This Week In Pac-10 Gymnastics (2/14/01)

Feb. 15, 2001

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In Five, Four, Three, Two, One...
The Pac-10 gymnastics season reaches its mid-way point and in FIVE more weeks,the Pac-10 will head to Seattle, Wash., for the ultimate gymnastics extravaganza...the Pac-10 Championships!...Last week, the No. 1 Bruins came out of their week long'hibernation' with a bang, winning their 10th consecutive UCLA Invitational. Othermeet winners were OREGON STATE, CALIFORNIA and STANFORD...This week, look for moreexciting match-ups as ARIZONA meets WASHINGTON and UCLA travels to Corvallis, ORE.And set your VCRs...The 'Battle of the Bay', STANFORD at CALIFORNIA will be televisedon Fox Sports Net Bay Area. (Tape delayed for March 7, 8:30pm-10pm PST).


Fri., February 16
ARIZONA STATE at Utah, 7:00 p.m.MST
UCLA at OREGON STATE, 7:00 p.m.

Sun., February 18

All times local (meet site) and subject to change


Fri., February 9
OREGON STATE 195.525 Boise State 192.750

UC Davis 188.525


Sun., February 11
UCLA 196.725 WASHINGTON 194.675
Cal State Fullerton 194.575 ARIZONA 194.400


WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Arizona Senior Kara Fry has been named Pac-10 Gymnastof the Week for February 5-12

Fry, a 1998 All-Pac-10 Section from Nazareth, PA. led Arizona to two season-highteam marks. Fry scored a 9.700 on vault and enabled the Wildcats to produce a teamtotal 48.725 points. On the floor, Fry's 9.850 facilitated Arizona's high team scoreof 49.300. This total is Arizona's second highest mark in school history and positionsthem at eleventh place on the national list for floor exercise (49.012 average).

Kara also tied her career-high 9.900 on beam to win her first beam title of the season.Her apparatus scores turned into a third place finish in the All-Around with an aggregatetotal of 39.200. Fry's accomplishments continue to add up, She now holds five individualevent titles for the season and has finished in the top-five fifteen times.

Maggie Germaine ARIZONA STATE , Onnie Willis UCLA, Annie Campbell, OSU.

PREVIOUS WINNERS:Jan. 21-Mohini Bhardwaj, UCLA. Jan. 28-Mohini Bhardwaj, UCLA.Feb 4-Lindsay Wing, STAN. Feb 12-Kara Fry, ARIZONA.


ARIZONA- The Wildcats fourth-place finish (194.400) at Pauley Pavilion dropped them to 4-11 overall and 1-4 in the Pac-10. They succumbed to top ranked UCLA, 196.725, Washington, 194.675 and Cal State Fullerton, 194.575 at Pauley Pavilion...Arizona's gymnasts competed hard throughout the entire meet with eight Wildcats setting or tying season/career high marks...Nikki Beyschau's 9.850 vault earned her second place and Randi Liljenquist's 9.775 was good for a tie for fourth. On floor, Andi McCabe joined Liljenquist to tie for fifth place (9.875). These performances led to two season-high team marks on vault (48.725) and floor (49.300)...Arizona's total on floor is the schools second-highest total in school history.

ARIZONA STATE - The Sun Devils scored a season-high 196.725 points but lost to No. 5 Stanford (197.050). Arizona State falls to 3-3 in the Pac-10...SO Margaret Wojerak's score of 9.9 on bars, coupled with JR Lara Moon's 9.925 enabled the Sun Devils to finish with a team total of 49.225 on the bars...After the third rotation, Arizona State was down by a mere 0.25 points. Unfortunately, stellar balancing acts by Rhonda Robinette (9.925-2T) and SO Ashley Ellsberry (9.85-4T) were not enough to hold off the Cardinal...Despite the loss, Arizona State has a lot to smile about. The last time Arizona State scored a higher team total was for its second-place (196.85) finish at the 1997 NCAA Championships.

CALIFORNIA - The No. 24 Golden Bears were reaching for nothing but gold on Friday. Cal gymnasts finished first in all four disciplines en route to a 194.000 win over Washington, (192.175) and UC Davis (188.525)...SR Pari Olver was tops on floor with a meet record of 9.925. SO Carrie Kreifels, scoring 9.750 and 9.850 on beam and bars respectively, took home the gold on both events...The winners circle also included Janet McKnight, whose 9.825 was tops on the vault...Cal will host No. 5 Stanford next week in a battle of the Bay. The event will be televised by Fox Sports Net Bay Area (Tape delayed for March 7, 8:30pm-10pm PST).

OREGON STATE - No. 21 Oregon State triumphed against Boise State 195.525 to 192.750 on Friday...Katrina Severin won the vault with a 9.90. Nationally, Severin ranks third on the event with an average score of 9.892. Stephanie Bychowski won her fourth bar title with a score of 9.90 while SO Annie Campbell took the All-Around (39.250, season-best) and beam (9.85)...The Beavers have rallied together to overcome an injury riddled season. They are still without All-American Tanya Riciolli and JR Jerra Lopez.

STANFORD -The Cardinal came off last week' stellar performance with one goal in mind... Repeat it. No. 5 Stanford beat Arizona State ending the Sun Devils recent string of upsets...FR Lindsay Wing was phenomenal scoring 39.675 in the All-Around and securing her second consecutive All-Around win...On the beam, The Cardinal are ranked second in the nation thanks to outstanding performances by Lise Leveille, who tied for second place (9.925), and Wing (9.975 for first)...Stanford gymnasts won every apparatus with a score of 9.9 or more. First place finishers for the Cardinal were Jen Exaltacion (9.95, bars) and Wing, who ran off with the gold on every other event...Smile, you're on candid camera...The dual between Stanford and California will be televised by Fox Sports Net Bay Area (Tape delayed for March 7, 8:30pm-10pm PST).

WASHINGTON - The Huskies had a full weekend of action with competition at the California Invitational on Friday and then at UCLA's Invitational on Sunday... At Cal, the Huskies scored 192.175 to finish in second place. Mandi Klug's score of 9.750 was good for a first place tie on beam. Lana Apisukh and Molly Seaman floored the judges with two 9.90 routines that tied them for second place...At UCLA, Washington finished second once again with a team total 194.675...Stacy Wong finished third in the All-Around (39.100). Washington will aim for a first place win when they host Arizona next Sunday.

UCLA- The Bruins were back in action this week and they continue to deliver first class gymnastics...The Bruins worked together to maintain their national lead in the polls...Leading the charge was SO Onnie Willis who captured the All-Around, vault and floor titles. Her score on floor (9.95) and in the All-Around (39.6) were meet records and career highs...While Willis danced and tumbled into the record books, FR Jamie Danzscher scored her second perfect 10 on bars (meet record). The 10.0 is her fourth this season...UCLA wins its 10th consecutive UCLA Invitational and Willis becomes the sixteenth Bruin (fifth consecutive) to win the All-Around competion.

Gym Info Women's National Rankings 2/12/01-Total Season Average by

1.	UCLA 		196.8112.	Alabama		196.6083.	Utah		196.4084.	Georgia		196.1045.	STANFORD 	196.1006.	Nebraska 	195.9627.	Florida		195.6218.	Michigan	195.4469.	Iowa State	194.86510.	Minnesota	194.82111.	ARIZONA STATE	194.78512.	Penn State	194.77913.	LSU		194.77614.	Ohio State	194.67915.	BYU		194.55616.	W. Virginia	194.52117.	Oklahoma	194.41218.	Denver		194.30019.	Iowa		194.27920.	Illinois State	194.24521.	OREGON STATE	194.20422.	Kent State 	194.17523.	Kentucky	193.99024.	Michigan State	193.86225.	G. Washington	193.817

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