Frattone, Engreitz Win Weekly Pac-10 Gymnastics Awards

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WASHINGTON junior Ruby Engreitz and UCLA junior Tauny Frattone have been awarded Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively, for the week of Feb. 14-20, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Ruby Engreitz, a junior from Kirkland, Wash., had her best career meet as a Husky, posting career-best marks on vault, beam and all-around competition. Engreitz's career-best score of 9.900 on vault earned a tie for second place, as the Huskies posted a season-high score of 49.300 in the event.  Engreitz earned a first place finish on bars with a score of 9.875, posting her fourth title in the event this season. In addition, Engreitz won the all-around with a career-high 39.350, placed second on the beam with a score of 9.825, and finished fourth on floor with a 9.800.

This is Engreitz's first Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honor and fifth in Huskies history.

Junior Tauny Frattone, hailing from Lake Forest, Calif., tied a career-high on vault with a 9.95, sticking her Yurchenko half-on, piked front half-off vault for her fourth consecutive vault victory. Frattone's score led the way for a Bruin season-high team score of 49.4 on vault. Frattone is averaging a team-best 9.868 on vault this year and ranks third amongst Conference competition. She has scored 9.8 or better on the event in 18 consecutive meets and in 22 of 24 career meets. In addition, Frattone scored a career-high 9.85 on beam (4th place) to help the Bruins achieve a season-high score of 49.4 on the event, and her leadoff score of 9.8 on floor (8th place) helped lead the way to another season-high of 49.425. The Bruins' team total of 197.475 is a season-high and the highest of any team in the Pac-10 this season.

The Special Performance of the Week nod is Frattone's first of her career and UCLA's 14th all-time.

Also Nominated:

Gymnast of the Week:  Beaté Jones, ASU; Mariesah Pierce, CAL; Shelley Alexander, STAN; Aubree Cristello, ARIZ; Sydney Sawa, UCLA.
Special Performance of the Week:  Brittany Schuett, ASU; Dallas Crawford, CAL; Miranda Russell, ARIZ; Aliza Vaccher, WASH; Alyssa Brown, STAN.

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