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Oklahoma Sweeps Weekly Gymnastics Awards for Fourth Straight Week
February 12, 2013
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For the fourth straight week and fifth time this season, Oklahoma swept the Big 12 weekly gymnastics awards. For competition through Feb. 11, Taylor Spears is the Gymnast of the Week recipient, while Madison Mooring and Keeley Kmieciak are named Event Specialist of the Week and Newcomer of the Week, respectively. Spears picked up her sixth Gymnast of the Week award and 10th career weekly recognition while Mooring nabbed her second straight specialist award and third of the season. This is the second newcomer honor for Kmieciak.

BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, Jr., Plano, Texas
Spears won her fourth all-around title of the year at Big 12 opponent Iowa State with a career-high 39.575. The junior was spurred by a career-high 9.975 on beam, garnering the first 10.0 of her career. The score also propelled her to the No. 1 spot in the nation on beam. Spears is also ranked No. 6 nationally in the all-around.

BIG 12 EVENT SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Madison Mooring, Oklahoma, Jr., Sallisaw, Okla.
Mooring earned identical 9.9 scores on beam and vault in Ames, notching season highs in both events. The junior has not scored below a 9.8 all season on vault and cracked the national top 25 beam rankings this week at No. 19 overall.

BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Keeley Kmieciak, Oklahoma, Fr., Naperville, Ill.
Kmieciak set career highs on vault (9.925), bars (9.9) and in the all-around (39.375) at Iowa State, including an individual title on vault with a score that helped OU to a team season high in the event. The freshman's 39.375 took third at the meet behind two upperclassmen teammates and was five-tenths higher than her closest opponent competitor.

2013 BIG 12 GYMNASTS OF THE WEEK

Date Gymnast of the Week Event Specialist of the Week Newcomer of the Week
Jan. 8 Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, Jr. Madison Mooring, Oklahoma, Jr. Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, Fr.
Jan. 15 Erica Brewer, Oklahoma, So. Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Sr. Jaida Lawrence, West Virginia, Fr.
    Alaska Richardson, West Virginia, Sr.  
Jan. 22 Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, Jr. Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, Jr. Keeley Kmieciak, Oklahoma, Fr.
Jan. 29 Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, Jr. Lara Albright, Oklahoma, Jr. Lauren Alexander, Oklahoma, So.
Feb. 5 Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Sr. Madison Mooring, Oklahoma, Jr. Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, Fr.
Feb. 12 Taylor Spears, Oklahoma, Jr. Madison Mooring, Oklahoma, Jr. Keeley Kmieciak, Oklahoma, Fr.

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