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MyKayla Skinner Earns More Honors

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MyKayla Skinner on Floor against Stanford
Alex Stark

Utah freshman phenom gymnast MyKayla Skinner continues to rake in the awards. After winning four of the five individual events and scoring her first 10.0 of the season on floor, she was named Pac-12 Gymnast and Freshman of the Week today. These wins break school records she tied last week. She was tied with Georgia Dabritz for most Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week honors in a career and Sabrina Schwab for most Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors in a season. The previous record for Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week in one season was four set by several gymnasts. Skinner is now up to seven wins this season. She has also now been named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week five times. She needs one more to tie the conference record of six. Skinner has had a fabulous freshman season, and she still has one regular season meet left at No. 7 Georgia on Saturday.

Below is the press release from the University of Utah

SAN FRANCISCO—Utah freshman sensation MyKayla Skinner continues to rewrite the conference record books with her seventh Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week award. She was also named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for a fifth time after leading Utah to a 197.500-197.275 win over Stanford last Friday.

Skinner has nearly doubled the previous single-season record for Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week honors (four, set by several gymnasts) and has set Utah’s career record in her first season. In addition, she is one win away from tying the conference record for Pac-12 Freshman of the Week awards and owns the school record outright.

Skinner won four of the five individual titles against Stanford (tying with teammate Baely Rowe for the all-around) and scored the first perfect 10.0 on the floor in the Pac-12 this season. Skinner and Rowe’s 39.650 all-around scores were the best in the country last week. Skinner also won vault (9.95) and bars (9.95) against Stanford and remains undefeated this season in the all-around and on vault.

She has 34 victories this season of a possible 45 titles and has moved into seventh place on Utah’s single-season win chart. She is tied for third all-time at Utah for all-around wins in a season with nine.