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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 18-24, 2019
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference

Gymnast and Freshman of the Week
Natalie Wojcik - Michigan
Claimed her fourth all-around title of the season with a career-high score of 39.750, helping the Wolverines earn their third straight Big Ten Regular Season Championship at the Big Five Meet
Earned her first perfect 10 on vault to win the event, making her only the second gymnast nationally to record a perfect score on the event this season
Placed first on bars (9.950) and beam (9.925) and fourth on floor (9.875)
Earns her third Big Ten Gymnast of the Week and sixth Freshman of the Week honor

Event Specialist of the Week
Ivy Lu - Minnesota
Claimed a pair of podium finishes to lead the Gophers to a second-place finish at the Big Five Meet last weekend
Recorded third-place finishes on bars (9.925) and beam (9.900), pacing Minnesota on both events
Contributed to the Gophers’ meet-high team score of 49.375 on the uneven bars
The 2017-18 Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her seventh career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor and fourth of the season



Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Maddie Karr - Denver
Karr recorded Gymnast of the Week for matching her best all-around performance against No. 10 Boise State and Iowa State, earning a 39.700 to win the all-around title and tie the seventh-highest score in program history. The junior gymnast also took home event titles for vault (9.975) and floor (9.900).

Specialist of the Week
Emily Glynn - Denver
Glynn was awarded Event Specialist of the Week after posting her highest score of the season on bars with a 9.925, capturing her first event title of the year. The sophomore’s score contributed to DU’s 49.400 team score on the event, which ties for the fifth-highest score in program history.

Newcomer of the Week
Alexis Vasquez - Denver
Vasquez earned Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season, after tying her career high with a 9.950 on beam, which tied for the fifth-highest score in program history. The freshman also won the event title and helped DU to a school-record 49.550 overall.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Danielle Mulligan - New Hampshire
In the Wildcats’ win at UNC, Mulligan finished first on three events (V, UB, AA), set personal bests on vault and all-around, and tied for first on beam. Mulligan’s career-high 39.425 equaled the fourth highest all-around score in UNH history; she was the first Wildcat gymnast to achieve that mark since Austyn Fobes on Jan. 6, 2013. The senior has won or tied for first on uneven bars seven times in nine meets this season, which includes six straight meets. She has won six AA titles in her first season as an all-around competitor, and entering Sunday, her NQS was No. 1 in EAGL on bars (9.885), beam (9.840) and AA (39.210).

Specialist of the Week
Khazia Hislop - North Carolina
In the Tar Heels’ dual meet against UNH, Hislop led the Tar Heels on vault and floor, matching her career high on floor with a 9.950 to win the event. She went 9.875 on vault for second and earned a 9.775 on beam for fifth. By placing in the top five of all her events on Friday, Hislop has placed in the top-five of each of the 87 of the 41 events she has competed in for UNC. Hislop continued her streak of 16-straight meets scoring above 9.850 on floor. She currently leads the league on both vault and floor with NQS scores of 9.870 and 9.885, respectively. She ranks #21 in the nation on vault and #28 on floor.

Rookie of the Week
Olivia Miller - Pittsburgh
In Pitt’s 1-1 finish at a WVU and Ball State tri-meet, the newcomer was the lone Panther freshman to compete in three events. She scored a 9.825 on vault for fourth place. In doing so, she contributed to the Panthers’ season-high vault total of 49.050. Her vault score was a career-high. She added a 9.750 on bars and a 9.700 on beam.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Jade Buford – Yale
Buford had a great meet at the Ivy Classic helping the Bulldogs to win the meet and set school records along the way. On vault Buford scored a 9.7 contributing to Yale’s total score of 48.75, the second highest team vault score in school history. When it came to uneven bars, she led the team off and scored a 9.6. When it came to the balance beam, she scored a 9.75 which helped the Bulldogs break the school record for total beam score with a 49.15. To finish up her day Buford scored a 9.675 with her floor routine and wrap up an all-around score of 38.725.

Specialist of the Week
Claire Haklik – Cornell
Haklik had the highest single event score across all events in the ECAC. At the Ivy Classic she scored an impressive 9.9 on floor. This placed her first in the event to take home gold. Haklik would also compete on vault scoring a 9.7 which tied for third place.

Rookie of the Week
Lindsay Chia – Yale
Chia had an outstanding meet just like teammate Jade Buford in helping Yale set new school records. Chia’s first event of the day came on the uneven bars where she scored a 9.8 for the squad. He afternoon got better when it came to the final event of the day for Yale, the balance beam. Shia earned a 9.875 and tied for first place. Her score was pivotal to the Bulldogs setting a new school record on the beam with the score of 49.15.

Coaches' Choice
Jazmyn Estrella – Temple
Estrella came back from an injury to compete in three events for the Owls. Estrella’s scores in all three events would count for the team at the Ken Anderson Invitational. She tied for a team-high on the uneven bars with a score of 9.775. She would score a 9.75 when it came to vault and would set a new career-best mark on beam with a score of 9.825.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Julianna Roland – Bridgeport
In her young collegiate career, Julianna Roland set a new career mark in the all-around. She won the all-around at the Ken Anderson Invitational with a score of 39.1. To reach her new mark she scored a 9.825 on vault. She scored a 9.675 on the uneven bars and a 9.775 on the beam. In her last event she scored a 9.825 on floor to round out her new career-best all-around score.

Specialist of the Week
Melanie Wojewoda – West Chester
Wojewoda hit on both events she competed in last weekend. On the uneven bars she scored a 9.8 which tied her for first place. On the beam she would score a 9.725 and tie for third place.

Rookie of the Week
Crystal Gwinn – Bridgeport
Gwinn started off her meet with a personal best score on floor. She was flashed a 9.9 for a near perfect score and ultimately scored a 9.875 for the Purple Knights. The score also earned her first place in the meet. She would finish up her day competing on vault and score a 9.7.

Coaches' Choice
Jessica Meakim – West Chester
Meakim competed in the all-around for the Golden Rams even though she was not originally slated to do so. After a teammate got hurt, she stepped up and competed on vault to complete the all-around. On vault Meakim would score a 9.575. The uneven bars she would score a 9.45 and on beam she would score a 9.465. Meakim’s best event of the day come with her floor routine where she would earn a 9.825 and come in first place. Totaling all of her scores she would finish the meet with a 38.325 in the all-around.



Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Denelle Pedrick - Central Michigan
Going on five weeks in a row, Denelle Pedrick has placed first in All Around competition. Pedrick’s score breakdown includes: a 9.900 Vault (FIRST) 9.700 Bar performance (FOURTH), 9.850 Beam (THIRD), and 9.850 Floor routine (THIRD). With Pedrick’s 39.300 All-Around score (SEASON HIGH), she placed the highest in all of the MAC as the next closest score was a 39.175. Denelle Pedrick aided the Chippewas to a team season high score of 195.775 to Bowling Green’s 193.050.

Specialist of the Week
Courtney Bezold - Eastern Michigan
Sophomore Cortney Bezold competed at the George Washington Quad on bars, scoring a career-high 9.900 and finishing first.



Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Kayla Baddeley - Illinois-Chicago
Baddeley (Bridgewater, Mass.) turned in two career-best scores against Northern Illinois. Her 9.875 on bars and 39.100 in the all-around were both the highest in her Flames career. She won vault and bars, making it three straight wins on vault and her first-ever win on bars. She also had the Flames' highest score on beam (9.775) and tied for second place. She won the all-around competition for the first time in her career.

Performance of the Week
Meredith LaRoche - Illinois State
LaRoche placed first on vault this and tied her career-high score with a 9.875 in the tri-meet with the Cardinals and RedHawks. Throughout the season, LaRoche has earned first-place finishes on vault at Alaska (Jan. 6) with a score of 9.800, at Central Michigan (Jan. 11) with a score of 9.7750 and at Iowa State (Jan. 18) with a score of 9.825.

Newcomer of the Week
Alisa Sheremeta - Illinois-Chicago
Sheremeta (Circleville, N.Y.) claimed the newcomer award after returning from an injury to compete in all three of her events for the first time in two weeks. She had her second best bars score of the season (9.775), and was within 0.025 of that score on beam and floor. She has the top overall regional qualifying score on floor within the MIC, and she is the conference's top freshman on bars.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Kelley Hebert - UC-Davis
Hebert (Dublin, CA) won the all-around (39.325) and vault (9.825), while tying for the titles on the balance beam (9.825) and floor (9.900) in a dual meet with San Jose State (Feb. 22). Hebert's all-around is an MPSF season-high and tied for seventh in school history and 22nd all-time in the conference. UC Davis broke the 195-point barrier for the third time this season (195.050). This is the 11th career MPSF weekly award for Hebert, including four this year and a repeat from last week.

Specialist of the Week
Jackie Sampson - Sacramento State
Sampson (Glendale, AZ), competing for the first time this season, earned a pair of first-place finishes at Seattle Pacific (Feb. 22). Sampson scored 9.850 on uneven bars and 9.825 on balance beam. Her beam score placed her a half-tenth ahead of the rest of the field while her bars score was a quarter-tenth above the closest competitor. This is the second career MPSF weekly award for Sampson (Feb. 23, 2016 as freshman of the week).

Freshman of the Week
Carli Orcutt - San Jose State
Orcutt (Tucson, AZ) competed in her first collegiate all-around at UC Davis (Feb. 22), where she scored a 38.500. She had a 9.725 on vault (tied for fifth-place), 9.700 on uneven bars, 9.625 on floor, and a 9.450 on beam, her first time competing on beam this season. This is the fourth MPSF weekly freshman honor for Orcutt, including a repeat from last week.



Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Courtney McGregor - Boise State

Specialists of the Week
Courtney McGregor - Boise State - Vault
Courtney McGregor - Boise State - Uneven Bars
Shani Remme - Boise State - Balance Beam
Shannon Evans - BYU - Co-Floor Exercise
Madison Ward-Sessions - Utah State - Co-Floor Exercise




National Collegiate Gymnastics Association East

Gymnast of the Week
Jess Clemens - Springfield
Jess Clemens, a senior for Springfield College, won the all-around competition at Cortland this past weekend with a combined score of 37.500. The Sports Biology major’s best score of the day came on floor, as she produced a 9.475, and followed with a 9.425 on the balance beam. Clemens started the afternoon on the uneven bars, and led the Pride with a 9.300, while she also recorded a 9.300 on vault. Clemens’ all-around title contributed to Springfield College posting a 187.225, ranking them No. 5 in all of Division III.

Specialist of the Week
Heather Gomes - Springfield
Heather Gomes, a senior for Springfield College, was outstanding for the Pride in three events this past weekend, as the maroon and white posted a 187.225 at Cortland, contributing to the women’s gymnastics program being ranked No. 5 in all of Division III. Gomes’ best mark of the day came in the floor exercise, as she tied for first with a career-best 9.650, while she also took fourth on vault with a 9.450, and fourth overall on the balance beam with a 9.475. Her beam score was the second-best on the Pride this past Sunday, as she also posted Springfield’s second-best vault of the day.



Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Kyla Ross - UCLA
Tied or placed first in bars (10 points), beam (9.950 points), and all-around (39.775 points).
Notched the seventh win of the season in the all-around with 39.775 points in the Bruins’ 198.025-197.625 win over Utes in Utah.
Ross, a Molecular, Cell and Development major, ranks No.1 in the nation in the all-around and uneven bars.

Specialist of the Week
Kaitlyn Yanish - Oregon State
Set a career-high with 9.90 points on vault to win the event and tied the meet-high with 9.925 points on the floor.
The Beavers remain undefeated on the road this season.
A late addition to the beam lineup due to injury and earned a mark of 9.725 points.

Freshman of the Week
Norah Flatley - UCLA
Tied her career-high on the balance beam with 9.90 points in the final rotation.
UCLA tied its season-high team score of 198.025 points.
Nationally-ranked 13th on both bars and beam.



Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Trinity Thomas - Florida
Thomas, a freshman from York, Pa., won three titles in Florida’s dual meet versus No. 7 Georgia. Thomas scored a 39.675 in the all-around to claim her third consecutive and fourth overall title. She also posted 9.975s to win bars and floor.

Specialist of the Week
Marissa Oakley - Georgia
Oakley, a sophomore from Huntersville, N.C., recorded a career-high 9.950 on bars in the anchor position to contribute to the team’s highest away score for the event with a 49.300. Oakley also earned a season-high 9.875 on beam to help the GymDogs to their season-high score of 49.475 in the event.

Freshman of the Week
Rachael Lukacs - Georgia
Lukacs, a freshman from Hillsborough, N.J., registered 9.900 on both vault and floor to help Georgia earn the win at No. 3 Florida, marking the first time GymDogs have won in Gainesville since 2008.



Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)

All-Around
Mikala Bugge - UW-Stout
Bugge scored a 37.900 in the all-around, her second-best career all-around score, in a dual meet at UW-La Crosse on Feb. 22, as the Eagles edged the Blue Devils, 187.125-186.925. She finished first on the floor exercise with a 9.525, tied for second on the vault with a 9.500, was fourth on the uneven bars with a 9.325 and set a career-best on the balance beam with a 9.550.

Specialist
Shadae Boone - UW-Stout
Boone scored a 9.600 in taking first on the vault in a dual meet at UW-La Crosse on Feb. 22, as the Eagles edged the Blue Devils, 187.125-186.925. Boone threw a layout Yurchenko one-and-a-half, becoming the second Division III gymnast to execute the vault in competition.