Missouri gymnast Mary Burke earns more Big 12 honors

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 | 11:24 p.m. CST; updated 11:39 p.m. CST, Tuesday, February 8, 2011

COLUMBIA — For the third time this season, Missouri junior Mary Burke was honored as the Big 12 Conference Gymnast of the Week.

Burke won her fourth-career all-around title by scoring a career-high 39.450 points in last Friday's loss to Nebraska

On her way to the all-around title, Burke scored 9.875 points to win the uneven bars and a season-high 9.9 points on the floor exercise to tie for first with Missouri sophomore Lauren Swankoski.

Burke is currently ranked No. 3 in the Big 12 in the all-around and the balance beam. This was the fourth time she was named Big 12 Gymnast of the Week in her career.

The Tigers will host Illinois at 6:30 p.m. this Friday at Hearnes Center in their annual Pink Out event to support breast cancer research.

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