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Oklahoma, West Virginia Split Weekly Gymnastics Awards
February 19, 2013
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 Brie Olson (Oklahoma), Alaska Richardson (West Virginia) and Haley Scaman (Oklahoma) have earned the Big 12 weekly gymnastics awards for competition through Feb. 18 . Olson is the Gymnast of the Week recipient for the second time this season, while Richardson is  the Event Specialist of the Week and Scaman nabs Newcomer of the Week honors. This is Olson's fifth career weekly award, the fourth recognition for Scaman and the second for Richardson.

BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Sr., St. Cloud, Minn.
Olson fought through illness to win the all-around title at the Perfect 10 Challenge with a 39.550. The senior earned season-high scores in three of the four events and tied her career highs on bars at 9.95 and beam at 9.9.

BIG 12 EVENT SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Alaska Richardson, West Virginia, Sr., Dayton, Ohio
Richardson had a career day at No. 18 Maryland, scoring a personal-best 9.925 on vault to win the event outright and helping the Mountaineers tally a season-best 49.225 on vault. The vault was her first 9.9-plus routine of the season. The senior defeated Terp junior Katy Dodds, who currently ranks No. 6 nationally. She also finished a team-best fifth on floor with a 9.85 mark.

BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, Fr., Riverside, Ill.
Scaman won the Perfect 10 Challenge vault title with a 9.9, tying a career high for the freshman. She also totaled a score of 9.85 on bars in addition to a 9.875 on floor, an event in which she is the top-ranked freshman in the country and currently No. 8 overall.

2013 BIG 12 GYMNASTS OF THE WEEK

Date Gymnast of the Week Event Specialist of the Week Newcomer of the Week
Jan. 8 Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, Jr. Madison Mooring, Oklahoma, Jr. Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, Fr.
Jan. 15 Erica Brewer, Oklahoma, So. Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Sr. Jaida Lawrence, West Virginia, Fr.
    Alaska Richardson, West Virginia, Sr.  
Jan. 22 Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, Jr. Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, Jr. Keeley Kmieciak, Oklahoma, Fr.
Jan. 29 Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, Jr. Lara Albright, Oklahoma, Jr. Lauren Alexander, Oklahoma, So.
Feb. 5 Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Sr. Madison Mooring, Oklahoma, Jr. Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, Fr.
Feb. 12 Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, Jr. Madison Mooring, Oklahoma, Jr. Keeley Kmieciak, Oklahoma, Fr.
Feb. 19 Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Sr. Alaska Richardson, West Virginia, Sr. Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, Fr.

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