Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

March 13, 2017

Co-Gymnast of the Week
Bailie Holst, Minnesota
Sr. – Frederick, Colo. – Berthoud HS

  • Set a personal record to win the all-around competition at the Big Five meet hosted by Iowa
  • Ended the meet with a 39.425 and four top-10 individual event finishes
  • Tallied a 9.925 on bars to finish third in the event
  • This is the first career Gymnast of the Week honor for Holst
  • Last Minnesota Gymnast of the Week: Lindsay Mable (Feb. 22, 2016)


Co-Gymnast of the Week
Jennie Laeng, Nebraska
Sr. – West Middlesex, Pa. – Kennedy Catholic

  • Recorded a new career high with a 39.400 to win the all-around competition at the Big Five meet hosted by Illinois
  • Earned two runner-up finishes in the meet on floor (9.900) and on beam (9.875), pacing the Huskers to a share of the Big Ten regular-season title
  • Also recorded a top-five finish on vault with a 9.825
  • This is the second Gymnast of the Week award in Laeng’s career
  • Last Nebraska Gymnast of the Week: Taylor Houchin (Feb. 27, 2017)

 

 


Event Specialist of the Week
Paige Zaziski, Michigan
Jr. – Chesterfield, Mich. – Macomb L’Anse Creuse North

  • Claimed an event title and two additional top-10 finishes at the Big Five meet hosted by Iowa
  • Secured the event title on bars with a 9.950 to help lead the Wolverines to a share of the Big Ten title
  • Notched 9.850 on beam to finish fourth and also hit a 9.800 on vault to finish ninth
  • This is the second Event Specialist of the Week honor for Zaziski this season and in her career
  • Last Michigan Event Specialist of the Week: Emma McLean (March 6, 2017)


Freshman of the Week
Lexi Funk, Michigan
Fr. – Aurora, Ill. – Oswego East

  • Finished third in the all-around and had three top-10 finishes at the Big Five meet hosted by Iowa
  • Matched a career best with a 39.275 in the all-around competition to lead Michigan to an overall score of 197.150
  • Recorded a 9.850 on three separate events (bars, beam and floor)
  • This is the second Freshman of the Week honor that Funk has received
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Lexi Funk (Feb. 20, 2017)


2017 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 9
G:        Briannah Tsang, Penn State
E:         Bailey Abernathy, Minnesota
F:         Charlotte Sullivan, Iowa

Jan. 16
G:        Lizzy LeDuc, Illinois
E:         Nicole Artz, Michigan
F:         Taylor Houchin, Nebraska

Jan. 23
G:        Nicole Artz, Michigan
E:         Lauren Marinez, Michigan
F:         Clair Kaji, Iowa

Jan. 30
G:        Melissa Zurawski, Iowa
G:        Nicole Artz, Michigan
E:         Bailey Abernathy, Minnesota
F:         Paige Williams, Minnesota

Feb. 6
G:        Lizzy LeDuc, Illinois
E:         Paige Zaziski, Michigan
E:         Ashley Lambert, Nebraska
F:         Taylor Houchin, Nebraska

Feb. 13
G:        Nicole Artz, Michigan
E:         Ashley Lambert, Nebraska
F:         Charlotte Sullivan, Iowa

Feb. 20
G:        Alexis Mattern, Ohio State
E:         Emma McLean, Michigan
F:         Lexi Funk, Michigan

Feb. 27
G:        Taylor Houchin, Nebraska
E:         Emma McLean, Michigan
F:         Taylor Houchin, Nebraska

March 6
G:        Olivia Karas, Michigan
E:         Emma McLean, Michigan
E:         Bailey Abernathy, Minnesota
F:         Clair Kaji, Iowa

March 13
G:        Bailie Holst, Minnesota
G:        Jennie Laeng, Nebraska
E:         Paige Zaziski, Michigan
F:         Lexi Funk, Michigan