Six Bruins Selected To Pac-10 All-Academic Gymnastics Team

March 27, 2007

Walnut Creek, CA - Half of the members of the 2007 UCLA Gymnastics squad have been honored on the Pac-10 All-Academic team. Senior Ashley Peckett was named to the first team, and senior Michelle Selesky was named to the second team. Junior Tasha Schwikert and sophomores Ariana Berlin, Kristina Comforte and Janelle Dantzscher received honorable mention acclaim.

Peckett, who boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.75 in Physiological Science, earns her third career Pac-10 academic award. She was a second-team honoree a year ago and an honorable mention selection as a sophomore. Peckett has been one of the most consistent gymnasts in UCLA history, hitting 99 of her last 101 routines without a fall, including 40 of 41 this season. She has become a valuable all-around contributor this year, averaging 39.075 in five meets, with a high of 39.35 set in the win over previously unbeaten Georgia on Mar. 4. Selesky, who holds a GPA of 3.73 in Political Science, is a first-time honoree in her first full season of competition. She has competed on vault and floor in every meet and set career-bests on vault (9.925) and floor (9.9) this season. Schwikert, Berlin, Comforte and Dantzscher all receive their first honors.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

2006-07 PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
First Team
Keegan Fitzgerald, OSU, Jr., 3.98, Biology
Ashley Peckett, UCLA, Sr., 3.75, Physiological Science
Claire Pierce, OSU, Jr., 3.90, Exercise & Sport Science
Alex Pintchouk, STAN, Jr., 3.75, Human Biology
D'Anna Piro, OSU, So., 3.97, Exercise & Sport Science/Business Administration
Karin Wurm, ARIZ, Jr., 3.82, Marketing

Second Team
Yuki Lamb, OSU, Jr., 3.87, Business Administration
Aimee Precourt, STAN, Jr., 3.88, Human Biology
Michelle Selesky, UCLA, Sr., 3.73, Political Science
Rachelle Silberg, ARIZ, Jr., 3.71, Marketing
Nicola Wells, CAL, Jr., 3.59, Statistics
Elyse Wong, CAL, Sr., 3.67, Civil Engineering

HONORABLE MENTION: Brooke Barclay, OSU; Joanna Bennett, CAL; Ariana Berlin, UCLA; Kera Bolen, OSU; April Boone, ASU; Kristina Comforte, UCLA; Justine Cephus, CAL; Janelle Dantzscher, UCLA; Courtney Dennison, OSU; Megan Devencenzi, OSU; Lauren Elmore, STAN; Kelly Fee, STAN; Carrie Finley, ASU; Isabel Garcia, CAL; Stephanie Gentry, STAN; Kelly Gilbert, WASH; Natalie Gillian, WASH; Nicole Harris, ASU; Josie Hancock, ASU; Ashlee Hinkle, ASU; Marie Luce, CAL; Kristen Omori, WASH; Nicole Ourada, STAN; Victoria Quandt, WASH; Vanessa Rocca, ASU; Darcee Schiller, WASH; Tasha Schwikert, UCLA; Allison Szutu, CAL; Tiffany Tam, CAL; Liz Tricase, STAN; Nicole Waiss, WASH.

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