Illinois and Nebraska Reel in Weekly Women's Gymnastics Awards

Nebraska's Jessie DeZiel has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the third straight week.

Jan. 30, 2012

Gymnast of the Week
Alina Weinstein, Illinois
Jr. – Plainsboro, N.J. – West Windsor Plainsboro South 

  • Finished first in the all-around and won two event titles against No. 19 Michigan
  • Posted a career-high all-around score of 39.400, finishing first on the bars (9.875) and tying for first on the balance beam (9.825)
  • Tied for third in the floor exercise (9.875) and on the vault (9.825)
  • Earns her first weekly Big Ten award
  • Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Allison Buckley (March 14, 2011)

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

  • Won the all-around, balance beam and floor exercise titles against No. 20 Missouri
  • Posted a score of 9.900 in the floor exercise, adding a 9.800 on the balance beam en route to first place in both events
  • Took third on the bars (9.825) and fifth on vault (9.850), finishing with a score of 39.375 in the all-around
  • Earns her third consecutive Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Jessie DeZiel (Jan. 23, 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
Jan. 30
G: Alina Weinstein, Jr., ILL
F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB