March 13, 2012
For the second time this season, UCLA swept the Pac-12 Gymnastics weekly awards, with sophomore Samantha Peszek receiving Gymnast of the Week honors and senior Tauny Frattone earning Special Performance of the Week acclaim for the week of Mar. 5-11.
In UCLA's 197.525-196.475 win over second-ranked Oklahoma on Mar. 11, Peszek won the all-around (39.575), balance beam (9.925) and floor exercise (9.95) with career-high numbers. The all-around and beam wins were her team-best fifth of the season. Peszek is averaging a team-high 39.467 in the all-around and 9.879 on floor. This is her second Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week honor this season.
Frattone earned the first perfect 10 of her career, sticking a Yurchenko half on, front pike off vault to pick up her fourth vault victory of the season. Her score led UCLA to a team total of 49.5 on vault, marking the fourth time this year the Bruins have totaled 49.5 or higher on the event. Frattone, who had scored 9.95 on vault on seven previous occasions, becomes the 22nd member of UCLA's 10.0 club and the 13th on vault. This is her second Special Performance of the Week honor this season and fourth in her career.
UCLA's next competition will be at the Pac-12 Championships in Utah on Mar. 24.
Gymnast of the Week: Aubree Cristello, ARIZ; Beaté Jones, ASU; Brittany Harris, OSU; Ivana Hong, STAN; Corrie Lothrop, UTAH; McKenzie Fechter, WASH.
Special Performance of the Week: Rebecca Cardenas, ARIZ; Samantha Seaman, ASU; Olivia Vivian, OSU; Nicole Pechanec, STAN; Kyndal Robarts, UTAH; Lauren Rogers, WASH.
2012 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week
Jan. 10: Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jan. 17: Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Jan. 24: Samantha Peszek, UCLA
Jan. 31: Ruby Engreitz, Wash
Feb. 7: Corrie Lothrop, Utah
Feb. 14: Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Feb. 21: Makayla Stambaugh, Oregon State
Feb. 28: Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Mar. 6: Nicole Pechanec, Stanford
Mar. 13: 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
Jan. 31: Cortni Beers, Utah
Feb. 7: Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA
Feb. 14: Melanie Jones, Oregon State
Feb. 21: Leslie Mak, Oregon State
Feb. 28: Kyndal Robarts, Utah
Mar. 6: Kyndal Robarts, Utah
Mar. 13: Tauny Frattone, UCLA