This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
Jan. 16, 2007
A competitive Pac-10 gymnastics season is now underway, as five teams grace the preseason Top-25 Coaches poll. According to the weekly national rankings, which are based on total season average, the Pac-10 boasts five teams among the Top-25 this week (No. 5 UCLA, No. 8 STANFORD, No. 11 ARIZONA STATE, No. 12 OREGON STATE and No. 16 ARIZONA). Look for exciting competition this week as Conference match-ups begin... ARIZONA STATE begins its season by traveling to STANFORD, CALIFORNIA travels to OREGON STATE, UCLA along with San Jose State will travel to Cal State Fullerton, while WASHINGTON travels to face-off against No. 2 Utah on Fri., Jan. 19. Two days later, UCLA hosts ARIZONA.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Friday, Jan. 19
ARIZONA STATE at STANFORD, 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
UCLA at Cal State Fullerton w/ San Jose State, 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON at Utah, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 21
ARIZONA at UCLA, 2 p.m.
PAC-10 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
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.