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Acrobatics & Tumbling Athletes of the Week – Feb. 14-16, 2020
Awards are given by NCATA and conference offices.


Athlete of the Week
Calyx Hampton - Oregon
Hampton, a junior base and tumbler from Ontario, Calif., competed in 12 different heats for Oregon and helped the Ducks to seven scores of 9.70 or higher against Arizona Christian. Hampton competed in all four heats of the compulsory event, helping the Ducks to a 9.85 in the compulsory pyramid, and a 9.95 in compulsory toss. In five-element acro, Hampton helped the Ducks to a score of 9.90, and the junior also helped UO to a score of 9.80 or higher in each of the three pyramid heats. Hampton was also a key contributor as Oregon record a 9.75 out of 9.90 in the synchronized toss, and a 9.30 out of 9.40 in the open toss.

Specialist of the Week
Ansley Froman - Fairmont State
Froman, a junior from Woodstock, Ga., competed as a top during the pyramid event for the Falcons, helping Fairmont State to a 9.75 out of 9.90 in the synchronized pyramid, and a 9.90 out of 10.0 in the open pyramid. As a top, Froman competes a straddle hold that helped the Falcons score both scores of 9.75 or higher.

Freshman of the Week
Sophia Del Greco - Fairmont State
Del Greco, a top and tumbler from Bridgeport, W.Va., had an impressive debut for Fairmont State, helping the Falcons to four scores of 9.20 or higher during the victory over West Liberty. She helped the Falcons record a 9.80 in the compulsory pyramid, a 9.75 in the compulsory toss, and a 9.20 out of 9.40 in the 450 salto toss. Del Greco also competed in the six-element tumbling pass for the Falcons, recording a score of 9.60 out of 9.75.

Mountain East Conference

Athlete of the Week
Alexis Smith - Fairmont State
Smith, a junior from Parkersburg, W.Va., competed in various positions and in nine different heats as the Falcons posted a league win over West Liberty. She helped her team score over 9.00 in four heats against the 'Toppers, including a 9.80 in compulsory acro and 9.70 in 6-element acro. Also, her front layout 360 in the open toss helped the Falcons register a 8.90 out of 9.25. In tumbling, Smith scored a 9.475 in the solo open pass to help the Falcons to nearly a three-point advantage in the event. In team event, she was a top and a tumbler completing various stunts as Fairmont State scored 95.11 out of 101.56.