Holton, a 5-5 junior, was instrumental in the Wildcats’ upset over Pac-10 leading and then-No. 6 UCLA, 195.350-194.700, on Feb. 24. Competing in three events for only the second time in her career, she set a new career-high on the balance beam and matched her career-best on floor as
“Jamie Holton was unbelievable tonight,” Ryden said following the meet last Friday night. “She has been working on a new vault and a new beam series, and she was fantastic. When that girl gets in the spotlight, she rises to the occasion.”
Holton started the night off scoring a 9.750 on vault to help
On beam, Holton, a
On the floor exercise, Holton led off a solid rotation as the Wildcats closed out the defending Pac-10 champions. Holton paced the Wildcats by tying her career-high score of 9.800 on floor. The fifth-place mark helped
Holton, a member of the 2005 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team, becomes the second Wildcat to earn the weekly honor this season.
The Wildcats will be in action again this Friday, March 3, as No. 2 Florida and BYU visit