Wednesday, 28 February 2018 14:35

Lee Ties Pac-12 Record with Eighth Weekly Award

Lee Ties Pac-12 Record with Eighth Weekly Award


UCLA senior Christine Peng-Peng Lee has been named Pac-12 Specialist of the Week for the fourth time this season and for a record-tying eighth time in her career.


Lee helped lead UCLA to a season-high team total of 198.075 in a dual meet win over Oregon State and also anchored the team to a school record-tying balance beam score of 49.725. The sixth-year senior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, recorded a 9.975 to capture her sixth individual victory in the event. Lee also scored 9.875 on uneven bars to tie for third place. She now ranks second in the nation on beam and 10th on uneven bars.


UCLA has won all eight Pac-12 Specialist of the Week awards this season and the last 13 in a row dating back to last year. The eight wins are already the most by any program ever in one season. In addition to Lee's four awards, Katelyn Ohashi, Napualani Hall, Grace Glenn and Felicia Hano have each won once.


California's Toni-Ann Williams was selected the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week, and Arizona State's Cairo Leonard-Baker earned Freshman/Newcomer of the Week honors for the fifth time this season.


Second-ranked UCLA will compete in Lincoln, Neb. on Sunday at the Masters Classic against Nebraska, Iowa State, and Kent State.


Also Nominated:

Gymnast of the Week: Cairo Leonard-Baker, ASU; McKenna Singley, OSU; Elizabeth Price, STAN; Kyla Ross, UCLA; Missy Reinstadtler, UTAH; Hailey Burleson, WASH.

Specialist of the Week: Justine Callis, ASU; Nina Schank, CAL; Destinee Davis, OSU; Kaylee Cole, STAN; Joslyn Goings, WASH.

Freshman/Newcomer of the Week: Kyana George, CAL; Kaitlyn Yanish, OSU; Taylor Lawson, STAN; Nia Dennis, UCLA; Alexia Burch, UTAH.


2018 Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week

Jan. 9: MyKayla Skinner, Utah; Jan. 16: MyKayla Skinner, Utah; Jan. 23: Elizabeth Price, Stanford; Jan. 30: Kyla Ross, UCLA; Feb. 6: MaKenna Merrell-Giles, Utah; Feb. 13: MyKayla Skinner, Utah; Feb. 20: MyKayla Skinner, Utah; Feb. 27: Toni-Ann Williams, California.


2018 Pac-12 Specialist of the Week

Jan. 9: Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA; Jan. 16: Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA; Jan. 23: Grace Glenn, UCLA; Jan. 30: Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA; Feb. 6: Felicia Hano, UCLA; Feb. 13: Napualani Hall, UCLA; Feb. 20: Katelyn Ohashi, UCLA; Feb. 27: Christine Peng-Peng Lee, UCLA.


2018 Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Week

Jan. 9: Kyana George, California; Jan. 16: Cairo Leonard-Baker, ASU; Jan. 23: Cairo Leonard-Baker, ASU; Jan. 30: Cairo Leonard-Baker, ASU; Feb. 6: Rachael Flam, Stanford; Feb. 13: Kyla Bryant, Stanford; Feb. 20: Cairo Leonard-Baker, ASU; Feb. 27: Cairo Leonard-Baker, ASU.

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