Gymnast of the Week
So. ● (Glenview, Ill. /Glenbrook)
Johnson claimed the state title in the all-around at the Illinois Classic with a career-best score of 39.075. She tied for first place in the state on the vault by tying her season and career high with a 9.850 to earn All-State honors on that event as well. Johnson also tied for fourth on the floor exercise with a 9.800 and tied for fifth on the beam with a 9.700. She added a 9.725 on the bars to complete her day and lead NIU to a second-place finish as the Huskies bested No. 20 Illinois in the meet.
Sr. ● (Ravenna, Mich. /Allendale)
Vault, Bars, Beam
Watson earned a 9.600 on vault, while performing a 9.675 on bars, collected a 9.550 on beam and finished the night with a 9.500 on floor in her last all-around competition at home. Watson was the lone Cardinal to perform in the all-around. She placed second with a 38.325 total.
Fr. ● (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington)
Balzer competed in the all-around for the fifth time this year.
She finished with a 39.500, her third best score on the season.
Her biggest score came on the floor where she flipped her way to a 9.800 a new season best and the highest score on the season for the Falcons.
Sr. ● (Ajax, Ontario/Northview Heights)
Passy became only the second gymnast in the MAC this season to top 39.000 in the all-around twice, scoring a season-high 39.150 and winning the all-around as Central Michigan improved its MAC record to 5-1. That all-around mark is the third-best score in the conference this season. Jules matched her career-high on balance beam with a 9.875 to finish second on that event. She equaled her season-high scores on both floor exercise, which she won with a 9.850, and vault with a 9.650. On bars, she scored a strong 9.775 to place third individually.
Dyuen Zu Vuong
So. ● (Ottawa, Ontario-DelaSalle)
Zu Vuong placed fourth on the balance beam this past weekend at Central Michigan with a score of 9.825, a season-high mark en route to a third place finish in the all-around competition where she tallied a 38.675.
Jr. ● (Carol Stream, Ill. /Glenbard North)
Kowalski finished second on bars at the All-Ohio Championship with a career-high tying effort of 9.850. She finished third in the all-around with a fantastic score of 38.900. She also posted solid scores of 9.700 on beam and 9.575 on vault.
Sr. ● (Novi, Mich./Novi)
Sturgis tallied two first-place finishes against Ball State, as the broncos finished the regular season with a 4-2 MAC record. Sturgis took the all-around title for the fifth time this season, totaling a 38.350. She also tied for first in the floor scoring a 9.675. She had the team's best finish on the bars, placing fourth with a 9.650.
Specialist of the Week
So. ● (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn)
Vault, Balance Beam, Floor Exercise
Neel set career-highs on both vault and beam and matched her career-high on floor exercise. She scored 9.775 on vault, which tied for first place on that event, and hit for a 9.850 on balance beam to finish third individually. Finally, as a last-minute addition to the lineup on floor, she matched her career-high with a 9.750 as the Chippewas posted their second-highest score of the season, which was also the second-best team total of any MAC team in 2007.
Fr. ● (San Juan, Puerto Rico/Academia Maria Reina)
Rodriguez-Lockwood tallied an impressive career high 9.800 on bars against Western Michigan on Friday night (March 23). The high score earned the freshman first place honors for her routine.
Jr. ● (Chandler, Ariz. /Chandler)
Bernhardt competed on the vault and floor for the Orange and Brown. She finished in second with her second highest score on the season, 9.850. She also set a new season best on floor with a 9.775.
Jr. ● (Maineville, Ohio/Kings)
Vault, Bars, Beam
Peters led the Flashes in their second place finish at the All-Ohio Championship. She earned marks of 9.900 on both bars and beam and captured first place honors on these events as well. With those victories Peters has earned a total of nine bars titles and five beam titles for the season.
Jr. ● (Orlando, Fla./William R. Boone)
Worley notched a second place finish in the floor exercise program this past weekend against Central Michigan, posting a 9.825, tying her season-high. Worley would also tie for fifth on the uneven bars with teammate Rebecca Fuss, posting a 9.725.
So. ● (Smithville, Mo. /Smithville)
Naughton picked up All-State honors at the Illinois Classic by tying for first place on the floor exercise with a career and season-best score of 9.850 and took third place on the balance beam with a 9.750 mark as she recorded NIU*s highest scores on two of her three events. Naughton also added a 9.800, the second best score on the team and fifth in the meet, on the vault as NIU defeated No. 20 Illinois en route to a second place finish at the unofficial *state gymnastics
Championship* in Illinois.
Jr. ● (Troy, N.Y./Lansingburgh)
Lesson took two first-place finishes against Ball State, the most for her in a single meet this season. She won the vault for the third time this year, scoring a 9.775. She also placed first in the beam, with a 9.725.