IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior Lauren Guerin has been named the Big Ten Specialist of the Week, it was announced Tuesday by the league office. The honor is Guerin’s first of the season and fourth of her career.
The Austin, Texas, native earned the distinction after tying for the floor title and finishing as runner-up on vault in the Hawkeyes’ Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series victory at No. 26 Iowa State. Iowa matched a season-high, scoring a 196.825 to tie the fifth-best score in program history to win its third straight over the Cyclones.
Guerin tied the school record on floor, finishing with a 9.975, while receiving one perfect 10.0 for the second time this season. She has finished either first or second on floor nine times this season. In her runner-up finish on vault, Guerin posted a season-high 9.900 to help Iowa finish with a 49.500 score, the second highest in program history and the best score since 2004.
Guerin is the third Hawkeye to earn Big Ten weekly honors this season, joining JerQuavia Henderson (Gymnast of the Week, Jan. 10) and Marissa Rojas (Freshman of the Week, Jan. 25). Guerin earned two Big Ten Specialist of the Week honors last season and one in 2020.
The Hawkeyes, ranked 20th in the national rankings, close out the regular season Sunday, traveling to Berkeley, California, for a road meet at No. 10 California.