Feb. 16, 2009
Gymnast of the Week:
Carmelina Carabajal, Minnesota
Sr. - Albuquerque, N.M. - La Cueva
Carmelina Carabajal garners her first weekly award of the season after capturing three individual titles, including the all around crown to lead the Minnesota women's gymnastics team to victory in the Best of Minnesota meet with a score of 195.075 last week. The senior captain finished in the top three in every event en route to the all around title, matching her personal best score with a 39.35. The Albuquerque, N.M. native posted a 9.95 on beam, the best mark by a Minnesota gymnast on any event this season and the best beam score by a Gopher Gymnast since 2002. Her performance was also good enough to tie for the second best beam score in program history. Carabajal also won the vault with a 9.85, while finishing second on floor (9.80) and tying for third on bars (9.75). This is the third career weekly laurel for Carabajal, who picked up an award in each of her last two seasons in March of 2007 and January of 2008.
Last Minnesota Gymnast of the Week: Carmelina Carabajal (Jan. 9, 2008)