Lloimincia Hall: 5 fast facts
She became a viral sensation earlier this month with her dynamic floor routine, and now LSU junior Lloimincia Hall is one of the most recognizable faces entering the NCAA gymnastics championships this weekend in Birmingham, Ala. Here are five fast facts about the tumbling star:
1. The 21-year old junior is the three-time reigning SEC floor exercise champion. Her routine at the NCAA regionals earned her third perfect 10 of the season and helped lift the Tigers into the NCAA championships. Hall holds the LSU record for most career perfect scores on the floor with five.
2. A Dallas native, Hall previously trained with Texas Dreams, which is run by former world champion Kim Zmeskal Burdette and her husband. The club has trained many past and present members of the U.S. national team, including Kennedy Baker, who has signed to compete with Florida next season, and Peyton Ernst.
3. Due in part to Hall's 10 on the floor at regionals, LSU tied Florida for the highest point total (198.375) of the season. The Tigers are ranked No. 3 (behind Florida and Oklahoma) in the nation entering the final weekend of competition.
4. Hall has 29 career titles at LSU, including 24 on the floor, which is third-best in school history. She also has two all-around titles, two on the vault and one on beam.
5. The 4-foot-11 sensation is majoring in sport administration and has twice made the SEC academic honor roll. She was recognized in 2013 as a National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women Scholastic All-American, an honor that requires a year-long or cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Bonus: If you're still clamoring for unique routines or moves to look out for this weekend, check out UCLA's Danusia Francis and her side-aerial dismount from the balance beam. The sophomore is the only known gymnast, at any level, performing the trick in competition.