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Alabama gymnast Gabby Gladieux was named the SEC Specialist of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

 The pride of Greensboro, N.C., Gladieux tied for the nation’s highest individual score to finish first on the floor exercise with a career-best 9.975 at the Super 16 Gymnastics Championships in Las Vegas last weekend. The sophomore was the only gymnast in a session with No. 5 UCLA, No. 7 Cal and No. 17 Auburn to earn at least one judge's 10 on a routine.

 The No. 4 Alabama gymnastics program hosts the No. 3 Missouri Tigers for Bama's 2024 home opener in Coleman Coliseum Friday night at 6 p.m. CT. The top-five matchup will be broadcast on SEC Network.

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GABBY GLADIEUX | SEC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK

  • Second career SEC Weekly Honor for Gabby Gladieux (Jan. 17, 2023 | Freshman of the Week)
  • Earned first individual title of her Crimson Tide career on floor to help lead Alabama to its 197.125 season-opening victory
  • Finished first on floor exercise behind a career-high 9.975 score to help lead the Crimson Tide to a victory in a quad session with three top-20 ranked teams
  • Gladieux leads the nation, central region and SEC on the floor exercise

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