Maloney Selected As National Gymnast Of The Year by SI On Campus

April 6, 2005

UCLA senior gymnast Kristen Maloney (Pen Argyl, Pa.) has been selected by Sports Illustrated On Campus as its National Player of the Year for Women's Gymnastics in the April 7 issue.

Maloney, the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year, has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in the all-around for the past 11 weeks and Top 5 on all four events. Last month, she won three of four individual event titles (vault, beam, floor) at the Pac-10 Championships and tied freshman teammate Tasha Schwikert for the all-around crown. Maloney made history on Mar. 6 by becoming the first UCLA gymnast ever to receive perfect 10s on all four events in her career.

She is the second Bruin in as many years to be honored as the Winter Player of the Year, following Jeanette Antolin's selection in 2004.

Sports Illustrated On Campus Winter Players of the Year

Men's Basketball - Andrew Bogut, Utah `07
Women's Basketball - Seimone Augustus, LSU `06
Men's Indoor Track & Field - Kerron Clement, Florida `07
Women's Indoor Track & Field - Tianna Madison, Tennessee `07
Men's Ice Hockey - Brett Sterling, Colorado College `06
Women's Ice Hockey - Natalie Darwitz, Minnesota `06
Wrestling - Greg Jones, West Virginia `05
Men's Swimming - Ryan Lochte, Florida `06
Women's Swimming - Kirsty Coventry, Auburn `05
Men's Gymnastics - Guillermo Alvarez, Minnesota `05
Women's Gymnastics - Kristen Maloney, UCLA `05

The April 7 edition of SI On Campus, which will be inserted in and distributed at no cost to students via school newspapers on more than 70 campuses, features Clement in a block of ice on the cover with a cover line that reads: Winter Players of the Year.

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