Alumni update: Vacaville grad Nevaeh DeSouza named Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week

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Talk about consistency. With scores of 9.900 on all four events, Nevaeh DeSouza of the University of California women’s gymnastics team amassed an all-around score of 39.600, tied for seventh-highest in the nation this season and fifth-best in Golden Bears history, in Cal’s 197.100-196.650 victory over Arizona State.

For her efforts, the Vacaville High graduate was named the Pac-12 Conference Gymnast of the Week.

DeSouza tied career-best scores while taking second on both bars and beam, had a career-best score while tying for second on floor and tied for fourth on the vault.

“Nevaeh has ice in her veins when it comes to handling the pressure,” co-head coach Elisabeth Crandall-Howell said in a release. “The things that Nev is doing in competition are the things she does every day in practice. The true value of Nev is she’s a 10.0 human; she shows up for her teammates, she’s always positive and they know that they can lean on her. It’s fantastic that the gymnastics is showing the person she is, but the true value is how she is that anchor for our team all the time.”

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