Suni Lee finalist for Honda Sport Award for Gymnastics

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Auburn freshman Sunisa Lee’s season may be over, but that won’t stop her from getting recognized for her efforts.

Lee was named as one of four finalists for the Honda Sport Award for Gymnastics on Tuesday, sharing the honor with Florida’s Trinity Thomas, Oregon State’s Jade Carey and Lexy Ramler of Minnesota. The Honda Sport award is given across 12 different collegiate women’s sports to the best athlete of their respective sport.

Awards haven’t come scarce to Lee this year. She won four All-America nods at the NCAA championships and four in the regular season, and she was named both the SEC Freshman of the Year and the WCGA Regional Gymnast of the Year for her efforts. Lee also became an SEC champion earlier this year when she earned a perfect 10 on the bars at the SEC championships meet.

Her competition will certainly be tough to beat, however. Florida’s Trinity Thomas has been a particular roadblock for Lee this year, beating her out for the all-around at the NCAA championships and taking the individual SEC championship in the all-around, the vault and the floor. Minnesota’s Lexy Ramler was a finalist last year when Oklahoma’s Anastasia Webb took the title, and Oregon State’s Jade Carey also competed with Lee in Tokyo and was named the PAC-12 Gymnast of the Year.

Lee has not said whether she wants to come back to Auburn next year or move on. Regardless, her freshman campaign is one Tigers fans are sure to remember.