DeZiel named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Gymnast of the Week

Sharaya Musser, Penn State

Jr. – Colorado Springs, Colo. – Pine Creek


  • Earned first-place finishes in the all-around, on vault, balance beam and in the floor exercise in No. 10 Penn State's win over No. 24 Iowa
  • Scored a 39.600 in the all-around after posting first-place scores of 9.925 on the vault and balance beam and adding a 9.900 in the floor exercise en route to first place
  • Took second on the bars with a mark of 9.850
  • Collects her third weekly award this season and the eighth of her career
  • Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Sharaya Musser (Jan. 23, 2012)


Freshman of the Week

Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska

Fr. – Rogers, Minn. – Spectrum


  • Finished first in the all-around, posting top-five finishes in all four events in No. 9 Nebraska's wins over No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 25 Minnesota and Centenary
  • Posted a score of 39.500 in the all-around after placing second on the vault (9.925) and floor exercise (9.875), fourth on the bars (9.850) and fifth on the balance beam (9.850)
  • Reels in her fourth straight Freshman of the Week honor, marking the longest streak in the award's history
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Jessie DeZiel (Jan. 30, 2012)


2012 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 9         G: Sharaya Musser, Jr., PSU

                    F: Emma Willis, IOWA

Jan. 16      G: Jessie DeZiel, Fr., NEB

                    F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB

Jan. 23      G: Lora Evenstad, Sr., NEB

                    G: Sharaya Musser, Jr., PSU

                    F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB

Jan. 30      G: Alina Weinstein, Jr., ILL

                    F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB

Feb. 6        G: Sharaya Musser, Jr., PSU

                    F: Jessie DeZiel, NEB