Redshirt senior Samantha Peszek
and redshirt sophomore Christine Peng-Peng Lee
earned weekly honors from the Pac-12 Conference after helping to lead UCLA to a quad meet victory over Nebraska, Sacramento State and Bridgeport. Peszek earned Gymnast of the Week honors for the second time this year, and Lee received Freshman/Newcomer of the Week acclaim for the first time.
Peszek returned to the all-around for the first time in nearly a month and scored a season-high-tying 39.625 to take first place, her third all-around win in as many attempts. Additionally, she tied for second place on three events, scoring 9.9 on vault and bars and a career-high-tying 9.95 on beam (her third 9.95 on beam this season), and added 9.875 on her first floor routine in a month, tying for fifth. Peszek's beam score helped the Bruins record a season-high 49.525 on the event.
After missing last week's competition due to illness, Lee made a triumphant return to competition on Saturday, with wins on both events she competed. Lee scored a career-high 9.975 on beam, earning a perfect 10 from one of the two judges. She also added a career-high-tying 9.95 on bars, her third 9.95 score of the season on that event. Additionally, she performed an exhibition on vault that scored 9.925, which would have put her in second place if her score had counted.
Utah's Georgia Dabritz earned Specialist of the Week honors.
UCLA returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Arizona State in a meet that will be televised live on Pac-12 Networks at 12pm MT/11am PT.
Gymnast of the Week: Allison Northey, WASH; Allison Flores, ARIZ; Tory Wilson, UTAH; Madeline Gardiner, OSU; Taylor Rice, STAN
Specialist of the Week: Samantha Shapiro, STAN; Desiree Palomares, CAL; Emily Liddle, WASH; Victoria Ortiz, ARIZ; Taylor Keeker, OSU; Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA
Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Elizabeth Price, STAN; Toni-Ann Williams, CAL; Kari Lee, UTAH; Victoria Ortiz, ARIZ; Hailey Burleson, WASH
2015 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week
Jan. 12: Tory Wilson, Utah; Jan. 19: Georgia Dabritz, Utah; Jan. 26: Samantha Peszek, UCLA; Feb. 2: Georgia Dabritz, Utah; Feb. 9: Georgia Dabritz, Utah; Feb. 16: Toni-Ann Williams, California; Feb. 23: Samantha Peszek, UCLA.
2015 Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week
Jan. 12: Jessie Sisler, Arizona; Jan. 19: Ivana Hong, Stanford; Jan. 26: Corrie Lothrop, Utah; Feb. 2: Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA; Feb. 9: Tory Wilson, Utah; Feb. 16: Taylor Rice, Stanford; Feb. 23: Georgia Dabritz, Utah.
2015 Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week
Jan. 12: Elizabeth Price, Stanford; Jan. 19: Toni-Ann Williams, California; Jan. 26: Toni-Ann Williams, California; Feb. 2: Toni-Ann Williams, California; Feb. 9: Toni-Ann Williams, California; Feb. 16: Toni-Ann Williams, California; Feb. 23: Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA.