Illinois, Minnesota and Penn State Collect Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Minnesota's Lindsay Mable was named Freshman of the Week.

Minnesota's Lindsay Mable was named Freshman of the Week.

March 18, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Gymnast of the Week
Alina Weinstein, Illinois
Sr. – Plainsboro, N.J. – West Windsor Plainsboro South 

  • Posted first-place finishes in every event en route to the all-around title (39.625) at the Illinois Classic last weekend
  • Recorded the second perfect 10 in program history on vault and broke her Illini record all-around score   
  • Placed first on the vault (10.000), uneven bars (9.900), balance beam (9.800) and floor exercise (9.925)
  • Collects the fourth weekly award of her career and third of the season
  • Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Alina Weinstein (Feb. 18, 2013)

Event Specialist of the Week
Madison Merriam, Penn State
Sr. – Gaithersburg, Md. – Magruder   

  • Posted a career high on the vault (9.950) en route to the event title in No. 16 Penn State’s dual meet victory over No. 19 Kentucky last weekend
  • Also tied for first in the floor exercise (9.925) and second on uneven bars (9.875)
  • Her score on the uneven bars matched a career high
  • Earns the second weekly award of her career
  • Last Penn State Event Specialist of the Week: Madison Merriam (Feb. 18, 2013)

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

  • Posted four top-six finishes en route to the all-around title (39.525) in No. 14 Minnesota’s dual meet victory over No. 20 Ohio State to help the Gophers clinch a share of the inaugural regular-season Big Ten Championship
  • Placed first in the floor exercise (9.950) and on vault (9.950), tied for fourth on uneven bars (9.825) and sixth on balance beam (9.800)
  • Her all-around total and vault score were personal bests
  • Picks up the sixth weekly award of her career
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Lindsay Mable (March 4, 2013)