Nebraska and Ohio State Earn Weekly Women's Gymnastics Laurels

Nebraska's Jessie DeZiel has been named Big Ten Co-Gymnast and Freshman of the Week.

Nebraska's Jessie DeZiel has been named Big Ten Co-Gymnast and Freshman of the Week.

Feb. 20, 2012

Co-Gymnast and Freshman of the Week
Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska
Fr. – Rogers, Minn. – Spectrum 

  • Earned three event titles and the all-around crown to lead No. 9 Nebraska to a win at Minnesota
  • Posted a winning all-around score of 39.600 after earning titles on the vault (9.950), balance beam (9.900) and floor exercise (9.900), adding a third-place finish on bars (9.850)
  • Racks up her second Gymnast of the Week honor and sixth consecutive Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Nebraska Gymnast of the Week: Lora Evenstad (Jan. 23, 2012)
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Jessie DeZiel (Feb. 13, 2012)

Co-Gymnast of the Week
Colleen Dean, Ohio State
Jr. – Sylvania, Ohio – Northview 

  • Won the all-around title and added four top-four event finishes in No. 11 Ohio State’s win over No. 20 Denver
  • Tied for second on the balance beam (9.925), placed second on the vault (9.900), tied for third in the floor exercise (9.925) and tied for fourth on bars (9.850)
  • Notched a career-high all-around score of 39.600 en route to the title
  • Wins her first weekly Big Ten award
  • Last Ohio State Gymnast of the Week: Kaylin Schlecht (Jan. 11, 2006)

2012 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 9
G: Sharaya Musser, Jr., PSU
F: Emma Willis, IOWA
Jan. 16
G: Jessie DeZiel, Fr., NEB
F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB
Jan. 23
G: Lora Evenstad, Sr., NEB
G: Sharaya Musser, Jr., PSU
F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB
Jan. 30
G: Alina Weinstein, Jr., ILL
F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB
Feb. 6
G: Sharaya Musser, Jr., PSU
F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB
Feb. 13
G: Sharaya Musser, Jr., PSU
F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB
Feb. 20
G: Jessie DeZiel, Fr., NEB
G: Colleen Dean, Jr., OSU
F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB