Oregon junior Alexis Cross earned National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Player of the Week honors, announced by the organization on Wednesday afternoon.
NCATA Player of the Week
Alexis Cross • University of Oregon
Junior • Top • Eugene, Ore. (Marist)
Cross excelled in 11 heats during Oregon's 288.080-277.280 win over Azusa Pacific on April 8, aiding Oregon's fifth-highest team total score in program history while helping the Ducks finish the 2017 season undefeated at home. Oregon logged a perfect 10 in the open toss, finishing the contest with four heats scoring 9.90 or above, including the compulsory pyramid (9.90), compulsory toss (9.90) and the pyramid open (9.90). Cross helped Oregon log a 103.75 in the team event, the squad's second highest team score of the year.
NCATA Honorable Mention
Shayla Boldac • Alderson Broaddus University
Junior • Top/Tumbler • Baltimore, Ontario, Canada (St. Mary Acad.)
Bolduc helped the Battlers narrowly fight past Fairmont State on Friday, 279.740-278.250, competing in eight heats as Alderson Broaddus improved to 5-2 overall. The junior started her day by helping ABU scored 38.75 out of a possible 40 points in the Compulsory event, highlighted by a 10.0 in the Compulsory Pyramid. She then contributed to strong scores in the Acro and Pyramid events, before helping the Battlers score 100.44 in the Team event to edge the Fighting Falcons.
Karah Naples • Fairmont State University
Sophomore • Top • Woodbridge, Va.
Led Fairmont State to a perfect score in the Inversion Pyramid, a 9.85 in the seven-element acro and 9.75 in the two-element toss. In addition, Naples scored a 8.950 out of a possible 9.10 in the trio pass of tumbling and a 9.450 out of a possible 9.60 in the aerial pass. As a team, the Falcons also scored a season-best 98.05 in the team routine and had a meet-best 278.350 to end the season on Friday evening.
Emily Powers • King University
Senior • Base/Tumbler • Rome, Ga. (Model)
Powers helped King to a victory against Georgetown College, posting a program-high with a team event score of 95.76 for the second straight meet. The Tornado also posted their second highest score in program history, coming within one point of the score they posted in the last meet. Powers was a member of an acro event score of 29.05, the third highest score in program history.