March 15, 2006
Big Ten Gymnast of the Week
Laura Johnson, Minnesota
Sr., Albuquerque, N.M./La Cueva
Johnson won three events and the all-around title against Ohio State to earn Gymnast of the Week honors. She claimed first-place finishes on the vault (9.900), parallel bars (9.825) and floor (9.875). Johnson also captured the all-around crown with a score of 39.350. Currently, she ranks as the best all-around performer in the Big Ten with an average score of 39.210. The Albuquerque, N.M., native picks up her fourth Big Ten weekly accolade of the season as she was also honored on Feb. 1, Feb. 15 and March 8.