Jordyn Wieber Selected to the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020
Detroit, Mich. – Second-year head gymnastics coach, Jordyn Wieber has been selected as a 2020 inductee of the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, announced on Wednesday evening by the organization on Fox Sports Detroit. Wieber becomes the first gymnast ever to be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
Since arriving at Arkansas, Wieber has coached the Razorbacks to a high level of consistency. Arkansas scored a 49.00 or higher in 14 of 16 events over the course of four home meets, nearly 90% of all events. On the floor, the Gymbacks ranked as high as fourth in the nation and finished the season ninth in the nation. It was against No. 13 Kentucky on Jan. 24 that Arkansas scored a 49.525 on the floor, the second-highest event total in program history. The Razorbacks’ success on the floor helped them lock in back-to-back SEC wins against No. 20 Missouri and No. 10 Georgia mid-way through the season. The consecutive wins marked the first time since 2017 that Arkansas won two-straight conference meets and consecutive meets against a ranked opponent.
During her first season at the helm, Wieber coached two regular-season All-Americans in Sophia Carter and Kennedy Hambrick. Carter finished the season ranked 11th on the floor while Hambrick closed out her sophomore campaign ranked 16th in the all-around. Arkansas saw six Gymbacks wrap up the season ranked in the top 100 by Road to Nationals in at least one event, with four Hogs finishing with multiple top 100 rankings. With Wieber’s lead, Arkansas won 27 event titles through 10 meets. Hambrick finished the season with the most individual titles among the Gymbacks, securing 11 event titles including a team-high four all-around titles.
Wieber joins the likes of other Michigan greats who were also recently inducted into the MSHOF, including Olympic swimmer Allison Schmitt, football player Charles Woodson, author Mitch Albom and professional baseball player Derek Jeter.
The Michigan Sports Hall of Fame Induction Classes are made up of memorable contributors from multiple sports that have achieved prominence and represented their teams, schools and the State of Michigan. The MSHOF is committed to impacting their communities and inspiring people by celebrating & honoring the traditions, legacies and history of sports throughout the state of Michigan.
Coach Wieber and the Gymbacks will open up the 2021 season on Jan. 8 in Baton Rouge as they take on LSU. Arkansas will then host the Tigers the following week on Jan.15 for the Gymbacks’ home opener in Barnhill Arena. Stay tuned for more information regarding season and single-meet tickets.
Don’t Miss This Exclusive Razorback Gymnastics Event!
Join us on Sunday, December 20 for our Virtual Q&A Meet the Gymbacks. This virtual meeting is set to start at 6:00 p.m. through Zoom. Hear about the upcoming Razorback Gymnastics season and what to expect from the team. Click the link to RSVP and submit any questions you might have for Coach Jordyn Wieber!
Can’t make it to Fayetteville this winter to see the Gymbacks in action?
Head coach Jordyn Wieber and the GymBacks want to see you in the stands in Barnhill Arena this season! With attendance being limited in person, fans will have the opportunity to purchase a personalized cutout of themselves to be installed in the stands at all Gymnastics meets this season. Cutouts start at just $50 and VIP cutouts can be purchased for $100. VIP cutouts will be placed in the front row of the arena and will be signed by Coach Wieber at the end of the season.
Use THIS LINK to purchase yours today!
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