Gymnast Atkinson Named SEC Freshman of the Week

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Caitlin Atkinson

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Caitlin Atkinson
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Feb. 5, 2013

BIRMINGHAM - Auburn freshman gymnast Caitlin Atkinson has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week as announced by the conference office on Tuesday.

Atkinson posted the top performance of her young career and the best by an Auburn gymnast in 2013 with her all-around total of 39.525 in the win over Missouri. She posted the first two 9.9 scores of her career on vault and bars, while also adding a 9.85 on floor and a 9.875 on beam.

Her efforts helped Auburn to its top score of the season, a total that ranks as the best road score in program history and the fourth-best overall in the Auburn record books.

Atkinson’s event scores included season highs on vault and bars and an equaling of her season high on beam. Her 39.525 in the AA is tied for the sixth-best all-around total in Auburn history.

She is the first Auburn gymnast to earn an SEC weekly award since Bri Guy in 2012.

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