Brie Olson was named Gymnast of the Week, Haley Scaman Newcomer of the Week by the Big 12.
Feb. 19, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. -- Senior Brie Olson was named Gymnast of the Week and freshman Haley Scaman was named Newcomer of the Week the Big 12 announced Tuesday.
Olson is the Gymnast of the Week recipient for the second time this season while Scaman has been honored fourth times this year. The two Sooners were joined by West Virginia's Alaska Richardson who was named Specialist of the Week.
Olson fought through the flu in the preceding days before the Perfect 10 Challenge to win the all-around title with a 39.550. The senior earned season-high scores in three of the four events and tied her career highs on bars at 9.95 and beam at 9.9.
Scaman won the Perfect 10 Challenge vault title with a 9.9, tying a career high for the freshman. She also totaled a score of 9.85 on bars in addition to a 9.875 on floor, an event in which she is the top-ranked freshman in the country and currently No. 8 overall.
No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 5 UCLA will compete Friday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. CT at the Lloyd Noble Center. Friday night will be Sooners Have Heart night, with the first 500 fans receiving free light-up Sooners Have Heart pins and free pre-meet activities, including face painting, balloons and a photo booth for kids. The first 200 students in attendance will be given free t-shirts; free cupcakes will also be given away to the 100 students. Click here for ticket information.