Michigan and Minnesota Earn Women's Gymnastics Weekly Honors

Jan. 17, 2011

Gymnast of the Week
Kylee Botterman, Michigan
Sr. - New Lenox, Ill. - Lincoln-Way Central

Kylee Botterman collects her second straight Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor after earning four first-place finishes, including top honors in the all-around, to send Michigan to a tri-meet win over No. 21 Illinois and Penn State on Friday. Botterman began her night with a top score of 9.975 on the vault, marking the highest score in the country in 2011. She also took first on the balance beam and floor exercise, turning in a 9.875 in each event, and posted a 9.825 on the bars en route to a third-place finish. Botterman's all-around score of 39.550 tied the highest total in the country this season, and her all-around average of 39.475 leads the nation.

Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Kylee Botterman (Jan. 10, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Dusti Russell, Minnesota
Fr. - Oshkosh, Wis. - Oshkosh West

Minnesota's Dusti Russell earns the first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor in program history after helping the Golden Gophers to a dual win over No. 18 Iowa on Saturday. Russell finished third in the all-around with a score of 38.925 after finishing first in the floor exercise (9.875) and second on the balance beam (9.825). The newcomer also posted a ninth-place score on the bars (9.675) and finished 12th on the vault (9.550).

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: N/A

2011 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 10
G: Kylee Botterman, Sr., MICH
FR: Sarah Miller, OSU

Jan. 17
G: Kylee Botterman, Sr., MICH
FR: Dusti Russell, MINN