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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – March 10-14, 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
Lexy Ramler - Minnesota
  • Won the all-around title for the seventh straight week (39.725) in a March 13 meet at Illinois
  • Secured the beam title with a perfect 10, the third perfect score of her career on beam and fourth overall
  • Also placed second on floor (9.925), second on bars (9.925) and fourth on vault (9.875)
  • Collects her 18th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and sixth this season
Event Specialist of the Week
Abby Heiskell - Michigan
  • Earned a trio of top-three finishes to help No 4. Michigan to a program-record score (198.100) in its March 12 win at Maryland
  • Captured a share of the vault title with a career-best 9.975
  • Also tied for third on beam (9.900) and uneven bars (9.875)
  • Earns her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week award
Freshman of the Week
Adeline Kenlin - Iowa
  • Won her first career all-around title (39.500) and finished in the top five in all four events in Iowa’s win Sunday at Nebraska
  • Posted a new career high and tied a school record in her win on the beam (9.975)
  • Tied her career high on vault with a score of 9.850 to tie for fourth
  • Collects her fourth career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award


Big 12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Lynnzee Brown - Denver
Brown took at least a share of all five individual titles including the all-around while on the road at No. 12 BYU. Her all-around 39.775 is the highest road score in DU program history and tied the program’s second-highest all-around score overall. She was near perfect on the floor for a third straight week, scoring 9.975, to win that event title outright. Brown added a career high of 9.950 on the beam from the leadoff position. The Kansas City senior also won the vault title with a 9.90 and shared the top of the podium for bars at 9.950.

Specialist of the Week
Kerrie Thomas - Oklahoma
The Sooners’ Thomas tied a career high on beam with a 9.95. After a leadoff fall, OU needed five straight strong routines, and Thomas topped them all for an event title. She also added one of two scores of 9.9-plus on bars, taking second overall in the meet.

Co-Newcomers of the Week
Jessica Hutchinson - Denver
Denver’s Hutchinson is Newcomer for a second straight week after a strong showing on the road at BYU. She had a career high on bars of 9.950, which also won her the event title for the first time in her career. Hutchinson also landed a career high on beam at 9.850, which contributed to DU’s team score of 49.575, the third highest in program history.

Addy De Jesus - Iowa State
The Cyclones’ Addy De Jesus shared the Newcomer honor with Hutchinson, after a career night against No. 1 Oklahoma in which she matched ISU’s school record in the all-around with a career-best score of 39.600. Leading the way was a 9.925 on beam, making her the fourth ISU gymnast in history to score 9.9 or higher on all four events in a season.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Gymnast of the Week
Elizabeth Culton - North Carolina
Culton posted a 39.500 in the all around, improving her previous personal best by 0.225. She earned first place on bars (9.850), beam (9.950), floor (9.900) and in the all around, tying her career highs on beam and floor. Culton also posted a career high of 9.800 on vault to help the Tar Heels to a season high on that event.

Specialist of the Week
Chloe Negrete - NC State
Negrete set a career best score of 9.950 on floor to take first place on that event. That score ties the third best score in N.C. State history. She also tied her season high on beam with a 9.875 to earn a share of the individual title. This is Negrete’s second EAGL Specialist of the Week honor this season.

Rookie of the Week
Carina Jordan - NC State
Carina Jordan earned career highs on all three events she competed in: vault (9.800), bars (9.875) and floor (9.875). Her floor mark was good enough for a second place finish, and she also tied for second place on bars. This is Jordan’s third EAGL Rookie of the Week honor this season.



Mid American Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Hannah Demers - Central Michigan
Demers led CMU to a first-place finish at a home quad meet with EMU, WMU and BSU, posting a career-high mark of 39.525 to win the all-around. She also took first on floor with a 9.950, a career-high mark, and tied for first on bars (9.900). DeMers’ strong performance helped her finish the season with the MAC’s top NQS on three events – bars, floor and the all-around.

Specialist of the Week
Natalie Hamp - Northern Illinois
After earning a score of 9.875 on uneven parallel bars four times during the season, sophomore Natalie Hamp broke through for a career high score of 9.925 Friday night at Iowa State to tie for first place in the dual meet. Hamp’s near perfect routine is the second-highest bars score all-time at NIU, the mark has been passed only three times previously, most recently by Ashley Potts in 2018. Hamp becomes just the fifth gymnast in NIU history to score as high as 9.925 on uneven parallel bars. With the score, her NQS improved to 9.888, she ranks second in the MAC and ninth in the South Central Region on bars.



Midwest Independent Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Angelica Labat - Illinois State
The Chesapeake, Virginia, native won the all-around for the sixth time this season by posting a score of 39.300 in Illinois State's tri-meet win over Southeast Missouri and Lindenwood last Friday. Her win was aided by a first-place finish on vault with a 9.900, a tie for fourth on beam with a 9.850 and a tie for seventh on bars with a 9.775. The 39.300 score was her second-highest score of the season, just short of her career-high total of 39.400 set the week prior.

Performance of the Week
Kyndall Baze - Lindenwood
Baze finished in a tie for second on vault, scoring a 9.850. The score also tied a season-high for her on the event. The Colleyville, Texas native also competed on floor in the tri-meet over the weekend where she tallied a career-high mark of 9.900, finishing in a tie for first.

Newcomer of the Week
Madeline Gose - Texas Woman's
Gose turned in another stellar performance in the Pioneers' competition at Centenary, evening her career-high marks on vault and floor, with a 9.850 on vault and a 9.875 on floor, while posting a 9.775 on beam. Gose captured the event title on vault while sharing it on floor, and tied for third with her score on beam.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Lauren Macpherson - San Jose State
Macpherson (Gilbert, AZ) accumulated a then career-high 38.950 all-around as the Spartans won a dual over Stanford (Mar. 10). The team total of 194.375 was an MPSF season-high. Macpherson shared third-place on vault (9.775), while also scoring a 9.80 on uneven bars and a third-place-tying 9.80 on floor. Macpherson went on to break 39 all-around for the first time with 39.025 at No. 14 UCLA (Mar. 13), with her top score and career-high coming on vault (9.800, top-5). This is the third career MPSF weekly award for Macpherson, all in succession, and her first as gymnast of the week.

Specialist of the Week
Jaudai Lopes - San Jose State
Lopes (Fairfield, CA) competed on vault and uneven bars in two meets last week. In a home meet vs. Stanford (Mar. 10), Lopes had a career-best 9.725 on bars, as she helped the Spartans score a winning and season-best 194.375. She then had a career-best 9.750 on vault at No. 14 UCLA (Mar. 13). This is the first career MPSF honor for Lopes.

Freshman of the Week
Emma Milne - San Jose State
Milne (Barrie, Ontario, Canada) competed on the uneven bars and balance beam in two meets last week. In a home meet vs. Stanford (Mar. 10), Milne tied for second-place on bars with a 9.825, and added a season-best 9.850 on beam. She helped the Spartans score a winning and season-best 194.375. She then led the Spartans on bars with a season-high and third-place-tying 9.850 at No. 14 UCLA (Mar. 13), before scoring a team-best 9.750 on beam. This is the third career MPSF weekly award for Milne, first as a specialist.



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

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Morgan Alfaro, Southern Utah
Uneven Bars - Emily Muhlenhaupt, Boise State
Balance Beam - Abby Stainton, BYU
Floor Exercise - Tatum Bruden, Boise State; Adriana Popp, Boise State



Pac-12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Nevaeh DeSouza - California
  • Led California in two meets against Washington, securing four first-place and four second-place finishes against the Huskies.
  • Across eight individual events, scored at least a 9.850 and posted three marks of at least 9.900 en route to all-around totals of 39.550 and 39.525.
  • Set a new career-high on the uneven bars (9.925); also added a 9.925 on vault.
  • Second Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week honor of the 2021 season.
Specialist of the Week
Kyana George - California
  • Won three of the five events she competed in, including a career-high 9.975 floor performance against the Huskies.
  • Recorded three scores of at least 9.900, with her 9.975 floor score tying the top mark in program history.
  • Helped lead the Bears to their third-highest collective score ever (197.600), one week after setting the new record.
  • First Specialist of the Week honor of the 2021 season.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Andi Li - California
  • Won her first career all-around title (39.550) against Washington, participating in all four individual events throughout both meets.
  • Finished in the top-four across all of her performances, including first with a career-high 9.900 on the beam.
  • Set a new personal best with a 9.950 floor score on Sunday, punctuating California’s 197.600 team score.
  • Second Freshman of the Week honor of the 2021 season.
Coaches' Choice
Pauline Tratz - UCLA
  • Competed in two events against San Jose State, tying for first place on the floor (9.925) and tying for second on the vault (9.875) as the leadoff competitor.
  • UCLA’s floor score of 49.500 set a new season high, while the Bruins also tied their collective team-high total of 197.100.
  • Second Coaches Choice selection for UCLA (Sara Ulias) in 2021.


Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)
All-Around
Blaise Wilson - UW-Whitewater
Mortenson (Jr., Oregon, Wis./Oregon) won the all-around title (37.675) in UW-La Crosse's 189.200-179.225 dual victory at Winona State University (Minn.) on March 12. She also tied for first on the balance beam (9.650), while finishing tied for third on the vault (9.475).

Specialist
Madi Vanderpool - UW-La Crosse
In her first meet of the season, Boone (Sr., Maple Grove, Minn./Park Center) won two events in a dual against UW-Whitewater on March 13. Boone won the vault by more than three-tenths of a point with a 9.750, just short of her own school record (9.825). It’s the fifth time in her career Boone has scored 9.750 or higher on the vault. She won the floor exercise with a 9.650. Both scores lead the WIAC Honor Roll.