Kelsey Aucoin, Gymnastics
Kelsey, a freshman from Double Oak, Texas, recorded two of the best individual efforts in UNH gymnastics program history to help the Wildcats break the school record in balance beam and finish the second-best total team score of 196.675 in a March 8 quad meet at Lundholm Gym.
Kelsey tied for first place in the meet – which included 19th-ranked Penn State University, George Washington University and the University of Bridgeport – and tied the third-best mark in Wildcat history on balance beam with a mark of 9.950. On vault, she placed second in the meet by tying the eighth-highest score in program history of 9.925.
In her collegiate debut Jan. 11 at Rutgers University, Kelsey registered a team-high 9.775 for third place in the vault. She was also the top ‘Cat on balance beam with a fourth-place score of 9.725.
Kelsey garnered the first of her three EAGL Rookie of the Week awards Jan. 29 following her Jan. 25 performance at the University of Pittsburgh, where she tied for third on vault (9.800), placed sixth on beam (9.700) and seventh on floor exercise (9.725).
One week later against Maryland, Kelsey tied for first on beam (9.850), third on floor (9.800) and fourth in vault (9.825). She was honored as EAGL Rookie of the Week again Feb. 12 for her efforts at Yale University (Feb. 8); in that meet, Kelsey shared the top score of 9.850 on vault, tallied third place on beam (9.775) and tied for second place on floor exercise (9.800).
Kelsey received the honor for the second consecutive week and third time in 2014 on Feb. 19 for her Feb. 15 performance against Brown University and Centenary College. She was the floor exercise champion with a score of 9.850, shared third place on vault (9.775) and claimed third on balance beam (9.775).
One week later in a tri-meet at Towson University (with William & Mary), Kelsey earned a share of first place on both vault (9.800) and floor exercise (9.850).