Feb. 20, 2001

NORMAN, Okla. -- For the second time this season, University of Oklahoma women's gymnast Leticia Ishii earned Big 12 Gymnast of the Week, the conference announced today.

The selection, the third of the sophomore's career, follows a stellar showing last Friday in a tri-meet in Ames, Iowa. The Brazilian native won the all-around with a score of 39.450, the fourth-highest score in school history. Ishii's AA victory was also her fourth on the season and eighth of her career.

Ishii also finished second on the vault (9.825) and tied for third on the balance beam (9.850) and floor exercise (9.900) to help Oklahoma to a second-place finish in the meet.

The Sooners (9-4) compete Sunday in a dual meet against Big 12 foe Missouri at 2 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman. The meet marks the 2001 home opener for Oklahoma.