MAC Gymnast and Specialist of the Week

Updated 2/21/2005

Feb. 21, 2005

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Co-Gymnast of the Week

Sara Burtinsky, Central Michigan, Sr., Oshawa, Ontario
Burtinsky won the all-around in CMU's 196.050-195.500 win at Kent State on Friday. She posted a season-high and career-high 39.400. Burtinsky won the bars (9.900) and the beam (9.875), tied for fourth on the floor (9.875) and tied for sixth on the vault.

Carrie Mayle, Kent State, Jr., Fremont, Ohio
Mayle helped KSU split a pair of meets and won her third all-around title this past weekend. In KSU's loss to CMU Friday, Mayle placed second on vault (9.825) and finished third on the all-around (38.925). During the Flashes win over SE Missouri State Sunday, Mayle won vault (9.800) and all-around (38.975) for her third title in as many weeks.

Specialist of the Week

Kari Elste, Bowling Green, Sr., Wheaton, Illinois,
In her only event on the night, senior Kari Elste tied the school record on the uneven bars with a 9.950. She helped the Falcons set a new school record with a 196.100, defeating both Southeast Missouri State and Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Other Nominees

Gymnast

Jessica Surridge, Ball State
Surridge tied for first in the all-around, tied for first on the bars and won the vault to help Ball State win its first Mid-American Conference meet of the season Saturday at Eastern Michigan. The team also posted its highest overall score of the season (192.200). Surridge scored a 38.750 in the all-around, a 9.750 on the bars, a 9.675 on the vault, scored the team's second-best score of a 9.625 on the beam and posted the team's third-best score on the floor with a 9.700.

Jessica Guyer , Bowling Green
Guyer helped lead the Falcons to a school record score of 196.100 in a win over Southeast Missouri State and Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She placed first in all three events that she competed in, posting career-highs on vault (9.825), beam (9.850) and floor (9.950). Her mark on the vault ranks fifth all-time, while her beam score ranks eight all-time and her floor score ranks second in the BGSU record books.

Jolene Worley, Eastern Michigan
Worley had a very strong meet finishing in a tie for first in the all-around with a 38.750. Worley tied for first on the bars with a 9.750. She finished second on the vault with a 9.650, fourth on the floor with a 9.725, and fourth on the beam with a 9.625.

Kristina Campos, Northern Illinois
Campos won her second all-around title of the season with a 38.450 effort to lead Northern Illinois to a first place finish at Illinois State. Campos earned two event titles, winning the balance beam with a 9.725 and the floor exercise with a 9.750. She also earned a top-five finish with a 9.450 on the vault.

Specialist

Jessica Stevenson, Ball State
Stevenson won the beam with a season-best score of 9.775 at Eastern Michigan Saturday. She also tied for first on the floor with a 9.775. Her two scores helped Ball State prevail over Eastern Michigan for the team's first conference win of the season. Ball State also posted its highest overall score of the season (192.200).

Sheena Smith, Central Michigan
Smith won the vault with a season and career-matching-best of 9.850 in CMU's win at Kent State on Friday.

Brooke Morari, Eastern Michigan
Morari tied for first on the floor exercise with a 9.775 and finished eighth on the vault with a 9.400.

Erika Linnersten, Kent State
Linnersten was solid in two meets for Kent State over the weekend. Against CMU, Linnersten placed second on vars (9.875), tied for third on vault (9.775) and tied for fifth on beam (9.800). Against SE Missouri State, she won her third beam title of the season with a 9.850. Linnersten also tied for fourth on vault (9.675).