 or higher on the bars, beam and floor.

    It also marks the second time in Arkansas history that the Razorbacks scored a 49.400 or higher on the floor three times in the same season.

    Arkansas returns to Barnhill Arena on Feb. 21 against Auburn.

    Information from Razorback Sports Communications is included in this story.