Gannon University junior Michaela Soper was named National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week on Tuesday, earning the first award of the 2017 season.
NCATA Player of the Week
Michaela Soper • Gannon University
Junior • Base/Top/Tumbler • Fallston, Md. (Fallston)
Soper helped lead the Golden Knights to season-opening wins against Glenville State and Adrian on Saturday, Feb. 4. Participating in eight victorious heats, the junior sparked Gannon to a 38.30 event score in compulsory, anchored by a 9.95 in the compulsory toss heat. In total, Gannon posted five heats scoring 9.75 or higher, finishing the afternoon with a 93.73 in the team event to score 270.705 total points.
Danielle Krumins • Concordia University Wisconsin
Senior • Base • Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario • St. Mary's [Sault College]
Krumins served as a key component in the Falcons' season-opening triumph against Georgetown College on Feb. 4, assisting in sweeps of the compulsory, acro and pyramid events. The senior participated in the flip and release pyramid heats, which scored 9.30 and 9.35, respectively, tacking on a 9.35 in the compulsory toss.
The NCATA Player of the Week will be announced on Tuesday during each week of NCATA competition this regular season. Be sure to follow the NCATA on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for updates throughout the 2017 season.