Leah Smith - Gymnastics - Arkansas Razorbacks

Leah Smith

AA | Freshman | 5-1 | Spring, Texas | World Champions Centre

Personal Bests
VT: 9.875 (2x), last at Elevate the Stage, March 6, 2022
UB: 9.850 (5x), last at Norman Regional Final, April 2, 2022
BB: 9.900 (2x), last vs. Georgia, Feb. 25, 2022
FX: 9.900 at Elevate the Stage, March 6, 2022
AA: 39.425 (2x), last at Elevate the Stage, March 6, 2022

Freshman Season (2022)
SEC All-Freshman Team honoree (UB, AA)… Competed all-around eight times in her rookie season… Made collegiate debut on Jan. 14 against Auburn, placed third all-around with a score of 39.175… Set a career high of 9.900 on balance beam at Florida… Placed in the top five in all events against SEMO and notched a new career high on floor of 9.875 along with matching her bars best of 9.850… Took home the all-around title against SEMO with a score of 39.425, Arkansas’ first freshman all-around crown since 2020 and highest all-around score by a freshman since Kennedy Hambrick posted a 39.425 in 2019… Placed top five on vault against Kentucky (9.825)… Took third all-around at Missouri Tri-Meet (Feb. 20) with a 38.750… Finished third on vault and set a new career high at Alabama (March 4) with a 9.875… Matched her new high on vault two days later at Elevate the Stage with a 9.875, also matched her bars high of 9.850 and set a new best on floor of 9.900 en route to a 39.425 all-around score, which tied her career high and placed her in fourth… Tied for third on floor at Denver Quad with a 9.875 mark and placed sixth all-around (39.225)… Posted the top freshman bars (9.825) and all-around (38.825) scores of the afternoon session at SECs to earn SEC All-Freshman Team honors… Bounced back from an injury on day one to lead off the bars lineup at the Norman regional final and scored a 9.850 to tie for eighth

Prior to Arkansas
The Spring, Texas-native recently won the crown for the 2021 Nastia Liukin Cup, delivering the highest scoring floor routine of the competition in a clutch fourth-rotation performance, finishing with a 38.800. Smith also had an impressive showing at the 2021 National Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. finishing first on floor and second in the all-around competition.

She has won five Texas championships in the last two years, including two on vault and two on floor. She also has earned multiple Level 10 regional championships, earning beam and all-around championships in 2019 and a vault championship in 2018. In 2019, Smith finished fifth in the country on vault and seventh on beam at the Women’s Junior Olympic National Championships.

Training at World Champions Centre since last summer, Smith has blossomed into a consistent all arounder, scoring over 39 points twice and posting a perfect 10.000 on floor and 9.950s on vault and bars. Prior to training at World Champions Centre, she trained at AIM School and Gymnastics.