Senior and member of the Illinois State University gymnastics team Sami King was named the Midwest Independent Conference (MIC) Specialist of the Week. King was given the award after her performances last week on the balance beam and the uneven bars at the dual-meets against the Air Force Academy and Lindenwood.

Posting a score of 9.850, King placed first in the balance beam competition while placing second in the uneven bars segment with a score of 9.800 against Air Force. King is the fourth Redbird gymnast to be awarded by the conference this season.

King and the Redbirds will return to the floor at 7 p.m. March 2 at Horton Fieldhouse. Seniors will be celebrated since it will be their last home meet of the season against Ball State.

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