Minnesota, Nebraska and Penn State Earn Women's Gymnastics Weekly Honors
Feb. 19, 2018


Gymnast of the Week
Sienna Crouse, Nebraska
Jr. - Fargo, N.D. - Fargo South
  • Recorded top-five finishes on all five events with scores of 9.825 or better in the Huskers' dual meet against top-ranked Oklahoma 
  • Posted a career-high 39.550 in the all-around to take second in the event 
  • Finished at the top of the podium on vault (9.925) and bars (9.925), tied for fourth on floor (9.875) and tied for fifth on beam (9.825)
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree collects her first career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor 
  • Last Nebraska Gymnast of the Week: Jennie Laeng (March 13, 2017)

Event Specialist of the Week
Ivy Lu, Minnesota
So. - Montreal, Quebec - Antoine-de-Saint-Exupery

  • Claimed the title in both of her events to help the Gophers defeat Northern Illinois and Lindenwood at the Mardi Gras Invitational 
  • For the second straight week, she earned a perfect 10 from one judge on bars to claim the event title and finish with a score of 9.975, tying the Gophers' program record 
  • Posted a perfect 10 on beam for the title, making her the second Gopher in program history to record a perfect score on any event 
  • Collects her second career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor 
  • Last Minnesota Event Specialist of the Week: Ivy Lu (Feb. 12, 2018)

Freshman of the Week
Lauren Bridgens, Penn State
Fr. - Darnestown, Md. - Quince Orchard

  • Recorded podium finishes in all five events, helping Penn State defeat Cornell and Penn 
  • Finished at the top of the podium on bars (9.900), beam (9.775), floor (9.850) and in the all-around (39.300) and tied for second on vault (9.775)
  • Posted career-high scores in the all-around and on floor
  • Earns her second career Freshman of the Week honor 
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Lauren Bridgens (Jan. 8, 2018)

2018 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 8
G: Olivia Karas, Jr., MICH
E: Brianna Brown, Sr., MICH
F: Lauren Bridgens, PSU

Jan. 16
G: Paige Zaziski, Sr., MICH
G: Briannah Tsang, Sr., PSU
E: Emma McLean, Jr., MICH
F: Syd Townsend, MICH
F: Kynsee Roby, NEB

Jan. 22
G: Lexy Ramler, Fr., MINN
E: Sienna Crouse, Jr., NEB
F: Lexy Ramler, Fr., MINN

Jan. 28
G: Lexy Ramler, Fr., MINN
E: Sienna Crouse, Jr., NEB
F: Lexy Ramler, Fr., MINN

Feb. 5
G: Briannah Tsang, Sr., PSU
E: Grace Williams, Sr., NEB
F: Lexy Ramler, Fr., MINN

Feb. 12
G: Audrey Barber, Fr., MD
G: Lexy Ramler, Fr., MINN
E: Ivy Lu, So., MINN
F: Audrey Barber, Fr., MD
F: Lexy Ramler, Fr., MINN

Feb. 19
G: Sienna Crouse, Jr., NEB
E: Ivy Lu, So., MINN
F: Lauren Bridgens, Fr., PSU

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