Hamline News

January 18, 2012

Benson Named All-Around Athlete Of TheWweek

Now here is something to really jump, balance on a bar or vault for joy over. HU sophomore Courtney Benson has been named WIAC Gymnastics All-Around Athlete Of The Week for her efforts in last Friday's Eau Claire Invitational. The Winona, MN native won the All-Around Crown there by claiming top honors in Floor Exercise with a score of 9.425. She came in fifth on the Balance Beam at 9.100 and tied for eighth place in the Vault at 9.225. She also was 13th on the Uneven Parallel Bars. "She's having a great season," said coach Doug Byrnes."It's a well-deserved honor."

Benson will get to go home this weekend. She and her teammates are competing in a triangular at Winona State this Saturday. In addition to the host Warriors, UW-Stout will also participate.