Laeng Earns BIG Honor

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Co-Gymnasts of the Week

Nicole Artz, Michigan

Jr. – Holland, Mich. – West Ottawa

  • Claimed the all-around title with a score of 39.450 in Michigan’s dual meet win over Georgia
  • Tied for first place in the bar competition (9.900), on the beam (9.875) and in the floor exercise (9.950)
  • Helped lead Michigan to a score of 196.925, the highest in the nation this season
  • Earns the sixth Big Ten weekly award of her career and second in as many weeks
  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Nicole Artz (Jan. 4, 2016)

Jennie Laeng, Nebraska

Jr. – West Middlesex, Pa. – Kennedy Catholic

  • Registered her first career all-around victory with a score of 39.350 to defeat Arizona State and Bowling Green
  • Recorded first-place finishes in all four events, scoring a 9.825 on the vault, 9.850 on the bars, 9.825 on the beam and 9.850 in the floor exercise
  • Earns the first Big Ten weekly award of her career
  • Last Nebraska Gymnast of the Week: Jessie DeZiel (March 9, 2015)

Event Specialist of the Week

Talia Chiarelli, Michigan

Jr. – Boston, Mass. – Lexington

  • Tied for first on the beam (9.875), placed second on the vault (9.875) and third in the floor exercise (9.925) in the Wolverines’ dual meet win over Georgia
  • Recorded a season-best in the floor exercise competition
  • Helped Michigan record a national-best 49.575 score in floor exercise
  • Collects her fifth Big Ten Event Specialist of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Event Specialist of the Week: Talia Chiarelli (Jan. 4, 2016)

Co-Freshmen of the Week

Olivia Karas, Michigan

Fr. – Chicago, Ill. – Latin School of Chicago

  • Finished third in the all-around competition with a score of 37.875 in Michigan’s dual meet win over Georgia
  • Won the vault with a score of 9.900 and tied for first in the floor exercise with a score of 9.950
  • Collects her second straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Olivia Karas (Jan. 4, 2016)

2016 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week
Jan. 4

G: Nicole Artz, So., MICH

E: Talia Chiarelli, So., MICH

F: Olivia Karas, MICH

Jan. 11

G: Nicole Artz, So., MICH

G: Jennie Laeng, Jr., NEB

E: Talia Chiarelli, So., MICH

F: Olivia Karas, MICH