This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
March 6, 2007
2007 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS
The Pac-10 season is nearing its end, but the competition is high. No. 5 UCLA will again take on another powerhouse in No. 4 Alabama on Fri., Mar. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Tuscaloosa, Ala. No. 3 STANFORD returns to action hosting No. 10 Oklahoma also on Fri., Mar. 9, at 7:30 p.m. No. 10 OREGON STATE travels to Provo, Utah to meet up against, BYU and Utah State on Fri., Mar. 9, at 7:00 p.m. No. 15 ARIZONA travels to take on No. 22 North Carolina State Fri., Mar. 9, at 7:00 p.m. No. 21 ARIZONA STATE will host St. Johns and William & Mary, Fri., Mar. 9 at 7:00 p.m. CALIFORNIA will host Penn and Air Force also on Fri., Mar. 9 at 7;30 p.m. WASHINGTON hits the road to take on Minnesota on Sat., Mar. 10 at 4:00 p.m. We have some great match-ups this week, make sure not to miss any of them.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., March 9
ARIZONA at North Carolina State, 7:00 p.m.
ARIZONA vs. St. Johns w/William & Mary, 7:00 p.m.
CALIFORNIA vs. Air Force, Penn, 7:30 p.m.
OREGON STATE at Utah State w/ Brigham Young , 7:00 p.m.
STANFORD vs. Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m.
UCLA at Alabama, 5:30 p.m.
Sat., March 10
WASHINGTON at Minnesota, 4:00 p.m.
PAC-10 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
UCLA junior Jordan Schwikert has been named Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for February 27 - March 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Schwikert, hailing from Las Vegas, NV, helped lead UCLA to a huge upset victory over second-ranked and two-time defending NCAA champion Georgia, 197.150-197.000. The team score was UCLA's highest of the season, and the win snapped Georgia's 27-meet, 57-opponent unbeaten streak (Georgia had not lost a meet since placing second at the 2005 NCAA Regionals). Schwikert scored a season-high 39.450 in the all-around in just her second all-around competition of the year, placing second. She earned season-high marks of 9.900 on vault to tie for second and 9.900 on floor to tie for third. She also added a 9.850 on beam and 9.800 on uneven bars. Schwikert's vault score of 9.900 helped the Bruins achieve a season-high 49.425 on that event, and her 9.900 on floor was instrumental to the Bruins holding onto their slim lead over Georgia in the final rotation.
UCLA will head to Tuscaloosa, Ala. on Fri., Mar. 9 to take on powerhouse Alabama at 5:30 p.m.
Also Nominated: Karin Wurm, ARIZ; April Boone, ASU; Jami Lanz, OSU; Ashley Houghting, WASH.
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; Mar. 6 - Jordan Schwikert, Jr., UCLA.