Abbey Rogers Earns MPSF Gymnast of the Week Honors
March 17, 2008
WOODLAND, Calif. - After an impressive weekend of competition, Air Force junior Abigail Rogers was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week, the league office announced this evening (Mar. 17). It is the second honor of the season for Rogers, who also earned the weekly award on Jan. 21.
Rogers helped guide the Falcons to their best team score in three years with a pair of event victories in Sunday's finale at Alaska-Anchorage. Rogers posted first-place finishes on the balance beam and floor exercise, en route to a winning total in the all-around. She improved her overall total on the beam to win the event with a score of 9.700, while nearly matching her season-best on the floor with a tally of 9.825. Rogers tallied a combined score of 38.825 to win the all-around - that score is a personal .500 improvement.
Rogers, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., also won the floor exercise during the Falcons' first meet with the Seawolves on Friday. Tallying a winning mark of 9.825, Rogers was one of three Falcons to highlight the top four of the floor exercise.
She continues to lead the MPSF on the floor exercise (9.810 Regional Qualifying Score) and all-around (38.165 RQS), while ranking fourth on the balance beam (9.650 RQS).
Air Force begins a busy week of competition on Monday, March 24, as it concludes the regular season with a meet against No. 13 Denver at the Cadet West Gym. The Falcons then travel to Davis, Calif., for the annual Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on March 28-29.