UCLA’s Ross, Sakti and Stanford’s Widner capture this week’s Pac-12 gymnast of the week awards

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GYMNAST OF THE WEEK: Kyla Ross, Sr., UCLA (Aliso Viejo, Calif.)
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Ross won the all-around at the Collegiate Challenge with a score of 39.725 (helping her team to a second place finish).
• She took first on floor (9.95), and tied for first on vault (9.9) and beam (9.95). 
• Ross secured UCLA's highest all-around score in a season opener since 2004.

SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK: Samantha Sakti, So., UCLA (Arcadia, Calif.)
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In her UCLA debut at the Collegiate Challenge, Sakti tied for first place on beam with Ross.
• She posted a career-high 9.95 on beam.
• Sakti earned a 10.0 from one of the judges.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Chloe Widner, Fr., Stanford (Frisco, Texas)
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In her collegiate debut at the Collegiate Challenge, Widner scored 9.8 or higher in every event.
• She placed sixth or higher in three events at the Collegiate Challenge.
• Widner finished sixth in the all-around with an overall score of 39.325.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Gymnast of the Week: Kyana George, California; Isis Lowery, Oregon State; Heather Swanson, University of Arizona
Specialist of the Week: Christina Berg, University of Arizona; Kyla Bryant, Stanford; Sabrina Gill, Oregon State; Kim Tessen, University of Utah; Morgan Wilson, Arizona State
Freshman of the Week: Kayla Bird, Oregon State; Nevaeh DeSouza, California; Abby Paulson, University of Utah; Gracie Reeves, Arizona State; Samantha Sakti, UCLA; Avery Stauffacher, University of Arizona

  Gymnast of the Week Specialist of the Week Freshman of the Week
Jan. 7 Kyla Ross, UCLA Samantha Sakti, UCLA Chloe Widner, Stanford
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