Ohio State and Penn State Reel in First Women's Gymnastics Awards of 2013

Penn State's Samantha Musto was named Freshman of the Week

Jan. 7, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Gymnast and Event Specialist of the Week
Sarah Miller, Ohio State
Jr. – Collegeville, Pa. – Methacton 

  • Took first place in all three of her events last weekend
  • Posted a score of 9.950 on the vault, a 9.875 on the balance beam and a 9.875 in the floor exercise
  • Her score on the vault tied a career best and earned her the event specialist honors
  • Led the No. 14 Buckeyes to a team score of 194.600 in a dual meet win over Bowling Green
  • Collects her third career Gymnast of the Week award and ninth and tenth weekly honors overall
  • Last Ohio State Gymnast of the Week: Sarah Miller (March 5, 2012)        
  • Last Ohio State Event Specialist of the Week: N/A 

Freshman of the Week
Samantha Musto, Penn State
Mays Landing, N.J. – Delsea Regional 

  • Finished in the top 10 in the all-around and three events in the No. 16 Nittany Lions’ tri-meet with No. 20 Denver and Lindenwood last weekend
  • Notched a fourth-place all-around score of 38.350 after placing second on bars (9.875), sixth on vault (9.725) and tying for eighth in the floor exercise (9.550)
  • Also placed 15th on the balance beam with a score of 9.200
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Sharaya Musser (March 22, 2010)

2013 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 7         G: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU
                   E: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU (v)
                   F: Samantha Musto, PSU