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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – March 10-13, 2022
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Mia Takekawa - Illinois
  • Won six event titles, including both all-around crowns, in meets last week against Bowling Green and at Missouri/Iowa State/Lindenwood
  • Posted two of the top six all-around scores in school history last week, with a program-record 39.750 on March 10 vs. Bowling Green and 39.575 on March 12 in the quad meet at Missouri
  • Became the first Illinois gymnast with multiple perfect 10s in her career, recording her second career flawless performance on beam against Bowling Green
  • Chosen as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection last year
  • Captures her third career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
Co-Event Specialists of the Week
Gabby Wilson - Michigan
  • Delivered her second perfect 10 of the season on the floor to help No. 3 Michigan defeat fifth-ranked Auburn and West Virginia on March 12 before a sold-out crowd of 12,707 at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor
  • Helped Michigan post a program-record 49.750 on the floor
  • Added a runner-up finish on the vault (9.90)
  • Named both a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2021
  • Receives her third career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor and second this year
Mya Hooten - Minnesota
  • Registered her third perfect 10 on the floor this season (and fourth of her career) in March 12 home quad meet against Long Island, Temple and Utah State
  • Helped Minnesota post a program-record score of 49.750 on the floor
  • Added a second-place finish on the vault (9.875) and tied her career-high score on the bars (9.875) on the way to a fourth-place showing
  • Receives her fourth career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor and third this season
Freshman of the Week
Skyla Schulte - Michigan State
  • Earned titles on bars and beam, and finished second in the all-around during a March 11 meet at No. 9 Kentucky
  • Posted career-high scores of 9.95 in both event wins, while her all-around score of 39.575 was third in program history and second-best of her career
  • Helped the Spartans to the second-highest team score in program history (197.500)
  • Collects her fifth career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award, tying for eighth on the Big Ten single-season list

Big 12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Abbie Pierson - West Virginia
Pierson competed in the all-around for just the second time in her career in the Mountaineers' regular-season finale at No. 3 Michigan and No. 5 Auburn. The junior earned a career-best 9.800 on the uneven bars, notching a career-high mark in just her second collegiate performance on the event. She recorded her first all-around score of 39.000 or better, tallying a career-high 39.200 total across four events. She finished in seventh place in the final all-around standings and helped the Mountaineers reach their second-highest team score of the season, with a 196.400 total on the night.

Specialist of the Week
Makayla Maxwell - Iowa State
Maxwell scored a perfect 10.000 on vault at Iowa State's meet against No. 11 Missouri, No. 25 Illinois and Lindenwood. The career-high perfect score is the sixth 10.000 in school history and the fourth on vault. The junior is the eleventh gymnast in the country to earn a perfect score on vault this season.

Newcomer of the Week
Jordan Bowers - Oklahoma
Bowers won a pair of event titles to bring her total to 16 on the season and lead the Sooners to victory over No. 15 Arizona State and No. 21 Boise State. The freshman won the vault title for the third consecutive meet with a 9.900 to secure the No. 1 spot in the nation. She won the floor title with a 9.925, helping the Sooners to a 49.425 on the event. On bars, she added a crucial 9.875 after a fall earlier in the lineup. Bowers is now top-20 on all three events coming in at No. 1 on vault, No. 14 on bars and No. 17 on floor. This is the fifth meet this season where Bowers has won at least two event titles in the same meet.

East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Gymnast of the Week
Deja Chambliss - George Washington
Chambliss matched her career-high on floor for the second time this season at Maryland on Sunday with a 9.925, good enough for second place on the event. She also tied for first overall on vault in both meets this weekend and finished second in the all-around on Sunday.

Specialist of the Week
Kendall Whitman - George Washington
Whitman tied for first overall on vault in Sunday's quad meet at Maryland. She also earned a career-high 9.875 on beam on Sunday, helping George Washington to its season-high score. The sophomore posted her fourth 9.900+ of the season on floor at Towson on Friday to finish second overall.

Co-Rookies of the Week
Julia Knower - North Carolina
Knower earned her third straight all around title, setting a new career-best of 39.400. She matched her career-bests on floor, beam and bars. The freshman finished the regular season tied as the No. 1 all arounder in the EAGL.

Lauren Keener - Towson
Keener hit a career-best 9.900 on bars Friday night, landing in a four-way tie for third place in a deep field. She scored a 9.875 on beam, securing a tie for first place and matching her career best. The freshman's beam finish was her first career first-place finish in any event as a Tiger.

Gymnastics East Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Jessica Meakim - West Chester
Meakim scored a career high 39.075 in the last meet of the regular season. She also tied her individual floor record on floor with a 9.925, leading the Golden Rams to a new school floor record of a 49.15. Meakim also had her season high on beam with a 9.725. She won floor and all-around, placed 2nd on beam, and 3rd on bars with a 9.775.

Performance of the Week
Miranda Lund - Cornell
Lund is one of Cornell's most consistent performers. This weekend she posted a career high 9.85 on floor, and was the Bear's top scorer on two of her three events. Her other scores included a 9.7 on vault, and a meet winning 9.8 on beam.

Co-Newcomers of the Week
Julia Bedell - Broan
Julia earned Brown's top scores on both vault and floor and helped the Bears to a new school record on vault with a 48.925. She also helped the Bears achieve a new season high of 194.675 and the second-highest score in school history.

Connie Hsu - Penn
On 3/11 at NCSU, Connie delivered a solid 9.75 vault in the lead off position and a 9.875 floor routine her first time in the lineup this year, helping the team to a season high 49.025. On 3/13 at Maryland she went on to add another solid vault and floor score of 9.8 and 9.75 and broke into the bars lineup delivering a 9.825. Her performances contributed to the program's second best vault score of 49.15 and second best bars score of 49.175, leading the team to an overall program record of 196.225.

Mid American Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Hannah DeMers - Central Michigan
Junior Hannah DeMers won the all around and the uneven parallel bars in helping lead Central Michigan to a dual-meet victory over Ball State as the Chippewas clinched a share of the MAC regular season championship, their first since 2019. DeMers won the all around with a 39.375 score and the bars with a 9.875. She tied for second on the balance beam (9.825) and on the floor exercise (9.875) and was fifth on vault (9.800). DeMers is ranked No. 1 in the MAC and 23rd nationally in the all around; she is ranked second on beam and is tied for second on bars.

Specialist of the Week
Suki Pfister - Ball State
With a 9.950 to win vault in the regular season finale at Central Michigan, sophomore Suki Pfister became just the fifth gymnast in program history to register a routine of 9.950-or-higher. In fact, it was just the 11th routine and only the fifth vault in program history to score that high. Overall, Pfister has landed four vault routines of at least 9.900 this season, which is the most of any gymnast in the MAC on the apparatus. Her 9.950 is also the best vault routine in the MAC so far this season. Pfister enters the MAC Championships ranked first in the MAC and tied for 25th nationally with a NQS of 9.895 on vault.

Midwest Independent Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Angelica Labat - Illinois State
Labat was dominant for the Redbirds in their dual meet win over Southeast Missouri State last Saturday, picking up a pair of event wins to go along with an all-around title. Labat took the all-around crown with a score of 39.450, just short of her career best of 39.475 set earlier this season. It was her 10th all-around win of the season, and it was aided by first-place finishes on vault with a season-best 9.925 and on beam with a 9.850. Labat also tied for second on floor with a 9.875 and tied for fourth on bars with a score of 9.800 to help the Redbirds post their second-highest team score of the season.

Performance of the Week
Anna Kaziska - SEMO
Kaziska, a senior from Louisville, Kentucky, won the floor title with a career-best matching 9.950 in the third rotation of Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics final regular-season dual at Illinois State on March 12. She matched a career high 9.950 to capture her 10th event title in 2022 (47 career titles). It was Kaziska's second 9.950 in just over two weeks. The floor score ranks tied for fifth all-time in SEMO program history with Alexis Traylor (2004) and Kate Farrington (1995). Kaziska hasn't scored lower than a 9.800 on floor in the last eight SEMO competitions. She also finished tied for second on beam at the dual meet with a 9.775. Kaziska has registered a 9.775 or higher in each of the last eight competitions this season on beam and nine times this campaign. She has tallied three 9.875s this season and added a season-best 9.900 to win the event title against Illinois State on Feb. 25.

Newcomer of the Week
Alana Laster - Illinois State
Laster has steadily improved throughout the season and set a new career high in the all-around against SEMO at Redbird Arena. Laster topped her previous high of 39.100 with a final score of 39.200 to finish second in the all-around, behind Labat. Laster's top performance of the night came on the floor, where she finished in a three-way tie for second place with a 9.875. She also added top-5 finishes on bars, vault, and beam 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 the uneven bars title with a 9.925 to close the regular season at Washington (Mar. 11), her third consecutive bars title and seventh on the season. Her bars score tied for seventh-best all-time in the MPSF. Mazury won the all-around with a 39.350, tying for the seventh-best score in SJSU history and 17th in the MPSF record book. She won her fourth all-around title of the season and second consecutively. Mazury tied for third on the floor with a 9.875, and added a 9.825 on balance beam, which helped the beam team tie for the fourth-highest beam score in team history and sixth-best in the MPSF at 49.225. This is the seventh career MPSF weekly award for Mazury, five coming this year.

Specialist of the Week
Emma Milne - San Jose State
San Jose State junior Emma Milne (Barrie, Ontario, Canada) tied for first-place on the balance beam as she tied her own school and MPSF record with a 9.925 in the regular season finale at Washington (Mar. 11). This was the fifth time she recorded that score in her Spartan career, the only gymnast in MPSF history to achieve it more than once. The beam team tied for the fourth-highest beam score in school history, and sixth-best in the MPSF record book at 49.225. She finished with a 9.775 on bars. This is the eighth career MPSF honor for Milne, including four this year.

Freshman of the Week
Genevieve Sabado - Air Force
Air Force freshman Genevieve Sabado (Pomona, CA) won the balance beam with a 9.775 and shared first-place with teammate Cameo Stapleton after their respective performances on the floor, where both gymnasts were judged for a 9.875. Sabado's 39.050 was also tops among the all-arounders. She also finished second after scoring a 9.800 on the bars. This is the fourth career MPSF weekly award for Sabado.

Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship
Gymnast of the Week
Sadie Miner-Van Tassell - BYU
Senior Sadie Miner-Van Tassell competed for the all-around and matched her career-high score of 39.525 for the third time this season to earn her ninth-straight MRGC Gymnast of the Week award. Miner-Van Tassell finished the season ranked No. 15 in the nation for the all-around. In this same competition, Miner-Van Tassell also posted a 9.925 on vault to take home MRGC Vault Specialist of the Week for the third week in a row.

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Sadie Miner-Van Tassell, BYU
Uneven Bars - Anyssa Alvarado, BYU; Emily Muhlenhaupt, Boise State; Shylen Murakami, Southern Utah
Balance Beam - Hannah Nipp, Southern Utah; Aubri Schwartze, Southern Utah
Floor Exercise - Brie Clark, Utah State; Sadie Miner-Van Tassell, BYU; Brittney Vitkauskas, BYU

Pac-12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Chae Campbell - UCLA
  • Won the all-around with a career-high 39.725 and recorded two perfect scores, scoring a 10 on floor and a 9.95 on her 9.95-start-valued vault to win those events.
  • Her floor Perfect 10 was her second in three meets, and her perfect score on vault was her second in a row. She has scored 9.9 or higher on vault in seven of eight meets.
  • Also placed second on beam with a 9.900 and fourth on bars as the leadoff with a 9.875.
  • Led UCLA to its third consecutive score of 197+ and to a season-high of 49.475 on uneven bars.
  • Is 30-for-30 this season in hit routines and has not had a fall since her second routine of her freshman year, a streak of 74 consecutive hit routines.
Specialist of the Week
Milan Clausi - California
  • Recorded three first-place finishes and a second-place finish as the Bears had two meets on different sides of the country.
  • In her final home meet, set a personal best on beam with a 9.925 as she took first place, helping Cal to the fourth-best beam score in school history.
  • Came back on floor and tied her career high with a 9.95, as she helped Cal set a school record on the event.
  • Her contributions on three events helped the Bears to their second-best team score in school history at 197.900.
Freshman of the Week
Jade Carey - Oregon State
  • Posted her highest all-around road score of 39.800 to win her ninth consecutive title in Oregon State's regular season finale at the Denver Quad on Sunday.
  • Claimed titles in the other four events with 9.95s to help the Beavers take second with a 196.875.
  • Has now scored 9.9s in 34-of-36 routines this season.
  • Has anchored Oregon State in every lineup this season, earning 41 individual titles.
  • The Olympic gold medalist is first in the nation for the all-around and bars, shares third on floor, No. 5 on vault and is tied for No. 11 on beam.
  • Ninth Pac-12 weekly honor of the season.
Coaches' Choice
Norah Flatley - UCLA
  • In her last home meet, Flatley scored 39.575 in the all-around, the second-highest all-around score in her career, and nearly scored a leadoff Perfect 10 on floor, recording a career-best 9.975.
  • Also scored 9.925 on uneven bars to tie for second place, contributing greatly to UCLA's season-high total of 49.475 on the event.
  • Is having the best season of her career, competing in the all-around in six meets after having only gone all-around once before in three seasons. She is averaging 39.396 for the year but 39.575 in her last four meets.
  • Leads the team in routines competed with 33 out of 36.

Southeastern Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Leanne Wong - Florida
Wong, a freshman from Overland Park, Kan., won at least a share of the four event titles at the NC State quad meet. Wong finished with a 39.850 in the all-around, tying teammate Trinity Thomas for the highest score in the nation this season. In her third all-around win, her score is No. 2 all-time for UF. She set a collegiate best for vault (9.975) and equaled her collegiate bests for beam (9.95) and floor exercise (9.975).

Specialist of the Week
Kiya Johnson - LSU
Johnson, a junior from Dallas, Texas, earned three top-three finishes in the win over No. 4 Utah. Johnson recorded a 9.975 on vault to finish second and help her squad earn a season-high 49.525 in the event. She then led off on bars with a 9.90, good for a share of third place. Johnson anchored LSU's 49.500 beam rotation with a 9.95 to finish third overall in the event.

Co-Freshmen of the Week
Sophia Groth - Auburn
Groth, a freshman from West Des Moines, Iowa, led the Tigers on the road in the all-around, scoring a 39.400 at No. 3 Michigan to finish fourth overall in the category. Groth finished in a tie for first place on beam with a 9.95 for her first beam title of her career. She added a 9.875 on floor and a 9.825 on vault for the squad with a 9.750 on bars.

Amari Celesting - Missouri
Celestine, a freshman from Wildomar, Calif., won the floor exercise with a career-high 9.975 to help her squad finish first in the quad meet against No. 25 Illinois, Iowa State and Lindenwood to close out the regular season. The Tigers won the meet with a program-best score of 197.675. Celestine also tied her career-high score of 9.925 on vault to earn a share of third place in the event and scored a 9.775 on bars.