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No. 13 Gymnastics Readies For SEC Championship Meet

Grace Anne Davis and Lacey Rubin

MEET TWELVE: #13 Missouri at SEC Championship
Meet Details Saturday, March 23 • 2:30 p.m. • New Orleans, La. • Smoothie King Center
Meet Coverage SEC Network
Meet Notes Missouri
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COLUMBIA, Mo. — No. 13 University of Missouri gymnastics team (13-6, 2-5 SEC) will compete in the afternoon session of the SEC Gymnastics Championship on Saturday, competing alongside No. 12 Arkansas (8-6-1, 4-2-1 SEC), No. 14 Auburn (10-9, 2-5 SEC) and No. 18 Georgia (6-7, 1-6 SEC). 

Action from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, begins at 2:30 p.m. CT, and the session will broadcast on SEC Network.

  • The No. 13 Tigers set program-best marks as a team on two different apparatuses en route to a 197.600 team score, MU’s best of 2024, to win the Illinois Quad involving host Illinois, No. 21 Arizona and SEMO. 
  • Missouri picked up two event titles, with Jocelyn Moore earning the school’s first perfect 10 on the event. Moore and Amari Celestine tied for the vault title, with the pair of juniors earning a 9.950 in the back of the lineup.  
  • In the back half the meet, Shannon Welker’s squad posted a 49.700 floor score and 49.500 vault score to shatter the program record on both events.
  • The Tigers close out the 2024 regular season with a 13-6 overall record. 
  • Junior Jocelyn Moore earned the final SEC Specialist of the Week award of the 2024 season. 
  • This accolade is Moore’s third career weekly award honor and her second this season.
  • In the anchor spot on floor, Moore finally achieved a perfect 10 on floor, becoming both the first Missouri gymnast to score a 10 on the apparatus and the first Tiger to record a perfect score on multiple events in program history.
  • On vault, her Yurchenko layout 1 ½ tied her season-best score and helped the Tigers achieve their program-record vault team score.
  • With her second SEC Specialist of the Week award this season, Moore is just one of three gymnasts to earn Specialist of the Week multiple times in 2024, alongside teammate Mara Titarsolej and Kentucky’s Makenzie Wilson.
  • With four such accolades this season, the Tigers finish 2024 with the most SEC Specialist of the Week award wins of any team in the conference. 
  • The Tigers are ranked No. 13 in the Road To Nationals NQS rankings after the final week of regular-season competition. 
  • After their stellar performance this past weekend, the Tigers improved their program-record NQS to 197.420 and have three events ranked among the top 12 in the country.
  • MU vault ranking jumped two spots to tie at No. 11 with a 49.340 NQS. Missouri’s vaulters posted a 49.500 to set the program record on the apparatus.
  • For the seventh week in a row, the bar squad has been ranked higher than No. 15. It stands at No. 12 this week with its NQS of 49.405. 
  • With an NQS of 49.265, MU’s beam lineup remains within the top 25, standing at No. 21 this week.
  • The Fab Floor holds No. 8 in the country with a 49.575 NQS. The consistent lineup produced the best outing in program history on Sunday with a 49.700 team score. 
  • Jocelyn Moore produced the first perfect ten on floor in program history, crushing the previous program record of 9.975, which had been recorded eight times. 
  • Moore extended her 9.9-floor streak to 14 consecutive meets dating back to the 2023 SEC Championship; she is one of just two gymnasts in the SEC to hit 9.9s on the apparatus in every routine this year.
  • With her 10 on vault last season against Auburn, Moore became the first Missouri gymnast to record perfect scores on multiple events in program history.
  • Moore in a position for an All-American nod. Her NQS jumped to 9.960 on the floor after her perfect score this past weekend, which helped elevate her to No. 7 in the country.
  • The Hillsborough, New Jersey, native is close to the top 16 necessary to be an All-American on vault, slotting in at No. 17 with a 9.910 NQS. 
  • On top of Moore’s everal Tigers hit career-best performances at the Illinois Quad to help Mizzou finish on top.
  • Jocelyn Moore produced the first perfect 10 on the floor in program history. 
  • Freshman Hannah Horton scored a career-best 9.950 on the apparatus.
  • For the second time this season, Alonna Kratzer tied their career-best on floor with a 9.900.
  • In her first appearance as a starter this season, senior Kyra Burns notched the first 9.900 on vault of her career.
  • Senior Sydney Schaffer recorded a 9.900 on beam, her season high and her first 9.9 since the 2022 Mizzou Quad.
  • Freshman Kennedy Griffin hit a 9.850 on vault, the best of her young career. 
  • In a season filled with astonishing floor performances, the Tigers finally broke the program record on floor with a 49.700 team score.
  • The program-record 49.700-floor rotation started with a bang, as Sienna Schreiber opened the rotation with a 9.925, her third consecutive 9.9 on the apparatus.
  • Senior Alonna Kratzer followed and did not disappoint, earning a 9.900, tying their career best. 
  • In the third spot, freshman Hannah Horton produced a career-high 9.950 on floor. 
  • Freshman Kennedy Griffin maintained her floor dominance, cracking 9.9 on the apparatus for the fifth consecutive meet with a 9.925 in the fifth spot.
  • To secure the program record, Jocelyn Moore earned her first and school’s first perfect 10 on the floor as the regular season ended. 
  • The Fab Floor has earned a 49.3 in all 11 meets so far, and with their record-breaking performance, MU’s streak of 49.3 performances now stands at 18, the longest streak in the SEC.
  • This past weekend, the Tigers saw their most consistent lineup of the season on vault to earn the program-record score of 49.500
  • During this rotation, three of the Missouri gymnasts hit a 9.9 or higher on the apparatus for the first time this season. 
  • Sienna Schreiber and junior Grace Anne Davis started the fourth rotation with a 9.850.
  • Senior Kyra Burns made her first lineup of the season, posting a career-best 9.900 with her Yurchenko full. 
  • Kennedy Griffin followed with a 9.850 of her own, marking a career-best.
  • Amari Celestine and Jocelyn Moore each came through with a Yurchenko 1 and ½ vaults that yielded a 9.950, tying Moore’s season-best and Celestine’s career-best. 
  • The Tigers have at least one gymnast ranked among the top 25 in all four events, including all-around. 
  • Jocelyn Moore is just outside of the top 16 necessary to be an All-American on vault, standing at No. 17 this week, increasing her NQS to 9.910. Moore is tied for No.7 on floor after earning her first perfect 10, which helped to increase her NQS to 9.960. 
  • Sienna Schrieber continues to be ranked in the top 10 on beam, standing at No. 8 this week with an NQS of 9.950. She is also ranked No. 19 all-around with an NQS of 39.540. 
  • On bars, Mara Titarsolej is currently ranked at No. 15. After last week’s performance, she increased her NQS to 9.940. She can earn All-American honors for the third consecutive season in the event if she maintains her ranking.
  • The No. 17 University of Missouri gymnastics team recorded its highest-ever conference championship score, 197.000, to place sixth at the 2023 Southeastern Conference Championships on Saturday at the Gas South Arena in Duluth, Ga.
  • Florida won the team title with a score of 198.425. Alabama took second (197.925), ahead of LSU in third (197.800) and Kentucky in fourth (197.675). Auburn took home fifth place (197.100), Mizzou sixth (197.000), Arkansas seventh (196.825), and Georgia eighth (196.600).
  • The Tigers opened up the meet with a 49.375 team score on beam. Senior Helen Hu led Mizzou with a 9.950 score. Hu finished first in the morning session and was the overall runner-up on the beam.
  • Jocelyn Moore led the vault rotation, posting a near-perfect 9.95 to help propel the Tigers to 48.900 collectively in the event. Moore earned the highest score in the morning session and overall highest score, earning her share of the SEC vault title.
  • The Tigers ended the meet with a 49.400 team score on bars. Senior Helen Hu led Mizzou with a 9.950 score. Hu finished first in the morning session and was the runner-up on bars.

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