Rodriguez Named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week
Feb. 2, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State senior Mandi Rodriguez and UCLA junior Brittani McCullough were named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively for Jan. 25-31, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Rodriguez, a senior from Baldwin Park, Calif., won the all-around title with a season-high score of 39.475 as the Beavers defeated then-No. 5 Stanford, 196.225-195.775., to improve to 7-0 on the season. The four-time All-American and reigning Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year, Rodriguez nailed her vault to earn a share of the individual title with a 9.90. She also took first on the floor exercise with a score of 9.90.
This is the third Gymnast of the Week honor Rodriguez in her career and Oregon State's 14th all-time Gymnast of the Week selection.
McCullough, a native of Corona, Calif., helped UCLA achieve a season-high mark of 49.350 on the vault as the Bruins defeated Arizona State, 196.550-193.475. McCullough scored a season-high 9.925 with a stuck Yurchenko layout full vault to claim her first individual victory of the season.
This is the first Special Performance honor of McCullough's career and UCLA's ninth all-time Special Performance selection.
Gymnast of the Week: Molly Quirk, ARIZ; Allyse Ishino, STAN; Anna Li, UCLA.
Special Performance of the Week: Miranda Russell, ARIZ; Avery Gee, CAL; Laura-Ann Chong, OSU; Shelley Alexander, STAN.
2010 Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week: Jan. 12 - Britnie Jones, ARIZ; Jan. 19 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA; Jan. 26 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Feb. 2 - Brittani McCullough, UCLA.
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