Natalie Orr | Posted: 15 Feb 2021 | Updated: 24 Feb 2021

Three Cougars receive MRGC recognition for Week 6

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GYMNAST of the Week WEB

LOGAN, Utah - Earning the 10th-highest score in program history, the No. 11 BYU Cougars dominated the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference last week, earning accolades on each apparatus.

In Cedar City, Utah, on Friday, BYU beat out SUU, 197.075-196.550. Senior Abbey Miner-Alder made her third appearance in the all-around this season. Not only this, but Alder matched career-high scores on vault (9.850) and floor (9.925). This would earn her MRGC Co-Vault Specialist of the Week and Co-Floor Specialist of the Week. Alder celebrated her personal-best all-around score of 39.500, winning her MRGC Gymnast of the Week for the second time this season. 

The Cougars competed twice during Week 6, including their run against UCLA in Los Angeles on Wednesday. In the Pauley Pavilion, senior Abby Boden-Stainton achieved a 9.900 score on beam for the third consecutive week, earning MRGC Beam Specialist of the Week. 

Two days later against SUU, Stainton would tie her career-high score of 9.925 on the uneven bars, winning MRGC Bars Specialist of the Week. 

The third and final Cougar to receive recognition is junior Brittney Vitkauskas. A staple in BYU’s floor lineup, Vitkauskas notched a new career high on Friday, earning a 9.925, to become the MRGC Co-Floor Specialist of the Week, alongside Alder. 

WEEK 1

  • Gymnast of the Week: Abbey Miner-Alder, BYU (39.275)
  • Vault Specialist: Abbey Miner-Alder, BYU (9.850)
  • Floor Specialist: Abbey Miner-Alder, BYU (9.900)

WEEK 2

  • Vault Specialist: Abbey Miner-Alder, BYU (9.825)

WEEK 3

  • Vault Specialist: Abbey Miner-Alder, BYU (9.875)
  • Co-Floor Specialist: Abbey Miner Alder, BYU (9.875)

WEEK 4

  • Co-Beam Specialist: Elease Rollins, BYU (9.900)
  • Co-Beam Specialist: Abby Boden-Stainton, BYU (9.900)

WEEK 5

  • Co-Floor Specialist: Abbey Miner Alder, BYU (9.900)

WEEK 6

  • Gymnast of the Week: Abbey Miner-Alder, BYU (39.500)
  • Vault Specialist: Abbey Miner-Alder, BYU (9.850)
  • Bars Specialist: Abby Boden-Stainton, BYU (9.925)
  • Beam Specialist: Abby Boden Stainton, BYU (9.900)
  • Floor Specialist: Abbey Miner-Alder & Brittney Vitkauskas, BYU (9.925)

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