Missouri gymnast named Newcomer of the Week for sixth time

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 | 3:46 p.m. CST; updated 12:16 a.m. CST, Wednesday, February 22, 2012

After relinquishing the title for a week, Missouri gymnast Rachel Updike was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Tuesday.

The honor comes after Updike's meet against Oklahoma on Friday night, in which she scored a 9.9 on vault and floor exercise and tied her career high score on beam with a 9.85. 

Updike has won the award six times, making her one of three Big 12 gymnasts to win a weekly award six or more times in a season. 

Updike will continue her freshman season Friday when the Tigers host Bowling Green at 6:30 p.m. at the Hearnes Center.

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