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Wurm's Gymnast of the Week Release
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 19, 2008
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. ?C Arizonaˇ?s Karin Wurm? has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week respectively, for February 12-18, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

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?Wurm, a senior from Landenberg, Pa., led the Wildcats to their first away dual meet victory over No. 17 ARIZONA STATE since 1987. The rivalry meet served as Wurmˇ?s fourth all-around competition of the season. For the third time in as many weeks she captured the all-around title.

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?Wurmˇ?s final score of 39.454 bested her previous season and career highs. The mark helped the Wildcats reach a season-high team score of 195.925. Wurmˇ?s high marks began on the individual events. She tied career highs with her 9.925 on bars and 9.900 on floor exercise.

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The stunning efforts earned Wurm a pair of apparatus wins. She now ranks No. 9 in the Pac-10 on bars, based on Regional Qualifying Average. Wurmˇ?s floor performance also contributed to the ˇ®Cats hitting the 49-point mark on the event for the first time this season. Her second place score of 9.850 on balance beam was a 2008 season high. On the fourth event, vault, Wurmˇ?s 9.775 made her part of a three-way Wildcat tie for first place.

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This is Wurmˇ?s second Gymnast of the Week nod and Arizonaˇ?s eighth all-time.

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2008 Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 14 - Anna Li, UCLA; Jan. 21 ?C Nicole Harris, ASU; Jan. 28 - Jami Lanz, OSU; Feb. 4 - Tasha Schwikert, UCLA; Feb. 11 - Tabitha Yim, STAN; Feb. 18 - Karin Wurm, ARIZ.

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2008 Pac-10 Event Specialists of the Week: Jan. 14 - Carly Janiga, STAN; Jan. 21 ?C Marci Bernholtz, UCLA; Jan. 28- Jordan Schwikert, UCLA; Feb. 4 - Ashlee Hinkle, ASU; Feb. 11 - Allyse Ishino, STAN; Feb. 18 - Tasha Smith, OSU.

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