Williamson Earns Big Ten honor

March 2, 2006

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa women’s gymnastics player Kortny Williamson has been named co-Big Ten Gymnast of the Week. Williamson shares the honor with Meredith Hoover of Penn State. The announcement came today from the Big Ten office.

Williamson earned the honor after a strong showing in last weekend’s competition at Texas Woman’s University. Williamson scored a season-best 9.9 on beam for a first place finish in the event, and a 9.8 on vault to tie for first with teammate Jennifer Simbhudas. In addition, Williamson posted a 9.8 on floor for a second place finish.

The Hawkeyes are ranked 33rd in the latest rankings and return to action Sunday, hosting Minnesota at 2 p.m. in Carver Hawkeye Arena.