Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State Earn Women’s Gymnastics Weekly Honors
Jan. 16, 2018


Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Paige Zaziski, Michigan
Sr. – Chesterfield, Mich. – Macomb L'anse Creuse North

• Finished first in the all-around competition with a score of 39.450 in the Wolverines’ dual-meet victory over Ohio State
• Tied for first on bars (9.900), tied for second on beam (9.875), tied for fifth on vault (9.850), and tied for eighth on floor (9.825)
• Posted the top all-around score in the conference and 11th-best nationally over the weekend
• Earns her first career Gymnast of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Olivia Karas (Jan. 8, 2018)

Briannah Tsang, Penn State
Sr. – Vancouver, British Columbia – Burnaby Central Secondary

• Finished first in the all-around competition with a season-best score of 39.425 in the Nittany Lions’ dual-meet against Nebraska
• Claimed the individual event title on floor (9.900), tied for first on bars (9.900), tied for fourth on beam (9.800) and tied for fifth on vault (9.825)
• Her individual event titles marked her 13th career floor title, 12th career all-around title and second career bars title
• The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her second career Gymnast of the Week honor and first of the season
• Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Briannah Tsang (Jan. 9, 2017)

Event Specialist of the Week
Emma McLean, Michigan
Jr. – Clarkston, Mich. – Notre Dame Preparatory

• Won both her events with scores of 9.950 or better, matching the top scores in the nation so far this season, helping the Wolverines defeat Ohio State
• Posted a career-high 9.975 on floor, earning a perfect 10.0 from one of the judges to win the event
• Collected the event title on vault with a score of 9.950
• The Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her fourth career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor and first of the season
• Last Michigan Event Specialist of the Week: Brianna Brown (Jan. 8, 2018)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
Syd Townsend, Michigan
Conestogo, Ontario – Robinson Secondary

• Recorded two scores of 9.900 or better in just her second career meet to help the Wolverines defeat Ohio State with a nation-leading team score of 197.550
• Tied for the win on bars with a 9.900 for her first career event win
• Finished second on vault with an 9.925
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Lexi Funk (March 13, 2017)

Kynsee Roby, Nebraska
Windsor Heights, Iowa – Valley High School

• Posted a pair of top-five finishes in her collegiate debut, helping the Huskers defeat Penn State
• Recorded a 9.825 on beam to tie for second place
• Earned a score of 9.850 on bars to tie for fifth place
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Taylor Houchin (Feb. 27, 2017)

2018 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 8
G: Olivia Karas, Jr., MICH
E: Brianna Brown, Sr., MICH
F: Lauren Bridgens, PSU

Jan. 16
G: Paige Zaziski, Sr., MICH
G: Briannah Tsang, Sr., PSU
E: Emma McLean, Jr., MICH
F: Syd Townsend, MICH
F: Kynsee Roby, NEB