Jordan Schwikert Named Pac-10 Event Specialist Of The Week

Jan. 29, 2008

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Senior Jordan Schwikert (Las Vegas, NV) was named the Pac-10 Event Specialist of the Week for Jan. 22-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Schwikert scored a meet-high and season-high 9.9 on the uneven bars to help the Bruins edge ninth-ranked Stanford 195.050-195.025, in a dual meet between the Pac-10's top two teams. Coming back from a hamstring injury that kept her out of competition last week, the uneven bars mark gave Schwikert a share of the event victory. In the meet's final rotation, Schwikert earned another season high with a 9.8 on floor exercise to help the Bruins claim the victory. Her floor score tied her for second with her sister Tasha Schwikert.

Also earning Pac-10 weekly honors was Oregon State junior Jami Lanz, who was named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week.

Schwikert is the third Bruin in as many weeks to receive Pac-10 honors. Anna Li was the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week in week one, and Marci Bernholtz was selected as the Event Specialist of the Week last week.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Gymnast of the Week: Alexis Greene, ARIZ; Ashlee Hinkle, ASU; Siobhan Luce, CAL; Nicole Ourada, STAN; Tasha Schwikert, UCLA; Ashley Houghting, WASH.
Event Specialist of the Week: Colleen Fisher, ARIZ; Mary Atkinson, ASU; Joanna Bennett, CAL; Yuki Lamb, OSU; Heather Purnell, STAN; Kristen Linton, WASH.

2008 Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 14 - Anna Li, UCLA; Jan. 21 - Nicole Harris, ASU; Jan. 28 - Jami Lanz, OSU.

2008 Pac-10 Event Specialists of the Week: Jan. 14 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Jan. 21 - Marci Bernholtz, UCLA; Jan. 28 - Jordan Schwikert, UCLA.

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