Stanford's Janiga Named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week

March 9, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- STANFORD senior Carly Janiga and UCLA sophomore Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs merited Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and Special Performance of the Week, respectively, for March 1-7, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Janiga, a senior from Paradise Valley, Ariz., led the Cardinal to a season-high team score (196.8) as it defeated San Jose State (195.075) and California (190.775). The six-time All-American and defending Pac-10 all-around champion captured three individuals titles, including the all-around (39.55) and tied a personal best on the beam (9.95). Janiga also won the floor with a score of 9.925. For the season, Janiga has 14 victories across all apparatuses.

This marks the fifth-career weekly honor for Janiga and Stanford’s 18th all-time Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week selection.

Hopfner-Hibbs, a native of Toronto, Ontario, recorded her first-career perfect 10 on the beam as the third-ranked Bruins fell to No. 5 Georgia, 197.9-197.875. The perfect 10 was only the seventh all-time scored by a Bruin on the beam and first since Kate Richardson (Feb.1, 2004). The reigning Pac-10 Freshman of the Year has hit all 23 of her routines across all apparatuses on the season and 43-straight dating back to last year.

This marks the second-career Pac-10 Special Performance honor for Hopfner-Hibbs and UCLA’s Conference leading 12th all-time selection. 

ALSO NOMINATED:
Gymnast of the Week: Sarah Tomczyk, ARIZ; Mariesah Pierce, CAL; Laura-Ann Chong, OSU; Anna Li, UCLA; Hatsune Akaogi, WASH

Special Performance of the Week: Deanna Graham, ARIZ; Arla Rosenzweig, CAL; Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Nicole Shelley Alexander, STAN

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
Feb. 16 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Feb. 23 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Mar. 2 - Allyse Ishino, STAN
Mar. 9 - Carly Janiga, 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
Feb. 16 - Anna Li, UCLA
Feb. 23 - Mandi Rodriguez, OSU
Mar. 2 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Mar. 9 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA

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