BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Hope Sloanhoffer, West Virginia, Sr., Cornwall, N.Y.
Sloanhoffer scored three event wins and the all-around title in WVU’s 195.425-195.4 home opener win over NC State on Jan. 26 at the WVU Coliseum. The team score was a season-best mark and Sloanhoffer’s season-high all-around score of 39.35 helped deliver the win. The senior defeated NC State’s Brittni Watkins, who entered the meet ranked No. 10 nationally in the all-around. Sloanhoffer finished first on floor with a 9.9, matching her career high and tied for wins on vault (9.85) and bars (9.825) and finished fourth on beam with a season-best 9.775 score. She’s won two straight vault and all-around competitions and currently ranks No. 3 in conference in the all-around.
BIG 12 EVENT SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
McKenzie Wofford, Oklahoma, Fr., McKinney, Texas
Wofford was clutch for Oklahoma in her first career road meet, posting career-high performances on both bars (9.9) and beam (9.925). Wofford finished in a tie for second overall on bars, aiding the Sooners to a 49.450 on the event—the team’s highest score this season. Wofford then stepped in as a late addition to the beam lineup and posted a 9.925 in her first career appearance in the OU lineup on the event. She finished second overall behind teammate Spears.
BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Chayse Capps, Oklahoma, Fr., Plano, Texas
Capps came through in three clutch situations for Oklahoma in her first career road meet, posting or tying career-high marks on two events and contributing a crucial score on a third. Capps posted a 9.875 on vault to boost the Sooners to a 49.450 on the event, then earned a 9.9 on beam to boost OU to a 49.525—the nation’s second-highest score on the event this season. Her 9.85 on floor in the No. 2 slot also proved crucial to OU’s victory over No. 17 Arizona.
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.|
|Jan. 28||Hope Sloanhoffer, West Virginia, Sr.||McKenzie Wofford, Oklahoma, Fr.||Chayse Capps, Oklahoma, Fr.|