This Week in Pac-10 Gymnastics (2/21/01)

Feb. 21, 2001

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'Pac'ing in the 10's...

Last weekend saw Pac-10 gymnasts pack in the elusive 'perfect 10' mark a whopping four times AND score high '9.975's' three times...With high-flying marks like these, it is no surprise that two Pac-10 teams are within the top five in the national rankings, UCLA remains atop the polls with an average total of 197.006. The Bruins also top the charts on the bars and floor. Meanwhile, Stanford checks in at No. 5 (196.242) and is No. 1 on the balance beam. Arizona State, Oregon State and California are No. 13, 19 and 25 respectively (team season average).


Fri., February 23


Sun., February 25

CALIFORNIA at UC Davis, 1:00 p.m.OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 2:00 p.m.STANFORD at ARIZONA, 7:30 p.m.

All times local (meet site) and subject to change.


Fri., February 16

Utah 197.900 ARIZONA STATE 196.100

UCLA 198.250 OREGON STATE 196.375

Sun., February 18

WASHINGTON 195.575 ARIZONA 195.500



WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- UCLA Sophomore Onnie Willis has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for February 13-21.

Willis, a 5-2 sophomore from Tacoma, Wash., led her No. 1 Bruins to a school and Pac-10 record team score of 198.25. Willis' contributions were nothing short of perfection. In fact, Willis scored her second career perfect 10 to win the vault competition. Her career-high 9.975 on floor tied for second place and her career-high beam routine scored a 9.85. Team wise, the Bruins set a school record and national season-high on beam (49.7) and lead the nation on the vault with a season-high score of 49.575.

Willis' all-star scoring earned her a first place All-Around finish (39.675) which was yet another career-high. This accolade becomes her second consecutive title in as many weeks.

And it doesn't stop there...Willis comes off a superb performance last week at UCLA's Invitational that saw her place first on floor, vault and All-Around with UCLA Invitational record scores. Coupled with this week's performance, Willis' moves to first in the nation for the All-Around category. She is also ranked nationally on floor exercise at No. 11 and balances in at tenth on the beam.

ALSO NOMINATED: Kelly Cowley ARIZONA STATE , Randi Liljenquist, ARIZONA, Katrina Severin, 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 fell to the Washington Huskies 195.500-195.575. They drop to 4-12 overall and 1-5 in the Pac-10...Arizona put up a strong cat fight against the Huskies and its final point total was not only a season-high for the team, but the seventh-highest team score in Wildcat history...Leading the fight was JR Randi Liljenquist, her 9.900 on beam was a season-high and the top mark on the event. Liljenquist also tied for first in the All-Around (39.275)...Teammates SR Kara Fry and FR Andi McCabe set career-high marks of 9.850 on vault and tied for first on that event. Their scores enabled Arizona to set a season-high team total of 48.900 on the vault.

ARIZONA STATE - The No. 11 Sun Devils surpassed the 196-point barrier for the third time this season but were unable to defeat No. 3 Utah. The Utes improved on their 22-year old home winning streak scoring 197.9 to Arizona State's 196.1. Utah swept the floor exercise but Kelly Cowley refused to let up and was Arizona State's top finisher with a 9.875. Her mark is the Sun Devils' season-best...On bars, Cowley's second-place finish (9.925) and Lara Moon's 9.900 tie for third obliterated another Utah sweep. Despite their efforts, two falls on bars negated any chance that the Sun Devils had to upset the Utes...This week, Arizona State is returning home to Wells Fargo Arena hoping to do some sweeping of its own...ASU hosts the UNO Classic and aims to build on its own home winning streak.

CALIFORNIA - California increased its season-high team score when it hosted Stanford on Sunday. The Golden Bears finished with 196.075 points, just 0.075 points away from a Cardinal upset...Although Stanford took the team title on all four disciplines, four Golden Bear gymnasts stepped in to obtain top individual positions. Carrie Kreifel's tied for first on bars with a 9.9 and Lisa Arnold took the vault title (9.925). Then Stephanie Kim and Pari Olver took third place on beam (9.925) and floor (9.925) respectively. Each of these gymnasts set or tied home team records...Olver was California's top All-Arounder (39.300-tie for third)

OREGON STATE - Against the Bruins, Oregon State improved their best team total of the year to 196.375. Despite their new high, the Beavers were unable to overtake the Bruin's who scored a Pac-10 and UCLA record of 198.250...Katrina Severin earned a perfect 10 on the vault becoming the first Beaver to accomplish such a feat this year and just the second Beaver ever to do so on that apparatus. Nationally, Severin ranks third on vault and has won that event at Oregon State's last five meets...On floor, Severin and Lara Degenhardt tied for second place with a score of 9.975. This mark is the second highest on the Pac-10 list...Stephanie Bychowski thwarted a UCLA sweep on beam with her score of 9.950- it was good for a four-way tie for second place.

STANFORD -The No. 5 Cardinal starred and triumphed in the 'Battle of the Bay' last weekend when they visited California. Stanford won the battle scoring 196.950-196.075 and took the team titles on all four disciplines...Lindsay Wing and Caroline Fluhrer were first and second in the All-Around, scoring 39.400 and 39.325 respectively...The meet will be televised by Fox Sports Net Bay Area (Tape delayed for March 7, 8:30pm-10pm PST).

WASHINGTON - Washington hosted Arizona on Sunday looking for a first-place finish. The Huskies took top individual honors on bars and floor winning those events with team scores of 49.000 and 49.225. Coupled with a tie for the team title on beam (48.725), the Huskies were unbeatable...SR Lanna Apisukh won the floor exercise (9.975) and was the Huskies top All-Arounder (39.275-tie for first)...FR Emily Pritchard finished the meet with three career-best marks including an All-Around score of 39.175 which was good for third...Washington improves to 8-5 on the season and 3-4 in the Pac-10.

UCLA- The Bruins continue to rewrite the record books and stay atop the national charts...This week they boosted their No. 1 season average with a score of 198.25 against Oregon State. This score becomes the new Pac-10 and UCLA record. Their team total on beam (49.7) is another school record and the nation's highest score...UCLA gymnasts own the top three All-Around spots on the national list: Onnie Willis (39.637) Jamie Danzscher (39.55) and Mohini Bhardwaj (39.525). The top three gymnasts on floor are also Bruins...Against Oregon State, the Bruins achieved perfection three times: Kristin Maloney scored a 10 on beam, Danzscher on floor, and Willis on vault...Bruin gymnasts have matched the number of perfect 10s ever scored in UCLA history within less than one year. Mission Possible...the Bruins have scored perfect 10s twelve times already this year!!


1. UCLA (22) 718 2. Georgia (3) 674 3. Michigan (1) 647 4. Utah (3) 632 5. Alabama 614 6. Nebraska 553 7. STANFORD 495 8. Louisiana State 490 9t. Penn State 600 9t. Florida 464 11. ARIZONA STATE 398 12. OREGON STATE 386 13. Denver 341 14. West Virginia 301 15. BYU 265 16. WASHINGTON 246 17. Iowa State 241 18. Minnesota 240 19. North Carolina State 155 20. ARIZONA 142 21. Oklahoma 134 22. Iowa 98 23. Maryland 94 24. Ohio State 85 25. Boise State 83

Gym Info Women's National Rankings 2/19/01-Total Season Average by Troester.com1. UCLA 197.0062. Alabama 196.7363. Utah 196.6214. Georgia 196.2825. STANFORD 196.2426. Nebraska 195.9627. Michigan 195.7008. Florida 195.6219. BYU 195.22510. Iowa State 195.07911. Penn State 195.06412. LSU 195.05813. ARIZONA STATE 195.00414. Minnesota 194.85015. Ohio State 194.70416. Iowa 194.60717. Western Virginia 194.55418. Oklahoma 194.55019. OREGON STATE 194.51420. Kent State 194.46221. Denver 194.43322. Illinois State 194.24523. North Carolina State 194.17524. George Washington 194.15625. CALIFORNIA 194.129

2000-01 PACIFIC-10 WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS COMPOSITE SCHEDULE/RESULTS(Times are local. Schedule subject to change.)

Fri., January 5

Maui Invitational(1)UCLA 'A' 196.200, Nebraska 194.950ASU 191.525, UCLA 'B' 188.7

Sat., January 6

Super Six Challenge (2)Alabama, Georgia 195.350, STANFORD 195.300, Michigan 194.75, Florida 194.425Penn State 193.275

Friday January 12

Michigan 194.075, OREGON STATE 190.925

Saturday January 13

University of Denver 194.175, WASHINGTON 192.900Maryland 191.925, CALIFORNIA 191.650

Sun.,January 14

New Hampshire 193.800, ARIZONA 193.450NC State 193.375, James Madison 188.725

Nebraska 195.225, OREGON STATE 194.900UCLA 196.825, Cal State Fullerton 192.9

Fri., January 19

CALIFORNIA 194.400, Oklahoma 194.025, San Jose State 191.975, ARIZONA 190.775


UCLA 196.265, STANFORD 194.675

Sun., January 21

WASHINGTON 191.800, Boise State 190.725

Oklahoma 195.300, CALIFORNIA 195.175, Utah State 194.450, ARIZONA 193.350

UCLA 197.5, Utah 195.7

Fri., January 26

ARIZONA STATE 196.350, UCLA 196.000

Utah 196.400, ARIZONA 193.925

Sun., January 28


STANFORD 196.050, WASHINGTON 195.925, Seattle Pacific 191.875

UCLA 197.5 Alabama 196.975, Cal State Fullerton 194.400, Southern Utah 191.525

Fri., February 2

ARIZONA 195.175 Denver 194.825OREGON STATE 194.575,

STANFORD 197.425 Minnesota 195.650

ASU 195.575 WASHINGTON 193.075

Sat., February 3

Cal State Fullerton 194.750 CALIFORNIA 192.600

Fri., February 9

OREGON STATE 195.525 Boise State 192.750

CALIFORNIA 194.00 WASHINGTON 192.175UC Davis 188.525


Sun., February 11

UCLA 196.725 WASHINGTON 194.675Cal State Fullerton 194.575 ARIZONA 194.400

Fri., February 16

Utah 197.900 ARIZONA STATE 196.100

UCLA 198.250 OREGON STATE 196.375

Sun., February 18

WASHINGTON 195.575 ARIZONA 195.500


Fri., February 23


Sun., February 25

CALIFORNIA at UC Davis, 1:00 p.m.OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 2:00 p.m.STANFORD at ARIZONA, 7:30 p.m.

Fri., March 2


Sat.,March 3

Brigham Young at STANFORD, 7:30p.m.

Sun.,March 4

CALIFORNIA, Utah State, UC Santa Barbara at UCLA, 2:00p.m.(5)Utah, Western Michigan University at WASHINGTON, 2:00p.m.

Fri., March 9

Auburn at ARIZONA STATE, 7:30p.m. MSTUCLA at Michigan, 7:00p.m.

Sat., March 10

STANFORD at Brigham YoungARIZONA at Minnesota, 7:00 p.m.CSTWASHINGTON at Boise State, 6:00 p.m.OREGON STATE at Utah, 6:00 p.m.

Sun., March 11

UCLA at Michigan State, 1:00 p.m.

Fri., March 16

Iowa, Kentucky, Nebraska at ARIZONA STATE, 7:00p.m. MSTCALIFORNIA at San Jose State, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., March 17WASHINGTON at OREGON STATE, 7:00 p.m.(6)Sat., March 24

Pacific-10 Championship at WASHINGTON, 6:00p.m.Sat., April 7

NCAA Midwest Regionals

Thurs.-Sat., April 19-21

NCAA Championship at Athens, GA,

Tournament Date & Neutral Sites(1) Maui Invitational(2) Super Six Challenge at Tuscaloosa, Ala(3) UCLA Invitational at Los Angeles, California(4) Uno's Classic at Tempe, Arizona(5) Bruin Classic at Los Angeles, California(6) Shanico Inn-vitational at Corvallis, Oregon

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