Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska Collect Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Iowa's Alie Glover was named Freshman of the Week.

Feb. 11, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Alina Weinstein, Illinois
Sr. – Plainsboro, N.J. – West Windsor Plainsboro South 

  • Finished first in the all-around (39.550) and placed in the top four in every event in No. 22 Illinois’ dual meet against No. 13 Minnesota last weekend
  • Placed first in the floor exercise (9.925) and balance beam (9.900), second on the vault (9.875) and fourth on bars (9.850)
  • Her score in the all-around tied an Illini record  
  • Collects the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Alina Weinstein (Jan. 30, 2012)

Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska
So. – Rogers, Minn. – Spectrum 

  • Finished first in the all-around (39.525) and placed in the top five in every event in No. 9 Nebraska’s dual meet win over Penn State  
  • Tied for first on the vault (9.925) and floor exercise (9.925), placed second on the bars (9.900) and fifth on the balance beam (9.775)
  • Her scores in the all-around, floor exercise, vault and bars were season highs  
  • Earns her third career Gymnast of the Week award and 13th overall weekly honor
  • Last Nebraska Gymnast of the Week: Emily Wong (Jan. 21, 2013)

Event Specialist of the Week
Janelle Giblin, Nebraska
Sr. – San Roman, Calif. – California 

  • Tied her career-best score (9.950) for first place on the bars for the second consecutive week
  • Also tied for second on the beam (9.850) and placed sixth on the vault (9.850)
  • Helped No. 9 Nebraska to a dual meet victory over Penn State
  • Earns the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Nebraska Event Specialist of the Week: Janelle Giblin (Feb. 4, 2013)

 

 

Freshman of the Week
Alie Glover, Iowa
Destin, Fla. – South Walton

  • Finished first in the all-around (39.050) and placed in the top seven in three events to lead Iowa to a first-place finish in its tri-meet with Michigan State and Illinois-Chicago
  • Tied for third on the bars (9.825), placed fifth in the floor exercise (9.800) and seventh on the balance beam (9.750)
  • Her score on the bars was a career high
  • Picks up the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Emma Willis (Jan. 9, 2012)

2013 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 7         G: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU
                   E: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU (vault)
                   F: Samantha Musto, PSU

Jan. 14      G: Joanna Sampson, Jr., MICH
                   E: Kayla Slechta, Jr., MINN (vault)
                   F: Samantha Musto, PSU

Jan. 21      G: Emily Wong, Jr., NEB
                   E: Reema Zakharia, Jr., MICH (floor exercise)
                   E: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU (floor exercise)
                   F: Lindsay Mable, MINN

Jan. 28      G: Sharaya Musser, Sr., PSU
                   E: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU (beam)
                   F: Lindsay Mable, MINN

Feb. 4        G: Joanna Sampson, Jr., MICH
                   E: Janelle Giblin, Sr., NEB (bars)
                   F: Giana O’Connor, ILL

Feb. 11     G: Alina Weinstein, Sr., ILL
                   G: Jessie DeZiel, So., NEB
                   E: Janelle Giblin, Sr., NEB (bars)
                   F: Alie Glover, IOWA