Makarri Doggette Is Named SEC Co-Specialist Gymnast of the Week

Tyler Martin

University of Alabama gymnastics might have struggled to start the 2020 season with an 0-2 record, but one freshman is catching the eye of the Southeastern Conference for her stellar performance against No. 1 Oklahoma on Friday night.  

Crimson Tide freshman gymnast Makarri Doggette has been named the SEC Co-Specialist of the Week alongside, Missouri's Helen Hu. 

Doggette helped lead the Crimson Tide to a 197.400 score, which is a program best score for a home-opening meet, against the Sooners. The Pickerington, Oh. native posted three scores of 9.9 or better including a 9.950 on the uneven bars. Her performance on the uneven bars gave Alabama a team score of 49.425, which is the Crimson Tide's best team total since 2018. 

The freshman is ranked No. 1 in the SEC in the uneven bars exercise and her 9.950 against Oklahoma was the highest of anyone in the SEC this season to this point. 

She scored a 9.925 and 9.900 on the floor exercise and balance beam, respectively.

Doggette will have the opportunity to build off of her early success, when the Crimson Tide is in action again on Jan. 25 in Ft. Worth, TX., at the Metroplex Challenge against Oklahoma, Georgia, and Denver.