Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 19-25, 2018
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Briannah Tsang - Penn State
* Recorded podium finishes on all five events, including her seventh all-around title of the season (39.600), in the Nittany Lions' dual-meet against George Washington
* Claimed the individual event title on floor (9.950) and vault (9.900), took second on beam (9.900) and tied for third on bars (9.850)
* Her individual event titles on floor and vault marked her fifth title of the season on both events
* The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her fourth career Gymnast of the Week honor and third of the season

Event Specialist of the Week
Makenzey Shank - Rutgers
* Claimed titles on bars and beam to help the Scarlet Knights' defeat Towson, Western Michigan and Ursinus College in quad-meet action
* Tied the school record on beam, posting a 9.925 for the individual event title
* Posted a career-high 9.900 on bars to claim the title
* Collects her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor

Freshman of the Week
Lauren Bridgens - Penn State
* Recorded podium finishes in four events, including a career-high 39.475 in the all-around, in the Nittany Lions' dual-meet against George Washington
* Finished at the top of the podium on bars (9.925), finished third on vault (9.850), beam (9.850) and in the all-around (39.475) and tied for fifth on floor (9.850)
* Tied her career-high scores on floor and bars
* Earns her third career Freshman of the Week honor


Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Maggie Nichols - Oklahoma
Nichols took home the all-around title with a 39.825, the second highest total in the nation this season. The sophomore posted four marks of 9.95 or higher for the second time this season and tied her season high on bars with a 9.950. Nichols took home a share of every event title at Friday’s meet and has posted the top two all-around scores in the nation this season. Her RQS of 39.700 is better than the season high of all but four gymnasts this season. She ranks No.1 nationally in the all-around, bars and beam.

Specialist of the Week
Hilary Green - Iowa State
Over the weekend, Green placed first on the uneven bars in Iowa State's quad meet on Friday night with her new career high 9.925. The team also competed at Lindenwood on Sunday where Green tallied a 9.825 and finished second on bars in the tri-meet.

Newcomer of the Week
Anastasia Webb - Oklahoma
Webb was honored for the sixth time this season as she put together a strong all-around performance against West Virginia. Webb put up at least two scores of 9.9 or higher for the fourth time this season. She took home a share of the vault title with a 9.950, setting a career and season high. Webb finished second in the all-around with a 39.575 and came in second at the meet on both beam (9.950) and floor (9.875). She now has a career high of 9.95 or higher on all four events.


East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Cami Drouin-Allaire - George Washington
Senior Cami Drouin-Allaire (Shoreham, N.Y.) of George Washington University earned her third EAGL Gymnast of the Week honor for 2018 after scoring the second-highest all-around in EAGL this season (39.500) en route to leading the Colonials to a dual win over Penn State. Her all-around placed her second in the meet and was a career-high. The senior co-captain also finished the day second on vault (9.875), third on bars with a career-high matching 9.875, and tied-for-first on floor with a career-high 9.950. She added a 9.825 on beam which tied for sixth. She has broken the 39.000 threshold in the all-around six out of eight weeks of competition this season. Currently, Drouin-Allaire is ranked tied-for-ninth in the nation and No. 1 in the league on vault. Additionally, she ranks second in the league in both floor (tied for 19th Nationally) and all-around (18th Nationally).

Specialist of the Week
Khazia Hislop - North Carolina
Sophomore Khazia Hislop (Concord, Mass.) of the University of North Carolina was honored as EAGL Specialist of the Week for the second-straight week after her three-event performance led the Tar Heels to defeat Brown in a dual competition. Hislop earned first place on all three of her events, scoring a 9.825 on vault, 9.825 on beam, and 9.900 on floor. For three straight competitions, Hislop has earned a top-four placement in each of her events. Following week 8 of competition, Hislop is ranked No. 1 in the league and 13th in the nation on floor. Additionally, she claims the No. 3 spot in EAGL on vault.

Rookie of the Week
Lauren Diggan - New Hampshire
Freshman Lauren Diggan (Sinking Spring, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire earned her second-straight and fourth overall EAGL Rookie of the Week honor after her three-event performance which helped to lead UNH to a tri-meet win at the Air Force Academy with Temple University. She earned three 9.800 scores, on vault, bars, an floor. She had a share of the first-place title on vault and tied for fourth on both bars and floor. Currently, Diggan is ranked No. 3 in the league on bars.


Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Jade Budford – Yale
Sophomore Jade Buford earned three first place finishes this past weekend at the Ivy League Classic. She places first in the all-around with a new career high of 39.225 sticking multiple landings during coemption. She earned a career high on vault with 9.8 which was another first-place finish for her. Her third and final first place finish came on the floor routine as she tied her career high with a 9.9. She rounded out her all-around mark with a 9.8 on bars and a 9.725 on beam. Her performance led Yale to its first Ivy League Classic champions since 2005.

Specialist of the Week
Jessica Wang – Yale
Wang tied her career high on bars with a 9.9 this past weekend at the Ivy League Classic. The score landed her in first place on the event. She was the anchor for bars and her routine helped seal the victory for the Bulldogs at the Ivy League Classic. The 9.9 score also marks the sixth week in a row that she has score 9.8 or better on bars. She also contributed on beam with a 9.625.

Rookie of the Week
Jacey Baldovino – Yale
Freshman Jacey Baldovino wins year another weekly award after placing in second in the all-around at the Ivy League Classic behind only her teammate Jade Buford. Baldovino placed first on beam with a 9.825, fourth on bars with a 9.8, fifth on floor with a 9.8 and pitched in with a 9.575 on vault. Her second-place all-around score was a 39.0.

Coaches' Choice
Anya Barca-Hall – Brown
Anya Barca-Hall the senior from Monterey California earned a new career high this past weekend in her lone event. Barca-Hall competed in the floor routine and won the event at the Ivy League Classic with a score of 9.875. The new career high shattered her old mark of 9.7.


Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Jordan Miranda – West Chester
Sophomore Jordan Miranda competed for the first time in the line-up as an all-arounder. The Golden Rams competed against Maryland and Southern Connecticut State University this past weekend. Miranda tied for second on beam with a 9.775 and placed second in the all-around with a score of 38.45. She rounded out her score with a 9.3 on vault, 9.675 on bars and a 9.7 floor routine.

Specialist of the Week
Myranda Marshall – West Chester
Marshall competed in just one lone event this past weekend. She competed against a strong Maryland bar line-up and placed third with a score of 9.8. The mark aided in the Golden Rams breaking their uneven bar record.

Rookie of the Week
Emily Balasco – Sothern Connecticut State
Balasco was the Owls top finisher on the beam as they competed against West Chester University and Maryland University. She finished third overall on the beam with a score of 9.75.

Coaches' Choice
Kelsey Campbell – Bridgeport
Kelsey Campbell is the captain of the Purple Knights and had a great meet winning the all-around. She led off with a solid bar routine that scored 9.75. She continued on to the beam with a 9.675 even with an error. Campbell moved to the floor routine to score 9.725 and finished up her day with the vault earning a 9.725. Her four events combined for her all-around score of 38.875.


Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Rachel Stypinski - Kent State
All-American Rachel Stypinski matched her career-high of 39.550 to win the all-around at Sunday’s Pink Meet against Eastern Michigan. Her all-around score is tied for the third-highest in program history and she is now the only gymnast in Kent State history to earn a 39.550 or higher in multiple all-around competitions. Stypinski also won the floor exercise and balance beam titles by .075 each. The senior received a perfect 10 from one judge on floor, as she tied her career-high score of 9.975, which is also tied for the second-best score in program history. Stypinski scored a 9.925 on beam, her fourth straight meet with a 9.900 or higher on the apparatus. She started the meet with a season-best 9.825 on vault and also earned a 9.825 on uneven bars.

Specialist of the Week
Anna Martucci - Northern Illinois
NIU Junior Anna Martucci (Clarkston, Mich./Our Lady of the Lakes) anchored the floor squad with a 9.925 to tie her career best and the third highest individual floor score at NIU.


Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Schyler Jones - Texas Woman's
Jones was named the MIC Gymnast of the Week for the second time this season, and earned her third MIC weekly award in 2018. In a quad meet that included conference rivals Southeast Missouri and Centenary as well as Bridgeport, Jones earned a pair of first place finishes Sunday while scoring a 9.800 or above on all of her events. The senior's 9.875 performance on beam tied for the highest score of the meet and clinched first place, while her 9.800 on vault was also the top finish, and her 9.850 on beam notched second place to lead the Pioneers to the meet victory.

Performance of the Week
Mallory Moredock - Texas Woman's
Moredock earned her third MIC weekly award with this week's MIC Performance of the Week. The senior tied for the highest score in Sunday's quad with a 9.875 routine on beam for first place. Moredock also posted a pair of 9.775's on vault and floor to direct the Pioneers to a team victory over SEMO, Centenary and Bridgeport.

Newcomer of the Week
Aleah Leman - Lindenwood
In last Sunday's Senior Day meet versus Iowa State and Illinois State, Leman scored a season-high 9.825 on the floor. That mark was the highest on the squad, and she finished third overall. Leman also contributed to the team score on the vault with a mark of 9.700. Her performance helped Lindenwood set a season-high team score of 195.175, and the Lady Lions finished second at the meet.


Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Darian Burns - Seattle Pacific
Seattle Pacific sophomore Darian Burns (Atlanta, GA) topped 39 points last Friday (Feb. 23) for the first time in her career to share the all-around title (39.150), also tying for first-place on floor (9.850) and winning the vault outright (9.825), in a home triangular with Alaska Anchorage and Sacramento State. Her four-event total was the sixth highest in school history and helped the Falcons to a season-best total of 192.825. Her vault score was a career-high as was her second-place tying balance beam mark of 9.800. This is the second career MPSF weekly honor for Burns, previously earning a freshman award last year.

Specialist of the Week
Analise Howard - Air Forc
Air Force junior Analise Howard (Westminster, CA) collected a pair of 9.850 scores to place second on uneven bars and third on balance beam in a home tri-meet against No. 35 New Hampshire and Temple (Feb. 24). The Falcons placed second in the meet. This is the third career MPSF Specialist award for Howard, including two this year. Air Force also has six of the eight conference specialist awards this year.

Freshman of the Week
Kelley Hebert - UC Davis
UC Davis freshman Kelley Hebert (Dublin, CA) tied teammate Alexis Brown for the all-around title (39.025) in last Friday’s road dual at San Jose State (Feb. 23). She tied for second on the balance beam with a 9.800, was third on floor with a 9.850, and fifth on uneven bars (9.700). Hebert became the third Aggie freshman to break the 39-point barrier more than once, joining Brown (2015) and Katie Yamamura (2010). This is the conferencehigh fourth MPSF weekly honor for Hebert this year.


Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Shani Remme (39.450) - Boise State

Specialists of the Week
Megan McBride (9.850) - Southern Utah - Co-Vault
Madison McBride (9.850) - Southern Utah - Co-Vault
Angel Zhong (9.850) - BYU - Co-Vault
Mikaela Meyer (9.850) - Utah State - Co-Vault

Shannon Hortman-Evans (9.900) - BYU - Uneven Bars
Shani Remme (9.925) - Boise State - Balance Beam
Kyleigh Greenlief (9.950) - BYU - Floor Exercise



National Collegiate Gymnastics Association East

Gymnast of the Week
Alexandra Puryear - Ursinus
Puryear posted a season-high 37.950 at Saturday’s quad meet at Rutgers, finishing fourth and beating out a gymnast from Division I Western Michigan. Puryear scored season highs on the vault (9.550 and uneven bars (9.450) and added strong performances on the beam (9.325) and floor (9.6250). Her all-around tally was more than a full point higher than her previous season best.

Specialist of the Week
Carolyn Nichols - Ithaca
Nichols had a fantastic afternoon this past Sunday, helping the Bombers score a first-place finish in the team’s final home meet of the 2018 campaign at the Harriet Marranca Memorial Invitational. The junior scored first-place finishes in both of her events on the afternoon, scoring a 9.725 on vault and 9.700 on floor exercise. The efforts helped IC easily surpass both Brockport (183.800) and RIC (174.925), as the squad marked a 189.575. With the two strong performances, Nichols now ranks in the Top-10 for both events in the country heading into the final regular-season meet of the year next Saturday. She currently is first in Division III in vault with a season average of 9.685, while she ranks eighth in floor with a 9.655.


Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Toni-Ann WIlliams - California
* Led the then No. 21 Bears to a program-record 197.500 performance on Sunday to upset No. 4 Utah, who went 197.450. The win marked California's first regular-season victory over the perennial powerhouse in the history of the program.
* Swept every event title in the meet, including the all-around with a program-record 39.700.
* Matched her season-best on floor with a 9.975 despite not having trained in the event in practice for more than two weeks due to injury.
* Also tallied season-bests on bars (9.925), beam (9.900) and in the all-around (39.700).
* Currently tied for third place in the nation on floor exercise, posting an average of 9.896.
* Claimed her first Pac-12 weekly honor of the season, the first Gymnast of the Week award for Cal this year.

Specialist of the Week
Christine Peng-Peng Lee - UCLA
* Earned her eighth Pac-12 Specialist of the Week award of her career, tying the all-time record for weekly gymnastics specialist awards alongside Vanessa Zamarripa (UCLA) and Georgia Dabritz (Utah). This also marks the eighth week in a row UCLA has earned the specialist title, the most wins by any program in one season ever.
* Helped No. 3 ranked UCLA post a season-high team score of 198.075 to defeat No. 8 Oregon State, which tallied 196.525.
* Scored a 9.975 on beam, tying for first in the event with teammate Katelyn Ohashi, and 9.875 on bars to tie for third place.
* Ranked No. 2 in the country on beam, an event in which she’s earned two perfect 10.0 scores this season.

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Cairo Leonard-Baker - Arizona State
* Helped then No. 17 Arizona State capture the Territorial Cup against in-state rival Arizona (196.725-195.025) last Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.
* Won the all-around title by recording a 39.475, and claimed first-place finishes on bars and floor, posting career-high scores of 9.875 and 9.950, respectively.
* Also matched her career-best with a 9.850 on vault, which tied for second place in the event.
* Her 9.875 on floor helped the Gym Devils cap the meet with a season-best 49.400 team score in the event.
* Tied for the No. 10 spot in the nation on uneven bars with an average of 9.893.


Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Sarah Finnegan - LSU
Finnegan took home three event titles, finished first in the all-around and finished second on floor at No. 15 Georgia Friday night. She finished with a score of 39.675 in the all-around for her second-highest mark of the season. Finnegan recorded four scores of 9.90 or higher against the Bulldogs, including a 9.95 on beam to cap off the night. Overall, she ranks first on the team with 18 individual titles this season. Finnegan owns 38 titles for her career, including 16 on beam for the second most in LSU history.

Specialist of the Week
Nickie Guerrero - Alabama
Guerrero led Alabama to a season-best 197.300 at No. 16 Auburn last Friday. She tied her career-best score on the vault with a 9.95. Guerrero also posted wins on the balance beam and floor exercise with scores of 9.9 and 9.925, respectively. She has now posted six scores of 9.9 or better on the vault this season. On the balance beam, Guerrero has scored 9.9 or better five times, including a season-best 9.95 at Florida. On the floor exercise, she has scored four consecutive 9.9 or better marks, including a season-best 9.925 at Auburn.

Freshman of the Week
Megan Skaggs - Florida
Skaggs turned in collegiate bests of 9.90 for both events competed versus No. 11 Arkansas – uneven bars and balance beam. Both marks shared third overall. She has been in the last four bars lineups, all with marks of 9.8 or better. Skaggs returned to the beam lineup Friday after resting her ankle. It was her fourth beam performance, all with 9.80 or better.


Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)

All-Around
Samantha Wiekamp - UW-La Crosse
Wiekamp captured the all-around (38.225) and placed second on the vault (9.700) in UWL's dual victory at UW-Whitewater February 24. She set a season-high with her score in the all-around. UWL set season-highs for overall (192.125) and uneven parallel bars (48.225) in the dual.

Specialist
Alyssa Huch - Hamline
Competing on Senior Night in her last home meet on Feb. 25, Hutch posted her season’s best performance. In a 184.775-179.525 win over Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.), she competed in two events, placing first on the vault with 9.475 and second on the uneven bars with 9.250.