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Women's Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 21-27, 2022
Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

Big Ten Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Sierra Brooks - Michigan
  • Captured three individual event titles in Michigan's win over Nebraska, helping the Wolverines finish the Big Ten season with a perfect 9-0 record
  • Finished at the top of the podium on floor (9.975), vault (10.00) and in the all-around (39.725)
  • Earned her first career perfect score on vault and tied a career high with a 9.975 on floor
  • Collects her second career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
Lexy Ramler - Minnesota
  • Captured all-around title (39.775) and scored a perfect 10.00 on beam to lead Minnesota to a win over Iowa
  • Helped the Gophers secure a program-best score of 198.025, topping the team's previous high score of 197.750 set last season at the Big Ten Championships
  • Her perfect 10.00 on beam marked her first perfect score of the season and the fourth of her career
  • 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 21st career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award, extending her conference record in that category
Event Specialist of the Week
Mya Hooten - Minnesota
  • Had a career-best meet against Iowa, recording a perfect 10.00 on floor, while setting a career high on vault with a 9.975 and tying a career high on uneven bars with a 9.875
  • Earned titles on both floor and vault to help the Gophers secure a program-best score of 198.025, topping the team's previous high score of 197.750 set last season at the Big Ten Championships
  • Receives her third career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor and her second this season
Freshman of the Week
Skyla Schulte - Michigan State
  • Claimed her third all-around title of the season against Ohio State with a score of 39.250, marking the 10th-highest all-around score in Spartan history
  • Set a new career high on beam (9.900) to capture a share of the title
  • Collects her third career Big Ten Freshman of the Week award


Big 12 Conference
Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Jessica Hutchinson - Denver
Hutchinson wrapped up her stellar February with a fourth consecutive all-around victory, scoring a 39.550 to lead the Big 12 in all-around scoring for the fourth week in a row. She capped off her meet with her second straight 9.950 on floor which matched her career-high. She added wins on bars (9.875), beam (9.900) and floor while placing second overall on vault (9.825) at Denver's meet against Air Force. The sophomore has won gymnast of the week three times this season and has five overall Big 12 weekly accolades.

Kendra Combs - West Virginia
Combs led the way for West Virginia against George Washington and William & Mary to achieve a career-high 39.325 all-around score and earn her first Big 12 weekly recognition. She became the first Mountaineer to record a 39.325 all-around total since now-assistant coach Zaakira Muhammad earned the mark in 2017. The senior earned career-best totals on vault (9.85), floor (9.95) and the all-around. In WVU's second meet of the week at No. 22 North Carolina, Combs recorded her second 9.925 score on floor of the season to help push the Mountaineers to a 196.250-195.225 victory.

Specialist of the Week
Maddie Diab - Iowa State
Diab scored a perfect 10.000 on floor, only the second in ISU history in the event. Her score is the fifth perfect score across any event in school history and the only 10 to be scored by a Cyclone in Hilton Coliseum. This is Diab's second Big 12 weekly honor.

Newcomer of the Week
Jordan Bowers - Oklahoma
Bowers had a strong night against No. 3 Florida in Gainesville. The freshman responded to the tough opponent earning three scores of 9.9 or better (Bars, Floor, Vault). On floor, she had the team-high with a 9.925 and has posted at least a 9.9 on floor in every meet this season. Bower's vault score (9.925) moved her to No. 4 in the nation on the event. The Lincoln, Nebraska native has four Big 12 Newcomer of the Week nods this season and five overall Big 12 weekly selections.



East Atlantic Gymnastics League
Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Emily Shepard - NC State
Shepard was extremely consistent across the board at NC State's two weekend meets, earning only 9.800s and higher. She won the individual title on floor in NC State's home meet against Temple and placed third on beam in the tri-meet at George Washington with Temple. The junior has now scored only 9.800s or higher for five-straight meets.

Ariana Castrence - Temple
Castrence had a pair of third-place finishes on the bars (9.9) and on vault (9.85) and a fifth-place finish on the beam with a 9.850 on Friday night at NC State. She had a pair of first-place finishes on Sunday afternoon on vault (9.875) and bars (9.875), and a ninth-place finish on beam (9.8). The senior finished with her first win of the season in the all-around with a 39.200, the eight-best score in school history.

Specialist of the Week
Alyssa Worthington - New Hampshire
Junior Alyssa Worthington (West Warwick, R.I.) was voted EAGL Specialist of the Week on March 2. Worthington finished tied for first place in both of her events. Her 9.900 on floor exercise matched a career high. The junior is currently ranked No. 2 in EAGL on beam with a 9.875 NQS.

Rookie of the Week
Sidney Washington - Pitt
Freshman Sidney Washington (Ann Arbor, Mich.) from Pittsburgh was voted EAGL Rookie of the Week on March 2. Washington recorded three scores of a 9.800 or higher in Friday's quad meet. Her highest score of the night on floor (9.875) was a team-high, tying for third overall. She tied her career-high on bars with a 9.850, assisting in the team's highest event score of the night – 49.250. Washington was one of three Panthers to earn a 9.800 or higher on vault. The freshman has consistently scored a 9.800 or higher in all but one meet throughout her collegiate career on vault.



Gymnastics East Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Lindsay Chia - Yale
Chia had another outstanding performance this weekend and helped the Bulldogs chinch the Ivy title. She anchored the vault lineup, sticking her Yurchenko layout full to win the event and the meet. Lindsay posted a career high all-around score with a 39.15 and a career high on floor with a 9.875. She won three 1st place awards and one 2nd place finish.

Performance of the Week
Mei Li Costa - Brown
Costa defended her Ivy Bar Title, winning back-to-back championships on the uneven bars! She earned Brown︎s second-highest score in school history with a 9.9 to win the Ivy Title. Mei Li also earned 2nd place on vault with a 9.8 and earned 1st Team All-Ivy. Mei also led the Bears to win vault as a team and earn season high team scores on both vault and bars.

Co-Newcomers of the Week
Hanna Zebdi - Southern Connecticut State
Zebdi posted a personal best on the floor this past weekend with a 9.825, finishing 2nd in the meet. She also placed 3rd on vault with a 9.625 and 4th with a 9.65 in her first time competing on the balance beam.

Kristen Kuhn - Penn
Kuhn earned a career high 9.9, sharing the Ivy Classic title on bars. Her score to led the bar team to a season-high 49.0 and tied the 3rd best individual bar score in program history.

Sherry Wang - Yale
Wang earned a career high 9.775 on the vault at the Ivy Classic with a beautiful stuck Yurchenko layout full. She also tied her career high 9.825 on the floor for the fourth time this season. She had a clutch performance on the first event, getting the Bulldogs back on track following a fall with an impressive 9.825.



Mid American Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Hannah DeMers - Central Michigan
Junior Hannah DeMers won the all around, placed first in two events, and set or matched three career highs in leading the Chippewas to an outstanding 196.650 score in a dual-meet victory over Kent State. DeMers won the all around with a 39.550 score, placed first on vault with a 9.900, and tied for first on balance beam at 9.875. DeMers' all around score is a career best and she matched her career highs on vault and beam. She placed second on floor exercise (9.925) and was fourth on uneven parallel bars (9.850). DeMers' all around score is among the top 20 in the nation this season. She ranks No. 1 in the MAC all around and is 12th nationally. DeMers helped the Chippewas hand Kent State its first league loss of the season. The 196.650 was CMU's best team score since the 2018 MAC Championships when it posted a 197.025.

Co-Specialists of the Week
Brooke McNamara - Bowling Green
Scored a PR on the floor with a 9.875, which was the second-best score in the tri-meet vs. EMU and WMU. BGSU beat EMU in a MAC meet while falling to WMU in a non-conference matchup.

Amanda Gruber - Western Michigan
Won beam with a personal best 9.900 in a victory over Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green...Also recorded a personal-best 9.825 on floor and led the event for the Broncos for the first time this season.



Midwest Independent Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Angelica Labat - Illinois State
Labat tied her career-high score of 39.475 to win the all-around in Illinois State's night victory on the road at Southeast Missouri State last Friday night. She posted three scores of 9.875 on the night, highlighted by a third-place finish on bars as the Redbirds set a new team season-high score. She also placed second on vault with a 9.850 to tie her career high of 39.475 set last year at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional. Overall, Labat has now won the all-around in six straight meets and has won the event in nine meets this season.

Performance of the Week
Alana Laster - Illinois State
Laster shared the MIC Performance of the Week honor with Southeast Missouri's Jolie Miller, who scored a 9.950 on bars against the Redbirds. Laster had a huge night against the Redhawks, setting a pair of career bests on way to a third-place finish in the all-around with a score of 38.800. Her night was highlighted by a pair of scores over 9.900, including her career-best score of 9.950 to win the vault competition. That score is the highest individual score of the season in any event for a Redbird this season. She also added a career-high 9.900 finish on floor to tie for third overall.

Newcomer of the Week
Jaye Mack - Illinois State
Mack continues to have a great debut season for the Redbirds, as she posted a pair of season bests against SEMO. Mack went big on floor, posting a new career-high score of 9.925 to finish in second place overall, and she tied a season best on beam with a 9.725. Mack also picked up a third-place finish for the Redbirds on vault with a 9.825 behind two of her ISU teammates.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Jada Mazury - San Jose State
San Jose State junior Jada Mazury (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) won two event titles and helped the Spartans to their best score in school history, and second-best in the MPSF record book with 196.625 in a home meet vs. UC Davis (Feb. 27). Mazury tied the school and MPSF uneven bars record with a 9.950 to win the event (the fifth MPSF Gymnast all-time to hit 9.95 on bars). She contributed to the bars team score of 49.175 which is tied for fifth in school history and 12th in the MPSF. Mazury also won the floor with a 9.900, and helped the floor team to a season-high 49.300. She tied for second in the all-around at 39.325. This is the sixth career MPSF weekly award for Mazury, including four this year.

Specialist of the Week
Emma Milne - San Jose State
San Jose State junior Emma Milne (Barrie, Ontario, Canada) tied for first-place on the balance beam with a 9.900, and the 13th-best beam routine in MPSF history, in the Spartans' home meet vs. UC Davis (Feb. 27). The Spartan beam team tied the fifth-best total in school history (49.100). Milne also shared third-place on the uneven bars with a 9.825, contributing to the bars team score of 49.175 to also tie for fifth-best in school history and 12th in the conference record book. San Jose State broke its overall score record again with a 196.625, which was also the second-best all-time in the MPSF. This is the seventh career MPSF weekly award for Milne, including three this year.

Freshman of the Week
Emma Morgenthaler - Sacramento State
Sacramento State freshman Emma Morgenthaler (Bellingham, WA) matched her career-high on both vault and beam en route to scoring 39.000 in the all-around in a competitive quad meet at No. 20 Stanford, with No. 17 BYU and No. 23 Boise State (Feb. 21). Morgenthaler recorded her second-straight 9.900 on vault to place third in the meet and sixth all-time in the MPSF. Her performance helped the Hornets score a 49.125 on the event, tied for sixth in MPSF history. She also scored 9.775 on beam. At Air Force (Feb. 25), Morgenthaler took home the vault title with the Hornets' highest score of the night, posting a 9.825. She also placed second on bars (9.75). This is the third career MPSF weekly award for Morgenthaler.



Mountain Rim Gymnastics Championship
Gymnast of the Week
Sadie Miner-Van Tassell - BYU
Senior Sadie Miner-Van Tassell competed for the all-around in both meets and posted a 39.500 in the Stanford quad meet to earn her seventh-straight MRGC Gymnast of the Week award. In this same competition, Miner-Van Tassell also posted a new career-high score of 9.925 on vault to take home a shared MRGC Vault Specialist of the Week honor with Boise State freshman Alyssa Vulaj.

Specialists of the Week
Vault - Alyssa Vulaj, Boise State; Sadie Miner-Van Tassell, BYU
Uneven Bars - Emily Muhlenhaupt, Boise State; Emily Lopez, Boise State
Balance Beam - Elease Rollins, BYU
Floor Exercise- Brittney Vitkauskas, BYU; Hannah Nipp, Southern Utah; Brie Clark, Utah State



National Collegiate Gymnastics Association - East
All-Around Gymnast of the Week
Alyssa DeLorme - Ursinus
DeLorme set a career-best All-Around score of 38.425 against West Chester on Sunday as she topped her previous career-best all-around score of 38.275 set last week. She led the All-Around standings for the meet against the Golden Rams and set a new Ursinus school record on the bars with a 9.8. DeLorme also set a new personal best on the floor with a 9.750.

Specialist of the Week
Sydney Schumake - Brockport
Schumaker tied the school-record on the vault Sunday with a score of 9.825 as she placed first in the event as Brockport defeated Cortland & Ithaca and improved to 12-0 on the season. Her 9.825 is the highest vault score in Div. III this season. She ranks #1 in Div. III with an SAS of 9.7563 on the vault this season according to roadtonationals.com. Schumaker also placed 4th on the bars with a score of 9.375 and 13th on the beam. As a team, Brockport remains #1 in Div. III with a team SAS of 192.0188 this season.



Pac-12 Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Hannah Scharf - Arizona State
  • Helped ASU beat previously undefeated Cal, as Scharf won the all-around with a career-high 39.575 for her third all-around title of the season.
  • Also won the beam with a career-high 9.950 on beam, the highest beam score by any Gym Devil this season.
  • Matched her personal best on vault with a 9.900.
  • Has scored a 9.800 or better in all but three routines this season.
  • Pushed the Sun Devils to their second-highest score of the season and a season high vault score of 49.350.
  • Second Pac-12 weekly honor this season (Coaches Choice - Feb. 22).
Specialist of the Week
Kaitlyn Yanish - Oregon State
  • In her final home meet of her career, super senior Yanish guided the Beavers to a 197.225-195.05 victory over then-No. 19 Stanford on Friday evening, as Oregon State concluded its home slate 7-0 this season.
  • Yanish began the night by posting a 9.825 on vault to finish third overall before her Beaver Nation farewell floor exercise of 9.95.
  • With her first pass of a double layout split, her floor routine boasted second in the meet behind teammate Jade Carey's Perfect 10. The 9.9 score is her fourth of the season on the event.
  • The senior also was recently nominated for the prestigious AAI award.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Jade Carey - Oregon State
  • Tied her career-high all-around score of 39.825 in victory over then-No. 19 Stanford, tying her Oregon State record that she set earlier this season against Arizona State on Feb. 5.
  • Claimed titles in all five individual events; all-around (39.825), vault (9.95), bars (9.95), beam (9.925) and floor (10.0).
  • Perfect 10 on floor was her second on the event and third during her career after scoring a 10.0 on bars against ASU.
  • Now holds the top four OSU's program all-around scores and seven of the eight top all-around scores after only competing seven times during her career.
  • Third straight Freshman of the Week honor and fifth of the season.
Coaches' Choice
Elena Deets - Arizona
  • Earned a career highs on bars (9.90) and tied her career high on floor (9.85) to help Arizona beat Utah for the first time.
  • Competed on floor for the first time this season due to a preseason injury and tied her career best of 9.85.
  • Followed a fall on bars with a career best 9.90 to help the GymCats earn a season best 49.200 on the event.
  • Her 9.85 performance on floor helped the GymCats earn a 49.300 on the event to push them to a season best score of 196.850 to win the meet.


Southeastern Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Trinity Thomas - Florida
Thomas, a senior from York, Pa., won at least a share of every event title in the win over No. 2 Oklahoma. Thomas won the all-around with a final score of 39.850 for her third all-around win this season and 21st of her collegiate career. She also won the event title on beam with a 9.975 and on floor exercise with a 10.0, her sixth perfect score of her career. Thomas tied for first place on vault with a 9.925 and on bars with a 9.95.

Co-Specialists of the Week
Lexi Graber - Alabama
Graber, a senior from Cape Coral, Fla., posted a career-best tying 9.975 to win the floor exercise in the win over No. 9 Missouri. Graber also posted her second consecutive score of 9.900 on the balance beam to tie for third place. She tied for fifth place on vault with a 9.85.

Haleigh Bryant - LSU
Bryant, a sophomore from Cornelius, N.C., won two event titles in the quad meet wins against Centenary, Pittsburgh and Texas Woman's. Bryant posted the top score on vault with a 9.95 and on bars with a 9.925. She also tied for second place on beam with a 9.875.

Freshman of the Week
Sunisa Lee - Auburn
Lee, a freshman from St. Paul, Minn., helped the Tigers to a program-best team score of 197.925 in the win over Kentucky. Lee won her fifth consecutive all-around title with a score of 39.775 along with the event crown on beam with a 10.0, the first perfect score for an Auburn Tiger in Auburn Arena. She won her seventh consecutive bars title with a 9.975 as she debuted the nabieva during her routine. Lee capped the evening with a career-high 9.975 on floor to tie for first place.



Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NCGA West)
All-Around
Kiara Brown - UW-Stout
Brown (So., Whitewood, S.D./Whitewood) was UW-Stout's leader on the floor exercise, finishing third with a 9.575. She was the only competitor in the all-around and scored a 37.525, her second-best score of the season. Brown scored a 9.450 on the vault, a 9.450 on the uneven bars and a 9.050 on the balance beam. UW-Stout was outscored 191.525-188.200 at UW-Whitewater.

Specialist
Sarah Knetzke - UW-Whitewater
Knetzke (So., Ozark, Mo./Springfield Catholic) won the balance beam with a personal record score of 9.775 in her 2022 season debut to help the Warhawks tally the third-highest beam score in program history (48.350) and defeat UW-Stout 191.525-188.200 at Russell Arena on Feb. 26. Knetzke suffered a tibial plateau fracture in early December and had been non-weight bearing and on crutches for six weeks. She performed a stunning beam routine in her first time back in front of the judges in nearly one year, tying the fourth-highest score in the program record book.