Tasha Schwikert Named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week

Jan. 16, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA junior Tasha Schwikert has been named Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for January 8-15, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Schwikert, hailing from Las Vegas, Nev., recorded season highs in the all-around and on all four events in the meet against Stanford on Mon. Jan. 15. Schwikert won the all-around with a 39.575 and scored victories on the floor exercise (9.925) and vault (9.900). She also led the Bruins as the highest all-around finisher against Utah, scoring 39.225 to place third. Thus far this season, Schwikert is averaging team-highs on vault (9.867), floor (9.900), and all-around (39.183).

UCLA is currently ranked seventh in the national standings. UCLA's next meet is against San Jose State and Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton on Fri. Jan. 19. The Bruins return home just two days later in a match-up against ARIZONA on Sun. Jan. 21.

ALSO NOMINATED: Jamie Holton, ARIZ; Jami Lanz, OSU; Ashley Houghting, WASH.

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