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Acrobatics & Tumbling Athletes of the Week – Feb. 18-23, 2020
Awards are given by NCATA and conference offices.


Athlete of the Week
Alexis Fowlkes - Baylor
Fowlkes, a junior base from Clovis, Calif., helped Baylor pick up a win over second-ranked Oregon over the weekend after leading the Bears to seven scores of 9.70 or higher in the victory. Fowlkes competed in 11 total heats during the meet and the Bears recorded a score of at least 9.45 in each of those 11 heats. Her performance was highlighted by a trio of 9.90 scores in the compulsory pyramid, inversion pyramid and open pyramid. Fowlkes also played a huge role in team event, as Baylor scored a 99.80 to wrap up the meet.

Specialist of the Week
abby Spencer - Azusa Pacific
Spencer, a junior from Vancouver, Wash., starred in the tumbling event to help Azusa Pacific pick up a win over Hawaii Pacific in a top 10 matchup last week. Spencer’s performance was highlighted by a near-perfect 9.95 in the open tumbling pass – an event that she competed in for the first time this season against the Sharks. Spencer also competed in the trio pass, which scored a 9.30 out of 9.60 in the meet.

Freshman of the Week
Nicolette Tianga - Quinnipiac
Tianga, a base from Deer Park, N.Y., competed in nine total heats for Quinnipiac last week, helping the Bobcats record five scores of 9.60 or higher. Her performance was highlighted by a 9.95 in the compulsory toss, a 9.95 in the open pyramid, and a 9.85 in the six-element acro. Tianga was also a key contributor in team event as the Bobcats scored an 89.10 to wrap up their meet against Presbyterian.

Mountain East Conference

Athlete of the Week
Alexis Smith - Fairmont State
Smith, a junior from Parkersburg, W.Va., earns the honor for a second-straight week after helping Fairmont State to wins over Urbana and West Virginia Wesleyan. She competed in nine different heats for FSU and had scores of over 9.0 in five of those, including a perfect 10 in six-element acro.