Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 10-16, 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
Lexy Ramler - Minnesota
  • Collected three titles and a trio of season-best performances in the Gophers’ victory against Nebraska
  • Earned event titles on bars (9.975), beam (9.975) and in the all-around (39.625), while taking fourth on vault (9.850) and fifth on floor (9.825)
  • Earned a 10.0 from a judge on both bars and beam, while her all-around total tied for eighth all-time in program history
  • Earns her 12th Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and first since Jan. 21, 2020
Event Specialist of the Week
Jori Jackard - Michigan State
  • Won the bars title with a career-high score of 9.925 in Michigan State’s victory against Illinois
  • The score tied for the fifth-best individual bars score in program history and highest since the 2018 season
  • Marked her second score of 9.900 or higher and her third bars title of the season
  • Collects her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor
Freshman of the Week
Sierra Brooks - Michigan
  • Recorded top-five finishes on all of her events, highlighted by three titles, in the Wolverines’ victory at Iowa
  • Won the outright bars (9.900) and all-around titles (39.475), tied for first on vault (9.875), tied for second on beam (9.850) and tied for fourth on floor (9.850)
  • Her wins marked the third time this season she claimed three titles in a single meet and the second straight week she claimed both the vault and bars titles
  • Earns her fifth career Freshman of the Week honor and fifth in as many weeks



Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Maggie Nichols - Oklahoma
Nichols was named the Gymnast of the Week for the fourth time this year after posting a pair of perfect scores on vault and bars to open a tri-meet against West Virginia and Texas Woman’s University. Her 10 on vault was her third of the year and eighth of her career, while her 10 on bars served as the fourth of her career. Nichols leads the country in perfect scores in 2020 (4) as her 21 career perfect scores are tied for the fourth-most in NCAA history. Nichols’ performance on vault helped the Sooners to a program record 49.775 score. She was also a part of an Oklahoma lineup that became the first team this season to throw six vaults with a 10.0 start value.

Specialist of the Week
Alexis Vasquez - Denver
Vasquez earned Event Specialist of the Week for the fourth time this season and second in the last three weeks. The sophomore scored a 10 on the beam in the Pioneers’ win over George Washington. She now owns two of Denver’s three perfect scores on beam and is only the third gymnast in program history to earn multiple perfect 10s in the same season. Her score solidified Denver’s program record 49.650 team score on the event.

Co-Newcomers of the Week
Jade Vella-Wright - Iowa State
Vella-Wright earned her first career Newcomer of the Week honor after setting a career-high on bars (9.925) at the GymQuarters Invitational, featuring No. 9 LSU, No. 19 Missouri and Lindenwood. With her score on bars she has recorded a 9.900 or better in each of the last four meets. She is the second Cyclone freshman in school history to score a 9.925 or better on bars and is the only freshman to tally four-straight scores above a 9.900 in the event.

Vanessa Deniz - Oklahoma
Deniz earned her second Newcomer of the Week award following a career night against West Virginia and TWU. The freshman tallied a career-best 9.9 on bars, the second-highest mark of the meet behind Nichols’ perfect score. On floor she set another career-high with a 9.925 and was one of two gymnasts at the meet to break 9.9. She posted a pair of top-two finishes on both events in the best meet of her career.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Drew Grantham - NC State
Senior Drew Grantham (Durham, N.C.) from NC State was voted EAGL Gymnast of the Week on February 18th. Grantham took first place on beams (9.875) and tied for third on both floor (9.900) and beam (9.875). Grantham also competed on vault (9.675) and all-around (39.225) in NC States loss at UNH this past weekend in a tri-meet with the Wildcats and UNC.

Specialist of the Week
Alecia Petrikis - Pittsburgh
Senior Alecia Petrikis (Grove City, N.Y.) of Pittsburgh earned EAGL Specialist of the Week honors on February 18th. Petrikis found herself on top of the podium in both of the events she competed in this past weekend. Petrikis scored a 9.900 on floor, the best the Panthers have scored all season, and a 9.850 on vault to lead Pittsburgh to a victory in their tri-meet with Towson and Yale.

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 18th marking the third consecutive week she has won the award. Negrete set a new career-high on floor (9.900), tying for third place in the event. Her score of 9.825 on beam secured a tie for second place and she tied her career-high on vault with a score of 9.800.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Katie Waldman – William & Mary
Katie earned a 1st place finish on bars (9.85) against 3 other teams, which also helped her team reach a 48.85 total. Katie was also 2nd in the all-around against 7 other gymnasts who also competed all 4 events.

Specialist of the Week
Rose Hoffman – Penn
Junior, Rose Hoffman scored her career high on two events. Rose scored her personal best of 9.750 on vault and a 9.8 on the uneven bars. Her scores helped PENN edged out West Chester, Bridgeport and William & Mary to win the Quad meet in The Palestra.

Rookie of the Week
Madison Brooks – Temple
Madi Brooks was strong for the Cherry and White in Saturday’s meet against Bowling Green and Illinois State. The Gainesville, Fla. native competed on vault, bars and beam for the Owls. Brooks was superb on vault, posting a 9.7 on the event. The freshman earned a 9.65 on bars and tied for the team-high on beam with an outstanding 9.7.

Coaches' Choice
Mary Graceyn Gordon – William & Mary
This was Mary Graceyn's 1st time this year competing in the all-around. All her scores counted towards the final team score.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Jessica Meakim – West Chester
Jessica had her highest all-around score of the year of a 38.925. This score was enough to win the all-around against some tough competition in our quad meet against Penn, Bridgeport, and William & Mary. She also tied for 2nd on the floor exercise with a 9.85.

Specialist of the Week
Regan Dillon – Bridgeport
A personal best for this junior, Dillon rocked her bar set for the Knights with a stick on her full twisting double. She brought in a team high score today of a 9.8 to place second on the event.

Rookie of the Week
Kiah Johnson – West Chester
Kiah had an amazing meet back in her hometown of Philadelphia. She won the vault with her career high of 9.825. She competed on the balance beam lineup for the first time this season and had her best routine finishing with a very difficult double back dismount. She scored a 9.725 for a 2nd place finish on that event. On floor exercise she also hit her career high of a 9.8 and tied for a 3rd place finish.

Coaches' Choice
Molly Grau – Bridgeport
Molly jumped into the season late for UB after having compartment syndrome surgery on her legs. She missed a large part of preseason based on her performances each week. She scored a 9.65 for the Knights.



Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Denelle Pedrick - Central Michigan
Senior Denelle Pedrick had three first finishes in the meet at Kent State. She took first in the all-around (39.400) and tied for first on vault (9.825) and bars (9.900). Pedrick also took second on floor (9.850) and fourth on beam (9.825). Her score of 9.900 on bars matches a career-high.

Specialist of the Week
Claudia Goyco - Ball State
Junior Claudia Goyco continued her strong team-leading floor routine in two meets last week, helping the Cardinals set a school record in the process. On Friday at No. 11 Georgia, she tied for 3rd of 18 gymnasts on floor with a 9.875 score. On Sunday, her 9.990 floor was good for 1st place and helped Ball State to a school-record team score of 195.750 in a win over Eastern Michigan.



Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Angelica Labat - Illinois State
Last Saturday in Bowling Green, Ohio, Labat scored a career-high 9.925 on vault to win the event and picked up a win on bars by tying her career-high of 9.875. The Chesapeake, Virginia, native also posted a 9.825 on floor to tie for third overall, and all those scores combined helped her win the all-around title with a career-high score of 39.325.

Performance of the Week
Gabrielle Cooke - Illinois State
Cooke was honored with the Performance of the Week award, thanks to a stellar effort on the floor in the tri-meet for the Redbirds against Bowling Green and Temple. The Chicago, Illinois, native scored a season-high 9.875 on floor to tie for the event win and help the Redbirds post their team season-best score. She also matched her career-high with a 39.250 in the all-around to finish second in that competition behind Labat.

Newcomer of the Week



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Gabby Landess - UC Davis
UC Davis junior Gabby Landess (San Jose, CA) won the all-around title outright with a career-high (39.250), while sharing the uneven bars (9.85) and floor (9.80) wins in the Aggies’ tri-meet win at Air Force (Feb. 15). She helped the Aggie bars squad compile a 49.150, tied for third in school history and 11th all-time in the MPSF. Landess also scored a career-best and shared second on the balance beam (9.875). Overall, UC Davis’ 195.475 is a 2020 MPSF-high and rates as the program’s No. 4 all-time road total. Landess is now one of just nine all-time Aggie gymnasts to score 39.25 or better in a meet. This is the third career MPSF Gymnast of the Week award for Landess.

Specialist of the Week
Isabelle Fox - Alaska Anchorage
Alaska-Anchorage junior Isabelle Fox (Houston, TX) competed in two road meets last week (Feb. 14-16), placing second on floor at both San Jose State (9.80) and Sacramento State (9.825). Her floor score at Sac State tied her own UAA season-high, while she also tied for runner-up on balance beam (9.825) and placed third on vault (9.725). Fox helped boost the Seawolves to a season-high team total in the Hornets’ Nest (192.575). This is the second career weekly award for Fox (first as specialist). She was the 2018 MPSF Freshman of the Year.

Freshman of the Week
Logan Clagg - UC Davis
UC Davis freshman Logan Clagg (Visalia, CA) tied for the win on vault (9.80), uneven bars (9.85), and floor (9.80), while finishing second all-around (39.125) at Air Force (Feb. 15), each going for career-high marks. UC Davis tied its No. 3 all-time bars score, and tied the 11th-best in MPSF history, with 49.150. The team total of 195.475 rates as the program’s No. 4 all-time road score. This is Clagg’s second career MPSF weekly award, each in the last three weeks.



Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Shannon Evans - BYU
On Saturday, the All-American earned a 9.850 on vault against Boise State in the Smith Fieldhouse. Boise State junior Gabriele Bouza, Southern Utah sophomore Caitlin Kho, Southern Utah junior Morgan Alfaro also matched the score, sharing the title amongst the four. In her second event of the night, Evans snagged another weekly win, earning a 9.950 and tying her career high on the uneven bars. She shared the award with Boise State junior Emily Muhlenhaupt. By the end of the night, Evans earned a season-high all-around score of 39.550. The MRGC crowned her as the Gymnast of the Week for the second week in a row.

Specialists of the Week
Co-Vault - Caitlin Kho - Southern Utah
Co-Vault - Morgan Alfaro - Southern Utah
Co-Vault - Shannon Evans - BYU
Co-Vault - Gabriela Bouza - Boise State
Co-Uneven Bars - Shannon Evans - BYU
Co-Uneven Bars - Emily Muhlenhaupt - Boise State
Balance Beam - Autumn DeHarde - Utah State
Floor Exercise - Autumn DeHarde - Utah State



National Collegiate Gymnastics Association East

Gymnast of the Week
Megan Hanley - Cortland
Hanley won the all-around in a quad meet at Division I Cornell that also featured Brockport and Ithaca. She posted a career-high score of 38.00 that also included career bests of 9.65 on uneven bars (fourth place) and 9.55 on floor exercise (tied for 10th place), along with a tie for 11th place on balance beam (9.575). Hanley is currently ranked fifth nationally in Division III in the all-around with a Seasonal Average Score (SAS) of 36.950.

Specialist of the Week
Emma Schulz - Cortland
Schulz tied her own school record on balance beam and fell just short of tying her own school record on floor exercise during a quad meet at Division I Cornell that also featured Brockport and Ithaca. She posted a winning score of 9.825 on beam, and she tied for first with two Cornell athletes on floor with a 9.875 – just shy of her school record 9.90 set during last year’s NCGA East Regionals. Schulz also tied for 13th place on vault with a 9.30. Schulz is currently the top-ranked Division III competitor this season on both balance beam with a 9.7938 Seasonal Average Score (SAS) and on floor exercise with a 9.7813 SAS.



Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Evanni Roberson - Washington
  • Scored the first Perfect 10.0 on beam in the Huskies’ program history.
  • Took first place on the bars (9.875), beam (10.0), floor (9.925) and in the all-around (39.650).
  • Set a career-high on beam and matched a career-high on floor in Washington’s victory over No. 22 Arizona.
Specialist of the Week
Kyla Ross - UCLA
  • Claimed first place on bars (9.95) and beam (9.95) in UCLA’s win against Arizona State.
  • Ross has a team-leading 25 individual victories out of a possible 32 (.781 winning percentage).
  • Majors in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Maile O'Keefe - Utah
  • Secured first place on beam with a score of 9.975 in Utah’s victory over No. 21 Oregon State.
  • Posted a career-high score on beam for the second week in a row.
  • Helped Utah remain the only undefeated Pac-12 team.
Coaches' Choice
Taylor Lawson - Stanford
  • Produced a career-high score on beam (9.875) and a season-high score on floor (9.875) finishing third in both events in Stanford’s rivalry meet against No. 10 California.
  • Helped Stanford outpace the Golden Bears on floor with a season-high team total of 49.375.
  • Majors in Human Biology.



Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Trinity Thomas - Florida
Florida’s Trinity Thomas, a sophomore from York, Pa., turned in the nation’s leading total for the weekend (39.775) as the Gators won at No. 17 Auburn to claim her fifth all-around win of the season. Thomas also won individual event titles on beam (10.0), bars (9.95) and floor (9.95). It was her second consecutive 10.0 on balance beam, and she became the second gymnast in Florida history to post multiple 10.0 marks on the event.

Specialist of the Week
Gracie Day - Auburn
Auburn’s Gracie Day, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, scored 9.9 or higher on three events against No. 2 Florida. Day opened the night with a 9.925 on vault, tying her career high and finishing in second place. She followed with a 9.9 on bars for a season-high score that placed her in a tie for second in the event. Day capped the evening with another 9.9, this time coming on floor. That mark was also a season high and placed her in a tie for second.

Freshman of the Week
Kiya Johnson - LSU
LSU’s Kiya Johnson, a freshman from Dallas, Texas, placed first in the all-around in two meets this past weekend for the Tigers. At the Gym Quarters Invitational, Johnson scored a career-high 39.750 and won title events on vault (10.0), beam (9.925) and floor (9.95). Two days later against No. 12 Kentucky, she posted a 39.650 in the all-around and also took first place on floor with a career-high 9.975 in the anchor spot.



Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)

All-Around
Blaise Wilson - UW-Whitewater
Wilson recorded the second-highest all-around score in program history, a 38.825, to help UW-Whitewater post its fourth-highest team score in program history, a 192.700, at Air Force Academy on Feb. 15. Her performance included a career-best 9.775 on balance beam, which tied the No. 3 score in the program record book and helped the team finish with a 48.575 in the event, a school record. Wilson added two other personal best scores and one season best, posting a 9.725 on floor exercise (career high), a 9.650 on vault (career high) and a 9.675 on uneven bars (season best). She finished sixth on floor, tied for seventh on beam and tied for ninth on vault and bars competing against Division I teams Air Force and UC-Davis. Wilson helped the Warhawks finish with top 10 all-time team scores on floor exercise and vault, as well as a team season high on uneven bars.

Specialist
Belle Ihde - UW-Stout
Ihde won two individual events to lead UW-Stout to a 187.125-173.800 victory over Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) on Feb. 13. She captured the uneven bars with a score of 9.450 and the floor exercise with a season-best 9.650. Ihde’s floor score was her second-best all-time score on the event, just 0.100 short of her personal record.