Oklahoma, West Virginia Receive Weekly Gymnastics Awards
Courtesy: Big12Sports.com
          Release: 01/21/2014
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Erica Brewer (Oklahoma), Lara Albright (Oklahoma) and Alexa Goldberg (West Virginia) have earned the Big 12 weekly gymnastics awards for competition through Jan. 17. Brewer is the Gymnast of the Week recipient for back-to-back weeks, while Albright is the Event Specialist of the Week and Goldberg nabs Newcomer of the Week honors. Brewer picked up her fourth Gymnast of the Week honor and fifth weekly accolade overall. This is Albright’s second weekly award recognition and Goldberg’s first.

BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Erica Brewer, Oklahoma, Jr., Louisville, Ky.
Brewer rolled to her second all-around title in as many weeks in OU’s Big 12 home opener, posting a 39.425 to take top honors at the meet. Brewer also won the event title on beam (9.825) and tied for the bars title (9.85) with teammates Haley Scaman and Taylor Spears. The junior tied her career-high on vault for the second consecutive week with a 9.85, aiding the Sooners to a 49.400 on the event.

BIG 12 EVENT SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Lara Albright, Oklahoma, Sr., Carollton,  Texas
Albright tied her career-high on floor exercise in the Sooners’ second meet of the year. Albright competed in the leadoff position for OU, sparking the team to a 49.200 on the event. The senior took the event title on the event to aid the Sooners to a win over ISU.

BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Alexa Goldberg, West Virginia, Fr., Ivyland, Pa.
Goldberg won her second straight bars title, scoring 9.875 at Maryland on Jan. 17. Competing at the Mountaineers’ anchor, she again nailed her landing and earned at least one 9.9 from a judge; Goldberg scored 9.925 at Kentucky on Jan. 10. In addition to her bars performance, Goldberg finished fourth on floor with a career-best 9.775 score, the third-best mark of the meet.

2014 BIG 12 GYMNASTS OF THE WEEK

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.
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