Freshman Leanne Wong is still getting used to the fatigue that comes with competing on a weekly basis. But if the first month of her collegiate career was any indication, Wong may be in for an illustrious tenure in the orange and blue.
Wong took home the first all-around title of her UF career in Friday’s meet with a staggering 39.625. A week after scoring a nation-leading 9.975 on the uneven bars in Florida’s win at Georgia, Wong scored a perfect 10.0 in the rotation against Arkansas, while simultaneously helping the Gators secure the nation’s highest score on bars with a 49.725. It marked the first 10.0 in Wong’s competitive gymnastics career.
In the next rotation, Wong would register another career-high, scoring a 9.925 on beam.
It may still be incredibly early into her collegiate career, but Wong is already making her presence felt on a talent-heavy Florida team.
“I really didn’t know what to expect, just competing every single week,” Wong said. “Just from the beginning, I didn’t think, like ‘I need to get a 10, I need to get a 10.’ I just had to focus on what I need to do to get a 10.”