Kate Richardson Named Pac-10 Gymnast Of The Week

Feb. 4, 2003

Walnut Creek, CA - UCLA freshman Kate Richardson (Coquitlam, BC/Port Moody Secondary) has been selected as the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for January 26-Feb. 2.

Richardson led UCLA to a team total of 198.175 in a home dual meet against Arkansas on Feb. 2. The Bruins' score is the second-highest in the nation this season (topped only by UCLA's 198.275 in January) and the fourth-highest score in school history. She recorded a career-high and UCLA freshman record 39.750 in the all-around for her second-straight all-around victory and her third consecutive 39.5+ score.

In addition, she earned her first career perfect 10 on the floor exercise and her second 10 overall in her short Bruin career. Her 10 helped the Bruins achieve a season-best 49.725 on floor. She also won the beam with a 9.975 (she now averages 9.950 on beam for the season), placed second on vault (9.9000) and tied for third on bars (9.875).

Richardson's honor is the first of her career and the second by a Bruin this year.

Also Nominated: Maggie Germaine, ARIZONA STATE; Tanya Ricioli, OREGON STATE; Lise L�veill�, STANFORD; Emily Pritchard, WASHINGTON

Previous Winners: January 14-Onnie Willis, UCLA; January 21-Tanya Ricioli, OREGON STATE

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