Women's Gymnasts of the Week – March 5-11, 2018
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Lexy Ramler - Minnesota
* Collected three event titles, including her seventh all-around title of the season, in the Gophers' quad meet against Alaska, California and Sacramento State
* Claimed the all-around title (39.575), finished first on vault (9.850) and bars (9.950), placed second on beam (9.925) and fourth on floor (9.850)
* Posted a 9.950 on bars to eclipse her previous career-high score of 9.925
* Earns her fourth career Gymnast of the Week honor

Event Specialist of the Week
Emma McLean - Michigan
* Recorded podium finishes on both her events with scores of 9.900 or better, helping the Wolverines defeat No. 4 Utah
* Posted a 9.950 on floor to win the event and claim her sixth floor title of the season
* Finished second on vault with a score of 9.900
* The Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her fifth career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor and second of the season

Freshman of the Week
Lauren Bridgens - Penn State
* Recorded a pair of podium finishes in the Nittany Lions' quad-meet against BYU, Texas Woman's University and Utah State
* Recorded the first perfect 10 in program history on the uneven bars for the event title
* Finished at the top of the podium in the all-around (39.375) and on bars (10.000), while tying for seventh on beam (9.825)
* Earns her fifth career Freshman of the Week honor


Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Maggie Nichols - Oklahoma
Nichols was named the Gymnast of the Week after yet another strong performance in the Sooners’ final home meet of the season. She posted her fifth all-around score of 39.7 or higher this season to take home the all-around title with a 39.725. She also claimed the beam title with a near-perfect 9.975. The sophomore posted at least a 9.9 or higher on all four events for the fourth time this season. Nichols recorded a 9.95 or higher on beam for the sixth time this season and finished the meet placing second on bars, floor and vault.

Co-Specialists of the Week
Stefani Catour - Oklahoma
Catour helped lead OU to its highest bar score of the season (49.625). She tied her career-high on bars with a 9.925 in the No. 3 spot and added a 9.850 in the leadoff spot on beam. Catour posted a 9.9 or higher on bars for the third time this season.

Chloe Cluchey - West Virginia
Cluchey’s recognition follows her career-best showing at No. 18 George Washington on March 11. Competing in the lineup’s fifth position, Cluchey finished first outright on uneven bars with a career-high 9.925, 0.125 points better than her previous high of 9.8. Only eight WVU gymnasts have scored higher than Cluchey on bars.

Newcomer of the Week
Lynzee Brown - Denver
Brown competed on bars and beam for DU on Friday night at Oklahoma with consistent performances on both events. She scored a 9.800 on beam and added a 9.850 on bars, which is only .025 off her career high and her third-straight score of 9.850 or higher on the event in her return from injury.


East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Chelsea Knight - North Carolina
Senior Chelsea Knight (Waldorf, Md.) of North Carolina State won her third EAGL Gymnast of the Week honor on March 13th after tying the Wolfpack’s highest all-around score in school history (39.500) in a 2-0 win against Ohio State and Central Michigan with NC State’s season-high of 196.800. Her 39.500 was also a career-high and first-place in the meet. She also won vault with a career-high 9.925 and beam with a 9.925. She tied for second on floor with a 9.900 and earned a score of 9.800 on bars to tie for ninth. Earlier in the weekend, in a dual against No. 2 LSU, Knight won floor with a career-high 9.925 and finished second on beam with a score of 9.925. She took sixth on vault with a 9.850.

Specialist of the Week
Casey Lauter - New Hampshire
Senior Casey Lauter (Northport, N.Y.) of New Hampshire was named Specialist of the Week for the third time this season after scoring a perfect 10.0 on balance beam in her final home meet of her career, a quad meet against Kentucky, Yale and Brown. This was the second 10 on beam in UNH history and the first in 21 years. Lauter is first on beam in EAGL and tied for 12th in the nation (9.910 RQS). She became only the sixth gymnast in the country to record a 10 on beam this season. She won the event in the Wildcats’ quad meet on Sunday, and also won the event in their dual meet Thursday with a 9.850.

Rookie of the Week
Lauren Diggan - New Hampshire
Freshman Lauren Diggan (Sinking Spring, Pa.) of New Hampshire earned her fifth Rookie of the Week honor on March 13th after her consistent three-event performances assisted the Wildcats to go 3-1 in two meets during the weekend. Over the course of the two meets, Diggan scored at least a 9.750 on all six events that she competed in, including four scores of at least 9.800. She placed first on vault (9.775), second on bars (9.825), and sixth on floor (9.800) against Bridgeport. In a quad-meet against Kentucky, Yale, and Brown, she finished in fourth place on bars (9.875) while adding a 9.750 on vault and 9.825 on floor. The freshman is tied for second in EAGL on bars (9.865 RQS).


Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Daisy Todd – Temple
2017 ECAC co-rookie of the year Daisy Todd earns her first weekly award of 2018. She was a key part in a record setting weekend for the Owls. To start off on Friday against University of Pennsylvania and Maryland University Todd helped the Owls set a new program record with a 195.8. She contributed a season-high 9.8 on vault, 9.775 on bars and a 9.675 on beam. On Sunday against Rutgers, Lindenwood and Eastern Michigan, Todd had all her scores count toward the programs new record score of 196.05. She started off on vault where she scored a 9.725. then on the uneven bars she scored a 9.825 one of Temple’s top scorers. To finish off her competition and help the Owls to that new program record she added another 9.825 on the balance beam.

Specialist of the Week
Jaylene Everett – Temple
Everett helped Temple to what was a historic weekend for the Owls. On Friday she scored new career high on vault with a 9.875 good enough for third place. She followed that up later in the day with a floor exercise routine tying her career high of 9.875. The marks helped the team to new team record of 195.8. The team score did not last long as it was broken on Sunday ad Everett and the Owls continued their historic weekend. First on vault she scored a 9.85 which placed her in third. She followed that up with a career high and first place finish on floor with a 9.925. Everett is now just the second Owl in program history to earn a 9.925 for a floor exercise routine and the first since 2002.

Rookie of the Week
Tori Edwards – Temple
Edwards was instrumental in what was a historic weekend for Temple University Women’s Gymnastics. On Friday she led the floor lineup scoring a 9.9 which helped set a new floor exercise record for Temple at 49.150. On the uneven bars she scored a 9.825 and on vault scored a 9.775. Each mark helped Temple set a new team score record that would be broken just two days later. Sunday Edwards competed in the all-around against Eastern Michigan, Lindenwood and Rutgers. She scored a 9.825 on vault, 9.7 on bars, 9.8 on beam and a 9.8 on floor. This helped her set a new career-best all-around score of 39.125 to win the all-around title. The marks also helped Temple to set the new program record of 196.05.

Coaches' Choice
Megan Ryan – Yale
Senior Megan Ryan started her career at Yale as an all-around performer. Over her time at Yale she has learned to hone her skills on the uneven bars. Heading into a meet this weekend against Kentucky, New Hampshire and ECAC rival Brown, she wasn’t sure if she would be able to compete after not finishing warm-ups. She however did compete on the uneven bars almost setting a new season-best score earning a 9.7 for her routine.


Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Kathleen Aberger – Southern Connecticut State
Aberger and the Owls competed at Maryland University this past weekend in a five-team meet. In the three events that she competed in Aberger finished inside the top-20 in all of them. She finished sixth on beam with a score of 9.725, twentieth on bars with a score of 9.6 and a new personal-best score of 9.875 for her floor routine. Her floor score claimed her third place and the top placement for the Owls during competition. Her mark on the floor also helped Southern Connecticut State set a new team season best score.

Specialist of the Week
Kelli Tereshko – Bridgeport
Tereshko makes a return to the weekly awards as specialist of the week. She had an outstanding week in which she competed in two meets for the Purple Knights. On Thursday against New Hampshire she placed third with a score of 9.8 on bars. She improved on Sunday when the team competed at the University of Maryland’s five team meet. She had a .05 improvement to raise her uneven bars score to 9.85.

Rookie of the Week
Melanie Wojewoda – West Chester
Wojewoda continues to have an impressive freshman campaign as she helped the Golden Rams finish second on the uneven bars at Maryland this past weekend. Overall, she scored a 9.825 which placed her at fourth overall on the event.

Coaches' Choice
Alexandra Avendano – Southern Connecticut State
Avendano tied to be Southern’s top scorer on vault this past weekend with a score of 9.625. The mark landed her in 14th place at Maryland’s five-team meet last weekend. She also competed with a floor exercise score of 9.825 to help contribute to the team’s new floor exercise record. The 9.825 score landed her at 11th place for the meet.


Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Rachel Stypinski - Kent State
All-American Rachel Stypinski posted the top all-around score by a Mid-American Conference gymnast since March 6, 2014 with a sensational 39.575 during Friday’s meet against Bowling Green. Stypinski’s score is the third-highest in Kent State history, and she now owns 5 of the program’s top 11 all-around scores all-time. She finished in the top-2 on all four apparatuses and posted three scores of 9.900 or better for the third time this season. Stypinski scored a 9.925 on both uneven bars and floor exercise, taking first on bars with a winning margin of .075 and tying for first in a highly-competitive floor competition between the conference’s two top teams in the event. She added a 9.900 to place second on balance beam and matched her season-high with a 9.825 to start the meet on vault, which was good enough to tie for second. Stypinski’s performance helped lead Kent State to a team score of 196.625, which is its highest in nearly three years.

Specialist of the Week
Amelia Mohler - Western Michigan
In her only event, Western Michigan sophomore gymnast Amelia Mohler won the uneven bars and tied the WMU school record with a 9.925 against Ball State this past Saturday. She became just the fourth Bronco ever to accomplish the feat, joining Andrea Ruhe, former MAC champion Cherisse Marier and Jessie Peszek. Mohler's previous career high was a 9.900, recorded earlier this season at Central Michigan. Mohler’s performance helped WMU defeat the visiting Cardinals 196.075 to 195.400 in a Mid-American Conference dual. The Broncos' 196.075 tied for the second highest team score in school history and WMU's 49.150 event total on the uneven bars was fourth best in program history.


Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Kierstin Sokolowski - Lindenwood
Sokolowski earned the Gymnast of the Week award for the second straight week, and it is her seven MIC weekly award in her career. She averaged a 9.892 in her three events at last week's Temple Quad Meet. She tied a school record on the beam with a score of 9.950, and placed first overall. She also won the vault title with a mark of 9.875, and tied for third on the bars with a score of 9.850.

Performance of the Week
Lindenwood Beam Lineup
Lindenwood's beam lineup of Andavea Alexander, Breanna Franklin, Taylor Colwell, Ryan Henry, Emily Milliet, and Kierstin Sokolowski earned the MIC Performance of the Week award, the second time this season that Lindenwood has won that honor. In the fourth rotation of the Temple Quad Meet, Lindenwood's beam lineup scored a 49.425 to seal the team championship over Temple, Rutgers, and Eastern Michigan.

Newcomer of the Week
Kayla Baddeley - UIC
Baddeley earns the title after another dominant performance on Sunday (Feb. 11) at the Illinois Classic. The freshman finished top ten on all three events, scoring a 9.800 on the vault, a 9.775 on the beam, and a 9.750 on the floor. Her three-event total was just .025 off her season-high, which was set the week prior.


Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Kyla Kessler - UC Davis
UC Davis freshman Kyla Kessler (Fremont, CA) broke the 39-point barrier in each end of a two-meet weekend, first accumulating 39.250 in a road triangular at No. 9 Washington (Mar. 9), then hitting a 39.075 at home in a dual with No. 20 California (Mar. 11). She scored 9.800 on vault in each meet, 9.825 on beam at UW, plus scores of 9.875 and 9.800 on floor over the two meets. The 9.875 on floor tied her career- best. UC Davis posted its No. 3 all-time road score of 195.500 in Seattle, while the 49.150 on beam in that night’s meet is tied for fifth in both school and MPSF history. This is the third MPSF weekly honor for Kessler.

Specialist of the Week
Kelley Hebert - UC Davis
UC Davis freshman Kelley Hebert (Dublin, CA) won the all-around (39.275) and tied her own floor exercise school record from the week prior with a 9.950 in the home finale against No. 20 California (Mar. 11). Her floor routine shared the third-best all-time in the MPSF. She scored 9.825 on vault in both the tri-meet at No. 9 Washington (Mar. 9) and in the Cal meet. She also posted balance beam scores of 9.850 and 9.825 and floor scores of 9.875 and 9.950 in the two meets, respectively. Hebert’s beam score at UW helped UC Davis post a 49.150 in the event and a 195.500 overall. The beam total tied for 5th-best in both school and conference history, while the overall total ranked third for the program in a road meet. This is the conference-high sixth MPSF weekly honor for Hebert, all in the last seven weeks.

Freshman of the Week
Aya Suzuki - UC Davis
UC Davis junior Aya Suzuki (San Francisco, CA) scored 9.850 on the balance beam, part of a four-way tie for fifth-place, in a road triangular at No. 9 Washington (Mar. 9). She followed that with a 9.800 on beam in the home finale against No. 20 California (Mar. 11). Suzuki helped UC Davis compile a 49.150 on beam at UW, tied for fifth in both school and conference history, while the Aggies’ 195.500 in Seattle also set the program’s all-time No. 3 road score. This is the first career MPSF weekly award for Suzuki.


Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Shani Remme (39.500) - Boise State

Specialists of the Week
Jordan Danbury (9.850) - BYU - Co-Vault
Shannon Hortman-Evans (9.850) - BYU - Co-Vault
Ann Stockwell (9.850) - BSU - Co-Vault
Jazmyn Estrella (9.850) - USU - Co-Vault

Shannon Hortman-Evans (9.950) - BYU - Uneven Bars
Autumn DeHarde (9.925) - USU- Co-Balance Beam
Hannah Nipp (9.925) - SUU - Co-Balance Beam

Shani Remme (9.925) - Boise State - Co-Floor Exercise
Sandra Collantes (9.925) - Boise State - Co-Floor Exercise
Shannon Hortman-Evans (9.925) - BYU - Co-Floor Exercise




Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Elizabeth Price - Stanford
* Performed a flawless floor routine and tallied her third perfect 10 of the season and the fourth of her career, competing in her last event on Senior Day against UCLA. The 10 set a Stanford program record for most 10's in a career (4), Price is the first Cardinal to claim two perfect scores on floor.
* Won the floor and vault titles, and captured her seventh all-around title of the year with a career-high 39.825.
* Posted a season-best 9.975 on vault, leading her squad to a season-high 49.105 in the event, and a season-best 196.650 team score against the No. 3 Bruins.
* Currently ranked second in the nation in the all-around, tied for third on floor and bars, and ranked fourth on vault.
* Earns gymnast of the week honors for the third time this season and for the seventh time in her career.

Specialist of the Week
Christine Peng-Peng Lee - UCLA
* Scored two 10.0s in the uneven bars and balance beam to help UCLA to a 197.800-196.650 victory over Stanford on Sunday.
* Her perfect 10 on bars was her first of the season in the event, the third of her career, and the first perfect scores for UCLA on uneven bars this season (alongside teammate Kyla Ross).
* Tied Kate Richardson's school record of four career 10s on beam, her third perfect score in the event this season.
* Has earned seven-career perfect 10s, and leads the nation with four perfect marks this season.
* Holds the No.1 spot in the country on balance beam for the second week in a row, and is tied for seventh place on uneven bars.
* Claimed her ninth Pac-12 Specialist of the Week award of her career, beating the all-time record of eight weekly gymnastics specialist honors previously set by Vanessa Zamarripa (UCLA) and Georgia Dabritz (Utah).

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Kaitlyn Yanish - Oregon State
* Helped the Beavers defeat Michigan State 196.800-191.350 last week. With the win, Oregon State concluded its five-meet home slate undefeated, including wins over top 25 teams – No. 23 Stanford, No. 12 Arizona State, No. 24 Arizona and No. 21 BYU.
* Took home a share of the gold in both events she competed in, scoring a career-best 9.850 on vault, and tallying 9.875 on floor.
* Currently ranked #15 in the nation on floor, with an average score of 9.903.
* Earned her first-career Pac-12 weekly honor this week, and the first honor for Oregon State this season.


Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Alex McMurtry - Florida
McMurtry closed 2018 regular-season action with a sweep of the event titles in the March 9 dual versus No. 13 Nebraska. She took at least a share of each of the five event titles, including equaling Florida’s all-around record of 39.825 (set by Alaina Johnson and equaled by Bridget Sloan, both in 2014). The all-around total ties for No. 3 in the nation for 2018 and equals the nation’s high all-around total turned in last weekend. McMurtry shared the vault win (9.95) and took the other wins outright – bars (9.975), beam (9.975) and floor (9.925). She is the first Gator to sweep event titles since All-American Ashanée Dickerson with her 2011 performance at LSU.

Specialist of the Week
Lexie Priessman - LSU
Priessman posted a 9.975 in the fifth spot of the lineup to capture a share of the bars title against No. 24 N.C. State. Her 9.975 matched a career high. LSU’s bars lineup posted a 49.575 for the fifth-highest score in school history. LSU is one of four teams in the nation to 49.575 or higher on bars this season and the squad has done it three times in 2018. Overall, Priessman owns 12 bars titles for her career for the 10th-most in school history.

Freshman of the Week
Jazmyn Foberg - Florida
Foberg turned in collegiate-best marks for both events performed in the regular-season finale versus No. 13 Nebraska. She finished second on bars with a 9.95 and tied for third on vault with a 9.90. Foberg has been a part of seven vault lineups, with all scoring a 9.80 or better. She has also been part of six bars lineups, with each of the last four scoring a 9.80 or better.