Rodriguez Earns Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week ... again

March 23, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Stanford senior Carly Janiga and Oregon State senior Mandi Rodriguez were selected as the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively, for Mar. 15-21, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Janiga, a senior from Paradise Valley, Ariz., led the Cardinal to its 11th-straight win by defeating UC Davis, 196.600-194.575. Janiga earned three victories, including a career-best 9.95 on vault, a 9.925 on beam and 39.575 in the all-aroiund. Her score in the all-around was her second-highest score of the season. The six-time All-American and defending Pac-10 all-around champion has competed in every dual-meet this year and has 17 victories across all apparatuses.

This marks the conference leading sixth career weekly honor for Janiga and Stanford's 19th all-time Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week selection.

Rodriguez, a native of Baldwin, Calif., was impressive on Senior Night as she recorded a personal-best 9.95 on the vault, for the third time this season, to capture the win as the seventh-ranked Beavers defeated No. 18 Kentucky, 196.650-195.275. The senior also captured the individual titles on the floor with a 9.925 and the all-around with a score of 39.425 as OSU improved to 13-3.

This marks the fifth-career Pac-10 Special Performance honor for Rodriguez and Oregon State's 10th all-time selection.

Gymnast of the Week: Laura-Ann Chong, OSU; Samantha Walior, WASH.Special Performance of the Week: Deanna Graham, ARIZ; Alyssa Brown, STAN; Paige Bixler, WASH.

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; Mar. 16 - Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA; Mar. 23 - 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; Mar. 16 - Sarah Tomczyk, ARIZ; Mar. 23 - Mandi Rodriguez, OSU.

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