Bruin Gymnasts Rank No. 1 Across The Board

Feb. 25, 2003

The UCLA women's gymnastics team holds the No. 1ranking on all team and individual categories in thisweek's national rankings, which is now based onRegional Qualifying Score (RQS). The team holds a RQSof 197.98, well ahead of No. 2 Alabama's 197.1.Individually, freshman Kate Richardson (Coquitlam, BC)ranks No. 1 in the all-around with an RQS of 39.615.

The Bruins are also No. 1 in the nation on vault witha 49.525, bars with a 49.495, beam with a 49.575 andfloor with a 49.54.

In the individual rankings, Bruins are No. 1 and No. 2in the all-around, with Richardson holding the topspot just ahead of senior teammate Onnie Willis(Tacoma, WA), who has a RQS of 39.59. Junior JeanetteAntolin (Huntington Beach, CA) is ranked 14th (39.28).

Richardson is also ranked No. 1 on the balance beamwith a 9.97 RQS and is ninth on floor (9.91), 11th onvault (9.89) and 15th on the uneven bars (9.875).

Junior Jamie Dantzscher (San Dimas, CA) ranks first inthe nation on bars (9.975) and floor (9.985) and sixthon vault (9.925).

Antolin ranks first on vault with a 9.965 RQS, 12th onbeam with a 9.895 and 20th on bars with a 9.865.

Willis joins Richardson as the only Bruin ranked inall four events and the all-around, earning Top 10rankings across the board. Willis ranks second onvault (9.935), fourth on bars (9.905), ninth on beam(9.905) and sixth on floor (9.925).

Also featured in the rankings are junior Yvonne Tousek(Cambridge, Ontario), who is fifth on beam (9.930),senior Kristin Parker (Hanford, CA), who ranks 13th onvault (9.885), and senior Malia Jones (Sparks, NV),who ranks 23rd on beam (9.865).

Regional Qualifying Score is obtained by taking thesix best regular-season meet scores, of which threemust be away, eliminating the high score and thenaveraging the remaining five scores.

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