Bryant named Region 1 Athlete of the Year

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LSU gymnast Haleigh Bryant is introduced before an NCAA gymnastics meet against Arkansas on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)

BATON ROUGE, LA – LSU freshman Haleigh Bryant has been named the Region 1 Gymnast of the Year, the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) announced Tuesday.

Bryant is the 2021 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year and one of the best all-around gymnasts in the country. The Cornelius, North Carolina native has scored two perfect 10’s this season on vault, including one in the NCAA Regional Final on Saturday.

In her debut season, Bryant finished third on vault, fourth on floor and ninth in the all-around in the nation. The top freshman in the country, Bryant won the SEC vault title.

Bryant owns career highs of 10 on vault, 9.90 on bars and beam, 9.975 on floor and 39.625 in the all-around this season.

Fans can follow the Tigers on the team’s social media channels: @LSUgym on Instagram and Twitter and

WCGA Gymnast of the Year Honors

Region 1: Luisa Blanco, Alabama & Haleigh Bryant, LSU

Region 2: Lynnzee Brown, Denver 

Region 3: Natalie Wojcik, Michigan 

Region 4: Anastasia Webb, Oklahoma

Region 5: Emily Shepard, North Carolina State 

Region 6: Kyana George, California 

Division II: Madeline Gose, Texas Woman’s

(Press release provided by LSU Athletics.)

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