Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Jan. 23, 2017

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

  • Scored a perfect 10.0 on floor to propel the Wolverines to a home win vs. Illinois
  • First perfect 10.0 for Michigan since March 2014, and only 19th perfect score on floor in school history
  • Recorded a 39.425 while competing in the all-around for the first time this season
  • This is her ninth Gymnast of the Week honor and first of the 2017 season
  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Nicole Artz (March 7, 2016)

Event Specialist of the Week
Lauren Marinez, Michigan
Jr. – Orlando, Fla. – The Classical School of the First Academy

  • Won beam vs. Illinois with a score of 9.875
  • Finished tied for second with a career-high 9.900 on bars
  • The performance helped the Wolverines eclipse 197.000 for the first time in 2017
  • This is her first Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Event Specialist of the Week: Nicole Artz (Jan. 16, 2017)



Freshman of the Week
Clair Kaji, Iowa
Fr. – Vancouver, Canada

  • Earned a career-best score of 9.900 on floor to win her second event title of the season
  • Registered her collegiate best on beam with a 9.875 to finish fourth in the event
  • Helped lead the Hawkeyes to an upset victory vs. Ohio State with a season best 196.175
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Charlotte Sullivan (Jan. 9, 2017)

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

Jan. 23
G:        Nicole Artz, Michigan
E:         Lauren Marinez, Michigan
F:         Clair Kaji, Iowa