BRIDGEPORT — Tiara Strokes, a standout member of the West Virginia Wesleyan College Acrobatics & Tumbling team, was recognized by the Mountain East Conference, on Wednesday, March 2, as athlete of the week.
Stokes, a graduate student hailing from Charleston, was named the conference athlete of the week after competing in a total of 11 events in the Bobcats win Glenville State last week, 244.715-210.990. Stokes was on the floor for the Bobcats in every single event, in which WVWC scored higher than a 9.
In the Compulsory event, the versatile Stokes filled the role of a base, helping the squad earn 9.5 and 9.2 in the final two heats of the event. Stokes was a member of the 5 Element team that scored a 9.55. In the 6 Element event, Stokes helped the Bobcats earn a score of 9.45. Stokes played a key role as a base in the acro event.
In the Pyramid event, Stokes was a tosser, helping the team post scores of 9.45 and 9.3, respectively in the first two heats. Stokes backed the tosses and supported the heat 1 performance for a score of 9.35. In the team event, Stokes was a Jack of all trades, sometimes acting as a base, back and even tosser. She was even a key member of the Bobcats team that recorded a score of 87.89 in the final event of the meet.