Michigan and Nebraska Earn Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Weekly Honors

Gymnast and Freshman of the Week

Olivia Karas, Michigan

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

  • Claimed the all-around title with a score of 39.525 versus Nebraska
  • Finished first on the vault competition with a score of 9.850 while finishing second in floor exercise with a score of 9.950
  • Claims her second career Gymnast of the Week honor
  • Earns her fifth straight Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Olivia Karas (Jan. 18, 2016)
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Olivia Karas (Jan. 25, 2016)

Event Specialist of the Week

Jennie Laeng, Nebraska

Jr. – West Middlesex, Pa. – Kennedy Catholic

  • Finished first on the vault (9.850) and bars (9.925), the only two events she competed in
  • Set season high marks in both events
  • Collects her first Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor
  • Last Nebraska Event Specialist of the Week: Grace Williams (Feb. 23, 2015) 

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

 

Feb. 1

G: Olivia Karas, Fr., MICH

E: Jennie Laeng, Jr., NEB

F: Olivia Karas, MICH