Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Feb. 6, 2017

Gymnast of the Week
Lizzy LeDuc, Illinois
So. – Dallas, Texas - Homeschooled

  • Tallied a career high and tied the program best with a 9.950 on beam in a win vs. Minnesota
  • Recorded season highs on both bars (9.875) and floor (9.900) to help the Illini to a 196.025
  • Won four event titles, including the all-around with a total score of 39.500
  • This is her second Gymnast of the Week honor this season and in her career
  • Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Lizzy LeDuc (Jan. 16, 2017)


Co-Event Specialist of the Week
Paige Zaziski, Michigan
Jr. – Chesterfield, Mich. – Macomb L'Anse Creuse North

  • Finished in the top three on all three of her events during Michigan’s dual meet at Maryland
  • Matched a career high on beam (9.875) and tied a season best on vault (9.875)
  • Notched a 9.875 on bars to help lead the Wolverines to a conference win
  • This is her first career Event Specialist of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Event Specialist of the Week: Lauren Marinez (Jan. 23, 2017)


Co-Event Specialist of the Week
Ashley Lambert, Nebraska
Sr. – Newport News, Va. – Menchville


 

 

  • Completed the weekend with two solid performances on the road at Oklahoma and at home vs. Iowa
  • Set a new season high with a 9.925 on floor vs. the Hawkeyes to win her second event title of the season
  • This is the third Event Specialist of the Week honor she has earned in her career
  • Last Nebraska Event Specialist of the Week: Jennie Laeng (Feb. 1, 2016)


Freshman of the Week
Taylor Houchin, Nebraska
Fr. – Republic, Mo. – Republic High School

  • Started the weekend strong by tying her career high on vault (9.900) to finish second at No. 1 Oklahoma
  • Earned an event title on vault (9.875) in a dual meet with Iowa, and also picked up a third-place finish on floor (9.875)
  • Wins her second Freshman of the Week award this season and helped the Huskers knock off conference-unbeaten Iowa
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Taylor Houchin (Jan. 16, 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

Jan. 30
G:        Melissa Zurawski, Iowa
G:        Nicole Artz, Michigan
E:         Bailey Abernathy, Minnesota
F:         Paige Williams, Minnesota

Feb. 6
G:        Lizzy LeDuc, Illinois
E:         Paige Zaziski, Michigan
E:         Ashley Lambert, Nebraska
F:         Taylor Houchin, Nebraska