This Week in Women's Gymnastics...
March 19, 2002
Walnut Creek, Calif. -
Pac-10 Teams Prepare for the Pac-10 Gymnastics Championship on March 23rd...
BE THERE or catch it on Fox Sports Net (tape delayed on March 29 at 9 a.m. PST). Check your local listings for other broadcast dates and times...Pacific-10 gymnasts head to Palo Alto for the 2002 Championships...Host school, No. 10 STANFORD (9-3) is the 2001 defending champions. Last season, Stanford scored a Pac-10 record of 197.850. The title was it's second since Stanford's inaugural win in 1998...The No. 1 UCLA Bruins (13-5) own the nation's highest team score of the season (198.350). They look to reclaim the Conference crown after holding the title for two consecutive years (1999, 2000). The Bruins hold seven additional Conference titles...Meanwhile, No. 14 OREGON STATE (7-7) is a strong contender after coming off a season-high performance (196.675) this week. The Beavers are the only other team to win a Conference title ('91, 92, '94 and '96). The meet will also display two additional top-20 teams, No. 12 ARIZONA, and No. 16 ARIZONA STATE. WASHINGTON and CALIFORNIA round out the prestigious field.
2001 Pac-10 Championship Results
OREGON STATE 196.550
ARIZONA STATE 195.950
Sat., March 23
PACIFIC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS at STANFORD, 6:00 p.m.
Sat., April 6
NCAA Regional Championships, 6:00 p.m. PST
All times local (meet site) and subject to change
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Thurs., March 14
Minnesota 196.850 ARIZONA 196.125 WASHINGTON 194.425, N. Illinois 189.900.
Sat., March 16
Alabama 197.65 UCLA 197.000
Sacramento State 194.350 Boise State 194.275 San Jose State 193.775 CALIFORNIA 191.975
Michigan 196.700 OREGON STATE 196.675 Michigan State 195.050 Seattle Pacific 192.000 (5)
PAC-10 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--OREGON STATE JR ANNIE CAMPBELL has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for March 11-18.
Campbell led the Oregon State Beavers to a season-high 196.675 in the Shanico Inn-vitational last weekend. In their last home meet of the season, the Beavers finished just 0.025 points shy of No. 5 Michigan's 196.700 points. The Beavers posted season-high marks on every team event with the exception of beam. Campbell posted a season-high 39.575 in the all-around and earned first-place honors. Her 9.975 on the floor and 9.925 on beam were both career-high marks and good for two individual event titles. Campbell, a 5-2 junior from Everett, Wash., is nationally-ranked at No. 20 on the beam. She will be a strong contender at this year's Championships. Last year Campbell finished in fourth-place on beam and 15th in the all-around.
ALSO NOMINATED: Randi Liljenquist , ARIZONA, Kristin Parker, UCLA
Previous Winners: Jan. 22-Jamie Dantzscher(UCLA), Jan. 29-Katie Johnson (ARIZ), Feb. 3-Caroline Fluhrer (STAN), Feb. 10-Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA),Feb. 15-Emily Pritchard (WASH), March 11 Amber Giorgianni (ASU).
ARIZONA - The No. 12 Arizona Wildcats fell short to the No. 11 Minnesota Gophers in their final home meet of the season. Arizona posted a 196.125 to the Gophers 196.850. Despite the loss, the Wildcats posted its fifth-best team mark in school history. Washington and Northern Illinois finished in third- and fourth-place respectively...SR Randi Liljenquist completed her final competition in the McKale Center with perfection. Her 10.0 on the floor was her second career 10.0 on that event, third of her career...FR Monica Bisordi finished in third-place on floor (9.950) and in the all-around (39.400). Both marks are career-highs...Nationally, in the all-around, Liljenquist is the highest-ranked Pac-10 gymnast. Her average of 39.475 places her at No. 7.
ARIZONA STATE - The Sun Devils finished the regular season with an overall record of 8-5-1 and 2-3-1 against Pac-10 opponents...Arizona State's last regular-season meet was March 8 against Utah State and Southern Utah where the Sun Devils finished in first place (196.100)...The Sun Devils did not compete this week as they begin final preparation for post-season competition...At the Pacific-10 Championships last year, the Sun Devils finished in fifth-place with an aggregate team score of 195.950.
CALIFORNIA- The California Golden Bears are 5-9 (overall) and 1-5 (Pac-10) heading into the 2002 Pac-10 Championships. In their last home meet, the Bears posted a 191.975 against Sacramento State (194.350), Boise State (194.275) and San Jose State (193.775). FR My-Lan Todd continues to be a strong competitor for California. Todd posted a 9.900 on the bars, good for second place, she was California's highest all-around placer (39.100-2nd place).
OREGON STATE - The No. 14 Beavers finished their regular season with a season-high 196.675 at the Shanico Inn-vitational. The Beavers missed upsetting the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines by a mere 0.025 points...JR Annie Campbell won the floor with a career-best 9.975...JR Lindsay Nelson earned her first event title with a career-high score of 9.925 on vault...Overall, Oregon State finishes its regular season at 7-7-1 overall and 2-3-1 against Conference teams.
STANFORD -The No. 10 Cardinal finished its Conference schedule at 5-1 and is 9-3 overall. The 2001 Pac-10 defending championships will host this year's Championship meet. Stanford will depend on the expertise of SOs Lindsay Wing (2001 Freshman of the year) and Caroline Fluhrer. At last year's championships, they were third and fourth in the all-around. They enter the Championships as the two highest all-around finishers from 2001...Wing also looks to defend her title on the beam while Fluhrer returns as the 2001 vault champion.
UCLA - The Bruins moved up to No. 1 in the nation despite losing to No. 2 Alabama last weekend. The Bruins finished with a season-high away score of 197.000 to Alabama's season-high 197.650...JR Kristin Parker placed second in the all-around with a season-best of 39.425...The Bruins are 13-5 on the season. They look to earn their 10th Pac-10 title this weekend...A Bruin gymnasts has been the Pac-10 all-around champion for five consecutive years. This Saturday, look for SO Jamie Dantzscher to defend her 2001 Pac-10 floor title. Dantzscher has scored a 10. in seven consecutive meets (NCAA record) Dantzscher will also be a threat in the all-around. Her score of 39.900, set March 3rd, leads the Pac-10...The Bruins have five gymnasts in the national rankings including JRs Yvonne Tousek and Onnie Willis (ranked 10th and 11th in the all-around).
WASHINGTON -Washington placed in third place (194.425) in a meet against Arizona, Minnesota and N. Illinois...Last year, Washington hosted the 2001 Pac-10 Championships and claimed third place. The Huskies earned a team-record 197.450 points. The Huskies will be without JR Stacy Wong, sidelined this year due to injury. Wong finished the all-around in second-place...Watch for SO Emily Pritchard to improve on last year's sixth-place finish in the all-around.