Pac-12 Networks to air first-ever 'All-Access' documentary on collegiate women's gymnastics

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PAC-12 NETWORKS TO AIR FIRST-EVER ‘ALL-ACCESS’ DOCUMENTARY OF COLLEGIATE WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS

UCLA Bruins and Utah Utes to be spotlighted

SAN FRANCISCO – Pac-12 Networks announced today the debut of a behind-the-scenes documentary featuring two of the nation’s top collegiate women’s gymnastics programs, UCLA and Utah. The special 30-minute documentary, Pac-12 All Access: UCLA & Utah Gymnastics, will premiere on Saturday, February 25 at 6 p.m. PT/ 7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network following the Utah at Arizona State meet at 4 p.m. PT/ 5 p.m. MT.

The documentary will feature an in-depth look at both Utah and UCLA’s programs, spotlighting the hard work and preparation put in by student-athletes and coaches this season. Pac-12 filmmakers were given exclusive access with both UCLA and Utah gymnastics, as both teams prepared for their head-to-head matchup on February 18.

“We’re excited to extend our all-access programming to a new sport and take Pac-12 gymnastics fans behind the scenes with two of the most exciting programs in the country,” said Dustin Rocke, Pac-12 Networks Vice President of Programming. “Fans who have enjoyed seeing their teams compete all season on Pac-12 Networks are now going to see the Bruins and Red Rocks like never before.”

Fans can't get enough of Utah and UCLA's exciting brand of gymnastics. The meet between the two on Saturday drew an in-person crowd of 15,558 and the sport has become very popular on Pac-12 Networks over the first five years on air. This season, Pac-12 Networks is televising 30 live women’s gymnastics events, culminating with the Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships on March 18 at Stanford.

Utah and UCLA are leading the Pac-12 this season and among the favorites to contend for the NCAA title.

The Red Rocks are ranked No. 5 in the nation behind 2016 Team USA alternate MyKayla Skinner, who is the second-best all-arounder in the nation and has been named Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week four times. The Bruins are ranked No. 6 in the nation and led by Olympic gold medalists Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross.

About Pac-12 Networks

Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference, and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites, and Pac-12 Now, its TV Everywhere service. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial, and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to http://pac-12.com/networks.