Onnie Willis Named Pac-10 Gymnast Of The Week
Feb. 21, 2001
Walnut Creek, CA - UCLA sophomore Onnie Willis (Tacoma, WA/Wilson HS) has been selected as the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for February 13-21.
Willis led her No. 1 Bruins to a school and Pac-10 team record of 198.25 in a dual meet victory over Oregon State Feb. 16. Willis scored her second career perfect 10 to win the vault competition and set career-highs on the floor exercise (9.975) and balance beam (9.85). Her beam score helped UCLA set a new school record and national season-high on beam (49.7), and her 10 on vault led UCLA to the nation's highest vault score this year (49.575, second-highest score in school history).
Willis' all-star showing earned her a first-place all-around finish with yet another career-high 39.675. It was her second consecutive all-around title.
The All-American moved into the No. 1 ranking in the all-around and also stands at 10th on beam and 11th on floor.
The Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honor is Willis' first of the season and second of her career.