Iowa and Penn State Reel in First Women's Gymnastics Awards of 2012

Iowa's Emma Willis has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Iowa's Emma Willis has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Jan. 9, 2012

Gymnast of the Week
Sharaya Musser, Penn State
Jr. – Colorado Springs, Colo. – Pine Creek 

  • Took first place in the all-around and three events in a tri-meet with Maryland and West Virginia
  • Posted a score of 9.900 on the vault, a 9.900 on the balance beam and a 9.850 on bars en route to first place in all three events
  • Tied for second in the floor exercise with a 9.850, closing the meet with a first-place mark of 39.500 in the all-around
  • Led No. 13 Penn State to a team score of 195.775 in the tri-meet win
  • Collects her sixth career Gymnast of the Week award
  • Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Sharaya Musser (March 7, 2011)               

Freshman of the Week
Emma Willis, Iowa
Sarnia, Ontario – Northern Collegiate Institute 

  • Placed in the top 10 in the all-around and two events at the Cancun Classic against No. 19 Arizona, No. 11 Arkansas, No. 17 Auburn and No. 12 LSU
  • Notched an eighth-place all-around score of 38.950 after tying for seventh in the floor exercise (9.775) and tying for 10th on vault (9.800)
  • Tied for 11th on the bars (9.775) and placed 21st on the balance beam (9.600)
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: N/A

2012 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 9
G: Sharaya Musser, Jr., PSU
F: Emma Willis, IOWA