MAC Annouces Weekly Gymnastics Awards

Updated 2/12/2008

Gymnast of the Week:


Jessica Neel
Central Michigan
Junior ● Fairborn, Ohio (Fairborn HS)

Neel put together a career night by tallying career-bests in three events: the all-around (39.025), vault (9.825) and floor (9.775). She finished with the top score in the all-around and was second on vault. She also finished top three in every event. Neel played a key role as the Chippewas posted a season-high 193.200 in their victory over rival Western Michigan.


Other Nominations:


Kristin Peters, Kent State
Against George Washington University on Friday (2/8), Peters won both the bars and beam. She tied a career-best with a mark of 9.900, the seventh-best score in KSUs gymnastic history on bars. Peters also tied a career-high with a 9.925 routine on beam, which also ranks as the sixth-best score in school history. She also tied a season-high with a score of 9.775 on vault, finishing fourth. Both scores on bar and beam were also season-highs in the Mid-American Conference. Peters continues to lead the MAC, and is sixth in the Central Region, with an average bar score of 9.815.


Breanne Guy, Bowling Green
Guy won the All-Around with a new career best of 38.550. She also took first on vault tieing her teammate Jacque Bernhardt. Her score on vault is her third highest on the season. With her score of 9.575 that is also her third highest on the season. Her 9.575 on beam marks that as her second highest on the season, while a 9.675 on floor is her third highest on the season.


Courtney Lesson, Western Michigan

Courtney Lesson took first place on the vault against Central, hitting a Bronco season high an a career-high 9.900. The score tied as the second best score ever at Western Michigan. The score also ranked as the second best recorded in the MAC this season. Her next highest score was on the beam, totaling a 9.675. She scored over a 9.00 in three out of the four events. She led WMU with an all-around score of 37.575.


Specialist of the Week:


Jacquelyn Bernhardt
Bowling Green

Senior ● Chandler, AZ (Hamilton)

Bernhardt won both of the events that she competed on this weekend. Her first win was on the vault where she tied teammate Breanne Guy, posting her third best score. While on floor she had a 9.725 tying her season high. This is the first time she has won these two events at the same time this season


Other Nominations:


Andrea de la Garza, Central Michigan
The freshman set a career high on floor with a 9.825 as she picked up the event victory. Her score helped the Chippewas seal a victory over rival Western Michigan with a season-high 193.200


Christina Lenny, Kent State
For the fifth consecutive meet in her five collegiate starts, Lenny won on vault. Her mark of 9.925 was a personal-best and is the sixth-best vault score in the KSU history. Lenny also earned a score of 9.850 to win on floor for the first time this season. The score of 9.925 is a season-high mark on vault in the Mid-American Conference. Lenny continues to lead the conference, and is seventh in the Central Region, with an average score of 9.835 on vault. Lenny also moves into second place with an average score of 9.781 on floor.


Meghan Donovan, Western Michigan

Freshman Meghan Donovan came up big against Central Michigan, collecting a first place finish on the balance beam. Donovan totaled a career high 9.775. It was the highest score by a Bronco this season in the event and ranked in the top 10 scores produced in the MAC this year.