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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 8-14, 2021
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
  • Scored a perfect 10.0 on the beam to lead eighth-ranked Michigan to a win over Nebraska on Monday
  • Earned the second perfect score of her career and became the first Michigan gymnast since 1997 to score a 10.0 on the beam
  • Also claimed her third all-around title (39.650) in as many meets and placed second on the vault (9.875), bars (9.90) and floor (9.875)
  • Collects her 11th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and second this season
Event Specialist and Freshman of the Week
Mya Hooten - Minnesota
  • Placed in the top three in all three events she competed in during the Iowa tri-meet on Feb. 13
  • Won the first bars title of her career, scoring a career-high 9.875
  • Also tied for third on both floor (9.925) and vault (9.875)
  • Earns her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week accolade
  • Last Minnesota Event Specialist of the Week: Ivy Lu (Feb. 11, 2020)
  • Collects her first career Freshman of the Week award


Big 12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Anastasia Webb - Oklahoma
Webb landed a perfect 10 on vault and took home four event titles to earn Gymnast of the Week. The 10 was the second of her career and first on vault. She finished the night in Fort Worth with event titles on the floor, beam and all-around. Her all-around score of 39.725 was a career best and is the third-highest score in the NCAA this season. This is the fourth time in six weeks the Morton Grove, Illinois senior has taken Gymnast of the Week honors, the seventh of her career.

Specialist of the Week
Jordan Draper - Oklahoma
Draper is the Event Specialist of the Week after taking the bars title in the Metroplex Challenge against Texas Woman’s University and Centenary. Her 9.90 was a career-best and helped Oklahoma claim a 2021 NCAA season-best team score of 198.225. Another native Texan, and former walk-on, this is the first weekly honor for the senior.

Newcomer of the Week
Audrey Davis - Oklahoma
Davis is the Newcomer for the third time this year and now back-to-back weeks. Performing in her home state of Texas, the freshman stuck a career-high score while debuting a new vault. She upgraded from a Yurchenko full to a Yurchenko 1.5, giving OU five 10.0 start value vaults. She anchored the rotation and helped the Sooners to a nation-leading 49.750 in the event. Davis also added a 9.875 on bars and 9.850 on beam.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Camille Vitoff - Towson
Vitoff scored a personal best 39.125 in the all around and the 11th highest score in program history in only her second career time competing in the all around. On beam, she contributed a 9.725 which helped Towson to a top 10 program beam score. Her 9.800 on floor was a career high and helped Towson to a season best score of 49.325.

Julianna Roland - Temple
Roland tied the Temple program record on vault with a 9.900 and is only the second Owl to reach that score on vault. Roland also tallied a 9.875 on beam, helping Temple to its second-best beam rotation in program history and helping the Owls rebound from a nearly one point deficit to tie Pitt.

Specialist of the Week
Jenna Weitz - Towson
Weitz finished third on beam with a 9.875, helping Towson to a top-10 program beam score. She also contributed a 9.900 on floor, helping the Tigers to a top-10 program score on floor.

Rookie of the Week
Kendall Whitman - George Washington
Whitman topped the podium on floor with a 9.950, good enough for a George Washington program record. She also earned first place on vault with a 9.875 and had the Colonials’ second best beam score with a 9.800.



Mid American Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Tara Kofmehl - Northern Illinois
NIU’s Tara Kofmehl established season or career highs in three events and the all-around in BOTH of the Huskies’ meets this week, hitting all eight of her individual routines. Kofmehl earned a career high 9.775 on bars at Central Michigan on Feb. 11 and topped it three days later at Ball State with a 9.800. She matched her season of 9.700 on balance beam, achieving the score in both meets. She achieved her best scores of the week on floor exercise, tying for third with a season-high 9.875 at CMU and topping that at Ball State with a 9.900 to tie her career high on floor. Her scores of 39.075 and 39.150 at CMU and BSU, respectively, are the first 39-plus all-around scores by a Huskie since 2018.

Specialist of the Week
Taylor Pitchell - Central Michigan
Pitchell posted a 9.950 to tie for first in floor in CMU’s victory over Northern Illinois. Her score, which included a 10.0 from one judge, is a career-best and also matches the top score on the event in the MAC this year.



Midwest Independent Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Angelica Labat - Illinois State
Labat won the all-around in both meets last weekend for the Redbirds, who competed at the six-team GymQuarters Invitational on Friday and in a dual meet against MIC foe Lindenwood on Sunday. The Chesapeake, Va., native bested four other gymnasts to win the all-around competition at the GymQuarters Invitational with a score of 38.925. Her score of 9.775 on floor was the highest individual score of the night for the Redbirds and she also led the way on beam and vault with identical scores of 9.750. On Sunday against Lindenwood, she bested her career high of 38.950 set last season against Southeast Missouri State by winning the all-around with a total of 39.000, thanks in part to a 9.850 score on beam that helped her win that event.

Performance of the Week
Lindenwood Vault Lineup
The entire vault lineup earned Performance of the Week recognition for scoring a 49.0000 as a team in both the GQ Invitational on Friday and the dual against Illinois State on Sunday. The 49.0000 helped the Lions earn a first-place finish on vault in both meets this weekend. As a result, the vault squad ranks 17th nationally.

Newcomer of the Week
Savannah Newsome - Lindenwood
The Murfreesboro, Tenn. native scored a 9.8750 during the GQ Invitational, which was good for a season-high as well as a career high, helping her earn first-place in the event. Newsome backed up her strong performance on Friday with another one on Sunday against Illinois State, once again finishing in first-place on bars, this time scoring a 9.8250.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Daija Stevenson - Air Force
Air Force junior Daija Stevenson (Atlanta, GA) compiled a 38.575 all-around at the six-team Lindenwood meet (Feb. 12)….Stevenson scored 9.575 on the vault and balance beam, 9.650 on uneven bars, and matched the best Falcon individual score of 9.775 on floor. Her balance beam score helped Air Force match its season-high total in the event (48.575), while her floor routine lifted the Falcons to their season-best (48.650). This is the sixth career MPSF weekly award for Stevenson, including four-straight as gymnast of the week.



Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship
Gymnast of the Week
Abbey Miner-Alder - BYU

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Rachel Smith, Southern Utah; Morgan Alfaro, Southern Utah; Abbey Miner-Alder, BYU; Mikaela Meyer, Utah State
Uneven Bars - Abby Stainton, BYU
Balance Beam - Abby Stainton, BYU
Floor Exercise - Brittney Vitkauskas, BYU; Abbey Miner-Alder, BYU



Pac-12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Nevaeh DeSouza - California
  • In Cal’s showdown with Arizona State, DeSouza tied for the fifth-highest score nationally in the all-around entering the weekend, with a personal best 39.600.
  • Finished individually in second place with matching 9.900 scores on all four events, but took first place in the all-around, her second consecutive all-around win.
  • 39.600 all-around also tied Toni Ann-Williams for fifth-best in program history
  • Matched her career-best mark on the bars and beam while setting a new personal best on the floor.
Specialist of the Week
Amara Cunningham - Washington
  • Helped lead the GymDawgs to strong showings in the vault and floor against Oregon State and UCLA.
  • Captured her second and third career floor titles, including a 9.925 personal best against the Bruins. Posted a 9.900 on the floor against the Beavers.
  • Added a second-place 9.825 on the vault against Oregon State, a team high, and a 9.750 against UCLA.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Andi Li - California
  • Led the Golden Bears to a sweep of the top three spots on the bars title against Arizona State, finishing with a first-place at 9.925, also a career best.
  • Her bars score tied for the 13th-best bars routine in the country and fourth-best by a freshman in the nation, matching the top score in the Pac-12.
  • Contributed a 9.850 on beam, good for a third-place showing.
Coaches' Choice
Emily White - Arizona State
  • In Arizona State’s competitive match against California, White tied her career best in all three events she participated in — vault, bars and beam.
  • Tied for third with a 9.850 on beam, adding a 9.850 on bars and a 9.825 on vault.
  • Scored above 9.800 on all events for the second straight week, and helped lead the Sun Devils to their highest road score since 2003 (196.650).


Southeastern Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Trinty Thomas - Florida
Thomas, a junior from York, Pa., won the all-around at No. 2 LSU with a 39.900, setting the Florida record and posting the fifth highest all-around score in NCAA history. Thomas won a share of every title, including the victory on floor with a 10.0. She won the vault and bars with a 9.975, and tied with teammate Ellie Lazzari on beam with a 9.95.

Co-Specialists of the Week
Nya Reed - Florida
Reed, a junior from Landover, Md., scored 9.925 on both vault and floor in the win at No. 2 LSU. Reed earned a share of second place on floor and tied for fourth on vault with her collegiate best score to help Florida set season-best team totals of 49.550 on both events.

Alyonna Shchennikova - LSU
Shchennikova, a sophomore from Evergreen, Colo., set or matched career highs on all three events. Shchennikova set a career-high on vault with a 9.925, and matched her career high and set a season high on bars with a 9.95. She wrapped up her night with a 9.925 to match her career high and finish second on the event.

Co-Freshmsn of the Week
Baily Bunn - Kentucky
Bunn, a freshman from Greenville, N.C., recorded the highest all-around score amongst all SEC freshmen last week with a 39.350 in the win over No. 5 Arkansas. The meet marked the first 197-point performance of the season. Bunn tied season highs on vault (9.85) and beam (9.825) and set season highs on bars (9.85) and the all-around.

Amaya Marshall - Missouri
Marshall, a freshman from Kannapolis, N.C., won the all-around title in Mizzou’s win over No. 19 Auburn. Marshall tallied scores of 9.825 on vault, 9.775 on vault and floor and 9.700 on beam to total the 39.075. The all-around title was the first win of Marshall’s Tiger career.