Michigan and Ohio State Earn Women's Gymnastics Weekly Accolades

Michigan's Kylee Botterman (pictured) and Ohio State's Melanie Shaffer have received Big Ten women's gymnastics weekly honors.

Michigan's Kylee Botterman (pictured) and Ohio State's Melanie Shaffer have received Big Ten women's gymnastics weekly honors.

Feb. 14, 2011

Gymnast of the Week
Kylee Botterman, Michigan
Sr. - New Lenox, Ill. - Lincoln-Way Central

Kylee Botterman collects her fifth Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award of 2011 after posting a perfect 10.0 on the vault and winning her sixth all-around title this season for No. 8 Michigan against No. 2 Stanford and No. 9 Nebraska on Sunday. Botterman's performance on the vault marked the first 10 by any gymnast in the country this season and the second in her career. She also earned a first-place finish in the floor exercise (9.900) and took third place on the uneven bars (9.900) and balance beam (9.825) en route to first in the all-around (39.625). With the award, Botterman ties Penn State's Brandi Personnett, who won the honor five times in 2010, for most weekly awards in a season.

Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Kylee Botterman (Feb. 7, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Melanie Shaffer, Ohio State
Pittsburgh, Pa. - Thomas Jefferson

Melanie Shaffer takes home Freshman of the Week laurels after winning the all-around title and collecting two other first-place finishes to lead No. 15 Ohio State to a victory against West Virginia on Saturday. Shaffer posted career-highs on the vault (9.900) and the floor exercise (9.875) on her way to first-place finishes in both events. She also tied for third on the balance beam (9.825) and sixth on the uneven bars (9.725), finishing with a career-high 39.325 in the all-around.

Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Sarah Miller (Feb. 7, 2011)

2011 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 10
G: Kylee Botterman, Sr., MICH
FR: Sarah Miller, OSU

Jan. 17
G: Kylee Botterman, Sr., MICH
FR: Dusti Russell, MINN

Jan. 24
G: Allison Buckley, Sr., ILL
G: Sharaya Musser, So., PSU
FR: Sarah Miller, OSU

Jan. 31
G: Kylee Botterman, Sr., MICH
FR: Kayla Slechta, MINN
FR: Melanie Shaffer, OSU

 

 

Feb. 7
G: Kylee Botterman, Sr., MICH
FR: Sarah Miller, OSU

Feb. 14
G: Kylee Botterman, Sr., MICH
FR: Melanie Shaffer, OSU