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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Jan. 8-10, 2021
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices. More will be added throughout the week as they become available.

Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Lexy Ramler - Minnesota
  • Registered her first all-around win of the season (39.675) in the Golden Gophers’ victory over Penn State on Jan. 30
  • Also won three individual event titles (bars, beam and floor) and finished second on the vault
  • A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2019 and 2020
  • Earns her 13th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and first this season
Event Specialist of the Week
Clair Kaji - Iowa
  • Claimed a share of her second victory on the floor (9.90) in as many weeks to help Iowa to a conference road win at Illinois on Sunday
  • Also placed second on the beam (9.875)
  • Twice earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and was a 2020 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • Secures her second career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week accolade, both in the past two weeks
Freshman of the Week
Baleigh Garcia - Michigan State
  • Won the all-around title (39.300) in her collegiate debut on Jan. 30 as the Spartans topped visiting conference foes Nebraska and Ohio State
  • Also recorded a victory on the beam (9.90)
  • Tied for fourth on the bars (9.825)
  • Collects her first career Freshman of the Week award

Big 12 Conference

Gymnast and Newcomer of the Week
Addy De Jesus - Iowa State
De Jesus put together one of the strongest outings by an ISU gymnast in recent memory to help the Cyclones defeat No. 5 Denver. Her 10 on vault was the first of her career, and a first for the Cyclone program since Janet Anson scored a 10 on vault in 2004. It’s just the third 10 in the country this season and the first on vault. She also tied career-highs on beam (9.85) and floor (9.90) on her way to a career-best 39.525 all-around. De Jesus is a junior from Greenwich, Connecticut, and a transfer from Nebraska, where she earned All-Big Ten First Team honors in 2020.

Specialist of the Week
Allie Stern - Oklahoma
Stern is Event Specialist of the Week after scoring a season-high 9.90 on the vault. It was one of just two scores of 9.90 in the event from both teams. She also captured the vault title, her second of the season, as OU defeat West Virginia last weekend. This is the first Big 12 weekly honor for the junior from Charlotte, North Carolina.

East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Lauren Bolen - Towson
Sophomore Lauren Bolen (Point of Rocks, Md.) from Towson was voted EAGL Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 2. Bolen competed in the all around for the first time this season, scoring a career high 39.050 and winning the all around at the Pitt tri-meet. She also tied for first on vault with a career high 9.900. Her vault score ranks in the top 10 in Towson’s record book.

Specialist of the Week
Chloe Negrete - NC State
Sophomore Chloe Negrete (Frisco, Texas) from N.C. State was voted EAGL Specialist of the Week on Feb. 2. At the Pitt tri-meet, Negrete earned individual titles on beam and floor. Her 9.900 on floor is her second career 9.900 on that event. She also finished third on vault.

Rookie of the Week
Brooke Donabedian - Temple
Freshman Brooke Donabedian (Maple Valley, Wash.) from Temple was voted EAGL Rookie of the Week on Feb. 2. Donabedian had her best performance as a collegiate gymnast so far, setting new personal bests on beam and floor. Her 9.850 on floor helped Temple to a 49.250 on that event—the second highest score in program history. She was the highest score for the Owls on beam this week, scoring a 9.800 that was good enough for third place overall on that event.

Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso - Southeast Missouri State
The sophomore from Courtice, Ontario, Canada, captured the vault (9.850), bars (9.775) and all-around (39.200) titles in SEMO's home opener against the Pioneers. It was the third straight meet, that Solorzano-Caruso had won the all-around crown and her second consecutive 39.000 plus total. She has now won five events in 2021 and 14 in her career. Solorzano-Caruso led the Redhawks on floor with a career-best 9.850 for third overall at the meet. She also registered a 9.725 in the anchor position for fourth at the dual on beam.

Performance of the Week
Isabel Goyco - Texas Woman's
Goyco, a native of San Antonio, matched her career high with a 9.900, finishing first on floor against Southeast Missouri, hitting the mark for the third time in her career. The high mark was most recently hit on March 6, 2020 in a quad against Arkansas, Centenary, and LSU.

Newcomer of the Week
Madeline Gose - Texas Woman's
Gose, a native of Carmel, Calif., turned in a solid performance in both meets this past week, posting a 9.700 or above in each event in which she competed. Gose finished second on floor (to Goyco's mark) with a career-high 9.875 against Southeast Missouri and coupled that with a second-place 9.800, also a career high, on beam. The freshman posted four top-five finishes in six events.

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Daija Stevenson - Air Force
Air Force junior Daija Stevenson (Atlanta, GA) recorded a sixth-place 9.750 on vault, en route to a 37.800 all-around, in a challenging road dual at No. 8 California (Jan. 30). Stevenson was the Falcons’ lone all-arounder as the team faced its third-straight top-15 opponent on the road. This is the fourth career MPSF weekly award for Stevenson, second as gymnast of the week.

Specialist of the Week
Briona Carswell - Air Force
Air Force sophomore balance beam standout Briona Carswell (Phoenix, AZ) recorded a fourth-place 9.75 in that event, as the Falcons battled No. 8 California on the road (Jan. 30). Carswell has led Air Force on the beam in all three meets this year, all on the road against top-15 competition. This is the second career MPSF weekly award for Carswell.

Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Karley McClain - Southern Utah

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Mikaela Meyer, Utah State
Uneven Bars - Shylen Murakami, Southern Utah
Balance Beam - Elease Rollins, BYU; Abby Stainton, BYU
Floor Exercise - Karley McClain, Southern Utah

Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Maile O’Keefe - Utah
  • Recorded event wins on the beam and all-around in then-No. 4 Utah’s victory over Washington. The Red Rocks’ collective score of 197.475 was the nation’s second-best of the season.
  • Posted the first 10.000 beam score in the nation so far this season; has four first-place finishes in four meets in the event so far in 2021.
  • Currently ranks No. 5 overall in the all-around after putting up a 39.525 score against the Huskies.
  • Second consecutive Pac-12 Women’s Gymnast of the Week honor; also a two-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week in 2020.
Specialist of the Week
Abby Paulson - Utah
  • Established new seasons-highs in every event she competed in — bars (9.85), beam (9.95) and floor (9.90).
  • Earned a 10.000 from one judge on the beam; finished second only to teammate Maile O’Keefe’s perfect score.
  • Bars and floor scores helped the Red Rocks achieve new season-highs in each event.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Chae Campbell - UCLA
  • Took first place in two events, scoring a career-high 39.425 in the all-around and a career-high 9.900 on the vault against the Wildcats.
  • Also added two more career-highs on beam (9.925) and bars (9.750).
  • UCLA achieved a season-high team total of 196.750 and moved to 2-0 on the season.
Coaches' Choice
Alexia Burch - Utah
  • Clinched her second consecutive vault title in then-No. 4 Utah’s win over Washington, achieving a season-high 9.925 score.
  • Also added a season-high 9.90 beam score after the leadoff fell, kicking off a run of Utah performances that culminated in the second-highest beam score in the country (49.575).
  • Posted a 9.775 score on bars against the Huskies, an event she added for her senior year.

Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Trinity Thomas - Florida
Florida’s Trinity Thomas, a junior from York, Pa., equaled her national leading all-around total of 39.750 to claim the event title against No. 24 Missouri. Thomas also placed first on vault (9.925), beam (9.95) and floor (9.95) and tied for second place on bars (9.925). Thomas has won 11 event titles through Florida’s first four meets.

Specialist of the Week
Makarri Doggette - Alabama
Alabama’s Makarri Doggette, a sophomore from Pickerington, Ohio, tied her career-best of 9.950 to anchor Alabama’s uneven bars rotation at No. 14 Kentucky, pushing the Crimson Tide to its highest team total (49.425) of the season. It marked the fourth meet in a row that Doggette has won the uneven bars, and the Crimson Tide’s best bars score of the season by .225.

Freshman of the Week
Gabrielle Gallentine - Florida
Florida’s Gabrielle Gallentine, a freshman from Iron Station, N.C., raised her collegiate best on bars to 9.925 to share second place in the event against No. 24 Missouri. Gallentine’s mark was the highest score by an SEC freshman during the fourth week of competition.