Sarah Smith Snags First Career WAC Specialist of the Week Honor

DENVER - Boise State's Sarah Smith has been named the Western Athletic Conference Specialist of the Week for the week of March 2-8, earning the Broncos’ fifth WAC Specialist of the Week honor this season. The honor is the first career WAC award for Smith.


The sophomore from Bakersfield, Calif. (Centennial HS) helped the Broncos tie their season-best team score of 49.175 on floor. Smith bettered her career-best on floor by .050, scoring a meet-high mark of 9.950. The score puts her in the BSU record books as it ties her for the top spot on the all-time top floor marks. The win was the second of the season for Smith.


San Jose State's Thomasina Wallace was named the WAC Gymnast of the Week after winning the all-around at Southern Utah on Friday with a score of 39.375. The mark ties for the second-highest all-around score in SJSU history. Wallace tied for first on vault (9.850), won the bars title (9.875) and finished second on floor with a 9.825. Wallace also received her season-best on beam with a 9.825 to finish third. She helped San Jose State to a win over Southern Utah, handing the Thunderbirds their first home loss of the year.


Other Gymnast of the Week nominees included: Boise State freshman Lindsay Kazandjian; Cal State Fullerton sophomore Alaina Baker; Sacramento State senior Marina Borisova; Southern Utah senior Kellie Dangerfield; and Utah State sophomore Lyndsie Boone. 


Other Specialist of the Week nominees Included: Sacramento State sophomore Alycia Chan; Southern Utah senior Kellie Dangerfield; and Utah State sophomore Nicole Simoneau.

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