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Acro & Tumbling Athletes of the Week – March 25-30, 2019
Awards are given by NCATA office.

Athlete of the Week
Ashley Echelberger - Baylor
Echelberger earned NCATA Athlete of the Week honors for the second-consecutive week and third time this season after leading the unbeaten Bears to a tri-meet victory over Hawaii Pacific and Arizona Christian. Echelberger competed in 10 total heats for Baylor, helping the Bears to a pair of perfect scores during the victory. Baylor recorded a perfect 10.0 in the compulsory toss and six-element acro, in addition to adding a 9.95 in the compulsory pyramid and open pyramid. In all, Echelberger competed in seven heats that scored a 9.75 or higher.

Co-Specialists of the Weeks
Joie Hensley - Baylor
Hensley, a junior top from Castle Pines, Colo., earned Specialist of the Week honors for the fourth time this season after leading Baylor to a standout performance in the toss event during last week's tri-meet victory over Hawaii Pacific and Arizona Christian. Hensley, who performs some of the most difficult toss skills as a top, helped Baylor record a perfect 10.0 in the open toss, and a 9.80 (out of 10.0) in the synchronized toss.

Kelsey Kyle - Fairmont State
Kyle, a senior base from Parsons, W.Va., starred in the pyramid event as Fairmont State defeated Davis & Elkins and West Virginia Wesleyan in a tri-meet to wrap up the regular season last week. Kyle helped Fairmont State record a perfect 10.0 in the open pyramid for the fourth time this season during the meet. She also competed as a mid-level base in the inversion pyramid, which scored a 9.75 during the tri-meet.

Freshman of the Week
Asia Johnson - Quinnipiac
Johnson, a freshman base from New Britain, Conn., competed in 10 events as fourth-ranked Quinnipiac topped No. 8 Gannon last week. Johnson helped QU record seven scores of 9.60 or higher during the meet, including a 9.95 in the inversion pyramid, and a 9.9 in the compulsory pyramid and compulsory toss. She also helped the Bobcats record a season-high 9.65 in the synchronized pyramid.