Gymnasts of the Week – March 1-3, 2019


Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

National

NCAA Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Yul Moldauer - Oklahoma
Moldauer took home his third-straight title at the American Cup with an 85.932 tally, edging fellow Team USA gymnast Sam Mikulak by .001, the slimmest margin in American Cup history. The OU captain and reigning NCAA all-around champion placed first on vault and parallel bars with respective scores of 14.733 and 14.966. He claimed second on floor (14.500) and still rings (14.200) and placed in the top five on the other two events.

Alex Diab - Illinois
The reigning still rings national champion secured season-best totals on three events, highlighted by a career-best and Illinois program record 15.200 on rings to mark his 25th career title on the event. The senior also picked up the event title on floor exercise with a season-high 14.800 and placed second on vault with a 14.500. The Glen Ellyn, Ill., native also helped Illinois to its best high bar rotation of the season, leading off with a season-best 13.550.

NCAA Rookie of the Week
Matthew Davis - Army
Davis was the top all-around competitor last weekend with marks of 79.950, his second-best score of the season. The Frisco, Texas, native championed both the floor exercise and the vault. He turned out a 14.100 on floor and posted marks of 14.000 on vault to tie his career-high. Davis was third on parallel bars with a 13.400 to tie his career-best score.



Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Alex Diab - Illinois
Earned two first-place finishes and a second-place finish in the team win against No. 2 Stanford and No. 5 Minnesota last weekend
His first-place finish on rings (15.200) sets a new a career high, nation high and an Illinois program record
Additionally, earned first place on floor (14.800) and second on vault (14.500)
Collects his second career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and first of the season

Freshman of the Week
Charlie Giles - Nebraska
Claimed the event title on vault against No. 10 Iowa last weekend
Set a career-high score of 14.700 with his first-place vault
Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award



Eastern College Athletic ConferenceL

Gymnast of the Week
Stephen Lewis – Springfield
Lewis continues to rack up weekly honors with another fine performance for Springfield. Last weekend he won the all-around competition against ECAC foe Navy, with a score of 79.25. He would take second place on rings (13.4), floor (13.7) and vault (14.1) for the Pride. He was the teams highest scorer in four of the six events.

Specialist of the Week
Lucas Beltran – Navy
Navy had a pair of conference matchups this week against The College of William & Mary and Springfield College. Beltran went 3 for 4 as he took first place on vault at William & Mary with a score of 14.2. He would go on to record two first place finishes against Springfield scoring a 14.2 on vault and 13.8 on floor. He also scored a 12.3 on parallel bars at Springfield.

Rookie of the Week
Andrew Lyubovsky – William & Mary
Lyubovsky continued his dominance on the parallel bars by winning the event for the third consecutive week. He anchored the event for the Tribe and won against Navy with a score of 13.65. He also anchored the high bar scoring a 13.05. Lyubovsky also contributed to the floor exercise and vault lineups for the team. He scored a 13.35 on floor and a 13.15 on vault.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Lukas Texeira - Air Force
Texeira (Waukesha, WI) broke his own Academy-record high bar of 14.600 to lead a 394.250-389.950 victory over No. 12 Army (Mar. 2). Texeira’s score easily won the event by nearly two full points, improving his own Air Force record score by 0.150, and marked the third-best high bar score in the country this season. He added a second-place tie on vault (13.850) and fifth-place finish on still rings (13.450). This is the second career MPSF weekly award for Texeira (Apr. 3, 2018, after winning the USAG High Bar National Title).