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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Jan. 24-30, 2022
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Sierra Brooks - Michigan
  • Earned event victories in the all-around, vault, uneven bars and shared the floor title in Sunday's nationally-televised conference win over Michigan State
  • Scored 39.725 in the all-around (tied for the fourth-highest mark in the nation this year) and posted scores of 9.95 or higher in all three individual event wins
  • Tied her career high scores on the vault (9.975), uneven bars (9.95) and floor (9.95)
  • Selected as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree last season
  • Collects her first career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
Event Specialist of the Week
Natalie Wojcik - Michigan
  • Claimed a share of the floor title and tied for second on the beam in helping the Wolverines past in-state rival Michigan State on Sunday afternoon
  • Matched her career-high score on the floor (9.95)
  • Posted a 9.90 in the anchor spot on the beam, an event in which she currently ranks fourth nationally
  • Twice chosen as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten recipient (2020, 2021)
  • Earns her second career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week award (second in as many weeks), to go along with 12 career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week citations
Freshman of the Week
Skyla Schulte - Michigan State
  • Finished third in the all-around (39.350) in MSU's conference meet Sunday at defending national champion Michigan
  • Registered career highs on the floor (9.90) and beam (9.875) during the weekend competition
  • Collects her second career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award


Big 12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Audry Davis - Oklahoma
Davis had an exceptional night, earning a career-high on bars with a near-perfect 9.975, floor with a 9.9 and the all-around with a 39.600. The 2021 All-Big 12 Bars honoree won the event title on both bars and the all-around, her second all-around title of the season and fourth on bars. The native of Oakland, Florida has won at least a share of the bars title in every meet this season. On vault, Davis struck her Yurchenko full in the leadoff to spot for a season-high 9.85. She contributed 9.875 on beam to help the Sooners to a season-best 49.700, the second-highest score in the nation on the event. Davis had the highest all-around score in the conference over the weekend. This is the sophomore's first Gymnast of the Week award and her fifth overall Big 12 weekly accolade.

Specialist of the Week
Carly Woodard - Oklahoma
Woodard led OU to their third-highest beam score in program history (49.700) as she scored her first career perfect 10 on the event. Her 10 is just the third perfect score on beam by any gymnast in the nation in 2022. Woodard tallied a career-high on floor with a 9.925 to help the Sooners to a season-high 49.625 on the event. The senior has tallied seven Big 12 weekly awards in her career.

Newcomer of the Week
Danae Fletcher - Oklahoma
Fletcher assisted the Sooners to a season-high score on floor. The freshman received a career-high 9.925 in just her second floor routine of the year to help Oklahoma to a 49.625 on the event. Fletcher's Yurchenko full has been vital to the Sooners' vault lineup and she earned a 9.8 on the event to tie her career-high. On bars, the Philadelphia native added a 9.825 in her second appearance on the event. This is her first Big 12 honor.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Gymnast of the Week
Lali Dekanoidze - North Carolina
Dekanoidze earned her second all around title of the season, matching her career best score of 39.450. She now owns the top two all around scores this season in the EAGL and is also the No. 1 ranked all-arounder in the EAGL and tied as the No.1 ranked vaulter. The freshman also earned the vault title, matching her career best of 9.900, which was the top EAGL vault score this week.

Specialist of the Week
Mara Titarsolej - Long Island
Titarsolej won the bars title with a score of 9.925 – her second week in a row scoring above a 9.900. She tied the highest score in school history for any event and tied her own school record on bars. The sophomore also led the bars team to a school record 49.200—the highest team score ever for any event.

Rookie of the Week
Julia Knower - North Carolina
Knower anchored the floor lineup and set a new career-best of 9.900, securing the 0.250 victory over Towson. She set a new career-best in the all-around with a 39.325. The freshman also tied for the top floor score in the EAGL this week.



Gymnastics East Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Sara Kenefick - Penn
Kenefick competed in the vault lineup for the first time this season, helping lead the Penn vault team to the 2nd highest score in program history with her 9.8. Sara also made her All-Around debut this weekend, winning the title with a 38.975. Kenefick also placed first on floor with a 9.8.

Performance of the Week
Kathryn Doran - Bridgeport
After minimal training during the last few weeks due to nagging injuries, Kat nailed her bar routine with a stick to earn an impressive 9.875, receiving a 9.9 from one judge, to win bars at the Purple Knights second meet of the season at Brown.

Newcomer of the Week
Lily McFarland - West Chester
McFarland had her career best scores on all three events that she competed this weekend at WCU's home opener. Her stellar performances helped The Golden Rams earn a season high 193.125 against Ursinus. Lily finished 1st on balance beam with a 9.8, and 2nd on both the vault and floor with with a 9.725 and 9.75 respectively.



Mid American Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Taylor Jensen - Bowling Green
Taylor won her second all-around of the year, tying her personal record at 39.350. The all-around score for Jensen is tied for the eighth-best in program history in the event. She also had the best vault score of the meet (9.875) and tied for the meet high on the floor (9.925). Jensen tied her career high on vault and set a new standard on floor, which is tied for ninth all-time in BGSU program history on the floor.

Specialist of the Week
Suki Pfister - Ball State
Sophomore Suki Pfister turned in the best vault performance in the MAC so far this season in Sunday's tri-meet versus Central Michigan and Illinois State, landing a career-best 9.925 … It ties as the fifth-best individual vault in program history and is her second mark of at least 9.900 so far this season … Pfister, who landed a 9.900 on vault in the Jan. 23 dual meet versus Kent State, is the only MAC student-athlete with multiple marks of 9.900-or-better on vault so far this season.



Midwest Independent Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Gayla Griswold - Lindenwood
Griswold was named this week's MIC Gymnast of the Week after her fantastic vault, beam, and floor routines against the Redhawks. The junior from Louisiana claimed the top spot for Lindenwood in each event she participated in. She also placed first overall in vault, as well as tied with two other gymnasts (teammate Madison Rush being one of them) for first place on beam. Griswold won vault with a strong 9.825, tied for first on beam with a 9.775 and came in second overall (first for Lindenwood) with her floor exercise score of 9.850, which is her personal best score for the event.

Performance of the Week
Anna Kaziska - SEMO
Kaziska won the beam and floor titles as Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics totaled a team score of 191.150 in a dual with Lindenwood Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Robert F. Hyland Arena. The Louisville, Kentucky, native, won the floor title with a season-high 9.900. Kaziska registered her seventh career 9.900 floor routine in the dual at Lindenwood. She also captured the beam title with a 9.7750 and notched an 8.975 on vault. For Kaziska, the MIC weekly honor is her second of the season and 13th in her career.

Newcomer of the Week
Hannah Appleget - Lindenwood
Appleget was voted the conference Newcomer of the Week after winning the uneven bars and placing in the top four on the balance beam against SEMO. The first-year Lion made her debut on the uneven bars in the strongest way possible, winning the entire event with a 9.850. This was Lindenwood's strongest event of the meet, and Appleget truly led the way for her team. Appleget also had a great day on beam, where she scored 9.750, which ended up being Lindenwood's second best score behind Rush and Griswold's 9.775. It was also the fourth best beam performance of the meet, and made Appleget the youngest competitor from both schools to place in the top five for beam.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Jada Mazury - San Jose State
San Jose State junior Jada Mazury (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) took part in a three-way win on both uneven bars (9.80) and vault (9.825) en route to the outright all-around victory (39.250), as the Spartans accumulated the 17th-highest total in MPSF history (195.725) against Sacramento State (Jan. 30). Her vault helped the Spartans to a 49 total in the event, ranking in the top-five in school history and No. 18 all-time in the MPSF. Mazury also placed second on floor (9.85) and added a 9.775 balance beam routine. This is the fourth career MPSF weekly award for Mazury, including two this year.

Specialist of the Week
Briona Carswell - Air Force
Air Force junior Briona Carswell (Phoenix, AZ) placed second on the balance beam (9.80) in the Falcons' dual win over Alaska-Anchorage (Jan. 28). In the tri-meet with UAA and UC Davis (Jan. 30), Carswell tied the MPSF season-high with a first-place and career-high 9.90 on floor. Her routine led the Falcon floor squad to an MPSF season-high 49.125 total. This is the fifth career MPSF weekly award for Carswell.

Freshman of the Week
Ayla McKean - Air Force
Air Force freshman Ayla McKean (South Berwick, ME) totaled a winning and career-high 39.100 all-around in the Falcons' dual win over Alaska-Anchorage (Jan. 28). McKean also took first-place on vault (9.675), shared the top spot on the uneven bars (9.825), placed second on floor (9.825), and third on the balance beam (9.775). In the tri-meet with UAA and UC Davis (Jan. 30), McKean recorded impressive scores of 9.75 on vault, 9.80 on bars, and 9.85 on floor. This is the first career MPSF honor for McKean.



Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship
Gymnast of the Week
Sadie Miner-Van Tassell - BYU
Miner-Van Tassell competed for the All-Around in the meet against Utah State, notching a new career-high score of 39.425 to earn the MRGC Gymnast of the Week honor for the third week in a row.

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Brianna Brooks, Utah State; Rebecca Wells, Utah State
Uneven Bars - Emily Muhlenhaupt, Boise State
Balance Beam - Elease Rollins, BYU; Carley Bayles, Utah State
Floor Exercise - Brie Clark, Utah State



National Collegiate Gymnastics Association - East
All-Around Gymnast of the Week
Emily North - UW-Whitewater
North tied the 17th-highest score in program history with a career-best 38.425 to win the all-around competition and help the Warhawks defeat Winona State University (Minn.) and UW-Stout in a tri-meet in Winona, Minn., on Jan. 30. She finished among the top five in three different events, including tied for second on balance beam, where she scored a season-best 9.600, fourth place on uneven bars, where she finished with a personal record 9.575, and fifth on floor exercise, where she registered a career-high 9.700. North also placed eighth on vault, tying her personal best with a 9.550 to help the team finish with the fourth-highest team score in program history (48.200).

Specialist of the Week
Isabella Krulich - UW-Stout
Krulich threatened the UW-Stout school floor exercise record when she won the event in a triangular at Winona State University (Minn.), along with UW-Whitewater. Krulich scored a 9.800, one-tenth of a point short of the school record, in winning the floor exercise. She finished second on the balance beam with a score of 9.600. Both marks were collegiate-best marks, along with scoring a personal-best on the uneven bars where she competed as exhibition.



Pac-12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Maile O'Keefe - Utah
  • Scored her second career Perfect 10.0 on beam to highlight Utah's win over No. 19 Stanford and lead the Utes to the nation's highest beam score this season of 49.725.
  • Earned a perfect score on beam for the first 10.0 of the season by a Pac-12 gymnast on any event, while the 10.0 is just the third in the nation to this point on beam.
  • Also posted a season-high 9.90 on bars to finish in second place.
  • Made her debut in the all-around by competing on vault for the first time where she finished third with a 9.825.
  • Posted a 39.550 in the all-around, is ranked ninth in the nation with the score and is also tied for fourth in the nation on beam with a 9.931 average.
  • Has hit 12-12 routines this season and 96-96 career routines.
Specialist of the Week
Cristal Isa - Utah
  • Won the bars title and contributed to the nation's highest team beam score in the country to help Utah to its 15th consecutive conference win.
  • Matched a career-high 9.95 on bars to win her fourth event title of the year.
  • Also contributed her fourth-straight score of 9.90 or better on beam after posting a 9.925 to push Utah to a 49.725, which is the best beam score in the country this season.
  • Also debuted in the floor lineup against Stanford and posted a 9.875 in the second position.
  • Is tied for fourth in the nation on beam and is averaging a 9.931 on the event.
  • Has posted the second-most event victories on the team and has hit 9-9 routines this season, including the three against Stanford.
  • Second Pac-12 weekly honor this season (Gymnast of the Week - Jan. 11).
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Jade Carey - Oregon State
  • In her third meet of her college career and first on the road, took the all-around title at No. 11 California Saturday with a 39.775.
  • Claimed titles in all four events: vault (9.95), bars (9.95), beam (9.925) and floor (9.95).
  • Anchored the Orange & Black in all four events and the Beavers posted their highest bar score since the 2019 season of 49.200.
  • After winning five titles at Cal, now has 15 individual titles in her first season donning the Beaver leo.
  • The Olympic gold medalist is second in the nation for the all-around, tied for first on bars, third on balance beam, and shares fifth on vault and seventh on floor.
  • Second consecutive Pac-12 Freshman of the Week award.
Coaches' Choice
Emi Watterson - California
  • On December 19, Emi's father passed away and she returned home to Australia to be with her family and attend the funeral.
  • Due to Australia's COVID restrictions, she had to quarantine for 14 days on arrival and had minimal time to train while in Australia.
  • She returned to the United States on January 21, but didn't practice until this past Monday.
  • Despite limited practice time, Watterson tied for first place on the balance beam with a 9.925 score before being swarmed by the team after her routine for an emotional embrace.


Southeastern Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Raena Worley - Kentucky
Worley, a junior from Christiansburg, Va., won the all-around in the win over No. 10 Missouri with a score of 39.750, the highest score by a UK gymnast in a regular-season meet since 1996. Worley also claimed the top spot on vault (9.925), bars (9.95) and floor (9.975) and earned a share of first place on beam (9.9).

Specialist of the Week
Trinity Thomas - Florida
Thomas, a senior from York, Pa., posted the nation's first 10.0 on balance beam this season in the win over No. 13 Arkansas, her third perfect mark on beam and the 11th overall 10.0 of her career. Thomas also won the vault with a 9.975 and tied for third place on bars with a 9.925.

Freshman of the Week
Sunisa Lee - Auburn
Lee, a freshman from St. Paul, Minn., helped her squad record a 197.525 in the win over No. 9 Alabama, the second-highest team score in program history. In her all-around debut, Lee captured first place with a 39.700, the second-highest all-around score in the SEC this season. She also tied for first on bars (9.925) and beam (9.975) and tied for second on floor (9.925).



Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)
All-Around
Emily North - UW-Whitewater
North (Sr., Oklahoma City, Okla./Moore) tied the 17th-highest score in program history with a career-best 38.425 to win the all-around competition and help the Warhawks defeat Winona State University (Minn.) and UW-Stout in a tri-meet in Winona, Minn., on Jan. 30. She finished among the top five in three different events, including tied for second on balance beam, where she scored a season-best 9.600, fourth place on uneven bars, where she finished with a personal record 9.575, and fifth on floor exercise, where she registered a career-high 9.700. North also placed eighth on vault, tying her personal best with a 9.550 to help the team finish with the fourth-highest team score in program history (48.200). On Jan. 28 at Hamline University (Minn.), she finished second in the all-around competition with a score of 36.125, finishing fifth on the floor exercise, tied for fifth on vault, sixth on the balance beam and 16th on the uneven bars.

Specialist
Isabella Krulich - UW-Stout
Krulich (Fr., Rosemount, Minn./Rosemount) threatened the UW-Stout school floor exercise record when she won the event in a triangular at Winona State University (Minn.), along with UW-Whitewater. Krulich scored a 9.800, one-tenth of a point short of the school record, in winning the floor exercise. She finished second on the balance beam with a score of 9.600. Both marks were collegiate-best marks, along with scoring a personal-best on the uneven bars where she competed as exhibition.