Michigan and Minnesota Earn Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Weekly Awards

March 14, 2016

Gymnast and Freshman of the Week
Olivia Karas, Michigan
Fr. – Chicago, Ill – Latin School of Chicago

  • Finished first in the all-around competition with a score of 39.625 at the Big Five Meet
  • Matched a career high score of 9.950 on the vault to earn a first-place finish
  • Placed first in the floor exercise competition with a mark of 9.925
  • Earns her third Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor
  • Collects her ninth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Nicole Artz (March 7, 2016)
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Olivia Karas (March 7, 2016)

Event Specialist of the Week
Hanna Nordquist, Minnesota
Sr. – Otsego, Minn. – Spectrum
  • Scored a perfect 10.00 to earn a first-place finish on the beam at the Big Five Meet
  • Helped contribute to the highest team score on the beam in program history (49.675)
  • Collects her third Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Event Specialist of the Week: Hanna Nordquist (March 7, 2016)

2016 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 4    
               

G: Nicole Artz, Jr., MICH

E: Talia Chiarelli, So., MICH

F: Olivia Karas, MICH

 

Jan. 11                 

G: Nicole Artz, Jr., MICH


 

 

G: Jennie Laeng, Jr., NEB

E: Talia Chiarelli, So., MICH

F: Olivia Karas, MICH

 

Jan. 18                 

G: Olivia Karas, Fr., MICH

G: Lindsay Mable, Sr., MINN

E: Talia Chiarelli, So., MICH

F: Olivia Karas, MICH

 

Jan. 25 

G: Hollie Blanske, Sr., NEB

E: Hanna Nordquist, Sr., MINN

F: Olivia Karas, MICH

 

Feb. 1

G: Olivia Karas, Fr., MICH

E: Jennie Laeng, Jr., NEB

F: Olivia Karas, MICH

 

Feb. 9

G: Nicole Artz, Jr., MICH

G: Lindsay Mable, Sr., MINN

E: Talia Chiarelli, So., MICH

F: Kaitlyn Hofland, OSU

 

Feb. 15

G: Lindsay Mable, Sr., MINN

E: Lindsay Williams, Sr., MICH

F: Olivia Karas, MICH

 

Feb. 22

G: Lindsay Mable, Sr., MINN

E: Sunny Kato, Sr., ILL

F: Lizzy Leduc, ILL

 

Feb. 29

G: Giana O’Connor, Sr., ILL

G: Lindsay Mable, Sr., MINN

E: Sunny Kato, Sr., ILL

F: Olivia Karas, MICH

 

March 7

G: Nicole Artz, Jr., MICH

E: Hanna Nordquist, Sr., MINN

F: Olivia Karas, MICH­

 

March 14

G: Olivia Karas, Fr., MICH­

E: Hanna Nordquist, Sr., MINN

F: Olivia Karas, MICH­