Big Ten Announces 2007 Women's Gymnastics All-Big Ten

March 30, 2007

Park Ridge, Ill. - The Big Ten office announced the 2007 Women's Gymnastics All-Conference Teams tonight during the Big Ten Championships banquet. The women's gymnastics individual awards, including the Gymnast, Freshman and Coach of the Year, will be released following the Big Ten Championships to be held on Saturday, March 31, at Rec Hall on the campus of Penn State University.

The 2007 All-Big Ten first team featured two-time All-Conference honorees in Tatjana Thuener-Rego of Michigan, Kristen Coleman of Michigan State and Maalika Moore-Thomas of Ohio State.

The conference office also announced honorees from each team for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. Honorees for women's gymnastics are Illinois' Marijka Botterman, Iowa's Kara Pinjuv, Michigan's Nellie Kippley, Michigan State's Katlyn Roggensack, Minnesota's Amanda Miles, Ohio State's Alyssa Meyer and Penn State's Ashley Mehrer. These seven student-athletes are now candidates for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, as the conference office will honor one male and one female student-athlete from each institution at the end of the school year.

The complete list of the 2007 All-Big Ten Teams follow:

First Team
Nicole Cowart, Illinois
Katie Burke, Iowa
Becky Bernard, Michigan
Tatjana Thuener-Rego, Michigan
Kristen Coleman, Michigan State
Nicole Curler, Michigan State
Rochelle Robinson, Michigan State
Kaylan Clevinger, Ohio State
Maalika Moore-Thomas, Ohio State
Brandi Personett, Penn State

Second Team
Julie Crall, Illinois
Cara Pomeroy, Illinois
Kara Pinjuv, Iowa
Katie Turcotte, Iowa
Jennifer Simbhudas, Iowa
Katie Lieberman, Michigan
Huneth Lor, Michigan
Carmelina Carabajal, Minnesota
Katie Perret, Penn State
Stephanie Sullivan, Penn State