Feb. 12, 2008
Stanford women's gymnasts Tabitha Yim and Allyse Ishino have been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and Pac-10 Event Specialist of the Week, respectively, for February 5-11, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. Yim, a senior from Irvine, Calif., performed in the all-around competition last Friday at the IGI Chicago Style Meet and placed in the top three on each of the four individual apparatuses. Yim showcased a trio of 9.900s on vault (2nd), bars (T-1st), and floor (T-1st). Each event score was a season-best, including the 9.875 she hit on beam (3rd). Yim led the Cardinal to a second place finish with her all-around sum of 39.575. The impressive mark is eighth-best in the nation this year and next to best in the Pac-10.
In the second meet of Stanford's rare double-competition weekend, against Iowa State, Yim flaunted consistency in her bars and floor performances. Once again she marked 9.900 on both events. The floor routine earned Yim her third first place of the weekend.
Ishino, a redshirt freshman from Santa Ana, Calif., performed three events at the IGI Chicago Style Meet and scored 9.875 on vault, 9.825 on bars and 9.825 on beam. Against Iowa State, she mastered her bar routine with a season-high 9.9 that placed her atop the podium. The addition of another 9.825 on beam helped lead the Cardinal to their one-point victory over the Cyclones. She has a made a remarkable recovery from sitting out all of last season and has been one of this year's steadiest contributors for the No. 9 Cardinal.
Yim and Ishino played pivotal roles in pushing the Cardinal record to 4-3 on the season. The solid weekend also catapults Stanford back into the nation's top 10. This week's honors mark Yim's third career Gymnast of the Week and Ishino's first Pac-10 nod.
Gymnast of the Week: Karin Wurm, ARIZ; Sophia Hocini, CAL; Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Jordan Schwikert, UCLA; Haley Bogart, WASH. Event Specialist of the Week: Danielle Hicks, ARIZ; Bridgette Glass, CAL; Laura-Ann Chong, OSU; Mizuki Sato, UCLA; Kristen Omori, WASH.
2008 Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week:
Jan. 14 - Anna Li, UCLA; Jan. 21 - Nicole Harris, ASU; Jan. 28 - Jami Lanz, OSU; Feb. 4 - Tasha Schwikert, UCLA; Feb. 11 - Tabitha Yim, STAN.