CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (UI Release) - Third time's a charm for Alina Weinstein as the University of Illinois senior earned her third Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor this afternoon. The announcement comes on the heels of Weinstein breaking multiple records last weekend at the State of Illinois Classic, including on the vault and in the all-around.
Last Saturday, Weinstein became just the second Illinois gymnast to score a perfect 10. The New Jersey native accomplished the impressive feat on vault as she became just the third person in all of NCAA Division-I to score a perfect 10 on vault this year.
In addition, Weinstein wrapped up the regular season on the highest note possible in terms of all-around competition. The senior, who had already broken the Illinois record in the all-around on Feb. 16 with a 39.6, took it one step further Saturday and set a new mark of 39.625.
Alina Weinstein becomes the first Illini to secure three Big Ten Gymnast of the Week awards in the same season and just the second to capture four in her career, alongside 2011 alum Allison Buckley.
Weinstein will look to carry her momentum into the Big Ten Championships this Saturday on March 23 inside the Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Mich.
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