Feb. 8, 2010
Gymnast of the Week
Brandi Personett, Penn State
Sr., Katy, Texas/Cinco Rancho
Personett wins her 12th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award after leading 17th-ranked Penn State to a 196.425-196.275 victory over No. 23 Illinois on Saturday night. The senior posted an all-around score of 39.600, which tied her career-best, earning top honors. She also finished first on the balance beam (9.950) and in floor exercise (9.925), having won the event at all five meets this season. Personett added a second-place effort on vault (9.850) and a third-place showing on the uneven bars (9.875) to lead the Nittany Lions to victory.
Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Brandi Personett (Jan. 25, 2010)
Freshman of the Week
Natalie Beilstein, Michigan
Beilstein wins her third consecutive Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor after helping the No. 15 Wolverines to a 196.400 team score and a first-place finish at the West Virginia triangular over the weekend. The freshman posted a 9.900 on vault for a first-place effort, and recorded second-place finishes on the balance beam (9.850) and in floor exercise (9.825). Beilstein has won three vault titles in five meets, and her Friday scores on vault and beam were career-best marks.
Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Natalie Beilstein (Feb. 1, 2010)