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Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week Olivia Courtney (photo by Don Liebig)
Courtney, Cipra Earn Pac-12 Weekly Honors
By: UCLA Athletics

UCLA senior Olivia Courtney earned Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week honors, and freshman Angi Cipra was selected the Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week.

Courtney, who hails from Fairfax, Va., averaged 9.925 on her three events in the season opener, capturing first place on vault and bars and second place on floor to lead UCLA, which came within .025 of top-ranked and defending national champion Florida. Courtney won vault with a career-high tying 9.975, earning a 10.0 from one of the judges after a powerful stuck Yurchenko layout full. On uneven bars, she tied her career-best with a 9.9 and helped the Bruins take a 98.600-98.375 lead at the halfway mark. On floor, her 9.9 was good for a tie for second place and nearly catapulted the Bruins to victory. Courtney was the only gymnast in the meet to score 9.9 or better on three routines, and she leads the Pac-12 with three scores of 9.9 or better. This is Courtney's first Gymnast of the Week honor and UCLA's 27th all-time.

CipraIn her collegiate debut, Cipra recorded a pair of 9.85s, tying for fifth on both vault and floor. The Mesa, Ariz. native's marks helped UCLA record meet-best team totals on those two events (49.35 for UCLA on vault, 49.375 on floor).

Utah's Georgia Dabritz earned Special Performance of the Week honors after scoring 9.95 on uneven bars.

UCLA hosts Oregon State on Sunday at 6 pm in a meet that will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks.

Also Nominated:
Gymnast of the Week:
Jordan Williams, ARIZ; Erika Aufiero, OSU; Taylor Rice, STAN; Tory Wilson, UTAH.
Special Performance of the Week: Kristin Klarenbach, ARIZ; Hannah Casey, OSU; Kristina Vaculik, STAN; Samantha Peszek, UCLA.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Krysten Howard, ARIZ; Beka Conrad, ASU; Kaytianna McMillan, OSU; Nicolette McNair, STAN; Baely Rowe, UTAH.

2014 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week
Jan. 7: Alicia Asturias, CAL; Jan. 14: Olivia Courtney, UCLA.

2014 Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week
Jan. 7: Amanda Spinner, STAN; Jan. 14 - Georgia Dabritz, UTAH.

2014 Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Jan. 7: Charlie Owens, CAL; Jan. 14 - Angi Cipra, UCLA.

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Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 10 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Alabama
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 15 - 4:00 PM PST
at Florida
Gainesville, FL
Saturday, Jan 23 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Monday, Feb 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 06 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 1:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA