Jan. 27, 2014
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Minnesota women’s gymnastics sophomore Lindsay Mable earned Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Mable earned the accolade by tying a school record with a 39.600 all-around performance in Saturday night’s 196.225-195.350 Gopher victory over 11th-ranked Illinois at the Sports Pavilion, her third all-around title of the season.
By winning the honor, Mable becomes the first Minnesota gymnast to receive Big Ten Gymnast of the Week since the week of March 16, 2009 when Carmelina Carabajal took home the honor. It is Minnesota’s 19th Gymnast of the Week of the award since 1999 when the award began being handed out on a weekly basis. Mable is the ninth different Gopher to earn it.
In the meet, Mable scored a 9.925 on the vault, a 9.825 on the bars, a 9.875 on the beam, and tied a career-high with a 9.975 floor exercise. She won or tied for first place on all four events and was co-named the meet’s most valuable performer along with teammate Kylie Schermann. The Colorado Gymnastics Institute alum tied her own school record in the all-around, a mark she shares with MaryAnne Kelley, who posted in 39.600 score against Iowa in 2002.
In 2014, Mable has picked up where she left off after an All-American season in her freshman year. The Aurora, Colo. native has won 10 events in the Gophers’ first four meets, helping lead the team to a 7-0 start. Her 39.388 all-around average ranks her 11th in the nation and third in the conference, while her 9.944 floor average ranks second in the country and is first among Big Ten gymnasts. Mable’s 9.888 vault average puts her 20th nationally and third in the conference.
The Aurora, Colo. native won Big Ten Freshman of the Week six times in 2013.
No. 14 Minnesota picks up competition this Saturday with a meet at eighth-ranked Nebraska. The meet is slated to begin at 6 p.m. The Gophers’ next home meet is Feb. 15 against Michigan State.
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