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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Jan. 6-9, 2022
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Natalie Wojcik - Michigan
  • Captured three event titles, including the all-around (39.650), to help the defending national champion and top-ranked Wolverines open with a win over No. 15 Georgia on Jan. 6
  • Also picked up wins on the beam and uneven bars with matching scores of 9.95
  • Twice named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2020, 2021)
  • Collects her 12th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
Event Specialist of the Week
JerQuavia Henderson - Iowa
  • Secured two event wins to help the reigning Big Ten regular-season champion Hawkeyes to a season-opening victory over Eastern Michigan on Jan. 8
  • Tied her career high on the vault with a winning score of 9.925
  • Also claimed top honors on the floor exercise (9.925)
  • Earns her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week award
Freshman of the Week
Skyla Schulte - Michigan State
  • Took second place in the all-around (39.125) in pacing the Spartans to a first-place finish in Sunday's season-opening meet on the road with UC Davis and Sacramento State
  • Shared the title on the vault with a score of 9.875, matching teammate Gabrielle Stephen
  • Also finished third on the floor (9.725) and fourth on the uneven bars (9.70)
  • Collects her first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

Big 12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Rylie Mundell - Denver
Mundell made her highly-anticipated all-around debut in Denver's Sunday meet against San Jose State to earn her fourth Big 12 weekly award. The sophomore began her day by tying her career-high on the vault with a 9.925 on her stuck Yurchenko 1.5 before leading DU's bars lineup with a 9.00. She anchored Denver's beam rotation for the first time in her career and hit her routine under pressure to ensure that Denver would not count a fall. The native of Parker, Colo. made her first career floor lineup and competed in the all-around for the first time. Her 39.450 final all-around placed second overall in the meet while she won the vault title outright (9.925), placed second on bars (9.900) and tied for third on beam (9.850). All four of her scores counted towards Denver's 197.000, which became a program record for a season opener as the Pioneers defeated the Spartans (195.950).

Specialist of the Week
Carly Woodard - Oklahoma
Woodard set two career-highs on Sunday to help the Sooners beat No. 6 Alabama 197.400-195.875. On beam, her career-best 9.95 won her the event title and secured her the No. 1 beam score in the nation during the first weekend. On floor, the senior earned a career-best 9.9 in just her second time competing in the event. Her score was the second-highest of the meet and she ranks 12th in the country in the event after the first weekend. This is Woodard's fifth Big 12 weekly honor.

Newcomer of the Week
Jordan Bowers - Oklahoma
Bowers had a strong introduction, earning her first career event title while adding two scores of 9.9 or better. The freshman's 9.9 on bars was the second-highest score of the meet in the event. She earned a 9.875 on beam and capped off her night with a 9.925 on floor to secure the event title in her first collegiate meet. Bowers posted a 39.050 in the all-around and is the first OU freshman since Ragan Smith in 2020 to compete all-around in their first meet of the season.

East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Gymnast of the Week
Lali Dekanoidze - North Carolina
In Carolina's season opening tri-meet with Auburn and Bowling Green on Jan. 8, Dekanoidze competed in all four events. She posted a 39.325 to take her first all-around title, which was also the second-best season-opening all-around total in program history. The Matthews, N.C., native, shared the bars title with teammate Isabelle Schaefer, earning a 9.875. On vault, she tied for fourth place with a 9.825, while coming in third on beam with a 9.850. She finished the meet with a 9.775 on floor.

Specialist of the Week
Steph Macasu - Towson
Macasu was key in the Tigers' 194.000-192.250 win on the road at UNH, scoring a 9.850 in her first uneven parallel bar routine, followed by a 9.800 on the balance beam. The effort was doubly impressive as Towson was on bars for its first rotation before rounding out the meet with beam for the final event. Macasu went over 90 minutes between routines in her first-ever collegiate meet.

Rookie of the Week
Hannah Stallings - Temple
Stallings picked up an all-around victory in the first meet of her collegiate career, defeating a pair of Penn State gymnasts with the score of 38.900 to 38.600 and 37.875, respectively. Not only did the Raleigh, N.C. native earn the win in the all-around competition, she also tied teammate Brooke Donabedian for first place on the beam with a 9.8. Hannah rounded out the meet with scores of 9.725 on the vault and floor and 9.650 on the uneven bars.

Gymnastics East Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Lindsay Chia - Yale
Chia, a senior from Yale, was voted GEC Gymnast of the Week on January 11th, 2022. In the Bulldogs home opener against Brown, LIU, and West Chester, Chia had a strong all around performance scoring a 39.075, with exceptional routines on beam and floor, scoring a 9.875 and 9.775 respectively. She also had the highest vault difficulty in the Yale lineup scoring a 9.75. She was a reliable, clean, and technical performer which allowed her to win beam and all around. This was Lindsay's first time competing on Vault floor and all around at Yale.

Performance of the Week
Jessica Meakim - West Chester
Meakim (Downingtown, PA), a Senior from West Chester, was voted GEC Performance of the Week on January 11th, 2022. In the Golden Rams season opener at Yale, Meakim went 4 for 4 and performed almost to perfection. Jessica came back for a 5th year after her junior season was cut short, and started the 2022 season with a bang. Meakim scored a 9.75 on vault, 9.725 on bars, 9.625 on beam, a 9.8 on floor for 2nd place, and a 38.9 in the all-around, also good for 2nd place.

Newcomer of the Week
Isabel Song - Penn
Song (Moorestown, NJ), a Freshman from Penn, was voted GEC Newcomer of the Week on January 11th, 2022. In the Quakers opening meet against Temple and Penn State, Song earned a 9.775 on vault which was good for 2nd place, a 9.6 on bars, and a 9.5 on floor. In Isabel's first collegiate meet, she competed on three events in either the lead off or anchor role because of her consistency. She hit all of her routines and was the highest scoring routine for Penn on both vault and bars.

Mid American Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Tara Kofmehl - Northern Illinois
At the Florida Quad Meet in Gainesville versus No. 2 Florida, Rutgers and Texas Woman's University, Kofmehl earned top four finishes on vault (Tied 3rd, 9.825), floor exercise (4th, 9.925) and the all-around (3rd, 39.050) as she was the top scorer among all NIU, Rutgers and TWU gymnasts in the meet on those events. She added a Top 10 placing on uneven parallel bars (9th, 9.725). Kofmehl's floor exercise score tied her career high and she is one of only 11 gymnasts in the country to score 9.925 or higher on floor during the opening weekend.

Specialist of the Week
Alana Anderson - Northern Illinois
In her Huskie debut, freshman Alana Anderson impressed at the Florida Quad Meet versus No. 2 Florida, Rutgers and Texas Woman's University. Anderson scored a 9.875 on floor exercise to tie for seventh. Her score helped the Huskies' floor squad score a 49.225 on the event to tie for the 10th best floor team score in school history. Among MAC gymnasts, only teammate Tara Kofmehl scored higher on floor exercise last week.

Midwest Independent Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Mara Johnson - Texas Woman's
Johnson, a native of Hickory, N.C., earned the first weekly honor of her career after a stellar performance at last week's Florida quad. The junior turned in a career-best 9.850 on floor to finish ninth overall. A 2021 USAG Championship qualifier in vault, Johnson narrowly missed her career high with a 9.750, tying for 14th in the event.

Performance of the Week
Isabel Goyco - Texas Woman's
A native of San Antonio, Goyco wins her fourth career MIC weekly honor after opening her season with a 9.875 on floor to tie for seventh. The score was TWU's highest of the night. The senior has now scored a 9.7 or higher on floor in 21 consecutive competitions, and has scored 9.8 or higher in nine consecutive competitions.

Newcomer of the Week
Sierra Muns - Texas Woman's
Freshman Sierra Muns turned in a stellar debut in her first TWU competition, as the Sicklerville, N.J. native put up a 9.800 on vault and a 9.750 on floor. These scores tied her for seventh on vault and 16th on floor.

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Jada Mazury - San Jose State
San Jose State junior Jada Mazury (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) recorded a first-place 9.925 on the uneven bars, tied for second in school history and sixth in the MPSF record book, as the Spartans totaled 195.950 in the season opener at No. 10 Denver (Jan. 9). The overall team total ranked second in school history and No. 8 all-time in the MPSF (and highest-ever in January). Mazury added a 9.85 floor routine, leading to a tie for the 13th best all-around in conference history with a 39.350 in her four-event debut. Her bars score tied for fourth nationally on, and her all-around was ninth. This is the third career MPSF weekly honor for Mazury.

Specialist of the Week
Emma Otsu - UC Davis
UC Davis sophomore Emma Otsu (Paso Robles, CA) made her collegiate debut against Michigan State and Sacramento State (Jan. 9), which was highlighted by a second-place floor routine (9.85). Her 9.80 on beam helped the Aggies tie a school record and match the MPSF's second-best all-time total in the event with a 49.250. She also scored a 9.80 on vault. UC Davis' overall score (194.625) was its highest in a home opener since meet-by-meet records are available dating back to 1998. This is Otsu's first career MPSF honor.

Freshman of the Week
Megan Ray - UC Davis
UC Davis freshman Megan Ray (Irvine, CA) tied for fourth on vault (9.825), shared first-place on the balance beam (9.90), and tied for third on floor (9.825) in her collegiate debut against Michigan State and Sacramento State (Jan. 9). Her beam routine helped the Aggies tie a school record and match the MPSF's second-best all-time total in the event with a 49.250. Her beam score also tied for 11th in the nation on UC Davis' overall score (194.625) was its highest in a home opener since meet-by-meet records are available dating back to 1998. This is Ray's first career MPSF honor.

Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship
Gymnast of the Week
Rebecca Wells, Utah State
Utah State junior Rebecca Wells recorded a 39.125 in the all-around to secure the all-around title at the Best of Utah Meet and MRGC Gymnast of the Week honors.

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Morgan Alfaro, SUU; Kayla Horton, SUU
Uneven Bars - Hannah Nipp, SUU; Shylen Murakami, SUU; Brianna Brooks, USU
Balance Beam - Eliza Millar, BYU
Floor Exercise - Brie Clark, USU

Pac-12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Cristal Isa - Utah
  • Won both of her events to lead Utah to a season-opening win against three in-state opponents.
  • Posted the first 9.90 of the season on the beam for Utah to win that event.
  • Followed with a meet-high on bars (9.875) to win her second event title of the night and the most by any Red Rock.
  • The All-American is tied for 11th in the nation on beam and 18th on bars.
Specialist of the Week
Jaedyn Rucker - Utah
  • Helped guide Utah to a 197.100 in the season opener after winning the vault title and posting the third-best floor score on the team.
  • Recorded a 9.90 on vault with her Yurchenko 1.5 to take her first event victory of the season, as well as her first 9.90 or better.
  • Scored a 9.825 on floor to finish tied for sixth in the event.
  • Tied for eighth in the nation on vault and was one of just 15 gymnasts to score a 9.90 or better in the opening weekend on vault.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Amelie Morgan - Utah
  • Served as the leadoff gymnast on both bars and beam to help push Utah to a 197.100 in the win at the Best of Utah.
  • The Olympic bronze medalist began her college career on beam with the first routine of the season for the Utes and scored a 9.875 to finish tied for second place with her first routine as a Red Rock.
  • Led off the bars rotation and posted a 9.825 to get the event started.
  • Posted a beam score of a 9.875, which is tied for No. 20 in the nation following the first week of competition.
Coaches' Choice
Jillian Hoffman - Utah
  • Limited to only four routines over the past two years after her freshman and sophomore campaigns were plagued with injuries.
  • Now healthy, she was called into the vault lineup last minute after a teammate suffered an injury during warmups.
  • With little preparation, she vaulted her Yurchenko full and posted a 9.80 in the leadoff position to get the rotation started.

Southeastern Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Sloane Blakely - Florida
Blakely, a freshman from Frisco, Texas, won the all-around in the quad meet against Northern Illinois, Texas Woman's and Rutgers with a score of 39.450. Blakely was the first Gator to win all-around in their first collegiate meet since Kytra Hunter in 2012 and one of six Gators to win the all-around in their first meet since 1986. She shared the balance beam title with teammate Leah Clapper at 9.95, the highest beam mark for a Gator in her opening performance and a share of the nation's beam high through the opening weekend.

Specialist of the Week
Alyssa Baumann - Florida
Baumann, a graduate student from Dallas, Texas, recorded the winning floor mark of 9.975 in the quad meet against Northern Illinois, Texas Woman's and Rutgers, equaling her collegiate-best for the fourth time en route to claiming the seventh floor win of her Gator career. Her 9.975 equals the nation's floor high for the opening weekend. Baumann also placed third on balance beam with a 9.925, tying for fifth place among nation's beam performers through the opening weekend.

Freshman of the Week
KJ Johnson - LSU
Johnson, a freshman from Dallas, Texas, posted a pair of 9.90s in her collegiate debut for the Tigers. Johnson earned a 9.90 on floor to secure the victory. Earlier in the evening, she stuck her Yurchenko Full for a 9.90, just short of the 9.95 start value.

Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)
Annie Corbett - Gustavus Adolphus
Corbett (Jr., Brookfield, Wis./East) led Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) in a dual meet loss to UW-La Crosse on Jan. 7. She took home two event titles and another top-two finish. She won the all-around competition with a 36.875 and the balance beam with a 9.625. Additionally, Corbett placed second in the floor exercise with a 9.425. Corbett's other events were an 8.800 on vault and an 8.950 on bars.

Sophie Redding - Gustavus Adolphus
Redding (Sr., St. Paul, Minn./Henry Sibley) led the Golden Gusties on two events in their season opener dual meet loss to UW-La Crosse on Jan 7. She earned a career high on the uneven bars, while taking home a first-place finish with a score of 9.600. She bested her personal best by .275 and earn her a place in the Gustavus Adolphus record books as the third-highest score in program history. Redding was also the team leader on the vault, making her comeback on the event after an almost three-year gap. She scored a 9.325, taking fourth place in the event.