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Acrobatics & Tumbling Athletes of the Week – Feb. 13-19, 2023


Athlete of the Week
Karly Nowak – Oregon
Nowak, a senior top, base and tumbler from Howell, N.J., competed in eight heats and team event for the Ducks during a win over Azusa Pacific. She helped Oregon to a score of 9.45 or higher in each of her heats, including a 9.90 in aerial tumbling, a 9.90 in compulsory toss and a 9.70 in acro five-element. Nowak competes as a top, mid-level base and tumbler throughout the meet for Oregon.

Specialist of the Week
Bayley Humphrey – Baylor
Humphrey, a junior from Chandler, Ariz., was a standout mid-level base in all three pyramid heats for Baylor this week. She helped the Bears to a perfect 10.0 in the synch pyramid, while also helping Baylor to scores of 9.85 in both the inversion and open pyramid heats. She has now led Baylor to a perfect 10.0 in a pyramid heat for three-consecutive weeks.

Freshman of the Week
Janai Brown – Limestone
Brown, a base and back base from Lilburn, Ga., competed in eight heats and team event for Limestone last week. Her performance helped Limestone score a 9.50 or higher in four heats, including a 9.80 in the compulsory toss and a 9.70 in the open pyramid.

Conference Carolinas

Athlete of the Week
Cameron King – Limestone
In the compulsory event King competes in the main base position in all three segments and her efforts helped the Saints score a 9.4/10.0 in the Compulsory Acro heat. She is a mid-level on the compulsory pyramid and she helped the Saints achieve a 9.65/10.0 as well as a 9.8/10.0 in the compulsory toss rounding out the compulsory event with a 37.60, which was the highest compulsory score of the season. King continued to shine in the acro event, scoring a 9.1 in the 6 Element and a 9.7 in the 7 Element Acro heats, performing 1-1 connections. In the pyramid event she competed a 1-1 High H-H pyramid that is only performed by a select few teams across the nation and scored a 9.4/10.0. In the Pymarid Event, King and Limestone scored a 9.3 in the Synchronized Heat and a 9.7 in the Open Pyramid Heat. In the Toss Event, King was a base. She competed in every basing portion in the team event and she performed another 1-1 connection as the main base and completed the skill without assistance.

Mountain East Conference

Athlete of the Week
Abbie Baker – Frostburg State
Baker, a top and tumbler from Berlin, Md., competed in 12 heats and team event for the Bobcats during a non-conference win over King University. Baker competed in six heats that scored a 9.50 or higher during the meet, including a 9.85 in the compulsory pyramid and a 9.80 in the synch pyramid. She also turned in a 9.55 in the open tumbling pass against the Pioneers.