Sarah Curtis Named Gymnast of the Week

Jan. 12, 2009

Women's Gymnast of the Week:
Sarah Curtis, Michigan
Reno, Nev. / Reno

Sarah Curtis
earns her fourth career weekly laurel after winning a pair of individual event titles to help No. 8 Michigan rally to victory in the Michigan State Quad, Sunday, edging out conference foe No. 16 Illinois by 0.9 points. The junior Wolverine took top honors in the all-around event in a field of 12 athletes with a 39.250, and tallied a 9.825 to share the vault crown, bettering 21 other competitors. Curtis also finished runner-up on the balance beam (9.750) and floor exercise (9.875) to cap her performance on the day. Her all-around title marks the fourth of her career. Curtis is a three-time Big Ten Gymnast of the week, earning the honor three times in 2008.