Personett, Beilstein Win Weekly Big Ten Gymnastics Awards

Penn State's Brandi Personett won her 11th Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor on Monday.

Penn State's Brandi Personett won her 11th Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor on Monday.

Jan. 25, 2010

Gymnast of the Week
Brandi Personett, Penn State
Sr., Katy, Texas/Cinco Rancho

Personett earns her 11th Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award after finishing first in four events, including the all-around, leading Penn State to a win in Saturday’s quadrangular against Cornell, Iowa and Yale. The senior recorded an all-around score of 39.575, which included a perfect 10.0 on vault, the Nittany Lions’ first in the event since 2003. Personett received a 9.9 on floor and a 9.875 on the balance beam in her other event wins, also recording a 9.8 on the uneven bars, good for a fifth-place finish.

Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Brandi Personett (Jan. 11, 2010)

Freshman of the Week
Natalie Beilstein, Michigan
Butler, Pa./Knoch

Beilstein records her second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor after helping Michigan to a dual meet split over the weekend. Against No. 19 Michigan State on Thursday, the freshman recorded two first-place finishes in the Wolverines’ victory, notching a 9.875 on vault and a 9.825 in the floor exercise. Against No. 9 Nebraska on Sunday, Beilstein finished second on vault (9.800) and was fourth in the floor exercise (9.850).

Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Natalie Beilstein (Jan. 11, 2010)