Feb. 27, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- University of Michigan women's gymnast Sachi Sugiyama (Keller, Texas/Keller) was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday (Feb. 27), the announcement coming from the conference office. It is the first weekly honor for Sugiyama and the first conference honor of any kind for the Wolverines this season.
Sugiyama finished second in the all-around last Friday (Feb. 24) at the Oklahoma tri-meet, scoring 39.250, a new career best. She scored top-five finishes on vault (third, 9.900) and floor exercise (tie-fourth, 9.850) while also scoring 9.825 on uneven bars and a career-best 9.675 on balance beam.
The last Wolverine gymnast to win Freshman of the Week was Natalie Beilstein (Butler, Pa./Knoch) back on March 15, 2010.
Michigan returns to competition this Friday (March 2) for a 7 p.m. tri-meet with Penn State and North Carolina in State College, Pa.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423