Richardson Named Pac-10 Gymnast Of The Week

Jan. 27, 2004

Walnut Creek, Calif. - UCLA sophomore Kate Richardson has been named the Pacific-10 Gymnast of the Week for January 18-25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. This is her second Gymnast of the Week honor in her two-year career.

Richardson, hailing from Coquitlam, British Columbia, helped No. 6 UCLA upset Georgia in Athens on Jan. 19, for the first time since 1988. She placed second in the all-around with a 39.7, tied for first on vault (9.95), second on bars (9.925), and fourth on beam (9.925) and floor (9.9).

On Jan. 25, she led UCLA to a second-straight road win at Minnesota, putting on a dominating performance. Richardson won the all-around with a 39.75 and placed first in all four events, scoring a perfect 10 on the vault - her first on that apparatus. Richardson has recorded two perfect 10s this season, and no score lower than 9.9. On her way to another great season, Richardson's all-around season average is an astounding 39.777.

ALSO NOMINATED: Katie Johnson, ARIZONA; My-Lan Dodd, CALIFORNIA; Natalie Foley, STANFORD; Chelsea Plourde, OREGON STATE; Emily Pritchard, WASHINGTON.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. NCAA Regionals
Salt Lake City, UT
2nd, 196,375
Friday, Apr 15
vs. NCAA Team Semifinals
Fort Worth, TX
3rd, 196.700
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. NCAA Super Six
Fort Worth, TX
5th, 196.825