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.|