Hebert named MPSF Gymnast of the Week

Feb. 20, 2018

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis freshman Kelley Hebert captured Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week after her performance at Saturday’s road dual meet with Air Force, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon. This is the third weekly award for the human development major from Dublin, Calif., and the first Gymnast of the Week nod.

Hebert, an alumna of Dublin High School and Edge Gymnastics, won the individual all-around with a 39.250 total, tying the program record for a freshman previously shared by teammates Alexis Brown (2015) and Kyla Kessler (2018). Hebert won the meet title on vault at 9.850 then tied the floor exercise competition with a 9.900, both setting career highs. She added a 9.700 on bars and a 9.800 on beam en route to her first 39-plus meet in her young career.

Hebert’s floor routine helped UC Davis score a 49.125 in the event and a 194.950 overall. The Aggies, who checked in at No. 41 in the year’s first regional-qualifying score rankings, return to action on Friday night for a 7 p.m. road dual meet at San Jose State.

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BIG WEST COIN DRIVE: Support the UC Davis Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Yolo County SPCA during the month of February as the Aggies hold their 11th annual coin drive at all home events. For the fourth year in a row, Big West Conference institutions will donate 100 percent of the funds raised to their designated charities, with the top three fundraising SAAC's receiving a cash prize toward their SAAC budget. Over the last 10 years, conference members have combined to raise nearly $197,000.