Penn State and Rutgers Earn Women's Gymnastics Weekly Honors
Feb. 26, 2018


Gymnast of the Week
Briannah Tsang, Penn State
Sr. - Vancouver, British Columbia - Burnaby Central Secondary
  • Recorded podium finishes on all five events, including her seventh all-around title of the season (39.600), in the Nittany Lions' dual-meet against George Washington 
  • Claimed the individual event title on floor (9.950) and vault (9.900), took second on beam (9.900) and tied for third on bars (9.850) 
  • Her individual event titles on floor and vault marked her fifth title of the season on both events
  • The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns her fourth career Gymnast of the Week honor and third of the season 
  • Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Briannah Tsang (Feb. 5, 2018)

Event Specialist of the Week
Makenzey Shank, Rutgers
Sr. - Phoenix, Ariz. - Saguaro

  • Claimed titles on bars and beam to help the Scarlet Knights' defeat Towson, Western Michigan and Ursinus College in quad-meet action
  • Tied the school record on beam, posting a 9.925 for the individual event title 
  • Posted a career-high 9.900 on bars to claim the title 
  • Collects her first career Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor 
  • Claims the first Event Specialist of the Week honor for Rutgers

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

  • Recorded podium finishes in four events, including a career-high 39.475 in the all-around, in the Nittany Lions' dual-meet against George Washington
  • Finished at the top of the podium on bars (9.925), finished third on vault (9.850), beam (9.850) and in the all-around (39.475) and tied for fifth on floor (9.850)
  • Tied her career-high scores on floor and bars
  • Earns her third career Freshman of the Week honor 
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Lauren Bridgens (Feb. 19, 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

Feb. 26
G: Briannah Tsang, Sr., PSU
E: Makenzey Shank, Sr., RU
F: Lauren Bridgens, Fr., PSU

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