Utah State gymnastics: Autumn DeHarde and Jazmyn Estrella honored by the MRGC

For the second time this season, Utah State’s Autumn DeHarde was named the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Beam Specialist of the Week, it was announced Monday by the league office.

DeHarde was joined in the weekly honors by sophomore Jazmyn Estrella, who earned MRGC Vault Specialist of the Week accolades for the first time in her career. Overall, these are the Aggies’ 16th and 17th MRGC weekly awards in their fourth season in the league.

For DeHarde, it is the third time this year and third time in her career that the freshman from Sussex, Wisconsin, has garnered MRGC weekly accolades.

DeHarde earned a career-high-tying 9.925 to win the beam title at a quad meet hosted by BYU last Friday night at the Smith Fieldhouse in Provo, helping the Aggies record a season-high road score of 195.725.

It was the second time this season DeHarde has notched a 9.925 on beam, which ranks fourth all-time in school history. She has also recorded a pair of 9.925s on floor.

DeHarde, who is tied for the team lead with seven overall titles this season, also had a personal-best 9.775 on vault and a 9.775 on floor against BYU, tying for 12th and tying for 11th, respectively.

The 4-foot-11 DeHarde is currently tied for 41st in the nation, tied for fifth in the North Central Region and second in the MRGC with a 9.875 Regional Qualifying Score on beam.

Estrella tied for second on vault at the BYU quad with a 9.850. The native of Allentown, Pennsylvania, also had a 9.700 on bars to tie for 18th. The 5-3 Estrella ranks 41st regionally and 19th in the MRGC with a 9.715 vault RQS.

DeHarde and Estrella were two of a season-high 11 gymnasts honored by the MRGC this week.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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