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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2020
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices. More will be added throughout the week as they become available.

Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Ona Loper - Minnesota
  • Won two of her events and the all-around with scores of 9.875 or better in the Gophers’ win at Ohio State
  • Claimed the outright title on vault (9.875), while tying for first on floor (9.900), tying for second on beam (9.925) and tying for seventh on bars (9.850)
  • Won the all-around for the second straight week with a new career-high of 39.550
Event Specialist of the Week
Ivy Lu - Minnesota
  • Earned podium finishes on both of her events in Minnesota’s dual-meet victory at Ohio State
  • Recorded a new season-best on bars with a score of 9.950 and tied for second on beam (9.925)
  • Helped Minnesota to the second highest team bars score (49.500) and third highest team beam score (49.600) in program history
Freshman of the Week
Sierra Brooks - Michigan
  • Recorded podium finishes on three of her events and in the all-around, highlighted by her first career 9.900 on vault, in the Wolverines’ dual meet victory at No. 17 Nebraska
  • Won the all-around for the second time this season with a score of 39.500
  • Tied for second on vault (9.900) and beam (9.875), tied for third on bars (9.850) and tied for fourth on floor (9.875)

Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Maddie Karr - Oklahoma
Karr earned Gymnast of the Week for the second straight week after winning her fourth-consecutive all-around title that included victories on vault and bars. She totaled a 9.975 on bars, tying her career high and matched the highest score on any event in the Conference last week. Her 39.600 also served as a Big 12 high last week. All four of Karr’s scores counted towards Denver’s season-high 197.425, the eighth-best mark in program history.

Specialist of the Week
Alexis Vasquez - Denver
Vasquez was tabbed as the Event Specialist of the Week for the third time this season as she earned a 9.950 on beam to claim her fourth title of the season. The beam total was her fourth mark above a 9.900 and was the top beam score in the Big 12.

Newcomer of the Week
Ragan Smith - Oklahoma
Smith claimed her fourth Newcomer of the Week honor after notching two scores of 9.9 or better in three events. The freshman took home the beam title with a 9.95, setting a career-high on the event. On the bars she added a 9.9 and has now scored above a 9.9 or better in five of six meets this season. Smith’s performance helped the top-ranked Sooners to a 197.600-195.000 Conference win over Iowa State.

East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Riley Feehling - New Hampshire
Senior Riley Freehling (Southington, Conn.) from UNH was voted EAGL Gymnast of the Week on February 4th after placing first on Bars (9.800) and All-Around (39.200). Freehling added two second-place finishes on Beam (9.825) and Floor (9.800) while also setting a personal best on Vault (9.775) to tie for third. UNH (195.125) defeated EAGL opponent Towson (192.175) to remain undefeated in league play.

Specialist of the Week
Khazia Hislop - North Carolina
Senior Khazia Hislop (Concord, Mass.) of UNC earned EAGL Specialist of the Week honors on February 4th. Hislop did not score below a 9.800 on any of her three events this weekend, placing first on vault (9.900) and posting team-leading scores on beam (9.800) and floor (9.825). UNC traveled to EAGL opponent, NC State (196.250) this weekend, but were defeated (193.375). This is the fourth week in a row she has earned the Specialist of the Week honor.

Rookie of the Week
Chloe Negrete - NC State
Freshman Chloe Negrete (Frisco, Texas) of NC State was named as EAGL Rookie of the Week on February 4th. Negrete set a career-high on beam (9.850), securing a tie for first in the event. She also tied her career-best score on floor (9.850), placing third in the event. Negrete's efforts helped secure a win against EAGL opponent UNC (193.375) this past weekend.

Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Delaney Garin – Temple
Delaney Garin was instrumental in helping Temple score a season-high 195.000 in Temple’s win in its Ken Anderson Invitational on Friday night. The junior captain tied her career-high on bars with a 9.775 and posted a 9.675 on floor. Garin really shined on beam, where she earned a career-best 9.9 and the event title for her superb routine. She anchored the Owls’ beam lineup that posted the second-highest score in program history (49.1) and she is just one of six Temple gymnasts to ever score a 9.9 or higher on the event.

Specialist of the Week
Emma Hansen – Brown
Emma earned a CAREER-HIGH 9.825 on beam, leading the team to a season-high on that event. In addition, she earned a SEASON-HIGH 9.725 on bars in the second spot.

Rookie of the Week
McCaleigh Marr – Penn
Freshman, McCaleigh Marr's collegiate debut was a spectacular one. She dominated the uneven bars winning the event with a 9.825 (the highest score of the day on all events). McCaleigh also won the balance beam with a 9.8. Her scores helped Penn win the meet with a 192.4 against Ivy rival, Cornell.

Coaches' Choice
Faith Leary – Temple
Faith Leary was exceptional in Temple’s Ken Anderson Invitational win over Bridgeport and Ursinus. The junior competed on vault for the first time in Cherry and White on Friday night and was nothing short of spectacular. Leary earned a share of the event title, scoring a 9.85. She also dazzled on floor for the Owls, scoring a 9.875 to take first in the event. Leary’s floor mark is the highest on the team this season and her vault score is tied for the top spot. floor exercise with a 9.75.

Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Maya Reimers – Bridgeport
In the Knights tri-meet weekend, Reimers went three for three on all three of her events. She averaged about a 9.7 on vault for the Knights, about a 9.75 average on beam for the weekend and an impressive 9.9 or better performance on all three days on floor. She also won the floor title on Saturday at the Don Tonry Invitational. Maya tied her personal best score of a 9.925 in the final meet of the weekend.

Specialist of the Week
Kathryn Doran – Bridgeport
In the three meet weekend, Junior Kat Doran performance was very impressive as she continued to raise her score from meet to meet on bars. Starting at a 9.725 in meet one, to a 9.825 on the Second day, to win the uneven bar title at the Don Tonry Invitational. Doran held steady at a 9.825 on the third day to win the event once again. She also came back into the beam lineup for the Knights with an impressive 9.775 on Sunday.

Rookie of the Week
Bianca Leon – Southern Connecticut State
Against Bridgeport and Brown on Sunday, Owls freshman Bianca Leon (Miami, Fla.) followed Jordan Peloquin's record-breaking performance on the beam with one of her own when she posted a 9.900 in just her second competition of her career. The record broke the program record of 9.85 that was tied last season by two Southern athletes. She then followed with an impressive 9.800 on the bars, which was good for a tie of second place in the event behind the leader at 9.825. On Saturday in a tri-meet against Yale and Bridgeport, Leon led the Owls on the bars with a second-place finish after posting a 9.800. She was also the Owls' top finisher on the beam with a 9.650 for sixth place.

Coaches' Choice
Brashlyn Johnson – West Chester
Brashlyn tore her ACL during the ECAC championships last year. She has been back on vault all season scoring a 9.375 this meet and made her floor debut at home this weekend scoring 9.575.

Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Rachel DeCavitch - Kent State
Kent State freshman Rachel DeCavitch delivered a solid and steady performance as the Flashes posted a season-high 196.050 to win its seventh straight matchup and take down George Washington. The freshman finished in first place in the all-around competition with a score of 39.325. She was consistent across all four events, finishing in the top four on each event. She tied for first place on beam (9.825), finished in second place on both vault (9.850) and beam (9.825) and finished in fourth on floor (9.825). Her stability on each event helped Kent State to the highest score by any team in the Mid-American Conference this season.

Specialist of the Week
Cortney Bezold - Eastern Michigan
Junior Cortney Bezold competed on bars against Lindenwood University Sunday, Feb. 2. Bezold tied her career-high of 9.900 and took first in the event.

Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Angelica Labat - Illinois State
Last Friday, Labat won the all-around for the third time this season, scoring a career-high 38.950. The Chesapeake, Virginia, native tied for the event win on bars with a career-high 9.875 and tied for the beam win, scoring a 9.700. Those efforts helped the Redbirds post a team score of 192.475 in a narrow loss to SEMO.

Performance of the Week
Ryan Henry - Lindenwood
Henry tied her career-high on the beam with a score of 9.900, earning her Performance of the Week honors. Henry competed in all four events for Lindenwood, finishing with an all-around score of 37.475.

Newcomer of the Week
Gayla Griswold - Lindenwood
Griswold competed in three events for Lindenwood against Eastern Michigan, finishing with a career-high score of 9.800 on the beam. Griswold also tied career-highs on the vault with a 9.825 and on the floor with a 9.850.

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Gabby Landess - UC Davis
UC Davis junior Gabby Landess (San Jose, CA) captured the all-around title with a career-high 39.200 as the Aggies compiled a 2020 MPSF-high 194.925 in a dual meet win in her hometown at San Jose State (Jan. 31). She became the 10th Aggie in school history to achieve that threshold. Landess also tied teammate Cortney Cunningham for the event win on uneven bars (career-high-tying 9.875), while adding second-place showings on beam (9.825) and floor (9.800). This is the second career MPSF weekly honor for Landess (both as gymnast of the week).

Specialist of the Week
Sophia Hyderally - Alaska-Anchorage
Alaska-Anchorage senior Sophia Hyderally (Daphne, AL) won the balance beam outright (9.875), her 17th-career win in the event, and tied for first on uneven bars (9.80) as the Seawolves competed at Seattle Pacific (Jan. 31). Hyderally’s 9.875 tied for the eighth-best beam score in program history and gave her eight of the top-11 scores in the event all-time at UAA. She also recorded a 9.70 on floor. All three of her events were team-highs in the meet. This is the second career weekly award for Hyderally (first as specialist).

Freshman of the Week
Logan Clagg - UC Davis
UC Davis freshman Logan Clagg (Visalia, CA) made her collegiate debut in the all-around (38.825) and balance beam (9.500), while setting career-highs on vault (9.800) and bars (9.750), as the Aggies compiled a 2020 MPSF-high 194.925 at San Jose State (Jan. 31). Clagg won the vault, while tying for third on each of the bars and floor (9.775). Her 38.825 was the third-highest all-around debut in school history. This is the first career MPSF honor for Clagg.

Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Abbey Miner - BYU
BYU's highest scoring gymnast in the all-around this season, Miner once again turned in the MRGC's best performance to earn the weekly honor for the fourth week in a row. She achieved an overall 39.100 after scoring a 9.800 on vault, 9.625 on bars, 9.825 on beam and 9.850 on floor.

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Rachel Smith - Southern Utah
Uneven Bars - Emily Muhlenhaupt - Boise State
Balance Beam - Isabella Amado - Boise State
Floor Exercise - Hannah Nipp - Southern Utah

National Collegiate Gymnastics Association East

Gymnast of the Week
Kelsey Gates - Rhode Island College
Gates tied for ninth on vault (9.300), was fifth on bars (9.375), 16th on beam (8.775), sixth on floor (9.600) and second in the all-around (37.050). She led RIC on vault, bars and floor. RIC lost a pair of matches at West Chester. West Chester 190.750, Springfield 187.700 and. RIC 179.100.

Specialist of the Week
Skylar Haas - Ursinus
Haas posted a career-best 9.850 to place 3rd on the beam during Friday’s tri-meet at Temple, which also included Bridgeport. Haas’ score was just .050 off the school record on beam.

Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Kyana George - California
  • Won the all-around with a score of 39.475.
  • Took the first-place spot on vault (9.875), beam (9.875) and floor (9.875).
  • Ranks fifth in the nation on vault.
Specialist of the Week
Gracie Kramer - UCLA
  • Earned her first perfect 10.0 on floor.
  • Became the first gymnast in the nation to score a 10 on floor this season.
  • Holds the fifth-best season average score on floor in the nation (9.935).
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Nevaeh DeSouza - California
  • Secured first place on bars with a score of 9.90.
  • Posted a career-high score of 39.375 to claim second place in the all-around.
  • Took second on floor (9.825) and third on vault (9.85).
Coaches' Choice
Morgan Wilson - Arizona State
  • Set career-highs on floor (9.80) and the all-around (39.175) in Arizona State’s victory against No. 10 Cal.
  • Tied her career-best on bars (9.85).
  • Helped Arizona State to its highest team score of the season (196.30).

Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Trinity Thomas - Florida
Florida’s Trinity Thomas, a sophomore from York, Pa., claimed her third all-around title this season with a nation-high score of 39.725 in Florida’s win at No. 12 Kentucky. Thomas won three apparatus titles with a 9.925 on the uneven bars, a 9.95 on the balance beam and a 9.95 on the floor exercise.

Specialist of the Week
Sabrina Vega - Georgia
Georgia’s Sabrina Vega, a senior from Carmel, N.Y., earned two event titles in Georgia’s win over No. 18 Auburn. Vega posted a season-high score of 9.925 and recorded a 9.95 in the anchor position on floor to finish the team score with a 49.600, the highest score of all events in head coach Courtney Kupets Carter’s tenure.

Freshman of the Week
Kiya Johnson - LSU
LSU’s Kiya Johnson, a freshman from Dallas, Texas, earned three titles against No. 7 Alabama. Johnson secured her wins by matching her career highs on vault (9.95), floor (9.975) and the all-around (39.600). She also finished second on bars with a career-high 9.875.

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)

Brooke Terry - UW-Stout
Terry handily won the all-around competition as UW-Stout defeated UW-Whitewater 188.800-187.625 on Feb. 1, winning the event by one point with a score of 38.225 and increased her score by one point over her last outing. The mark is only .050 short of her career-best. Terry finished first on the balance beam (9.675), was third on the vault with a career-best score of 9.625, fifth on the uneven bars (9.400) and seventh on the floor exercise (9.525). Terry has increased her score every meet this season and has jumped up nearly three points in the all-around from Week One when she scored 35.975.

Emily Gilot - UW-Oshkosh
Gilot took first place on the vault and shared the top finish on the uneven bars with teammate Baylee Tkaczuk as visiting UW-Oshkosh recorded a 188.55-184.275 victory over Winona State University (Minn.) on Jan. 30. Gilot won the vault competition with a score of 9.700 and earned a grade of 9.500 on the uneven bars to tie for first place with Tkaczuk. Gilot also finished fourth in the floor exercise with a score of 9.525.