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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 14-20, 2022
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Lexy Ramler - Minnesota
  • Captured all-around title (39.575) in the second session of the Big Ten's annual Big Five Meet on Feb. 19 in Toledo, Ohio
  • Successfully defended the Big Five all-around title she earned in 2021
  • Also earned title on the beam (9.95) and finished second on both the vault (9.875) and the uneven bars (9.875) at last week's meet
  • A three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2019, 2020, 2021), as well as a 2021 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and CoSIDA Academic All-American
  • Collects her 20th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award, extending her conference record in that category
Event Specialist of the Week
Gabby Wilson - Michigan
  • Earned titles on both the floor and vault (each with scores of 9.975) to help Michigan clinch the Big Ten regular-season championship with a victory in the first session of the conference's annual Big Five meet on Feb. 18 in Toledo, Ohio
  • Also finished second on the uneven bars (9.925)
  • Selected as both a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten recipient last season
  • Receives her second career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor
Freshman of the Week
Gabrielle Stephen - Michigan State
  • Finished second in the all-around (39.475) to help Michigan State win the second session of the Big Ten's annual Big Five meet on Feb. 19 in Toledo, Ohio
  • Her all-around score was a personal best and the fourth-best mark in program history
  • Also placed second on the vault (9.875), third on the beam (9.90) and fifth on the floor (9.90)
  • Collects her third career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award


Big 12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Jessica Hutchinson - Denver
Hutchinson extended her all-around winning streak to three meets after capturing the all-around title with a 39.600 performance that was the top score throughout the week in the Big 12. Highlighting her meet was a career-high-tying 9.950 on floor and a season-high 9.900 on bars. The 2021 WCGA Scholastic All-American's vault (9.850) and all-around scores were just .025 from her season highs. The sophomore recorded a 9.900 on beam to earn her second Gymnast of the Week and fourth overall Big 12 weekly award.

Specialist of the Week
Maddie Diab - Iowa State
Diab scored a career-high 9.950 on floor and secured her first Big 12 weekly honor while helping Iowa State place first in the GymQuarters Invitational. The junior also helped the Cyclones (196.275) defeat Central Michigan (196.125), Northern Illinois (195.500) and No. 25 Western Michigan (194.050) after scoring a 9.900 on floor for her fifth score of 9.900 or higher this season.

Newcomer of the Week
Jordan Bowers - Oklahoma
Bowers had an exceptional night at the Metroplex Challenge with a career-high on vault (9.975) while earning the event title and leading the Sooners to a meet victory. The freshman drilled her Yurchenko 1.5, helping the Sooners to a season-high 49.550 on the event. On bars, the Lincoln, Nebraska native earned her second event title with a 9.925 and finished with a 9.9 on floor, the third-highest score of the day. It is Bowers' third Big 12 Newcomer of the Week award this season and her fourth overall Big 12 weekly accolades.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Gymnast of the Week
Deja Chambliss - George Washington
Chambliss earned a new career high in the all around, posting the second-highest score in program history. She also tied her career high on bars and set a new career high on beam. The graduate student earned her fourth all around title of the season, placed first on vault, and tied for first on beam and floor.

Co-Specialists of the Week
Mara Titarsolej - Long Island
Titarsolej won the bars title for the fifth time this season. In the first week of calculating rankings with NQS, she is ranked No. 1 in the EAGL and No. 7 nationally with a 9.900 NQS.

Emily Shepard - NC State
Shepard tied for second place on all three events she competed. The junior also tied as the highest scorer for NC State on beam and floor and was the second-highest scorer for the team on bars. The meet marks the third competition in a row in which she has posted a 9.825 or higher on each event she competed.

Rookie of the Week
Lali Dekanoidze - North Carolina Dekanoidze earned her fourth all around title of the season, while also taking home the vault, beam and floor titles. She set a new career-best on floor with a 9.900. The freshman currently ranks No. 1 in the all around in the EAGL and is No. 2 on bars and vault. She is also No. 10 nationally in the all around.



Gymnastics East Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Lindsay Chia - Yale
Despite being a senior, this is Chia's first year as an All-Around competitor for the Bulldogs. She capitalized on this opportunity with an impressive career high 39.1 all-around score. She was a standout for Yale this past weekend, earning first place finishes on the beam and in the all- around. Chia posted above a 9.7 on all four events, including a 9.775 on vault, 9.75 on bars, 9.85 on beam, and 9.725 on floor.

Performance of the Week
McCaleigh Marr - Penn
McCaleigh hit two solid routines, earning the highest scores of the day on bars and beam with a 9.775 and 9.875 respectively. Both performances were good for 1st place. Her performances helped contribute to the highest home team score in Penn program history with a 194.775.

Co-Newcomers of the Week
Taylor Schulze - Brown
Schulze earned a career high 9.8 on bars, and a team high for the day 9.775 on beam. This top score lead the Bears to a season high team score on balance beam. Both Taylor's 9.8 on bars and 9.775 on beam were good for 3rd place.

Ariyana Agarwala - Penn
After missing out on competition due to injury her freshman year, and the pandemic her sophomore year, Ariyana earned her way into the lineup with her 10.0 SV vault for her debut season. She earned the team's highest score of the day which tied the 2nd highest individual vault score in program history. Her contribution also led the way to the highest team vault score in program history with a 49.175.



Mid American Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Brookelyn Sears - Northern Illinois
NIU's Brookelyn Sears won the all-around title at the NIU Quad Meet Sunday with a career-high score of 39.375. Her score is the third highest ever by a Huskie gymnast and is the highest since Kristina Campos scored 39.400 three times in 2004. Sears scored 9.800 or higher on all four of her events, earning a career-best 9.900 on uneven parallel bars to tie for third on that event, and scoring 9.850 on balance beam to tie for first on beam. She added a 9.825 on floor exercise and a team-high 9.800 on vault.

Specialist of the Week
Megan Teter - Ball State
When the Ball State gymnastics team needed just one routine to hit for a program-record team score in Sunday's dual with Eastern Michigan, junior Megan Teter entered the floor. Needing a 9.675-or-higher to secure a program record, Teter delivered that and more. She registered the seventh-best floor routine in program history, and the best of her collegiate career, scoring a 9.925. In addition to her floor routine, Teter also counted a season-best 9.850 on bars, giving her 19.775 points over two routines. Those two routines came on the heels of Teter being named a Ball State Top 100 Student earlier in the week.



Midwest Independent Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Angelica Labat - Illinois State
The gymnast of the week honor for Labat is her fourth of the season, third in as many weeks, and is her tenth overall in her ISU career. The honor for Laster is the second in her young career at ISU. Labat powered to a season-high score of 39.325 to win the all-around title on Friday night at the GymQuarters Invite quad meet against Iowa State, Lindenwood and Southeast Missouri. That was helped by a season-best 9.900 on vault to place second overall and a top-5 finish on beam with a 9.800. Then on Sunday, Labat scored 39.225 in the all-around to finish just ahead of Laster in the dual meet at Lindenwood. That victory was aided by a season-high 9.925 score on vault to place first and a tie for second place on beam with a 9.775. Overall, Labat has now won the all-around in five straight meets and has won the event in eight meets this season.

Performance of the Week
Gayla Griswold - Lindenwood
Griswold received a stellar 9.975 score for her vault performance at the GQ Invite and, in doing so, broke the school record in the event. The Louisiana native also achieved a new personal best with this score, even receiving a perfect 10 from one of the judges. This is now Griswold's second MIC weekly award of the season, previously being named Gymnast of the Week on February 2nd of this year.

Newcomer of the Week
Alana Laster - Illinois State
Laster recorded a pair of second-place finishes in the all-around for the Redbirds last weekend. On Friday at the GymQuarters Invitational, Laster recorded a score of 38.550 to finish behind Labat. Her best performance of the night was a 9.850 on vault, which tied her for sixth place overall. That score in turn helped the Redbirds break the school record on the event with a 49.350. On Sunday against Lindenwood, Laster once again was strong in the all-around and posted a career-high score of 39.100 to place second behind Labat once again. That score was aided by another strong vault of 9.900 which placed her second overall, and she also added top-5 finishes on beam (9.750) and floor (9.775).



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Kyla Kessler - UC Davis
Kessler (Fremont, CA) had a career performance in leading the Aggies to a quad-meet victory with their highest score since 2018 (Feb. 20). On Senior Day, Kessler posted the third-highest all-around in school history with a personal-best 39.375, which also tied for eighth all-time in the MPSF. Her all-around was fueled by event wins on the floor and vault, and third-place uneven bars. Kessler finished her meet with a career-high 9.925 to win the floor. She started the day equaling her career-high 9.875 on vault to share first-place. The Aggies finished with a 196.325, the sixth-highest team score in MPSF history. Further, the vault and floor squads totaled top-seven scores in the conference record book. This is the sixth career MPSF weekly award for Kessler (three this year)

Specialist of the Week
Madison Kirsch - San Jose State
Kirsch (Scottsdale, AZ) tied for first on the balance beam with a career-best 9.875 to win her first collegiate beam title in a quad-meet at Sacramento State (Feb. 18). Kirsch tied for second on vault with a 9.900, tying for the second-highest vault score in school history and sixth-highest in the MPSF. She helped the vault team score the second-best score in school history at 49.125. Overall, the Spartans scored 196.025, the second-highest in school history and tied for seventh all-time in the MPSF. This is the first career MPSF weekly award for Kirsch.

Freshman of the Week
Emma Otsu - UC Davis
Otsu (Paso Robles, CA) eclipsed the 39-point mark in her first career all-around with a second-place 39.300 to help the Aggies to a quad meet win (Feb. 20). Otsu was the runner-up on the bars in her first career attempt at the event with a score of 9.850. She was fourth on the beam with a 9.875 and seventh on the vault at 9.750. The Aggies finished with a 196.325 which is the sixth-highest team score in MPSF history. Further, the vault and floor squads totaled top-seven scores in the conference record book. This is the third career MPSF weekly award for Otsu.



Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship
Gymnast of the Week
Sadie Miner-Van Tassell, BYU
Senior Sadie Miner-Van Tassell recorded another career-high score of 39.525 as she competed in the all-around against the Thunderbirds to earn her sixth-straight MRGC Gymnast of the Week award. Miner-Van Tassell posted scores above a 9.800 on all four events for the second week in a row. This mark ties for the 10th best all-around score in program history.

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Sydney Benson, BYU; Alyssa Vulaj, Boise State
Uneven Bars - Alexis Stokes, Boise State
Balance Beam - Elease Rollins, BYU
Floor Exercise - Brittney Vitkauskas, BYU



National Collegiate Gymnastics Association - East
All-Around Gymnast of the Week
Alyssa DeLorme - Ursinus
DeLorme had a career-best all-around score of 38.275 that was .75 higher than Penn's lone all-around competitor, Sydney Kraez. DeLorme posted a career-best score on the bars with a 9.650, a 9.475 on the vault, matched her career-best on the floor with a 9.550, and posted a 9.6 on the beam.

Specialist of the Week
Sydney Schumaker - Brockport
Schumaker won the vault (9.700), tied the school-record on the beam (9.800) and she added a sixth-place finish on the bars (9.100) as Brockport defeated Ithaca and Cortland and improved to 10-0 on the season. Schumaker is currently ranked 2nd nationally on the vault with an average of 9.625 this season and she is tied for the top vault of the season (9.800).



Pac-12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Emily White - Arizona State
  • With only three previous all-around scores to her name, won the all-around against UCLA.
  • Her 39.600 in the all-around is a career high, tied for 21st highest score in program history, and the best for a Gym Devil since 2007.
  • En route to that total, reached a career high on vault (9.925) and tied her career high on floor (9.875).
  • Also reached a season high on bars (9.900) and beam (9.900).
  • Won the event titles on vault, beam and the all-around. The vault title was the first of her career in that event.
  • Helped Arizona State beat UCLA for the first time since 2001.
  • Pushed ASU to a 197.800 team score, the seventh-highest in program history.
  • Her scores helped the team reach new season high event totals on all four events, with the floor score being the highest the program has seen since 2004.
Specialist of the Week
Jade Carey - Oregon State
  • In her sixth collegiate meet, took home her sixth all-around title at No. 4 Utah with the Pac-12's leading score of 39.700 to help the Beavers score their fourth 197+ of the season.
  • Claimed sole possession of the vault title with a career-best 9.975 while also sharing titles on bars (9.95) and floor (9.925).
  • After four titles at Utah, now has 27 individual titles this season and has scored 9.9s in 22 of 24 routines.
  • First time since 2017 that Oregon State has scored four 197's in a single season.
  • The Olympic gold medalist is second in the nation on all-around, first on bars, second on floor, sixth on beam.
  • Fourth Freshman of the Week honor of the season.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Cristal Isa - Utah
  • Scored her first career Perfect 10 in the win over Oregon State with the 10.0 coming on beam.
  • Her 10.0 led Utah to a 49.725 on beam, which tied a season high score on the event and is the nation's best this season.
  • Perfect score won her the beam title for her fifth win of the season, which is the second most on the team.
  • One of just five gymnasts in the nation to earn a 10.0 on beam this season and is the second Red Rock to do so.
  • Also posted a 9.875 on bars to have both scores counted toward the team total and help Utah become the fourth team in the nation to hit the 198-mark.
  • Ranked No. 17 on bars in the nation.
  • Third Pac-12 weekly honor of the season.
Coaches' Choice
Hannah Scharf - Arizona State
  • Celebrated her birthday by matching her career high on bars and beam, while earning new season highs on floor and in the all-around.
  • Tied for first on beam, her first title of the season in that event.
  • In the first NQS rankings, ranked No. 2 in the nation in the all-around
  • Pushed ASU to a 197.800 team score, the seventh-highest in program history.
  • Helped Arizona State beat UCLA for the first time since 2001.
  • Her scores helped the team reach new season high event totals on all four events with the floor score being the highest the program has seen since 2004.


Southeastern Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Suni Lee - Auburn
Lee, a freshman from St. Paul, Minn., helped Auburn earn a team score of 197.175 at Georgia, marking the Tigers' second win in Athens in program history. Lee swept the event titles en route to winning the all-around with a 39.775. The event sweep marked the first time an Auburn gymnast has done that since 2016. Lee led off with a 9.925 on bars to win her sixth-straight bars title. She followed with another 9.925 on vault, winning her first vault crown. Moving on to floor, Lee tied her career high with a 9.95 to win her second-straight floor title. She capped the night with a 9.975 on beam to tie a career best, winning her third beam title of the season.

Specialist of the Week
Kiya Johnson - LSU
Johnson, a junior from Dallas, Texas, recorded five 9.90-plus routines out of six over the course of two meets and two wins against SEC opponents this past week. In the win over No. 8 Alabama, Johnson scored a perfect 10 on beam, the seventh perfect score of her career and the second 10 on beam. She is the sixth gymnast in LSU history to score multiple perfect scores on beam. Johnson also posted 9.90s on vault and beam vs. the Crimson Tide. In the tri-meet against No. 11 Missouri and No. 16 Arkansas, Johnson tied for second on beam with a 9.925 and tied for third on vault with a 9.90.

Freshman of the Week
Lilly Hudson - Alabama
Hudson, a freshman from Fleming Island, Fla., helped Alabama to register a season-best road score of 197.600 at No. 5 LSU with a career-best 39.550. Hudson finished second in the all-around as well as on the floor exercise behind teammate Lexi Graber with her score of 9.925. She recorded a 9.90 on beam to help boost the team score to a 49.625 in the event, the Tide's second highest score of the season.



Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)
All-Around
Bryce Stoltz - Winona State
Stoltz (Fr., Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista) turned in her best performance of the year in the all-around event to lead the Warriors to their highest team score of the season at the UW-Eau Claire Quadrangular on Feb. 18. Stoltz earned third in the all-around (37.850), second in the vault (9.575), and second in the beam (9.625). She set her season high in each event during the competition.

Specialist
Mikala Bugge - UW-Stout
Bugge (Sr., Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) won the vault and the floor exercise and set a personal best on the vault in a 187.150-182.350 dual meet win over Gustavus Adolphus College (Minn.) on Feb. 17. She placed first on the vault with a score of 9.775 - topping a career-best from a week earlier. Bugge won the floor exercise where she scored a 9.625.