Milbank Area gymnasts hosted an awards banquet to recognize their accomplishments this season and thank their supporters. Hannah Brown, Gemma Street, Macyn Dunnihoo, Mady Sletten, Bianca Berry, and Raina Untalan were all awarded a Major M.
Sophomore Hannah Brown was recognized for this year’s highest vault score of 8.850. She was given kudos for her other scores: bars at 7.750, beam at 8.450, floor at 9.075 and all-around at 33.700. Hannah was also honored for having the most points per event this season on the vault at 103.283, the bars at 88.325, the floor at 105.792, and the all-around at 387.675.
Kelly Wollschlager, head coach for the Lady Bulldogs, commented, “Hannah has come a long way in her gymnastics career. She posted many personal bests this season, including improving her all-around score by almost two points. Hannah qualified for the state meet in the all-around, where she placed 20th.”
Sophomore, Gemma Street was voted as Most Improved by her teammates. Wollschlager said, “Gemma had a great season with tons of improvements. She is a hard worker, and her off-season work showed this season. She added many new elements to her routines and was able to upgrade her start values by scoring multiple personal bests this season, including improving her all-around score by over three points.”
Macyn Dunnihoo, an eighth grader, was recognized for having this year’s most points on the beam at 90.608 points. Macyn was voted Most Dedicated by her teammates and Rookie-of-the-Year by her coaches. Macyn qualified for and competed at the state meet on bars, beam, and floor. According to Wollschlager, Macyn shows determination and all her hard work was evident this season.
This was the first year Mady Sletten, also an eighth grader, competed on the varsity team. Wollschlager said, “Mady overcame multiple injuries and finished the season with many personal bests. Mady is a consistent beam worker and is known for her no-fall beam routines. Her consistency led to many personal bests this season.”
Newcomer and seventh grader Bianca Berry also competed on the varsity team this year. “Bianca started the season with very little experience in the sport and ended her first season by improving her all-around score by over two points,” Wollschlager noted. “Bianca is a determined hard worker who is always looking for ways to improve.”
Raina Untalan, a seventh grader, was voted Hardest Worker by her teammates. She also received a Coaches Award. “This is her first year competing at the varsity level, where almost all of her scores counted towards the team scores at each meet,” Wollschlager noted. “Raina made a ton of improvements this season. She is a hard worker and is one who is driven to improve in anyway she can.”
Submitted Photos: top-left to right, Raina Untalan, Macyn Dunnihoo, Mady Sletten, Bianca Berry, Gemma Street and Hannah Brown. Middle- Macyn Dunnihoo and Hannah Brown. Bottom- Raina Untalan, Macyn Dunnihoo and Gemma Street.