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Samantha Peszek and Olivia Courtney

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
Courtney, Peszek Earn Pac-12 Weekly Honors
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  03/04/2014

UCLA seniors Olivia Courtney and Samantha Peszek each earned Pac-12 Weekly honors, as Courtney was named Gymnast of the Week for the second time this year and Peszek earned Specialist of the Week honors for the second-straight week.

Courtney won the all-around for the second-straight meet, scoring a season-best 39.5 to help UCLA record a season-high 197.5 in Saturday's win at Arizona. Courtney also tied for first on vault with her fifth-straight 9.9+ vault score and tied for second on floor with a season-high 9.925. Additionally, she tied for fourth on beam with a 9.85 and seventh on bars with a 9.825. Courtney's floor score contributed to a team season-high 49.5 on floor. With the victories on vault and all-around, Courtney now has 13 individual wins on the season, including a team-best six on vault and three all-around victories in three appearances.

Peszek scored 9.9 on all three events in which she competed at Arizona and tied for first on vault and bars while placing second on beam. Peszek has racked up nine 9.9 scores and nine individual victories in 14 routines this season, and she averages team-bests of 9.9 on bars and 9.92 on beam. She also has a season average of 9.892 on vault. This is her second-straight Specialist of the Week award and third in the last four weeks.

Arizona's Selynna Felix-Terrazas was named the Freshman of the Week.

UCLA travels to Michigan this weekend to take on No. 6 Utah and No. 7 Michigan on Friday at 4pm PT.

Also Nominated:
Gymnast of the Week:
Chelsea Tang, OSU.
Special Performance of the Week: Kristin Klarenbach, ARIZ; Hannah Casey, OSU; Mary Beth Lofgren, UTAH.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Madeline Gardiner, OSU; Hallie Mossett, UCLA.

2014 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week
Jan. 7: Alicia Asturias, CAL; Jan. 14: Olivia Courtney, UCLA; Jan. 21: Kristina Vaculik, STAN; Jan. 28: Chelsea Tang, OSU; Feb. 4: Tory Wilson, UTAH; Feb. 11: Tory Wilson, UTAH; Feb. 18: Sydney Sawa, UCLA; Feb. 25: Kristina Vaculik, STAN; Mar. 4: Olivia Courtney, UCLA.

2014 Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week
Jan. 7: Amanda Spinner, STAN; Jan. 14: Georgia Dabritz, UTAH; Jan. 21: Georgia Dabritz, UTAH; Jan. 28: Georgia Dabritz, UTAH; Feb. 4: Georgia Dabritz, UTAH; Feb. 11: Samantha Peszek, UCLA; Feb. 18: Madeline Gardiner, OSU; Feb. 25: Samantha Peszek, UCLA; Mar. 4: Samantha Peszek, UCLA.

2014 Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Jan. 7: Charlie Owens, CAL; Jan. 14: Angi Cipra, UCLA; Jan. 21: Rachel Daum, STAN; Jan. 28: Charlie Owens, CAL; Feb. 4: Hallie Mossett, UCLA; Feb. 11: Hallie Mossett, UCLA; Feb. 18: Jessica Howe, CAL; Feb. 25: Nicolette McNair, STAN; Mar. 4: Selynna Felix-Terrazas, ARIZ.


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