Pac-12 announces weekly gymnastics honors

UCLA Athletics

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference office announced today the Pac-12 women’s gymnastics weekly honors for the week of Feb. 3 - Feb. 9. UTAH’s Tory Wilson was named the Gymnast of the Week, UCLA’s Samantha Peszek was voted Specialist of the Week, and UCLA’s Hallie Mossett was selected as the Freshman/Newcomer of the Week.

Albuquerque, ,N.M., native, Tory Wilson scored a season-high 39.60 to win her fourth all-around title of the season and helped Utah take down Arizona, 197.825-194.425. 197.825 was a season high for Utah and is the third-best score in the nation this year. Wilson tied her season-high on vault with a 9.975 for the title and tied for second on floor with a score of 9.95. She is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation on vault and No. 11 in the all-around.

UCLA Bruin Samantha Peszek scored the first perfect 10 of her career and first perfect 10 in the Pac-12 this season in a 196.925-194.950 win over Arizona State. The redshirt juniors 10.0 performance came on the uneven bars. Despite being limited in competition this season due to a stress reaction in her heel, the UCLA standout was able to take titles on the uneven bars and beam. In addition to her stellar performance on uneven bars, Peszek also tied her career-high on beam with a 9.95. The Indianapolis, Ind., native’s perfect 10 was the 101st in school history and 20th by a Bruin on the uneven bars. 

Bruin freshman Hallie Mossett took the all-around title against Arizona State with a career-high 39.325 in UCLA’s 196.925-194.950 win over Arizona State. Mossett placed Top 5 in all four of her events including a career-best 9.825 on vault. Mossett is averaging 9.775 on vault, 9.8 on bars, 9.82 on beam and 9.833 on floor. She has hit all 16 routines she has competed this season. 

This is Utah’s second Gymnast of the Week honor for the 2014 season and fifth all-time. This is Peszek’s second Specialist of the Week honor, and first since 2011. Mossett’s second-consecutive Freshman of the Week honor will mark the third time this season UCLA has earned this award and the fifth time overall since the award was introduced last year.

Be sure to tune into Pac-12 Networks this week to watch No. 23 Washington host No. 9 UCLA host in Seattle this Sunday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. PT. Also on Pac-12 Networks, the No. 4 Utes will hit the road to take on No. 10 Stanford on Monday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. PT.

For more information including a complete television schedule please visit www.pac-12.com.

Also Nominated:

Gymnast of the Week: Allison Flores, ARIZ; Risa Perez, ASU; Chelsea Tang, OSU; Kristina Vaculik, STAN, Hallie Mossett, UCLA; Allison Northey, WASH.

Special Performance of the Week: Lexi Mills, ARIZ; Natasha Sundby, ASU; Kelsey Blalock, OSU; Amanda Spinner, STAN; Georgia Dabritz, UTAH; Alexandra Yacalis, WASH.

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Kaytianna McMillan, OSU; Nicollete McNair, Stanford; Baely Rowe, UTAH; Janae Janik, WASH.

2014 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Weekly Award Winners

  Gymnast Specialist Freshman/Newcomer
Jan.7 Alicia Asturias, CAL Amanda Spinner, STAN Charlie Owens, CAL
Jan. 14 Olivia Courtney, UCLA Georgia Dabritz, UTAH Angi Cipra, UCLA
Jan. 21 Kristina Vaculik, STAN Georgia Dabritz, UTAH Rachel Daum, STAN
Jan. 28 Chelea Tang, OSU Georgia Dabritz, UTAH Charlie Owens, CAL
Feb. 4 Tory Wilson, UTAH Georgia Dabritz, UTAH Hallie Mossett, UCLA
Feb. 11 Tory Wilson, UTAH Samantha Peszek, UCLA Hallie Mossett, UCLA

 

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