Sophia Carter

AA | Junior | 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)
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, at Florida, Feb. 23, 2018
BB: 9.975 (2x) last vs. Arizona, March 2, 2018
FX: 9.950, vs. Georgia, Jan. 26, 2018
AA: 39.225, at Florida, Feb. 23, 2018

As a Freshman (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