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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 17-23, 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
Natalie Wojcik - Michigan
  • Won three of her events and the all-around, highlighted by the seventh best all-around score in program history, to help the Wolverines take first place at the Big Five Meet with a program-best score of 197.950
  • Claimed the outright title on bars (9.950) and in the all-around (39.775), while tying for first on vault (9.950) and beam (9.975), and placing fourth on floor (9.900)
  • Matched her career high to win bars, while recording a new career best on beam
  • Earns her eighth career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and third of the season
Event Specialist of the Week
Abby Brenner - Michigan
  • Earned a trio of top-10 finishes to help the Wolverines take first place at the Big Five Meet
  • Won the vault title with a career-high score of 9.950
  • Scored a 9.900 (T-4th) on floor to help Michigan to a season-high 49.525 on the event
  • Collects her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor
Freshman of the Week
Sierra Brooks - Michigan
  • Recorded top-10 finishes on all of her events, highlighted by three top-five finishes, in the Wolverines’ victory at Saturday’s Big Five Meet
  • Won the outright floor title (9.950), finished third in the all-around (39.500), tied for fifth on bars (9.875) and tied for 10th on vault (9.875) and beam (9.800)
  • Posted a new career-high to win floor, while matching her season best in the all-around
  • Earns her sixth career Freshman of the Week honor and sixth in as many weeks

Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Anastasia Webb - Oklahoma
Webb’s second Gymnast of the Week honor followed her fifth-consecutive all-around title, where she scored a 39.650, matching her season high for the third time. The junior tied her personal-best on vault with a 9.975, while also scoring a 9.9 on floor and a 9.925 on beam. Webb shared the event title on beam, as she also posted a top-three score in every event. The junior now won 14 event titles this season.

Co-Specialists of the Week
Andrea Maldonado - Iowa State
Maldonado earned Event Specialist of the Week for the second time this year after improving her career-best score on vault to a 9.925 and win the event title. She completed a powerful Yurchenko 1.5 and a near-stick to earn the score.

Alexis Vasquez - Denver
Vasquez was named the Event Specialist of the Week for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive week after capturing her sixth event title of the year. The sophomore posted a 9.925 on beam, her seventh score above a 9.900, in the anchor position. Her performance guaranteed that Denver would not have to count a fall earlier in the event.

Newcomer of the Week
Ragan Smith - Oklahoma
Smith captured her fifth Newcomer of the Week honor after her career night against No. 25 Stanford. The freshman set a personal-best all-around score (39.650) and tied for the all-around title. She has competed in the all-around competition just three times and is one of 12 athletes nationally to reach a mark of 39.650. Smith took home four event titles and posted career-highs on floor (9.975), bars (9.95) and vault (9.800). The freshman has a career high of at least 9.95 on three of four events.

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 25th. In two meets this past week, Grantham scored a 9.925 on floor, coming in first place and tying her career-high in the event both times. Drew also took first place on beam (9.850) and all-around (39.450), and tied for second place on vault (9.825) on Feb. 21. NC State went undefeated in both meets they competed in to improve to 10-4 on the season.

Specialist of the Week
Khazia Hislop - North Carolina
Senior Khazia Hislop (Concord, Mass.) of UNC earned EAGL Specialist of the Week honors on February 25th. Hislop earned first place on vault and floor in both of the meets she competed in this week, scoring a 9.900 in both events. This is the sixth Specialist of the Week award for Hislop in seven weeks. Khazia helped the Tar Heels defeat UNH in the two meets they competed in this week.

Rookie of the Week
Emily Shepard - NC State
Freshman Emily Shepard (Olathe, Kan.) of NC State was named EAGL Rookie of the Week on February 25th after finishing in first place on vault and bars in both meets she competed in this week. Shepard's scores of 9.850 on vault and 9.875 on bars were both career-highs set on Feb. 21, then tying both on Feb. 23. Shepard contributed to NC State's highest score of the season (196.500) on Feb. 21 and another win on Feb. 23.

Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Sydney Kraez – Penn
Sophomore, Sydney Kraez matched her personal best on vault with a 9.825 placing her second on the event which helped Penn win the event outright along with tying the Quakers record in program history and posting a season high of 48.775. On beam she also matched her personal best with a 9.75, placing her in 7th. Her score helped the Red & Blue tie the beam record in program history with a 49.125. Yet, more impressive, she set a career high on floor with a 9.9 placing second; and a career high in the all-around winning the all-around with a 39.05. Her scores helped Penn win the 2020 Ivy Championship title with a 194.850 which is the second highest score in program history.

Specialist of the Week
Claire Haklik – Cornell
Claire won the floor exercise competition at the Ivy League Championship for the second straight year, tying the Ivy League championship record as well as her own personal record of 9.925.

Rookie of the Week
Brianna Greenlow – William & Mary
This was Brianna's first double meet weekend in her college career. She was able to improve from Friday's meet and take the floor title, as well as hit her career-high all-around score which was a 38.825.

Coaches' Choice
Tori Edwards – Temple University, Jr., Haymarket, VA Tori Edwards was a force for the Owls in their two competitions this weekend. Her trademark is her consistency, which helped propel Temple to one of its most successful weekends of the season. On Friday in the Pink Invite, Edwards earned a 9.725 on both vault and bars and tallied a 9.775 on floor. She continued her excellent performance on Sunday at George Washington’s quad meet, as she scored another 9.725 on vault and a 9.7 on floor. The Haymarket, Va. native came up huge for the Cherry and White on bars, posting a career-high 9.875 to earn a share of the event title. Edwards was key in helping the bars lineup tally a 49.3, which is the second-higest score on the event in program history (49.3) and their first score of 49+ on the event since 2004.

Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Hannah Stahlbrodt – Southern Connecticut State
At the annual Pink Invitational in Philadelphia, Pa., Hannah Stahlbrodt led the Owls with an All-Around score of 38.4250. She matched her season-best on the Vault with a 9.7250 and posted her top Floor score of the season at 9.7750. She also scored a 9.7750 on the Beam. Stahlbrodt finished tied for fifth on the vault, fourth on the beam and fifth on the floor.

Specialist of the Week
Yoli Nodarse – West Chester
Yoli had a very strong double meet weekend. On Friday she had a 9.7 on the uneven bars then came back with a 9.725 on Sunday which was a tie for 4th place. On balance beam Yoli had a 9.6 on Friday and an impressive 9.825 on Sunday finishing first on that event with her season high score.

Rookie of the Week
Samantha Kelly – West Chester
Samantha Kelly had back to back hits this weekend. She went 9.725 on Friday night which was the highest score for her team on that event and had a 9.6 on Sunday.

Coaches' Choice
Jordan Peloquin – Southern Connecticut State
Jordan Peloquin returned to the Floor exercise for the first time since Jan. 18 due to an injury and posted her top score of the season with a 9.750 for eighth place. She also posted her second-best beam score of the season with a 9.7250 for seventh place.

Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Jovannah East - Bowling Green
Senior Jovannah East won the all-around competition in a quad meet at West Virginia and reached 100 career top-three finishes as the Falcons competed in a double weekend. East scored a 39.250 all-around Friday against Central Michigan and then bumped that to 39.275 at West Virginia. East entered the weekend with 98 career top-three finishes and added seven more, including four victories. She won the vault with identical 9.850 scores at each meet. East, who has 63 career event victories, won the bars at West Virginia for the first time in her career, scoring a career-best 9.825. She scored at least a 9.725 on all eight rotations over the two meets on the weekend.

Specialist of the Week
Claudia Goyco - Ball State
Junior Claudia Goyco wowed the home Ball State crowd once again Sunday, scoring a 9.900 on floor at the end of the meet to lift BSU to a win. Ball State was behind Kent State in team scoring for much of the afternoon but finishing the fourth rotation with Goyco’s floor routine put the Cardinals as a team over the top. It was her third 9.900 of the season and second in as many meets. She has scored 9.800 or better on floor in every meet this season.

Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Bria Northrop - Texas Woman's
Northrop narrowly missed a career-best on the vault with her 9.800 and finished in the top five in every event. She earned a pair of first-place finishes on floor (9.850) and all-around (39.100), and had a second-place effort on vault and beam (9.825) in the Pioneers' win against Air Force.

Performance of the Week
Sofia Iribarren - Illinois State
For the first time this season, Iribarren was recognized by the MIC with Performance of the Week honors. The Madrid, Spain, native tied her career-high score of 9.875 on bars to tie for second in the meet along with Labat. She also competed in the all-around for the second time this season, scoring a career-high and finishing fourth with a total of 38.550.

Newcomer of the Week
Angelica Labat - Illinois State
For the fifth time this season, Labat was honored by the Midwest Independent Conference this time as the league's Newcomer of the Week for the second time. The Chesapeake, Virginia, native tied for second on bars with a 9.875 and third on beam with a 9.775 for the Redbirds in Philadelphia at the Pink Invitational last Friday. Add in a 9.825 on floor and Labat recorded a total of 38.625 in the all-around to finish third overall.

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Gabby Landess - UC Davis
UC Davis junior Gabby Landess (San Jose, CA) matched her career-high in the all-around with a third-place 39.250, highlighted by a career-high on floor (9.85), in the quad meet at Boise State, with No. 26 Utah State and Sacramento State (Feb. 21). She helped the balance beam squad total a 49.200, tying the program’s No. 3 score and the MPSF’s No. 4 all-time total for the event. UC Davis scored a 195.850 overall which ranks 12th in MPSF history, sixth in school history, and the best ever for an Aggie road meet. This is the fourth career MPSF Gymnast of the Week award for Landess including three in the last four weeks.

Specialist of the Week
Alyssa Ito - UC Davis
UC Davis junior Alyssa Ito (Hacienda Heights, CA) tied the MPSF’s all-time balance beam record (9.925) to share third-place in a quad meet at Boise State with No. 26 Utah State and Sacramento State (Feb. 21). She matched eight other MPSF Gymnasts (including three other Aggies) at the top of the conference balance beam record book. Ito added a career-high 9.825 on vault, while her 9.725 on uneven bars was her best since last year’s home finale. She helped the beam squad total a 49.200, tying the program’s No. 3 score and the MPSF’s No. 4 all-time total for the event. UC Davis scored a 195.850 overall which ranks 12th in MPSF history, sixth in school history, and the best ever for an Aggie road meet. This is the first career weekly award for Ito.

Freshman of the Week
Logan Clagg - UC Davis
UC Davis freshman Logan Clagg (Visalia, CA) recorded a career-high on the balance beam (9.775) and 38.975 all-around in a quad meet at Boise State with No. 26 Utah State and Sacramento State (Feb. 21). She helped the beam squad total a 49.200, tying the program’s No. 3 score and the MPSF’s No. 4 all-time total for the event. UC Davis scored a 195.850 overall which ranks 12th in MPSF history, sixth in school history, and the best ever for an Aggie road meet. This is Clagg’s third career MPSF weekly award, each in the last four weeks.

Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Karley McClain - Southern Utah
In the team's meet against then-No. 17 Iowa State, McClain was named the all-around champion with a combined score of 39.400. A big part of that score was her floor score of 9.925, which earned her the title of floor event champion as well. She also scored a 9.875 on beam and 9.800 on both vault and bars.

Specialists of the Week
Co-Vault - Madison McBride - Southern Utah
Co-Vault - Leighton Varnadore - Utah State
Co-Vault - Mikaela Meyer - Boise State
Co-Vault - Gabriela Bouza - Boise State
Uneven Bars - Emily Muhlenhaupt - Boise State
Co-Balance Beam - Autumn DeHarde - Utah State
Co-Balance Beam - Sofi Sullivan - Utah State
Floor Exercise - Karley McClain - Southern Utah

National Collegiate Gymnastics Association East

Gymnast of the Week
Megan Hanley - Cortland
Hanley finished first in the all-around in Cortland’s dual-meet win at Ithaca with a score of 37.575, which featured a fourth-place score of 9.425 on balance beam and a sixth-place 9.35 on uneven bars. Hanley is currently fifth nationally with an all-around SAS of 37.25.

Specialist of the Week
Nikki Jackson - Brockport
Jackson helped Brockport take second place at the 2020 Harriet Marranca Invitational, hosted by Ithaca College this past weekend. She posted the highest individual score out of all gymnasts at the meet with a 9.825 in the vault. She came back in the bars with a score of 9.250 in the event. Brockport had the highest team scores in vault and uneven bars at the meet, the only two events Jackson competed in on the day. The Golden Eagles finished with 186.550 total points, just 0.175 behind the host team Ithaca for first place.

Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Kyla Ross - UCLA
  • Earned the highest all-around score (39.825) in the Pac-12 and the second-highest in the nation this season.
  • Remains unbeaten this season in the all-around.
  • Claimed first on vault (9.95) and tied for first on floor (9.975) against No. 3 Utah.
  • Tied for second place on bars (9.925) and third place on beam (9.975).
Specialist of the Week
Grace Glenn - UCLA
  • Became the first-ever leadoff performer to score a perfect 10 on beam in NCAA history.
  • Led UCLA to a season-high total of 49.525 on beam against No. 3 Utah.
  • Ranks No. 6 in the nation on beam with a national qualifying score of 9.920.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Hannah Scharf - Arizona State
  • Tied for first place in the all-around (39.350).
  • Scored career highs on bars (9.80), beam (9.850) and in the all-around (39.350).
  • Helped ASU to its highest team total since 2006 (196.875) in a tie with No. 13 Washington.
Coaches' Choice
Kristyn Hoffa - Washington
  • Claimed first place on floor with a score of 9.925 against Arizona State, marking the fifth meet in a row in which Hoffa has recorded a 9.900 or higher in the event.
  • Consistently anchors the floor rotation with an average of 9.889 on the season.
  • Pursuing a master’s degree in education through the Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership program.

Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Trinity Thomas - Florida
Florida’s Trinity Thomas, a sophomore from York, Pa., recorded the nation’s second-highest score and the SEC’s leading total for the weekend of 39.650 as the Gators defeated No. 8 Alabama to claim the 2020 SEC regular-season title. Thomas scored a 9.9 or better on each apparatus versus Alabama. She tied for second on beam (9.95) and bars (9.90) and tied for third on beam (9.90).

Specialist of the Week
Mollie Korth - Kentucky
Kentucky’s Mollie Korth, a senior from Cambridge, Wis., recorded the best score across any event of her collegiate career with a 9.975 vault routine in a first-place individual finish versus No. 11 Georgia. Korth also tied for first on floor with a season-high-tying 9.925 and tied for second place on bars with a 9.900.

Freshman of the Week
Helen Hu - Missouri
Missouri’s Helen Hu, a freshman from Chicago, Ill., won the all-around and beam titles as Mizzou tied its season-best with a 196.850 against No. 6 LSU on Feb. 21. Hu claimed her first career all-around title with a personal-best-tying 39.475 and won her fifth beam crown of the year with a career-best 9.975.

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)

Brooke Terry - UW-Stout
Terry won the all-around with a score of 37.850 in a dual meet with NCAA Division II Lindenwood University (Mo.) on Feb. 23. She scored a personal-best on the uneven bars with a 9.650 to place fourth. Terry scored a 9.550 on the balance beam and a 9.550 on the floor exercise.

Tisana Lowe - Hamline University
Competing in the Winona State University (Minn.) Triangular on Feb. 22, Lowe tied for first place on the vault with a score of 9.600, which established a season high. She added a second-place finish on the floor exercise with a score of 9.475, and recorded season-highs on the uneven bars and balance beam with scores of 9.250 and 9.000, respectively.