Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 8-10, 2019
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Natalie Wojcik - Michigan
Won the all-around with a 39.550 and tied for first on bars with a season-high 9.950
Led Michigan to a season-high 197.350 team score and season highs on bars (49.500) and beam (49.475)
Earns her third Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor

Specialist of the Week
Lexi Funk - Michigan
Earned her first win of the season with a career-high 9.950 on balance beam
Posted the top score on the team’s best beam score of the season (49.475)
The 2017-18 Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor

Newcomer of the Week
Jessie Bastardi - Penn State
Earned a career-high on beam with a score of 9.925, winning her first career event title
Helped Penn State to its eighth-highest beam score all-time and its highest since 2016
Earns her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor



Big 12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Lynnzee Brown - Denver
Brown tabbed Gymnast of the Week for the second time this season, after having the best meet of her career against No. 1 Oklahoma. For the first time in her career, the sophomore recorded a perfect 10.0 on floor and captured the event title. She became the first DU gymnast to earn a perfect 10.0 on floor since 2016. Brown also set a new career-high in the all-around (39.625).

Event Specialist of the Week
Carly Woodard - Oklahoma
Woodard received Event Specialist of the Week, after setting a season high and tying her career-high on beam with a score of 9.95. The sophomore was crucial to the Sooners’ final rotation, helping lead OU to a 49.550 on the event to earn the win over Denver.

Freshman of the Week
Olivia Trautman - Oklahoma
Trautman was awarded Newcomer of the Week for the fourth time this season, for being the only gymnast to score a 9.9 or better on vault, earning the event title with a 9.9. The freshman has now won at least one event title in every meet this season.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League

Gymnast of the Week
Alex Zois - George Washington
Zois (Crofton, Maryland) earned her first EAGL Gymnast of the Week Award on February 12th after posting the highest all-around in EAGL this season (39.300) during GW’s 3-0 win over UNH, Yale, and William & Mary. Zois finished the meet at the top of the all-around podium for the fourth time this season and has been ranked No. 1 in the league for allaround since Week One. Her 39.300 marks the fourth time she has surpassed the 39.000 threshold this season and the 11th time she has done so in her career. Additionally, she made four podium appearances, posting a new season-high on vault (9.775-2nd), matching her season-high on bars (9.825-3rd) and scoring a career-high matching 9.900 (1st) on floor.

Co-Specialists of the Week
Khazia Hislop - North Carolina
In an EAGL win over Towson, Hislop (Concord, Mass.) won vault (9.900) and floor (9.875) while placing 2nd on beam (9.800), making a teamleading 12 podium finishes (9 first place) this season. Hislop has placed in the top-five of each of the 81 events she has competed in wearing a Carolina uniform. She continued her streak of 14 straight meets scoring above 9.850 on floor.

Hailey Lui - New Hampshire
Lui (Collegeville, Pa.) outscored a stacked field in a quad meet at GW to win balance beam with a career-high 9.925. She added a 9.750 on bars to tie for ninth and a 9.775 on floor to tie for eighth. In her third straight meet as a three-event competitor, Lui posted her highest-ever combined score. Lui was the only Wildcat to score a 9.750 or higher on three events.

Rookie of the Week
Simone Banen - George Washington
Banen (Wykcoff, NJ) of GW earned her first EAGL Rookie of the Week Award after her three event performance leading the Colonials to a 3-0 finish in a quad meet. Banen matched her season-high on bars with a 9.800. She also set a new career high on floor with a 9.800. Banen collected top-5 finishes on bars (tied for fourth) and floor (tied for fifth). She added a 9.700 on beam.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division I

Gymnast of the Week
Jacey Baldovino – Yale
Baldovino had an outstanding meet last weekend that saw her score a 9.9. The mark came on the balance beam in which she finished in second. Her routine helped the Bulldogs score a 49.025 for the event, the second highest beam total in school history. Baldovino also had routines on the uneven bars scoring a 9.8 and the vault with a 9.55. Her vault was of significance for the sophomore as it was the first time competing at the event since suffering an injury in 2018.

Specialist of the Week
Claire Haklik – Cornell
Haklik debuted a brand-new floor routine at the Big Red Invitational on Saturday. Her new routine was performed to near perfection as she scored a 9.9 in her lone event for the Big Red. Her score helped the team achieve an new season high score of 194.0.

Rookie of the Week
Donna Webster – Cornell
Webster put herself in the Cornell record books earning the third highest score on vault in school history. Her vault routine scored a 9.875 which also led the ECAC this week. She also went on to tie her personal best score on the floor with a mark of 9.8.

Coaches' Choice
Kate Nelson – Brown
Nelson was unsure if she was going to be able to compete for the Brown Bears this weekend on either the vault or the floor and ended up competing in both. She scored a 9.5 on vault and 9.55 on bars. In her last event, the uneven bars, she would score a 9.85 and setting a new career-high mark.



Eastern College Athletic Conference – Division II

Gymnast of the Week
Yoli Nodarse – West Chester
Nodarse had a strong meet for the Golden Rams by matching her career-highs in both events she competed in. On balance beam she tied for first with a score of 9.825. In her other event, the floor exercise, she scored a 9.75 which tied her for third.

Specialist of the Week
Rose Fanara – West Chester
Fanara set a new benchmark for her to reach as she progresses in her collegiate career. The freshman scored a 9.85 for her floor routine in West Chester’s meet. The score palced her first in the event and was also the highest score of the entire meet.
Rookie of the Week
Noely Macais – Southern Connecticut State
Macias had a memorable meet with a win on the balance beam, her first time competing in the event. The freshman scored a 9.725 as she competed against Brown University and Rhode Island College. The score was also the highest mark on the event for any Owl this year. She followed up her performance with a 9.6 on the uneven bars and a 9.625 floor routine. The first time she had competed on the floor all season.

Coaches' Choice
Nicole Javinett – Bridgeport
Javinett competed for the first time for the Purple Knights as she had recovered from an injury she suffered last year. She participated in just one event, the balance beam, in which the squad really needed her score. The Purple Knights suffered a fall early in the lineup and Javinett debut on the event scoring a 9.75 is just what the team needed. He scored helped the team score a 48.7 on the event, the highest total of the beam this season.


Mid American Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Denelle Pedrick - Central Michigan
Going on three weeks in a row, Denelle has out-performed the adversary and has claimed the highest score in All-Around performance. Her score breakdown includes: 9.800 in Vault (FIRST Place), 9.775 on Bars (THIRD Place), 9.850 on Beam (FIRST Place), 9.850 on Floor (SECOND Place), and the sum of her All-Around score was 39.275 which puts her as the leading gymnast of the meet, as well as the rest of the conference. The next closest scores in the MAC came from the respective gymnasts of Eastern Michigan (39.250) as well as Western Michigan (39.050). Further statistics of Denelle’s performance include 9.850s on both Beam and Floor which ties her season high, a 9.800 on Vault which is a season high, and a 39.275 in All-Around which is also a season high.

Specialist of the Week
Rachael Underwood - Western Michigan
After missing last week's meet at Ball State with injury, senior Rachael Underwood returned to competition and turned in a first-place finish against Eastern Michigan. In her only event, Underwood won the balance beam with a 9.900, setting a new career high. Underwood’s beam score is one of only two 9.9 or better this season in the MAC.



Midwest Independent Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Courtney Mitchell - Lindenwood
Mitchell helped guide Lindenwood to a season-high team score of 195.350 last Friday evening during its tri meet with Bowling Green and Ball State in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Lions took first place at the meet. Mitchell had first-place finishes in every event but vault en route to a career-high all-around score of 39.350. The Olathe, Kan. native scored a 9.900 on the beam, which represented a new career-high score and tied for the sixth-highest mark in program history. Mitchell, a sophomore, had a 9.875 on the bars and established a new career-high score of 9.825 on the floor.

Performance of the Week
Kayla Baddeley - Illinois-Chicago
Baddeley won vault for the second time this season, scoring 9.825 in the anchor position and cementing UIC's lead over Illinois State halfway through the meet. It was Baddeley's second best score of the season, and her third vault of 9.825 or higher. She leads the MIC with a vault average of 9.800 this season.

Newcomer of the Week
Anna Kaziska - Southeast Missouri State
The freshman from Louisville, Kentucky, won both the floor and all-around titles last Friday on Pink Up Meet at Houck Field House as Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics totaled a team score of 186.825. Kaziska posted a 9.875 in Southeast's anchor position in the final rotation to tie Ally Ferber of Northern Illinois for the floor title. She also won the all-around crown with a total score of 38.425.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Jordyn Brent - Sacramento State
Sophomore Jordyn Brent (Los Angeles, CA) led the Hornets to a 192.600-192.500 win over San Jose State (Feb. 8) with a career performance. Brent finished first on bars, floor, and all-around. She broke the 39-point plateau for the first time in her career, totaling 39.050. Her all-around included a career-high tying 9.850 on uneven bars and a career-high 9.875 on floor. Brent also scored 9.675 on vault and 9.650 on the balance beam. This is the first career MPSF weekly award for Brent.

Specialist of the Week
Anna Salamone - Air Force
Junior Anna Salamone (Bayport, NY) posted an MPSF seasonhigh 9.900 on the uneven bars for a second-place finish in a quad against No. 21 BYU, Seattle Pacific and Springfield (Feb. 9). She also posted a season-high 9.825 on the vault to tie for fourth. Salamone’s scores helped propel Air Force to its highest season total on vault (48.900) and bars (48.500), as well as its highest overall team score (194.775). This is the sixth career MPSF weekly award for Salamone.

Freshman of the Week
Daija Stevenson - Air Force
Freshman Daija Stevenson (Atlanta, GA) posted a career-best 9.825 on the vault to finish tied for fourth in a quad against No. 21 BYU, Seattle Pacific, and Springfield (Feb. 9). Stevenson’s score helped the Falcons to their highest total on vault (48.900) and overall team total of the season (194.775). This is the second career MPSF freshman honor for Stevenson (Jan. 15).


Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship

Gymnast of the Week
Shani Ramme - Boise State
Remme also took home co-Vault Specialist of the Week honors for the first time this season after she won the event title and matched her career high of 9.850. For the fourth time in five weeks, Remme garnered Beam Specialist of the Week accolades, sharing the title with Utah State's Autumn DeHarde after the pair tied for first in Friday's meet with 9.900s.

Specialists of the Week
Shani Remme - Boise State - Co-Vault
Abbey Miner - BYU - Co-Vault
Haley Pitou - BYU - Co-Vault
Rebekah Bean - BYU - Co-Vault

Helody Cyrenne - BYU - Uneven Bars
Shani Remme - Boise State - Co-Balance Beam
Autumn DeHarde - Utah State - Balance Beam

Shannon Evans - BYU - Floor Exercise



National Collegiate Gymnastics Association East

Gymnast of the Week
Haley DiCicco - Ursinus
Haley DiCicco, a sophomore for Ursinus, produced a 37.600 in the all-around competition this last week, as the Bears finished the meet with a season-best team score of 186.150. DiCicco’s top score of the day was a 9.450 on vault, as she also notched a 9.425 on the uneven bars, a 9.375 on floor and a 9.350 on the balance beam. DiCicco was terrific on the bars, earning a 9.425 to place fifth overall with the Bears’ best score of the season. DiCicco registered a personal best on the bars by a full .150.

Specialist of the Week
Megan Hanley - Cortland
Hanley tied a school record on balance beam with a 9.825 in Cortland’s home tri-meet with Ursinus and Division II West Chester. She tied for first place out of 18 competitors with the performance. In addition, Hanley recorded a career-best 9.50 to finish third on uneven bars and had a 9.25 on vault. She helped Cortland finish second at the meet with a season-best score of 186.975.



Pac-12 Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Kyla Ross - UCLA
Recorded a career-high in the all-around with a score of 39.775 points.
Recorded a perfect 10 on vault, first Bruin since Vanessa Zamarripa in 2013.
Earned a season-high 9.975 points on beam; 9.875 points on bars and 9.925 points on floor.

Specialist of the Week
Katelyn Ohashi - UCLA
Recorded her second perfect 10 of the season on floor and seventh of her career.
Tallied 19.975 points out of 20 total to help the Bruins beat Washington 197.600 - 196.000.
Earned nine event victories on 10 routines this season.

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Madi Dagen - Oregon State
Tied a career-best with 9.875 points on vault.
Won the first two event titles of her career.
Earned 9.90 points on beam in the victory in Tucson.



Southeastern Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Trinity Thomas - Florida
Thomas, a freshman from York, Pa., won three individual titles in Florida’s win over No. 12 Auburn. Thomas tied her all-around best of 39.700, which ties for fourth best in the nation this season. She won her third uneven bars title with a 9.95 and the floor exercise with a 9.975.

Specialist of the Week
Alyssa Baumann - Florida
Baumann, a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, tied with two of her teammates for first place on the beam with a 9.90 for her second consecutive win in the event. Baumann also earned a share of third place on the floor exercise with a 9.925, helping Florida record a season-best 49.650 on floor.

Freshman of the Week
Rachel Baumann - Georgia
Baumann, a freshman from Plano, Texas, earned her first event title on the road against an SEC opponent with a career-high 9.90 on beam in the win at No. 13 Missouri. Baumann also tied her high mark on floor with a 9.85, tying for fifth place.


Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)

All-Around
Amanda Malo - Gustavus Adolphus
Malo led the Golden Gusties in their dual meet against UW-Eau Claire on Feb. 9. She set a season-high in the all-around competition, winning the meet with a 37.650. This mark is also a career-high score outside of meets against Division I competition. In the path to winning the all-around title, Malo was a top-two finisher for the Gusties on every event. She finished third on vault with a 9.475, third on the uneven bars with a 9.300, fourth on the balance beam with a season-high 9.225 and won the floor exercise, tying her season-high of a 9.650. Malo's effort helped the Gusties to their highest team score of the season by over a point, a 183.825.

Specialist
Shadae Boone - UW-Stout
Boone, who was able to compete in only two meets due to injury last season, took two first-place finishes as UW-Stout defeated Winona State University (Minn.), 188.825-183.675, on Feb. 8. The 188.825 score is the third best UW-Stout score of all-time. Boone won the floor exercise with a personal-best score of 9.675 and the vault with a score of 9.650, becoming the first UW-Stout gymnast to compete a stuck layout Yurchenko full. Coming into the week, Boone was ranked second nationally on the vault. She also scored a personal-best in finishing sixth on the uneven bars (9.150).