Women's Gymnastics

Raena Worley Wins Third-Straight SEC Gymnast of the Week Award

by Chris Shoals

LEXINGTON, Ky. – After posting the highest regular-season all-around score at Kentucky since 1996, gymnast Raena Worley was named the Southeastern Conference’s Gymnast of the Week for the third time in a row Tuesday, the league announced.
 
Worley posted a 39.750 on Saturday afternoon in the all-around, marking the program’s highest score by an individual in regular-season competition since 1996. The Virginia native posted event wins in all four apparatuses and won her third-straight all-around of the year.
 
Worley scored a 9.975 on floor with a 10.00 and a 9.95 from the pair of judges, 9.950 on bars, 9.925 on vault to start her night and a 9.900 on beam – where she picked up the pieces for UK after a fall by a teammate. Her scores on vault and floor were career high’s, and her score on bars tied a career high for Worley.
 
The junior has now scored 9.9+ on 11 of 12 events this season as she continues to have one of the best starts in program history.
 
Kentucky will compete in a quad meet against Central Michigan, Georgia and Illinois on Friday night. The meet starts at 7 p.m. ET and will be shown live on the SEC Network+.
 
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