Johnson named SEC freshman of the week again

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BATON ROUGE – For the second week in a row, LSU gymnast Kiya Johnson has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. 

Johnson earned three victories on Friday night against Alabama. The Dallas, Texas native secured the all-around win with a 39.600, vault with a career high 9.95 and floor by matching her career high with a 9.975. Johnson also set a new career high on bars with a 9.875 to finish  second on the event. 

Johnson owns 12 titles this season with three in the all-around, three on vault, four on floor and two on beam. The honor by the league is the third for Johnson this season. She was named the SEC Gymnast of the Week after the third meet of the season and the SEC Freshman of the Week after the fourth meet. 

Overall, Johnson ranks second on floor and vault and fifth in the all-around in the nation. 

The ninth-ranked Tigers and Johnson will travel to take on No. 22 Oregon State and Arizona State at 1:30 p.m. CT Saturday in Corvallis. The meet will be streamed at pac-12.com/live. 

(Press release provided by LSU Athletics.)

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