Sun Devils, Bruins split Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards
Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Weekly Awards - Jan. 26, 2021
Gymnast of the Week: Hannah Scharf, So., Arizona State (Barrie, Ontario, Canada)
- Secured the all-around title in then-No. 15 Arizona State’s showdown against UCLA, earning a total score of 39.475.
- Bars score of 9.875 represented a new season high and tied her career high; vault score of 9.875 was also a season high.
- Third all-around win of her career and finished in the top four in every event, including second-place finishes on vault, bars and beam.
- Led the Sun Devils to their highest road score so far this season.
Specialist of the Week: Nia Dennis, Sr., UCLA (Columbus, Ohio)
- Took home a pair of first-place finishes in the vault and floor events, in which she gained second-team All-Pac-12 honors in 2020.
- Floor score of 9.950 clinched UCLA’s win over then-No. 15 Arizona State.
- Floor routine celebrating Black culture attracted viral acclaim.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Frida Esparza, Fr., UCLA (Pittsburg, Calif.)
- Won the uneven bars in her collegiate debut, producing a score of 9.900 for her first win.
- Added a 9.800 score in her first performance on the beam, an event UCLA went 6-for-6 on.
- Joined Chae Campbell as Bruins freshmen to compete in the season opener against the Sun Devils.
Coaches Choice: Jada Mangahas, Fr., Arizona State (Allentown, Pa.)
- Set new career highs on vault and floor with scores of 9.800 and 9.850, respectively.
- Made her collegiate debut on the beam after stepping in after a late change in the rotation, scoring 9.775 points.
- Contributed to Arizona State’s second straight beam performance eclipsing 49.000 points.
Gymnast of the Week: Madi Dagen, Oregon State; Margzetta Frazier, UCLA; Maile O’Keefe, Utah
Specialist of the Week: Cairo Leonard-Baker, Arizona State; Sirena Linton, Arizona; Sydney Soloski, Utah; Kaitlyn Yanish, Oregon State
Freshman of the Week: Jessica Castles, Arizona; Sydney Gonzales, Oregon State; Alani Sabado, Utah; Emily White, Arizona State
Coaches Choice: Alexia Burch, Utah; Jane Poniewaz, Oregon State; Laura Leigh Horton, Arizona; Sara Taubman, UCLA
|Gymnast of the Week||Specialist of the Week||Freshman of the Week||Coaches Choice|
|Jan. 18||Maile O'Keefe, Utah||Sydney Soloski, Utah||Sarah Clark, Arizona State||Jaedyn Rucker, Utah|
|Jan. 26||Hannah Scharf, Arizona State||Nia Dennis, UCLA||Frida Esparza, UCLA||Jada Mangahas, Arizona State|