Sarah Shire (Missouri) was selected as the Big 12 Gymnast of the Week, while Erin Davis (Nebraska) earned Big 12 Event Specialist of the Week. Shire was honored for the eighth time in her career and Davis received her first award.
BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Sarah Shire, Missouri, Sr., Columbia, Mo.
Shire placed second in the all-around competition (39.400), helping Missouri to a 195.625 win over No. 14 Kentucky, No. 16 LSU and Arizona State at the Lady Luck Invitational in Las Vegas. She tied for titles on the bars (9.950) and beam (9.900). Her score on the bars marked a career high and tied the Missouri record for highest all-time score on the event.
Big 12 EVENT SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Erin Davis, Nebraska, Jr., Round Rock, Texas
Davis posted a perfect 10.0 on the vault, the first of her career. She is the first Husker to receive a perfect score on the event since 2007. Davis is tied nationally at No. 1 on the vault. Her mark led Nebraska to a 195.200 victory against No. 20 Minnesota (193.375) and No. 23 Illinois (192.775). In addition, she also posted a 9.75 on the floor.
2009 Big 12 Gymnasts/Events Specialists of the Week
Mary Burke, Missouri, So.
Jackie Flanery, Oklahoma, Sr.
Sarah Shire, Missouri, Sr.
Erin Davis, Nebraska, Jr.