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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 2/13/2024, Last updated: 2/14/2024
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Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska Take Home Gymnastics Weekly Honors

Illinis' Takekawa, Hawkeyes' Volpe, Wolverines' Brooks, Golden Gophers' Hooten and Huskers' Davis earn awards

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Co-Gymnast of the Week

Mia Takekawa, Illinois

Gr. – Sacramento, Calif. – Mira Loma – Masters: Engineering

  • Won the beam title with a score of 9.950 against No. 10 Michigan State

  • Scored a 9.875 on bars to tie for second

  • Collects her sixth career Big Ten award and fourth Gymnast of the Week honor

  • Last Illinois Gymnast of the Week: Mia Takekawa (March 14, 2022)

Co-Gymnast of the Week

Sierra Brooks, Michigan

Gr. – Plainfield, Ill. – Oswego East – Major: Business Analytics

  • Won the all-around title for the third-straight week and the fourth time this season with a 39.675

  • Won a share of the beam (9.950) and vault (9.900) titles for her fourth meet with two or more title wins

  • Ranks ninth nationally in the all-around, eighth on the beam and ninth on the floor nationally

  • Leads the conference in the all-around, second on floor and beam, third on bars and 11th on the vault

  • Collects her third Gymnast of the Week honor this season

  • Last Michigan Gymnast of the Week: Sierra Brooks (Feb. 6, 2024)

Co-Event Specialist of the Week

Mya Hooten, Minnesota

Sr. – Woodbury, Minn. – Chanhassen – Masters: Human Resources and Industrial Relations

  • Earned her third perfect 10 this season and ninth of her career against No. 11 Michigan on the floor

  • Took home titles on floor and bar, where she tied a career high score of 9.950

  • Earns her second Event Specialist of the Week award this season

  • Last Minnesota Event Specialist of the Week: Mya Hooten (Jan. 30, 2024)

Co-Event Specialist of the Week

Kinsey Davis, Nebraska

Sr. – Huntersville, N.C. – William Amos Hough – Major: Broadcasting and Communications

  • Won the bars title, tying her career high score of 9.975

  • Contributed to a season high team score of 49.425 on bars

  • Received a 10.0 from one score on her bar routine, earning the highest score across all events against Maryland

  • Collects her second career Event Specialist of the Week honor

  • Last Nebraska Event Specialist of the Week: Kinsey Davis (Jan. 16, 2024)

Freshman of the Week

Eva Volpe, Iowa

Fr. – Pearland, Texas – Pearland – Major: Health and Human Physiology

  • Helped the Hawkeyes to their first Big Ten win of the season against Rutgers

  • Improved her all-around score to a 39.250 and posted a season high on floor with a 9.875

  • Recorded a second place finish in vault with a season best score of 9.850

  • Earns her second career Freshman of the Week award

  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Eva Volpe (Jan. 30, 2024)

2024 Big Ten Gymnasts of the Week

Jan. 9                 

G: Gabby Wilson, Gr., MICH

G: Payton Harris, So., OSU

E: Sage Kellerman, So., MSU

F: Jordyn Lyden, MINN

Jan. 16          

G: Sierra Brooks, MICH

E: Mya Hooten, MINN

E: Kinsey Davis, NEB

F: Courtney McCann, OSU

Jan. 23                 

G: Skyla Schulte, MSU

G: Payton Harris, OSU

E: Ella Hodges, OSU

F: Gabi Ortiz, MSU

Jan. 30        

G: Skyla Schulte, MSU

E: Mya Hooten, MINN

E: Nikki Smith, MSU

F: Eva Volpe, IOWA

F: Natalie Martin, MD

Feb. 6   

G: Sierra Brooks, MICH

G: Payton Harris, OSU

E: Sage Kellerman, MSU

E: Ella Hodges, OSU

F: Jordyn Lyden, MINN

F: MaKayla Tucker, MSU

Feb. 13

G: Mia Takekawa, ILL

G: Sierra Brooks, MICH

E: Mya Hooten, MINN

E: Kinsey Davis, NEB

F: Eva Volpe, IOWA