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Final Weekly Awards Announced
March 13, 2017
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Maddie Karr (DU), AJ Jackson (OU) and Maggie Nichols (OU) receive weekly award nods following the final week of regular season competition. Karr is named Gymnast of the Week for the second time this season. She is joined by Jackson who tabbed the Event Specialist of the Week honor for the second time this year and Nichols, the seven-time Newcomer of the Week.

Gymnast of the Week
Maddie Karr, Denver, Fr., Stillwater, Minn.
  • Won her sixth all-around title against No. 10 Boise State, scoring a 39.625 mark.
  • Won the vault title with a 9.950 mark to record her seventh consecutive vault title and 22nd overall title this season, good for second most by a Denver freshman in program history.
  • Matched the highest all-around score by a Big 12 gymnast this week and tied the sixth-highest all-around score in program history.
  • Tied her personal best on bars with a 9.900 score to help DU set the school record on the event with a 49.450.
Event Specialist of the Week
AJ Jackson, Oklahoma, Jr., Belton, Mo.
  • Helped the Sooners to a 197.800-796.775 victory at No. 17 California, capping an undefeated regular season.
  • Tallied a 9.95 on floor to claim the event title, the highest score of the meet for any competitor on any event.
  • Recorded a 9.9 on vault to finish third on the event.
  • Has now scored at least a 9.9 on vault eight times this season and at least a 9.95 on floor in six straight meets.
Newcomer of the Week
Maggie Nichols, Oklahoma, Fr., Little Canada, Minn.
  • Contributed a pair of 9.9 scores on both bars and beam to claim a share of the individual titles on both events.
  • Has not scored below a 9.9 on either event this season.
  • Ranks in the top five in the nation for every event, including first place in all-around, floor and tied for first on beam..

BIG 12 GYMNASTICS WEEKLY AWARDS

Date Gymnast Event Specialist Newcomer
January 9 Chayse Capps, OU, Sr. Stefani Catour, OU, Jr. Maggie Nichols, OU, Fr.
January 16 Chayse Capps, OU, Sr. AJ Jackson, OU, Jr. Maggie Nichols, OU, Fr.
January 23 Maggie Nichols, OU, Fr. AJ Jackson, OU, Jr. Sam Ogden, DU, Fr.
January 30 Maggie Nichols, OU, Fr. AJ Jackson, OU, Jr. Maggie Nichols, OU, Fr.
February 6 Kirah Koshinski, WVU, So. Nicole Lehrmann, OU, So. Maggie Nichols, OU, Fr.
February 13  Maddie Karr, DU, Fr.  AJ Jackson, OU, Jr. Maggie Nichols, OU, Fr. 
February 21 Maggie Nichols, OU, Fr. Stefani Catour, OU, Jr. Maddie Karr, DU, Fr.
February 27 Chayse Capps, OU, Sr. McKenzie Wofford, OU, Sr. Jade Degouveia, OU, Fr.
March 6 Chayse Capps, OU, Sr. Leah Lomonte, DU, Sr. Maggie Nichols, OU, Fr.
March 13  Maddie Karr, DU, Fr. AJ Jackson, OU, Jr.
Maggie Nichols, OU, Fr.
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