Big Ten Announces Weekly Women's Gymnastics Accolades
Feb. 21, 2011
Gymnast of the Week
Penn State's Sharaya Musser earns her second Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award this season after winning the all-around title at Maryland on Friday. Musser tied her season high in the all-around, posting a score of 39.575 to lead the 18th-ranked Nittany Lions to a team season-best of 196.600 in the quad-meet win. She also picked up titles in the floor exercise, scoring a career-high 9.950, and on the balance beam (9.925). Musser finished tied for third on the vault (9.875) and fifth on the bars (9.825).
Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Sharaya Musser (Jan. 24, 2011)
Co-Freshman of the Week
Amber See posted two top-three finishes in No. 17 Illinois' win over Illinois-Chicago on Saturday en route to the first Freshman of the Week award in Illinois history. See took first place on the vault, recording a score of 9.875, and finished second in the floor exercise with a mark of 9.900. Her performance on the vault marked a personal-best score and her second title in the event this season. See's floor exercise score also set a career high.
Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: N/A
Sarah Miller, Ohio State
Ohio State's Sarah Miller earns Co-Freshman of the Week laurels after helping the 14th-ranked Buckeyes to back-to-back wins over the weekend. Against Michigan State on Friday, Miller tied for first on the vault (9.800), tied for second on the balance beam (9.750) and tied for fourth in the floor exercise (9.800). She then won the floor exercise title against Kentucky on Sunday, tallying a 9.925 en route to a new career high. Miller also tied for third on the beam (9.800) and tied for sixth on the vault (9.825). The award is Miller's fourth of the season.
Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Melanie Shaffer (Feb. 14, 2011)
2011 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week