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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 7-13, 2022
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Ona Loper - Minnesota
  • Won two all-around titles and five other individual event titles in a three-day span vs. Ohio State (Feb. 12) and in a tri-meet on the road at Maryland and against Pittsburgh (Monday)
  • Captured wins on vault and bars against OSU and vault, beam and floor in the tri-meet with Maryland and Pittsburgh
  • Posted her fifth career perfect 10 (second this season on vault) in Monday's tri-meet with Maryland and Pittsburgh
  • Registered a career-high all-around score (fourth-best in school history), registering 39.750 against OSU
  • Earned three Academic All-Big Ten honors (2019, 2020, 2021), two Big Ten Distinguished Scholar awards (2020, 2021) and was named a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American last season
  • Collects her fifth career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and second this season
Co-Event Specialist and Co-Freshman of the Week
Jacey Vore - Michigan
  • Won the beam title (9.925) in her collegiate debut on that apparatus in Sunday's home victory over Penn State
  • Took third on the bars (9.90), the third time in four appearances this year she has scored 9.9 or better in that event
  • Receives her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Event Specialist of the Week: Reyna Guggino (Feb. 8, 2022)
  • Collects her second career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
Co-Event Specialist of the Week
Delanie Harkness - Michigan State
  • Earned two event titles on bars and floor in Michigan State's home win over Illinois on Sunday afternoon
  • Recorded career-high scores in both events with a 9.925 on floor and 9.90 on beam
  • Contributed to MSU's school-record team score of 197.425 (also its first 197 score since 2004)
  • Collects her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week award
Co-Freshman of the Week
Gabrielle Stephen - Michigan State
  • Picked up wins on vault (9.925) and beam (9.925) and placed second on floor (9.90) and in the all-around (39.450) to help Michigan State defeat visiting Illinois on Sunday
  • Her beam score was part of MSU's school-record 49.500 score in that event
  • Posted the seventh-best all-around score in school history, just .025 off the winning total for the meet
  • Collects her second career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award


Big 12 Conference
Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Jessica Hutchinson - Denver
Hutchinson had the strongest meet of her career in Denver's 196.850-195.775 win over Iowa State. The sophomore's 39.625 all-around score matched the top mark in the Big 12 this weekend and topped her previous career-high by more than a tenth. The 2021 WCGA Scholastic All-American set or tied season-highs on vault (9.875), bars (9.875), floor (9.925) and had a personal best on beam (9.950). This is the Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania native's first Big 12 Gymnast of the Week award and her third overall Big 12 weekly honor.

Audrey Davis - Oklahoma
Davis won her fourth all-around title this season, setting a career-high of 39.625 to match Hutchinson's score atop the conference. The sophomore shined with season-highs on vault (9.9), beam (9.925) and a career-high on floor (9.9). She anchored a strong rotation on bars scoring a 9.9 to help the Sooners to a 49.550. The Oakland, Florida native has won at least two event titles in four meets and is up to 10 on the season to lead the third-ranked Sooners. Davis has won Big 12 Gymnast of the Week twice in her career and has six overall Big 12 weekly awards throughout her career.

Specialist of the Week
Danielle Sievers - Oklahoma
Sievers competed in vault for the first time, scoring a 9.9 and sharing the event title. The freshman's Yurcheckno 1.5 was crucial to the Sooners' lineup and helped OU to a 49.250 on the event. She tied her season and career-high on bars with another 9.9. This is Sievers' third Big 12 Weekly recognition and her first Event Specialist nod.

Newcomer of the Week
Danae Fletcher - Oklahoma
Fletcher set a career-high on vault (9.850), bars (9.925), and took home a share of the event title in floor (9.925). It is the Philadelphia native's second Big 12 honor.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Gymnast of the Week
Lali Dekanoidze - North Carolina
Dekanoidze set a new career-best with her third all around title (39.550)—the top all around performance in the EAGL this season and the seventh highest of any freshman gymnast in the NCAA. She also set a new career best on bars with a 9.95—one of just two athletes in the EAGL to earn a 9.95 on the event this season. This was the highest score of the week in the conference on that event. The freshman currently ranks No. 1 in the all around and on bars in the EAGL and No. 3 on vault.

Specialist of the Week
Alexis Ortega - NC State
Ortega tied for the individual title on all three of her events—vault (9.850), bars (9.875) and beam (9.875). Her 9.850 on vault was good for a career best, and her bars mark of 9.875 also earned her a career high.

Rookie of the Week
Julia Knower - North Carolina
Knower posted the highest beam score in the EAGL this week—her second straight 9.900 and third 9.900+ of the season on that event. She also opened the meet with a career-best 9.875 on vault. The freshman currently ranks No. 5 in the all around in the EAGL.



Gymnastics East Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Kendal Toy - Yale
In a meet that meant so much to the Bulldogs, Toy was able to secure a win on every event she competed. She earned personal bests on bars and beam, scoring a 9.85 and 9.825 respectively. Her 9.85 on bars contributed to Yale's second highest bars team score in program history. Toy also posted a 9.775 on floor.

Performance of the Week
McCaleigh Marr - Penn
McCaleigh delivered another solid bar routine, contributing to a season high team bar score with a 9.75. She also tied the individual program record on beam with a near perfect 9.95, which was the highest score for a Quaker in more than 21 years. Marr won beam and placed 8th on bars against Towson.

Newcomer of the Week
Calista Brady - Cornell
Coach Hall stated that Brady has been working hard to break into the floor lineup regularly, and this week, she nailed her routine scoring an impressive 9.9, winning 1st for the meet and putting her at the team's 3rd highest score in the record books. She also recorded a 9.675 on vault which tied for 3rd.



Mid American Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Sierra DeMarinis - Central Michigan
Senior Sierra DeMarinis won the floor exercise and tied her career best in the event with a 9.950 in the Chippewas' Tri-Meet vs. Western Michigan and Michigan State on Friday. DeMarinis tied for seventh on vault (9.800) and placed 12th on beam (9.750).

Specialist of the Week
Alyssa Al-Ashari - Northern Illinois NIU's Alyssa Al-Ashari had three strong routines in two meets for the Huskies over the weekend. On Sunday vs. Illinois State, Al-Ashari scored a career high 9.925 on balance beam to win the event and become just the seventh Huskie to score a 9.925 beam all-time. Al-Ashari's score was critical and closed out a 49.050 team score on beam. She also earned a 9.800 on bars on Sunday, tied for third in the meet as NIU totaled a 49.100 on bars. Friday night in a dual meet at Illinois State, she scored a 9.775 on bars to tie for fifth.



Midwest Independent Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Angelica Labat - Illinois State
Labat picked up two more all-around wins last weekend against Northern Illinois and has now won the all-around in five of the team's seven meets this year. In Friday night's win over NIU, Labat won the all-around competition tying her season best score of 39.275 set the week prior against Bowling Green. She tied for first on bars (9.875) and was third on both vault (9.825) and beam (9.775) to come away with the victory. She followed that up with another all-around win in the return trip to DeKalb on Sunday, this time with a score of 39.200. Labat tied for first place on floor with a season-high score of 9.875 and tied for second on vault (9.850).

Performance and Newcomer of the Week
Alana Laster - Illinois State
Laster was solid all weekend long for the Redbirds in their pair of meets with Northern Illinois. On Friday, she posted three individual event top-10 finishes including a tie for fourth place on beam (9.700). She followed that up on Sunday by setting a new career high in the all-around at NIU with a score of 38.700 to finish fourth. That was highlighted by a first-place finish on vault with a career-high score of 9.925, which is the highest individual event score of the season for a Redbird gymnast. She also tied for first place on floor (9.875) to wrap up a great performance. Overall, her performance helped the Redbirds post a season-high team score of 195.250 and set three new event season bests for the Redbirds.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Jada Mazury - San Jose State
San Jose State junior Jada Mazury (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) won two events plus the all-around title against Air Force (Feb. 11). She tied for first on the uneven bars with a 9.900, helping the bars team break the school record total with 49.350, which was also the second-highest bars score in MPSF history. Mazury also won her first collegiate floor title with a career-best 9.925, en route to an MPSF season-high 39.350 all-around. She added a 9.775 on beam and a 9.750 on vault. The Spartans scored a 195.975 for the meet, tying for the second-best team score in school history and eighth-best all-time in the MPSF. This is the fifth career MPSF weekly award for Mazury.

Specialist of the Week
Alexa Solomon - San Jose State
San Jose State junior Alexa Solomon (Newbury Park, CA won her second bars title of the season with a career-best 9.900 against Air Force (Feb. 11). Solomon helped the bars team break the school record with a 49.350, which was also the second-highest bars score in MPSF history. She is one of only two gymnasts in the MPSF to hit a 9.90 on bars this season (Jada Mazury the other). The Spartans scored a 195.975 for the meet, tying for the second-best team score in school history and eighth-best all-time in the MPSF. This is the first career MPSF weekly award for Solomon.

Freshman of the Week
Emma Morgenthaler - Sacramento State
Sacramento State freshman Emma Morgenthaler (Bellingham, WA) recorded her first career all-around win (39.025) and played a key role in Sacramento State setting a season-high with a 195.000 against UC Davis (Feb. 11). She opened with a 9.650 on vault, tied for second- place on bars with a career high 9.850 from the lead-off position, scored 9.700 on beam and ended the meet with a 9.825 on floor to place fourth. This is the second career MPSF weekly award for Morgenthaler.



Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship
Gymnast of the Week
Sadie Miner-Van Tassel - BYU
Miner-Van Tassell secured her fifth-straight MRGC Gymnast of the Week honors after receiving a 39.425 in the all-around against Boise State. Along with this award, she recorded a 9.800 or higher on all four events and notched individual titles on floor (9.900) and vault (9.875) against the Broncos.

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Caitlin Kho, Southern Utah; Morgan Alfaro, Southern Utah; Rebecca Wells, Utah State
Uneven Bars - Shylen Murakami, Southern Utah; Alexis Stokes, Boise State
Balance Beam - Carley Bayles, Utah State
Floor Exercise - Brie Clark, Utah State; Karley McClain, Southern Utah



National Collegiate Gymnastics Association - East
All-Around Gymnast of the Week
Skye Cohen - Ithaca
First-year Skye Cohen took second place in the All-Around competition at the Cornell quad meet with a 37.900 total score, setting a national Division III season record. Cohen's All-Around score this afternoon bested her performance from last weekend's tri-meet by 0.425 points. Cohen scored 9.225 on vault, 9.400 on bars, 9.650 on beam and 9.625 on floor.

Specialist of the Week
Lexi Castellaneta - Brockport
Lexi Castellaneta posted a 9.900 on the floor, becoming the first NCGA gymnast to do so this year as she tied for first at the Cornell Quad meet on Sunday. She also tied the school-record with a 9.800 on the beam, helping Brockport set a new school-record in the event (48.600), as the Golden Eagles swept Cornell, Ithaca and Cortland on Sunday. Brockport posted a season-high team score of 192.425.



Pac-12 Conference
Gymnast and Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Jade Carey - Oregon State
  • Took home her fifth all-around title of the season with the Pac-12's highest score of 39.750 last week in Oregon State's victory over Washington.
  • Anchored the Orange & Black in all four events as the Beavers posted a 197.275.
  • Claimed titles in two events; bars (9.975) and floor (10.00).
  • Her Perfect 10 on the floor was the first of her career on the apparatus and second consecutive 10.0 after she boasted one against then-No.21 Arizona State last week.
  • The 10.0 floor at OSU is the first since Tasha Smith's in 2008 and OSU topped its highest floor score of the season with the fifth best in the nation (39.675).
  • The Olympic gold medalist is first in the nation for the all-around and on bars, tied for third on floor, No. 6 on beam and ninth on vault.
  • Second time winning both Gymnast and Freshman of the Week honors in the same week (Jan. 25).
Specialist of the Week
Jaedyn Rucker - Utah
  • Won the vault title against then-No. 11 California after earning a 10.0 from one judge and ending with a season-high 9.975.
  • The 9.975 on vault is the highest vault score in the Pac-12 this season.
  • Posted a 9.90 on floor to finish tied for third overall.
  • Now has two wins on vault this season.
  • Second Pac-12 weekly honor this season (Specialist of the Week - Jan. 11).
Coaches' Choice
Jillian Hoffman - Utah
  • Posted a career-high 9.90 on her Yurchenko Full to leadoff the vault rotation for Utah against Cal.
  • Hoffman, who battled injuries that had kept her out of competition as a freshman and sophomore, provided a spark in the leadoff role on vault and floor this season and hit every routine.
  • Unfortunately during floor warmups, Hoffman tore her Achilles and saw her comeback season come to an end after years of perseverance to return to competition.
  • Hoffman scored above a 9.80 on vault in every meet this season, while she recorded scores of 9.975, 9.90, and a 9.875 on floor.
  • Second Pac-12 weekly honor this season (Coaches Choice - Jan. 11).


Southeastern Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Leanne Wong - Florida
Florida's Leanne Wong, a freshman from Overland Park, Kan., led all the league all-arounders for the weekend with a winning total of 39.650 in the win over No. 5 LSU. Wong posted collegiate best marks on vault (9.90), beam (9.925) and floor (9.975). She is now second among the Gators with seven event titles (four bars; two all-around, one floor).

Specialist of the Week
Nya Reed - Florida
Florida's Nya Reed, a senior from Landover, Md., recorded her second 10.0 on floor exercise for her third floor win of the season in the victory over No. 5 LSU. Reed also shared third place on vault with a 9.90.

Freshman of the Week
Lilly Hudson - Alabama
Alabama's Lilly Hudson, a freshman from Fleming Island, Fla., earned three top-3 finishes in the win over Georgia. Hudson won the floor exercise with a 9.950, matching her career-best mark after coming up following an injury in Alabama's previous floor routine. She also registered a career-high 9.900 on bars to take a share of third place, along with a 9.875 on beam to finish third in the event, helping the Crimson Tide post their fourth consecutive 197+ score.



Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)
All-Around
Emily North - UW-Whitewater
North (Sr., Oklahoma City, Okla./Moore) totaled a 38.325 to win the all-around competition and help the Warhawks to a 191-650-189.250 win against UW-La Crosse at Russell Arena on Feb. 11. Her score, just one tenth off her personal best, ranks among the top 25 in program history, and her performance helped UW-Whitewater record a top-15 team score of all time. North finished among the top five in three of her four events, including first place on floor exercise with a career-record 9.800, tied for the 10th-highest score in program history. She tied for second on balance beam with a season-best 9.650 and placed fifth on vault with a 9.450. North added a 9.425 on uneven bars to finish eighth in the event. Her performance also helped the Warhawks record top 15 all-time team scores on beam (47.900) and floor (48.250).

Specialist
Olivia Keller - UW-Oshkosh
Keller (Sr., Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington) won two events to help UW-Oshkosh to a 190.375-181.900 road victory over Winona State University (Minn.) on Feb. 10. Keller posted a score of 9.525 to win the floor exercise. UW-Oshkosh also had Emily Buffington and Trinity Sawyer finish third in the event with marks of 9.45. Keller was the winner on the balance with a season-best score of 9.70. She was followed by Titans Kaira Hammond and Liz Romano with second-place results of 9.65.