2021 SEC Vault Champion
2021 SEC All-Freshman Team
2021 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
An outstanding all-around gymnast … Trained all four events in her debut season, which provided depth for the squad … Won the SEC vault title with a career high 9.95 … Owns career highs of 9.95 on vault, 9.875 on floor and 9.825 on beam.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2021)
Competed on vault for the Tigers in every meet … Scored a 9.80 or higher in all but one meet, her collegiate debut … Scored a perfect 9.95 on her Yurchenko Full at SEC Championships to finish first … It marked the 13th SEC title on vault in school history … In NCAA postseason, she scored a 9.8125 in NCAA Semifinal II, 9.875 in the NCAA Regional Final and 9.825 in the NCAA Regional Second Round … Posted a 9.875 in the regular season finale on vault … In road meets at Kentucky and Alabama, scored a 9.925 and 9.825 on vault respectively … Scored a 9.85 on vault against No. 1 Florida … Earned a career high 9.875 in her first collegiate floor routine and 9.90 on vault at Auburn … Scored a 9.80 on vault against Georgie and Arkansas … Scored a career high 9.825 as a last-second replacement on beam at Arkansas … Named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Trained at Georgia Elite Gymnastics … 2019 J.O. National Champion participant also competed at 2017 P&G Championship and 2017 U.S. Classic … Earned top-10 finishes on vault and in the all-around at the 2019 championship … Finished seventh on bars at the U.S. Classic and ninth in the all-around at both the U.S. Classic and the P&G Championship
Full name is Elena Makenzie Arenas … Born August 31, 2001 … Daughter of Pete and Kim Arenas … Has three siblings, Isabel, Ava, and Alex … Father played baseball and mother was a gymnast at UGA … Chose LSU because it felt like home … Majoring in Business
ARENAS’ CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.950 (3-21-21 at SEC Championships)
Beam: 9.825 (1-15-21 at Arkansas)
Floor: 9.875 (2-5-21 at Auburn)
ARENAS’ CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES