After incredible achievements LSU Star Haleigh Bryant earns nomination for a major prestigious award

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LSU star Haleigh Bryant nominated for the Honda Award

Haleigh Bryant's season is getting better and better as she stands on the verge of adding another award to her cabinet. The LSU gymnast was recently selected as one of the four finalists for the Honda Award, given to the top-performing gymnast of the year irrespective of the player's division.

Bryant finds herself beside Oklahoma's Jordan Bowers, Oregon State's Jade Carey, and Florida's Leanne Wong as they compete for the award. The 22-year-old is the sixth LSU gymnast after Ashleigh Gnat, Rheagan Courville, Susan Jackson, Ashleigh Clare-Kearney and Rachelle Fruge to be nominated for this award. This is Bryant's second consecutive nomination for the prestigious award.

Bryant's performance this season has been extraordinary for the Lousiana Gymnastics side. The North Carolina native helped the Tigers clinch its first-ever national title on Saturday. She was also selected as the NCAA All-Around champion, courtesy of her 39.7125 points in the semifinals of the championship.

Recently, she also won the AAI Award, sponsored by American Athletic Inc., and is selected by the head coaches of the gymnastics teams throughout the nation.

Moreover, her superb performances at the SEC Championships earned her the SEC Gymnast of the Year title last month. She was instrumental in securing the LSU Tigers' first SEC Championship since 2019.

Haleigh Bryant's performance earns LSU its first-ever NCAA title

Haleigh Bryant at the Championships
Haleigh Bryant at the Championships

Lousiana State University's 48-year-old wait for an NCAA title finally came to an end as the Tigers, led by Haleigh Bryant and Aleah Finnegan, clinched the NCAA Gymnastics Championships 2024.

The Tigers registered 198.225 points to sneak past the University of California, who scored 197.850 points. The Utah Red Rocks and the Florida Gators followed suit with 197.800 and 197.4375. After the title win, LSU's head coach, Jay Clark, opened up about the amazing atmosphere within the team during the post-match interviews.

"Just so many emotions for so many reasons," Clark said. "This team is full of individuals that have incredible character and integrity and love for each other and all the things that you hear from coaches when they sit on at a podium like this in a moment of victory. But I promise you, it's a real thing."

Haleigh Bryant produced yet another staggering performance, registering 9.9500 points in vaults. Moreover, she also tallied 39.7125 points in the all-around apparatus to finish alongside California star eMjae Frazier as the top all-around athlete in the finals of the championship.

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