Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Jan. 16, 2017

Gymnast of the Week
Lizzy LeDuc, Illinois
So. – Dallas, Texas - Homeschooled

  • Earned four individual titles (vault, beam, floor, all-around) in the season’s home debut for the Illini
  • Scored career highs in the all-around (39.425) and vault (9.850), and tied her collegiate best on beam (9.925)
  • Event titles on floor and in the all-around were her first in those events
  • This is her first Gymnast of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Giana O’Connor (Feb. 29, 2016)

Event Specialist of the Week
Nicole Artz, Michigan
Sr. – Holland, Mich. – West Ottawa

  • Finished with a 9.950 on floor to finish first at the Ohio State quad meet this weekend
  • The score is currently tied for the best in the nation through the first two weeks of the season
  • Artz now has 41 career event titles to her name at the collegiate level
  • This is her first Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Event Specialist of the Week: Lindsay Williams (Feb. 15, 2016)



Freshman of the Week
Taylor Houchin, Nebraska
Fr. – Republic, Mo. – Republic High School

  • Notched three top-10 finishes in the season opener vs. Penn State
  • Won the first event title of her career on vault (9.900)
  • Recorded two scores of 9.825 on bars and on floor in her collegiate debut
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Grace Williams (March 2, 2015)

2017 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 9                    
G:         Briannah Tsang, Penn State
E:         Bailey Abernathy, Minnesota
F:         Charlotte Sullivan, Iowa

Jan. 16
G:         Lizzy LeDuc, Illinois
E:         Nicole Artz, Michigan
F:         Taylor Houchin, Nebraska