Onnie Willis Named Pac-10 Gymnast Of The Week

Jan. 21, 2003

Walnut Creek, CA - UCLA senior Onnie Willis (Tacoma, WA/Wilson HS) has been selected as the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for January 19-25.

Willis, a 12-time All-American and the 2001 NCAA all-around co-champion, won the all-around at the Bruin Classic against California, Cal State Fullerton and UC Davis on Sunday at the Bruins' home opener, scoring a 39.8 to set a new career high. Her individual scores were 9.95 on vault (tied for first place), 9.925 on bars (tied for second place), a career-high 9.975 on the balance beam (second place) and 9.95 on the floor exercise (second place).

She also helped the Bruins establish a season-high score for any team in the nation this year (198.275) and the second-highest score in UCLA history. UCLA also scored its fifth-highest vault score ever (49.525), its fourth-highest bars score (49.625) and its second-highest beam score (49.65).

Willis' honor is her first of the season and the third of her career.

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