This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
March 13, 2007
2007 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS
As the seven Pac-10 teams begin to prepare for the Pac-10 Gymnastics Championship, we once again have 5 teams gracing the top 25 ... No. 14 ARIZONA is set to host a quadrangular meet featuring No. 16 Penn State, Kentucky and Texas on Fri., Mar. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at McKale Center ... No 23 ARIZONA STATE hosts No. 12 Arkansas on Fri., Mar. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena ... CALIFORNIA heads to Colorado to take on No. 17 Denver on Fri., Mar. 16 at 7:00 p.m. Then just two days later in Colorado Springs, CALIFORNIA will meet up with Air Force on Sun., Mar. 18 at 1:00 p.m. ... No 10 OREGON STATE will host the Salbasgeon Invitational featuring WASHINGTON, No. 7 Utah, and Seattle-Pacific on Fri., Mar. 16 at 7:00 p.m. Don't miss the action.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., March 16
ARIZONA vs. Penn State, Kentucky , Texas, 7:30 p.m.
ARIZONA STATE vs. Arkansas, 7:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at Denver, 7:00 p.m.
Salbasgeon Suites Invitational (OREGON STATE, WASHINGTON, Seattle Pacific, Utah), 7:00 p.m.
Sun., March 18
CALIFORNIA at Air Force, 1:00 p.m.
PAC-10 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
ARIZONA freshman Brittney Morgan has been named Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for March 6 - 12 , Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Morgan, hailing from Charlottesville, Va., led the Wildcats to three victories this past week, recording her first career all-around title with a career-high 39.350. This all-around score is a season-high for a Wildcat gymnast, which contributed greatly to Arizona's best road score of the season, topping the 196.100 mark in a road meet for the second straight week. Morgan's nearly perfect vault score (9.975) marked the Wildcats' comeback in the final rotation against No. 24 N.C. State and gave her the third vault title this season. This score ranks fifth all-time individually on vault at Arizona, and helped the Wildcats to a 49.450 in the event, the fifth highest team score on vault in Arizona history. Morgan tied for second on beam with a 9.825, notching the second-highest score of her career on this event. Adding to her career night, Morgan finished fifth on bars with a 9.775 and 10th placed on floor. Her efforts helped Arizona improve to 9-2 on the season, the best start for an Arizona squad since the 1997 season.
No. 14 Arizona is set to host a quadrangular meet featuring No. 16 Penn State, Kentucky and Texas on Fri., Mar. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at McKale Center.
Also Nominated: Jessica Kelley, CAL; Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Anna Li, 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; Mar. 6 - Jordan Schwikert, Jr., UCLA; Mar. 13 - Brittney Morgan, Fr., ARIZ.