Illinois, Minnesota and Penn State Take Weekly Women's Gymnastics Accolades
March 7, 2011
Gymnast of the Week
Penn State's Sharaya Musser collects her third consecutive Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award after winning every event title against Maryland and N.C. State on Friday. Musser's performance led the 11th-ranked Nittany Lions to a season-high 197.075 points and a tri-meet win. The sophomore posted a 39.725 in the all-around, marking a career high. She also took first and set new career-best scores on the balance beam (9.950) and in the floor exercise (9.950). Musser posted a 9.925 on the vault and a 9.900 on the parallel bars en route to first place finishes in both events. The award is Musser's fourth this season and fifth of her career.
Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Sharaya Musser (Feb. 28, 2011)
Co-Freshman of the Week
Illinois' Amber See earns her second Big Ten weekly honor after helping the No. 17 Illini to two strong showings over the weekend. See took two event titles in Illinois' win over Western Michigan, scoring a 9.925 in the floor exercise to tie for first and a 9.900 on the vault to win the title. See also picked up two top-10 finishes in a quad-meet with No. 13 Ohio State, No. 4 Oklahoma and Texas Woman's, posting a score of 9.825 in the floor exercise to tie for fifth and recording a 9.800 on the vault to tie for seventh.
Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Amber See (Feb. 21, 2011)
Kayla Slechta, Minnesota
Kayla Slechta reels in her second honor this season after winning the vault title and tying for second place against No. 19 Iowa State. In her all-around debut, Slechta posted a 39.125, marking the best score by a Gopher gymnast in her first all-around competition. Her score of 9.850 on the vault was good for first place, while her 9.775 in the floor exercise tied her for sixth and a 9.725 on the bars tied her for seventh. Slechta also competed on the balance beam for the first time in her career, posting a 9.775 to earn eighth place.
Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Kayla Slechta (Jan. 31, 2011)
2011 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week