Jan. 17, 2008
The Pac-10 has named sophomore Carly Janiga the inaugural Event Specialist of the Week award winner for the week of Jan. 7- Jan. 13, as announced by Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen. Janiga was announced the first-ever winner of the award after her performance on the beam and uneven bars in Sunday's close loss to top-ranked Georgia.
Janiga scored a 9.900 on the beam; the meets top score, and a 9.825 on the uneven bars, which was good for fourth. Last season's Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, Janiga led the fifth-ranked Cardinal to within .725 points of the top-ranked Bulldogs.
Gymnast of the Week: Alexis Greene, ARIZ; Tiana Jean, ASU; Jessica Kelley, CAL; Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Allyse Ishino, STAN; Ashley Houghting, WASH.
Event Specialist of the Week: Karin Wurm, ARIZ; Ashlee Hinkle, ASU; Avery Gee, CAL; Kera Bolen, OSU; Natalie Padilla, UCLA; Haley Bogart, WASH.
2008 Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 14 - Anna Li, UCLA.
2008 Pac-10 Event Specialists of the Week: Jan. 14 - Carly Janiga, STAN.