This week in Pac-10 Gymnastics

April 17, 2007

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NCAA Regional action gave some teams heartache, while others were left with nothing but joy. No. 8t UCLA (195.975) captured the Southeast Regional title and No. 5 STANFORD (196.600) captured the South Central Regional title, automatically qualifying the two with a brrth into the NCAA Preliminary competition starting Thurs., April 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah. No. 8t OREGON STATE (196.075) finished second in the South Central Regional, also earning an automatic qualification into the NCAA Preliminaries. No. 15 ARIZONA did not qualify as a team, but is sending three student-athletes to compete as individuals. Senior Jamie Holton will compete on the beam (9.925) while junior Karin Wurm (39.425) and freshman Brittney Morgan (39.275) will compete in the all-around. WASHINGTON senior Chelsea Bakken will also compete in the individual all-around (39.025). Preliminary team and all-around competition will be conducted in two sessions Thurs., April 26 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The top three teams from each session will advance to the Super Six competition Fri., April 27 at 7 p.m. The top four individuals from each session in each event (plus ties) from the preliminary team and all-around competition will compete in the individual-event competition Sat., April 28 at 7 p.m.



FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Carly Janiga, Stanford

CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR: Kristen Smyth, Stanford & Joanne Bowers, Washington


NCAA National Championship
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Team	          Region	 ScoreUtah	        West	        197.325Florida	        Northeast	197.325Georgia	        North Central	197.275Alabama	        Central	        196.700Nebraska	West	        196.675STANFORD	South Central	196.600OREGON STATE	South Central	196.075Michigan	Northeast	196.050UCLA	        Southeast	195.975LSU	        Southeast	195.950Oklahoma 	Central	        195.925Denver	        North Central	195.825

ALL-AROUND INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS:Qualifiers Region ScoreBrandi Personett, Penn State North Central 39.425Janet Anson, Iowa State Central 39.425Karin Wurm, Arizona South Central 39.425Adrianne Perry, Missouri West 39.300Julie Dwyer, Auburn Southeast 39.275Brittney Morgan, Arizona South Central 39.275Rochelle Robinson, Michigan State Central 39.225Janae Cox, West Virginia Southeast 39.100Andrea Arlotta, Pittsburgh Northeast 39.050Chelsea Bakken, Washington West 39.025Katie Burke, Iowa North Central 38.925Casey Jo Magee, Arkansas Northeast 38.800

INDIVIDUAL EVENT QUALIFIERS:Beam Region ScoreJamie Holton, Arizona South Central 9.925Floor Region ScoreAlicia Sacramone, Brown Northeast 9.900Uneven Bars Region ScoreKaylan Clevinger, Ohio State Central 9.900


  • ARIZONA - The Arizona Gymnastics team (196.025) finished third at the NCAA West Regional Competition behind Stanford (196.600) and Oregon State (196.075) ... Junior Karin Wurm led the team, finishing second in the all-around competition (39.425) ,while freshman Brittney Morgan finished tied for fourth in the all-around (39.275) ... Both scored high enough to qualifying for the NCAA Championship as individuals in the all-around ... Senior Jamie Holton also qualified to compete for the individual title, setting a new career high and meet-best beam score (9.925).

  • ARIZONA STATE - Arizona State finished its 2007 season placing fifth at the NCAA South Central Regional competition ... Battling injuries, the Sun Devils were only able to compete five student-athletes in the meet ... Sophomore Nicole Harris led the Sun Devils scoring 39.200 in the all-around and just missing the qualifying mark for the NCAA Championship.

  • CALIFORNIA - California finished up its season hosting the NCAA West Regional Competition ... California (193.900) finished fourth in the competition behind Utah (197.325), Nebraska (196.675), and Missouri (194.300) ... The Bears posted a few career bests, as junior Alli Szutu had a 9.700 on the vault, sophomore Joanna Bennett scored a 9.675 on the vault, sophomore Jessica Kelley tied her career best on the floor (9.775), senior Isabelle Garcia scored a 9.800 on the vault and senior Siobhan Luce scored a 9.700 on the beam, tying career bests.

  • OREGON STATE - The Oregon State gymnastics team battled with Arizona to the last routine ... Sophomore Tasha Smith needed to score a 9.900 or higher in the final floor routine for the Beavers to earn a berth at the NCAA Championship and she performed phenomenally receiving a 9.925 ... The team struggled early in the meet, but finished strongly ... Freshman Brooke Barclay tied her career-best with a 9.900 on beam ... The Beavers compete next at the NCAA Championships hosted by the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, April 26-28.

  • STANFORD - Stanford won the NCAA South Central Regional Championship with a team score of 196.600 ... Junior Tabitha Yim won her third straight regional All Around title with a 39.475 and another uneven bar title with a 9.900 ... Junior Liz Tricase won the vault with a 9.900 ... Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, Carly Janiga turned in a great performance on the floor exercise scoring a 9.900 ... The Cardinal compete next at the NCAA Championships hosted by the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, April 26-28.

  • UCLA - UCLA won the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship edging second-place LSU 195.975-195.950 ... Junior Tasha Schwikert won the all-around for the sixth consecutive meet, scoring 39.525, while freshman Anna Li tied for third with a 39.275 ... Schwikert was named the NCAA West Region Gymnast of the Year for her phenomenal performances this year ... She hopes to continue this consistence of excellence next weekend at the NCAA Championship ... The Bruins compete next at the NCAA Championships hosted by the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, April 26-28.

  • WASHINGTON - Washington finished its season placing fifth in the NCAA West Regional Competition (193.300) ... Senior Chelsea Bakken competed in her first all-around competition since injuring her ankle in January ... Bakken equaled her career-best in the all-around with a 39.025, including marks of 9.750 (vault), 9.700 (bars) and 9.775 (floor) .... That score was good for eighth place overall in the regional field, and was the second-highest score by an athlete not on one of the top-two teams, earning her first-ever NCAA Championships berth, and the first by any Husky gymnast since 2004.
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