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Verizon WAC Gymnasts of the Week Announced
Courtesy: WAC
DENVER – Denver’s Moriah Martin and Louise Mercer have been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Week and Specialist of the Week, respectively, for the week of Feb. 20-26.

Martin, a sophomore from Lake Mary, Fla. (Lake Mary HS) tallied a career-high 39.425 in the all-around in the Pioneers victory over Sacramento State on Saturday. Martin won the vault and floor titles as well, recording 9.900 in both events. The sophomore added a 9.875 on bars and a 9.750 on beam.

Mercer, a senior from Nottingham, England (The Becket School) inked her name into the DU record books on Saturday, tying 2009 DU graduate and Venezuelan Olympian Jessica Lopez for the third-best bars score in school history with a 9.975. Mercer’s bars performance earned her a second-consecutive title in the event.

Other Gymnast of the Week Nominees
: San Jose State senior Thomasina Wallace won the all-around title with a 39.350 against California and Maryland … Utah State senior Rebecca Holliday posted a career-high 38.925 to place second in the all-around at the BYU tri-meet.

Other Specialist of the Week Nominees: Sacramento State junior Nicole Meiller scored a career-high 9.875 on bars to tie for second against Denver … San Jose State senior Katie Valleau won the floor title with a 9.900 against California and Maryland … Southern Utah freshman Ana Jaworski scored career highs on vault and floor with matching 9.800's ... Utah State freshman Susie Miller earned her first event title of her career by sharing the floor title at the BYU tri-meet with a 9.825.
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