Women's Gymnastics Wins Pac-10 Championship

March 24, 2001

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Stanford University women's gymnastics team claimed its second Pacific-10 Conference team title on Saturday night at the University of Washington with a season-best score of 197.850. The Cardinal's first Pac-10 Championship came in 1998, and its team score on Saturday night was the highest in the history of the conference meet.

The sixth-ranked Cardinal edged top-ranked UCLA 197.850-197.800 to avenge its only loss of the season. Stanford's previous season-high was 197.425 vs. Minnesota on Feb. 2. Washington was third at 197.475, followed by Oregon State (196.550), Arizona State (195.725), Arizona (195.525) and California (193.750).

'I couldn't be more pleased with my team tonight,' said Stanford coach Mark Cook, who was named the 2001 Pac-10 Coach of the Year. 'We came out and hit 24 of 24 routines and they did a phenomenal job. It was a tough meet and we just wanted to focus on ourselves and our game plan. The girls finished finals this past week so it was awesome to see how they responded. They are a close-knit team with a lot of energy and I am very proud of them.'

Stanford captured the title after taking four of the top eight spots in the all-around competition. The 2001 Pac-10 Freshman Gymnast of the Year Lindsay Wing (Cypress, TX/Magruder HS) finished third with a 39.625, while freshmen Caroline Fluhrer (Seattle, WA/Lakeside HS) and Robin Phelps (Rockville, MD/Magruder HS) tied for fourth at 39.550. The 39.550 was a season-high for both Fluhrer and Phelps. Also for the Cardinal, senior Jen Exaltacion (Ontario, Canada/St. Joseph Secondary) finished eighth at 39.375.

Stanford also claimed event titles in both the beam and the bars. In the beam, Stanford's Lisa Leveille (Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada/Handsworth Secondary) and Wing shared first place at 9.975. Fluhrer tied for first place in the vault with UCLA's Mohini Bhardwaj at 9.975.

Stanford returns to action with the NCAA Regionals on Saturday, April 7.

Team Scores:Place School Vault Bars Beam Floor Total

1. #6 Stanford 49.375 49.300 49.575 49.600 197.850

2. #1 UCLA 49.300 49.650 49.125 49.725 197.800

3. #16 Washington 49.275 49.550 49.150 49.500 197.475

4. #13 Oregon St. 48.375 49.475 49.400 49.300 196.550

5. #8 Arizona St. 48.775 49.100 48.375 49.475 195.725

6. #24 Arizona 48.750 49.150 48.375 49.250 195.525

7. #25 California 49.125 47.350 47.900 49.375 193.750

Stanford Scores:

Name Vault Bars Beam Floor Total

Lisa Leveille 9.825* --- 9.975* 9.950* ---

Jen Exaltacion 9.800 9.800* 9.900* 9.875* 39.375

Shelly Goldberg 9.900* --- --- 9.925* ---

Robin Phelps 9.825* 9.925* 9.875* 9.925* 39.550

Caroline Fluhrer 9.975* 9.900* 9.850* 9.825 39.550

Lindsay Wing 9.850* 9.875* 9.975* 9.925* 39.625

Kristin Jensen --- 9.725 --- --- ---

Becky Meldrum --- 9.800* --- --- ---

Katy Herbert --- --- 9.800 --- ---

Totals 49.375 49.300 49.575 49.600 ---

* - Score used to compute team total

All-Around --- 1. Mohini Bhardwaj (UCLA) 39.800, 2. Stacy Wong (Washington) 39.725, 3. Lindsay Wing (Stanford) 39.625, 4. Robin Phelps (Stanford) 39.550, 4. Caroline Fluhrer (Stanford) 39.550, 8. Jen Exaltacion (Stanford) 39.375.

Vault --- 1. Caroline Fluhrer (Stanford) 9.975, 1. Mohini Bhardwaj (UCLA) 9.975, 3. Stacy Wong (Washington) 9.950, 3. Katrina Severin (Oregon State) 9.950, 6. Shelly Goldberg (Stanford) 9.900, 12. Lindsay Wing (Stanford) 9.850, 14. Lisa Leveille (Stanford) 9.825, 14. Robin Phelps (Stanford) 9.825, 19. Jen Exaltacion (Stanford) 9.800.

Bars --- 1. Stacy Wong (Washington) 9.975, 2. Stephanie Bychowski (Oregon State) 9.950, 2. Jamie Dantzcher (UCLA) 9.950, 2. Mohini Bhardwaj (UCLA) 9.950, 5. Robin Phelps (Stanford) 9.925, 10. Caroline Fuhrer (Stanford) 9.900, 18. Lindsay Wing (Stanford) 9.875, 28. Jen Exaltacion (Stanford) 9.800, 28. Becky Meldrum (Stanford) 9.800, 34. Kristin Jensen (Stanford) 9.725.

Beam --- 1. Lisa Leveille (Stanford) 9.975, 1. Lindsay Wing (Stanford) 9.975, 3. Katarin Severin (Oregon State) 9.950, 6. Jen Exaltacion (Stanford) 9.900, 9. Robin Phelps (Stanford) 9.875, 11. Caroline Fluhrer (Stanford) 9.850, 17. Katy Herbert (Stanford) 9.800.

Floor --- 1. Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA) 10.000, 2. Lanna Apisukh (Washington) 9.950, 2. Mandi Klug (Washington) 9.900, 2. Cassidy Vreeke (Arizona State) 9.950, 2. Lisa Leveille (Stanford) 9.950, 2. Mohini Bhardwaj (UCLA) 9.950, 2. Kristen Maloney (UCLA) 9.950, 8. Shelly Goldberg (Stanford) 9.925, 8. Robin Phelps (Stanford) 9.925, 8. Lindsay Wing (Stanford) 9.925, 23. Jen Exaltacion (Stanford) 9.875, 30. Caroline Fluhrer (Stanford) 9.825.

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