Jan. 29, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia gymnast Brittany Rogers has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Rogers scored career-highs on three events to help the Gym Dogs post a 196.775 road score at the Metroplex Challenge on Saturday. Rogers tied for second on vault with a team-high 9.9 and tied for fifth on bars with a 9.9. She also tied for the team lead on the balance beam with a 9.825.
"It was definitely a goal of mine coming into the season to win SEC Freshman of the Week, and I hope to keep it up, keep my team strong and make them proud," said Rogers.
A native of Coquitlam, British Columbia, Rogers has competed on the vault, bars and beam in all five meets this year. Rogers' 9.9 on vault tied her career high, which was set last week in the meet against Stanford.
"I'm excited for Brittany," said head coach Danna Durante. "She's only been in the U.S. for about seven or eight weeks, and for her to come in and make an immediate impact not only on our program but also in the entire SEC, which is a pretty strong gymnastics conference, is exciting for her. I think she's continuing to get better and better. I think this is just the beginning for her."
This is the second straight week a Gym Dog has been named SEC Freshman of the Week, after Brandie Jay was honored last week. The last time Georgia gymnasts received the honor in two consecutive weeks was Feb. 9th and 16th, 2010, when Shayla Worley was named both weeks.
Rogers and the No. 8 Gym Dogs will host No. 5 Alabama on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Stegeman Coliseum.