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Samantha Peszek (photo by Jeff Sipsey)
Peszek Named Athlete of Week, Maurice Home Run Grab Is Play of Week
By: UCLA Athletics
Senior Samantha Peszek of the UCLA gymnastics team was named the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week, and Gabrielle Maurice's defensive gem to save a home run against Michigan earned the Play of the Week for Mar. 3-9.

In her first all-around attempt since the 2012 NCAA Championships, Peszek won the all-around with a score of 39.65 in a tri-meet against No. 6 Utah and No. 7 Michigan. Peszek scored three 9.925s (vault, beam and floor) and a 9.875 (bars) to record UCLA's highest all-around mark of the year and lead UCLA to its second-highest team total of the season (197.475) and its highest vault total (49.475). Peszek had been limited to bars and beam for most of the season due to a stress reaction in her heel and performed her first floor exercise routine of the season, scoring 9.925. She also tied her season-best on vault with a 9.925 to earn one of two Top 3 event finishes.

The play of the week was made by UCLA Softball's Maurice, who reached over the center field fence to rob Michigan's Sierra Lawrence of a two-run home run in the third inning.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. NCAA Regionals
Salt Lake City, UT
2nd, 196,375
Friday, Apr 15
vs. NCAA Team Semifinals
Fort Worth, TX
3rd, 196.700
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. NCAA Super Six
Fort Worth, TX
5th, 196.825