Two-Minute Drill: Anna Kaziska Named MIC Newcomer of the Week

Jan 17, 2019

The SEMO Gymnastics season is officially underway, and Redhawk freshman Anna Kaziska is already earning some serious accolades. Kaziska was tabbed Midwest Independent Conference Newcomer of the Week announced Wednesday afternoon.

Kaziska recorded personal bests in all four events last Friday, Jan. 11 at University of Iowa en route to being crowned beam and all-around champion.

Head coach Ashley Lawson said, “This is a well deserved honor for Anna. She is going to do big things for this program and we can't wait to watch her success blossom this year and in the years to come."

The freshman from Louisville, Kentucky, utilized back-to-back scores of 9.800 or higher in the final two rotations to capture the all-around title against the competition out of the Big 10 Conference with 38.825. In the third rotation, Kaziska notched a floor routine of 9.825 good for second at the dual. She then concluded the meet with a mark of 9.850 on beam.

Kaziska also tallied a 9.750 on vault for third and 9.400 on bars at the dual. She now has four scores of 9.700 or higher in 2019.

The award marks the first career MIC weekly honor for Kaziska. Southeast Missouri women's gymnastics hosts San José State in its home opener this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Houck Field House. The Redhawks team will be signing autographs at the conclusion of their dual meet.

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