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Two gym Devils earn Pac-10 All-Conference honors

April 02, 2008

Two members of the Arizona State women's gymnastics team were named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team announced Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen. Tiana Jean was named a First-Team all-around competitor while fellow junior Ashlee Hinkle earned First-Team balance beam honors.

The All-Conference first team consists of the top six all-around competitors, plus the top three competitors in each individual event who are not among the all-around honorees. Individuals may earn All-Conference honors in multiple individual events. Scores are determined by a combination of 50 percent regional qualifying score (entire regular season composite) and 50 percent Pacific-10 Conference Championship score. The All-Conference second team consists of 10 individuals, who were not honored on the first team.

Jean has been a consistent force in the all-around and finished 10th at the Pac-10 Championships. In her first season as an all-around competitor, Jean scored a career-best of 39.225 and is currently averaging 38.906. Jean currently holds the team's top bars (9.875) and floor (9.875) scores and has also tallied two 9.9 on beam.

Hinkle has been solid on beam all season for the Sun Devils. The junior, who led the team on her three specialties at the Pac-10 Championships, has hit 39 of 39 routines during the season. On beam, Hinkle is currently averaging 9.845 and has hit her career-high of 9.9. At the Pac-10 Championships, Hinkle earned a 9.85.

Hinkle and Jean's performance at the Pac-10 Championships can be seen on FSN Arizona this Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

The No. 19 Sun Devils will head to the NCAA South Central Regional in Norman, Okla., next weekend.