National Collegiate Gymnastics Association

Foster and O’Donnell Pick Up WIAC Gymnast of the Week Honors

Madison, Wisc. – February 21, 2017 – The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s McKenzie Foster (Manitou Beach, Mich.) and Lisa O’Donnell (Berwyn, Ill.) have been recognized by the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) for their standout performance this past weekend, and picked up Gymnast of the Week honors, announced Tuesday.

McKenzie Foster won the balance beam to help the Warhawks down UW-Oshkosh on Feb. 18, and remain undefeated with a team score of 192.400, third-highest in program history. Her score of 9.750 is tied for the third-best in program history and helped UW-Whitewater post a school-record mark of 48.225 on the balance beam. Foster also placed fourth on the uneven bars with a 9.600 to help the Warhawks record the program’s fourth-best all-time score of 48.125.

Lisa O’Donnell posted what is believed to be a National Collegiate Gymnastics Association record in the all-around on Feb. 18, to help the Warhawks defeat UW-Oshkosh with a team score of 192.400, third-highest in program history. Her tally of 38.875 bested the previous high of 38.800 by Eboni Jackson of Winona State University (Minn.) in 2016. O’Donnell won three events against the Titans, placing first on the vault (9.700), uneven bars (9.825, T-3rd in program history) and floor exercise (9.775, 10th in program history). She also helped UW-Whitewater set a school record on the balance beam with a 48.225, placing fourth with a 9.575.