Robyn Bernard

Robyn Bernard presents herself to the judges and the onlooking crowd before she begins her routine on the balance beam.

Junior gymnastics standout Robyn Bernard was named WVU Student Athlete of the Week after hitting two career best performances and a season high routine this weekend while the No. 25 Mountaineers hosted and topped No. 7 Denver, Temple and Towson at home.

WVU Gymnastics ended the meet with a 4-2 record on the season and was able to maintain its national ranking while taking down Denver, which is a top 10 team. Neither of these accomplishments would have been easy for the team without the assistance and hard work of Bernard on the mat.

WVU’s win over the Denver Pioneers is the first time the Mountaineers have taken down a team ranked in the top 10 since 2012 and is the first Big 12 victory of the season.

Bernard, from Silver Spring, Maryland, scored a career-high on the uneven bars and floor exercise.

To keep all her scores of the day high, Bernard notched a 9.8 season best on vault to finish eighth in the event. Bernard’s high scores additionally helped WVU hit their season-best overall of 196.3 in their wins over Denver (195.9), Towson (194.775) and Temple (193.625).