Sophia Carter

AA | Senior | 5-2 | Blue Springs, Mo. | Great American Gymnastics

Quick Hits
The second Razorback in program history to be named the SEC Specialist of the Week (1/30/18), the first Razorback in program history to earn the award twice (2/11/20).
Set the program record on the beam with a 9.975 against Georgia (1/26/18).
The only athlete in program history to record a 9.975 twice on the same event.

Personal Bests
VT: 9.700, at Florida, Feb. 23, 2018
UB: 9.825, (2x) last vs. Alabama, Feb. 8, 2019
BB: 9.975 (2x) last vs. Arizona, March 2, 2018
FX: 9.950, (7x) last at LSU, Feb. 28, 2020
AA: 39.225, at Florida, Feb. 23, 2018

Junior Season (2020)

All-SEC Honoree… WCGA Regular Season All-American on Floor… Finished the regular season ranked 11th in the country in the Floor Exercise with an NQS of 9.925 and average of 9.907 and ranked sixth among SEC gymnasts … Also recorded an NQS of 9.860 on the Balance Beam, good for 58th overall … Claimed event titles eight times throughout the 2020 season to bring her career total to 24 (10 on BB, 14 on FX) … Competed balance beam and floor in every meet in 2020, recorded a season high 9.925 on the beam in back-to-back meets at Missouri (Jan. 31) and against Georgia (Feb. 7) … Earned SEC Specialist of the Week after her beam performance against the Bulldogs – her scored helped Arkansas to a season-best 49.275 in the event … Scored no lower than a 9.875 on the floor all season, with a season high 9.95 performance first against Denver (Jan. 17) and then again at LSU (Feb. 28) … Anchored every meet on Floor in 2020 … Competed on the uneven bars twice at Florida (9.575, Jan. 10) and at Oklahoma (9.675, Jan. 20).

Sophomore Season (2019)
Regular Season Second Team All-American on the Floor Exercise from the Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) … Ninth regular season All-American in program history, third on the floor … WCGA Scholastic All-American … SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll recipient … Finished the regular season ranked 10th in the country in the Floor Exercise with an NQS of 9.935 … Also recorded an NQS of 9.875 on the Balance Beam, good for 44th overall … Qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual in the floor exercise … Earned scores of 9.850 or higher in 19 consecutive meets heading into the NCAA Championships, dating back to last season … Claimed event titles 12 times throughout the 2019 season … Opened the year with the top score in the floor vs. No. 2 Oklahoma on Jan. 5 at 9.950 … It also matched the highest by a sophomore at Arkansas, she was the first sophomore Gymback since 2015 to earn the score … Picked up two event titles on the road against No. 18 Arizona in the beam (9.900) and floor (9.875) events, helping the team to its first win of the season at 195.800 to 194.725 … Earned a shared of the FX crown after a 9.900 score at No. 16 Kentucky, a 9.950 at No. 6 Georgia and against No. 8 Alabama, turning in a score of 9.900 … Shared two event titles against No. 5 LSU on Feb. 22, turning in scores of 9.950 on floor and 9.900 on beam … Matched the highest score the night on floor against No. 3 Florida at 9.925 … Elevate The Stage’s top performer in beam with a score of 9.900 on March 8 … Posted two event victories at the Arkansas Quad meet on March 16, with her fourth 9.950 of the year in floor and 9.900 on beam, as part of a clean sweep for the Gymbacks in event titles … Recorded the team’s top score on floor at 9.900 in the second round of the NCAA Regional on April 5 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana … Earned a 9.8375 at the NCAA Championships, scoring a 9.900 from one judge on the panel … Anchored every meet on Floor in 2019.

Freshman Season (2018)
Earned All-SEC and All-SEC Freshman Team accolades for her performance at the SEC Championships of a 9.850 on balance beam and 9.875 on floor …. Made her collegiate debut for Arkansas at LSU on Jan. 5 scoring a 9.900 on balance beam and a 9.625 on the floor exercise … Made her first appearance on bars at home against Kentucky on Jan. 12 scoring a 9.675 … After a personal-best 9.950 on floor and a program best 9.975 on beam against Georgia Jan. 26, she was awarded SEC Specialist of the Week (Jan. 30) …. Competed for the first time in the All-Around at Florida on Feb. 23 with a score of 39.225 …. Also made her career debut on vault in the meet with a personal-best score of 9.700 at Florida Feb. 23 …. Repeated her program record beam score of 9.975 against Arizona (March 2) …. At the NCAA Regionals competed on balance beam with a score of 9.800 and on floor exercise with a score of 9.850 … Led the team on the floor at the NCAA Championships with a score of 9.8625 … Recorded a 9.800 on the beam at the NCAA Championships … 12-of-14 scores on the beam were 9.800 or higher in 2018.

Prior to Arkansas
Great American Gymnastic Express Center in Blue Springs, Missouri … Level 10 since 2012 … Missouri state champion in vault, beam, floor and all-around in spring of 2017 … Finished second on bars at state in 2017 … Concluded her season at the Level 10 Junior Olympic National, finishing fifth in the all-around (37.800) … Competed at the Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals in 2013, 2014 and 2015, finishing tied for first in floor exercise (9.700) and tied for third on beam in 2014 … Three-time Missouri state champion in the all-around (2014-16) and beam (2014-16), two-time Missouri state champion on vault (2015-16) and one-time Missouri state champion in floor exercise (2016) and one-time champion on bars (2015) … 2015 Region 4 champion in the all-around, bars, beam and floor exercise … Won first place on beam at the 2014 Region 4 Championships.

Daughter of David and Vicki Carter Hottenrott and attended Blue Springs South High School in Blue Springs, Missouri … Plans to major in pre-med … She is the first gymnast in program history from the nearby Show Me State.

2019 Performances

Jan. 5Oklahoma9.60009.72509.9500
Jan. 12 at Arizona9.70009.90009.8750
Jan. 18at Kentucky9.77509.9000
Jan. 26Metroplex Challenge9.75009.8500
Feb. 1at Georgia9.57509.82509.9500
Feb. 8Alabama9.82509.37509.9000
Feb. 15at Auburn9.85009.9000
Feb. 22LSU9.75009.90009.9500
Mar. 1Florida9.62509.30009.9250
Mar. 8Elevate The Stage9.90009.9250
Mar. 16Arkansas Quad9.90009.9500
Mar. 23SEC Championships9.25009.8500
April 4NCAA Regionals9.82509.9000
April 19NCAA Championships9.8375
Season Average9.6799.7049.910

2018 Performances

Jan. 5at LSU9.9009.625
Jan. 12Kentucky9.6759.9009.800
Jan. 19at Missouri9.8009.825
Jan. 26Georgia9.9759.950
Feb. 2at Alabama9.8259.675
Feb. 9Auburn9.7509.825
Feb. 16GymQuarters9.8509.000
Feb. 24at Florida9.7009.8259.8759.82539.225
Mar. 2Arizona9.6009.9759.900
Mar. 9at Oklahoma9.6509.2759.875
Mar. 16Denver | Iowa State9.9009.900
Mar. 24SEC Championship9.8509.875
April 8Regionals9.8009.850
April 20NCAA Championships9.80009.8625