This Week In Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics

April 1, 2003

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THIS WEEKThe Pac-10 Conference Championships offered great gymnastics and thrilling competition...No. 1 UCLA won the Pac-10 crown capturing for the second consecutive year and winning its 11th title overall... The Bruins scored a championship best 198.175 and also took a share of all three Conference Gymnastics Awards...The STANFORD Cardinal took second with a score of 197.700, while ARIZONA STATE took third with a 197.075...Nationally, Pac-10 gymnasts claim 16 Top-25 positions on both the bars and floor, and 20 spots on the vault and beam...With so many nationally recognized gymnasts, Pac-10 teams look for a strong showing in this year's NCAA regional Championships...The Pac-10 Conference Championships will air on April 4, 2003 at 12:00 p.m.


PAC-10 HONOR'S

UCLA'S ONNIE WILLIS NAMED GYMNAST OF THE YEAR

UCLA'S KATE RICHARDSON NAMED FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

CALIFORNIA'S HEAD COACH CARI DUBOIS & UCLA'S VALORIE KONDOS FIELD
NAMED CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Sat., April 12

West Region (University of Washington)
No. 2 Nebraska, No. 11 WASHINGTON, No. 14 LSU, Boise State, Cal State Fullerton, San Jose State

North Central Region (University of Utah)
No. 6 STANFORD, No. 8 Utah, No. 18 CALIFORNIA, No. 20 BYU, Denver, Minnesota

South Central Region (University of Missouri)
No. 1 UCLA, No. 12 OREGON STATE, No. 13 Iowa, No. 19 ARIZONA, Missouri, Illinois-Chicago

Central Region (University of Alabama)
No. 5 Alabama, No. 7 Oklahoma, No.17 Auburn, Kent State, Central Michigan, Michigan State

Northeast Region (University of Michigan)
No. 3 ARIZONA STATE, No. 10 Michigan, No. 15 Iowa State, New Hampshire, Penn State, Pittsburgh

Southeast Region (University of Georgia)
No. 4 Georgia, No. 9 Florida, No. 16 Ohio State, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Maryland

All times local (meet site) and subject to change

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Sat., March 29
1. UCLA 198.175
2. STANFORD 197.700
3. ARIZONA STATE 197.075
4. WASHINGTON 196.750
5. OREGON STATE 196.650
6. ARIZONA 195.950
7. CALIFORNIA 195.925

PAC-10 NOTES

ARIZONA - No. 19 ARIZONA finished in sixth place at the 2003 Pac-10 Conference Championships with a score of 195.950...Individually for the Wildcats, sophomore Monica Bisordi finished with a score of 9.900 on floor to lead ARIZONA in the event and finished with an all-around total of 38.600...Sophomore Jamie Duce posted a team-best 9.875 on bars and freshman Abby Pearson led the Wildcats on vault with a 9.850...ARIZONA was in second place after six rotations, behind first-place WASHINGTON, but fell to sixth place after the seventh and final rotation...ARIZONA will head to Missouri in the South Central Region to face No. 1 UCLA, No. 12 OREGON STATE, No. 13 Iowa, Missouri and Illinois-Chicago on Saturday April 12.

ARIZONA STATE - No. 3 ARIZONA STATE finished third (197.075) at the 2003 Pac-10 Conference Championships...The third-place finish was ASU's best since finishing third in 1999...In the all around Ashley Kelly (39.550) placed sixth...After a first rotation bye, ASU scored a 49.525 on floor, led by Maggie Germaine' s 9.975 (T-3rd)...The 49.525 was the fifth-highest mark on the floor exercise by ASU this year...Kelly and Ellsberry led the way on floor with 9.925's (T-4th)...Next up ARIZONA STATE heads to Michigan in the Northeast Region against No. 10 Michigan, No. 15 Iowa State, New Hampshire, Penn State, Pittsburgh on Saturday April 12.

CALIFORNIA - No. 18 CALIFORNIA finished in seventh place (195.925) at the Pac-10 Conference Championships but took solace in recording several exceptional individual performances and a share of Co-Coach of the Year honors...The 195.925 team score was the seventh highest in school history, but it was not enough to challenge the excellence that the Pac-10 has to offer...Sophomore My-Lan Dodd continued to post impressive scores to lead the Golden Bears, scoring a 39.500 in all-around competition to place 7th overall...Her all-around finish tied her current third-best score in CALIFORNIA history, set earlier this year...Dodd also finished tied for 7th on the bars (9.900), 9th on floor with a career-best 9.925, 11th on beam and tied with teammate Lauren Shipp for 22nd place on the vault...Shipp also added a personal best score on beam (9.875) in a tie for 11th place...On another high note for the Bears head coach Cari DuBois was named Co-Coach of the Year with UCLA coach Valorie Kondos Field ...DuBois becomes only the second coach in school history to earn this award...Next CALIFORNIA heads to Utah in the North Central Region to face No. 6 STANFORD, No. 8 Utah, No. 20 BYU, Denver and Minnesota on Saturday, April 12.

OREGON STATE - Chrissy Lamun and Elizabeth Jillson scored perfect 10's to win the Pac-10 titles on floor and bars, respectively, at the Pac-10 Conference Championships on Saturday...As a team, the No. 11 Beavers finished with a 196.650 to place fifth...The scores were the first perfect marks for both Beavers, Lamun became the third Beaver to score a 10 on floor and the fifth to win the Pac-10 title on the event...Jillson is the fourth OSU gymnast with a 10 on bars and the fifth to win the Pac-10 bars title, this was a great way to end her final Pac-10 meet after placing in the top five on the event at the previous two Conference Championships...Tanya Ricioli tied for fifth on floor with a 9.950, while Lindsay Nelson scored a 9.900 on vault to earn fifth-place honors...Next up the Beavers head to Missouri on Saturday, April 12 to face a couple of old foes in UCLA and ARIZONA along with No. 13 Iowa, Missouri and Illinois-Chicago in the South Central Region.

STANFORD - Junior Lindsay Wing won the balance beam to lead No. 6 STANFORD at the 2003 Pac-10 Conference Championships on Saturday evening, but it was not enough to hold off top-ranked UCLA...The Bruins finished with a final team score of 198.175, while the Cardinal held on for a second place finish with a 197.700...STANFORD got strong performances from Lise L�veill� and Natalie Foley who placed third and fourth, respectively, in the all-around..On beam the Cardinal recorded the highest team score at the championships (49.500)...Wing won the event (9.975), while L�veill� (9.950) and Foley (9.925) tied for second and fourth, respectively...Next up STANFORD heads to Utah in the North Central Region on Saturday, April 12 to face No. 8 Utah, No. 18 CALIFORNIA, No. 20 BYU, Denver and Minnesota

UCLA - Bruin freshman Kate Richardson won the all-around title (39.825), helping No. 1-ranked UCLA capture the team title at the 2003 Pac-10 Conference Championships...UCLA, which finished with a final team score of 198.175 set a new Pac-10 Championship record, and it marks the fourth Pac-10 title in the last five years and the team's 11th overall...There were a total of five perfect 10's on the evening, including two each by UCLA and OREGON STATE...For UCLA, Richardson recorded hers on the floor, while Jeanette Antolin scored hers on the vault...The Bruins competed without junior All-American Jamie Dantzscher, who sat out the meet due to illness. UCLA hardly missed a beat, taking a lead after its first event and never relinquishing it... The Bruins earned a 49.575 on bars in their first rotation, counting four scores of 9.900 or higher...In a vote by the Pac-10 coaches prior to the meet, Onnie Willis was named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year, and Richardson was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year...UCLA head coach Valorie Kondos Field and Cal coach Cari DuBois were named Co-Coaches of the Year...Next up UCLA heads to Missouri in the South Central Region to face No. 12 OREGON STATE, No. 13 Iowa, No. 19 ARIZONA, Missouri and Illinois-Chicago.

WASHINGTON - No. 11 WASHINGTON finished fourth at the Pac-10 Championships with a score of 196.750, which is the fifth best overall mark of the season...The highlight of the meet for WASHINGTON was sophomore Carly Dockendorf 's perfect 10 on bars to tie for first...The 10 marked the third time this year Dockendorf has recorded a perfect score, the previous two times happened on floor exercise...No other Husky gymnast has done it more than once during a season...Dockendorf became only the fourth Husky gymnast to win a Pac-10 at the event championship...Husky freshman Kelly McDonald tied her career high on beam with a 9.900 while junior Tanya Powers tied career highs on vault and beam with 9.900 scores...The huskies will host the West Region on Saturday, April 12 facing No. 2 Nebraska, No. 14 LSU, Boise State, Cal State Fullerton and San Jose State.

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