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Acrobatics & Tumbling Athletes of the Week – Feb. 22-26, 2023


Athlete of the Week
Cameron King – Limestone
King, a sophomore base and tumbler from Peletier, N.C., competed in nine heats and team event during Limestone’s win over Converse. Her performance was highlighted by six heats that scored a 9.50 or higher, including a 9.95 in the seven-element acro and open pyramid heats. She also helped LU record a pair of 9.90 scores in the compulsory pyramid and compulsory toss heats.

Specialist of the Week
Savannah Venters – Limestone

Venters, a senior from Winder, Ga., starred in the pyramid event last week as Limestone topped Belmont Abbey. Her performance was highlighted by a 9.95 in the open pyramid and a 9.60 in the inversion pyramid.

Freshman of the Week
Natalie Podsednik -Mary Hardin-Baylor
Podsednik, a base from Fort Worth, Texas, competed in seven heats and team event for Mary Hardin-Baylor last week during a win over East Texas Baptist. She helped the Cru to two scores of 9.75 or higher, including a 9.85 in the synch pyramid and a 9.75 in the compulsory pyramid.

Conference Carolinas

Athlete of the Week
Genesis Carson – Limestone
A sophomore top/tumbler from Newport News, Virginia, Carson was instrumental in helping the Saints remain unbeaten (4-0) this season with a 266.060-247.405 win over No. 8 Converse on Friday, Feb. 24. It’s the third win over a ranked team this season for Limestone. Carson competed in 11 different heats throughout the meet including the team event. She started the Saints off strong in the compulsory event competing in 3-of-4 heats and posting a pair of 9.9 scores in the compulsory pyramid and compulsory toss. Her performances helped the saints to achieve the highest compulsory total for the season in each heat as well as a total score of 38.00/40.00 overall. Carson had a nearly perfect 9.95/10.0 in the 7-element acro heat and another near perfect score of a 9.95/10.0 in the open pyramid. She also competed in the open toss (8.7/9.5), the duo pass (8.9/9.6) and aerial pass (9.425/9.6).