Stambaugh, Wilson and Northey earn gymnastics weekly honors
By the Pac-12 Conference
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today the Pac-12 women's gymnastics weekly honors for the week of Feb. 11-17. OREGON STATE's Makayla Stambaugh was named the Gymnast of the Week, UTAH's Tory Wilson was voted Specialist of the Week and WASHINGTON's Allison Northey was selected as the Freshman/Newcomer of the week.
Stambaugh led then-No. 13 Oregon State to an upset over unbeaten and fourth-ranked UCLA, 196.725-196.075. The senior scored a career-high 39.550 in the all-around to claim first place. She is the first gymnast this season to beat UCLA's Vanessa Zamarripa in head-to-head competition. The Sacramento, Calif., native also tied career highs on vault (9.875) and floor (9.950). She placed third on the vault and earned another first-place victory on the floor. Stambaugh tied for first on bars with a 9.90 and earned sixth place on beam with a 9.825.
An Albuquerque, N.M., native, Wilson was a two-event winner in Utah's tie against then-No. 23 Washington. Both teams scored a 195.975. Wilson is now 6-0 on the vault this season, scoring a 9.95 this week to place first. She is the first gymnast in Utah history to win six straight vault competitions. She also tallied the first balance beam title of her career scoring a 9.875.
Northey, a Husky freshman, competed in the all-around competition for the first time in her collegiate career, earning a 39.075 to place third overall as the Huskies tied then-No. 6 Utah for just the second time ever. Northey tied for second on both bars (9.80) and beam (9.85). The score of 9.85 on beam registered a new career high for the freshman. Her appearance on floor was the first of her collegiate career as she scored a 9.750.
This is Stambaugh's fourth career Gymnast of the Week honor and first this season. It is Oregon State's 20th all-time honor. This is Wilson's third career Specialist of the Week honor, earning the award twice already this season on Jan. 22 and Feb 5. It is Utah's seventh all-time. It is Northey's first Freshman/Newcomer of the week honor and the first for Washington all-time.
Gymnast of the Week has been selected every week of the season since 2001. The Specialist of the Week award was added in 2008. It is the first year for Freshman/Newcomer of the Week.
Oregon State hosts ARIZONA and Seattle Pacific this week on Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. PT. Utah returns home as they host STANFORD on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. MT live on the Pac-12 Networks. Washington travels to ARIZONA STATE on Friday, Feb. 22 for a meet slated to begin at 7 p.m. MT.
For more information including a complete television schedule please visit Pac-12.com.
Gymnast of the Week: Aubree Cristello, ARIZ; Ashley Morgan, STAN; Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Lauren Rogers, WASH.
Special Performance of the Week: Jessie Sisler, ARIZ; Taylor Rice, STAN; Danusia Francis, UCLA; Breanna Hughes, UTAH; Allison Northey, WASH.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Jessie Sisler, ARIZ; Melanie Jones, OSU; Amanda Spinner, STAN; Lichelle Wong, UCLA; Tory Wilson, UTAH; Aliza Vaccher, WASH.
|Jan. 8||Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA||Nicole Dayton, STAN||Sophina DeJesus, UCLA|
|Jan. 15||Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA||Olivia Courtney, UCLA||Hailey Gaspar, OSU|
|Jan. 22||Georgia Dabritz, UTAH||Tory Wilson, UTAH||Shelby Edwards, ARIZ|
|Jan. 29||Ashley Morgan, STAN||Natasha Sundby, ASU||Sophina DeJesus, UCLA|
|Feb. 5||Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA||Tory Wilson, UTAH||Danusia Francis, UCLA|
|Feb. 12||Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA||Georgia Dabritz, UTAH||Jessie Sisler, ARIZ|
|Feb. 19||Makayla Stambaugh, OSU||Tory Wilson, UTAH||Allison Northey, WASH|
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