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Oklahoma, West Virginia Split Weekly Gymnastics Honors
January 15, 2013
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Erica Brewer (Oklahoma), Brie Olson (Oklahoma), Alaska Richardson (West Virginia) and Jaida Lawrence (West Virginia) have earned the Big 12 weekly gymnastics awards for competition through Jan. 13 . Brewer is the Gymnast of the Week recipient, while Olson and Richardson are co-Event Specialists of the Week. Lawrence nabs Newcomer of the Week honors. Brewer picks up her second Gymnast of the Week honor and third weekly accolade overall. This is Olson's third weekly award and the first recognition for Richardson and Lawrence.

BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Erica Brewer, Oklahoma, So., Louisville, Ky.
Brewer won the all-around title at Arizona State after injury kept her out in week one at Georgia. The sophomore scored a 39.350 and is ranked No. 10 in the nation. Brewer also tied for the bars title and won the beam title at ASU. Brewer's beam score of 9.925 is the highest score on any event for the Sooners this season and puts her in the No. 2 spot nationally, helping the No. 3-ranked Sooners to a 2-0 on the year.

BIG 12 EVENT SPECIALISTS OF THE WEEK
Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Sr., St. Cloud, Minn.
Olson tied for the bars title with Brewer at ASU. Competing on beam, Olson set a career high with a 9.9, helping OU to the No. 2 beam ranking in the nation. Olson is currently ranked No. 12 on beam, No. 17 on bars and No. 17 in the all-around nationally.

Alaska Richardson, West Virginia, Sr., Dayton, Ohio
Against Pitt, Richardson finished first on both events she competed. She matched a career best on floor with a score of 9.9, a mark she achieved only once in 2012. She also scored a 9.825 to secure a first-place on the vault.

BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Jaida Lawrence, West Virginia, Fr., Rocky Hill, Conn.
Lawrence hit all three events in first collegiate meet at Pitt. She anchored bars and floor, and followed a fall on bars. The freshman's scores on each event counted toward the team's score, and she reached the podium in her first action as a Mountaineer with a 9.775 mark on bars, tying her for second place.

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.  

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