Women's Gymnasts of the Week – March 2-8, 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
  • Recorded top-five finishes on of her events and the all-around with scores of 9.850 or better in the Gophers’ win at NC State
  • Claimed the outright title on vault (10.00), while finishing second in the all-around (39.625), tying for second on beam (9.925), tying for fourth on bars (9.850) and tying for fifth on floor (9.850)
  • Her all-around score set a new career-high and ties for ninth all-time in program history, while her first career perfect 10.0 makes her the fourth Gopher to reach perfection on vault
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her second career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and first since Feb. 4, 2020
Event Specialist of the Week
Lauren Guerin - Iowa
  • Recorded podium finishes on all of her events in two meets last weekend, helping the Hawkeyes to victories against Iowa State and West Virginia
  • Tied for third on vault with a score of 9.850 on Friday
  • Won vault with a score of 9.900 and secured her third 9.950 of the season to win floor on Sunday
  • Collects her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor
Freshman of the Week
Hannah Joyner - Rutgers
  • Won back-to-back all-around titles to help Rutgers to a 5-0 record on the weekend, including a road win against No. 15 Auburn
  • Claimed titles on bars (9.900) and in the all-around (39.225), while finishing second on floor (9.800), third on vault (9.800) and fourth on beam (9.725) in Friday’s tri-meet victory against Southern Connecticut State and Cornell
  • Took home titles on floor (9.850) and in the all-around (39.200) on Sunday to help the Scarlet Knights defeat Auburn, Central Michigan and New Hampshire
  • Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor



Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Maggie Nichols - Oklahoma
Nichols was named the Big 12 Gymnast of the Week for the sixth time this season after shining on senior night against No. 5 Michigan. In a battle featuring four of the nation’s 12-best all-around competitors, Nichols was the standout, as she won five individual titles, including the all-around with a 39.850 score. That score is the second-highest in the NCAA this season second only to Nichols herself. She earned her 22nd perfect score with a 10 on vault as she now leads the nation on vault and in the all-around competition.

Specialist of the Week
Alexis Vasquez - Denver
Vasquez earned Event Specialist of the Week honors, following her performance on beam where she tallied her a 9.950 to win the event out right giving her seven wins on the apparatus this season. She also came up clutch on vault as she made her collegiate debut, filling in for an injured teammate to give Denver a fifth gymnast on the event.

Newcomer of the Week
Andrea Maldonado - Iowa State
Maldonado was named the Newcomer of the Week after tallying her fourth 9.950 on floor to become the first Cyclone with four 9.950 floor scores in the same season since 2006. The score kept her ranked tied for seventh nationally on the apparatus. She also chipped in with a 9.850 on vault, scoring that mark or better in 4-of-5 attempts this year.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Deja Chambliss - George Washington
Sophomore Deja Chambliss (Chesterfield, Va.) from George Washington was voted EAGL Gymnast of the Week on March 10th. Deja posted career-high's in all five events she competed in this past weekend. She came in first place in vault (9.900), floor (9.900), and allaround twice (39.400). She also set career-high's on beam (9.825) and bars (9.825). GW is coming off a solid weekend where they went 5-2, and came in first place out of five schools in a meet with Towson, Yale, Maryland and William & Mary.

Specialist of the Week
Emerson Hurst - Towson
Sophomore Emerson Hurst (St Augustine, Fla.) of Towson earned EAGL Specialist of the Week honors on March 10th. Hurst found the podium twice this weekend and set career-best marks in all three events she competed in. Emerson placed first in beam with a career-best 9.925 and t-2nd in beam in the next meet with a 9.850. She also set a career-high in vault (9.825) and floor (9.825). In a double-meet weekend, Towson defeated GW (Friday), Maryland, Yale and W&M (Sunday) to go 4-2.

Rookie of the Week
Jenna Weitz - Towson
Freshman Jenna Weitz (Norwell, Mass.) of Towson was named EAGL Rookie of the Week on March 10th. after taking first place in beam with a 9.925, good for a new career-high. Weitz also set a new career-high on floor with a score of 9.850. Jenna contributed to Towson's 4-2 weekend, helping the Tigers set a new season-high score of 195.675.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Katie Waldman – William & Mary
Katie Waldman has been a staple to the William & Mary lines ups this season. She has stepped up and competed in the all-around at every meet this year. This past weekend at George Washington, Katie scored a 9.925 on bars to break an 18-year-old W&M individual bar record. She also set a season-high all-around score of a 39.175 that helped propel the team to the sixth-best team score in school history.

Specialist of the Week
Sophia Petrillo – Brown
Sophia earned a career high on bars scoring a 9.8 and led the Bears to a season-high team total.

Rookie of the Week
Brianna Greenlow – William & Mary
Brianna Greenlow set not only one but two new career-highs at the George Washington meet this past weekend. She was the Tribe’s top competitor on beam scoring her first career-high of the evening with a 9.825. Greenlow is also a crucial athlete to the W&M line up as she led off both floor, scoring a 9.725, and bars, scoring a 9.7. These scores helped boost her to her next career-high of the night in the all-around, scoring a 38.925.

Coaches' Choice
Delaney Garin – Temple
Delaney Garin came up big for the Cherry and White this weekend and showcased her resiliency and grit across the team’s two meets. The junior captain had a solid meet on Friday but turned in an outstanding performance on Sunday to propel the Owls to their third-best team score in program history. Garin posted a 9.8 or above in all three of her events. She scored a 9.8 on bars, a 9.8 on beam to earn a share of the event title and a 9.825 on floor to tie for third place. Garin was instrumental in helping Temple to a season-high 49.1 on floor, which ties the fourth-best score in program history.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Maya Reimers – Bridgeport
Maya continues to be a key component of our team. Her confidence and consistency aid her in being a standout on the team, especially on big stages. Maya competed a nearly flawless beam routine to secure a 2nd place finish against two highly ranked Division 1 teams.

Specialist of the Week
Nicole Javinett – Bridgeport
Nicole has been a crucial piece of the teams beam line up, consistently leading with confidence. Nicole led off the beam rotation with her best beam routine to date, receiving a career high score and sticking a flawless dismount. Nicole continues to be reliable and helps to set the tone of the teams beam rotation every time.

Rookie of the Week
Bianca Leon -- Southern Connecticut State
In the Owls' tri-meet against Rutgers with Cornell, Leon won the balance beam event with a program-record of 9.900. She passes Hannah Stahlbrodt's mark of 9.875 on the bars during the Owls' meet on Feb. 26, 2020.

Coaches' Choice
Rose Fanara – West Chester
Rose had another outstanding meet scoring 9.65 on the beam and 9.775 with her floor routine.



Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Jovannah East - Bowling Green
Senior Jovannah East won four individual events and both all-around competitions during two road meets last week. East equaled her season-best all-around score with a 39.300 Sunday at Brown after posting a 39.225 at Temple. At the Temple quad meet, East won both the vault and floor exercise with scores of 9.875 and 9.900 respectively. She followed that up with beam and floor exercise victories at Brown, scoring a 9.850 and 9.875, respectively. She added a second-place finish on vault at Brown’s tri-meet and placed no lower than fourth on any event all weekend.

Specialist of the Week
Audriana Hammon - Central Michigan
Freshman Audriana Hammond scored a 9.950 on bars to win the event at the New Hampshire Quad. It was a career high and matches the best score on bars by a MAC gymnast this season.



Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Ryan Henry - Lindenwood
Henry was named the MIC's Gymnast of the Week after a fantastic showing in the Lions' home meet against Air Force and Southeast Missouri State. She finished first in the all-around with a season-high score of 39.175, while tying her career-high score of 9.900 on the floor. She also added scores of 9.725 on the vault, 9.800 on the bars, and 9.750 on the beam. It is Henry's first time this season earning MIC Gymnast of the Week, and second award of the season, after capturing the MIC Performance of the Week accolade earlier this season.

Performance of the Week
Kyndall Blaze - Lindenwood
Baze finished with a career-high tying, and season-high score of 9.900 on the floor in a meet featuring Air Force and Southeast Missouri State. In addition to her 9.900 on the floor, Baze also scored a 9.800 on the vault which tied her career-high and season-high. It marks the first time this season that Baze has earned MIC Performance

Newcomer of the Week
Angelica Labat - Illinois State
The Newcomer of the Week honor is the third for Labat, who has also twice earned Gymnast of the Week and Performance of the Week awards. The Chesapeake, Virginia, native tallied a total of 38.600 in the all-around to win the event title in ISU's dual meet against the Huskies last week. That score was aided by a second-place finish on bars with a 9.825 and a 9.775 mark on beam to tie for third place overall.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Cammi Johnson - UC Davis
UC Davis junior Cammi Johnson (Los Gatos, CA) tied the all-time school and conference record on the balance beam with a winning 9.925 in the dual at Sacramento State (Mar. 7). She became the 10th gymnast in MPSF history to reach a 9.925 on the beam. Johnson also tied for the win on the uneven bars (career-high 9.800), shared third on vault (9.775), and finished second in the all-around (39.150). She helped UC Davis to a 194.875 team score, which added another .265 to the team’s NQS. This is the second career MPSF weekly award for Johnson (both this year), and her first honor as gymnast of the week.

Specialist of the Week
Anna Salamone - Air Force
Air Force senior Anna Salamone (Bayport, NY) led the Falcons in three events in a tri-meet at Lindenwood, with S.E. Missouri State (Mar. 6). She helped the Falcons to their best team result of the meet on the floor exercise with a career-best 9.850 to tie for third. On the uneven bars, Salamone led the squad with a 9.800 and finished in a three-way tie for third-place. On the vault, she posted a 9.775 and finished in a three-way tie for second-place. This is the 10th career MPSF weekly award for Salamone.

Freshman of the Week
Emma Milne - San Jose State
San Jose State freshman Emma Milne (Barrie, Ontario, Canada) posted a 9.925 score for the third-straight week, this time with a third-place finish on the uneven bars in a tough quad at No. 7 Denver, with No. 12 Washington and Alaska-Anchorage (Mar. 8). The last two weeks Milne tied the MPSF’s all-time balance beam record with the same mark. With a No. 6 all-time MPSF ranking, and No. 2 at SJSU, only four gymnasts in the history of the conference have topped Milne’s 9.925 bars score. The Spartans’ 49.150 bars total ranks No. 11 in MPSF history, and tied for fourth all-time at SJSU. Milne also scored a team-best 9.85 on beam to place fourth. This is the second career MPSF weekly award for Milne, repeating her freshman honor from last week.



Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Hope Masiado - Boise State
For Masiado, the accolade is the first of her career. She picked up a second-straight all-around victory this past week with a career-best 39.250 against the Thunderbirds, earning the Broncos' first MRGC Gymnast of the Week Award since Courtney McGregor, Feb. 25, 2019.

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Jordan Matthews - BYU
Uneven Bars - Emily Muhlenhaupt - Boise State
Co-Balance Beam - Isabella Amado - Boise State
Co-Balance Beam - Hannah Nipp - Southern Utah
Co-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 finished first in the all-around with a 37.375 in a home meet versus Brockport. She was fourth on balance beam with a 9.50 and also recorded a 9.50 on floor, a 9.425 on vault and an 8.95 on uneven bars.

Specialist of the Week
Kamryn Rodriguez - Cortland
Rodriguez finished first on balance beam and fourth on floor exercise during Cortland’s home meet versus Brockport. She won beam with a 9.675 and she registered a career-best 9.80 on floor. Her floor performance helped Cortland finish with a 48.525 on the event – the sixth-highest score in program history. In addition, Rodriguez notched a 9.375 on vault for ninth place.



Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Kyla Ross - UCLA
  • Remains unbeaten this season in the all-around, notching her eighth win with a score of 39.725 against No. 9 California.
  • Scored her first perfect 10 of the year on vault to help the Bruins claim a season-high team score in the event (49.575).
  • Took first place on vault (10.0), bars (9.975) and in the all-around (39.725).
  • Ranks No. 1 in the nation on bars, No. 2 on beam, No. 3 in the all-around, No. 4 on floor and No. 11 on vault.
Specialist of the Week
Kim Tessen - Utah
  • Scored the first perfect 10 of her career on vault against Stanford, earning a fourth vault title this season.
  • After entering the floor lineup last minute following a teammate’s injury, Tessen tied for second place in the event (9.90).
  • Ranks No. 9 in the nation on both vault and bars.
  • Scored a 9.90 or higher on at least one event in every meet this season, helping the Red Rocks claim the first-ever Pac-12 regular season title and remain undefeated overall.
Freshman of the Week
Juliette Boyer - Arizona State
  • Helped ASU to two wins over rival Arizona and Pittsburgh, elevating them 14 spots to No. 21 in the Road to Nationals ranking.
  • Took first place on bars (9.875) and tied for third place on floor (9.850) against the GymCats.
  • Tied for first place and scored career-highs on bars (9.90), floor (9.90) and in the all-around (39.350) against Pittsburgh.

Coaches' Choice
Colette Yamaoka - Oregon State
  • After walking-on to the team following a tryout during her freshman year, Yamaoka continues to hold down her leadoff role in the bars lineup.
  • Scored a 9.75 on bars against No. 11 Washington, helping the Beavers to a 49.025 on the event.
  • Majors in biology with an option in pre-medicine.



Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Trinity Thomas - Florida
Florida’s Trinity Thomas, a sophomore from York, Pa., won her seventh consecutive all-around title and eighth overall for 2020 with a 39.525 in the win at No. 25 Penn State on March 7. Thomas’ 10.0 floor routine was first of collegiate career and makes her the nation’s only gymnast with a 10.0 on three events (bars, beam, floor). She also tied for first place on bars with a 9.95.

Specialist of the Week
Rachel Gowey - Florida
Florida’s Rachel Gowey, a senior from Urbandale, Iowa, posted two collegiate bests and a season best in Florida’s win at No. 25 Penn State. Gowey recorded a 10.0 on beam to claim her first event title of the season and joined teammate Trinity Thomas to make Florida only team in nation with two to earn a 10.0 on beam in 2020. She also led off Florida’s floor lineup with a collegiate-best 9.925 to share second and posted a season-best 9.925 on uneven bars to take third.

Freshman of the Week
Helen Hu - Missouri
Missouri’s Helen Hu, a freshman from Chicago, Ill., won three titles with two career-high scores as Mizzou earned a road win at No. 19 Nebraska on March 7. Hu won the beam title outright and tied for the all-around and bars crowns to up her season total to a team-high 15 event wins. She tallied career-best scores of 39.525 in the all-around and 9.875 on vault, to go along with a 9.95 on beam, 9.9 on bars and 9.8 on floor.