Two-Minute Drill: Kaziska Earns 2nd Consecutive MIC Newcomer Title

Jan 24, 2019

Once again, freshman Anna Kaziska was named Midwest Independent Conference Newcomer of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. The accolade marks the second consecutive week Kaziska has earned the award.

The freshman from Louisville, Kentucky, captured two event titles in Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics home opener Friday at Houck Field House against San José State.

In the third and fourth rotations, Kaziska registered event winning performances in the SEMO anchor position. Kaziska posted a 9.825 on beam and a personal-best floor mark of 9.900 in the final rotation.

Head coach Ashley Lawson said it was another weekend of Anna doing great things for this program and herself, and she went on to praise Anna’s leadership and motivation to get better each week.

Kaziska also finished second in the all-around competition with a career-best 38.850.

The Redhawks Gymnastics team hits the road this weekend but will return for their second home meet on Friday, Feb. 8.

Meanwhile, back on campus this weekend, the SEMO mascot Rowdy the Redhawk will return to action tomorrow. After suffering a tragic t-shirt cannon accident on Christmas morning, Rowdy had spent the last several weeks in recovery, which included extensive reconstructive surgery and exhaustive rehab and training. Rowdy and his new look will be introduced during halftime of the men’s basketball game tomorrow afternoon inside the Show Me Center.

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