Bruin Gymnasts Defeat Arizona State, 198.4-198.15
Feb. 16, 2003
Tempe, AZ - The No. 1-ranked UCLA gymnastics team hit 24-for-24 routines and posted a school record away score of 198.4 to counter No. 7 Arizona State's school record 198.15 in a dual meet victory at Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday.
Six perfect 10s were scored in the meet, including four from the Bruins. Junior Jamie Dantzscher recorded 10s on vault and bars, while classmate Jeanette Antolin earned her second 10 of the year on vault. Freshman Kate Richardson scored her second career perfect 10 on the balance beam. Also earning perfect marks were ASU's Maggie Germaine and Ashley Ellsberry on beam.
UCLA scored 49.7+ on two events, earning a school-record tying 49.7 on vault and a school record 49.725 on beam. On vault, Antolin and Dantzscher's 10s led the Bruins. Kristin Parker and Onnie Willis each contributed 9.925s, and Yvonne Tousek and Kate Richardson added 9.85s. On beam, five Bruins scored 9.9 or higher - Richardson with a 10, Tousek and Willis with 9.95s, Malia Jones with a 9.925, and Alyssa Beckerman with a 9.9. Remarkably, Antolin's 9.875 was thrown out as the low score in the team total. Arizona State was near-perfect on beam, scoring an all-time collegiate best of 49.875.
ASU's Germaine won the all-around with a school record 39.775. Willis and Arizona State freshman Ashley Kelly tied for second with scores of 39.625. Antolin (39.575) and Richardson (39.55) placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
UCLA's score was its fourth 198 of the season and the sixth in the program's history, tying the NCAA record held by Georgia.
Team: 1. UCLA, 198.4; 2. Arizona State, 198.15
All-Around: 1. Maggie Germaine, ASU (39.775); 2T. Onnie Willis, UCLA and Ashley Kelly, ASU (39.625)
Vault: 1T. Jeanette Antolin and Jamie Dantzscher, UCLA (10.0); 3T. Kristin Parker and Onnie Willis, UCLA (9.925)
Bars: 1. Jamie Dantzscher, UCLA (10.0); 2T. Maggie Germaine and Ashley Kelly, ASU and Kate Richardson and Yvonne Tousek, UCLA (9.925)
Beam: 1T. Kate Richardson, UCLA and Maggie Germaine and Ashley Ellsberry, ASU (10.0)
Floor: 1T. Jamie Dantzscher, UCLA and Cassidy Vreeke and Maggie Germaine, ASU (9.95)