Marci Bernholtz Named Pac-10 Event Specialist Of The Week

Jan. 22, 2008

Walnut Creek, Calif. - UCLA freshman Marci Bernholtz (Unionville, ON) was named the Pac-10 Event Specialist of the Week for Jan. 15-21, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Bernholtz placed first on the balance beam in the Bruins' quad meet victory at Cal State Fullerton, scoring a 9.875 on her first-ever collegiate beam performance. Bernholtz was the second Bruin to compete on the event and nailed her routine to contribute to UCLA's season-high team total of 196.125. UCLA also set a season-best on beam with a 49.025. Bernholtz, a two-time World Championships competitor, is now ranked No. 4 in the nation on balance beam.

Also earning Pac-10 weekly honors was Arizona State junior Nicole Harris, who was named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week.

Bernholtz is the second Bruin to receive weekly honors from the Pac-10 in as many weeks. Last week, Anna Li was selected as the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week.

Gymnast of the Week: Alexis Greene, ARIZ; Sophia Hocini, CAL; Tasha Smith, OSU; Brittani McCullough, UCLA; Kristen Linton, WASH.
Event Specialist of the Week: Danielle Hicks, ARIZ; Ashlee Hinkle, ASU; Keiko Nakamura, CAL; Yuki Lamb, OSU; Haley Bogart, WASH.

2008 Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 14 - Anna Li, UCLA; Jan. 21 - Nicole Harris, ASU.
2008 Pac-10 Event Specialists of the Week: Jan. 14 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Jan. 21 - Marci Bernholtz, UCLA.

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