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Sun Devils, Bruins split Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Jan 26, 2021

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.

ALSO NOMINATED:

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