Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Jan. 15-21, 2018
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference

Gymnast and Freshman of the Week
Lexy Ramler - Minnesota
* Recorded five podium finishes, including the all-around title, in the Gophers' dual-meet victory over Michigan State
* Claimed individual titles on beam (9.950) and in the all-around (39.450), placed second on bars (9.875) and floor (9.825), and finished third on vault (9.800)
* Posted the top all-around score in the conference and 14th-best nationally over the weekend
* Earns her first career Gymnast of the Week honor and her first career Freshman of the Week honor

Event Specialist of the Week
Sienna Crouse - Nebraska
* Won both her events with scores of 9.825 or better, helping the Huskers defeat Rutgers
* Posted a career-high 9.900 on floor to win the event
* Collected the event title on vault with a score of 9.825
* The Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor



Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Maggie Nichols - Oklahoma
Nichols was named the Big 12 Gymnast of the Week for the fourth time in her career. It’s her 11th overall nod as she was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week seven times in 2017. Nichols secured the all-around title in the tri-meet with a 39.625, the third-highest score in the nation thus far. She won two event titles with a 9.950 on bars and a 9.925 on beam. Nichols ranks in the top three nationally in the all-around, bars and beam.

Specialist of the Week
Hilary Green - Iowa State
At the Oklahoma tri meet, Green had an impressive bars routine scoring a 9.900. This is the third time she scored a 9.900 in her career. Green closes the Cyclones' efforts on bars, and led them to their highest team score on bars this season of a 49.075.

Newcomer of the Week
Anastasia Webb - Oklahoma
Webb continued to make her presence known, matching her season-opening all-around score with a 39.400. She set two career highs with a 9.875 on both vault and floor. On vault, she was one of five 10.0 start values and her 9.875 helped the Sooners to a nation-leading 49.450 on vault. She tallied at least a 9.825 on all four events and came in second in the all-around.


East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Chelsea Knight - NC State
Senior Chelsea Knight (Waldorf, Md.) from North Carolina State University was honored as EAGL Gymnast of the Week on January 23rd, after posting the highest all-around score in EAGL so far this season (39.450). She led the Wolfpack to post the highest team total in EAGL so far this season (196.350) while defeating Ball State and William & Mary. Anchoring every event, Knight’s all-around total was the tied for the 11th highest mark in program history and was also the tenth time in her career she’s score 39.000 or above. In addition, her 9.900 on vault during Week Three is the second-highest in the conference for 2018. In this past weekend’s tri-meet, Knight finished first on vault (9.900) and beam (9.900), while tying for second on floor (9.850) and tying for third on bars (9.800).

Specialist of the Week
Mikayla Robinson - North Carolina
Sophomore Mikayla Robinson (Chantilly, Va.) from the University of North Carolina earned EAGL Specialist of the Week accolades after recording personal records on vault (9.800) and floor (9.900) as UNC tallied its highest team total of the season (195.300) in a win over Temple University. Robinson’s floor score took first-place in the dual meet and is the second-highest floor score in the league this season (behind teammate Khazia Hislop’s 9.950 recorded during Week Two). She now holds the current UNC team’s third-highest career-best on floor, just behind Hislop’s 9.950 and Morgan Lane’s 9.925. She is ranked fourth in the league for floor. Robinson’s vault score put her in fourth place, but was just 0.025 away from the first-place score.

Rookie of the Week
Haley Brechwald - Pittsburgh
For the second-straight week, freshman Haley Brechwald (Springfield, Va.) from the University of Pittsburgh was recognized as EAGL Rookie of the Week as the Panthers moved into the No. 1 spot in the EAGL team rankings. The newcomer won the all-around competition for the second weekend in a row (39.300) against EAGL opponent, New Hampshire. She tied for first on bars for the second time in a row (9.875) and won floor outright (9.875). Additionally, she tied for fifth on vault (9.750) and tied for sixth on beam (9.800). Her all-around score was a career-best and is the fourth-highest all-around in the league this season, giving her an average all-around that ranks her No. 4. Brechwald is ranked No. 1 on bars in EAGL and has now won six titles between her first two meets as a freshman.


Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Sahara Gipson – Temple
Gipson had three solid performances competing at UNC over the weekend. Her vault routine garnered a high score for her during the meet of 9.7. The 9.7 also helped the Owls get a team mark of 48.625 at the vault. She continued her day by hitting identical scores of 9.675 with her floor and beam routines.

Specialist of the Week
Jessica Wang – Yale
Wang had a fantastic uneven bars routine in its first home meet of the year competing against University of Pennsylvania. Her routine was good enough of a score of 9.85. That score was impressive in many ways. It was team high, it received her first place on the event and was also a meet high score for any event.

Rookie of the Week
Katie Waldman – William & Mary
Waldman had an outstanding afternoon that saw her capture fourth in the all-around at a North Carolina State tri-meet. She received multiple career highs in achieving her 38.925 all-around score. Her other career highs came in the vault (9.8) and uneven bars (9.775). She finished off her weekend tying her career high on the beam with a score of 9.75.

Coaches' Choice
Jordyn Oster – Temple
Oster helped the Owls in a big way this past weekend as she had to fill in for an injured teammate. She was able to fill in and work to compete on the beam and floor exercise. She came in and received a beam score of 9.725 and a floor score of 9.7. Both scores were good enough to be counted toward the team total as Oster played a vital role.


Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Maya Reimers – Bridgeport
Maya Reimers competed in her first all-around for the 2018 season. She started off her 2018 all-around campaign by leading her team in two events and helping them post a season high for the team score. Reimers tied for first with a score of 9.825, her highest mark of the day, in the floor exercise. She continued an outstanding meet a vault score of 9.675, bars score of 9.6 and a beam score of 9.75. The marks combined gave her the all-around score of 38.85 to win the all-around competing against Brown.

Specialist of the Week
Lauren Ramirez – Bridgeport
Ramirez specializing on the balance beam this year performed an outstanding routine this past weekend. The freshman scored the highest score for the team this week with a 9.8. That mark was also good enough for her to claim first place on the beam for the Purple Knights.

Rookie of the Week
Cadi Borsellino – Southern Connecticut State
Freshman Cadi Borsellino completed a feat that hasn’t been done in almost a decade for the Owl’s. Borsellino posted an impressive all-around score of 38.025 competing against Cornell and SUNY Cortland. She finished second in the all-around and placed seventh on the floor with a score of 9.6, seventh on bars with a 9.65 and 10th on beam with a 9.375.

Coaches' Choice
Lindsey Mathis – West Chester
Mathis performed great in her lone event this past weekend competing against Ursinus College. Her score of 9.525 was good for third in the event and helped West Chester to sweep all four events at the dual meet.


Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Rachel Stypinski - Kent State
All-American Rachel Stypinski improved from the first meet of the season and earned a 39.425 to win the all-around title for the second time in as many weeks in Kent State’s 195.925-195.200 win over Northern Illinois. Stypinski picked up event wins on balance beam (9.925) and floor exercise (9.900) and tied for second in a competitive uneven bars competition (9.875). The senior is currently No. 9 nationally in the all-around, No. 3 on beam, No. 8 on floor and No. 15 on bars.

Specialist of the Week
Amelia Mohler - Western Michigan
The Western Michigan gymnastics team delivered arguably one of its best meets in program history this early on in the season with a 195.425 at Central Michigan on Saturday, Jan. 20. The highest score on the day for the Brown and Gold belonged to sophomore Amelia Mohler, who finished with a career-best 9.900 on the uneven bars in her Bronco debut, good for a first place tie. As a team, WMU scored 48.825 overall on the event.


Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Mallory Moredock - Texas Woman's
Moredock had three solid performances competing at the home of the 2017 NCAA National Champions, OU, and versus 15th-ranked Iowa State Sunday. The senior was TWU's highest finisher on vault (9.850), beam (9.775) and floor (9.800) to earn a trio of sixth-place finishes. On vault and beam, Moredock scored higher than every ISU gymnast while leading the Pioneers.

Performance of the Week
Gabrielle Cooke - Illinois State
Cooke had scores of 9.90 and 9.85 from the judges, as she dominated the floor competition and won the event by 0.125. The Chicago, Illinois, native also won the vault (9.775) and all-around (38.875) titles at that event, and finished second on the bars and beam for the Redbirds. ISU picked up its first dual-meet win of the season with a 188.825-186.150 victory over the Seawolves.

Newcomer of the Week
Kayla Baddeley - Illinois-Chicago
Baddeley executed a difficult routine on the vault, a Yurchenko 1/1 worth 9.95 points. Even with a step on her landing, she scored a season high 9.825. That was good for a fourth place finish in a talented field that included then-#8 Boise State and #7 Denver. Baddeley also landed in the top 10 on the beam, where she scored 9.725. That was the highest score of any Flame, an honor she has grabbed in every meet this season. She has not missed a set in collegiate competition, hitting all her routines in three events in each of the Flames' first three meets.


Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Katie Won - San Jose State
San Jose State senior Katie Won (Mesa, AZ) claimed the all-around title with a season-best 39.075 in a meet at Utah State with Sacramento State (Jan. 19). She finished second on the balance beam as she tied her career- high with a 9.850, and added a 9.800 on floor, 9.725 on bars and 9.700 on vault. Won’s routines helped the beam team to the seventh-best beam score in school history (48.975) and the vault team to the 10th-best vault score in school history (48.850). This is Won’s fourth career MPSF weekly award.

Specialist of the Week
Ellie Pascoe-Long - San Jose State
San Jose State junior Ellie Pascoe-Long (Eugene, OR) had the meet of her career as the Spartans competed at Utah State with Sacramento State on (Jan. 19). She won her first two career event titles at the meet, scoring a career-best 9.825 on vault for an outright win and tying her career-high with a 9.850 on floor to share the win. She was part of the vault team which scored a 48.850, to tie for the 10th-best vault score in school history. This is the second career MPSF weekly award for Pascoe-Long.

Freshman of the Week
Kendra Braida - Sacramento State
Sacramento State true freshman Kendra Braida (Elk Grove, CA) led off the Hornet lineup on balance beam and finished with the high score on the team. Braida scored a career-high 9.800 to tie for fifth-place in a three-team meet which featured the host Utah State and San Jose State (Jan.19). The score easily surpassed her previous high of 9.575 from the first two meets. This is the first career MPSF honor for Braida.


Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Shani Remme - Boise State
Remme earned her second Gymnast of the Week honor after earning the same last week when she won the all-around competition in a dual meet vs. Southern Utah. This week she earned an overall score of 39.300. On beam she tied her career-high score of 9.925. Overall, Remme is tied for third nationally with an average score of 9.900 on beam.

Specialists of the Week
Courtney McGregor - Boise State - Vault
McGregor also earned her first weekly conference honor of the season on vault as she finished with a score of 9.850 to finish tops in the conference on the event.
Sandra Collantes - Boise State - Uneven Bars
Collantes earns her first MRGC weekly honor of the season after being named the Bars Specialist of the Week, finishing with a score of 9.875 on the event.
Shani Remme - Boise State - Balance Beam
Mackenzie Douglas - BYU - Floor Exercise
Douglas led the MRGC last week with a 9.875 on floor against Southern Utah on Friday. Her score led to BYU's floor score of 49.200, just shy of the team's season-high 49.225 against California.


National Collegiate Gymnastics Association East

Gymnast of the Week
Stephanie Mager - Brockport
Mager handed in her best all-around score of the season, a 37.875 in a dual meet at Ithaca College. The junior took first on the vault with a score of 9.525, and finished third on the floor with a mark of 9.675. Mager rounded out the meet with a fourth place finish on bars (9.375) and took sixth on the beam (9.300).

Specialist of the Week
Emma Schulz - Cortland
Schulz tied the Cortland school record on balance beam with her winning score of 9.825 in the Red Dragons’ home tri-meet versus Division I Cornell and Division II Southern Connecticut State. She also tied for first place on floor exercise with a season-best 9.725.


Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Elizabeth Price - Stanford
* Earns her first-career Pac-12 honor of the season after recording career bests on balance beam and all-around against Arizona State last week.
* Won every event she participated in, posting 9.950 on beam, vault and uneven bars, 9.925 on floor, and tallying 39.775 in all-around.
* Currently the national leader on bars, floor (tied) and all-around, while ranking third on vault this week.
* Her scores have consistently led the Cardinal squad, highlighted by her perfect performance on the uneven bars in week one, which remains the only 10 score of the 2018 season.

Specialist of the Week
Grace Glenn - UCLA
* The redshirt freshman tied for first on beam on Saturday with a score of 9.950, helping her team notch a national-best 49.525 in the final rotation.
* The score was also a career-high, who averages 9.808 in the event this season.
* Contributed to UCLA’s third win in a row, keeping the Bruins undefeated with a season-high team score of 197.300 over Arizona (195.750).

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Cairo Leonard-Baker - Arizona State
* For the second week in a row, Cairo Leonard-Baker is the reigning Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week.
* Led ASU to its fourth victory over a ranked opponent, defeating No. 20 Stanford, 196.250-195.650.
* Placed second and posted career-highs in both floor (9.900) and beam (9.875), finishing with an all-around score of 39.450 to take second place in the meet.
* Recorded the highest all-around tally of any freshman in collegiate gymnastics so far this season.


Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Sarah Finnegan - LSU
Finnegan won three titles on Friday night in her third-straight all-around appearance to the lead the Tigers to a victory over No. 9 Alabama. She set career highs on both vault (9.90) and bars (9.975). The reigning NCAA bars champion won her ninth career title on the event and second of the season with the second highest score in the event by any gymnast this season. Finnegan capped off a bars lineup that posted the second-highest score in school history (49.625) and the best in the nation. The vault title also marked the first of her career as she won the event on a Yurchenko full in the second spot of the lineup. Finnegan closed her outstanding night by posting the second-highest score of her career on the event with a 9.925.

Specialist of the Week
Sabrina Vega - Georgia
Vega sealed Georgia’s first win of 2018 and the first under head coach Courtney Kupets Carter in the anchor position on floor with a career-high 9.950. Her score on floor was the highest score of the meet and tied a team record. Vega tied her season-high score on beam at 9.875, en route to tying for first place in the event. For the first time this season, she competed in vault and tied her career high against the Tigers.

Freshman of the Week
Sami Durante - LSU
Durante led off LSU’s bar lineup for the third straight meet and scored a career-high 9.90. She performed in front of a school-record crowd of 13,726. LSU’s bar lineup went on to score the second-highest score in school history of 49.625, thanks to Durante’s start in the event. She owns the highest bars average by any freshman in the conference.


Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)

All-Around
Brooke Terry - UW-Stout
Terry claimed four personal best scores, including a first-place finish in the all-around in only her second career all-around performance, as UW-Stout defeated UW-Eau Claire, 186.575-185.475, in Menomonie on Jan. 19. She scored a personal-best 37.725 in winning the all-around event. Terry also scored personal-bests on the uneven bars (9.200), the balance beam (9.650) and the floor exercise (9.575). Terry was seventh on the bars, third on the balance beam and third on the floor exercise. Terry also contributed a fourth-place finish of 9.300 on the vault.

Specialist
Jessica Ahrens - UW-La Crosse
Ahrens won a pair of events in UW-La Crosse's dual victory at Hamline University (Minn.) on Jan. 19. She captured the vault (9.600) and balance beam (9.775). Her score of 9.775 on the balance beam was a career-high.