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Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week Olivia Courtney (photo by Don Liebig)

Courtesy: UCLA Athletics
Courtney, Cipra Earn Pac-12 Weekly Honors
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  01/14/2014

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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