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Oklahoma Sweeps Weekly Gymnastics Awards for Sixth Time
February 26, 2013
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For the fifth time in six weeks and sixth time this season, Oklahoma swept the Big 12 weekly gymnastics awards. For competition through Feb. 25, Brie Olson is the Gymnast of the Week recipient, while Maile'ana Kanewa and Keeley Kmieciak are named Event Specialist of the Week and Newcomer of the Week, respectively. Olson picked up her third Gymnast of the Week award this season and sixth career weekly recognition while Kmieciak nabbed her third newcomer honor. This is the first recognition for Kanewa.

BIG 12 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Sr., St. Cloud, Minn.
Olson totaled the highest all-around score of any gymnast in the nation this season and tied an Oklahoma program record with a 39.700 against No. 5 UCLA. The senior scored career highs on beam (9.9) and floor (9.95), and tied for the vault title against the Bruins on the way to her third individual all-around title this season. The senior bested the country's current top-ranked all-arounder for the win. Olson is now ranked No. 4 in the nation in the all-around.

BIG 12 EVENT SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK
Maile'ana Kanewa, Oklahoma, Fr., Naperville, Ill.
In her first collegiate routine after recovering from wrist surgery, Kanewa scored a 9.925 on vault to tie for the event title and give the Sooners an early boost on their way to defeating No. 5 UCLA. Kanewa's score helped OU to its highest team vault score in 10 years with a 49.525.

BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
Keeley Kmieciak, Oklahoma, Fr., Naperville, Ill.
Kmieciak smashed an OU freshman record and earned the highest all-around score of any freshman in the country with a 39.650 against No. 5 UCLA. Kmieciak set personal bests in the all-around and all four events, with each score coming in at 9.9 or above.

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.
Feb. 19 Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Sr. Alaska Richardson, West Virginia, Sr. Haley Scaman, Oklahoma, Fr.
Feb. 26 Brie Olson, Oklahoma, Sr. Maile'ana Kanewa, Oklahoma, Fr. Keeley Kmieciak, Oklahoma, Fr.

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