Mohini Bhardwaj Named Pac-10 Gymnast Of The Week

Jan. 24, 2001

Walnut Creek, CA - UCLA senior Mohini Bhardwaj has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week forJanuary 15-21.

Bhardwaj scored her second perfect 10 on floor exercise and won the all-around with a career-high tying 39.725, enabling the Bruins to post this year's highest team score in the nation against Utah, 197.5, on Jan. 21.

Bhardwaj, the returning All-American and NCAA bars champion from Cincinnati, Ohio, tied Pauley Pavilion records in the all-around and floor and also tied her career high scores on beam (9.925).

On Jan. 19, Bhardwaj led the Bruins to a win against Stanford, placing second on vault with a score of 9.9. The Bruins' 196.925 team total against the Cardinal was the nation's second-highest team score.

Bhardwaj is riding towards near perfect performances this year. She is currently averaging 10.0 on floor and already has four first-place finishes and four second-place finishes in only three competitions.

This is Bhardwaj's first Gymnast of the Week honor this year and the second of her career.

Also nominated were Katrina Severin, Oregon State, Kara Fry, Arizona, and Laura Moon, Arizona State.

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