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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 15-21, 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
Lexy Ramler - Minnesota
  • Earned a first-place finish in the all-around (39.700) for the fourth straight week, notching the second-highest score of her career and second in Gophers’ history
  • Won the vault title with a career-high 9.975
  • Also won the bars (9.950) title, was third on floor (9.90) and tied for fourth on beam (9.875)
  • Collects her 15th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and third this season
Event Specialist of the Week
Mary Korlin-Downs - Minnesota
  • Claimed the beam title with a career-high 9.975, earning a 10 from one judge
  • Helped the Gophers to a team score of 197.625, tied for second-highest in program history
  • Has twice received Academic All-Big Ten recognition (2019 and 2020)
  • Earns her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week award
Freshman of the Week
Mya Hooten - Minnesota
  • Claimed a share of the floor title (9.925) in No. 10 Minnesota’s win over Rutgers on Feb. 20
  • Finished fourth on bars with a 9.850
  • Also placed fifth on vault with a 9.875
  • Garners her second career Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade

Big 12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Addy DeJesus - Iowa State
De Jesus stormed back on the road at Illinois State to take titles on the vault, beam and all-around while sharing the top podium with teammate Maddie Diab on the floor. Her all-around score of 39.350 was the best mark in the Big 12 last week. De Jesus is the first Cyclone gymnast to take multiple Gymnast of the Week honors in the same season since Michelle Browning earned it three times in 2012.

Specialist of the Week
Karrie Thomas - Oklahoma
Thomas scored a 9.95 on beam from the No. 5 spot in the rotation. It set her career high on the beam and took the event title in a quad against North Carolina State, George Washington and William & Mary. Thomas added a 9.825 on bars. This is Thomas’ fourth career weekly honor from the Big 12 and first since 2019, when she was twice named Newcomer, plus one Event Specialist honor the same year. Thomas’ nod keeps the Specialist honor in the hands of a Sooner for the fourth straight week, while being the fifth different Specialist from OU this year. Oklahoma has done that six other times in program history, the last being 2017.

Newcomer of the Week
Chloe Asper - West Virginia
Asper was in the balance beam lineup for just the second time this season and came through with a career high 9.9, tied for first overall against No. 9 Denver. The true freshman from Hanover, Pennsylvania anchored the beam for the Mountaineers and aided an event win over the Pioneers. Her beam average of 9.85 is seventh best in the Big 12. It’s the first weekly honor for a Mountaineer gymnast since January of last year when Chloe Cluchey was Event Specialist.

East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Gymnast of the Week
Emily Shepard - NC State
Shepard earned scores of 9.900 on vault and floor this week, the first time in her career that she’s earned multiple 9.9s in one meet. She took home the all around title with a career high score of 39.450, which is tied for the 13th best score in program history. Shepard also tied for the titles on vault and bars. This is Shepard’s third Gymnast of the Week honor this season.

Specialist of the Week
Kylie Gorgenyi - New Hampshire
Gorgenyi won both the vault and bars titles and tied her career high in each. She anchored the vault lineup with a 9.875 and is now ranked No. 2 in the EAGL on that event. She also anchored bars with a 9.875 and is ranked No. 5 in the EAGL on that event.

Rookie of the Week
Brooke Donabedian - Temple
Donabedian matched or exceeded her career high on beam and floor, helping Temple to its highest score of the season and the fifth best score in program history. She tied her career high of 9.825 on beam and recorded a new career high of 9.875 on floor, helping Temple to a program record tying 49.300 on that event. This is Donabedian’s second Rookie of the Week honor.

Mid American Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Tara Kofmehl - Northern Illinois
NIU’s Tara Kofmehl won three individual events and the all-around competition, establishing new personal bests on uneven parallel bars, on floor exercise and in the all-around, while surpassing her season high score on vault and matching her season best on balance beam. Kofmehl’s 39.325 total in the all-around marks the third straight meet she has bettered her previous best and is tied for the eighth-best mark in school history, and the best since 2018. Her 9.875 on uneven parallel bars surpassed her previous career best of 9.800, while her 9.925 on floor is tied for the sixth-highest score at NIU on floor and marks just the ninth time ever for a Huskie to reach that score on floor.

Specialist of the Week
Jade Brown - Kent State
Brown had a weekend to remember, setting a new career high on bars and winning the individual title against Western Michigan with a score of 9.900. In the same meet, she tied a career-high 9.925 on floor to win the individual title. Against CMU on Sunday, she posted a 9.825 on both bars and floor to finish tied for fourth and fifth place, respectively. Her scores on Sunday helped the Golden Flashes post a season-high on bars as well as a season-high total score (197.325) and beat their MAC rival.

Midwest Independent Conference
Gymnast and Newcomer of the Week
Isabelle Fox - Illinois State
Fox, a transfer from Alaska Anchorage, was the top finisher in the all-around for the Redbirds in their come-from-behind upset win over the Cyclones. The Houston, Texas, native finished second in the all-around with a score of 38.875, just short of her season-best effort of 38.950 set the week before at Lindenwood. A strong effort on beam of 9.775 helped her tie for second place, just behind teammate Angelica Labat who won the event. Her season-high score of 9.800 on floor helped ISU post a team score of 48.950 on the final event of the day, which propelled them past the Cyclones for the victory.

Performance of the Week
Anna Kaziska - SEMO
Kaziska, the 2020 MIC Gymnast of the Year, led the Redhawks on floor and beam to win the pair of individual event titles in the final two rotations this past Sunday as Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics overcame Lindenwood, 194.425-193.000. The Louisville, Kentucky native, registered a 9.875 on floor before concluding the dual with a 9.825 on beam.

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Daija Stevenson - Air Force
Stevenson (Atlanta, GA) totaled a 38.150 all-around, while helping the Falcons to a season-high vault (48.325) and overall score (192.650) in a tri-meet at No. 11 BYU with No. 21 Boise State (Feb. 19). Stevenson’s best event came on vault with a 9.750, which tied her season-high. This is the seventh career MPSF weekly award for Stevenson, including five-straight as gymnast of the week.

Specialist of the Week
Cameo Stapleton - Air Force
Stapleton (Norman, OK) led the Falcons on the floor with a career-high-tying score (9.80), while adding a 9.625 balance beam routine, in a rigorous tri-meet at No. 11 BYU with No. 21 Boise State (Feb. 19) This is Stapleton’s third career MPSF weekly award, previously earning two freshman of the week honors in 2019.

Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship
Gymnast of the Week
Karley McClain - Southern Utah

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Rachel Smith, Southern Utah; Avery Bennett, BYU
Uneven Bars - Hannah Nipp, Southern Utah
Balance Beam - Sophia McClelland, BYU; Abby Stainton, BYU; Autumn DeHarde, Utah State
Floor Exercise - Karley McClain, Southern Utah; Hannah Nipp, Southern Utah; Brittney Vitkauskas, BYU

Pac-12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Kyana George - California
  • Spearheaded No. 13 California’s win over Oregon State with a career-best performance, posting the fifth-highest all-around score in the nation this season (39.650).
  • 39.650 all-around mark was the third best in program history.
  • Earned first-place finishes in the vault (9.925) and beam (9.925), in addition to the all-around performance. Added second place on floor and a third place on bars with 9.900 scores in each event.
  • Helped lead the Bears to a 197.425 team score, the fourth best in school history.
Specialist of the Week
Sydney Soloski - Utah
  • Executed the meet-winning routine on the floor, keeping the then-No. 3 Red Rocks undefeated in Conference play with a win over then-No. 14 UCLA.
  • Her 9.925 score led to a second place individual finish, but helped push Utah’s collective score to a new Pac-12 season-high 49.450.
  • Extended her streak of 9.900+ floor routine scores to five straight meets.
  • 2020 All-American voted as the Conference Specialist of the Week for the second time in 2021.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Chae Campbell - UCLA
  • Led then-No. 14 UCLA against Utah with a first place 39.425 in the all-around event, a new career high.
  • Posted a first place 9.95 in the floor event, her seventh win this season.
  • Also added a 9.85 fourth-place finish on the vault, as the Bruins set a new season-high in the event (49.425).
  • Voted as Freshman/Newcomer of the Week for the second time in 2021.
Coaches' Choice
Alexia Burch - Utah
  • Recorded a second straight 9.975 on vault to lead off the lineup, earning a 9.90+ score and first-place finish on vault for the fourth consecutive meet.
  • Contributed a 9.825 and a 9.85 on bars and beam, respectively, as Utah edged UCLA.
  • Second Coaches Choice award of the season; also has one Specialist of the Week award in 2021.

Southeastern Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Luisa Blanco - Alabama
Blanco, a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, won the all-around with a 39.825 in the win over No. 2 LSU, the third highest all-around score in program history. Blanco posted career-best scores on all four events for the second week in a row, going 9.925 on vault, 9.950 on the uneven bars and 9.975 on both the balance beam and floor exercise. In addition to her victory in the all-around, she won the floor exercise, uneven bars and balance beam.

Specialist of the Week
Derrian Gobourne - Auburn
Gobourne, a junior from Sarasota, Fla., scored a 9.925 or better in all three events in the win over No. 12 Georgia. Gobourne opened the meet with a season-high 9.925 on vault to win the event crown. She then posted a career-high 9.95 in the anchor slot on bars to capture first place, followed by a 9.925 on floor to earn a share of first place. With Gobourne’s help, Auburn registered season-high team scores in all three events.

Freshman of the Week
Haleigh Bryant - LSU
Bryant, a freshman from Cornelius, N.C., finished in second place in the all-around with a 39.600 at No. 6 Alabama. Bryant scored a 9.875 on both bars and beam for the Tigers. She anchored LSU’s vault lineup with a 9.90 and tallied a 9.95 on floor in the sixth spot.