MAC Announces Gymnast and Specialist of the Week

Updated 2/17/2009

Gymnast of the Week

Breanne Guy, Bowling Green, Jr., Bradenton, Florida/Arkansas

Guy led the Falcons as they captured their second win of the season, a season high team score in three of four events and a season best score of 192.975 as they defeated the Broncos (191.600) on Feb. 13. Guy captured the all-around crown with a career high 39.175, the third best all-around score in BG history. Guy won three of four events, tying for second in the fourth event. She placed first on vault landing a 9.800, first on bars swinging to a career high and tying BG’s eighth best all-time program score with a 9.825, first on beam for the second consecutive meet with a 9.775 and tied for second on floor with a 9.775, tying her season best. She has now won seven event titles and two all-around titles on the season.


Specialist of the Week

Jenna Wirtanen, Bowling Green, Sr., Brookfield, Nova Scotia/South Colchester Academy

Wirtanen had her best meet of the season as the Falcons defeated the Broncos 192.975-191.600 (Feb. 13). Wirtanen vaulted to a second place finish as she stuck a 9.750 on the vault. She also helped the Falcon floor line-up record a season high score of 48.375 as she tumbled her way to a 9.700, tying her season high.



Additional Nominees for Gymnast of the Week

Katie Simon, Central Michigan, Jr., Bistol, Wis./Westosha

Simon led CMU to a season-high score of a 194.700 as the Chippewas took second at the Kent State triangular.  Simon recorded a career-best 9.925 to win vault and matched a career-high to win bars, posting a 9.875.


Erin Grigg, Eastern Michigan, Jr., North Bay, Ontario/Widdifield

Grigg tallied solid marks in EMU's victory over Ball State University, carding a 9.750 on the vault, a 9.700 on the bars and beam and a 9.750 in the floor exercise to finish with the top all-around score of the day at 38.875.


Christine Abou-Mitri, Kent State, So., Broadview Heights, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights

In a meet with Central Michigan and Maryland (2/15), Abou-Mitri won the all-around with a total of 39.225 points as the Golden Flashes won the meet with a season-high 196.150 points. She tied teammate Christina Lenny and Jessica Suder of Central Michigan for the top spot on beam with a score of 9.800. Abou-Mitri also tied for fourth on vault (9.875), eighth on bars (9.775), and ninth on floor (9.775). Abou-Mitri currently ranks second in the Mid-American Conference bars (RQS-9.740), third on vault (RQS-9.730), and seventh on floor (RQS-9.635).


Holly Reichard, Northern Illinois, So., Palatine, Illinois/Palatine Fremd

Reichard posted an all-around score above 39 for the third time this season and won the all-around competition for the fourth consecutive meet in posting a 39.025 in a triangular meet at Illinois-Chicago. Reichard also tied for first with a 9.800 on vault and was second on bars with a season-best tying 9.800. She recorded a fourth place finish on balance beam.


Additional Nominees for Specialist of the Week

Jessica Suder, Central Michigan, Jr., Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley

Suder won beam for the fifth time this season as CMU posted a season high 194.700 while taking second at the Kent State triangular.  The junior tallied a 9.800 to tie for the event victory.


Heather Qualls, Eastern Michigan, So., Albuquerque, N.M/La Cueva

Qualls carded the high mark of the meet for the Eagles, as her 9.800 on the bars was a career-high and gave the Eagles early momentum in their 193.325-191.900 win over Ball State University Feb. 15.


Brittany Kopp, Kent State, Jr., Cleveland, Ohio/Holy Name

At a meet with Central Michigan and Maryland (2/15), Kopp tied for fourth on vault with a career-high score of 9.875. She also tied for sixth on beam with a score of 9.725. She currently ranks second in the Mid-American Conference on vault with an RQS of 9.740 and fourth on beam (RQS-9.545).


Ashley Guerra, Northern Illinois, Fr., Orland Park, Illinois/Carl Sandburg

Freshman Ashley Guerra earned a season and career high 9.750 on the uneven bars to turn in the best performance by a Huskie who competed in only one or two events. Guerra tied for fifth on bars for the meet.