Parenti-Otte And Lewis Earn WAC Gymnastics Honors
Meagan Lewis was named the WAC Specialist of the Week for her efforts on the floor against BYU and Oregon State.
Meagan Lewis was named the WAC Specialist of the Week for her efforts on the floor against BYU and Oregon State.

March 13, 2007

LOGAN, Utah - Aggie gymnastics seniors Jessica Parenti-Otte and Meagan Lewis have been named WAC Gymnast of the Week and Specialist of the week for the week of March 12, it was announced by the conference office late Monday.

This is the third time this season and fifth time in her career that Parenti-Otte has been named Gymnast of the Week, and the first time that Lewis has been named Specialist of the Week. This marks the fourth and fifth time this season that an Aggie has received a weekly honor from the WAC.

Parenti-Otte (Pronounced Pare-N-Tee Ah-Tee), a fifth-year senior from Glendora, Calif. finished second in the all-around at a tri-meet with BYU and Oregon State with a total of seven all-arounders with a score of 39.275, tying her second highest all-around score of the season, which fueled the Aggies to a season-high road score of 194.675. The senior finished second on beam with a 9.800 and tied for second on bars with a 9.825, which resulted in a six-way tie. She also tied for fourth on floor and tied for sixth on vault.

Parenti-Otte has the highest individual beam average in a season of any Aggie gymnast, which she acquired in 2005 with a 9.815 average. Her career best vault score is the highest individual vault score in Aggie history, which she posted on March 7, 2005 against California with a 9.950. In that same meet she posted her career high in the all-around with a 39.425, which ranks her sixth on the all-time list.

Lewis, a fifth-year senior from Las Vegas, Nev., tied for first on the floor with a score of 9.875, at the tri-meet against BYU and Oregon State, which is the second-highest floor score for an Aggie this season. This helped the Aggies to their second-highest team floor score of the season with a 49.125.

So far this season, Lewis has claimed five event titles. She won bars at Southern Utah on Feb. 16 with a 9.800 and at home against SUU on Feb. 23 with a 9.875. She has now won the floor twice, once at home against SUU with a 9.900 and also last Friday at BYU with a 9.875. Lewis has won the all-around once this year at home against Boise State on Feb. 1 with a score of 39.025.

Lewis has a career high of 9.950 on the floor, which ranks tied for second on the Aggie all-time list of individual floor scores. Lewis has a total of twelve records in the Aggie record books, including the fifth highest floor average with a 9.830 in 2003.

Parenti-Otte, Lewis and the Aggies will return to action when they host their final home meet of the season against Minnesota on Saturday, Mar. 17, in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum at 6:30 p.m.



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