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Browning, Olson and Updike Earn Gymnast of the Week Honors
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Michelle Browning (Iowa State), Brie Olson (Oklahoma) and Rachel Updike (Missouri) have earned the first Big 12 Gymnast of the Week honors for the 2012 season. Browning is the Gymnast of the Week recipient, while Olson and Updike collect Event Specialist of the Week and Newcomer of the Week honors, respectively. Browning picks up her sixth weekly honor. It is the first weekly accolade for Olson and Updike.

BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Michelle Browning, Iowa State, Sr., Houston, Texas
In her 2012 debut, Browning, the reigning Big 12 Gymnast of the Year, claimed the all-around title against Missouri. She defeated 2011 Big 12 all-around champion Mary Burke with a score of 39.025. The Houston, Texas-native posted the Cyclones' team-high score on both vault and bars, while narrowly missing out on the floor mark. Browning finished the 2011 season ranked 25th in the nation for all-around.

BIG 12 EVENT SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Jr., St. Cloud, Minn.
Olson won the vault event last weekend with a 9.900, tying her career-best. She was one of just two gymnasts at the quad meet to score a 9.900. The junior also captured the event titles in bars and floor, leading the Sooners to a team victory over No. 23 Kentucky, Bowling Green and Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The win extended OU's nation-leading regular season win streak to 32.

BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Rachel Updike, Missouri, Fr., Olathe, Kan.
In her first collegiate gymnastics meet, Updike led the Tigers to a narrow 192.675-192.000 win over No. 23 Iowa State. The freshman earned a 9.900 on vault, 9.850 on beam and a 9.875 for her floor routine to take all three event titles. Updike is the first Missouri gymnast to earn Newcomer of the Week honors.

BIG 12 GYMNASTS OF THE WEEK

Date Gymnast of the Week Event Specialist of the Week Newcomer of the Week
Jan. 10 Michelle Browning, Iowa State, Sr. Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Jr. Rachel Updike, Missouri, Fr.

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