MAC Announces Gymnastics Weekly Honors

Updated 2/6/2006

Feb. 6, 2006

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MAC Gymnast of the Week
Jessica Guyer
Bowling Green
Sr. (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne)
Guyer finished third on the vault with a 9.725, tied for first on the beam (9.750) and won the floor with a 9.775.

Other Nominations:

Jessica Neel
Central Michigan
Fr.(Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn)
Posted a score of 9.525 or higher on all four events and totaled 38.550 in the all-around at the State of Michigan Classic. Neel notched a 9.750 on the floor exercise, a 9.725 on the uneven bars, a 9.550 on the vault and a 9.525 on the balance beam. Her AA score was CMU's second-best of the season and placed her seventh overall in the meet.

Rebecca Fuss
Eastern Michigan
Jr.(Orlando, Fla/Dr. Phillips)
Fuss finished sixth in the all-around title at the State of Michigan Classic with a 38.575 total. Individually, Fuss finished tied for 10th on the floor event with a season-high 9.800 while placing 15th on the balance beam with a mark of 9.650. She also finished tied for 16th on the uneven bars with a score 9.625 and placed 23rd on the vault with a 9.500.

Leah Johnson
Northern Illinois
Fr.(Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South)
While Bowling Green State literally had no all-around competition to challenge her, Northern Illinois freshman Leah Johnson put together yet another strong four-event performance by compiling a 38.075 composite. Included within were ties for first place on the balance beam (9.750) and vault (9.800) along with a seventh-place finish on floor (9.025) and 9th place showing on uneven bars (8.850).

MAC Specialist of the Week
Stephanie Langley
Central Michigan
Sr.(Champlain, Minn./Champlain Park)
Langley tied for first on the balance beam at the State of Michigan Classic with a 9.775, helping CMU to a third-place finish ahead of conference rivals Eastern and Western Michigan. Her 9.750 on the vault was a team-high, and her 9.850 on the floor exercise tied for the top spot on the team and contributed to CMU's 49.125 total as a team on the floor, the seventh-best team score on the event in the nation so far this season.

Other Nominations:
Allison Swafford
Bowling Green
Jr.(Brentwood, Tenn.)
Swafford flipped her way to a career best on the vault and tied for third-place with a 9.725.

Jolene Worley
Eastern Michigan
So.(Orlando, Fla/William R. Boone)
Worley turned in team-best finishes on the bars and the beam as the team finished third and fourth respectively in those events. Worley finished third on the balance beam with a mark of 9.750, the best individual finish of any Eagle in the Classic. The Orlando native finished just .025 behind Michigan's Kristen Coleman and Central Michigan's Stephanie Langley, which turned in 9.775 scores. On the bars, the 2005 Freshman of the Year placed seventh with a total of 9.775.

Jennifer Naughton
Northern Illinois
Fr. (Smithville, MO/Smithville)
Naughton shared first place on the vault with 9.800, tied for third on balance beam at 9.700, and claimed fifth for the floor exercsie at 9.625.

Jennifer Strurgis
Western Michigan
Jr.(Novi, Mich./Novi)
Sturgis scored a 9.750 on the balance beam and placed third out of 30 gymnasts at the Michigan Classic this weekend while helping the Broncos to a fourth-place finish.