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Acrobatics & Tumbling Athletes of the Week – March 7-13, 2022
Awards are given by NCATA and conference offices.

National
Athlete of the Week
Hannah Alonzo - Azusa Pacific
Hannah Alonzo competed in nine heats and team event to help lead Azusa Pacific to a win over East Texas Baptist last week. Her performance was highlighted by three heats that scored perfect-10's, which included the inversion pyramid, open pyramid and 450 salto toss. In all, Alonzo competed in seven heats that scored a 9.90 or higher during the meet.

Specialist of the Week
Jessica Gill - Azusa Pacific
Jessica Gill earned NCATA Specialist of the Week honors after leading APU to a pair of 9.95 scores in the acro event. The 9.95 scores came in the five- and seven-acro heats as Gill competed as a top in each of the heats. Her performance included an extended solo hand-in-hand skill, which is a difficult skill that requires stability and strength from the top position.

Freshman of the Week
Blessyn McMorris - Oregon
Blessyn McMorris was named NCATA Freshman of the Week for the second time this season after leading Oregon to a win at Hawaii Pacific last week. The base from Lynwood, Ill., competed in eight heats and team event and helped lead the Ducks to six scores of 9.50 or higher, including a 9.95 in the inversion pyramid and a pair of 9.90's in the synchronized and open pyramid heats.



Mountain East Conference
Athlete of the Week
Abbie Baker - Frostburg State
Baker took part in 13 heats for Frostburg and helped the Bobcats secure their second highest team event score of the season. She scored 9.4 or better in seven of her heats and stood out in pyramid events helping score a 9.7 in the compulsory and a 9.75 in the pyramid open heat. In the tumbling event she helped Frostburg to a 9.625/9.8 in the six element pass.



Conference Carolinas
Athlete of the Week
Hannah O'Dea - King
A senior from Leesburg, Virginia, O'Dea helped lead No. 10 King to a 263.995-259.210 win over No. 11 West Liberty. She competed in 10 heats as a top and tumbler. O'Dea helped King match a program-best score of 9.90 in the compulsory pyramid with the Tornado scoring a 37.65 in the event, which is the second-best in program history. She also helped the Tornado set season highs in the compulsory acro and toss. She was a member of groups that set season-high scores in acro heat 1 and toss heat 1 as well as the tumbling quad pass. In the tumbling quad pass, King scored 8.30 out of a possible 8.50.