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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Jan. 31-Feb. 6, 2022
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Natalie Wojcik - Michigan
  • Captured four event titles, including the all-around, to pace defending national champion Michigan to a victory at the Rutgers Tri-Meet on Feb. 4, posting the sixth-highest team score in NCAA history (198.525; highest by any team since Feb. 22, 2004 – UCLA (198.875) at Oregon State)
  • Recorded her fourth career perfect 10.0, and third on the vault, helping the Wolverines to a school-record 49.875 score in the event, the second-highest mark in NCAA history and best since Feb. 10, 1996 (Georgia scored a 49.925 in a tri-meet at Auburn and vs. Illinois State).
  • Also earned wins on the beam (9.95) and uneven bars (9.925), and also scored 9.95 on the floor
  • A two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection (2020, 2021)
  • Ties Minnesota's Lindsey Mable (2013-16) for third in conference history with her 13th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award (second this season), to go along with two career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honors (both this year)
Co-Event Specialists of the Week
Reyna Guggino - Michigan
  • Posted her first career perfect 10.0 as the leadoff on vault for Michigan in its victory at the Rutgers Tri-Meet on Feb. 4
  • Became just the second gymnast in NCAA history to lead off a rotation with a perfect 10 (and the first to do so on the road), the other by UCLA's Grace Glenn against visiting Utah on Feb. 23, 2020
  • Sparked the Wolverines to the second-highest vault score in NCAA history and highest by any team in nearly 26 years (school-record 49.875)
  • Collects her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week award
Belle Huang - Rutgers
  • Finished second on floor (9.975) and fifth on both vault (9.90) and bars (9.875) in the Rutgers Tri-Meet against top-ranked Michigan and Alaska on Feb. 4
  • Registered career-high scores on floor and vault, helping the Scarlet Knights to a program-record score of 49.275 on vault and the second-highest floor score (49.350) in school history
  • Led RU to the ninth-best overall score in program history (195.675)
  • A three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Receives her second career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week award (both in past three weeks)
Freshman of the Week
Jacey Vore - Michigan
  • Claimed her first career event title at the Rutgers Tri-Meet on Feb. 4, winning the uneven bars with a career-best score of 9.925
  • Contributed to Michigan's school-record team score of 198.525, sixth-highest in NCAA history and highest in nearly 18 years
  • Collects her first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award


Big 12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Ragan Smith - Oklahoma
All three of Smith's scores were career and season-highs including the first perfect 10 of her career on balance beam to lead OU to an incredible 49.625 on the event. The junior anchored floor where she was nearly perfect again, earning a 9.975 to close out the meet. The native of Lewisville, Texas added a 9.95 on bars, helping Oklahoma to its best bars score of the season (49.650). Smith took home the event title on beam and floor, her third of the season on each event, and was the only Sooner competing on more than two events to earn at least a 9.95 on every event she competed. This is her sixth Big 12 weekly accolade and her first Gymnast of the Week honor.

Specialist of the Week
Bell Johnson - Oklahoma
Johnson tied her career-high and set a season-high on floor with a 9.925 to earn her first Big 12 weekly award. The sophomore's score was the highest leadoff score on any event by the Sooners and helped OU tie its season-best on floor with a 49.625.

Newcomer of the Week
Danielle Sievers - Oklahoma
Sievers started an incredible uneven bars rotation by setting a career-high with a 9.900. The freshman nailed her routine by sticking her dismount to help Oklahoma count five scores of 9.9-or-better in the rotation.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Deja Chambliss - George Washington
Chambliss earned a perfect 9.950 on vault on Sunday to take the title and helped George Washington to its highest vault score of the season. In the same meet, she also tied her career-high on bars (9.850) and tied for first overall on floor. The graduate student also earned her third all around title of the season with a career-high 39.425.

Hallie Copperwheat - Pittsburgh
Copperwheat won four individual titles—vault (9.825), bars (9.875), beam (9.925) and all around (39.500). She also earned or tied career highs on all four events and in the all around. The freshman's all around score of 39.500 is the third highest all around score in Pitt history.

Specialist of the Week
Mara Titarsolej - LIU
Titarsolej won the bars title at both meets this weekend with scores of 9.950 and 9.925. Her 9.950 set a new LIU program record on the event, which is also the highest score on any event in LIU history.

Rookie of the Week
Macy Jennings - NC State
Jennings posted a career-best 9.875 on beam. She tied for third on beam with teammate Nicole Webb, which was her first career podium finish. The freshman also tied for the second-highest beam score on the team.



Gymnastics East Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Sydney Kraez - Penn
Sydney earned a career high All Around score this past weekend in her first time competing all four events this season. She earned a career high on bars, placing 2nd with a 9.85, and tied her personal best on beam with a 9.75, which was also good for 2nd place. Kraez placed 1st on vault with a 9.8, floor with a 9.775, and all around with her career high 39.175.

Performance of the Week
Mei Li Costa - Brown
Mei Li set a new school record of a 9.925 with her stellar performance on the uneven bars. Her near flawless routine won her first place and helped her team to a new season high score of 192.875. She also earned an impressive 9.8 on the vault, which was also the top score of the meet.

Newcomer of the Week
Julia Bedell - Brown
Bedell competed and hit three events for the Bears this past weekend. She earned Brown's top floor score of a 9.825, placing 3rd on the event against WCU, UB, and SUNY Cortland. Julia also earned a 9.75 on vault, placing 2nd, and a 9.675 on the beam. Her performance helped lead the Brown Bears to a season high score of 192.875.



Mid American Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Hannah DeMers - Central Michigan
Junior Hannah DeMers came in second in the all around with a score of 39.350 on Friday in a nonconference quad at Kentucky with Illinois and Georgia. DeMers tied for third on vault (9.850), tied for sixth on balance beam (9.825), tied for ninth on floor exercise (9.850), and tied for 12th on bars (9.825). She has the highest all around national qualifying score among MAC gymnasts and is ranked 30th nationally in the all around.

Specialist of the Week
Natalie Hamp - Northern Illinois
Natalie Hamp scored a season-high 9.925 on uneven parallel bars to win the event and cap a record-setting performance by the Huskie bars team Friday night in a Tri-Meet versus Lindenwood and Wisconsin-Whitewater. Hamp's 9.925 tied her career high on bars and gave NIU a score of 49.325 on bars, breaking the previous school record of 49.275. The effort also contributed to a school record-breaking overall score of 196.300 for NIU.



Midwest Independent Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Angelica Labat - Illinois State
Labat earned her third all-around win of the year, finishing ahead of three other gymnasts in first place with a season-high score of 39.275 in Illinois State's win at Bowling Green. Labat's score was aided by first-place finishes on bars and vault with identical scores of 9.825 and she also tied for second on beam with a 9.825. She wrapped up her day with a 9.800 on floor to finish with a season best. Her performance helped the Redbirds post season-best team scores on vault, bars and floor and a team-high total score of 195.225.

Performance of the Week
Madison Kipp - Illinois State
Kipp competed in the all-around for the first time in her career and finished just behind Labat with a score of 39.200 to come in second place overall. She posted career highs on vault (9.750) and bars (9.800) and competed on floor for the first time in her career, tying for second place with a 9.825.

Newcomer of the Week
Emerson Adams - Texas Woman's
Adams, a native of Wichita, Kan., turned in a fourth-place finish with her 9.800 on vault in the Pioneers' competition against second-ranked Oklahoma. Adams has scored 9.800 or higher on vault in four of five meets this season. She also scored a 9.650 on floor, her season high in that event.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Lauren Macpherson - San Jose State
San Jose State sophomore Lauren Macpherson (Gilbert, AZ) won her first all-around title with a career-best 39.325 at UC Davis (Feb. 6), eighth-highest in school history and top-25 all-time in the MPSF. Macpherson tied her career-high on vault with a 9.80 and tied for second on the balance beam with a 9.875, helping the beam team to a school and MPSF record 49.300. She then placed third on floor with a career-high 9.875 and had a 9.775 on the uneven bars. Macpherson was part of a history-making day for the Spartans, as the team scored a 196.550 total to set the school record and place No. 2 in the MPSF record book. This is the fifth career MPSF weekly award for Macpherson.

Specialist of the Week
Emma Milne - San Jose State
San Jose State junior Emma Milne (Barrie, Ontario, Canada) tied her own school and MPSF record on the beam with a 9.925 to win the event. Milne became the first gymnast in MPSF history to score 9.925 three times in the event. She helped the beam team to a school and MPSF record 49.300. Milne tied for first on bars with a 9.850, and contributed to a 49.125 team event total, ranking No. 5 in school history and No. 16 all-time in the MPSF. Milne was part of a history-making day for the Spartans, as the team scored a 196.550 total to set the school record and place No. 2 in the MPSF record book. This is the sixth career MPSF weekly award for Milne.

Freshman of the Week
Genevieve Sabado - Air Force
Air Force freshman Genevieve Sabado (Pomona, CA) won titles on the uneven bars with a 9.825 as well as the all-around with a career-high 39.300 at Sacramento State (Feb. 4). Sabado set career-highs in all four events in the meet, which also included a 9.875 on floor (fourth-place tie), 9.85 on the balance beam (third-place tie), and 9.75 on vault (third-place). This is the second career MPSF weekly award for Sabado.


Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship
Gymnast of the Week
Sadie Miner-Van Tassell - BYU
Miner-Van Tassell competed for the All-Around against Boise State, notching another new career-high score of 39.475 to earn the MRGC Gymnast of the Week honor for the fourth week in a row. She notched a career-high score of 9.925 on her floor routine to earn the MRGC accolade for floor in week five.

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Caitlin Kho, Southern Utah
Uneven Bars - Haley Pitou, BYU; Emily Muhlenhaupt, Boise State
Balance Beam - Elease Rollins, BYU; Sofi Sullivan, Utah State
Floor Exercise - Sadie Miner-Van Tassell, BYU



National Collegiate Gymnastics Association - East
All-Around Gymnast of the Week
Oliva Keyes - Rhode Island College
Keyes took first in the all-around with a score of 37.850. She established a new program record on beam (9.725) for the second time this season and tied the all-time floor mark vs. Brockport on Feb. 5. She finished second on beam and first on floor.

Specialist of the Week
Kamryn Rodriguez - Cortland
Rodriguez tied for fourth place out of 24 gymnasts on floor exercise with a career-high tying 9.80 at a quad meet with Division II host West Chester University, Division I Brown, and Division II Bridgeport. She also posted a 9.025 on balance beam (20th place).



Pac-12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Jade Carey - Oregon State
  • Tied for nation's best all-around score of 39.825 in a victory over then-No. 21 Arizona State, breaking her old Oregon State record that she set back on Jan. 23 against UCLA.
  • Claimed titles in all four events: vault (9.925), bars (10.0), beam (9.925) and floor (9.975).
  • Carey's Perfect 10 on bars was the first of her career and the first Beaver on the apparatus since Kaytianna McMillian did so in 2017.
  • Anchored the Orange & Black in all four events as the Beavers posted their highest team score this season with a 197.375.
  • The Olympic gold medalist is first in the nation for the all-around, tied for first on bars, fifth on floor, sixth on beam and eighth on vault.
  • Second Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week award and fourth Pac-12 weekly honor of the season.
Specialist of the Week
Maile O'Keefe - Utah
  • Posted the meet-winning beam routine over rival UCLA to lead Utah to its 16th straight regular-season conference win.
  • Following a 10.0 from UCLA with the crowd roaring, O'Keefe needed a 9.975 or better to clinch the win, and scored exactly that to win the road meet and earn her second-straight beam title.
  • O'Keefe's 9.975 is her fourth score on beam of 9.90 or better with three of those coming in at 9.95-plus. She is ranked fourth in the nation on beam and first in the Pac-12.
  • She also posted a 9.925 on the floor while scoring 9.875 on bars to add to Utah's season-high 49.550 on bars, which is the third best bars score in the country.
  • Has hit 15-15 routines this season and 99-99 career routines.
  • Second Pac-12 weekly honor this season (Gymnast of the Week - Feb. 1).
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Jordan Chiles - UCLA
  • Scored her first career Perfect 10, earning a perfect mark on just her second floor routine of the season.
  • The Perfect 10 was the first by a Bruin since Mar. 8, 2020 and the first by a Bruin on floor since Jan. 31, 2020.
  • Won the all-around with a career-high 39.700, the highest all-around score by a UCLA freshman since Tasha Schwikert scored 39.725 at the 2005 NCAA Regional.
  • Set or tied her career-highs on every event and the all-around.
  • Helped UCLA record season-high team totals on every event, as the Bruins improved upon their previous season high by 1.25 points.
Coaches' Choice
Madi Dagen - Oregon State
  • The senior captain has continued to learn and push herself on her bar routine to help better the Oregon State Beavers. Against No. 21 ASU she boasted a personal-best 9.90 on the apparatus.
  • Over the last year and a half, Dagen has continued to work on the Tkatchev release, which has upgraded her bar routine to a 10.0 this season.
  • Claimed second in three events behind teammate Jade Carey: vault (9.90), bars (9.90), and floor (9.925).
  • Dagen's career-high 39.550 all-around performance against ASU was second behind Carey and third overall last week in the Pac-12.


Southeastern Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Sunisa Lee - Auburn
Lee, a freshman from St. Paul, Minn., helped the Tigers reach a record score of 197.750 on the road at No. 8 LSU after winning her second-straight all-around title with a 39.825. Lee took first in on bars with a 10.00, earning the first 10 of her career and the first for an Auburn gymnast since 2004. She tied her career high on beam with a 9.975 and set career highs on vault and floor. She tied for second place on floor with a 9.95 and tied for third on vault with a 9.9.

Specialist of the Week
Christina Desiderio - LSU
Desiderio, a senior from Hackettstown, N.J., started the beam lineup with a season-high and team-best 9.925 in the win over No. 6 Auburn. Desiderio then went on to lead off floor with a career-high 9.95 to lead the Tigers to the highest floor score in program history (49.775).

Freshman of the Week
Sophia Groth - Auburn
Groth, a freshman from West Des Moines, Iowa, scored a career-best 9.95 on bars to come in second behind teammate Sunisa Lee. Her score helped Auburn go 49.550 on beam, marking the highest score of the season and tied for second highest in program history. Groth opened the meet with a career-best 9.9 on vault to tie for third place and later earned a career-high 9.90 on floor.



Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)
All-Around
Isabela Krulich - UW-Stout
In a dual meet against UW-Eau Claire on Feb. 4, Krulich (Fr., Rosemount, Minn./Rosemount) competed in her first collegiate all-around competition and captured the event with a 37.250. She was second on the floor exercise (9.575), fourth on the balance beam (9.250) and uneven bars (9.150) and fifth on the vault (9.375).

Specialist
Kelsey Kollhoff - UW-Whitewater
Kollhoff (So., Miamisburg, Ohio/Miamisburg) scored a 9.650 or higher in three events and posted two event scores that rank among the program's top 25 all time on Feb. 4, as the Warhawks totaled a 192.275, the seventh-highest team score in school history. She tallied a career-best 9.775, tied for seventh at the meet and good for the No. 10 score in program history, on the uneven bars to help UW-Whitewater finish with a 48.425, the third-highest mark in program history. Kollhoff added a personal record 9.725 on balance beam, good for eighth place and the No. 23 score in the team record book. She also finished 14th on floor exercise with a 9.650 to help UW-Whitewater collect a 48.375, the ninth-highest team total on floor in program history.