Shire wins third Big 12 Gymnast of the Week award

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 | 9:22 p.m. CST

For the third time this season, Missouri gymnast Sarah Shire was named the Big 12 Gymnast of the Week.

The junior all-arounder posted a career-high 39.525 in Saturday’s win against Illinois at Hearnes Center. She has won the all-around title in five of six meets this season and has won 12 individual event titles.

Shire is ranked No. 15 in the nation in the all-around and eighth on vault. Her career high Saturday helped No. 13 Missouri post a season-high 196.625, the Tigers’ seventh-highest mark of all time.

Missouri competes against No. 11 Oklahoma and No. 18 West Virginia on Friday in Norman, Okla.




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