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Acro & Tumbling Athletes of the Week – Apirl 5-10, 2021
Awards are given by NCATA and conference offices.

National
Athlete of the Week
Kam Kitchens - Baylor
Kam Kitchens, a sophomore top and tumbler from Kennesaw, Ga., was named the Athlete of the Week after competing in 11 heats and team event for the Bears last week. Her performance against Oregon was highlighted by a pair of 9.95 scores in the compulsory toss and open pyramid heats. She also helped Baylor to four scores of 9.85 in the compulsory pyramid, acro six-element, synchronized pyramid and synchronized toss. She also scored a 9.75 in her individual tumbling pass, the aerial.

Specialist of the Week
Emily Tobin - Baylor
Emily Tobin, a sophomore from Templeton, Calif., was named the Specialist of the Week after her performance in the acro event for Baylor last week. For the second-consecutive week, Tobin helped Baylor record a perfect score of 10.0 in the acro five-element and acro seven-element heats. During both heats, Tobin performs release and hand balance skills from her top position.

Freshman of the Week
Riley Chimwala - Baylor
Riley Chimwala, a base from Plano, Texas, competed in 10 heats and team event for Baylor last week during a home win over the University of Oregon. Chimwala was a key contributor in nine total heats that scored a 9.70 or higher against the Ducks, including a pair of perfect 10’s in the five- and seven-element acro heats. She also helped Baylor scored a 9.95 in both the compulsory toss and inversion pyramid heats.



Conference Carolinas


Athlete of the Week
Jessica Konik - Converse
A senior from Marysville, Michigan, Konik competed in 12 heats in Converse’s regular season finale against Lander. In seven of the 12 heats, Konik posted a score of 9.6 or above. Konik had a 9.9 in compulsory pyramid and a 9.95 in the inversion pyramid. In the open pyramid, Konik posted a perfect 10.0.