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Acro & Tumbling Athletes of the Week – Feb. 21, 2021
Awards are given by NCATA and conference offices.

National
Athlete of the Week
Payton Coon - Oregon
Coon earned NCATA Athlete of the Week accolades after leading Oregon to a season-opening win over Arizona Christian last week. During the meet Coon competed in 12 heats and team event for UO, leading the Ducks to 11 scores of 9.50 or higher - including a 9.90 in compulsory toss and open toss, and a 9.85 in synchronized pyramid. She also scored a 9.80 in her individual tumbling pass, the six-element.

Specialist of the Week
Alyssa Hew - Oregon
Hew earned NCATA Specialist of the Week after starring for Oregon in the tumbling event last week. She began the tumbling event by helping Oregon score a 9.50 out of 9.80 in the trio tumbling pass, a synchronized pass with two other athletes. She was later impressive in the open tumbling pass with a 9.825 out of a possible 10.0.

Freshman of the Week
Alexis Wynn - King
King repeats as NCATA Freshman of the Week following her performance against Limestone last week. Wynn competed in four heats plus team event during the meet. She began the meet by helping KU to a score of 9.30 in the compulsory pyramid, before also putting on a standout performance in three different tumbling heats. Wynn was a member of King’s compulsory tumbling event that scored an 8.95, then was a part of the trio tumbling pass that scored an 8.60 out of 9.10. Her individual tumbling pass, the six-element, also scored a 9.275 out of 9.50 for KU.



Conference Carolinas


Athlete of the Week
Claire Guittard - King
A junior from Connelly Springs, North Carolina, Guittard competed in 12 events, plus the team event for the Tornado in last Saturday’s 269.395-269.330 win for the ninth-ranked Tornado over 10th-ranked Limestone. Guittard helped King set a program record in the compulsory acro heat with a score of 9.50 as King posted their second-highest compulsory event score of 37.45 in program histoy. Guittard also competed in two tumbling events, helping King to their second-highest tumbling score in program history with a score of 53.725.