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Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards - Feb. 8, 2022

Feb 8, 2022

Gymnast of the Week: Jade Carey, Fr., Oregon State (Phoenix, Ariz.)

  • Tied for nation's best all-around score of 39.825 in a victory over then-No. 21 Arizona State, breaking her old Oregon State record that she set back on Jan. 23 against UCLA.
  • Claimed titles in all four events: vault (9.925), bars (10.0), beam (9.925) and floor (9.975).  
  • Carey's Perfect 10 on bars was the first of her career and the first Beaver on the apparatus since Kaytianna McMillian did so in 2017.
  • Anchored the Orange & Black in all four events as the Beavers posted their highest team score this season with a 197.375.
  • The Olympic gold medalist is first in the nation for the all-around, tied for first on bars, fifth on floor, sixth on beam and eighth on vault.
  • Second Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week award and fourth Pac-12 weekly honor of the season.

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Jordan Chiles, Fr., UCLA (Vancouver, Wash.)

  • Scored her first career Perfect 10, earning a perfect mark on just her second floor routine of the season.
  • The Perfect 10 was the first by a Bruin since Mar. 8, 2020 and the first by a Bruin on floor since Jan. 31, 2020.
  • Won the all-around with a career-high 39.700, the highest all-around score by a UCLA freshman since Tasha Schwikert scored 39.725 at the 2005 NCAA Regional.
  • Set or tied her career-highs on every event and the all-around.
  • Helped UCLA record season-high team totals on every event, as the Bruins improved upon their previous season high by 1.25 points.

Specialist of the Week: Maile O'Keefe, Jr., Utah (Las Vegas, Nev.)

  • Posted the meet-winning beam routine over rival UCLA to lead Utah to its 16th straight regular-season conference win.
  • Following a 10.0 from UCLA with the crowd roaring, O'Keefe needed a 9.975 or better to clinch the win, and scored exactly that to win the road meet and earn her second-straight beam title.
  • O'Keefe's 9.975 is her fourth score on beam of 9.90 or better with three of those coming in at 9.95-plus. She is ranked fourth in the nation on beam and first in the Pac-12.
  • She also posted a 9.925 on the floor while scoring 9.875 on bars to add to Utah's season-high 49.550 on bars, which is the third best bars score in the country.
  • Has hit 15-15 routines this season and 99-99 career routines.
  • Second Pac-12 weekly honor this season (Gymnast of the Week - Feb. 1).

Coaches Choice: Madi Dagen, Sr., Oregon State (Pleasanton, Calif.)

  • The senior captain has continued to learn and push herself on her bar routine to help better the Oregon State Beavers. Against No. 21 ASU she boasted a personal-best 9.90 on the apparatus. 
  • Over the last year and a half, Dagen has continued to work on the Tkatchev release, which has upgraded her bar routine to a 10.0 this season.
  • Claimed second in three events behind teammate Jade Carey: vault (9.90), bars (9.90), and floor (9.925). 
  • Dagen's career-high 39.550 all-around performance against ASU was second behind Carey and third overall last week in the Pac-12.

2022 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

  Gymnast Specialist Freshman/Newcomer Coaches Choice
Jan. 11 Cristal Isa, Utah Jaedyn Rucker, Utah Amelie Morgan, Utah Jillian Hoffman, Utah
Jan. 18 Kyla Bryant, Stanford Sage Thompson, Utah Grace McCallum, Utah Wesley Stephenson, Stanford
Jan. 25 Jade Carey, Oregon State Jillian Hoffman, Utah Jade Carey, Oregon State Skylar Killough-Wilhelm, Washington
Feb. 1 Maile O'Keefe, Utah Cristal Isa, Utah Jade Carey, Oregon State Emi Watterson, California
Feb. 8 Jade Carey, Oregon State Maile O'Keefe, Utah Jordan Chiles, UCLA Madi Dagen, Oregon State