Zivat Earns Tri-Event Specialist of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior Linda Zivat has been named the Big Ten Tri-Event Specialist of the Week, it was announced Wednesday by the league office. She shares the award with Naomi Morrison from Michigan and Mya Hooten from Minnesota. The honor is Zivat’s first of the season and the first of her career.

The Manhattan, Illinois native earned the distinction after posting a 9.975 on vault to earn a new career-high and take first place against No. 18 Minnesota on Jan. 27. The score is tied for second-best in program history. Zivat placed fifth on floor after scoring a 9.875.

This marked her third 9.900 or higher on vault. She is ranked third overall in the conference and tied for ninth nationally on the event with an average score of 9.913.

Zivat is the second Hawkeye to earn Big Ten weekly honors this season. Adeline Kenlin was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week on Jan. 24.

No. 16 Iowa travels to Lincoln, Nebraska on Monday, February 6th. The meet is set to start at 8 p.m. (CT) and will air on the Big Ten Network