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Utah Gymnastics Sabrina Schwab Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

Courtesy of Utah Athletics

It appears the No. 5 rated Red Rocks have their future in very good hands with Sabrina Schwab. Schwab was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the third time this season, after scoring a 9.925 on the bars and floor this past week. Schwab played a crucial role in beating Washington this past week, and almost beating UCLA a week ago.

The Red Rocks have actually gotten into quite the groove the past couple of weeks, despite losing to UCLA. Utah actually has climbed from 7 to 5 in the rankings the past couple of weeks, and continue to get stronger every meet.

Here's the top 5 in gymnastics currently:

1 - Oklahoma
2 - Florida
3 - Michigan
4 - Alabama
5 - Utah

Utah now will take on No.12 Stanford on Saturday in Palo Alto, and here are some notes on the series:

Utah leads Stanford 26-6 all-time and has won the last five, but is 0-2 in Maples Pavilion. Utah last competed at Stanford in 2014, a 197.000-196.300 Cardinal win. Utah's current five-meet win streak includes head-to-head wins over the Cardinal in the 2014 and 2015 Pac-12 Championships and two wins at last year's NCAA Championship, as well as a dual meet win in Salt Lake City last year.

Here's the full release from the Schwab announcement.

SAN FRANCISCO - Utah's Sabrina Schwab was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week after scoring a 9.925 on both of her routines in a win over Washington last Saturday. She placed first on bars and tied for second on floor. It is the third time this season Schwab has been named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.

Schwab's latest honor marks the fifth time this season a Ute has won a Pac-12 weekly award. Schwab was Freshman of the Week on Jan. 12, Feb. 2 and Feb. 15. Earning Specialist of the Week honors were Breanna Hughes (Jan. 19) and Baely Rowe (Jan. 26)