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Nicole Harris named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week

January 23, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Arizona State's Nicole Harris has been named Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for January 15-21, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Harris, a junior from Long Beach, N.Y., won the all-around competition to help the No. 23 Sun Devils beat No. 22 California (195.175-191.750) on the road and earn their best score of the 2008 campaign to date. Competing in the all-around for the first time this season, 2006 All-American Harris scored a 39.325, attaining the highest all-around score from a Sun Devil so far this season and placing her 10th nationally.

Harris additionally won the floor competition. Performing her inaugural floor exercise of 2008, Harris once again earned a Sun Devil season-high mark (9.850) on the apparatus. Harris also placed second in each of the meet's other three individual events, garnering team-leading scores of 9.875 on bars and 9.825 on beam. Riding on Harris's successes, the Sun Devils move up to No. 20 in the national rankings.


Gymnast of the Week: Alexis Greene, ARIZ; Sophia Hocini, CAL; Tasha Smith, OSU; Brittani McCul-lough, UCLA; Kristen Linton, WASH.
Event Specialist of the Week: Danielle Hicks, ARIZ; Ashlee Hinkle, ASU; Keiko Nakamura, CAL; Yuki Lamb, OSU; Haley Bogart, WASH.

2008 Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 14 - Anna Li, UCLA; Jan. 21 - Nicole Harris, ASU.

2008 Pac-10 Event Specialists of the Week: Jan. 14 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Jan. 21 - Marci Bernholtz, UCLA.