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Koncak-Schumann Named Gymnast of the Week
February 28, 2006

NORMAN, Okla. -- Brittney Koncak-Schumann has been named Big 12 Gymnast of the Week after recording a season-high 39.500 in the all-around in Oklahoma’s win versus No. 7 LSU. The junior from McQueeney, Texas, was honored for the second time this season and third time in her career.

“Brittney has become a solid competitor for us and deserves the honor,” said head coach Steve Nunno.  “She continues to improve every meet and is one of the best gymnasts in the country.”    

Against LSU, Koncak-Schumann posted a 9.9 on three events while finishing second in the all-around. Her 9.9 on uneven bars set a season-high and earned her a tie for first place. She also tied for first on beam with a 9.9, which ties an individual team high, and tied for third on floor with a 9.9.

Koncak-Schumann is currently ranked No. 6 nationally in the all-around competition, No. 8 on balance beam and tied for 13th on both vault and floor exercise. 

She earned the award earlier in the season (Jan. 24) after a stellar performance against Southern Utah.  Against the Thunderbirds, she won vault (9.95) and balance beam (9.875) while placing second on floor exercise (9.85) and tying for fourth on bars (9.70) in helping lead the Sooners to a 195.925-190.050 victory over Southern Utah. 

Oklahoma will host Texas Woman’s University this Friday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Howard McCasland Field House.  The following week, OU will host Centenary in what will be Senior Night for Kristen Cox, Coral Borda and Tara Anderson.  The meet is slated to start at 7 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center.  

2006 Big 12 Gymnast of the Week
Jan. 10 -- Emily Parsons, Nebraska
Jan. 18 -- Emily Parsons, Nebraska
Jan. 24 -- Brittney Koncak-Schumann, Oklahoma
Jan. 31 -- Emily Parsons, Nebraska
Feb. 7 -- Emily Parsons, Nebraska
Feb. 13 -- Janet Anson, Iowa State
Feb. 21 -- Erin Dethloff, Iowa State
Feb. 28 -- Brittney Koncak-Schumann, Oklahoma

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