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Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska Collect Women’s Gymnastics Weekly Awards

February 11, 2013
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Co-Gymnasts of the Week

Alina Weinstein, Illinois

Sr. – Plainsboro, N.J. – West Windsor Plainsboro South



·         Finished first in the all-around (39.550) and placed in the top four in
every event in No. 22 Illinois’ dual meet against No. 13 Minnesota last weekend

·         Placed first in the floor exercise (9.925) and balance beam (9.900),
second on the vault (9.875) and fourth on bars (9.850)

·         Her score in the all-around tied an Illini record

·         Collects the second weekly award of her career

·         Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Alina Weinstein (Jan. 30, 2012)



Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska

So. – Rogers, Minn. – Spectrum



·         Finished first in the all-around (39.525) and placed in the top five in
every event in No. 9 Nebraska’s dual meet win over Penn State

·         Tied for first on the vault (9.925) and floor exercise (9.925), placed
second on the bars (9.900) and fifth on the balance beam (9.775)

·         Her scores in the all-around, floor exercise, vault and bars were season
highs

·         Earns her third career Gymnast of the Week award and 13th overall weekly
honor

·         Last Nebraska Gymnast of the Week: Emily Wong (Jan. 21, 2013)



Event Specialist of the Week

Janelle Giblin, Nebraska

Sr. – San Roman, Calif. – California



·         Tied her career-best score (9.950) for first place on the bars for the
second consecutive week

·         Also tied for second on the beam (9.850) and placed sixth on the vault
(9.850)

·         Helped No. 9 Nebraska to a dual meet victory over Penn State

·         Earns the second weekly award of her career

·         Last Nebraska Event Specialist of the Week: Janelle Giblin (Feb. 4, 2013)



Freshman of the Week

Alie Glover, Iowa

Destin, Fla. – South Walton



·         Finished first in the all-around (39.050) and placed in the top seven in
three events to lead Iowa to a first-place finish in its tri-meet with Michigan
State and Illinois-Chicago

·         Tied for third on the bars (9.825), placed fifth in the floor exercise
(9.800) and seventh on the balance beam (9.750)

·         Her score on the bars was a career high

·         Picks up the first weekly award of her career

·         Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Emma Willis (Jan. 9, 2012)



2013 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 7         G: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU

                    E: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU (vault)

                    F: Samantha Musto, PSU

Jan. 14      G: Joanna Sampson, Jr., MICH

                    E: Kayla Slechta, Jr., MINN (vault)

                    F: Samantha Musto, PSU

Jan. 21      G: Emily Wong, Jr., NEB

                    E: Reema Zakharia, Jr., MICH (floor exercise)

                    E: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU (floor exercise)

                    F: Lindsay Mable, MINN

Jan. 28      G: Sharaya Musser, Sr., PSU

                    E: Sarah Miller, Jr., OSU (beam)

                    F: Lindsay Mable, MINN

Feb. 4        G: Joanna Sampson, Jr., MICH

                    E: Janelle Giblin, Sr., NEB (bars)

                    F: Giana O’Connor, ILL

Feb. 11     G: Alina Weinstein, Sr., ILL

                    G: Jessie DeZiel, So., NEB

                    E: Janelle Giblin, Sr., NEB (bars)

                    F: Alie Glover, IOWA


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