This week in Pac-10 Gymnastics
March 20, 2007
2007 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS
For the third straight week, the Pac-10 has three teams gracing the Top 10 ... The Pac-10 regular season champion will be decided this week when No. 8 UCLA travels to the Bay Area to take on No. 4 STANFORD on Sun., Mar. 25 at 2:00 p.m. ... Reaching its highest ranking of the season, No. 9 OREGON STATE hosts Cal State Fullerton on Fri., Mar. 23 at 7:00 p.m., while both Arizona schools travel to Utah with No. 14 ARIZONA facing BYU ARIZONA STATE takes on No. 5 Utah ... CALIFORNIA will stay local traveling to UC Davis in a quadrangular match-up featuring Sacramento State and San Jose State Fri., Mar. 23 at 7:00 p.m. ... WASHINGTON will finish out its season facing Seattle Pacific Fri., Mar. 23 at 7:00 p.m.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., March 23
ARIZONA at Brigham Young, 7:00 p.m.
ARIZONA STATE at Utah, 7:00 p.m.
CALIFORNIA, at UC Davis w/Sacramento State, San Jose State ,7:00 p.m.
OREGON STATE vs. Cal State Fullerton , 7:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON at Seattle Pacific, 7:00 p.m.
Sun., March 25
STANFORD vs. UCLA, 2:00 p.m.
PAC-10 GYMNAST OF THE WEEK
ARIZONA STATE senior April Boone has been named Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for March 13 - 19 , Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Boone, of Seattle, Wash., won the all-around title with a career-best score of 39.600 on her Senior Night. She scored a 9.900 in every event and placed first in all but one. Boone is currently ranked 39th nationally in the all-around and hopes to continue to move up the rankings this next week against Utah.
The Sun Devils began the meet on vault scoring a 48.800 and Boone kicked off her stellar performance by leading the team with a first-place finish and season-high 9.900. In the second rotation, Arizona State recorded its highest team bars score of the season with a 49.175. Boone added to the night placing first and tying her career-best with a 9.900.
On the third rotation, the Sun Devils recorded their third best beam score of the season with a 49.075. This score contributed to Arizona State's nationally ranking of 22nd on the beam. Boone continued to shine at her final home meet, scoring a 9.900 to place second. Boone is currently ranked 29th nationally on the beam. Finishing off her senior night, Boone scored her fourth 9.900 of the evening on floor to finish first in the event.
The Sun Devils end the regular season at No. 7 Utah on Fri., Mar. 23 at 7:00 p.m. The following week, the Sun Devils host the Pacific-10 Championships at Wells Fargo Arena on Sat., Mar. 31 at 5:00 p.m.
Also Nominated: Karin Wurm, ARIZ; Jessica Kelley, CAL; Jami Lanz, OSU.
Pac-10 Gymnasts of the Week: Jan. 16 - Tasha Schwikert, Jr., UCLA; Jan. 13 - Tasha Schwikert, Jr., UCLA; Jan. 30 - Tabitha Yim, Jr., STAN; Feb. 6 - Carly Janiga, Fr., STAN; Feb. 13 - Nicole Ourada, Soph., STAN; Feb. 20 - Jami Lanz, Soph., OSU; Feb. 27 - Tasha Smith, Soph., OSU; Mar. 6 - Jordan Schwikert, Jr., UCLA; Mar. 13 - Brittney Morgan, Fr., ARIZ; Mar. 20 - April Boone, Sr., ASU.