Weekend Performance Nets Award

Senior gymnast Janáe Cox has been named West Virginia University's athlete of the week after her performance at No. 20 Kentucky on Jan. 26, in Lexington, Ky.

Cox won the all-around title for the third time in as many meets this season with a four-event total score of 39.225. In addition to landing the all-around title, she also placed first individually on the uneven parallel bars (9.825) and the balance beam (9.825), while taking second on the floor exercise (9.8).

For Cox, it was her 30th career score of 39.0 or more in the all-around, which is a school record. Cox scored above a 9.75 in all four of her events in what was somewhat of a homecoming for the native of Otisco, Ind., which is just over an hour from Lexington.

Cox' performance helped West Virginia (192.875) to a second place finish in the quadrangular meet. The Mountaineers defeated North Carolina (192.000) and Maryland (191.400), while dropping the battle to the host Wildcats (193.775).

The wins moved WVU to 6-2 on the season, which includes a 4-0 mark in their league (EAGL). The Mountaineers host a qud meet at home this weekend, as Penn State, Kent State and George Washington will visit the Coliseum.


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