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Acrobatics & Tumbling Athletes of the Week – March 14-20, 2022
Awards are given by NCATA and conference offices.

National
Athlete of the Week
Jacie Van de Zilver - Azusa Pacific
Jacie Van de Zilver, a sophomore top from Jackson, N.J., helped lead the Cougars to a win over Mary Hardin-Baylor by competing in 12 heats and team event for APU. She helped the Cougars to 11 scores of 9.50 or higher, including a perfect-10 in the open pyramid heat. She also helped APU to a 9.85 in the inversion pyramid and a trio of 9.80 scores in the compulsory pyramid, compulsory toss and seven-element acro. She also impressed in the aerial tumbling pass by scoring a 9.875.

Specialist of the Week
Farrah Chernov - Quinnipiac
Farrah Chernov, a sophomore from Manalapan, N.J., was impressive during the tumbling event for the Bobcats last week. Her performance was highlighted by a high-scoring 9.875 in the aerial tumbling pass. She also competed in the duo pass for the Bobcats and scored a 9.350.

Freshman of the Week
Morgan Bramble - Limestone
Morgan Bramble, a freshman base from Burke, Va., competed in six heats and team event to lead Limestone to a win over Converse last week. Her performance was highlighted by three high scores in the pyramid event, which included a perfect 10.0 in the open pyramid. She also helped LU to a 9.95 in the inversion pyramid and a 9.65 in the compulsory pyramid.



Mountain East Conference
Athlete of the Week
Abbie Baker - Frostburg State
Baker, a sophomore top and tumbler from Berlin, Md., helped the Bobcats to a conference win as a part of 13 heats, to go along with the team event that scored an 86.29 points. Baker helped Frostburg State to nine scores of 9.50 or higher, including a meet-high 9.90 in the six-element acro and a 9.85 in the seven-element acro. She also turned in a near perfect 9.70 (out of 9.80) in her solo tumbling pass, the six-element.



Conference Carolinas
Athlete of the Week
Tanjae Lugo - Converse
A senior from Elgin, Illinois, Lugo competed in 13 heats in Converse's tri-meet last weekend. Lugo helped Converse to a season-best 267.26 team score. Lugo was particularly strong for Converse in the 6 element pass (9.5 out of 9.55 – individual pass), the 5 element acro (9.9 out of 9.95), the inversion pyramid (9.95 out of 10) and the trio pass (8.85 out of 9.1). She helped Converse outscore Limestone and Chowan in compulsory acro, compulsory pyramid, compulsory toss, the trio tumbling pass and the team event. Lugo has now won the Athlete of the Week honor twice in the 2022 season.