Browning, Stone and Updike Garner Weekly Gymnastics Awards
Courtesy: Big12Sports.com
          Release: 03/13/2012
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Michelle Browning (Iowa State), Sara Stone (Oklahoma) and Rachel Updike (Missouri) have garnered Big 12 gymnastics weekly awards for competition March 9-11. Browning collects her eighth career honor and third this season. It is the fifth career accolade for Stone, while Updike earns her ninth distinction this season. The Sooners have claimed the Event Specialist honor for 10-consecutive weeks.

BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Michelle Browning, Iowa State, Sr., Houston, Texas
With a score of 39.225, Browning earned a share of the all-around title Saturday against then-No. 18 Minnesota. The senior also took home top honors on bars with a 9.850 showing and tied for first on beam with a score of 9.825. Her finish marked the third-straight meet that the Houston-native has tied or won the all-around title and scored at least 39.225. Browning's recent flurry of top performances has moved her into the top 25 nationally in the all-around.

BIG 12 EVENT SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Sara Stone, Oklahoma, Sr., Dallas, Texas
Stone posted a 9.900 on vault to claim second-place honors on the apparatus Sunday against then-No. 3 UCLA. The mark was her 10th 9.900 or higher out of 11 vaults this season. The senior also earned a 9.850 on beam and floor. Stone is currently ranked first nationally on vault and leads the league in the event.

BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Rachel Updike, Missouri, Fr., Olathe, Kan.
Updike recorded a 9.900 on floor en route to earning a share of the event title Friday at then-No. 3 Alabama. It was Updike's seventh floor title this season. She also tabbed a 9.850 on beam, tying her career high. The freshman placed third on vault after receiving a 9.850 on the apparatus. Nationally, the Olathe, Kan.-native ranks 10th on floor and 16th on vault.

2012 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.
Jan. 17 Mary Burke, Missouri, Sr. Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, So. Rachel Updike, Missouri, Fr.
Jan. 24 Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, So. Sara Stone, Oklahoma, Sr. Rachel Updike, Missouri, Fr.
Jan. 31 Michelle Browning, Iowa State, Sr. Sara Stone, Oklahoma, Sr. Rachel Updike, Missouri, Fr.
Feb. 7 Mary Burke, Missouri, Sr. Megan Ferguson, Oklahoma, Sr. Rachel Updike, Missouri, Fr.
Feb. 14 Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, So. Megan Ferguson, Oklahoma, Sr. Rebecca Clark, Oklahoma, Fr.
Feb. 21
Erica Brewer, Oklahoma, Fr.
Megan Ferguson, Oklahoma, Sr. Rachel Updike, Missouri, Fr.
Feb. 28
Mary Burke, Missouri, Sr.
Megan Ferguson, Oklahoma, Sr. Rachel Updike, Missouri, Fr.
March 6
Kayla Nowak, Oklahoma, Jr.
Megan Ferguson, Oklahoma, Sr. Rachel Updike, Missouri, Fr.
March 13
Michelle Browning, Iowa State, Sr.
Sara Stone, Oklahoma, Sr. Rachel Updike, Missouri, Fr.

 

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