This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics

Jan. 30, 2007

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Competition is heating up in the Pac-10. No. 16 ARIZONA upset No. 13 OREGON STATE this week in Pac-10 gymnastics action. No. 6 UCLA had a nail-biting victory over ARIZONA STATE , and No. 4 STANFORD took care of business against WASHINGTON. CALIFORNIA which had a week off to rest and giving them time to prepare for Pac-10 and cross-town rival STANFORD. The Pac-10 has five teams in the Top 25 this week with STANFORD leading the way ranked No. 5, but closely trailed by No. 7 UCLA, with Arizona, Oregon State, and Arizona State ranked No. 15, 16, and 17 respectively. The action is heating up, so make sure not to miss any match.

Fri., Feb. 2
ARIZONA vs. Minnesota, 7:30 p.m.

Sun,. Feb. 4


STANFORD junior Tabitha Yim has been named Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for January 23-29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Yim, a 5'2 junior from Irvine, Calif., recorded three victories this past week to propel No. 4 ranked Stanford over Washington 196.025-193.675 on Fri., Jan. 26 at Bank of America Arena. Competing in her fourth all-around this season, Yim captured her first all-around title posting a score of 39.450, her second highest this season. Helping her all-around score, Yim posted season-best scores on bars (9.950) and floor exercise (9.950), winning both of those events. She finished off the day with a second place finish on vault with a score of 9.825 and a beam score of 9.725.

Stanford is currently ranked fifth in the national standings. The Cardinal will travel across the bay to take on Pac-10 rival California on Sun., Feb. 4 at 2:00 p.m. at Haas Pavilion.

ALSO NOMINATED: Karin Wurm, ARIZ; Mandi Rodriguez, OSU; Jordan Schwikert, UCLA


  • ARIZONA - Arizona's home opener resulted in a convincing win over No. 13 Oregon State on Fri., Jan. 26, 196.325-194.600... Led by junior Karin Wurm's all-around total of 39.300, the Wildcats swept the individual event titles... Arizona bounced back after last week and recorded season-high team scores on the floor (49.150), bars (49.100), and beam (49.075)... The Wildcats will host No. 21 Minnesota on Fri., Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

  • ARIZONA STATE - Despite posting a season-high team score of 195.275, Arizona State lost to No. 6 UCLA who scored 195.725... Senior captain April Boone took second with a season-high 39.350 while fellow senior, Cassandra Jusino placed third with a 39.200... Next week the Sun Devils will make the trip north to Corvallis, Ore. to take on Oregon State Fri., Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m.
  • CALIFORNIA - California did not compete last week. The Bears return home to host Stanford in the Big Meet on Sun., Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. in Haas Pavilion.
  • OREGON STATE - Oregon State showed a solid performance on Friday night against Arizona, but fell a bit short 196.325-194.600... Sophomore Jami Lanz placed second in the all-around with a score of 39.275... Freshman all-arounder Mandi Rodriguez (39.200) posted another career-best score in the all-around, and two other career-high scores on the bars 9.875 and the beam (9.800)... The Beavers return to Gill Coliseum next week to compete against Arizona State Friday at 7 p.m.

  • STANFORD -The Cardinal took care of business at Bank of America Arena as they had a convincing win over Washington on Friday, 196.025-193.675... All-American Tabitha Yim recorded three victories in the all-around (39.450), the bars (9.950) and floor exercise (9.950)... Alex Pintchouk added to Stanford's victory total with a first-place effort on beam, recording a season-best mark of 9.825... Stanford takes on cross-town rival California Fri., Jan. 26 at 2:00 p.m. in Berkeley.

  • UCLA - UCLA improved to 5-2 on the year after a 195.725-195.275 victory at Arizona State... Junior Tasha Schwikert led the Bruins for the fourth consecutive meet, winning the all-around with a 39.450... All-American Jordan Scwikert returned to action after a hamstring injury and led the Bruins on vault with a season-best 9.825... UCLA has a week off, but will return to action on Sat., Feb. 5 as it travel to take on No. 12 Denver.

  • WASHINGTON - Despite sophomore Ashley Houghting earning her 10th vault title of her career (9.900), the Huskies could not pull out a win against No. 4 Stanford on Friday 196.075-193.675. Washington's Chelsea Bakken led the Huskies in the all-around finishing fourth posting a score of 38.800. The Huskies (1-3) will rest next weekend before welcoming No. 16 Arizona to Bank of America Arena on Friday, Feb. 2.
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