Colvin Named Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week

Feb. 9, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford freshman Ashley Morgan and Oregon State junior Becky Colvin were named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively for Feb. 1-7, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Morgan, a freshman from Danville, Calif., earned her first collegiate victories, including her debut in the all-around with a 39.450, to lead No. 8 Stanford to victory over No. 24 Washington, Sacramento State and San Jose State. Morgan won the vault (9.875) and balance beam (9.875), and was second on the floor (9.90).

This is the first Gymnast of the Week honor for Morgan in her career and Stanford's 16th all-time Gymnast of the Week selection.

Colvin, a native of Eugene, Ore., helped the Beavers remain unbeaten (8-0) on the season as they defeated California, 196.375-190.100. Colvin set a career-high and won the individual vault title with a 9.925. She is tied for ninth in the nation on the vault with an average score of 9.875. In addition, Colvin added a career-best score of 9.85 on the floor exercise on Sunday.

This is the first Special Performance honor of Colvin's career and OSU's eighth all-time Special Performance selection.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Gymnast of the Week:
Mary Atkinson, ASU; Madisyn O'Brien, CAL; Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA.
Special Performance of the Week: Nickie Johnson, ASU; Mariesah Pierce, CAL; Nicole Pechanec, STAN; Brittani McCullough, UCLA.

2010 Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 12 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA; Jan. 19 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Jan. 26 - Makayla Stambaugh, OSU; Feb. 2 - Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Feb. 9 - Ashley Morgan, 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; Feb. 9 - Becky Colvin, OSU.

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