Gymnast Mable named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

by Nickalas Tabbert

Gophers gymnast Lindsay Mable was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday. The Aurora, Colo., native won the all-around title Saturday night at Penn State with a score of 39.325. She scored a 9.800 or better in each of her four events en route to a Gophers victory.

Last week, junior Kayla Slechta was named Event Specialist of the Week after her near-perfect vault in a Gophers win over Washington at the Sports Pavilion.

Mable's teammate Jenny Covers was a nominee for Gymnast of the Week. Covers finished second in the all-around competition at Penn State with a score of 29.250. Covers recorded career-high totals on all four events – 9.875 on vault, 9.850 on floor, 9.775 on bars and 9.750 on beam.

Kylie Schermann was a nominee for Event Specialist of the Week. Schermann had a career-best score of 9.875 on the floor exercise to tie with Mable, and she tied for eighth on beam with a score of 9.825 at Penn State.

Minnesota is ranked 12th in this week's GymInfo Top 25 Rankings as it prepares to host No. 1 Michigan, No. 20 Central Michigan and Iowa State on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion.