Nebraska and Penn State Claim Weekly Women's Gymnastics Awards

Penn State's Sharaya Musser (pictured) and Nebraska's Lora Evenstad and Jessie DeZiel have earned Big Ten weekly honors.

Jan. 23, 2012

Co-Gymnast of the Week
Lora Evenstad, Nebraska
Sr. – Grand Forks, N.D. – Sacred Heart 

  • Took first place in the all-around and placed in the top three in all four events against Iowa State, leading No. 1 Nebraska to a road victory
  • Earned the floor exercise title with a score of 9.900, placed second on bars (9.875) and took third place on vault (9.850) and balance beam (9.825)
  • Totaled an all-around score of 39.450 to claim first place
  • Picks up her first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Gymnast of the Week: Jessie DeZiel (Jan. 16, 2012)

Sharaya Musser, Penn State
Jr. – Colorado Springs, Colo. – Pine Creek 

  • Took the all-around, balance beam and bars titles in No. 9 Penn State’s second-place finish in a quad meet with No. 5 Alabama, Cornell and Michigan State
  • Scored 9.900 marks on bars and balance beam en route to first-place finishes, adding a third-place score on vault (9.875) and taking 10th in the floor exercise (9.750)
  • Recorded an all-around score of 39.425 en route to the title
  • Collects her seventh career Big Ten weekly award and second this season
  • Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Sharaya Musser (Jan. 9, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska
Fr. – Rogers, Minn. – Spectrum 

  • Won the vault and balance beam crowns in top-ranked Nebraska’s win at Iowa State
  • Scored a 9.900 on the balance beam and 9.875 on the vault, adding a 9.825 in the floor exercise and a 9.800 on the bars to claim fourth place in both events
  • Recorded an all-around score of 39.400 to place second overall
  • Earns her second consecutive Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Jessie DeZiel (Jan. 16, 2012)



2012 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 9
G: Sharaya Musser, Jr., PSU
F: Emma Willis, IOWA
Jan. 16
G: Jessie DeZiel, Fr., NEB
F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB
Jan. 23
G: Lora Evenstad, Sr., NEB
G: Sharaya Musser, Jr., PSU
F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB