Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:56

Madison Kocian, Christine Peng-Peng Lee Earn Pac-12 Weekly Honors

Madison Kocian, Christine Peng-Peng Lee Earn Pac-12 Weekly Honors

Freshman Madison Kocian was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the second-straight week, and redshirt senior Christine Peng-Peng Lee has earned Pac-12 Specialist of the Week honors for the second time this season. Both Bruins scored perfect 10s on uneven bars last Saturday as UCLA scored a national-best 198.125 in a nearly four-point win over Stanford.

Kocian won the all-around for the fourth time in five meets, scoring 39.575. Her all-around total included a career-high-tying and meet-winning 9.95 on floor exercise and her first-ever perfect 10 on uneven bars, as well as a 9.85 on vault and 9.775 on balance beam. Kocian now ranks in the Top 25 nationally in the all-around (18th), vault (25th), beam (13th) and floor (seventh).  

Lee won her fourth uneven bars title in five meets with her perfect 10, the first of her career. She is averaging 9.935 and ranks second in the nation on the event. Lee also contributed a 9.925 on balance beam to place second.

Both gymnasts contributed to UCLA's national-best 49.725 uneven bars score, a total that ranked third-highest in UCLA history. The Bruins' team total of 198.125 was their highest since matching that score at the 2004 NCAA Championships.  

Oregon State's Kaytianna McMillan was named the Gymnast of the Week after clinching the Beavers' win over Utah with a 9.925 on the final routine of the meet.

Also Nominated:

Gymnast of the Week: Madison Kocian, UCLA; Hailey Burleson, WASH; Nichelle Christopherson, ASU; Krysten Howard, ARIZ; MyKayla Skinner, UTAH; Danielle McNair, STAN.

Specialist of the Week: Dani Dessaints, OSU; Kaitlyn Duranczyk, WASH; Katelyn Lentz, ASU; Desiree Palomares, CAL; Kennady Schneider, ARIZ; Aleeza Yu, STAN.

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Nichelle Christopherson, ASU; Isis Lowery, OSU; Mariah Peterson, CAL; MyKayla Skinner, UTAH; Heather Swanson, ARIZ; Maya Washington, WASH; Ashley Tai, STAN.

2017 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week

Jan. 10: MyKayla Skinner, Utah; Jan. 17: MyKayla Skinner, Utah; Jan. 24: MyKayla Skinner, Utah; Jan. 31: MyKayla Skinner, Utah; Feb. 7: Madison Kocian, UCLA; Feb. 14: Kaytianna McMillan, OSU.

2017 Pac-12 Specialist of the Week

Jan. 10: Elizabeth Price, Stanford; Jan. 17: Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA; Jan. 24: Toni-Ann Williams, California; Jan. 31: Kyla Ross, UCLA; Feb. 7: Elizabeth Price, Stanford; Feb. 14: Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA.

2017 Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week

Jan. 10: MyKayla Skinner, Utah; Jan. 17: MyKayla Skinner, Utah; Jan. 24: MyKayla Skinner, Utah; Jan. 31: Kyla Ross, UCLA; Feb. 7: Madison Kocian, UCLA; Feb. 14: Madison Kocian, UCLA.

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