UCLA redshirt junior Samantha Peszek's perfect 10 on bars and career-high-tying 9.95 on beam has earned her Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week honors for Feb. 3-9. Additionally Hallie Mossett repeats as the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.
Peszek scored the first perfect 10 of her career and the first in the Pac-12 this season, earning a 10.0 on uneven bars in a dual meet victory over Arizona State. Peszek has been limited in competition this season due to a stress reaction in her heel, and this was just her fifth routine of the year, but she showed no signs of rust, winning both events she competed with career-high scores. In addition to her 10 on bars, she tied her career-high on beam with a 9.95 to place first for the second time in as many meets. Peszek's perfect 10 was the 101st in school history and 20th by a Bruin on uneven bars. She is averaging team-bests of 9.917 on bars and 9.938 on beam.
Mossett earned her second Freshman of the Week honor this season after winning the all-around with a career-high 39.325 vs. Arizona State. Mossett had Top 5 placements on all four events and scored a career-best 9.825 on vault. Her scores helped UCLA achieve season bests in team total (196.925) and on bars (49.525) and beam (49.175). Mossett has hit all 16 routines she has competed this season, with each score going 9.75 or higher. She averages 9.775 on vault, 9.8 on bars, 9.82 on beam and 9.833 on floor.
Utah's Tory Wilson was named the Gymnast of the Week.
UCLA travels to Washington on Sunday at 2pm in a meet that will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks.
Gymnast of the Week: Allison Flores, ARIZ; Risa Perez, ASU; Chelsea Tang, OSU; Kristina Vaculik, STAN, Hallie Mossett, UCLA; Allison Northey, WASH.
Special Performance of the Week: Lexi Mills, ARIZ; Natasha Sundby, ASU; Kelsey Blalock, OSU; Amanda Spinner, STAN; Georgia Dabritz, UTAH; Alexandra Yacalis, WASH.
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Kaytianna McMillan, OSU; Nicollete McNair, Stanford; Baely Rowe, UTAH; Janae Janik, WASH.
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.
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.
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.