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Oklahoma Sweeps Weekly Gymnastics Awards
January 22, 2013
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Oklahoma's Taylor Spears, Haley Scaman and Keeley Kmieciak have earned the Big 12 weekly gymnastics awards for competition through Jan. 22 . Spears is the Gymnast of the Week recipient for the second time this season, while Scaman and Kmieciak collect Event Specialist of the Week and Newcomer of the Week honors, respectively. Spears picked up her fourth Gymnast of the Week honor and eighth career weekly accolade. This is Scaman's second weekly award and the first recognition for Kmieciak.

This is the second time this season that OU has swept the weekly honors.

BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, Jr., Plano, Texas
Spears won three individual titles in OU's home opener vs. No. 11 Denver, taking the vault, beam and all-around titles. The junior tied her career highs in the vault (9.9) and beam (9.925) while setting a new career high in the all-around by a tenth (39.550). Spears helped the Sooners to their highest score of the season and their highest score ever in a home opener.

BIG 12 EVENT SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, Fr., Riverside, Ill.
Scaman helped OU to a 197.325-195.850 win over No. 11 Denver. A freshman in her first-career home meet, Scaman set a career-high with a 9.925 on floor, a season best by any Sooner and a score that has helped Scaman rank eighth in the nation in the event this season.

BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Keeley Kmieciak, Oklahoma, Fr., Naperville, Ill.
Kmieciak set personal bests in two events and the all-around against No. 11 Denver, including a 9.9 on bars. The freshman excelled in front of a home crowd of 2,389 fans, the second-most fans in OU history at a women's gymnastics meet.

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.

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