No. 3 ASU Gymnasts Defeat No. 5 Utah, 197.450-197.150

Jan. 24, 2003

The No. 3 ranked Arizona State University women's gymnastics team defeated No. 5 University of Utah, 197.450-197.150, Friday night in front of 9,032 fans at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. ASU is now 4-1 on the year.

Virtually no mistakes by Arizona State sent the Utes to its second loss at home this year, something experienced only once before by a Ute team in its 28-year history. Only in its inaugural year, 1976, when Utah had three defeats in two home meets, had Utah lost at home in two separate meets. (Utah also had two home losses in 1978 and 1979, but they came in a triangular meet both times).

Three weeks ago, the Utes saw their national record 23-year home win streak broken by top-ranked UCLA, but Arizona State looked every bit the part of a national contender in beating the Utes in Salt Lake City for the first time since 1976.

ASU Coach John Spini was emotional. 'Outside of our four (NCAA) runner-up finishes, this is the highlight of my career. If I die tonight, I die a happy man.'

ASU Senior Ashley Ellsberry tied Utah's Melissa Vituj for the all-around title at 39.600. For Ellsberry, it was a career-high score. Teammate Maggie Germaine was third at 39.575.

Vault was won by ASU's Carla DeMartini (9.925) and beam by Ellsberry (9.95), tying a career-high. Utah's Kim Allen won bars (9.950) while Ellsberry was second (9.925), establishing a career-high. Ellsberry finished second (9.925). Utah's Annabelle Eberle won the floor exercise with a perfect 10.0. Germaine was third (9.925).

The Sun Devils travel to Tucson for a meet next Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the McKale Center against in-state rival Arizona. ASU's next home meet is Sunday, February 16 versus UCLA at 2 p.m. MT.

Women's GymnasticsArizona State 197.450, Utah 197.150

All-Around: 1. (tie) Melissa Vituj (Utah), Ashley Ellsberry (ASU) 39.600, 3. Maggie Germaine (ASU) 39.575, 4. Veronique Leclerc (Utah) 39.425, 5. Ashley Kelly (ASU) 38.900, 6. Annabeth Eberle (Utah) 38.125.

Vault: 1. Carla DeMartini (ASU) 9.925, 2. Maggie Germaine (ASU) 9.875, 3. (tie) Veronique Leclerc (Utah), Ashley Ellsberry (ASU), Cassidy Vreeke (ASU) 9.850, 6 (tie) Melissa Vituj (Utah), Ashley Kelly (ASU) 9.825.

Bars: 1. Kim Allan (9.95), 2. Ashley Ellsberry (ASU) 9.925, 3. (tie) Melissa Vituj (Utah), Carla DeMartini (ASU), Maggie Germaine (ASU) 9.875, Margaret Wojciak (ASU) 9.875.

Beam: 1. Ashley Ellsberry (ASU) 9.95, Melissa Vituj (Utah) 9.925, 3. Maggie Germaine (9.900), 4. (tie) Ashley Kelly (ASU), Kari Muth (ASU), 9.875, 6. (tie) Gritt Hofmann (Utah), Natalie Nicoloff (Utah) 9.825.

Floor: 1. Annabeth Eberle (Utah) 10.0, 2. Melissa Vituj (Utah) 9.975, 3. Maggie Germaine (ASU) 9.925, 4. (tie) Cassidy Vreeke (ASU), Veronique Leclerc (Utah) 9.90, 6. Ashley Ellsberry (ASU) 9.875.

Complete Results Follow

Women's Gymnastics Meet ResultsUTAHMeet: Utah vs Arizona State January 24, 2003Location: Salt Lake City Home MeetAttendance: 9032

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Team Results Vault Bars Beam Floor Total

1 Arizona State 49.325 49.400 49.375 49.325 197.425

2 UTAH 49.050 49.350 49.250 49.500 197.150

Team Name: Arizona State Team ResultsHead Coach: John Spini Final*Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AAJada Cox 9.800

Carla DeMartini 9.925 9.875

9.775

Ashley Ellsberry 9.850 9.925 9.925 9.875 39.575Maggie Germaine 9.875 9.875 9.900 9.925 39.575Amber Giorgianni

9.850 9.075

Ashley Kelly 9.825 9.375 9.875 9.825 38.900Kari Muth

9.875 9.800

Cassidy Vreeke 9.850

9.800 9.900

Margaret Wojciak

9.875

Team Totals 49.325 49.400 49.375 49.325 197.425

Team Name: UTAH Team ResultsHead Coach: Greg Marsden Final*Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AAKim Allan

9.950

Annabeth Eberle 9.800 9.350 8.975 10.000 38.125Gritt Hofmann 9.775

9.850

Veronique Leclerc 9.850 9.850 9.825 9.900 39.425Natalie Nicoloff

9.825 9.850 9.800

Kristen Riffanacht 9.800 9.850

9.475

Melissa Vituj 9.825 9.875 9.925 9.975 39.600Kylee Wagner 9.675

9.800 9.825

Team Totals 49.050 49.350 49.250 49.500 197.150

Vault Results Jump to: Meet Team Bars Beam Floor All Around

1 Carla DeMartini Arizona State 9.9250

2 Maggie Germaine Arizona State 9.8750

3 Ashley Ellsberry Arizona State 9.8500

3 Cassidy Vreeke Arizona State 9.8500

3 Veronique Leclerc UTAH 9.8500

6 Ashley Kelly Arizona State 9.8250

6 Melissa Vituj UTAH 9.8250

8 Jada Cox Arizona State 9.8000

8 Annabeth Eberle UTAH 9.8000

8 Kristen Riffanacht UTAH 9.8000

11 Gritt Hofmann UTAH 9.7750

12 Kylee Wagner UTAH 9.6750

Bars Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Beam Floor All Around

1 Kim Allan UTAH 9.950

2 Ashley Ellsberry Arizona State 9.925

3 Carla DeMartini Arizona State 9.875

3 Maggie Germaine Arizona State 9.875

3 Margaret Wojciak Arizona State 9.875

3 Melissa Vituj UTAH 9.875

7 Amber Giorgianni Arizona State 9.850

7 Veronique Leclerc UTAH 9.850

7 Kristen Riffanacht UTAH 9.850

10 Natalie Nicoloff UTAH 9.825

11 Ashley Kelly Arizona State 9.375

12 Annabeth Eberle UTAH 9.350

Beam Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Bars Floor All Around

1 Ashley Ellsberry Arizona State 9.925

1 Melissa Vituj UTAH 9.925

3 Maggie Germaine Arizona State 9.900

4 Ashley Kelly Arizona State 9.875

4 Kari Muth Arizona State 9.875

6 Gritt Hofmann UTAH 9.850

6 Natalie Nicoloff UTAH 9.850

8 Veronique Leclerc UTAH 9.825

9 Cassidy Vreeke Arizona State 9.800

9 Kylee Wagner UTAH 9.800

11 Amber Giorgianni Arizona State 9.075

12 Annabeth Eberle UTAH 8.975

Floor Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Bars Beam All Around

1 Annabeth Eberle UTAH 10.000

2 Melissa Vituj UTAH 9.975

3 Maggie Germaine Arizona State 9.925

4 Cassidy Vreeke Arizona State 9.900

4 Veronique Leclerc UTAH 9.900

6 Ashley Ellsberry Arizona State 9.875

7 Ashley Kelly Arizona State 9.825

7 Kylee Wagner UTAH 9.825

9 Kari Muth Arizona State 9.800

9 Natalie Nicoloff UTAH 9.800

11 Carla DeMartini Arizona State 9.775

12 Kristen Riffanacht UTAH 9.475

All Around Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Bars Beam Floor

1 Melissa Vituj UTAH 39.600

2 Ashley Ellsberry Arizona State 39.575

2 Maggie Germaine Arizona State 39.575

4 Veronique Leclerc UTAH 39.425

5 Ashley Kelly Arizona State 38.900

6 Annabeth Eberle UTAH 38.125

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Meet JudgesVault JudgesJudge 1 Linda Fenton NationalJudge 2 Neela Nelson BrevetBars JudgesJudge 1 Cathy Bennion NationalJudge 2 Robbie Rumpter NationalBeam JudgesJudge 1 Robbie Sumpter NationalJudge 2 Cathy Bennion NationalFloor JudgesJudge 1 Neela Nelson BrevetJudge 2 Linda Fenton National

*Please note that all scores are unofficial until verified at end of meet.

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