Kristina Comforte Named Pac-10 Gymnast Of The Week

Feb. 6, 2006

Walnut Creek, Calif. - UCLA freshman Kristina Comforte has beennamed the Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for Jan. 31 -Feb. 5, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Comforte, a freshman from Burr Ridge, Ill., became the first gymnastin the nation to score a perfect 10 this season, earning the mark onvault on Fri., Feb. 3 at Cal State Fullerton, with a flawlessYurchenko layout full vault. She also took first place on the unevenbars with a career-high 9.9 and was second in the all-around with acareer-best 39.475. Comforte placed in the Top-3 on every event. Inaddition to her vault and bar victories, she tied for third on beamwith a 9.825 and on floor with a 9.75.

Her scores helped lead UCLA to a first-place finish with a 195.925mark, the Bruins' highest road total so far this season.

The Bruins compete next at California on Fri., Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.,before hosting Washington on Sun., Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion.

Also Nominated: Danielle Hicks, ARIZONA; April Boone, ARIZONA STATE; Jessica Kelley, CALIFORNIA; Tabitha Yim, STANFORD; Ashley Houghting, WASHINGTON.

2006 Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 17 - Tabitha Yim, STANFORD;Jan. 24 -Ashley Kelly, ARIZONA STATE; Jan. 31 - Aubrey Taylor,ARIZONA; Feb. 6 - Kristina Comforte, UCLA.

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