Husky Gym Team Opens at Cal-State Fullerton
Jan. 3, 2005
Seattle - The 21st-ranked Washington women's gymnastics team opens its 2005 season in a four-team meet at Cal-State Fullerton on Friday, Jan.7 at 7 p.m. PT. The meet also features 12th-ranked Oregon State and Sacramento State.
The 2005 roster includes eight returning letterwinners and nine newcomers. Last season the Huskies posted a 12-10-1 record and finished fifth at the NCAA North Central Regionals. Senior Carly Dockendorf was the lone Husky to advance to the NCAA Championships last year and finished tied for 24th in the floor.
Dockendorf and freshman Brittney Brabec will compete as All-Arounders for the Huskies, under the direction of 16th-year head coach Bob Levesque, in Fullerton. Besides Brabec, other Huskies expected to make their collegiate debuts will be Natalie Gillan, Raimey Iselin, and Julie Medeiros. Senior Molly Seaman is recovering from clean up surgery on her left knee and is expected to miss two weeks of action.
Washington's next meet will be at ninth-ranked Arizona State on Friday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Wells Fargo Arena. The Huskies first home meet will be on Friday, Jan. 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Bank of America Arena against third-ranked Stanford.
Probable Husky Line-up:
Gym-Info Preseason Coaches PollRank Team Points (1st place votes)1 UCLA 608 (15)2 Georgia 565 (3)3 Stanford 554 (4)4 Alabama 531 (1)5 Utah 530 (2)6 Florida 510 (1)7 Michigan 4798 LSU 4449 Arizona State 38710 Nebraska 38611 Oklahoma 35212 Oregon State 28013 Arizona 26414 Iowa State 25615 North Carolina 24016 Auburn 22117 Iowa 19618 Brigham Young 17819 Penn State 17320 Denver 16021 WASHINGTON 11722 Missouri 10523 West Virginia 9224 Arkansas 9025 California 86Other teams receiving votes:Minnesota, Michigan State, Illinois, Boise State, Utah State, SouthernUtah, NC State, Ohio State, New Hampshire, Kent State, Maryland,Pittsburgh, Illinois-Chicago, Kentucky, San Jose State, Cal-StateFullerton.