BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University acrobatics & tumbling team had a successful meet last week, and one Tornado was selected for a weekly award. Claire Guittard was selected Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Freshman of the Week.
Guittard continues to be an impact performer for the Tornado as a freshman, competing in 10 events plus the team event. She helped King set season-highs in five of the events she competed in, two in compulsories, one each in acro, toss and tumbling. Her score of 8.300 in the trio pass set a season-best and she nearly set a season-high in the 6 element pass. Guittard helped King post a season-best score in the team event and recorded a team score of 263.515, the highest King has scored since 2017.
The marks the first time this season Guittard has been selected ECAC Freshman of the Week, and the second straight week that a Tornado has been tabbed ECAC Freshman of the Week. Caroline Versluis earned honors a week ago. Guittard earned National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) Freshman of the Week on February 7.
King competes in their final home meet of the season on Thursday night in the Student Center Complex when they take on Quinnipiac University. The Tornado enter the meet ranked 10th while the Bobcats are ranked third. The ECAC meet is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m.