Oklahoma’s Haley Scaman, Lara Albright and Chayse Capps have earned the Big 12 weekly gymnastics awards for competition from Feb. 28-March 2. Scaman sets a conference record with her fourth-straight Gymnast of the Week honor. Albright received her second weekly award this season as the Event Specialist of the Week and Capps earned her fifth weekly honor as the Newcomer of the Week.
BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, So., Riverside, Ill.
Scaman was on a roll again in Oklahoma’s final February meet, capping her outstanding month by winning or tying for every event title in OU’s meet vs. Illinois. Scaman tied teammate Chayse Capps for top honors on vault (9.925) and took home solo titles on bars (9.9) and floor exercise (9.975), aiding Oklahoma to a 197.250-195.850 victory over the Illini. Scaman won the floor title in all four of OU’s meets this February while earning a 10.0 from at least one judge on three separate occasions. She has only posted one score below a 9.975 on the event in OU’s last four meets.
BIG 12 EVENT SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Lara Albright, Oklahoma, Sr., Carollton, Texas
Recently shifted to the No. 5 spot in Oklahoma’s floor lineup, Albright has continued to shine for Oklahoma as a FX specialist. A week after being forced to miss competition due to illness, Albright bounced back with ease to earn a 9.9 and finish second overall on the event. She has posted six consecutive scores of 9.9 or higher on floor. The effort propelled Albright onto the national scene this week as she appeared at 12th in the country on floor with an RQS of 9.905.
BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Chayse Capps, Oklahoma, Fr., Plano, Texas
Capps joined teammate Haley Scaman in a sweep of all four individual event titles in OU’s victory over Illinois on Feb. 28. Capps tied with Scaman for the vault title (9.925) before capturing the beam title outright (9.9). Capps’ effort on beam was particularly impressive as the true freshman anchored the event lineup for the first time this season, aiding Oklahoma to a 49.300 on the event. The beam title was her second this season, while her honors on vault gave her first title on that event in 2014.
|Date||Gymnast of the Week||Event Specialist of the Week||Newcomer of the Week|
|Jan. 15||Erica Brewer, Oklahoma, Jr.||Rebecca Clark, Oklahoma, Jr.||Chayse Capps, Oklahoma, Fr.|
|Jan. 21||Erica Brewer, Oklahoma, Jr.||Lara Albright, Oklahoma, Sr.||Alexa Goldberg, West Virginia, Fr.|
|Jan. 28||Hope Sloanhoffer, West Virginia, Sr.||McKenzie Wofford, Oklahoma, Fr.||Chayse Capps, Oklahoma, Fr.|
|Feb. 4||Hope Sloanhoffer, West Virginia, Sr.||Rebecca Clark, Oklahoma, Jr.||Nicolette Swoboda,West Virginia, Fr.|
|Feb. 11||Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, So.||Camille Santerre-Gervais, Iowa State, Sr.||Chayse Capps, Oklahoma. Fr.|
|Feb. 18||Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, So.||Madison Mooring, Oklahoma, Sr.||Chayse Capps, Oklahoma, Fr.|
|Feb. 25||Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, So.||Beth Deal, West Virginia, Jr.||Kara Lovan, Oklahoma, Fr.|
|March 4||Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, So.||Lara Albright, Oklahoma, Sr.||Chayse Capps, Oklahoma, Fr.|