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Ross named Pac-12 gymnast of the week, Peng-Peng Lee and Leonard-Baker earn third weekly honor this season

Jan 30, 2018

GYMNAST OF THE WEEK: Kyla Ross, SO, UCLA (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)
• Helped the undefeated Bruins take first place at the Metroplex Challenge with a season-high team score of 197.625, marking the 500th coaching victory for UCLA head coach Valorie Kondos Field.
• Won the all-around with a career-high 39.700 and took home first on vault and bars (tie), posting scores of 9.925 in both events. Also placed second on beam with a season-high 9.975 and tied for third on floor (9.875).  
• Has placed first on bars in UCLA’s last three meets and is tied for third in the nation in the event with an average score of 9.925.
• Currently ranked in the top five in the country in three events, tying for No. 3 on bars, No. 5 on beam and ranking third on the all-around.
SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK: Christine Peng-Peng Lee, SR, UCLA (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
• Scored a perfect 10 on beam at the Metroplex Challenge, earning her second perfect 10 on beam and fourth overall perfect 10 score of her career.
• One of three gymnasts to be awarded perfect 10’s this season, joining Stanford’s Elizabeth Price and Florida’s Alex McMurty.
• Currently tied for first in the country on beam, with an average score of 9.925.
• Bruins have earned the Pac-12 Specialist of the Week title for four weeks in row, with Lee her third of the season.
FRESHMAN / NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: Cairo Leonard-Baker, FR, Arizona State (Oakland, Calif.)
• Voted Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week for the third-consecutive week.
• Helped ASU to a 196.800 effort over the Golden Bears' 194.850 in the Gym Devils’ Pac-12 home opener, the program's best team tally since the 2006 NCAA Championships.
• Led the Gym Devils with a career-high all-around score of 39.575, which tied for first with Cal’s Toni-Ann Williams. Score also ranks No. 26 (tie) in the ASU record book.
• Also posted a 9.950 to win bars and led the Gym Devils with a career-high 9.925 on floor, earning second place.
Gymnast of the Week: Madison Cindric, ARIZ; Cairo Leonard-Baker, ASU; Toni-Ann Williams, CAL; Mary Jacobsen, OSU; Elizabeth Price, STAN; Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA; MaKenna Merrell-Giles, UTAH; Hailey Burleson, WASH.
Specialist of the Week: Christina Berg, Nichelle Christopherson, ASU; Sylvie Seilnacht, CAL; Maela Lazaro, OSU; Lauren Navarro, STAN, Kari Lee, UTAH; Haley Roy, WASH.
Freshman / Newcomer of the Week: Payton Bellows, ARIZ; Kaitlyn Yanish, OSU; Kyla Bryant, STAN; Nia Dennis, UCLA; Alexia Burch, UTAH.