Gymnasts Complete Successful 2004 Season, Finish 9th
April 28, 2004
Women's Gymnastics (John Spini/24th Year): Finished 9th at the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles, California (UCLA) with a score of 196.325 ... ASU qualified for nationals for the 10th time in the past 14 seasons, including six of the last eight ... compiled a 10-6 regular-season won-loss record, including a 6-1 mark at home in Wells Fargo Arena ...head coach John Spini is one win shy of 300 regular-season victories, sporting a 299-109-2 career regular-season won-loss mark ... ASU began the season ranked as low as No. 24 and was even out of the poll at one time, but moved up to as high as No. 17 to end the campaign ...it was a record-setting year for perfect 10.0 scores as Sun Devils posted 10's 13 times, led by senior Maggie Germaine and sophomore Ashley Kelly with five each while freshman Cassandra Jusino and junior Kari Muth each had one ...in comparison, ASU gymnasts had recorded perfect 10's on 24 occasions during its 28-year history prior to 2004 ... the previous school record was eight 10's (20030 ... ASU set the all-time team high score of 198.45 in a win over Eastern Michigan on March 5 ... the squad also recorded the No. 4 (198.125 vs. Minnesota on 3/12/04) and No. 7 (197.7 vs. Arizona on 2/27/04) all-time team scores in history ... ASU set the all-time event records on uneven bars (49.6 vs. EMU on 3/5/04) and on the floor exercise (49.825 vs. Arizona on 2/27/04) ... Kelly tied for fourth in the all-around competition in the team portion of the NCAA Championships ... her 39.575 was compiled by finishing T-10th on floor (9.90), T-1st on beam (9.9), T-16th on bars (9.875) and T-7th on vault (9.9) ...Kelly was the national champion on beam as an individual at the NCAA's ...she became the ninth Sun Devil to win an individual national title and the fourth to do it on beam ... she is one of the three most decorated gymnasts in ASU history along with Kim Neal and Meagan Wright ... by virtue of her beam performance, she was named a first-team all-American for the first time in her career ... Kelly also was named a first-team all-American in the all-around and a second-team all-American on vault and on the floor exercise ... she tied an ASU school record of five straight all-around titles in a row during the regular season ... Kelly tied her school record all-around score of 39.825 vs. Arizona on 2/27/04 ... a No. 3 seed, finished second at the 2004 NCAA Central Regional Championships in Baton Rouge, La. (LSU), thus earning the NCAA Championships berth ... Kelly placed second in the all-around (39.625) at the NCAA Central Regionals ... Kelly tied for first on vault (9.95), won beam (9.95) and tied third on floor (9.875) ...ASU tied for fourth-place (196.7750 at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships ... defeated the University of Arizona, 197.7-196.225, in Tempe on 2/27/04 ...had one Pac-10 Conference Gymnast of the week (Kelly, 3/8).
All-Pac-10: Ashley Kelly (first-team in all-around and on balance beam)
Attendance: 18,552 total (1,427 avg.); 5,574 for six home dates (929 avg.)