Tasha Smith Named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week

Feb. 27, 2007

OREGON STATE sophomore Tasha Smith has been named Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for February 20 - 26, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Smith, from Auburn, Wash., had an outstanding performance in front of her home crowd. Smith recorded season-highs on all four events while equalling career-highs on vault, bars and floor. She also set a personal standard in the all-around scoring 39.550. This score tied Jami Lanz's all-around score from last week, placing Smith tied for the 12th highest all-around score of an Oregon State gymnast. Smith captured the all-around and floor titles in this three-way match in Washington. All of these outstanding scores led the Beavers to their highest score (196.975) in four seasons and the 11th best score in school history. Smith's score was instrumental in helping Oregon State climb from No. 15 to No. 11 in the weekly rankings.

Oregon State continues their three-week road trip in Boise, Idaho where it will face Boise State University, UC Davis and Seattle Pacific Fri., Mar. 2, at 7:00 p.m.

Also Nominated: Miranda Russell, ARIZ; Ariana Berlin, UCLA.

Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 16 - Tasha Schwikert, Jr., UCLA; Jan. 13 - Tasha Schwikert, Jr., UCLA; Jan. 30 - Tabitha Yim, Jr., STAN; Feb. 6 - Carly Janiga, Fr., STAN; Feb. 13 - Nicole Ourada, Soph., STAN; Feb. 20 - Jami Lanz, Soph., OSU; Feb. 27 - Tasha Smith, Soph., OSU.

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