Samantha Peszek Named Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week

Jan. 24, 2012

Peszek's 9.9 on Balance Beam

Sophomore Samantha Peszek was selected as the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week for the week of Jan. 16-22 after winning the all-around Jan. 22 with a career-high score of 39.5.

Peszek has continued her scintillating start to the season, helping the Bruins record a national best 197.575 in its Sunday meet against San Jose State. The Indianapolis, Ind., native won the all-around for the third time in as many meets and was also first on balance beam with a score of 9.9. She scored 9.875 on her other three events to place second on floor, fourth on and fifth on bars. Through three meets this year, she has averaged 39.476 in the all-around and has scored 9.875 or higher on seven of her 12 routines, with no score under 9.775.

This is Peszek's second Gymnast of the Week award this season and third conference award of her career, having earned Special Performance of the Week honors in 2011.

Oregon State's Leslie Mak received Special Performance of the Week honors after scoring 9.95 on beam in the Beavers' win over Arizona.

UCLA travels to Washington on Friday, Jan. 27.

Also Nominated:
Gymnast of the Week:
Deanna Graham, ARIZ; Beate Jones, ASU; Nicole Pechanec, STAN
Special Performance of the Week: Katie Matusik, ARIZ; Kahoku Palafox, ASU; Rebecca Wing, STAN; Tauny Frattone, UCLA.

2012 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week
Jan. 10: Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jan. 17: Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Jan. 24: Samantha Peszek, UCLA

2012 Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week
Jan. 10: Tauny Frattone, UCLA
Jan. 17: Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Jan. 24: Leslie Mak, Oregon State


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vs. Meet the Bruins
Los Angeles, CA
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Sunday, Jan 10
vs. Alabama
Los Angeles, CA
W, 196.550 - 196.300
Friday, Jan 15
at Florida
Gainesville, FL
L, 196.925 - 197.675
Saturday, Jan 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 196.800 - 196.475
Monday, Feb 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 195.175 - 196.375
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 197.100 - 197.075
Saturday, Feb 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 1:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Georgia and Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Apr 02 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Friday, Apr 15 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Fort Worth, TX
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