This week's honorees are Megan Greenfield and Austin Eicher.
NIU Career Bests: Beam - 9.825 (4x last at Eastern Michigan, 3-15-15) Vault - 9.900 (at State of Illinois, 3-7-15) Floor 9.050 (at Nebraska, 1-11-14).
2015: Competing in all 12 meets in both the vault and balance beam. Placed first in at least one of the two events six times. Set a career mark on vault at the State of Illinois Classic (3-7) with a 9.900 to tie for first place. Her previous career high came twice, the first time against Kent State (1-16) with a 9.850 then again versus Bowling Green and Alaska (2-15). Set her career high on beam twice with a 9.825 at UIC (1-9) and at Central Michigan (2-6). Other individual first-place finishes came on the vault at UIC with a 9.725 and at Western Michigan (2-1) with a 9.750, and on balance beam 9.775 in that event. Placed 14th on vault at the MAC Championships (3-21) with a 9.800 and an 8.600 on the balance beam to finish 42nd.
2014: Saw action in seven competitions mainly as a balance beam specialist during the second half of the season. Her season best on the beam came as an exhibition competitor at Bowling Green (2-23), scoring at 9.825. After that she scored a 9.775 in back-to-back weeks at the Eagle Invitational (3-8) and at Arizona State (3-14). Her season began at the first meet of the year at Nebraska (1-11) competing in the vault (9.725), the balance beam (9.025) and floor exercise (9.050). Finished the season with a 9.650 in the balance beam at the MAC Championships (3-22).
Prep: Competed for the Trinity GEMS as a Level 10 all-around gymnast from 2010-12. Advanced to the Junior Olympic National Invitational in both 2011 and 2012. Finished first on the balance beam with a career high of 9.475 at the 2012 JO Nationals and was eighth in the all-around with a 36.975. Competed in the 2011 Illinois State Meet and placed sixth in the all-around with a personal best of 37.025. Earned top five finishes in all five events at the Harley Davidson Invite. Finished fourth in the all-around with a score of 36.475 at the Magical Classic Invitational, where she also placed second in the vault with a score of 9.525.
Personal: Born Oct. 3, 1994 to parents Terri and Michael Greenfield. A biology major who was on the honor roll all four years of high school. Admires Michael Jordan for his ability to push through challenges and never give up.