Stanford's Morgan Named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week
Feb. 9, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD freshman Ashley Morgan and OREGON STATE junior Becky Colvin merited Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and 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 all-around (39.45), 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). Her score in the all-around propelled her to the third highest average this season in the NCAA.
This is the first-career weekly honor for Morgan and Stanford’s 16th all-time Pac-10 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, 196.375-190.1. Colvin set a career high and won the individual vault title with a 9.925. She ranks in a tie for ninth nationally in the vault with an average score of 9.875.
This is the first-career Pac-10 Special Performance honor for Colvin and Oregon State’s eighth all-time selection.
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 GYMAST 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