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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – March 2-6, 2022
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference
Tri-Gymnast of the Week
Natalie Wojcik - Michigan
  • Captured her fourth all-around title this season (39.725) on March 4 at No. 2 Oklahoma, recording her second all-around score of 39.700 or higher
  • Scored 9.90 or higher on all four events, leading team on bars (9.95) and beam (9.925)
  • Finished as runner-up on beam and floor (9.95), as well as fourth on vault (9.90)
  • A two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection (2020, 2021)
  • Ties Penn State's Brandi Personett (2007-10) for second in conference history with her 14th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award (third this season), to go along with two career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honors (both this year)
Tri-Gymnast and Freshman of the Week
Skyla Schulte - Michigan State
  • Broke 15-year-old school record with winning all-around score of 39.675 in MSU's March 5 victory over Western Michigan
  • Posted four career-best scores on the night, adding individual event wins on beam (9.95) and vault (9.90) and registering career-best 9.95 in runner-up finish on floor
  • Secures her first career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
  • Collects her fourth career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
Tri-Gymnast of the Week
Ona Loper - Minnesota
  • Shared all-around title (39.675) with 2020 Olympian Grace McCallum in March 4 meet at fourth-ranked Utah
  • Scored 9.90 or better in all four rotations, winning the vault (9.95), plus posting 9.925 on beam and 9.90 on both bars and floor
  • Helped Gophers to second-highest team score ever (and highest ever on the road) at 197.850.
  • 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 sixth career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and third this season
Event Specialist of the Week
Lauren Guerin - Iowa
  • Tied for the floor title (school-record 9.975) and finished second on the vault (season-high 9.90) in Iowa's Cy-Hawk Series victory at Iowa State on March 4
  • Helped the Hawkeyes to a 196.825 team score, matching the fifth-best mark in school history
  • Also anchored an Iowa vault squad that finished at 49.500, the second-highest in program history and highest since 2004
  • Secures her fourth career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week accolade

Big 12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Jordan Bowers - Oklahoma
Bowers earned a perfect 10 on vault against the Wolverines, the first of her career, and became the fifth freshman in program history to earn a perfect score. She set another career-high with a 9.975 on bars and helped the Sooners shatter the program record with a 49.825. On floor, she tied her career-high with a 9.95 to post the second-highest score of the meet. On Sunday, the native of Lincoln, Nebraska was nearly perfect again on vault as she earned a 9.975 in Denton, Texas. Bowers finished first in bars with a 9.950 to earn her fourth event title of the week. She has six overall Big 12 weekly honors this season and is just one shy of tying the all-time weekly awards mark in a single season by a Big 12 gymnast.

Specialist of the Week
Danae Fletcher - Oklahoma
Fletcher debuted an upgraded Yurchenko 1.5 vault and stuck it for a career-high 9.95. The Philadelphia native won the event title on floor with a near-perfect 9.975 to set another career mark. On Sunday, the freshman's score of 9.925 on floor earned her an event title while helping the Sooners to their third-best floor score of the season (49.600).

Newcomer of the Week
Danielle Sievers - Oklahoma
Sievers started with career-highs of 9.925 on bars and floor while adding a 9.825 on vault against Michigan. The freshman was a part of the program-record setting uneven bars lineup that posted a 49.825 to move OU back to No. 1 in the nation in the event while tying the NCAA record. Against Air Force, SEMO and TWU, the four-time Big 12 weekly award winner earned a 9.9 on vault and bars and tallied another 9.925 on floor.

East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Gymnast of the Week
Ariana Castrence - Temple
Castrence competed in the all-around twice this past week, scoring 39.275 in each meet and earning the victory on Sunday. On Thursday, the senior won vault with a career-high 9.900. She also helped the beam team to the best score in school history with a career-high 9.925 on Sunday night, good for a share of first place in that event.

Specialist of the Week
Mara Titarsolej - Long Island
Titarsolej won the bars title for the seventh time this season with a perfect 10.0—both hers and LIU's first ever perfect score. She currently ranks No. 1 in the EAGL and No. 8 nationally on bars with an NQS of 9.930.

Rookie of the Week
Sidney Washington - Pittsburgh
Washington took home the all around title for the second time this season with a career high 39.475—all scores crossing the 9.850 threshold. The freshman won three individual titles—floor (9.900), beam (9.875) and the all around (39.475). She also recorded a new career high on beam (9.875) and tied her career highs on bars (9.850) and floor (9.900). Her efforts assisted in the Panthers breaking the program record on beam (49.350) for the third time this season.

Gymnastics East Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Sydney Beers - Cornell
For the 8th week in a row, Beers has gone four for four events, scored over a 38.0, and been one of the Bear's top scorers on every event every week. She has been solid as a rock week in and week out. This week she posted three scores of 9.7 or better, earning a 38.725 and placing 3rd in the all-around.

Performance of the Week
Mei Li Costa - Brown
Costa broke the school record again this week, earning the highest score on any event in school history. She a︎︎︎ earned a perfect 10 on bars from one judge, and ultimately scored a near perfect 9.975. Mei ︎led the Bears to a season high 194.6, the second highest score in school history. Just two days earlier, she earned a 2nd place finish on bars and 4th on vault in a meet with highly-ranked teams.

Newcomer of the Week
Olivia Imbarlina - Bridgeport
Imbarlina has been a strong contributor for for the Purple Knights. She is 7 for 7 this season on balance beam and ︎vault. Olivia has worked through multiple injuries to consistently︎y contribute to the line-ups. She tied her career high on ︎vault at Brown with a 9.7. This past week, she showed her consistency, posting two 9.65s and a 9.7 on vault, and 9.675 on beam in all three meets.

Mid American Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Rachel DeCavitch - Kent State
Competing in two meets in three days over the weekend, DeCavitch showed great consistency in her scores over the two meets. Partaking in all four events in both meets, DeCavitch posted no lower than a 9.775 in any event, with seven of eight scores being a 9.800 or better. DeCavitch posted a score of 9.875 on bars on Friday at Ohio State, and on both Friday and Sunday, she registered a 9.875 on beam, her highest total on the event all season. DeCavitch also finished in the all-around category on Sunday, in the Flashes' tri-meet against Ohio State and Eastern Michigan.

Specialist of the Week
Taylor Waldo - Ball State
Junior Taylor Waldo tied Ball State's highest beam score this season with a career-best 9.900 in Sunday's meet at West Virginia. In addition to being a career-best, it ties as the second-best beam routine in program history and earned her the event win at WVU

Midwest Independent Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Anna Kaziska - SEMO
Kaziska registered four scores of 9.700 or higher and won two individual event titles in SEMO's double-meet road weekend this past week. The Louisville, Kentucky, native, won the floor (9.800) and beam (9.875) titles in the final two rotations at Centenary on March 4. She also had a 9.600 on vault at the dual. Kaziska then registered a 9.775 on vault and a 9.850 on floor at Texas Woman's Quad Meet on March 6. Kaziska leads the Redhawks in 2022 with nine event titles. For Kaziska, the MIC weekly honor is her third of the season and 14th in her career.

Co-Performance of the Week
Jaye Mack - Illinois State
In last Friday's tri meet with nationally-ranked BYU and Washington, Mack stepped up big time to tie her career-best with a 9.925 on floor to finish in a three-way tie for first place. It matched her career best set the previous week at Southeast Missouri State and she has now gone 9.9 or higher five times this season and four times in as many weeks. Mack also picked up a top 10 finish on vault with a score of 9.800. This is Mack's third MIC weekly honor this season, having been named the Newcomer of the Week twice previously. She shared the honor with TWU's Isabel Goyco, who also scored well on floor to place first last weekend at Oklahoma.

Isabel Goyco - Texas Woman's
Goyco matched her career high on floor with a 9.925 in TWU's quad meet featuring No. 1 Oklahoma, Air Force, and Southeast Missouri. The finish placed Goyco in a tie for the individual title on floor in the meet, and was her second individual title - first on floor of the season. Goyco previously won an individual title on bars. She now has three top-five finishes on floor and two on bars to her credit this season.

Newcomer of the Week
Nyah Reader - SEMO
Reader registered a trio of scores of 9.700 or higher in SEMO's double-meet road weekend. Reader, a freshman from Rexford, New York, finished as the runner-up on beam in the dual with Centenary on March 4, registering a 9.775. She also added a 9.650 on vault and a 9.625 on floor in the dual meet. Reader then posted a pair of 9.700s on beam and floor at Texas Woman's Quad Meet on March 6. She has now registered six-straight beam routines of 9.700 or higher this season. The floor mark was a career-high for Reader. She also chipped in a 9.525 on vault at the quad meet. For Reader, the MIC weekly honor is the first in her career.

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Kyla Kessler - UC Davis
UC Davis senior Kyla Kessler (Fremont, CA) bettered her personal- best all-around with an all-time MPSF top-five score of 39.425 to win the competition at Sacramento State (Mar. 5). That score also improved the third-best mark in program history. Kessler equaled the program record on the floor with an all-time MPSF third-best and career-high 9.95. The 49.425 team floor total was the second-best in team history, No. 3 all-time in the MPSF, and best in the conference in seven years. She scored 9.85 on vault, as the UCD vault squad achieved a 49.225 total, also top-three in MPSF history. Kessler also finished third on the bars with a 9.825 to help the Aggies accumulate an all-time MPSF top-10 meet total 196.225. This is the seventh career MPSF weekly award for Kessler, including four this year.

Specialist of the Week
Keanna Abraham - UC Davis
UC Davis freshman Keanna Abraham (Bakersfield, CA) had her finest meet of her young collegiate career, helping the Aggies to an all-time MPSF top-10 meet total at Sacramento State of 196.225 (Mar. 5). Abraham equaled the school and MPSF record on the balance beam with a 9.925. She then posted a 9.925 to follow Kessler on the floor and lead the Aggies to the second-best event score in school history, No. 3 all-time MPSF total, and best in the conference in seven years with a 49.425. Abraham started her meet on the vault with a 9.875, helping the vault squad post the MPSF's all-time third-best total in the event of 49.225. This is the first career MPSF honor for Abraham.

Freshman of the Week
Genevieve Sabado - Air Force
Air Force freshman Genevieve Sabado (Pomona, CA) recorded a 9.85 on the balance beam, good for a share of second-place against No. 25 San Jose State (Mar. 4). She went 38.950 all-around in that meet, helping Air Force surpass 49 in two events---on bars for the third time in team history (49.025), as well as on beam (49.050). Two days later in a quad at Texas Woman's, with No. 2 Oklahoma and SE Missouri, Air Force beat its season-best with a top-30 all-time MPSF score of 195.700. Sabado totaled a second-place 39.225 all-around, led by another 9.85 on beam, as the beam squad compiled another 49.050. This is the third career MPSF weekly award for Sabado.

Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship
Gymnast of the Week
Sadie Miner-Van Tassell - BYU

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Emily Lopez, Boise State; Courtney Blackson, Boise State; Sadie Miner-Van Tassell, BYU
Uneven Bars - Emily Muhlenhaupt, Boise State; Haley Pitou, BYU
Balance Beam - Adriana Popp, Boise State
Floor Exercise - Sadie Miner-Van Tassell, BYU; Brittney Vitkauskas, BYU

Pac-12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Maile O'Keefe - Utah
  • Etched herself into the Utah record books with two Perfect 10s in the same meet to lead the team to a win over No. 9 Minnesota with the program's second-best score all-time and the fourth-best in NCAA history (198.575).
  • Became the first Utah gymnast since 1999 to score multiple 10.0s in the same meet and just the fourth Ute in school history to do so.
  • Collected a Perfect 10 on bars after the teammate before her scored a 10.0, the first consecutive 10.0s on bars in school history.
  • Her 10.0 on bars is the first of her career and she led the team to a school-record 49.800 to break the previous record that had stood since 1993.
  • Also posted her second 10.0 on beam this season and now has three in her career, which is tied for the second-most in program history on beam.
  • Finished the night with a 9.95 on floor to place second overall.
  • Her three scores led the team to a 198.575, which tied for the highest score in the NCAA this season.
  • Has hit 29-29 routines this season and 113-113 in her career.
  • Second Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week honor this season (Feb. 1).
Specialist of the Week
Emma Malabuyo - UCLA
  • Helped lead UCLA to its highest team score since 2019 in a 198.050-197.200 dual-meet victory over California.
  • Won balance beam with a career-high and near-perfect 9.975, her team-leading fourth beam win of the season.
  • Her 9.975 led the Bruins to a beam score of 49.625, a new season high and the fifth-best beam score in school history.
  • Scored another career-high on floor exercise with a 9.950, tying for third place.
  • Helped UCLA score a season-high 49.775 on floor, the fifth-highest floor score in school history.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Jordan Chiles - UCLA
  • Led UCLA to its highest team score since 2019 in a 198.050-197.200 dual-meet victory over California
  • Won the all-around with a career-high 39.800, becoming just the ninth UCLA gymnast in history to hit the 39.8 mark.
  • Scored her second Perfect 10 on floor exercise and her third 10 this season, leading the Bruins to a season-high 49.775 on floor, the fifth-highest floor score in school history.
  • Captured her third uneven bars title of the season with a near-perfect 9.975.
  • Scored a career-best 9.925 on beam to place third and help UCLA score a season-high 49.625 on the event, the fifth-highest beam score in school history.
  • Tied for second on vault with a career-high-tying 9.900 and helped the Bruins score a season-best total of 49.475 on vault.
  • Second Pac-12 weekly honer of the season (Specialist of the Week - Feb. 8).
Coaches' Choice
Taylor Lawson - Stanford
  • The Cardinal's stable cog in all she does, she has yet to mark a score less than 9.775 this season, hitting on all of her routines and coming up with big scores when they are needed.
  • Her 9.95 on floor in her last appearance in Maples Pavilion marked her first event win of the season, topping 9.90+ queen Kyla Bryant for the Cardinal's best performance of the night.

Southeastern Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Sunisa Lee - Auburn
Lee, a freshman from St. Paul, Minn., helped the Tigers to a program-record team score of 198.575 in the tie with No. 3 Florida and a program-tying road record score of 197.750 after finishing second at Elevate the Stage in Huntsville. Lee won both all-around titles on the weekend, winning seven consecutive crowns in the category. She opened with a 39.800 vs. the Gators and followed with a 39.700 at Elevate. Against Florida, Lee won beam with another 10.0 in the event. She came in a tie for first on bars with a 9.95 and a tie for third on floor with a career-high 9.975. At Elevate, Lee won beam again with a 9.975, tied her career high on vault with a 9.925 to finish second and added a 9.925 on floor.

Co-Specialists of the Week
Derrian Gobourne - Auburn
Gobourne, a senior from Sarasota, Fla., scored the first 10.0 of her career with her first-place finish on floor to lead her team to a tie with No. 3 Florida. Gobourne also added a pair of 9.9s on vault and bars in the meet. At Elevate the Stage, she captured the bars title with a career-high 9.975, and registered a 9.900 on floor and a 9.850 on vault.

Trinity Thomas - Florida
Thomas, a senior from York, Pa., recorded her second 10.0 of the season to win the event title on vault in the tie at No. 6 Auburn. Thomas was also runner-up on balance beam with a 9.975 and shared third place on uneven bars with a score of 9.925. She now has 14 perfect marks in her collegiate career and is the nation's leader with six 10.0s in 2022.

Freshman of the Week
Sophia Groth - Auburn
Groth, a freshman from West Des Moines, Iowa, finished with a career-high 39.700 in the all-around in the tie against No. 3 Florida. Groth scored a 9.925 or better in three events, setting or tying three career highs. Her 9.975 on floor and 9.925 on bars set career highs, while her 9.95 on beam tied her career score. At Elevate the Stage, Groth started with a 9.875 on floor and followed with a 9.9 on bars and a 9.925 on beam.