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Weekly Rankings

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics teams hold top-25 total season average scores nationally, with Nebraska and Penn State earning top-10 marks in this week's GymInfo rankings. The Huskers lead the way for the Big Ten contingent at No. 4 with a team average of 196.575, while the Nittany Lions follow at No. 9 with a mark of 196.000. Ohio State ranks 11th (195.483) in the latest edition, followed by No. 14 Illinois (194.900) and No. 19 Michigan (194.325). Iowa rounds out the group at No. 23 (194.058).

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Weekend Schedule

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#1 NEBRASKA at Iowa State - 6:30 p.m. CT

George Washington at #12 OHIO STATE - 4 p.m. ET
#15 ILLINOIS at IOWA - 5 p.m. CT
#11 MICHIGAN at #24 MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT
MICHIGAN STATE/#5 Alabama/Cornell at #9 PENN STATE - 7 p.m. ET

Weekly Rankings

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics teams rank in the top 25 in the country in the latest GymInfo National Team Rankings, with Nebraska moving into the top spot in this week's edition. The Huskers lead the country with a total season average of 197.375 through two weeks of competition. Penn State also holds top-10 status, checking in at No. 9 with an average of 195.950. Michigan follows closely at No. 11 (195.500), while Ohio State stands at No. 12 (195.275). Illinois holds No. 15 (194.725) this week, while Minnesota rounds out the group of top-25 Big Ten teams at No. 24 (193.938).

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Weekend Schedule

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#18 OHIO STATE at #10 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at #25 IOWA - 7 p.m. CT
#20 Denver at #6 NEBRASKA - 7 p.m. CT

#22 MINNESOTA at #15 ILLINOIS - 4 p.m. CT

#13 PENN STATE at New Hampshire (rv) - 1 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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#16 Washington at MICHIGAN STATE (rv) - 6:30 p.m. ET
#25 IOWA vs. #19 Arizona, #11 Arkansas, #17 Auburn, #12 LSU [1] - 7 p.m. CT

#18 OHIO STATE at #22 MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT

#13 PENN STATE/Maryland (rv) at West Virginia (rv) - 2 p.m. ET

[1] Cancun Classic - Cancun, Mexico

Seven Big Ten Teams Earn Top-25 Preseason Status

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All eight Big Ten women's gymnastics teams are ranked or receiving votes in the 2012 GymInfo Pre-Season Coaches Poll, with seven appearing in the top 25. Big Ten newcomer Nebraska leads the way at No. 6, while reigning Big Ten Champion Michigan also appears in the top 10 at No. 10. Penn State debuts at No. 13, while Illinois follows at No. 15. Ohio State checks in at No. 18, while No. 22 Minnesota and No. 25 Iowa round out the poll. Michigan State is also receiving votes in the first poll of the season.

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Big Ten Women's Gymnastics TV Coverage Announced

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Four dual-meets, along with live coverage of the 2012 Big Ten Championships, highlight the 2011-12 Big Ten women's gymnastics broadcast schedule. The broadcast slate gets underway with Iowa hosting Penn State on Feb. 3, followed by live coverage of Illinois hosting Ohio State on Feb. 4. The next nationally broadcast meet is Nebraska at Minnesota on Feb. 18, with Michigan State hosting Michigan on March 16 to round out the regular-season schedule. The Big Ten Championships, hosted by Iowa on March 24, will be shown live on BTN. The complete broadcast schedule can be found below.

Feb. 3      Penn State at Iowa              8 p.m. ET      BTN (2/4, TBA)
Feb. 4      Ohio State at Illinois             4 p.m. ET      BTN (LIVE)
Feb. 18     Nebraska at Minnesota        7 p.m. ET      BTN (2/24, TBA)
March 16   Michigan at Michigan State  6 p.m. ET      BTN (LIVE)
March 24   Big Ten Championships        TBA              BTN (LIVE)

Five Big Ten student-athletes have earned recognition on the Capital One Academic All-America Women's At-Large teams, announced on Thursday. Minnesota swimmer Kaylee Jamison earned first-team Academic All-America honors, while Michigan gymnast Sarah Curtis and Illinois gymnast Melissa Fernandez picked up second-team laurels. Northwestern golfer Kelsey Lindenschmidt and Wisconsin ice hockey's Becca Ruegsegger received third-team recognition.

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Twenty-two Big Ten student athletes earned Capital One Academic All-District honors as announced on Thursday. Ten student-athletes received first-team recognition while 12 picked up second-team honors. The first-team honorees are now eligible for Academic All-America consideration. The complete list of Big Ten Academic All-District award recipients can be found below.


District II - First Team
Miguel Pineda, Penn State (gymnastics)

District IV - First Team
Sean Duddy, Ohio State (ice hockey)
Justin Farra, Ohio State (swimming and diving)
Brad Smith, Ohio State (golf)

District IV - Second Team
Carl Hagelin, Michigan (ice hockey)

District V - Second Team
Abe Souza, Illinois (tennis)
Eric Ress, Indiana (swimming and diving)
Ivan Gutesa, Minnesota (swimming and diving)
Matt Stewart, Purdue (swimming and diving)


District IV - First Team
Sarah Curtis, Michigan (gymnastics)

District IV - Second Team
Samantha Cheverton, Ohio State (swimming and diving)
Carolin Helmholz, Ohio State (rowing)

District V - First Team
Melissa Fernandez, Illinois (gymnastics)
Kaylee Jamison, Minnesota (swimming)
Kelsey Lindenschmidt, Northwestern (golf)
Allie Smith, Purdue (swimming)
Becca Ruegsegger, Wisconsin (ice hockey)

District V - Second Team
Allison Buckley, Illinois (gymnastics)
Margaux Farrell, Indiana (swimming)
Lauren Gustafson, Purdue (swimming)
Maggie Meyer, Wisconsin (swimming)
Carolyne Prevost, Wisconsin (ice hockey)
Illinois has named Kim Landrus head women's gymnastics coach, Director of Athletics Ron Guenther announced on Friday. Landrus has spent nine seasons on the Fighting Illini coaching staff, including serving as the interim head coach last season.

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