Four Arizona Gymnasts Receive All-Pac-10 Conference Honors
April 3, 2002
Walnut Creek, Calif. (April 3) - Arizona gymnasts Monica Bisordi, Katie Johnson, Andi McCabe and Randi Liljenquist were named to the 2002 Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics All-Conference Team, the Pac-10 Conference announced Tuesday night.
Randi Liljenquist, a 5-3 senior from Tucson, Ariz., received All-Conference honors in the all-around and on floor. This is the second time Liljenquist has been named to the Pac-10 All-Conference Team. She received All-Conference honors on beam and in the all-around in 2000.
Liljenquist has recorded 51 top-five finishes during the regular season, including 18 individual titles. She is ranked No. 3 in the nation on floor, No. 9 in the all-around, No. 12 on vault and No. 13 on beam. At the Pac-10 Championship on March 23, Liljenquist tied for first-place honors on floor. During the 2002 season, Liljenquist posted career-high marks on floor (10.0), on beam (10.0) and in the all-around (39.775), all three of which are school records. She is the only Wildcat to compete in every event during the regular season.
Sophomore Andi McCabe, from Bensenville, Ill., claimed her first-career All-Pac-10 honors on vault. McCabe is ranked No. 4 in the nation on vault and has 14 top-five finishes, including six regular-season vault titles. She was also ranked second in the Pac-10 on vault. Her career-high mark of 9.975 on vault is No. 2 on Arizona's all-time top-10 performers' list.
Monica Bisordi, a 5-1 freshman from San Mateo, Calif., earned her first-career All-Pac-10 accolades on beam and in the all-around. Bisordi is ranked No. 16 in the nation on beam and No. 20 on vault. She was also ranked No. 4 in the Pac-10 on beam and No. 5 in the all-around. During the regular season, Bisordi tallied 31 top-five finishes, including two beam titles and two all-around titles. Her career-high 9.900 on beam is the No. 6 mark on the all-time top-10 performers' list and her career-high 39.425 in the all-around is No. 6 on the all-time top-10 list.
Freshman Katie Johnson, from Moorhead, Minn., received her first-career All-Pac-10 honors on floor. Johnson is ranked No. 4 in the nation on floor, and was the third-ranked gymnast on floor in the Pac-10. She recorded 21 top-five finishes, including four regular-season floor titles. Her career-high 9.975 on floor is the No. 2 mark on the all-time top-10 performers' list.
Johnson was also named the 2002 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, and Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 29) for her performance against No. 1 UCLA on January 25.
Arizona, along with UCLA, had the most gymnasts (4) named to the All-Conference Team.
The All-Conference Team consisted of the top all-arounders, and the top three gymnasts from each individual event. All-Conference honors were based on a gymnast's regional qualifying score and Pac-10 Championship score.
Arizona will travel to Tempe, Ariz., for the 2002 South Central Regional Championship on Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m. (MST).
2002 Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics All-Conference Team
Name School Year Hometown
All-AroundRandi Liljenquist Arizona Sr. Tucson, Ariz.Monica Bisordi Arizona Fr. San Mateo, Calif.Onnie Willis UCLA Jr. Tacoma, Wash.Emily Pritchard Washington So. Buckley, Wash.Annie Campbell Oregon State Jr. Everett, Wash.
VaultAndi McCabe Arizona So. Bensenville, Ill.Onnie Willis UCLA Jr. Tacoma, Wash.Emily Pritchard Washington So. Buckley, Wash.
BarsJamie Dantzscher UCLA So. San Dimas, Calif.Doni Thompson UCLA Jr. Olympia, Wash.Emily Pritchard* Washington So. Buckley, Wash.Elizabeth Jillson* Oregon State Jr. Herald, Calif.
BeamMonica Bisordi Arizona Fr. San Mateo, Calif.Alyssa Beckerman UCLA So. Middletown, N.J.Lise Leveille Stanford So. Burnaby, B.C., Canada
* Denotes a tie