It’s only two weeks into the season and the University of Arkansas gymnastics is already a top 10 team. Even more impressive, senior Katherine Grable is ranked as the No. 1 gymnast in the country. This marks the second time Grable has achieved No. 1 status, but that doesn’t get to her head.
“Katherine has that special gift and she’s worked hard to develop it,” said Cook. “She just has natural ability and awareness of where she’s at and what she’s doing. She’s a very polished young athlete.”
Even though Grable is their leader, the success of the Gymbacks this year doesn’t fall all on her shoulders.
“Every year you’re not sure what the chemistry is going to be like,” said Cook. “I guess the pleasant surprise for this year is the team has really connected. They’re all in. They’re best friends and they really look out for each other.”
The Gymbacks travel to the 7th ranked University of Alabama on Friday as they look to improve on their No. 10 ranking.