UCLA's Peszek and Frattone Sweep Awards
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — UCLA sophomore Samantha Peszek and senior Tauny Frattone have been awarded Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week and Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively, for the week of Mar. 5-11, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Standout sophomore Samantha Peszek enjoyed a career night in helping the Bruins defeat then-No. 2 Oklahoma. The Indianapolis, Ind., native, set personal best in each of her event titles. Peszek scored a 9.925 on beam, 9.950 on the floor and 39.575 in the all-around. Her wins in the all-round and on beam were a team-best fifth of the season. Peszek is averaging a team-best 39.467 in the all-around and 9.879 on the floor.
Senior Tauny Frattone earned the first perfect 10 of her career, sticking a Yurchenko half on, front pike off vault in the win over Oklahoma. She is now tied for the team lead for vault victories with four. Frattone became the 22nd member of UCLA's 10.0 club and the 13th on vault. Frattone also helped the Bruins to score a 49.5 on vault, marking the fourth time this season that the UCLA has totaled 49.5 or higher on the event.
Gymnast of the Week: Aubree Cristello, ARIZ; Beaté Jones, ASU; Brittany Harris, OSU; Ivana Hong, STAN; Corrie Lothrop, UTAH; McKenzie Fechter, WASH.
Special Performance of the Week: Rebecca Cardenas, ARIZ; Samantha Seaman, ASU; Olivia Vivian, OSU; Nicole Pechanec, STAN; Kyndal Robarts, UTAH; Lauren Rogers, WASH.
2012 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week
Jan. 10 Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jan. 17 Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Jan. 24 Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jan. 31 Ruby Engreitz, Wash
Feb. 7 Corrie Lothrop, Utah
Feb. 14 Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Feb. 21 Makayla Stambaugh, Oregon State
Feb. 28 Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Mar. 6 Nicole Pechanec, STAN
Mar. 13 Samantha Peszek, UCLA
2012 Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week
Jan. 10 Tauny Frattone, UCLA
Jan. 17 Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Jan. 24 Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Jan. 31 Cortni Beers, Utah
Feb. 7 Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Feb. 14 Melanie Jones, Oregon State
Feb. 21 Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Feb. 28 Kyndal Robarts, UTAH
Mar. 6 Kyndal Robarts, UTAH
Mar. 13 Tauny Frattone, UCLA