BRIDGEPORT — West Virginia Wesleyan top Sydney McKinnon and base/tumbler Megan Miles were awarded All-MEC First Team honors while Top/Base Joniah Howell earned All-MEC Second Team recognition on Thursday.
McKinnon, a sophomore from Charles Town, W.Va., competed in eleven different events for WVWC A&T. McKinnon was a key member of the WVWC acrobatics team and competed in all five event categories for the Lady Bobcats. This is McKinnon's first time receiving an all-conference selection.
Hailing from Huntington, W.Va., Miles played a crucial role in meets for Wesleyan acrobatics & tumbling. The sophomore base competed in twelve different events for the Bobcats. This is Miles' first all-conference selection.
McKinnon and Miles worked together to consistently score over 9 points in the pyramid heat of the compulsory event, including a season-high 9.60 score against Davis & Elkins. The duo help the 'Cats achieve a season-high 9.65 score in the toss heat of the compulsory event against Frostburg State on Tuesday (April 6).
Howell is a junior from Waco, Texas. She received All-MEC First Team honors in 2019. Howell specialized in the six element pass tumbling event. Howell scored 8.50 in her performances against Fairmont State and West Liberty.
“These three athletes are a shining example of well-rounded athletes,” said head coach Alexa Johnson. “Sydney, Megan and Joniah have worked hard in an abnormal year and we could not be more proud of their accomplishments.”
McKinnon and Miles are the third and fourth acrobatics & tumbling athletes in WVWC history to be named to the All-MEC First Team. Howell is the second athlete in Wesleyan a&t to be awarded to the All-MEC Second Team.