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Acrobatics & Tumbling Athletes of the Week – March 21-26, 2023


Athlete of the Week
Kamryn Kitchens – Baylor
Kitchens, a senior top and tumbler from Kennesaw, Ga., competed in 10 heats and team event during both of Baylor’s meets last week, which included wins over Frostburg State and Quinnipiac. In her 20 heats last week, Kitchens helped Baylor to 17 scores of 9.50 or higher, including a pair of perfect 10s in the compulsory toss and aerial tumbling heats. She also helped BU score a 9.95 in both the compulsory pyramid and compulsory toss heats.

Specialist of the Week
Jordan Gruendler – Baylor
Gruendler, a sophomore top from San Antonio, Texas, starred in the pyramid event for Baylor last week. Gruendler serves as a top with just a single mid-level base in both the inversion and open pyramid heats for the Bears. Her performance last week included a pair of perfect 10s in the inversion pyramid and a pair of 9.95 scores in the open pyramid.

Freshman of the Week
Isabella Mongelluzzo – Frostburg State

Mongelluzzo, a base from Meyersville, Md., competed in 10 heats and team event for Frostburg State last week. Her performance included six scores of 9.90 or higher, including a perfect score (9.9/9.9) in the open toss and a 9.95 in the compulsory toss.

Conference Carolinas

Cameron King – Limestone
A sophomore base/tumbler from Peletier, North Carolina, King led the Saints to a pair of wins in a tri-meet on Wednesday, March 22 with a 256.875-247.980 win over Lander and a 256.875-240.045 victory against Emmanuel. This is King’s second honor of the season. King competed in nine individual heats and the team event highlighted by a perfect 10 in the open pyramid. In the three compulsory heats, she recorded a 9.10 in acro, a 9.65 in pyramid and a 9.75 in toss. She added a 9.3 and a 9.5 in the 5 and 7 element acro heats, respectively and then posted scores of 9.95 in the inverted pyramid and a 9.9 in the synchronized pyramid. She also had an 8.6 out of 9.9 in the synchronized toss.

Mountain East Conference

Katey Koehl – Fairmont State
Koehl, a junior top, base and tumbler from Hartville, Ohio, competed in 10 heats and team event for Fairmont State last week, including seven heats that scored a 9.50 or higher. Her performance was highlighted by a 9.80 in the open pyramid and a 9.75 in the compulsory pyramid, compulsory toss and synchronized pyramid heats. She also turned in a score of 9.70 in the open tumbling pass as the Falcons picked up a non-conference victory over East Stroudsburg on Sunday afternoon.