ARIZONA's Karin Wurm Named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week
ARIZONA's KARIN WURM NAMEDPAC-10 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA sophomore Karin Wurm has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for Mar. 13 - Mar. 19, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Wurm, a sophomore from Landenberg, Pa., won her first career all-around title, while helping the Wildcats to their highest team score since March 20, 2004. In doing so, Wurm placed in the Top-5 in all four individual events, as Arizona set season-highs on both vault and floor. The Wildcats (196.575) defeated then-No. 23 Brigham Young (193.725) and host Texas Women's University (191.425) on Mar. 17.
Wurm, who has competed as an all-arounder 11 times in her career, totaled a 39.4 in the all-around last week, as the Wildcats knocked off their second-consecutive ranked opponent, and fourth of the season. The all-around mark is the highest from any Wildcat gymnast since Monica Bisordi recorded a 39.5 at the Pac-10 Championships on Mar. 20, 2004. The mark shattered her previous career-high of 39.250, which she set twice this season.
On vault, the 5'-4' gymnast, shared the individual title with teammate Bree Workman. The score of 9.9 was well above her season average of 9.735, and broke her previous career-high mark of 9.825. It is her third vault title of the season, and her eighth Top-5 finish in the event. The score helped Arizona to its highest team score in the event, 49.350, since Mar. 12, 2004.
On bars, Wurm scored well-above her season average of 9.745, earring a 9.8. The score was good enough to tie for second place in the meet, and earned her a sixth Top-5 finish in the event for the year, and 11th of her career.
On beam, Wurm broke her previous career-high of 9.775, with a second-place mark of 9.9, above her season average of 9.643. The score helped Arizona to a team score of 49.125, the school's highest score since Jan. 27, 2006, while earning her second career Top-5 finish of her career.
Wurm also had a career-best performance on floor, helping Arizona match its season-best team score of 49.225 in the event. In doing so, Wurm captured her fourth floor title of the season with a career-high 9.9, surpassing her previous high of 9.875, which she had set in each of the three previous meets.
Arizona will be in action next at the Pac-10 Championships on Sat., Mar. 25, in Corvallis, Ore.
Also Nominated: Ashley Kelly, ARIZONA STATE; Britani Pittullo, CALIFORNIA; Jami Lanz, OREGON STATE.
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; Feb. 13 - Ariana Berlin, UCLA; Feb. 21 - Jordan Schwikert, UCLA; Feb. 27 - Jamie Holton, ARIZONA; Mar. 7 - Liz Tricase, STANFORD; Mar. 13 - Ashley Kelly, ARIZONA STATE; Mar. 20 - Karin Wurm, ARIZONA.