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:

Vault
1. Brittney Brabec
2. Natalie Gillan
3. Chelsea Bakken
4. Carly Dockendorf
5. Tacia LaBatte
6. Nikki Waiss

Bars
1. Tacia LaBatte
2. Kelly McDonald
3. Brittney Brabec
4. Raimey Iselin
5. Kim Lewis
6. Carly Dockendorf

Beam
1. Carly Dockendorf
2. Tori Quandt
3. Natalie Gillan or Julie Medeiros
4. Brittney Brabec
5. Kelly McDonald
6. Chelsea Bakken

Floor
1. Raimey Iselin
2. Brittney Brabec
3. Natalie Gillan
4. Tacia LaBatte
5. Chelsea Bakken
6. Carly Dockendorf

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.
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