MAC Announces Weekly Gymnastics Honors

Updated 3/18/2008

Gymnast of the Week:


Jolene Worley
Eastern Michigan
Senior ● Orlando, Fla.-William R. Boone

Worley posted a season-high 39.125 en route to all-around top honors in a tri-meet with conference rivals Bowling Green State University and Northern Illinois University. The win was Worley’s fourth all-around honor of the season. She also posted two individual event medalist honors, taking the bars with a 9.725 and the floor exercise program with a 9.850


Other Nominations:


Jenna D'Alie, Central Michigan       
D'Alie helped CMU earn a victory over Ball State in her final home meet. The senior won bars (9.800) and tallied a career-high on floor (9.700).


Queenita Gamble, Bowling Green
It was a day for career bests for Gamble as the Falcons lost a close match between NIU and EMU. She started the meet on vault where she posted a 9.65 which is a new career best. Next she moved to beam where she tied for second. With her score at 9.775 she tied her current career best. Finally on floor she landed a 9.775 which is also a new career high.


Holly Reichard, Northern Illnios
Reichard took 2nd place in the all-around in the Huskies' tri-meet with Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan, just .75 behind the winner. Reichard also tied for second on both the uneven bars and balance beam with scores of 9.700 and 9.775, respectively, Reichard scored her season-best total of 9.850 on the vault where she finished third. (Gymnast of the Week candidate.)


Christina Lenny, Kent State

This past weekend against Western Michigan, freshman Christina Lenny won on floor and vault, both with routines of 9.850. She also took fifth on beam with a score of 9.725. The win on vault was Lenny’s seventh in nine meets. So far this season, she leads the conference on vault and floor with Regional Qualifying Scores of 9.835 and 9.805 respectively.


Cobie Zuk, Ball State

Zuk helped the Cardinals to a near win at Central Michigan on Saturday night. Although Ball State lost 192.150 to 191.950 Zuk managed to beat out three Chippewas to win the all-around competition. Zuk's score of 38.125 was a career best for the junior. She also managed a personal high on floor with a 9.800.


Andrea Perini, Western Michigan

Andrea Perini was the top all-arounder in Sunday's meet against Kent State, totaling a 38.525. It was her first all-around title of the season. Perini recorded Western Michigan's highest score on the floor, tying a career best, placing second with a 9.825. She also finished in the top three on the balance beam, with a 9.750.


Specialist of the Week:


Danielle Espinoza
Central Michigan
Senior ● Rossford, Ohio (Rossford HS)

Espinoza racked up a pair of event victories in CMU's victory over Ball State last weekend. Espinoza tallied a career-high 9.850 to win beam and a 9.825 to win floor.


Other Nominations:


Rachel Gourley, Bowling Green
Gourley has competed three times for the Orange and Brown on the floor this season. Her season best this year was a 9.400, however she shattered that on Friday when she tied her career best at 9.750.


Grace Crouch, Eastern Michigan
Crouch posted a career-high 9.825 on the balance beam en route to medalist honors in a tri-meet against conference rivals Northern Illinois University and Bowling Green State University. The win was the redshirt freshman's first of her career, and helped guide the Eages to a second place finish.


Jennifer Naughton, Northern Illinois
Naughton inspired the NIU team by putting up some of her best scores of the season despite battling a stomach virus. Her participation in the meet was in question right up to the last minute and she came through to tie her season-best score on vault with a 9.850 to tie for 3rd place and then shared first on the floor exercise with a season-high 9.850. Naughton's illness was so severe that she literally was sick during the meet itself. (Specialist of the Week)


Kristen Peters, Kent State

Against Western Michigan, Kristin Peter’s score of 9.850 on bars won her the event for the sixth time this season. She also placed fourth with a vault of 9.750. Peters’ continues to lead the conference, is third in the Central Region and 25th in the country with a Regional Qualifying score of 9.855.


Meghan Donovan, Western Michigan

In her only event of the day, freshman Meghan Donovan captured the lone individual title for the Brown & Gold in Sunday's meet against top-ranked Kent State. Sticking a 9.800, she recorded a career high.
Her previous high was a 9.775.