Bruins Close Road Swing With 195.475-194.0 Win Over Michigan State

March 11, 2001

East Lansing, MI - The top-ranked UCLA gymnastics team completed a Midwest road trip with a 195.475-194.0victory over 23rd-ranked Michigan State.

Just two days after defeating eighth-ranked Michigan, UCLA returned to the competitionfloor to take on the Spartans. The Bruins never trailed in the competition,taking a large lead in rotation one with a 49.45 on bars. After sophomore Doni Thompsonrecorded a career-high 9.95, senior Mohini Bhardwaj followed with her second perfect 10 onbars and her fifth 10 overall this year. Also achieving a new career high was Carly Raabwith a 9.75.

On vault, Lindsey Dong and Jamie Williams each set season-bests with a 9.8 and 9.35,respectively. Kristin Parker earned first-place honors with a 9.9.

In rotation three, on floor, the Bruins were aided by a career-high 9.5 from Lindsey Dong, a9.8 from Valerie Velasco, a 9.875from Malia Jones and a 9.85 from Jamie Dantzscher. On the balance beam, Yvonne Tousek andOnnie Willis recorded a pair of 9.9s, with Willis' score being a new career-high.

Parker won the all-around with a 39.4. Jones was second with a 39.2.

UCLA returns to action with a home meet against five-time national champion Georgia on Sunday,Mar. 18 at 2 pm.

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