Michigan and Minnesota Collect Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Michigan's Joanna Sampson helped the Wolverines clinch a share of the inaugural Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Regular Season Championship.

Michigan's Joanna Sampson helped the Wolverines clinch a share of the inaugural Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Regular Season Championship.

March 4, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Gymnast of the Week
Joanna Sampson, Michigan
Jr. – Willow Grove, Pa. – Upper Moreland 

  • Posted three first-place finishes and a third-place effort en route to the all-around title (39.650) in No. 3 Michigan’s dual meet victory over Michigan State to help the Wolverines clinch at least a share of the inaugural Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Regular Season Championship
  • Placed first on the vault (9.950) and floor exercise (9.950), tied for first on bars (9.900) and placed third on balance beam (9.850)
  • Her all-around score was a career high and the sixth-highest in Wolverine history
  • Earns the fourth weekly award of her career
  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Katie Zurales (Feb. 25, 2013)

Event Specialist of the Week
Shelby Gies, Michigan
Jr. – Pennington, N.J. – Hopewell Valley Central 

  • Posted a career high on the balance beam (9.925) en route to the event title in No. 3 Michigan’s dual meet victory over Michigan State last weekend
  • Also recorded a first-place finish and career-high score on bars (9.900)
  • Collects the first weekly award of her career
  • Last Michigan Event Specialist of the Week: Brittnee Martinez (Feb. 18, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Lindsay Mable, Minnesota  
Aurora, Colo. – Eaglecrest   

  • Posted top-10 finishes in every event en route to a fourth-place effort in the all-around (39.525) in No. 14 Minnesota’s dual meet against No. 2 Florida last weekend
  • Tied for second on vault (9.925), sixth in the floor exercise (9.900), placed sixth on bars (9.850) and tied for ninth on balance beam (9.850)
  • Recorded personal bests on the vault, bars and all-around, which was the fourth-best score in Gopher history
  • Picks up the fifth weekly award of her career
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Lindsay Mable (Feb. 25, 2013)