Pac-12 Gymnastics Teams Face Six Ranked Foes This Week

•  Seven Pac-12 gymnastics squads will be in action against non-conference teams this week, with five programs taking on a total of six ranked foes. On Friday, STANFORD will compete at the Elevate the Stage meet against No. 17 Georgia, No. 16 Nebraska and Illinois. Meanwhile, ARIZONA will face off against No. 10 Arkansas, and No. 18 CALIFORNIA will host Central Michigan. On Saturday, No. 11 WASHINGTON travels to Southern Utah, and No. 13 ARIZONA STATE takes on No. 25 Minnesota. No. 2 UCLA at No. 16 Nebraska will take place on Sunday, and No. 24 BYU at No. 8 OREGON STATE rounds out the week on Monday. Monday night’s meet will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks at 7 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. MT.
• Six Conference teams are ranked with week, the second-most of any conference in the country. UCLA leads the way at No. 2, followed by No. 4 Utah, No. 8 Oregon State, No. 11 Washington, No. 13 Arizona State and No. 18 California.  
•  Last week in #Pac12Gym, California used a program-record 197.500 performance to upset Utah, which posted 197.450. Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week Toni-Ann Williams led the squad to its first regular-season victory over the Utes in the history of the program, claiming every event title in the meet, including the all-around with a school-record 39.700. The Bears tied the program-record bars total at 49.550 and set the second-highest floor score in school history with a 49.525.
•  Arizona State also took home gold in the Territorial Cup against in-state rival Arizona (196.725-195.025) last Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena. The Gym Devils were helped by the scores of five-time Pac-12 Freshman of the Week Cairo Leonard-Baker, who took home the all-around title, recording a 39.475. The Gym Devils swept the event rotations, recording tallies of 49.125, 49.025, 49.175, 49.400 on vault, bars, beam and floor, respectively. 
•  The No. 8 Oregon State gymnastics team registered its highest road score of the season for the second time this month, but fell to No. 3 UCLA on Sunday afternoon, 198.075-196.525. The Bruins recorded a season-high total of 198.075, tied their school record on balance beam with a 49.725 and posted the third-highest floor exercise total in school history with a 49.775.
•  Washington also picked up the win at home, defeating Stanford 196.475-195.450. Evanni Roberson won the beam event title with her career-high score of 9.925, while Hailey Burleson won the floor title. Cardinal gymnasts earned gold on vault with Racheal Flam’s 9.925, on bars with Elizabeth Price and Kyla Bryant’s dual 9.900 scores, and took home the all-around with Price’s 39.425. 

 UPCOMING SCHEDULE 
Friday, March 2
 
 
Elevate the Stage (STANFORD, No. 17 Georgia, No. 16 Nebraska, Illinois)
 
4:30 p.m. PT
ARIZONA at No. 10 Arkansas  
5 p.m. PT
Central Michigan at No. 18 CALIFORNIA   7 p.m. PT
Saturday, March 3
 
 
No. 11 WASHINGTON at Southern Utah   
12 p.m. PT
No. 13 ARIZONA STATE at No. 25 Minnesota    TBD
Sunday, March 4
 
 
No. 2 UCLA at No. 16 Nebraska
 
12 p.m. PT
Monday, March 5
 
 
No. 24 Brigham Young at No. 8 OREGON STATE P12Net 7 p.m. PT

CONFERENCE STANDINGS 
Teams
RQS
Pac-12 Record
Overall Record
UCLA
197.610
4-1
10-2
Utah
197.415
5-1
10-2
Oregon State
196.605
3-3
4-3
Washington
196.515
4-2
7-5
Arizona State
196.285
3-3
6-4
California
196.040 3-3
7-4
Stanford
195.610 0-5
6-9
Arizona
195.180 1-5 1-7

 PAC-12 GYMNASTICS WEEKLY HONORS
GYMNAST OF THE WEEK: Toni-Ann WIlliams, RS SR, California (Randallstown, Md.)
•  Led the then No. 21 Bears to a program-record 197.500 performance on Sunday to upset No. 4 Utah, who went 197.450. The win marked California's first regular-season victory over the perennial powerhouse in the history of the program.
• Swept every event title in the meet, including the all-around with a program-record 39.700. 
• Matched her season-best on floor with a 9.975 despite not having trained in the event in practice for more than two weeks due to injury.
• Also tallied season-bests on bars (9.925), beam (9.900) and in the all-around (39.700). 
• Currently tied for third place in the nation on floor exercise, posting an average of 9.896. 
• Claimed her first Pac-12 weekly honor of the season, the first Gymnast of the Week award for Cal this year.
 
SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK: Christine Peng-Peng Lee, RS SR, UCLA (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
• Earned her eighth Pac-12 Specialist of the Week award of her career, tying the all-time record for weekly gymnastics specialist awards alongside Vanessa Zamarripa (UCLA) and Georgia Dabritz (Utah). This also marks the eighth week in a row UCLA has earned the specialist title, the most wins by any program in one season ever.
• Helped No. 3 ranked UCLA post a season-high team score of 198.075 to defeat No. 8 Oregon State, which tallied 196.525.
• Scored a 9.975 on beam, tying for first in the event with teammate Katelyn Ohashi, and 9.875 on bars to tie for third place.
• Ranked No. 2 in the country on beam, an event in which she’s earned two perfect 10.0 scores this season. 
 
FRESHMAN / NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Cairo Leonard-Baker, FR, Arizona State (Oakland, Calif.)
•  Helped then No. 17 Arizona State capture the Territorial Cup against in-state rival Arizona (196.725-195.025) last Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena.
•  Won the all-around title by recording a 39.475, and claimed first-place finishes on bars and floor, posting career-high scores of 9.875 and 9.950, respectively.
• Also matched her career-best with a 9.850 on vault, which tied for second place in the event.  
• Her 9.875 on floor helped the Gym Devils cap the meet with a season-best 49.400 team score in the event. 
•  Tied for the No. 10 spot in the nation on uneven bars with an average of 9.893. 
 
ALSO NOMINATED:
Gymnast of the Week: Cairo Leonard-Baker, ASU; McKenna Singley, OSU; Elizabeth Price, STAN; Kyla Ross, UCLA; Missy Reinstadtler, UTAH; Hailey Burleson, WASH.
Specialist of the Week: Justine Callis, ASU; Nina Schank, CAL; Destinee Davis, OSU; Kaylee Cole, STAN; Joslyn Goings, WASH. 
Freshman / Newcomer of the Week: Kyana George, CAL; Kaitlyn Yanish, OSU; Taylor Lawson, STAN; Nia Dennis, UCLA; Alexia Burch, UTAH.
 
 
Gymnast of the Week
Specialist of the Week
Freshman / Newcomer of the Week
Feb. 20 MyKayla Skinner, UTAH Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA Cairo Leonard-Baker, ASU
Feb. 27 Toni-Ann Williams, CAL Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA Cairo Leonard-Baker, ASU

PAC-12 VS. OTHER CONFERENCES
Conference
Record
Atlantic Coast
3-0
Big Ten
2-0
Big 12
1-3
Big Sky
6-0
Great Northwest
1-0
Mountain Rim
1-1
Mountain West
3-0
The Summit League
0-1
Southeastern
2-1
Total
19-6

 GYMNASTICS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS
Pac-12 Networks, now in its sixth season of unprecedented coverage of Pac-12 sports, will air 25 women’s gymnastics meets this season, including a “Meet the Bruins” preview. All eight Pac-12 schools will appear on the Networks at least three times: Arizona (3), Arizona State (4), California (5), Oregon State (7), Stanford (4), UCLA (7), Utah (7) and Washington (4). Both sessions of the 2018 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships will be televised live nationally on Pac-12 Network on Saturday, Mar. 24 at McKale Memorial Center in Tucson, Arizona.
 
PAC-12 NETWORKS MEET OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY OPUS BANK
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