The Arkansas gymnastics’ program has seen it’s fair share of success in recent history but Katherine Grable added a first. And then a second.
Grable captured the program’s first ever national championships as she took the top spot in both the floor and vault routines at the NCAA women’s gymnastic championship in Birmingham, Ala. on Sunday.
“I am honored to be the first national champion in program history,” Grable said. “It has been a dream of mine for my floor and vault routines to be recognized during my time as a Razorback. To win both events in the final meet of my career is surreal.”
Grable, was was named an All-American, won the vault after she posted a 9.975. The score was her personal best and also is the highest vault score in NCAA history. Grable then posed a 9.962 in the floor routine to finish her remarkable day.
“We have gotten close with a few gymnast in the past, but this is a history breaking moment for our program,” co-head coach Mark Cook said. “It is such an honor to bring back these national championships for our program but also for the Arkansas Razorbacks and for the whole state of Arkansas.”