This Week In Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics

Feb. 25, 2003

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THIS WEEK...
Conference action is heating up as teams continue to prepare for post season play, STANFORD beat ARIZONA STATE, and CALIFORNIA picked up it's first Conference win against WASHINGTON and jumped into the national polls for the first time this season...OREGON STATE upset No. 3 Utah and UCLA beat ARIZONA to stay atop the Pac-10...Nationally, the Conference has five players ranked in the individual Top-10 with the top 3 spots filled by Kate Richardson, UCLA; Onnie Willis, UCLA and Maggie Germaine, ARIZONA STATE at No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 respectively...For the first time this season all seven Pac-10 teams are ranked in the Top-25, UCLA still leads the nation at No. 1 and ARIZONA STATE moved up to charts to No. 4, rounding out the Conference is STANFORD, OREGON STATE, WASHINGTON, ARIZONA, AND CALIFORNIA at No. 8, No. 9, No. 12, No. 17, and No. 25 respectively.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., February 28

UNO's Classic (6)
CALIFORNIA, Rutgers @ ARIZONA STATE, 7:30 p.m.
STANFORD @ ARIZONA,7 p.m.
Boise State, OREGON STATE, Sacramento State @ WASHINGTON,7 p.m.

All times local (meet site) and subject to change

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., February 21

STANFORD 197.200; ARIZONA STATE 196.850
CALIFORNIA 196.475; WASHINGTON 194.850; Sacramento State 189.775
OREGON STATE 196.900; Utah 196.325

Sun., February 23
UCLA 197.400; ARIZONA 195.275
Masters Classic (5)
Nebraska 198.025;WASHINGTON 196.725; LSU 196.025 Kent State 192.900

PAC-10 NOTES

ARIZONA - No. 16 ARIZONA (4-6, 1-3) fell to No. 1 UCLA, 195.275-197.400 on Sunday...Individually for the Wildcats, sophomore Monica Bisordi had a solid performance tying for fourth place on vault (9.825), third on floor (9.900), and finishing fifth on bars (9.825)...She topped off her night finishing fourth on beam (9.825) and fourth in the all-around (39.375)...Freshman Abby Pearson led ARIZONA on vault with a career-best 9.925, which was good for a share of second-place honors...Sophomore Katie Johnson tied for third-place on floor (9.900) and sophomore Jamie Duce posted a career-best all-around score of 38.750...ARIZONA posted a team floor mark of 49.150 in the third rotation and headed into the final rotation right behind UCLA but couldn't get any closer...ARIZONA returns home to face Pac-10 rival STANFORD on Friday, February 28.

ARIZONA STATE - No. 7 ARIZONA STATE (5-4, 2-4) fell to STANFORD, 197.250-196.850 on Friday...Maggie Germaine turned in another solid performance placing second in the all-around with a score of 39.500, she also earned fifth on vault (9.875) and tying for first on floor (9.925)...Ashley Kelly tied for first on beam at 9.950...ARIZONA STATE plays host to the UNO's Classic, featuring CALIFORNIA and Rutgers, next Friday, February 28.

CALIFORNIA - No. 25 CALIFORNIA (9-3, 1-3)posted an all-time Cal record score of 196.475 in the team competition to defeat WASHINGTON (194.850) and Sacramento State (189.775)...The Bears mark bested the previous all-time score of 196.375 set just 12 days ago at the Cal Invitational, the Bears also broke into the national rankings for the first time this season...The victory over WASHINGTON is also the Bears first win over a Top 15 team this season and its first Conference win...Sophomore sensation My-Lan Dodd claimed top honors in the all-around with a 39.500 good for a career-high score...Dodd also finished tied for first with teammate Miho Maeda on the balance beam (9.950), Dodd's best score actually came on vault, where she posted a career-high 9.925, but she finished second to teammate Monique Chang, who won the event with a career-high 9.950...Dodd and Maeda's 9.850 beam scores took the top two spots in the event as the Bears settled for their lowest event score of the night (48.900), but ironically their second-best beam score of the season...CALIFORNIA will try for their second Pac-10 when they travel to Tempe to face the ARIZONA STATE and Rutgers on Friday, February 28.

OREGON STATE - No. 9 OREGON STATE (8-3, 3-3) was without one of its top .all-arounders, but that didn't stop the Beavers from recording their third upset of a Top-10 team this year...This time, the Beavers defeated No. 3 Utah 196.900-196.325...All-American Tanya Ricioli did not compete because of illness, but those who did compete stepped up and hit 23 of 24 routines to lead the Beavers to their second highest score of the year and their first win over the Utes since 1999...Lindsay Nelson responded with the best meet of her career, tying for first in the all-around with a career-high 39.575, which tied the eighth best all-around score in OSU history...Nelson placed second on vault with a career-high tying 9.925, and she set a career-high on bars with a 9.925 to tie for third...She also added a 9.875 on floor and a 9.850 on beam...Elizabeth Jillson won bars for the third week in a row, tying her career-high of 9.950...Jillson and Nelson led a Beaver bar team that finished with a school record 49.500...This week OREGON STATE travels to WASHINGTON for a meet with Boise State and Sacramento State on Friday, February 28.

STANFORD - No. 8 STANFORD (8-2-1, 3-1-1) beat ARIZONA STATE 197.200-196.850 on Friday night...Junior Lise L�veill� posted a career-high score on the all-around (39.725) to help the Cardinal to its eighth win of the season...The Cardinal jumped out to an early lead by posting four 9.900's on the vault as Kendall Beck, Natalie Foley, L�veill� and Glyn Sweets each tied for first place...The team's 49.450 is a season-high score for the Cardinal on the vault...Led by 9.950's by L�veill� and Lindsay Wing who won beam...This week STANFORD travel to the desert to face ARIZONA next Friday, February 28.

UCLA - NO. 1 UCLA (9-1-1, 4-1-1) defeated ARIZONA 197.400-195.275...Led by junior Jamie Dantzscher who scored a perfect 10 on the floor exercise, and senior Onnie Willis won the all-around with a 39.625...On vault junior Jeanette Antolin led the Bruins with a 9.950 to earn first place honors, while Willis tied for second with a 9.925...On balance beam, the Bruins continued their consistency, scoring 49.250, freshman Kate Richardson led UCLA with a 9.925 good for first place, while Dantzscher added a 9.875 good for second place...The Bruins swept the top 3 placings in the all-around (Willis, Dantzscher, and Antolin respectively)...This week the Bruins take a break but will return to action on Friday, March 7, when they will be travel to face Michigan.

WASHINGTON - No. 12 WASHINGTON (194.850) finished second in a three-way meet at CALIFORNIA (196.475) that included Sacramento State (189.775)...WASHINGTON (9-5, 2-3) was led by sophomore Carly Dockendorf who scored 9.900 on floor exercise to tie for first place...Kim Lewis was second on bars with a score of 9.875 and Stacy Wong turned in a third-place showing on vault with a 9.900...On Sunday after a dismal effort at CALIFORNIA, the Huskies turned in a much better performance in their second-place showing at Nebraska's Masters Classic the Nebraska won the meet with 198.025, while the Huskies were second at 196.725, LSU (196.025) and Kent State (192.900)...Led by sophomore Dockendorf who tied for first on bars with a score of 9.950, this equaled her career high on the event and marked the third time this season she has hit for that score...Dockenforf also placed third on floor (9.900) and tied for third in the all-around (39.400) during the meet...Wong finished second on beam at 9.950, marking the third time this season she has reached that score...WASHINGTON returns home Friday, February 28 for a four-way meet that includes OREGON STATE, Boise State and Sacramento State, this meet marks their sixth ranked opponent this season.


Gymnast of the Week: Lindsay Nelson

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Lindsay Nelson of OREGON STATE has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for February 16-22.Nelson won her first career all-around title last week to lead the Beavers to a 196.900-196.325 upset win over No. 3 Utah. She won the all-around with a career-high 39.575, the highest score by a Beaver all-arounder this year. She also, led the Beavers with a career-high-tying 9.925 on vault, the best score for an OSU vaulter this year. She added a career-high 9.925 on bars as she helped the Beavers set a school record of 49.500 as a team on that event (the old mark was a 49.475 at the 1999 Pac-10 Championships). With her 9.925 on bars, she's now scored a 9.90 on every event at least once in her career. Nelson rounded out the night with a 9.85 on beam and a season-high 9.875 on floor.

Nelson's previous best was a 39.325 at Stanford earlier this year. OSU's win against the Utes was its third against a top six team this year. The Beavers defeated perennial power Utah for the just the sixth time in 34 meetings and the first time since 1999. The 196.900 was the sixth best score in OSU history.

Also Nominated: My-Lan Dodd, CALIFORNIA; Lise L�veill�, STANFORD; Onnie Willis, UCLA

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