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Female Athlete of the Week
Meg Stephens--LAKESIDE
by Maurice Dixon
April 23, 2014 05:06 PM | 1815 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On April 3 at the DeKalb County Gymnastics Championships, Lakeside senior Meg Stephens added her name to an exclusive list.

With her third consecutive victory in the All-Around, Stephens joined Lakeside alum Terry Duffy and Tucker’s Kathryn Rouse as the only competitors to win the event three times. Behind Duffy, Stephens is also the third person to win the All-Around three straight times.

“Meg is an extremely talented gymnast and a fierce competitor,” Lakeside gymnastics coach Elizabeth Krieger said. “She works extremely hard and is most deserving of her All-Around win.”

Stephens had a score of 9.05 on the bars, 9.30 on the beam and an 8.50 on the floor to help the Lady Vikings hold off Dunwoody and Arabia Mountain, respectively.

“The thing I really enjoy about coaching Meg is that you just never know what she’s going to throw,” Krieger said. “She has been known to bust out a back tuck on the beam or a full on floor without warming them up. County was no exception to this as Meg’s amazing dismount on bars was not the one she had warmed up. I was extremely proud of her performance.”

This Friday’s state finals will conclude Stephens’ tenure as a gymnast since she will just focus on academics in college.

Dunwoody’s Virginia Loeb won the floor event and Arabia Mountain’s Nia Freeman won the vault.

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