Women's Gymnasts of the Week – March 11-17, 2019
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Sienna Crouse - Nebraska
Finished first in the all-around, posting a 39.700
Set career highs in the all-around and on uneven bars with a 9.975, including a 10.000 from one judge
Tied a career high on floor exercise as well with a 9.950
The Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her second career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor and the first of the season

Event Specialist of the Week
Sierra Hassel - Nebraska
Set career highs in two events, earning a 9.975, including a 10.000 from one judge, on balance beam and a 9.925 on floor exercise
The 9.975 on balance beam ties the second highest individual score of any Husker all time
The 2017-18 Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor

Freshman of the Week
Tiarre Sales - Minnesota
Recorded new career-highs on vault (9.900) and beam (9.950) as well as tied her career-high on bars at this weekend's quad meet
Scored a 9.900 or higher on all three of her events, and never finished lower than second place
Tied for second on vault with a 9.900, tied for second on bars with another 9.900 and won the beam title (her first event title) with a score of 9.950
Earns her first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week plaudit



Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Brenna Dowell - Oklahoma
Dowell garnered Gymnast of the Week, for the fourth time this season, for posting her third career 10 with a perfect mark on vault. The senior’s perfect score propelled her to a 39.700 in the all-around, her second-highest score of the season. She also took home both the vault and all-around titles, along with a share of the floor title.

Specialist of the Week
Carly Woodard - Oklahoma
Woodard was awarded Event Specialist of the Week, for the second consecutive week, after tying her career-high on beam with a 9.95 against Iowa State. The sophomore notched her fourth score of 9.9 or better this season in the meet and was her second consecutive meet over a 9.9.

Newcomer of the Week
Olivia Trautman - Oklahoma
Trautman received Newcomer of the Week, for the seventh time this season, after taking home a share of the floor title with a 9.95. The freshman’s floor title was her 13th event title of the year and her eighth on floor. Her performances on vault (9.875) and beam (9.850) also helped the Sooners to at least a 49.525 on all four events.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Alex Zois - George Washington
For the third time this season, 5th-year Alex Zois (Crofton, Md.) was honored as EAGL Gymnast of the Week. In GW’s 3-1 finish in a five meet at Towson, the co-captain finished atop the podium in the all-around for the eighth time this season with a career-high matching 39.425. She had a career-high 9.925 on vault, a 9.775 on bars, a season-high matching 9.875 on beam, and a 9.850 on floor. In addition to the all-around title, Zois finished first on vault and tied for second on beam. Her efforts helped the Colonials eclipse the 196 mark for the first time this season, posting a 196.025 behind Maryland, but ahead of EAGL opponents UNH, Towson, and Pittsburgh.

Co-Specialists of the Week
Khazia Hislop - North Carolina
Hislop led the Tar Heels on vault and floor in a 1-2 finish at Oregon State, matching her career high on floor for the third week in a row with a 9.950. By placing first on vault, Hislop has placed first in an event in each of Carolina’s 10 meets this season and finished first 16 times. Hislop continued her streak of 19-straight meets scoring above 9.850 on floor.

Hannah Cohen - George Washington
In GW’s 3-1 finish at Towson, Cohen posted a career-high 9.850 to finish in a tie for second on bars. Cohen also paced the Colonials on beam with a career-high matching 9.875 on beam. The 9.875 is Cohen’s ninth-straight score above a 9.800 on beam.

Rookie of the Week
Emerson Hurst - Towson
Freshman Emerson Hurst (St. Augustine, Florida) of Towson earned her third Rookie of the Week honor after earning a 9.875 on beam in the Tigers’ 1-3 finish at their Senior Day five-meet. Her score placed second on the event and helped the Tigers earn a team total of 48.375. Hurst ranks tiedfor-second on beam in EAGL (with Alex Zois and Hannah Cohen of GW) after the regular season. This earned her a spot on All-EAGL First Team, announced on Monday.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Monica Servidio – Temple
Servidio had a spectacular meet competing against Brown University and the University of Bridgeport as she would break Temples program record in the all-around with a 39.225. This was well above her own previous all-around career-best of a 39.05. She helped the team to a season-high on vault with a score of 9.8. On the uneven bars she would score a 9.725 and on beam score a 9.825. Servidio’s best performance in any event came on the floor where she would set a new career-best score with a 9.875.

Specialist of the Week
Claire Haklik – Cornell
Haklik had a great two meet weekend where Cornell had two meets with just 24 hours between them. In the first meet of the weekend on Saturday she scored a 9.825 on floor. She would step up her performance on Sunday as Cornell competed against Rutgers University. Haklik would tie the Big Reds floor exercise record score with a 9.925.

Rookie of the Week
Mei Li Costa – Brown
Costa continued her impressive freshman year at Brown by scoring the top marks for the team on vault and bars. On vault she would score a 9.725 and on bars she would hit the school record. Costa scored a 9.9 on bars to put herself in qualifying position for NCAA regionals and earning the No. 2 spot on this event in the ECAC.

Coaches' Choice
Miranda Lund – Cornell
Lund stepped up for the Big Red in a couple ways last weekend. First, on vault she would be a late addition into the line-up after injuries took two gymnasts out of the line-up. She had not been practicing vault but had a score of 9.525 which would count towards the teams score. Then on beam when the regular leadoff could not participate, Lund would ask the coaches to be the lead of the event. She got the Big Red off to a great start and set the tone with a 9.725.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Julianna Roland – Bridgeport
Roland had a fantastic weekend competing in two meets and competing in the all-around competition both days. First, she would score a 39.025 in the all-around that was accompanied by score of 9.825 on vault, 9.75 on bars, 9.625 on beam and a 9.825 on floor. She would repeat her consistency in the second meet but also improve on some of her scores, especially the all-around. The second competition saw Roland achieve a 39.25 in the all-around. She improved her with her scores on vault with a 9.9 and on the beam with a 9.875. Her bars score was a 9.675 and finished off with a floor score of 9.8.

Specialist of the Week
Sarah Boyd – West Chester
Boyd hit her best beam routine of the year. She would finish first on the event and tie the Golden Rams program record with a 9.875. She also competed on floor achieving a mark of 9.675.

Rookie of the Week
Bella Lanata – Southern Connecticut State
Lanata hit on both events she competed in against Bridgeport last weekend. She would also set new season-best scores which came on vault and floor. Lanata’s vault score was a 9.675 and her floor score was a 9.7.

Coaches' Choice
Myranda Marshall – West Chester
Marshall had a big day for the Golden Rams as they competed in their final home meet of the season, which was also senior day. Marshall would score a 9.8 to finish off her career at home. That score would tie for first place and also marked her season-best score.



Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Denelle Pedrick - Central Michigan
To conclude MAC competition, Junior, Denelle Pedrick claimed the All-Around Title vs. Northern Illinois. With a 39.525 (CAREER HIGH), Pedrick’s breakdown includes; a 9.900 on Vault (SECOND), 9.850 on Bars (SECOND and TIES CAREER HIGH), 9.850 on Beam (FIRST), and a 9.925 on Floor (FIRST and TIES CAREER HIGH). Pedrick’s 39.525 All-Around performance against the Huskies places her as the top MAC gymnast during the week of March 17th, with the next highest score coming from the respective Bowling Green performer (39.375).

Specialist of the Week
Courtney Bezold - Eastern Michigan
Sophomore Cortney Bezold placed first on bars against Kent State University, March 15, with a score of 9.875.



Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Courtney Mitchell - Lindenwood
Mitchell finished in second place in the all-around competition at the Arkansas Quad Meet on Mar. 16 with a score of 39.100. Mitchell's all-around score was the fourth-highest score of the season and placed her second at the meet. The Olathe, Kan. native established a new career-high score of 9.900 on the floor, while the Lions set a new team high for the season in the event.

Performance of the Week
Breanna Franklin - Lindenwood
Franklin matched Mitchell's performance on the floor with a new career-high score of 9.900. Franklin was Lindenwood's first gymnast to compete on the floor, helping to set the tone for what would be a season-best score. Franklin, a product of Regina, Saskatchewan, tied for third place at the Arkansas Quad Meet on the floor.

Newcomer of the Week
Anna Kaziska - SEMO
Kaziska registered her second career 9.900 floor score to earn third overall on the event as Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics totaled 188.250 at a quad meet with #20 Arkansas, Lindenwood and Texas Woman's last Saturday at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The freshman from Louisville, Kentucky, also finished fourth in the all-around competition with 38.900. Kaziska matched her personal best floor mark to open the quad. She then posted a 9.725 on vault in the second rotation followed by a 9.675 on bars. Kaziska also had a beam score of 9.600.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Kelley Hebert - UC Davis
Hebert (Dublin, CA) won the all-around (39.225) and floor exercise (9.950), the latter of which matched the school record she tied twice in 2018, in a home quad with No. 17 Washington, Illinois and Yale (Mar. 15). Hebert scored a 9.800 on vault, 9.575 on uneven bars, then turned around to score 9.900 on beam and the 9.950 on floor to finish the meet, which also tied for third all-time in the MPSF. Hebert has now scored 9.900 or better on floor in five straight meets. UC Davis totaled 49.050 on beam and an MPSF season-high 49.200 on floor to finish the meet with a 194.850 total. This is the 13th career MPSF weekly award for Hebert, including six this year and four in the last five weeks.

Specialist of the Week
Cortney Cunningham - UC Davis
Cunningham (Hayward, CA) scored 9.700 on each of the vault and uneven bars in the quad meet with No. 17 Washington, Illinois, and Yale (Mar. 15). The vault score tied for 10th in the meet while the bars score set a career high by .125. Cunningham, who leads the MPSF freshmen on vault with a 9.745 NQS, has been a mainstay of that event lineup all season. This is the second career MPSF weekly award for Cunningham, also earning freshman recognition in week one.

Freshman of the Week
Ali Marvel - Alaska-Anchorage
Marvel (Wasilla, AK) scored a career-high 9.800 on the balance beam and led the Seawolves with a 9.650 on the vault as UAA totaled 192.250 at the Michigan State quad meet (Mar. 17). She had the team’s second-best score on beam as UAA’s 48.625 event total ranked seventh in program history and was the best in the meet. This is the first career MPSF honor for Marvel.



Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Shannon Evans - BYU
Evans was named MRGC Gymnast of the Week after scoring a 39.475 in the all-around, earning a career-best 9.950 on vault, 9.800 on bars, 9.775 on beam and 9.950 on floor. Her performance on vault and floor also led her to be named Vault Specialist of the Week and Floor Specialist of the Week.

Specialists of the Week
Shannon Evans - BYU - Vault
Helody Cyrenne - BYU - Uneven Bars
Shylen Murakami - Southern Utah - Balance Beam
Shannon Evans - BYU - Floor Exercise



Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
MyKayla Skinner, - Utah
Won the all-around (39.675 points) and floor (9.975 points) at No. 6 Georgia
Earned second place marks in vault (9.925 points) and bars (9.90 points)
Skinner, the communications major, has successfully completed 151 routines in her career without a fall

Specialist of the Week
Katelyn Ohashi - UCLA
Earned her fifth perfect 10 this season on the floor exercise
Has 10 career perfect 10s, which ranks fourth all-time on UCLA’s career 10 list
Ohashi, the Molecular, Cell and Development Biology major, has gone undefeated on the floor this season with 10 wins

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Milan Clausi - California
Earned career-highs in vault (9.95 points) and on beam (9.90 points)
Clausi led the charge to Cal posting a program-record 197.575 points in the victory
The Bears tallied season highs on vault (49.350 points) and floor (49.400 points) on the way to posting a perfect season since 1994



Southeastern Conference

Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Kennedi Edney - LSU
Edney, a junior from Chino, Calif., tied for first in the all-around with a 39.725 in the regular-season finale at Arizona. Edney scored her second career 10 and first on vault, and also earned a share of first place on beam (9.90) and floor (9.95).

Sarah Finnegan - LSU
Finnegan, a senior from Lee’s Summit, Mo., tied for first in the all-around with her score of 39.725 at Arizona. Finnegan posted her fifth career 10 and second on bars, and earned a share of first place on beam (9.90) and floor (9.95).

Specialist of the Week
Katie Stuart - Kentucky
Stuart, a senior from Parkland, Fla., earned a career-high 9.975 to take first place on vault in a tri-meet at No. 18 Nebraska. It was Stuart’s eighth career victory on the event.

Freshman of the Week
Rachael Lukacs - Georgia
Lukacs, a freshman from Hillsborough, N.J., placed first on vault with a season-high score of 9.95 on vault as the GymDogs earned the win over No. 6 Utah to close out the regular season. Lukacs also scored a 9.85 on floor and 9.825 on bars in the victory.