Pisani earns SEC weekly honor

by verotik on January 28, 2009

FAYETTEVILLE University of Arkansas gymnasts Jaime Pisani has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week the league office announced today.

Pisani, a 5-2 all-arounder from Ringwood, N.J., posted two career-bests helping the No. 8 Razorbacks to a big SEC win over No. 1 Florida last Friday.

Pisani scored a 9.90 on vault tying for the individual title and had a 9.925 on floor to win her second individual floor title. That mark is also the best score for Arkansas on floor this year.

This is great for Jaime and for the entire team, said Arkansas co-head coach Rene Cook. She’s worked really hard and it’s nice to see that work rewarded. It’s really been a team effort all year and Jaime has been an integral part of that success.

Pisani and the Razorbacks are coming off a pair of big meets. Arkansas upset top-ranked Florida getting the program’s first win over the Gators in school history as well as the gymnastics team’s first win over the No. 1 team in the country. [read more]


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