Personett, Beilstein, Teike Win Weekly Gymnastics Accolades

Feb. 22, 2010

Gymnast of the Week
Brandi Personett, Penn State
Sr., Katy, Texas/Cinco Rancho

Personett wins her 14th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and fifth this season after winning three individual events and the all-around title in the No. 13 Nittany Lions' 195.950-194.925 weekend victory over West Virginia. The senior finished first on the vault (9.950), in floor exercise (9.950) and on balance beam (9.925) and was second on the uneven bars (9.875). Her win in floor exercise was her seventh of the season and she's won vault and the all-around competition five times this season.

Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Brandi Personett (Feb. 15, 2010)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
Natalie Beilstein, Michigan
Butler, Pa./Knoch

Beilstein wins her fifth Freshman of the Week honor, having done so this time after helping Michigan to a win against No. 5 Utah over the weekend. On vault, Beilstein placed third with a 9.875, her second-best score of the season, and was fourth in floor exercise, also with her second-highest score of the season - 9.875. The win was Michigan's first over Utah since 2004 as the Wolverines now ride a nine-meet home winning streak.

Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Natalie Beilstein (Feb. 8, 2010)

Shanthi Teike
Columbus, Ind./Columbus North

Teike wins her second Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade after placing first in the all-around in Michigan State's win over New Hampshire last weekend. Teike finished the competition with an all-around score of 39.100, which included a first-place effort on the balance beam (9.825) and a second-place performance on floor exercise (9.850). The freshman also posted scores of 9.725 on uneven bars and 9.700 on vault as the Spartans earned a 194.175-192.400 victory.



Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Shanthi Teiki (Jan. 18, 2010)