Gymnastics - Archives 2015-16
For the first time this season the Oklahoma Sooners have swept the weekly gymnastics awards. Chayse Capps grabbed Gymnast of the Week, McKenzie Wofford the Event Specialist and Nicole Lehrmann was named Newcomer of the Week. It marks the second career Gymnast of the Week award for Capps, who also earned the 2014 Newcomer of the Year Award. Lehrmann won her first career honor while Wofford nabbed her third award of 2016, eighth overall. the Sooners swept the weekly awards six times in 2015, with the Week of March 10 as the most recent.
Denver, Oklahoma and West Virginia each take home one weekly award after another strong week of Big 12 gymnastics. Denver's Nina McGee has earned Gymnast of the Week honors for the second time this season and West Virginia's Kirah Koshinski nabbed Newcomer of the Week honors for the third consecutive week. Oklahoma's Natalie Brown is the Event Specialist of the Week for the first time. Brown was previously named Newcomer of the Week one time in 2015, and Koshinski's three-straight newcomer awards are the first since OU's Brenna Dowell accomplished the feat January 20-February 3 last season.
Oklahoma's Keeley Kmieciak has been named the Gymnast of the Week, while teammate McKenzie Wofford and West Virginia freshman Kirah Koshinski repeat as the Event Specialist and Newcomer of the Week respectively. The honor marked the seventh time in Wofford's career that she has nabbed the Event Specialist award, and it was the first Gymnast of the Week award for Kmieciak after she earned three Newcomer of the Week honors in 2013.
Denver, Oklahoma and West Virginia each took home one weekly honor in the first gymnastics awards of the 2016 season. Denver's Nina McGee earned Gymnast of the Week, Oklahoma's McKenzie Wofford is the Event Specialist and West Virginia's Kirah Koshinski was named top Newcomer. It marked the first Big 12 awards for both McGee and Koshinski, who were each appearing in their first meets as members of the Big 12, and the sixth Event Specialist of the Week award for Wofford in her career.
Tickets for the 2016 Big 12 Gymnastics Championship are now available. This season's championship, which will take place Saturday, March 19 at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas, marks the second time the event will be held at a neutral site. The championship will begin at 4 p.m. CT.
The Big 12 Conference has added six affiliate members to its postseason wrestling competition, while Denver has been added as an affiliate member in gymnastics.