Dabritz, 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 March 11-17. UTAH's Georgia Dabritz 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.
Dabritz was a standout competitor in the Utes' upset over then-No. 2 Florida 198.125-197.875. Dabritz scored a perfect 10.0 on bars to claim first, just the fourth 10.0 in the Pac-12 this season. She also picked up wins on floor with a 9.975 and the all-around with a 39.70. The sophomore's 10.0 on bars was the first on the apparatus for Utah since 2003. Her bars, floor and all-around scores were all career highs. She also claimed third place on vault with a 9.925 and tallied a 9.8 on beam. The Newburyport, Mass., native lost only .300 in the entire meet.
The Albuquerque, N.M., native, Wilson, became the first Utes in history to ever go undefeated on an event in the regular season. Wilson won her 10th vault title in as many meets and is the top-ranked vaulter in the nation. In the team victory over Florida, Wilson tallied a 9.975 to tie for first overall. She also tallied a 9.90 on bars and beam to place fourth on both of the events.
Washington's Northey won her first collegiate all-around title en route to the Huskies topping BYU, 196.625-195.250. The Huskies' total of 196.625 was the team's best score in the modern scoring era (since 2005). The freshman posted a 39.300 in the all-around and set new career highs on vault, bars and floor. She tallied a 9.775 on floor, earned a 9.875 on vault to tie for second and tied for third on bars with a 9.850. She also scored a 9.800 on beam to place fourth. Northey helped contribute to above a 49.00 on all four events for the team for the first time of the year and set a team season high on three of the four events.
This is Dabritz's second career career Gymnast of the Week honor and it is Utah's third overall. This is Wilson's fourth Specialist of the Week honor and Utah's ninth overall. It is Northey's third Freshman/Newcomer of the week honor, the most of anyone this season and third for Washington.
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.
Both teams will compete at the 2013 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, March 23 hosted by Oregon State. Washington is in the first session with a start time of 1:30 p.m. PT, while Utah will compete in the second session, which will begin a 7 p.m. PT. Both sessions will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks.
For more information including a complete television schedule please visit Pac-12.com.
Gymnast of the Week: Aubree Cristello, ARIZ; Mariesah Pierce, CAL; Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Lauren Rogers, WASH.
Special Performance of the Week: Molly Quirk, ARIZ; Samantah Seaman, ASU; Madisyn O'Brien, CAL; Danusia Francis, UCLA; Meg Whitney, WASH.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Jessica Sisler, ARIZ; Serena Leong, CAL; Sophina DeJesus, UCLA; Breanna Hughes, UTAH.
2013 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Weekly Award Winners
Gymnast Specialist Freshman/Newcomer
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
Feb. 26 Makayla Stambaugh, OSU Lia Del Priore, UTAH Allison Northey, WASH
March 5 Makayla Stambaugh, OSU Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA Shelby Edwards, ARIZ
March 11 Makayla Stambaugh, OSU Alyssa Pritchett, UCLA Breanna Hughes, UTAH
March 19 Georgia Dabritz, UTAH Tory Wilson, UTAH Allison Northey, WASH