Pac-12 announces weekly gymnastics honors
San Francisco – The Pac-12 Conference office announced today the Pac-12 women’s gymnastics weekly honors for the week of Feb. 2 – Feb. 8. UTAH’s Georgia Dabritz was named the Gymnast of the Week, UTAH’s Tory Wilson was voted Specialist of the Week, and CALIFORNIA’s Toni-Ann Williams was selected as the Freshman/Newcomer of the Week.
UTAH senior Georgia Dabritz earned gymnast of the week honors for the second week in a row and the third time this season after her performance in the Utes’ victory over ARIZONA STATE on Feb. 6. Dabritz won the all-around and three events, including a perfect 10.0 on the vault and a pair of 9.95s on the bars and floor. Dabritz is the No. 1 all-arounder in the nation for the fourth week in a row this week and is ranked No. 1 on floor, No. 2 on vault, and No. 3 on bars.
Tory Wilson, also a UTAH senior, earned Special Performance of the Week honors for her vault performance in the Utes’ victory over ARIZONA STATE. Wilson scored a perfect 10.0 on vault to tie for first place in the event with teammate Georgia Dabritz. Wilson also scored a season-high 9.90 on the bars to finish second in the event. This is the second Pac-12 weekly award for Wilson this season, after being named Gymnast of the Week on Jan. 12.
CALIFORNIA freshman Toni-Ann Williams earned Freshman/Newcomer of the Week honors for the fourth week in a row this week. Williams came in first in the all-around in the Golden Bears’ upset of STANFORD. California was down by three-tenths of a point with only Williams’ floor routine remaining when she pulled off a program-record 9.975 to lead the team to victory over the Cardinal for the first time since 1996. Williams is ranked at No. 4 nationally on the floor.
A gymnast of the week has been selected every week of the season since 2001. The Specialist of the Week award was added in 2008. It is the third year for Freshman/Newcomer of the Week.
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Gymnast of the Week:
Taylor Rice, STAN; Allison Flores, ARIZ; Madeline Gardiner, OSU
Special Performance of the Week:
Kristina Vaculik, STAN; Desiree Palomares, CAL; Taylor Keeker, OSU
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week:
Kari Lee, UTAH; Shireen Khamedoost, OSU
2015 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Weekly Award Winners:
Gymnast Specialist Freshman/Newcomer
Jan. 12 Tory Wilson, UTAH Jessie Sisler, ARIZ Elizabeth Price, STAN
Jan. 19 Georgia Dabritz, UTAH Ivana Hong, STAN Toni-Ann Williams, CAL
Jan. 27 Samantha Peszek, UCLA Corrie Lothrop, UTAH Toni-Ann Williams, CAL
Feb. 2 Georgia Dabritz, UTAH Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA Toni-Ann Williams, CAL