This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
Jan. 24, 2007
As the second week of Pac-10 play is quickly approaching, STANFORD leads the pack ranked nationally at No. 4. Two very important match-ups this week in the Pac-10 feature No. 13 OREGON STATE at No. 16 ARIZONA on Fri., Jan 26 and No. 6 UCLA hosting unranked ARIZONA STATE also on Fri., Jan 26. Another match-up to keep a close eye on is No. 4 STANFORD taking on a yoing unranked WASHINGTON in Seattle. CALIFORNIA is idle this week. The Pac-10 crown is still up for grabs as the season is just getting started. Any team can win. Who will it be?
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Jan. 26
ARIZONA vs. OREGON STATE, 7:30 p.m.
ARIZONA STATE vs. UCLA, 7:30 p.m.
STANFORD at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
PAC-10 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
UCLA junior Tasha Schwikert has been named Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for January 16-22, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Schwikert, hailing from Las Vegas, Nev., recorded the top two all-around scores in the nations this year, earning a 39.675 in a tri-meet with San Jose State and Cal State Fullerton on Fri., Jan. 19 and improving to a 39.700 against #8 Arizona on Sun., Jan. 21. Schwikert won the all-around and all four events at Cal State Fullerton. Scored a career-high tying (9.975) on vault at Fullerton, earning a (10.000) from one judge and (9.950) from the other. Schwikert also won the all-around, beam and floor, tied for first on vault and placed second on bars vs. Arizona.
Over the weekend Schwikert set season-bests on every event and the all-around with a (9.975) on vault, (9.900) on bars, (9.950) on beam, (9.950) on floor and 39.700 in the all-around. She helped the Bruins record season-best team totals in consecutive meets - 196.05 on Fri., Jan 19 and 196.75 on Sun., Jan 21. She also helped UCLA achieve season-bests on vault (49.4 on Fri.), bars (49.35 on Sun.), beam (49.2 on Sun.) and floor (49.35 on Sun.). All eight routines she competed this weekend scored 9.900 or higher - five 9.900s, two 9.950s and one 9.975.
UCLA is currently ranked sixth in the national standings. UCLA will host Arizona State next on Fri., Jan 26 at Pauley Pavilion at 7:30 p.m.
ALSO NOMINATED: Jami Lanz, OSU; Liz Tricase, STAN.