No. 7 Women's Gymnastics Places Third At Super Six Challenge
Jan. 6, 2001
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - The No. 7-ranked Stanford women's gymnastics team opened its 2001 season in impressive fashion, taking third place - just 5/100th's behind - at the prestigious Super Six Challenge in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. No. 5 Alabama and No. 2 Georgia shared the meet title with a score of 195.300, barely edging out the 195.300 posted by the Cardinal. All six teams at the meet were ranked in the Top-10 of the GymInfo Preseason Coaches' Poll, as the Crimson Tide, GymDogs and Cardinal defeated No. 3 Michigan (194.475), No. 10 Florida (194.425) and No. 9 Penn State (193.275). The meet drew a crowd of 9,418.
As a team, Stanford took second on both vault and bars, finished third on beam and tied for fifth on floor.
In its opening meet, Stanford received a strong performance from its lone senior, Jen Exaltacion, and outstanding debuts from its freshmen. Exaltacion, on the strength of a tenth-place finish on beam, tied for fourth in the all-around competition with a 38.950 mark.
Three Cardinal freshman competed in the all-around, led by Lindsay Wing, who won a share of the individual beam title and placed sixth on vault en route to a fourth-place in her first collegiate competition. Robin Phelps finished twelfth (38.550) after placing third on vault and eighth on bars. The third Stanford rookie, Caroline Fluhrer, enjoyed an eighth-place finish on bars and a tenth-place mark on vault to finish 18th in the all-around (38.200).
The Cardinal finished second on beam as a pair of freshmen - Lise Lï¿½veillï¿½ and Wing - both scored a 9.850 to share individual title honors with Georgia's Kristi Lichey and Michigan's Karina Senior. Lï¿½veillï¿½, who scored a 9.850 in all three of her events, also placed seventh on both floor and bars.
Stanford is next in action on Friday, January 19, when it hosts top-ranked and defending national champion UCLA at Maples Pavilion. The meet, which features a combined five 2000 Olympians, will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Stanford Results Competitor Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around Alissa Cooper 9.600
Jen Exaltacion 9.700 9.775 9.775 9.700 38.950
Caroline Fluhrer 9.775 9.825 9.050 9.550 38.200
Shelly Goldberg 9.725 9.800
Katy Herbert 9.700
Kristin Jensen 9.800
Lise Lï¿½veillï¿½ 9.850 9.850 9.850
Robin Phelps 9.825 9.825 9.600 9.300 38.550
Lindsay Wing 9.800 9.575 9.850 9.725 38.950
Team Totals 48.825 49.075 48.775 48.625 195.300