2000 Gymnastics Year-In-Review

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The UCLA Bruins claimed their second national title at the 2000 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, in Boise, Idaho. UCLA won their previous title in 1997. SR Lena Degteva and JR Mohini Bhardwaj both captured individual event titles on the balance beam and uneven parallel bars, respectively, firsts for both athletes. ARIZONA had a strong finish from SO Randi Liljenquist who earned her first berth to the national championship and tied for 18th in the all-around finals. SO Katy Herbert from STANFORD finished third on the balance beam as an individual competitor.

The Bruins swept Pac-10 honors as UCLA's Heidi Moneymaker was named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year, Doni Thompson was honored ast the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, and Valerie Kondos was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.

In addition to the Bruins' national title, Pac-10 gymnasts earned a total of 26 All-America honors.

2000 PAC-10 ALL-CONFERENCE WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS TEAM

ALL-AROUND
Name School Yr. Hometown
Lanna Apisukh WASH JR Jacksonville, Fla.
Mohini Bhardwaj UCLA JR Cincinnati, Ohio
Lena Degteva UCLA SR Mississauga, Ontario
Larissa Fontaine STAN SR Deerfield, Ill.
Randi Liljenquist ARIZ SO Tucson, Ariz.
Tiffany Simpson WASH SR Tempe, Ariz.
VAULT
Name School Yr. Hometown
Mohini Bhardwaj UCLA JR Cincinnati, Ohio
Lena Degteva UCLA SR Mississauga, Ontario
Larissa Fontaine STAN SR Deerfield, Ill.
BARS
Name School Yr. Hometown
Mohini Bhardwaj UCLA JR Cincinnati, Ohio
Lena Degteva UCLA SR Mississauga, Ontario
Larissa Fontaine STAN SR Deerfield, Ill.
BEAM
Name School Yr. Hometown
Mohini Bhardwaj UCLA JR Cincinnati, Ohio
Lea Carver* ASU SO Phoenix, Ariz.
Randi Liljenquist* ARIZ SO Tucson, Ariz.
Heidi Moneymaker UCLA SR Santa Rosa, Calif.
FLOOR
Name School Yr. Hometown
Mohini Bhardwaj UCLA JR Cincinnati, Ohio
Elizabeth McNabb ASU SR Houston, Texas
Heidi Moneymaker UCLA SR Santa Rosa, Calif.

*tied

Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year: Heidi Moneymaker, UCLA
Pac-10 Freshman of the Year: Doni Thompson, UCLA
Pac-10 Coach of the Year: Valerie Kondos, UCLA

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