MAC Gymnast and Specialist of the Week

Updated 3/21/2005

March 21, 2005

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Gymnast of the Week

Junior Cherisse Marier, Western Michigan, Jr.
(Windsor, Ontario/St. Joseph's Catholic)
Marier for the third weekend in a row took first place in the all-around competition after scoring a season and career high 39.100 at Eastern Michigan on Friday, Mar. 18. Marier scored a personal best on beam 9.750 taken first place honors. She also finished second on floor with a 9.850. Marier has competed in the all-around in every competition this season.

Specialist of the Week

Mattie Crawford, Central Michigan, (Plymouth, Minn./Orono)
Crawford won the vault (9.900) and the floor (9.900) in CMU's win over Northern Illinois on Sunday. The vault mark matched her season and career high. The floor score matched her season high.

Other Nominees


Kristin DiPietro, Bowling Green
DiPietro placed third in the all-around with a score 38.575 at the All-Ohio Championships this weekend. The Westerville, Ohio, native posted scores of 9.625 (vault), 9.525 (bars), 9.725 (beam) and 9.700 (floor).

Jolene Worley, Eastern Michigan
Worley led the Eagles to a victory over WMU on Saturday. She finished first on the floor exercise with a 9.875, first on the bars with a score of 9.800, sixth on the vault with a 9.650, and in a tie for fourth-place on the beam with a 9.700. She also finished second in the all-around with a score of 39.025.

Carrie Mayle, Kent State
Mayle placed on three events at the All-Ohio Championships March 19. Mayle tied for second on vault (9.775) and tied for third on floor (9.825) on her way to a runner-up finish on the all-around with a 39.050. She also placed fourth on beam with a 9.825


Jayme Stambaugh, Bowling Green
In her only event of the night, Stambaugh placed first on the vault with a 9.825 at the All-Ohio Championships. Her score was a career-best and tied for a Falcon-best this season.

Nicole O'Hara, Eastern Michigan
O'Hara had an outstanding meet in EMU's win over MAC West-Division rival WMU on Saturday. She finished in a tie for second on the floor with a 9.850, and a tie for seventh on the bars with a 9.650.

Erika Linnersten, Kent State
Linnersten placed in three events, including her seventh beam title of the season at the All-Ohio Championships March 19. She won beam with a 9.925, tied for second on vault with a 9.775 and tied for third on bars with a 9.825. On the season, she is currently tied for 11th in the nation on beam with a 9.885 average.

Shelby Gribeck, Western Michigan
Gribeck who has performed well all season long on beam tied for a first place finish alongside teammate Cherisse Marier after scoring a 9.750 on Friday, Mar. 18 at Eastern Michigan. Gribeck also scored a 9.725 in her floor routine.