Pechanec, Robarts Receive Weekly Honors

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Stanford senior Nicole Pechanec and UTAH senior Kyndal Robarts have been awarded Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week and Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week honors, respectively, for the week of Feb. 27- Mar. 4, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

On senior night, Nicole Pechanec had one of her best performances of her career. The Kenilworth, N.J., native, helped Stanford win its tri meet with Arizona and California. The senior scored a career-best 39.450 to win the all-around crown. She also won the bars competition, scoring a 9.925. On the night, Pechanec would tie or set four season-best, including two career-best.

Kyndal Robarts had another strong performance this week, earning Special Performance of the Week honors for the second time in as many weeks. Robarts was a rock on the vault for the Utes, leading Utah to its season-high score of 49.425. Robarts won the event as she posted a 9.975 for the second straight week. The San Marcos, Texas, native also scored a 9.850 on the floor to help Utah beat Oregon State.

Also Nominated:

Gymnast of the Week: Brittany Harris, OSU; Olivia Courtney, UCLA; Stephanie McAllister, Utah; McKenzie Fechter, WASH.

Special Performance of the Week: Melanie Jones, OSU; Ashley Morgan, STAN; Tauny Frattone, UCLA; Lauren Rogers, WASH.

2012 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week
Jan. 10    Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jan. 17    Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Jan. 24    Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jan. 31    Ruby Engreitz, Wash
Feb. 7    Corrie Lothrop, Utah
Feb. 14    Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Feb. 21    Makayla Stambaugh, Oregon State
Feb. 28    Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Mar. 6    Nicole Pechanec, STAN

2012 Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week

Jan. 10    Tauny Frattone, UCLA
Jan. 17    Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Jan. 24    Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Jan. 31    Cortni Beers, Utah
Feb. 7    Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Feb. 14    Melanie Jones, Oregon State
Feb. 21    Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Feb. 28    Kyndal Robarts, UTAH
Mar. 6    Kyndal Robarts, UTAH

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