Senior Sophina DeJesus was named the Pac-12 Gymnastics Specialist of the Week after scoring a near-perfect 9.975 on the balance beam against Oregon State on Saturday.
Coming off a week in which she became a viral internet sensation for her Feb. 6 floor exercise routine, DeJesus gave another standout performance, this time with a standout performance on the beam. She came close to scoring a perfect 10 on the apparatus, receiving a 10 from one judge and a 9.95 from the other to shatter her career-high with a 9.975. It was her first career win on the beam, and it helped the Bruins set a new team season-high on the event with a 49.5. She followed up with a 9.9 on floor exercise to finish third. Her scores helped the Bruins defeat Oregon State with a season-best score of 197.475.
This is the first Pac-12 weekly honor of DeJesus’ career and the 96th all-time for UCLA.
California’s Toni-Ann Williams earned Gymnast of the Week honors, and Utah’s Sabrina Schwab won Freshman/Newcomer of the Week.
Gymnast of the Week: Shelby Edwards, ARIZ; Madeline Gardiner, OSU; Elizabeth Price, STAN; Danusia Francis, UCLA; Breanna Hughes, UTAH; Allison Northey, WASH
Specialist of the Week: Jessie Sisler, ARIZ; Taylor Allex, ASU; Jessica Howe, CAL; Kaytianna McMillan, OSU; Nicolette McNair, STAN; Sabrina Schwab, UTAH; Alex Yacalis, WASH
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Lauryn Mattson, ARIZ; Corinne Belkoff, ASU; Sofie Seilnacht, CAL; Mary Jacobsen, OSU; Taryn Fitzgerald, STAN; Nicki Shapiro, UCLA
2016 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week
Jan. 12: Elizabeth Price, Stanford; Jan. 19: Elizabeth Price, Stanford; Jan. 26: Elizabeth Price, Stanford; Feb. 9:Sadiqua Bynum, UCLA; Feb. 16: Toni-Ann Williams, California
2016 Pac-12 Specialist of the Week
Jan. 12: Hallie Mossett, UCLA; Jan. 19: Breanna Hughes, Utah; Jan. 26: Baely Rowe, Utah; Feb. 9: Angi Cipra, UCLA; Feb. 16: Sophina DeJesus, UCLA
2016 Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Jan. 12: Sabrina Schwab, Utah; Jan. 19: Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA; Jan. 29: Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA; Feb. 9: Madison Preston, UCLA; Feb. 16: Sabrina Schwab, Utah