Illinois and Nebraska Earn Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Weekly Honors

Illinois' Amber See

Illinois' Amber See

Feb. 24, 2014

Gymnast of the Week
Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska
Jr. – Rogers, Minn. – Spectrum

  • Won the all-around with a score of 39.525 to help Nebraska defeat Kentucky, Stout and Bridgeport
  • Placed first on the vault (9.975) and bars (9.900), second on the floor exercise (9.850) and third on the beam (9.800)
  • Score on the vault was a career-high mark
  • Earns her fifth Gymnast of the Week honor and 14th weekly award
  • Last Nebraska Gymnast of the Week: Emily Wong (Feb. 10, 2014)

Event Specialist of the Week
Amber See, Illinois
Sr. – Minnetonka, Minn. – Hopkins

  • Scored a 10.0 on the vault en route to the event title to help Illinois win the State of Illinois Classic
  • Tied the program record on vault and became the third Illinois gymnast to score a perfect 10.0
  • Placed first on the floor exercise (9.950) to help the Fighting Illini defeat Ohio State and Central Michigan
  • Collects the third weekly award of her career
  • Last Illinois Event Specialist of the Week: N/A

Freshman of the Week
Erin Buchanan, Illinois
Fr. – Haymarket, Va. – Battlefield 

  • Tied for second on the vault with a score of 9.900 to help Illinois win the State of Illinois Classic
  • Tied for fourth on the floor exercise (9.875) and vault (9.850) in Illinois’ tri-meet win versus Ohio State and Central Michigan
  • Earns the third weekly award of her career
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Emily Lennon (Feb. 17, 2014)

2014 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 6    
G: Randi Lau, Jr., PSU
E: Kassidy Stauder, Sr., PSU
F: Nicole Medvitz, PSU

Jan. 13 
G: Emily Wong, Sr., NEB
E: Natalie Beilstein, Sr., MICH
F: Nicole Artz, MICH

Jan. 20 
G: Joanna Sampson, Sr., MICH
E: Austin Sheppard, So., MICH
F: Erin Buchanan, ILL

Jan. 27 
G: Lindsay Mable, So., MINN
E: Reema Zakharia, Sr., MICH
F: Nicole Artz, MICH

Feb. 3   
G: Joanna Sampson, Sr., MICH
E: Austin Sheppard, So., MICH
F: Erin Buchanan, ILL

Feb. 10
G: Emily Wong, Sr., NEB
E: Jennifer Lauer, Jr., NEB
F: Nicole Artz, MICH

Feb. 17
G: Lindsay Mable, So., MINN
E: Kylie Schermann, Jr., MINN
F: Emily Lennon, ILL

Feb. 24:               
G: Jessie DeZiel, Jr., NEB
E: Amber See, Sr., ILL
F: Erin Buchanan, ILL