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The 2023 season marks the fourth for Andavea Alexander as a member of the Southeast Missouri Gymnastics coaching staff. Alexander served as the Volunteer Assistant in 2020 and was promoted to head coach Ashley Lawson’s top assistant on Sept. 28, 2020. Alexander is the Redhawks bars and beam coach and choreographer. 
Alexander most recently helped lead the Redhawks to a fourth-place finish at the 2022 MIC Championship as Jolie Miller and Lindsay Ockler both tied for the MIC Bars and USAG Bars titles. 
SEMO finished fourth overall at the Championship with a team-score of 193.425 and earned 14 All-MIC honors at the conclusion of the Championship.
Miller and Ockler tied for first on bars with consecutive 9.900s. Ockler was also the runner-up on vault, notching a 9.825 for First-Team All-MIC.
Anna Kaziska, the 2022 MIC Senior Athlete of the Year, took third on floor with a 9.850 for First-Team All-MIC laurels. She also grabbed Second-Team All-MIC honors for beam with a 9.700.
Makenzie Marciniak was also selected as the recipient of the Sylvia Keiter Memorial Award.
Kaziska earned MIC Performance of the Week three times and MIC Gymnast of the Week once while Miller captured MIC Performance of the Week after posting a SEMO program-best bars routine of 9.950.
Seven Redhawks won event titles in 2022 led by Anna Kaziska's 12. Molly Maxwell won three titles (two all-around, one vault), Jolie Miller won bars four times in 2022 and Lindsay Ockler has won bars three times. Anna Speller (beam), Madison Greene (floor) and Lydia Webb (all-around) have each won an event title this season.
Kaziska and Miller both represented SEMO at the 2022 NCAA Seattle Regional. Kaziska opened her third career NCAA Regional with a 9.850 on floor which tied for 15th on floor in the first session of the 2022 NCAA Seattle Regional Thursday (28th overall). Miller registered a 9.800 on bars which finished tied for 20th on bars in the first session of the 2022 NCAA Seattle Regional (41st overall). Kaziska also hit a 9.850 on beam in the final rotation which tied for 11th in the first session of the Regional (27th overall).
SEMO then notched a program-best beam score of 49.425 in the fourth and final rotation to total a team score of 193.700 for third in the first 2022 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships Semifinal. The mark surpassed 49.375 which was achieved for the second time in school history at last year's 2021 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships (April 10, 2021) when the Redhawks utilized the score in the last rotation to propel themselves past Lindenwood to earn the Team Championship.
Anna Kaziska, Lindsay Ockler and Jolie Miller then combined for four Gold medals at the 2022 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championships Individual Event Finals. Kaziska won the beam and floor titles with career best scores of 9.950. Ockler and Miller, the 2022 MIC Bars Champions, secured the 2022 USAG Bars National Championship with identical scores of 9.925, which ranks second all-time in SEMO program history. 
SEMO earned 13 All American selections including 11 First Team nods in 2022. Kaziska finished her Redhawks career as an 11-time USA Gymnastics All-American, 11-time MIC All-Conference gymnast and a three-time NCAA Regional Qualifier. She ranks second all-time at SEMO on beam (9.950) behind head coach Ashley Lawson's (formerly Godwin) 9.975 (3/29/2003). On floor, Kaziska ranks fifth all-time in SEMO program history with a trio of 9.950s.
Miller registered a career-best and SEMO program-high 9.950 to win the bars title on Senior Night against Illinois State on Feb. 25. The bars mark put Miller first overall in SEMO program history edging the previous school record of 9.925 held by head coach Ashley (Godwin) Lawson (2004) and Malia Roberts (1999).
In the classroom, SEMO ranked seventh among the nation's top Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) academic teams for GPA for the 2021-22 season. The Redhawks posted a 3.7582 GPA with 16 of its student-athletes named Scholastic All-Americans. Over 94 percent of the 2022 Redhawks roster registered a 3.5 or higher GPA for the honor which ranked fifth overall in the country.
In their first year competing as a team and hosting, the Redhawks secured the 2021 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Championship April 10 at the Show Me Center with a team score of 195.025. Trailing Lindenwood 145.725-145.650 entering the final rotation, SEMO tied a program-best 49.375 on beam to secure the Championship.
SEMO's beam score matched the program-record set at the 2003 MIC Championships (March 29, 2003) where Lawson (then Godwin) led SEMO on the event with a 9.975. SEMO also recorded a 48.900 on vault at the 2021 USAG Championship, which tied for the seventh-highest score in SEMO program history.
Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso won the 2021 USA Gymnastics All-Around crown with 39.225. The score tied for 11th in SEMO history. Solorzano-Caruso posted a 9.750 on vault, 9.800 on bars, 9.825 on beam and 9.850 on floor.
Alexander was selected as the 2021 USAG Assistant Coach of the Year while head coach Ashley Lawson was named the Ken Anderson USAG Coach of the Year. Makenzie Marciniak was also awarded the Mari Rae Sopper Spirit Award at the conclusion of the 2021 USA Gymnastics Championships
SEMO earned 18 USA Gymnastics All-American selections in 2021. Alexander helped coach Anna Kaziska who secured the 2021 USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate National Beam Championship with a 9.912 to win the event title after finishing as the runner-up at the 2019 edition of the Championships. She also finished as the runner-up on floor at the 2021 USAG Championship with a 9.875 for Silver after also earning second at the 2019 USAG Championships. Alana Fischer tied for second on beam, compiling a career-best matching 9.850 in her third career USAG Individual Event appearance, for Silver.
SEMO registered a team score of 194.825 to take third at the 2021 MIC Championships. Eight Redhawks earned All-MIC honors for their performances at the Championships.
Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso paced the Redhawks with five All-MIC team honors and finished as the runner-up in the all-around competition with 39.150. Solorzano-Caruso and Anna Speller also tied for Bronze at the Championships on beam with 9.825.
Anna Kaziska represented the Redhawks at the 2021 NCAA Salt Lake City Regional. Kaziska registered a 9.900 on floor to tie for second in the session and third overall at the Regional. She also recorded a 9.875 on beam, which tied for ninth overall at the Regional.
SEMO averaged a team score of 193.498 in 2021 including six-straight marks of 194 or higher to conclude the season. The Redhawks season-high of 195.150 achieved against Illinois State and Lindenwood on Senior Day (March 12) ranks 10th all-time in SEMO program history. The Redhawks also averaged a 48.000 plus on every event this season including a 48.555 on beam, 48.527 on floor, 48.236 on vault and 48.180 on bars. The SEMO season-best floor score of 49.225 posted on March 12 ranks ninth in the school's record books.
Anna Kaziska captured 11 event titles including the 2021 USAG Beam title. Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso was second on the team with 10 titles including the 2021 USAG All-Around title. Jolie Miller won a pair of titles on bars in 2021 and Alana Fischer captured her first career event title on beam.
Four Redhawks earned MIC Weekly honors in 2021. Anna Kaziska earned two laurels with MIC Gymnast of the Week and MIC Performance of the Week while Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso was named MIC Gymnast of the Week twice. Jolie Miller garnered MIC Performance of the Week honors and Ashley Albrecht was tabbed MIC Newcomer of the Week.
In the classroom, 13 Redhawks earned USA Gymnastics Women's Collegiate Nationals Scholar Athlete honors and 17 of the SEMO gymnasts were awarded Midwest Independent Conference Scholar-Athlete laurels. Southeast Missouri ranked 13th among the nation's top Women's Collegiate Gymnastics Association (WCGA) academic teams for the 2020-21 season. SEMO posted a 3.78 GPA with 18 of its student-athletes named Academic All-Americans. Over 94 percent of the 2021 Redhawks roster registered a 3.5 or higher GPA.
In her first year with SEMO, Alexander helped the team compile 10 wins, including a five-competition win streak from Jan. 31 to March 1. The 2020 Redhawks notched a Team NQS score of 193.780 for third in the MIC. The Redhawks also registered a team score of 193.000 or higher in each of their final five meets to conclude the season.
As an assistant, Alexander coached the Redhawks to a 195.800, their second-highest team score in school history on Feb. 28 against Northern Illinois at the Tennessee Collegiate Classic. The mark was the highest for a USA Gymnastics school (Division I, II and III programs with less than seven-and-a-half full scholarships) in 2020. SEMO also posted season highs on vault (49.075), bars (49.050) and beam (48.775) in addition to the team score during the historic meet. The vault mark ranks first in SEMO program history and surpassed the record set against Seattle Pacific in 1995 (2/18, 49.000). The bars score is the third highest in the Redhawks record books and the beam score ties for 11th overall in the record books. SEMO also posted a season-high floor mark of 49.025 at home against Illinois State, which ranks 11th in SEMO program history.
In 2020, Alexander coached three All-MIC gymnasts, two USA Gymnastics First-Team All-Americans and a USAG Senior All-Star. Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso, Anna Kaziska and Jordan Jones were each awarded All-MIC honors. Kaziska, the 2020 MIC Gymnast of the Year, and Dahlia Solorzano-Caruso both were named USAG First-Team All-Americans while Mackenzie Slee was selected to the inaugural USAG Senior All-Star Team. 
Kaziska (three time-MIC Gymnast of the Week) and Solorzano-Caruso (two time-MIC Newcomer of the Week) also combined for five MIC Weekly awards.
Solorzano-Caruso etched her name in the Redhawks record books twice in 2020 with a career-best 9.900 on beam (t-5th) and a personal-best all-around mark of 39.350 (t-5th). 
Five Redhawks also captured individual event titles in 2020 including Kaziska, Solorzano-Caruso, Lindsey Bates and freshmen Jones and Jolie Miller.
Alexander came to Southeast Missouri after a standout gymnastics career at Lindenwood in St. Charles, Missouri. At Lindenwood, she was a member of the bars, beam, and floor lineups. As a Lion, she was coached by current Redhawks head coach Ashley Lawson who was an assistant on the team in 2018.  
Alexander helped Lindenwood win their fifth consecutive Midwest Independent Conference Championship and third USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championship in the last five years in 2019. She also competed with Lindenwood, a Division II program, in the school’s first ever NCAA Regional. 
Individually, she is a seven-time USA Gymnastics All-American and a seven-time All-MIC performer. In 2018, Alexander captured the MIC bars championship with a mark of 9.850.
Academically, she was a four-time MIC Scholar Athlete and a three-time USA Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete.

Alexander graduated from Lindenwood with a B.S. in Athletic Training in 2019. 
A Carrollton, Georgia native, Alexander was a member of the Carrollton Gymnastics club.