Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs Honored By Pac-10 For Special Performance Of The Week

March 9, 2010

UCLA sophomore gymnast Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs was awarded Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors for Mar. 1-7 after scoring a perfect 10 on the balance beam.

Hopfner-Hibbs, a native of Toronto, Ontario, recorded her first-career perfect 10 on the beam as the third-ranked Bruins scored a season-high 197.875 at Georgia. The perfect 10 was only the seventh ever by a Bruin on the beam and the first since Kate Richardson earned a 10.0 on Feb. 1, 2004. Hopfner-Hibbs' score helped the Bruins achieve a 49.65 team score on beam, the third-highest in school history. The reigning Pac-10 Freshman of the Year has hit all 23 of her routines across all apparatuses on the season and 43-straight dating back to last year.

To watch Hopfner-Hibbs' perfect 10 beam routine, CLICK HERE.

This marks the second-career Pac-10 Special Performance honor for Hopfner-Hibbs and UCLA's Conference leading 12th all-time selection.

Also receiving weekly honors was Stanford's Carly Janiga, who earned Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honors.

Gymnast of the Week:
Sarah Tomczyk, ARIZ; Mariesah Pierce, CAL; Laura-Ann Chong, OSU; Anna Li, UCLA; Hatsune Akaogi, WASH
Special Performance of the Week: Deanna Graham, ARIZ; Arla Rosenzweig, CAL; Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Nicole Shelley Alexander, STAN

2010 PAC-10 GYMAST OF THE WEEK: Jan. 12 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA; Jan. 19 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Jan. 26 - Makayla Stambaugh, OSU; Feb. 2 - Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Feb. 9 - Ashley Morgan, STAN; Feb. 16 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Feb. 23 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Mar. 2 - Allyse Ishino, STAN; Mar. 9 - Carly Janiga, STAN

2010 PAC-10 SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: Jan. 12 - Britnie Jones, ARIZ; Jan. 19 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA; Jan. 26 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Feb. 2 - Brittani McCullough, UCLA; Feb. 9 - Becky Colvin, OSU; Feb. 16 - Anna Li, UCLA; Feb. 23 - Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Mar. 2 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Mar. 9 - Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA

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