Michigan, Minnesota and Penn State Collect Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Michigan's Joanna Sampson was named Gymnast of the Week.

Michigan's Joanna Sampson was named Gymnast of the Week.

Jan. 14, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Gymnast of the Week
Joanna Sampson, Michigan
Jr. – Willow Grove, Pa. – Upper Moreland 

  • Took first place in the all-around and placed in the top six in all four of her events to help No. 10 Michigan defeat No. 7 Nebraska
  • Tied for the floor exercise title with a score of 9.925, tied for third on vault (9.800), tied for fifth on balance beam (9.850) and tied for sixth on bars (9.825)
  • Placed first in the all-around for the second consecutive week (39.400)
  • Earns the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Kylee Botterman (Feb. 14, 2011)

Event Specialist of the Week
Kayla Slechta, Minnesota
Jr. – Shakopee, Minn. – Shakopee 

  • Placed first on the vault with a score of 9.950 last weekend
  • Also tied for first in the floor exercise (9.875) and tied for third on the bars (9.725)
  • Led the No. 23 Golden Gophers to a dual meet victory over No. 17 Washington
  • Collects the third weekly award of her career
  • Last Minnesota Event Specialist of the Week: N/A

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

  • Finished first in the all-around and placed in the top six in all four of her events to help No. 16 Penn State to a dual meet victory over UIC
  • Earned the floor exercise title with a score of 9.750, placed second on vault (9.825), tied for third on bars (9.775) and tied for sixth on balance beam (9.675)
  • Totaled an all-around score of 39.025 to claim first place
  • Picks up the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Samantha Musto (Jan. 7, 2013)

 

 

2013 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 7         G: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU
                   E: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU (v)
                   F: Samantha Musto, PSU

Jan. 14      G: Joanna Sampson, Jr., MICH
                   E: Kayla Slechta, Jr., MINN (v)
                   F: Samantha Musto, PSU

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