MAC Names Gymnast of the Week

Updated 1/28/2002

Jan. 28, 2002

MAC Gymnast Of The Week

Marny Oestreng, Bowling Green
Senior - Trugstad, Norway

Oestreng won the all-around competition for the second consecutive week. Going into her total mark of 39.100, were three second place finishes on the vault, bars and beam. Oestreng garnered 9.825 on both the vault and bars, along with a 9.750 on the beam. Oestreng rounded out the events tied for an eighth-place mark of 9.700 on the floor as Bowling Green finished first out of seven teams at the Cardinal Classic.

Other Notable Performances

Shanna Duggan, Central Michigan
Freshman - Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Duggan led the Chippewas' to their first MAC victory, placing first on the vault with a season-high mark of 9.850. Duggan also claimed second on the floor exercise with a season-best 9.825 and tied for third on the beam with a 9.775.

Heather Langham, Kent State
Senior - Concord, Ohio

Langham won the all-around for the second week in a row as Kent State rolled to its fourth victory of the season. Contributing to her all-around score of 39.025 were first-place finishes on the floor and bars, with marks of 9.825 on both events. Langham finished tied for second on the vault with a 9.675 and ended sixth on the beam, posting a 9.700. Langham has won the floor event in each of the Golden Flashes' meets this season.

2002 Regular Season Standings

School (Overall) MAC
Kent State (4-0) 3-0
Bowling Green (7-0) 2-0
Eastern Michigan (1-1) 1-1
Ball State (5-3) 1-2
Central Michigan (2-3) 1-2
Western Michigan (2-5) 1-2
Northern Illinois (1-4) 0-2

Coming Up In MAC Gymnastics:

February 2
Bowling Green @ Rugers, with South Connecticut

February 3
Ball State @ Northern Illinois, with Illinois State and Wisconsin-Whitewater

State of Michigan Classic (Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Michigan, Michigan State, Western Michigan)

Last Week In MAC Gymnastics:

January 25
Cardinal Classic (Bowling Green 197.700, Illinois-Chicago192.225, Ball State 191.625, North Carolina 190.550, Wisconsin-River Falls 179.175, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 173.875)

January 27
Central Michigan 194.125 @ Northern Illinois 192.525
Kent State 194.275 @ Western Michigan 192.075

Team Notes

Ball State: Ball State finished third out of seven teams at the Cardinal Classic, marking the first time since 1996 that the Cardinals' have not won their own event. BSU finished behind Bowling Green and Illinois-Chicago and ahead of North Carolina, Wisconsin-River Falls and Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Renee Planck registered the highest BSU finish of the event with a season-high score of 9.825 on the bars, which tied her for second. Quiana Williams and Amy Bodus registered fourth-place finishes on the vault and all-around, respectively.

Bowling Green: The Falcons claimed the top honor at the Cardinal Classic - the first time since 1996 that someone other than Ball State won the event. BGSU remains undefeated in overall and conference play three meets into the season. Falcon senior Marny Oestreng won the all-around competition for the second consecutive week.

Central Michigan: In its first MAC victory of the season, Central Michigan posted several season highs, including a new team high score of 194.125 over Northern Illinois. The Chippewas set new season standards on the bars (48.700), beam (47.975) and floor (48.975). All four CMU freshmen continue to produce, each posting at least two season-high marks. Sara Burtinsky notched season-best scores on the vault, bars and beam, while Laura McLaren posted campaign-best marks on the bars and floor. Kara Reighard and Shanna Douglas each produced season-highs on the vault and floor. Senior Bethany Couturier competed in more than one event for the first time this season. Coming off shoulder surgery over the summer, Couturier posted a career-high 9.900 on the vault, en route to a first-place honor. Couturier also recorded a 9.550 on the vault and a 9.675 on the bars.

Kent State: The Golden Flashes won its fourth meet in four attempts by defeating Western Michigan. Senior Heather Langham won the all-around wit h a 39.025, along with two first-place finishes on the bars and floor. Langham has won the floor exercise event in event KSU meet this season. Kent State won three individual event honors, as Langham tallied top scores on the bars and floor and junior Katie Pokrana claimed first on the vault.

Northern Illinois: The Huskies claimed their best score of the season (192.525), as the fell to Central Michigan. Freshman Kristina Campos won the floor exercise and all-around titles, tallying a 9.875 on the floor and 39.050 overall. Campos is now tied as the ninth-highest overall score in school history. Teammate Keri Saint tied for second on the floor with a 9.825.

Western Michigan: Western Michigan was defeated by Kent State 194.275-192.075, but the Broncos were without two potential all-around competitors in Annie Adkins and Kristen Maul, who both sat out with injuries and Christy Sassic, who only competed in one event. The revised lineups for each event held at least a pair of freshmen. Senior Sara Trudeau won the balance beam event with a score of 9.800. Nicole Berends and Amy DeYoung tied for second-place honors on the bars, each posting a 9.725.

Top Team Perfomances of 2002

Vault 49.225 Kent State 1/18
48.725 Eastern Michigan 1/13
48.600 Ball State 1/18
48.500 Bowling Green 1/13
48.475 Central Michigan 1/13
48.225 Western Michigan 1/20
47.875 Northern Illinois 1/6

Bars 48.975 Kent State 1/18
48.850 Bowling Green 1/18
48.700 Central Michigan 1/27
48.675 Ball State 1/18
48.300 Western Michigan 1/20
48.175 Eastern Michigan 1/18
46.850 Northern Illinois 1/18

Beam 48.550 Ball State 1/18
48.525 Western Michigan 1/7
48.500 Kent State 1/27
48.425 Eastern Michigan 1/18
48.275 Bowling Green 1/18
47.975 Central Michigan 1/27
47.325 Northern Illinois 1/13

Floor 49.625 Kent State 1/18
49.200 Eastern Michigan 1/18
49.000 Bowling Green 1/18
48.975 Central Michigan 1/27
48.675 Ball State 1/18
48.675 Western Michigan 1/20
48.275 Northern Illinois 1/13

Team 196.200 Kent State 1/18
194.700 Eastern Michigan 1/18
194.500 Ball State 1/18
194.225 Bowling Green 1/18
194.125 Central Michigan 1/27
192.925 Western Michigan 1/20
192.525 Northern Illinois 1/27

Top Individual Scores of 2002

Vault (MAC Record: 10.00 - Natalie Hashimoto, EMU, 2001, Shelly Stambaugh, KSU, 1997)

9.950 Jenny Eckel, Kent State 1/18
9.900 Marny Oestreng, Bowling Green 1/13
9.850 Shanna Duggan, Central Michigan 1/27
9.850 Natalie Hashimoto, Eastern Michigan 1/13
9.825 Pia Sjovall, Bowling Green 1/13
9.825 Sarah Dame, Central Michigan 1/13
9.825 Jennie Spindler, Eastern Michigan 1/18
9.825 Laura Holensworth, Eastern Michigan 1/18
9.825 Jessie James, Kent State 1/18
9.825 Katie Pokrana, Kent State 1/18
9.825 Earline Feugill, Kent State 1/18
9.800 Amy Bodus, Ball State 1/20
9.800 Quiana Williams, Ball State 1/25
9.775 Kara Reighard, Central Michigan 1/27
9.750 Kim Cromer, Ball State 1/11
9.750 Tammy Verrinder, Central Michigan 1/13
9.675 Nicole Berends, Western Michigan 1/20 & 1/27
9.650 Annie Adkins, Western Michigan 1/20
9.650 Amy DeYoung, Western Michigan 1/20
9.650 Christy Sassic, Western Michigan 1/20

Bars (MAC Record: 9.950 - Susie Stadelman, KSU, 2000, Marny Oestreng, BGSU, 1999)

9.875 Jenny Eckel, Kent State 1/18
9.875 Heather Langham, Kent State 1/18
9.850 Marny Oestreng, Bowling Green 1/19
9.850 Mindy Urlich, Bowling Green 1/19
9.850 Sara Burtinsky, Central Michigan 1/27
9.825 Renee Planck, Ball State 1/25
9.825 Jana Heitmeyer, Kent State 1/18
9.800 Cassie Anthony, Ball State 1/25
9.800 Courtney Vojtasek, Ball State 1/25
9.800 Kara Reighard, Central Michigan 1/13
9.800 Sarah Nelson, Central Michigan 1/19
9.800 Laura McLaren, Central Michigan 1/27
9.800 Natalie Hashimoto, Eastern Michigan 1/18
9.800 Kristen Maul, Western Michigan 1/20
9.800 Annie Adkins, Western Michigan 1/11
9.775 Amy Bodus, Ball State 1/20
9.775 Colleen Dupuis, Ball State 1/20
9.775 Mindy Untch, Bowling Green 1/13
9.775 Ann Marie Kassouf, Bowling Green 1/19
9.750 Lindsey Kohout, Ball State 1/11
9.725 Nicole Berends, Western Michigan 1/17
9.725 Amy DeYoung, Western Michigan 1/20 & 1/27
9.700 Kristina Campos, Northern Illinois 1/6

Beam (MAC Record: 10.000 - Natalie Hashimoto, EMU, 2000, Shannon Gallagher, KSU, 1996)

9.900 Bethany Couturier, Central Michigan 1/27
9.875 Sara Burtinsky, Central Michigan 1/27
9.850 Kathy Emerson, Bowling Green 1/13
9.825 Shanna Duggan, Central Michigan 1/19
9.825 Kara Reighard, Central Michigan 1/19
9.825 Jennie Spindler, Eastern Michigan 1/18
9.825 April Zentko, Kent State 1/18
9.825 Kristen Maul, Western Michigan 1/7
9.800 Natalie Hashimoto, Eastern Michigan 1/18
9.800 Jenny Eckel, Kent State 1/18
9.800 Sara Trudeau, Western Michigan 1/27
9.775 Renee Planck, Ball State 1/20
9.775 Mindy Untch, Bowling Green 1/13
9.750 Cassie Anthony, Ball State 1/20
9.725 Courtney Vojasek, Ball State 1/20
9.725 Jessie James, Kent State 1/27
9.725 Rosa Marafioti, Northern Illinois 1/13
9.700 Courtney Vojtasek, Ball State 1/11
9.700 Jenika Faes, Eastern Michigan 1/13
9.675 Kristina Campos, Northern Illinois 1/13
9.650 Marny Oestreng, Bowling Green 1/13
9.650 Laura Hale, Northern Illinois 1/18

Floor (MAC Record: 9.975 - Marny Oestreng, BGSU, 2001, Kristy High, KSU, 2000, Nicole Liphardt, CMU, 1999, Selina Nickason, CMU, 1998)

9.950 Jessie James, Kent State 1/18
9.950 Heather Langham, Kent State 1/18
9.925 Marny Oestreng, Bowling Green 1/19
9.925 April Zentko, Kent State 1/18
9.925 Natalie Hashimoto, Eastern Michigan 1/18
9.875 Melissa Popovich, Bowling Green 1/19
9.850 Pia Sjovall, Bowling Green 1/19
9.850 Leah Hashimoto, Eastern Michigan 1/18
9.825 Quinana Williams, Ball State 1/20
9.825 Shanna Duggan, Central Michigan 1/27
9.825 Michelle Orlowski, Central Michigan 1/27
9.800 Jenny Gantt, Ball State 1/20
9.800 Sarah Dame, Central Michigan 1/13
9.800 Tiffani Berra, Central Michigan 1/19
9.800 Michele Orloski, Central Michigan 1/19
9.775 Jamie Irwin, Ball State 1/25
9.775 Kara Reighard, Central Michigan 1/27
9.775 Kristen Maul, Western Michigan 1/6 & 1/20
9.775 Laura Ransing, Western Michigan 1/20
9.775 Amy DeYoung, Western Michigan 1/20
9.750 Sara Burtinsky, Central Michigan 1/13
9.750 Tammy Verrinder, Central Michigan 1/13

All-Around (MAC Record: 39.725 - Natalie Hashimoto, EMU, 2000)

39.325 Natalie Hashimoto, Eastern Michigan 1/18
39.275 Marny Oestreng, Bowling Green 1/13
39.225 Jessie James, Kent State 1/18
39.175 Heather Langham, Kent State 1/18
38.875 Amy Bodus, Ball State 1/20
38.800 Kara Rieghard, Central Michigan 1/19
38.775 Kristen Maul, Western Michigan 1/20
38.725 Amy DeYoung, Western Michigan 1/20
38.500 Kristina Campos, Northern Illinois 1/13
38.175 Heather Langham, Kent State 1/12
38.075 Rosa Marafioti, Northern Illinois 1/13
37.900 Sara Burtinsky, Central Michigan 1/13