Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska Earn Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Jan. 25, 2016

Gymnast of the Week

Hollie Blanske, Nebraska

Sr. – Oak Grove, Minn. – St. Francis

  • Won the floor exercise event, and placed second in three other events, to claim the all-around title with a score of 39.500 in Nebraska’s win over Rutgers
  • Scored a 9.850 or higher in every event, including a 9.95 in the floor exercise
  • Earns her second career Gymnast of the Week honor
  • Last Nebraska Gymnast of the Week: Jessie DeZiel (March 9, 2015)

 

Event Specialist of the Week

Hanna Nordquist, Minnesota

Sr. – Otsego, Minn. – Spectrum

  • Tied for first on the beam (9.950) in the Golden Gophers’ victory over Michigan State
  • One of six gymnasts nationally to score a 9.950 on the beam this season
  • Collects her first Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Event Specialist of the Week: Kylie Schermann (Feb. 17, 2014)

 

 

 

Freshman of the Week

Olivia Karas, Michigan

Fr. – Chicago, Ill. – Latin School of Chicago

  • Claimed the all-around title with a score of 39.550 in Michigan’s dual meet win over Illinois
  • Finished first in the vault competition with a score of 9.950
  • Helped lead Michigan to a team score of 196.990
  • Earns her fourth straight Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Olivia Karas (Jan. 18, 2016)

 

 

2016 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 4    
               

G: Nicole Artz, So., MICH

E: Talia Chiarelli, So., MICH

F: Olivia Karas, MICH

 

Jan. 11                 

G: Nicole Artz, So., MICH

G: Jennie Laeng, Jr., NEB

E: Talia Chiarelli, So., MICH

F: Olivia Karas, MICH

 

Jan. 18                 

G: Olivia Karas, Fr., MICH

G: Lindsay Mable, Sr., MINN

E: Talia Chiarelli, So., MICH

F: Olivia Karas, MICH

 

Jan. 25                  

G: Hollie Blanske, Sr., NEB

E: Hanna Nordquist, Sr., MINN

F: Olivia Karas, MICH