STANFORD's Liz Tricase Named Pac-10 Gymnast of The Week

March 7, 2006

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STANFORD's LIZ TRICASE NAMEDPAC-10 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK

STANFORD sophomore Liz Tricase has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for Feb. 27 - Mar. 6, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Tricase, a sophomore from Itasca, Ill., helped lead Stanford to two victories at Cal State Fullerton and at then-No. 8 UCLA last week. At Cal State Fullerton, she scored a perfect 10.000 on bars to win the competition as the Cardinal scored a 194.675 - 191.175 victory. Tricase also won the vault with a career-best effort of 9.950.

Two days later, she again scored a perfect 10.000 on bars to help Stanford beat UCLA, 195.950 - 191.150. It was the third straight week that Tricase had scored a 10.000 on bars. She finished second on vault (9.900). Featured on 'Faces in the Crowd' in the latest Sports Illustrated, Tricase is now the nation's leader on bars (9.955).

On March 10, Stanford travels to Alabama to face the third-ranked Crimson Tide. Stanford will host the NCAA West Regional on April 8 at 6 p.m. at Maples Pavilion.

Also Nominated: Karin Wurm, ARIZONA; Ashley Kelly, ARIZONA STATE; Siobhan Luce, CALIFORNIA; Tasha Smith, OREGON STATE; Kristina Comforte, UCLA.

2006 Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 17 - Tabitha Yim, STANFORD; Jan. 24 - Ashley Kelly, ARIZONA STATE; Jan. 31 - Aubrey Taylor, ARIZONA; Feb. 6 - Kristina Comforte, UCLA; Feb. 13 - Ariana Berlin, UCLA; Feb. 21 - Jordan Schwikert, UCLA; Feb. 27 - Jamie Holton, ARIZONA; Mar. 7 - Liz Tricase, STANFORD .

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