March 25, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford women's gymnast Carly Janiga has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week, for March 18-24, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Janiga, a sophomore from Paradise Valley, Ariz., gave the Cardinal a huge lift in their victory in the quad-meet last weekend in Davis, Calif. Janiga scored a 39.200 in the all-around competition, which was third best out of all four teams. In four of her five competitions on the day, Janiga tied for fifth or better. She collected a pair of shared third places as a result of a 9.850 bar routine and 9.875 floor exercise. The 197.00 team score for the Cardinal was their second-best score of the season as they prepare for postseason play starting this weekend.
This is Janiga's second Gymnast of the Week honor this year and 11th all-time recipient of the honor. The Cardinal now head into the postseason and prepare for the Pac-10 Championships at the University of Washington. The meet will take place on Saturday, March 29 and will run throughout the day. After the Pac-10 Championships, the Cardinal will prepare for NCAA competition, which will begin with Regional play on Saturday, April 12th.
Gymnast of the Week: Alexis Greene, ARIZ; Tiana Jean, ASU; Sophia Hocini, CAL; Samantha Walior, WASH.
Event Specialist of the Week:
Briana Bergeson, ARIZ; Mary Atkinson, ASU; Bridgette Glass, CAL; Kelly Fee, STAN.
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; Feb. 18 - Karin Wurm, ARIZ; Feb. 25 - Tasha Smith, OSU; Mar. 3 - Miranda Russell, ARIZ; Mar. 10 - Ashley Houghting, WASH; Mar. 17 - Francesca Mercurio, ASU; Mar. 24 - Carly Janiga, STAN.
2008 Pac-10 Event Specialists of the Week:
Jan. 14 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Jan. 21 - Marci Bernholtz, UCLA; Jan. 28 - Jordan Schwikert, UCLA; Feb. 4 - Ashlee Hinkle, ASU;