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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 6-12, 2017
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Nicole Artz - Michigan
*Set a personal best in the all-around with a 39.575 on Saturday vs. Michigan State
*Earned event titles on floor (9.925), bars (9.900) and vault (9.875) to pace the Wolverines in their win
*Finished tied for second on beam with a score of 9.875
*This is her third Gymnast of the Week honor this season and the 11th in her Michigan career

Event Specialist of the Week
Ashley Lambert - Nebraska
*Tied a career high on bars with a score of 9.875 to win her first title of the season in that event
*Recorded a 9.850 on vault to tie for first, and also scored a 9.875 to finish second on floor
*This is her second-consecutive Event Specialist of the Week award and the fourth of her career

Freshman of the Week
Charlotte Sullivan - Iowa
*Tallied a 9.850 on bars to win her second individual title of the season in the event
*Notched a season high 9.875 to finish second on beam as the Hawkeyes defeated Illinois on Saturday
*This is her second Freshman of the Week award this season


Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Maddie Karr - Denver
*Posted the fourth-highest all-around score in program history and tied for the highest in the league this week with her personal-best 39.675 mark against No. 8 Boise State.
*Set career-highs in three events (bars, beam and floor) and earned at least a share in the all-around, vault, beam and floor titles.
*Her 9.9 mark on bars helped Denver to tie the school record on that event (49.400).
*Contributed marks of 9.900 or better in each event to help DU to the sixth-highest final team score in program history (197.125).

Specialist of the Week
AJ Jackson - Oklahoma
*Helped the Sooners to a season-high score of 198.075 in their victory over Auburn in the Perfect 10 Challenge.
*Notched a career-best score of 9.975 on floor to help the team to tying its third-highest mark in OU history.
*Has scored at least a 9.9 on both vault and floor in five of six meets this season.

Newcomer of the Week
Maggie Nichols - Oklahoma
*Achieved a perfect 10.0 on floor, becoming the first Sooner in program history to record a 10.0 on three different events.
*Shared the bars title with a score of 9.9 and finished third in both vault (9.875) and beam (9.9) while earning an all-around score of 39.675.
*Is the youngest gymnast to earn seven weekly awards in a Big 12 season and currently ties Kiara Redmond-Sturms (OU) with the most honors in a year.


East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Morgan Lane - North Carolina
Junior Morgan Lane (Columbus, Indiana) notched her third EAGL Gymnast of the Week Award this season, after her all-around performances in the University of North Carolina’s two quad meets wins this past weekend. At NC State on Friday, Lane won the all-around with a season-high 39.325 and captured the balance beam title with a career-best matching score of 9.950. She also had a 9.850 on floor, a 9.825 (2nd) on uneven bars (5th) and a 9.700 on vault (12th). At Towson on Sunday, Lane posted an all-around score of 39.300, including a season-best 9.850 on vault (2nd), 9.675 on bars (19th), 9.925 on balance beam (1st) and 9.850 on floor (3rd). Lane is ranked second in the nation on beam after Week Six.

Specialist of the Week
Tracey Pearson - Pittsburgh
Senior Tracey Pearson (Baltimore, Maryland), from the University of Pittsburgh earned the EAGL Specialist of the Week Honor on February 14th, after winning her third consecutive vault title in a quad with NC State, UNC and William & Mary, this past weekend. She posted a score of 9.875 to pace the competition. Additionally, Pearson tied for fifth on floor exercise with a 9.850, her third-straight performance with a 9.800 or higher on the apparatus. She also added a 9.625 on bars for the Panthers during Week Six. Pearson ranks fourth in the region and third in the EAGL on vault with an average of 9.825; she ranks ninth in the region and fifth in the conference on floor with an average of 9.830.

Rookie of the Week
Khazia Hislop - North Carolina
Freshman Khazia Hislop (Conord, Massachusetts) of UNC, was voted EAGL Rookie of the Week for the third time this season, after her performances which helped the Tar Heels go 6-0 on the weekend. At NC State on Friday, she scored a 9.900 on floor to take first place, and added a 9.800 on beam for fifth place. Two days later, at the Towson quad meet, Hislop led the UNC floor exercise effort with a 9.900 in the anchor position, giving the Tar Heels a season-high 49.000 in the event. She also went 9.850 on beam at Towson to take second. Currently, Hislop ranks first in the conference on floor.


Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Lyanda Dudley - Cornell
Dudley won the all-around with a record-setting score of 39.225 in Cornell's win over the University of Bridgeport, The College at Brockport and Ithaca College. Her score, which included a 9.9 on floor, broke the program record for highest all-around total. Dudley's efforts helped Cornell a program-record 194.45 team score.

Rookie of the Week
Caroline Caponi - William & Mary
Caponi placed second in the all-around at the NC State quad meet that features UNC and Pitt, totaling a career-high 38.925. She tied for third on bars with a career-best 9.850, and recorded the team's top score on floor with a score at 9.775, also a career best.

Specialist of the Week
Kaitlin Green - Cornell
Green had two strong routines to help Cornell to a record-setting team score. The sophomore scored 9.825 on bars and turned in a mark of 9.85.
Coaches' Choice
Christina Luniewicz - Cornell
Luniewicz had a collegiate debut to remember last weekend. Inserted into the lineup just before warm-ups, the sophomore scored a 9.7 on beam, with her mark counting towards a new team record in the event.


Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Maya Riemers - Bridgeport
Riemers finished first on beam in a meet that featured competitors from all three NCAA divisions, scoring a 9.875 to take top spot in the event. The freshman also scored a 9.875 on floor exercise, the third-highest mark in the competition.

Rookie of the Week
Nina Whittaker - Bridgeport
Whittaker tied a personal-best 9.8 on the vault in Bridgeport's meet with Cornell, Brockport and Ithaca. The scored tied her with teammate Hope Tralli for first in the event.

Specialist of the Week
Myranda Marshall - West Chester
Marshall tied her season-best score when she posted a 9.75 on bars for the Golden Rams over the weekend. The score, which was good enough for first place in the event, helped WCU break the team record for the event.

Coaches' Choice
Kylyn Dawkins - Southern Connecticut State
Dawkins tallied top-10 finishes in the vault, beam and floor in the Owls' meet against Brown, URI and RIC. Her beam score of 9.675 marked a new personal best for the sophomore.


Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Catie Conrad - Eastern Michigan
Junior Catie Conrad had a very strong meet this past weekend against Kent State, Feb. 10, helping EMU defeat the Golden Flashes by a final score of 195.750 – 195.550. Conrad competed all-around for the first time this season, tying for first with a score of 39.175. She also secured a first-place finish on bars with an excellent 9.875, while also notching a 9.90 on beam, which was a career-best. Finally, Conrad also chipped in a 9.675 on vault and a 9.725 on floor.

Specialist of the Week
Jade Brown - Kent State
Jade Brown returned to the lineup for Kent State in a big way with a huge floor routine that scored a career-high 9.925 to tie teammate and reigning MAC Gymnast of the Year Rachel Stypinski for first. After missing the previous weekend’s meet, Brown returned to help the Golden Flashes take a lead into the final rotation.


Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Schlyer Jones - Texas Woman's
Jones tied her all-around career-high of 39.200 by way of setting a new career best on vault to earn a 9.875 and tying her career record on bars with a 9.700. Jones took the all-around title, tied for first on vault, tied for third on beam, tied for fourth on vault and tied for 11th on bars.

Specialist of the Week
Erin Aldermann - Texas Woman's
Alderman tied her career record on floor with a 9.875. The sophomore put together an impressive performance to help the Pioneers take home a win after trailing BYU before the floor rotation.


Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Alexis Brown - UC Davis
UC Davis junior Alexis Brown (Huntington Beach, CA) compiled an MPSF season-high 39.350 all-around in a tri-meet win at Air Force (Feb. 11). Her total tied for ninth all-time in the MPSF, tied for second in Aggie history, and was the best all-time for the program in a road meet. Brown won the balance beam with a career-high and MPSF season-high 9.875, while sharing titles on bars (with Rachel Kreager, 9.825) and vault (9.825). This is Brown’s second MPSF weekly honor this year, and sixth of her career.

Specialist of the Week
Stephanie Relova - San Jose State
San Jose State sophomore Stephanie Relova (Danville, CA) recorded a career-best 9.850 on beam to tie for first (with Taylor Chan) and win her first collegiate event title, in which the Spartans set an MPSF season-high 195.200 vs. Sacramento State (Feb. 10). She helped the beam team to a 49.025, the fourth-highest in school history and the top beam score in the MPSF this year. Relova added a 9.725 on bars to finish fourth. This is Relova’s first career MPSF honor of any kind.

Freshman of the Week
Taylor Chan - San Jose State
San Jose State freshman Taylor Chan (Coquitlam, BC, Canada) won two events against Sacramento State (Feb. 10), in which the Spartans tallied a 2017 MPSF-high 195.200. Chan tied for first on beam (with Stephanie Relova) on a career-best 9.850, for her first collegiate beam title. She helped the beam team to a 49.025, the fourth-highest in school history and the top beam score in the MPSF this year. Chan also won the floor title with a career-high 9.875, tying for the top MPSF score in 2017. She added a 9.750 on vault to tie for second. This is the third MPSF freshman award for Chan (Jan. 31, Jan. 17).


Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Shani Remme - Boise State
Remme, a sophomore from Loomis, Calif., earned MRGC Co-Gymnast and Beam Specialist of the Week, marking the second consecutive week that she has been awarded both honors. Remme scored a 39.475 in the all-around, the third-highest total in MRGC history, as Boise State lost at Denver 197.125-197.075. Remme scored 9.850 on vault, 9.825 on bars, 9.875 on floor and 9.925 on beam for her fourth consecutive Beam Specialist of the Week award.

Danielle Ramirez - Southern Utah
Ramirez, a senior from Corona, Calif., matched the 39.475 in the all-around to share Co-Gymnast of the Week honors. The Thunderbirds posted a 196.700-196.500 victory over Denver at home in their first of two meets during the week. Ramirez scored a 9.775 on vault, 9.875 on vars, 9.900 on beam and 9.925 on floor during the meet. Ramirez also helped the Thunderbirds to a 196.725-195.725 victory over Utah State later in the week, scoring a 9.825 on vault and a 9.725 on beam before suffering an injury on floor and scoring an 8.100.

Specialists of the Week
Sarah Means - Boise State - Vault
Means, a sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev., scored a 9.900 on vault to share the event title in the dual meet at Denver, marking her second Vault Specialist of the Week honor this season.
Brittni Hawes - BYU - Uneven Bars
Hawes, a junior from Idaho Falls, Idaho, scored a 9.950 on bars as the Cougars (195.450) finished second against Texas Woman’s (195.625) and Centenary (191.300). Hawes finished first on the event and earned her second Bars Specialist of the Week award.
Shani Remme - Boise State - Balance Beam
Autumn Jorgensen - Southern Utah - Floor Exercise
Jorgensen, a freshman from Orem, Utah, snapped Utah State’s streak at Floor Specialist of the Week with a 9.950 on the event for the title against the Aggies. The Floor Specialist of the Week award is the first for her this season.


Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Kaytianna McMillan - Oregon State
*Kaytianna McMillan led Oregon State to a win over previously undefeated Utah, finishing no worse that tied for second on any event.
*McMillan tied for event titles on bars (9.85), beam (9.875) and in the all-around (39.500).
*Anchoring the Beavers' floor lineup, McMillan needed a 9.925 on the floor exercise to win the meet and did exactly what she need to get the event title and the walk-off team win in the meet's final routine.
*She has now won or tied for first on the floor in every meet this season. It is the third time in 2017, she has earned four event titles in the same meet.

Specialist of the Week
Christine Peng-Peng Lee - UCLA
*Christine Peng-Peng Lee scored her first career perfect 10 on the uneven bars, leading UCLA to a team score of 49.725, the third-highest mark in school history. This marks her fourth uneven bars title in five meets.
*Lee also scored a 9.925 on beam to place second, recording 9.925 or higher for the third time this season.
*Her scores helped UCLA score 198.125, the highest team total in the nation this season and the highest by a Bruin team since the 2004 NCAA Championships.
*She and teammate Madison Kocian became the first UCLA gymnasts ever to score perfect 10s on uneven bars at the same meet.

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Madison Kocian - UCLA
*Like her teammate Christine Peng-Peng Lee, Madison Kocian scored her first career perfect 10 on the uneven bars this weekend.
*She won her fourth all-around title in five meets, scoring 39.575, and won floor exercise for the third time in five meets, tying her career-high with a 9.95.
*Her scores helped UCLA score 198.125, the highest team total in the nation this season and the highest by a Bruin team since the 2004 NCAA Championships.


Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Alicia Boren - Florida
Boren used the nation’s top all-around total of the weekend to take her second all-around win of the season. Her 39.725 vs versus Georgia on Feb.10 is her collegiate high. It was her third all-around win of her career. Boren also matched her collegiate-high of 9.95 to win her second floor title of the season. She took second on vault (9.95) and beam (9.925) with season bests and also matched her collegiate bars best of 9.9.

Specialist of the Week
Alex McMurtry - Florida
McMurtry matched the Gators’ uneven bars record of 10.0 to take the event title versus Georgia. It was her third 10.0 on bars and the fourth perfect mark of her career as she also earned the score for vault in 2015. McMurtry equals Florida career record of uneven bars perfect marks with Melanie Sinclair (2007-09) who also had three 10.0s on the event. She is one of three in the nation to earn a 10.0 bars mark in 2017 (and the first in the SEC). She also matched her collegiate beam best of 9.95 to take that event title. It was her seventh 9.95 on the event of her last 15 performances. McMurtry took third on vault with a 9.90. Her eight event titles leads UF in 2017

Freshman of the Week
Mollie Korth - Kentucky
Korth helped the team post a program-best score of 197.475 and beat Alabama for the first time after winning the all-around with a career-best score of 39.625. Her all-around performance marks the seventh greatest in school history, and is the highest score ever from a Wildcat since Jenny Hansen, a three-time NCAA Champion. Korth put three scores of 9.925s on vault, bars and floor, and took home individual crowns in all three events.


Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

All-Around
Lisa O’Donnell - UW-Whitewater
O’Donnell tied her career high score and bested six others in the all-around, including five NCAA Division I student-athletes, with a 38.550 to help the Warhawks remain unbeaten on the season by besting Southeast Missouri State University, Winona State University and UW-Eau Claire at the Harley Davidson Invitational in Milwaukee on Feb. 10. She finished among the top three in all four events, winning the floor exercise with a 9.800, which is tied for the seventh-best score in school history. O’Donnell also placed on the uneven parallel bars (9.650), tied for second on the vault (9.525) and tied for third on the balance beam (9.575). Her performances helped UW-Whitewater post the No. 13 score in school history on the uneven bars (47.550) and the No. 11 mark in the record book on balance beam (47.500).

Specialist
Mackenzie Smith - UW-Whitewater
Smith won the uneven bars with a score of 9.700, tied for the No. 21 mark in program history, to help the Warhawks remain unbeaten for the season with wins over NCAA Division I Southeast Missouri State University, Winona State University and UW-Eau Claire at the Harley Davidson Invitational in Milwaukee on Feb. 10. Her performance on the uneven bars helped UW-Whitewater finish with the team’s 13th-highest score in program history on the apparatus (47.550). Smith has now scored at least a 9.700 in the event in each of her last two meets. She added an eighth-place in her season debut on the balance beam with a score of 9.450 to help the team post the program’s No. 11 score in the record book in the event (47.500).