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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 13-17, 2019
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Lexy Ramler - Minnesota
Set a new school record and won the all-around competition with a final score of 39.725, Minnesota’s highest individual all-around score since Lindsay Mable’s previous mark of 39.675
Earned a career high 9.925 on vault as she stuck the landing of her Yurchenko one and a half, claiming the event title
Scored a season-high and career-tying mark of 9.950 on the uneven bars, taking second in the event only to teammate Ivy Lu
Posted a 9.950 on beam for the fourth time this season, winning the event title and now ranks first in the nation on beam
Finished the night with a 9.900 on floor to win the event
Earns her ninth Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor and the fifth of the season

Event Specialist of the Week
Ivy Lu - Minnesota
Tied her career-high score of 9.975 on the uneven bars to win the event title, matching the school record for an individual's score in the event
The highest nationally ranked Big Ten gymnast on bars with an average score of 9.904 (T-8th)
Also finished second on beam with a final score of 9.900
The 2017-18 Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her sixth career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor and third of the season

Freshman of the Week
Natalie Wojcik - Michigan
Led Michigan to its highest road score of the season (197.075), matching her personal best all-around score for the win with a 39.625
Has won the all-around competition in six meets this season
Earned first place finishes on beam (9.925) and floor (9.900), tied for first on vault (9.950) and tied for second on bars (9.850)
Collects her fifth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor



Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Lynnzee Brown - Denver
Brown was awarded Gymnast of the Week, for the second consecutive week and third time this season, after earning an all-around score of 39.775, which shattered her previous career high and tied DU’s all-time record. The sophomore set or tied her personal bests on three events (vault, bars, and beam) and in the all-around. She also captured the event titles in the all-around, vault, bars and floor.

Co-Specialists of the Week
Kirah Koshinski - West Virginia
Koshinski earned a 10.0 from one of the judges, the first of her career, and won the floor event with a career-high 9.975. The senior is the first to score a 9.975 on floor since 2002 for WVU.

Jade Degouveia - Oklahoma
Degouveia was a crucial part of the Sooners’ victory after competing on vault (9.85) and floor (9.95). The junior has now posted a 9.9 or higher on floor in three of her last four meets.

Newcomer of the Week
Olivia Trautman - Oklahoma
Trautman received Newcomer of the Week for the fifth time this season, after taking home two event titles and two career highs on vault (9.975) and floor (10.0). She became the fourth freshman in program history to earn a perfect 10 and the second freshman to earn a perfect 10 on floor, joining teammate Maggie Nichols.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Danielle Mulligan - New Hampshire
In the Wildcats’ two meet weekend, which brought a 3-0 finish and season-high of 196.025, Mulligan won or shared first place in five events , including two all-around championships (39.200 on Friday night and a personal-best 39.325 against UC Davis on Sunday). Her 39.325 is also the highest individual all-around posted in 2019 for the league. This season, she has won or tied for first six times on bars (five times in a row) and has won five allaround titles in her first season competing all four events. She is UNH’s only all-around competitor and went 9.800 or higher in seven of her eight events this past weekend.

Specialist of the Week
Khazia Hislop - North Carolina
For the second-straight week, junior Khazia Hislop (Concord, Massachusetts) was recognized as EAGL Specialist of the Week after her three-event performance against NC State during Week Seven. Hislop landed podium finishes in all three of her events making a teamleading 15 podium and 10 first-place finishes this season. Hislop has now placed in the top-5 in 84 of the 88 events she has competed in as a Tar Heel. She continued her 15-meet streak scoring above a 9.850 on floor, earning a 9.850 for second place in the EAGL dual this past weekend. She added a 9.850 on vault for second and a 9.900 on beam for first. Currently, she leads the league on vault (9.850 average), beam (9.842 average), and floor (9.883 average).

Rookie of the Week
Hailey Lui - New Hampshire
In UNH’s two-meet weekend where the ‘Cats went 3-0 and eclipsed the 196 mark, the freshman set a personal-best of 9.800 on bars on Friday night and matched the career-best on Sunday. She also established a personal best of 9.850 on floor, tying for third at UC-Davis. Additionally, she earned another podium finish against UC-Davis, placing second on bars. She was a three-event competitor in both competitions during Week Seven.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Caroline Caponi - William & Mary
Caponi had an outstanding week in a week that featured two meets for the Tribe. The first meet of the week was the West Chester tri-meet where Caponi would score a 38.15 in the all-around. Her scores to achieve that mark were a vault score of 9.625, uneven bars 9.65, a beam score of 9.1 and a floor score of 9.775. In the second meet of the week for William & Mary, Caponi would set a new career high mark in the all-around with a score of 38.9. She would score a 9.725 on vault a new season best and place second on the uneven bars with a score of 9.7. In her following events she would set a new career high on the beam with a mark of 9.8 and finish off her all-around score with a 9.7 floor routine score.

Specialist of the Week
Valerie Rube - Pennsylvania
Rube had a career-best day for the Quakers on Senior Day. She would compete in just one event, the vault but set a new career high and help Penn in achieving a win over William & Mary. Rube would score a her career-best 9.775 on vault to highlight her Senior Day.

Rookie of the Week
Ariana Castrence - Temple
Castrence had a strong meet last weekend as the team competed against Southern Utah. The freshman would finish second in the all-around competition with a score of 39.0. On vault she would score a 9.7, the uneven bars a 9.725, on the balance beam a 9.8 and finished off with a 9.775 floor score. Castrence's scores on the beam and the uneven bars were team-highs.

Coaches' Choice
Morgan Hagenbuch - Brown
Hagenbuch stepped up for the Brown Bears in a big way this weekend. She learned a new vault which is Brown's only 10.0 start value and performed it in competition for the first time this weekend. She would score a 9.575 a new career-high. She also earned a career-high score for her floor routine getting a mark of 9.765.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Hannah Stahlbrodt - Southern Connecticut State
Just two weeks after scoring a 38.65 in the all-around Stahlbrodt would break that mark with a 39.05 in a tri-meet against Springfield College and Ithaca College. On vault she would score a 9.65. When it came to the uneven bars, she would tie a program record score with a 9.85 and also win the event. On the balance beam Stahlbrodt would score a 9.725. Lastly, she would achieve a mark 9.85 on the floor which tied her for first-place.

Specialist of the Week
Tiffany Coleman - Southern Connecticut State
Coleman competed in her specialized event the vault this weekend. She would win the event by setting a new season-best score with a 9.75.

Rookie of the Week
Brashlyn Johnson - West Chester
West Chester had a two-meet week last week in which Johnson competed in both meets. In the first meet she competed on just the vault scoring a 9.55. On Sunday she would compete on vault again and was a last second replacement for an injured teammate on the floor. Her vault score would improve on Sunday to a 9.625 and her floor score was a 9.575.

Coaches' Choice
Jordan Miranda - West Chester
Miranda competed on the uneven bars and the balance beam for the Golden Rams two meet week. The first meet of the week she scored a 9.7 as the leadoff for the bars lineup and scored a 9.625 on the beam. Miranda would finish in third and fourth. On Sunday she would score a 9.625 on bars good enough for another third-place finish. On the floor she would up her score to a 9.7 and finished in third.



Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Jovannah East - Bowling Green
Jovannah East earned seven first-place finishes over two weekend meets, including tying the school record with a near-perfect 9.975 on floor against Kent State. East won the vault, floor and all-around in both meets, while also taking first place in beam against Towson. On floor, she scored 9.900 against Towson and tied national champion Marny Oestreng with a 9.975 against Kent State for the highest score in program history. Her 39.325 all-around score against Towson is tied for the seventh-best score in program history and her second-best total of her career. She added a 9.875 on both vault and beam against Towson, and a 9.850 on vault against Kent State. East’s 9.975 on floor and 39.325 all-around were both the MAC’s best this weekend.

Specialist of the Week
Madison Trott - Kent State
Trott paced the Flashes on bars with a career-high 9.850 to tie for the individual bars title and earn the first event win of her career. She also posted a career-high 9.825 on floor to tie for fifth place. Her scores helped Kent State post the highest all-around score (195.800) in the MAC this season, while also helping KSU post its highest scores of the season on both bars (48.975) and floor (49.050).


Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Ryan Henry - Lindenwood
On Feb. 15 at the GymQuarters Invitational, Henry took home first-place honors and set a new career-high score of 39.225 in the all-around competition. Henry's all-around score tied for the fourth-highest all-around score in program history. Also at the GymQuarters Invitational, the Oklahoma City, Okla. native earned a season-high mark of 9.825 on the floor. Two days later on Feb. 17, Henry helped Lindenwood defeat Texas Woman's in a meet at Hyland Arena. Henry finished second in the all-around competition and tied for second on the floor with a score of 9.775.

Performance of the Week
Erin Alderman - Texas Woman's
Alderman tied a season-high 9.850 with her routine, finishing the event in first place. Two days later, she would claim first on Floor once again, this time against Lindenwood, as she scored a 9.825.

Newcomer of the Week
Anna Kaziska - Southeast Missouri State
Kaziska won the beam and floor titles Friday at the GymQuarters Mardi Gras Invitational quad meet against Lindenwood, Iowa State and Texas Woman's. She posted a career-best beam score of 9.875 in the final rotation and opened the quad meet with a mark of 9.850 on floor to achieve both titles. Kaziska was also third overall in the all-around competition with a 38.800. She then placed second in both the beam (9.800) and floor (9.850) at Sunday's dual meet at Illinois-Chicago. Kaziska also finished third in the all-around competition with 38.250.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Kelley Hebert - UC Davis
Hebert (Dublin, CA) won the floor exercise (9.925), tied for the win on vault (9.875) and finished second in the all-around (39.175) in a home dual meet with New Hampshire (Feb. 17). Her floor score represents a season-high for the conference and ties for 13th in MPSF history. Her vault score moves her into a tie for sixth in school history, and helped UC Davis score 49.100 as a team – tied for third in school history and tied for 5th all-time in the MPSF. Overall, the Aggies’ 195.525 is another season-high for the conference and ranks 25th all-time, as well as 10th in the UC Davis record book. This is the 10th career MPSF weekly award for Hebert, sixth as gymnast of the week.

Specialist of the Week
Kaprece Nadonza - San Jose State
Nadonza (Palmdale, CA) tied for first on the uneven bars last Friday (Feb. 15) in a tri-meet with Sacramento State and New Hampshire. Nadonza scored a season-best 9.875, her best since the MPSF Championship meet in 2017. She won just her second bars title of her collegiate career. This is the third career MPSF weekly award for Nadonza, each as a specialist.

Freshman of the Week
Carli Orcutt - San Jose State
Orcutt (Tucson, AZ) competed on vault, uneven bars and floor in a meet against Sacramento State and New Hampshire last Friday (Feb. 15). She had another solid night for the Spartans, tying for second on vault with a 9.775. She also had a 9.725 on bars and 9.550 on floor. This is the third MPSF freshman honor of the year for Orcutt.



Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Shani Remme - Boise State
Remme reset her career high and won the all-around with a score of 39.600 last Friday, good enough for the highest all-around score in the MRGC this season. Remme also shared the title of Bars Specialist of the Week with teammate Emily Muhlenhaupt, both with 9.950s on bars to share first place at BYU Friday. For the fifth time in six weeks, Remme garnered co-Beam Specialist of the Week honors after she recorded 9.950s on balance beam to share the individual title.

Specialists of the Week
Morgan Alfar - Southern Utah - Vault
Shannon Evans - BYU - Co-Uneven Bars
Shani Remme - Boise State - Co-Uneven Bars
Emily Muhlenhaupt - Boise State - Co-Uneven Bars

Courtney McGregor - Boise State - Co-Balance Beam
Shani Remme - Boise State - Balance Beam

Madison Ward-Sessions - Utah State - Co-Floor Exercise
Abbey Miner - BYU - Co-Floor Exercise




National Collegiate Gymnastics Association East

Gymnast of the Week
Allie DiBiase - Rhode Island College
Senior Allie DiBiase posted the third highest score in program history on floor (9.675) with a 10th place finish. She also finished tied for 11th on vault (9.400), 13th on bars (9.100), and was 17th on beam (8.425) for a fourth place all-around effort (36.600). The Rhode Island College women’s gymnastics team posted their season-best score (182.825) at a tri-meet hosted by West Chester University on Friday evening.

Specialist of the Week
Courtney Christoforo - Ithaca
Sophomore specialist Courtney Christoforo turned in her best performance of the 2019 season this past Sunday, registering a new career high in uneven bars during Ithaca’s season-best performance at Springfield’s Tri-Meet. While illness has impacted her routines over the past few weeks, Christoforo turned in her best mark of the season on Sunday, nailing her signature release skill over the bar and sticking her dismount to score 9.725. The performance was good for second-place overall, first among Division III gymnasts at the meet, while it was the second highest score for an individual performance in the country this season. The bars were not Christoforo’s only strong mark, as she also carded a 9.475 on vault, which was her second-best score in the event over her young career.



Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Kyla Ross - UCLA
Recorded a career-high in the all-around with 39.850 points.
Recorded a perfect 10 on vault, bring her season total to four and career total to nine.
Earned top two finish in all events she competed in while taking first place in bars, vault, beam and all-around.

Specialist of the Week
Felicia Hano - UCLA
Scored a season-high 9.95 points on floor.
Earned a career-high 9.875 points on bars and helped the Bruins post 49.625 points on bars.
Placed second on vault with 9.9 points as the Bruins score a season-best 49.425 points on vault.

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Margzetta Frazier - UCLA
Scored a career-best 9.950 points on uneven bars.
Led off on floor exercise with 9.925 points and was the catalyst to a 49.750-point team score on floor.
Helped UCLA reach 198+ points for the first time this season.



Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Sarah Finnegan - LSU
Finnegan, a senior from Lee’s Summit, Mo., won eight titles, including both all-arounds, as the Tigers took first place in the GymQuarters Invitational Friday and against Missouri on Sunday. Finnegan recorded a 39.650 against No. 4 Utah, No. 15 Missouri and No. 26 Stanford, and followed that with a 39.575 in the conference meet against Missouri two days later.

Specialist of the Week
Sabrina Vega - Georgia
Vega, a junior from Carmel, N.Y., took first on floor with a 9.975 as the Gymdogs earned a 197.300-197.225 win over No. 13 Kentucky. Vega also placed second on beam with a career-high 9.925 and sixth on vault with a 9.825.

Freshman of the Week
Trinity Thomas - Florida
Thomas, a freshman from York, Pa., won three titles in the win at No. 9 Alabama. Thomas took first place on vault (9.900) and the all-around (39.525) as well as a share of first place on floor (9.975).



Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)

All-Around
Jessica Bernardo - UW-Oshkosh
Bernardo finished fifth in the all-around competition as UW-Oshkosh placed third behind a pair of scholarship programs during a four-team meet at Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) on Feb. 15. Bernardo recorded a season best with her all-around score of 37.400. She also placed 11th in the floor exercise with a score of 9.575 and 16th on the uneven bars with a figure of 9.125. NCAA Division I United States Air Force Academy won the quadrangular with a score of 194.200, while Division II Seattle Pacific University finished second at 192.600. UW-Oshkosh placed third and UW-Whitewater placed fourth with scores of 189.100 and 185.025, respectively.

Specialist
Kaira Hammond - UW-Oshkosh
Hammond finished second on the balance beam and sixth on the uneven bars as UW-Oshkosh placed third behind a pair of scholarship programs during a four-team meet at Seattle Pacific University (Wash.) on Feb. 15. Hammond recorded season-best scores of 9.825 on the balance beam and 9.70 on the uneven bars. NCAA Division I United States Air Force Academy won the quadrangular with a score of 194.200, while Division II Seattle Pacific University finished second at 192.600. UW-Oshkosh placed third and UW-Whitewater placed fourth with scores of 189.100 and 185.025, respectively.