Bruin Gymnasts Defeat Stanford, 196.925-194.675
Jan. 19, 2001
Stanford, CA - UCLA's Kristin Parker and Jamie Dantzscher posted back-to-back perfect 10'son floor as the second-ranked Bruin gymnastics teamrallied over the final two rotations for a 196.265-194.675 victoryover No. 5 Stanford before 2,150 at Maples Pavilion.
Down by .025 after two rotations, UCLA staged a comeback in thethird. While Stanford scored a 49.100 on beam, the Bruins received scores of9.7 from Valerie Velasco and 9.825 each from JeanetteAntolin and Doni Thompson, setting thestage for the heroics of Parker and Dantzscher and a 49.350 teamscore.
Stanford then struggled to a 47.300 on floor, while the Bruinsposted a powerful 49.325 mark on beam. Bruin freshman Kristen Maloney took homeindividual beam honors for the second time in as many meets with a 9.925, while Parkerand Yvonne Tousek tied for second with a pair of 9.9s.
The first two rotations were tightly contested, with Stanford holdinga slim edge, 98.275 to 98.250. Cardinal freshman Lindsay Wing wonthe vault title with a 9.925 mark, while Dantzscher remained undefeated on the seasonon bars, winning with a 9.95.
Parker won her first-ever all-around title with a career-high39.5. The 10.0 on floor was her first-ever perfect score. Dantzscher followed with thethird 10.0 of her short Bruin career. After just two meets, the 2000 U.S. Olympian alreadyholds the school record for most career 10.0s. She has won every event she has enteredthus far and has scored 10s on three of her four routines.
The Bruins return to action Sunday, Jan. 21 in their home opener against Utah. Themeet will take place at Pauley Pavilion at 2:00 pm. UCLA's official website,www.uclabruins.com, will provide live statistics and text commentary.