February 15th, 2023
CO-GYMNAST OF THE WEEK - RAEGAN WALKER (Temecula, CA), a senior from Yale, was voted GEC Co - Gymnast of the Week on February 14th, 2023. Raegan had a strong competition competing in three events this past weekend. She won 1st place on bars scoring a 9.85 with a stuck dismount, which is her highest score of the season so far. On beam Raegan has been working through adversity, but came through in a big way for the Bulldogs after a previous fall in the lineup. Her strong routine closed out Yale’s beam rotation with a 9.725.
CO-GYMNAST OF THE WEEK - SYDNEY BEERS (Bellmore, NY), a sophomore from Cornell, was voted GEC Co - Gymnast of the Week on February 14th, 2023. Voted Gymnast of the Week for the second week in a row, Sydney has been rock solid for the Big Red. This week she had her 2nd highest vault and floor scores with a 9.8 and 9.825 respectively. Beers also tied her highest bar score and had her 2nd highest all around of the season so far with a 38.9. Coach Melanie Hall says the Beers is “a true leader in the gym and pushes her teammates to be their best. Her work ethic and steady demeanor at practice and competition makes her a fierce competitor and our most consistent team player.”
SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK - JULIA BEDELL (Newtown Square, PA), a sophomore from Brown, was voted Specialist of the Week on February 14th, 2023. Bedell moved herself into elite company this week by tying the program record with her win on floor scoring a 9.925. This ties the program record mark held by three other gymnasts, including Olympian Alicia Sacramone. She also won the vault with a 9.825, helping Brown to a dual meet win over Springfield with a team score of 194.375.
NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK - MARISSA LASSITER (Waldorf, MD), a first year student from Penn was voted GEC Newcomer of the Week on February 14th, 2023. In a quad meet vs Towson, WCU and Ursinus, Marissa Lassiter shined on the three events she competed, notching career highs on two of them. Her stuck yurchenko full was the 2nd highest score for the team and tied for 3rd overall amongst a strong competition. Her bar routine was also the 2nd highest score for the team as well as a personal best. Lassiter ended on floor with a huge career high 9.875, leading the Quakers and earning 3rd overall. Her stellar performance on floor helped Penn to its season high score on the event. Marissa continues to be a reliable competitor and has made a tremendous impact so far in her debut season.