Women's Gymnastics Closes Historic Season with Annual Banquet

June 7, 2007

Stanford, CA - The No. 5 women's gymnastics team (SWG) closed out a historic 2007 season with their annual awards banquet on Friday, June 1, in the Director's Level of the new Stanford Stadium. The 2007 Cardinal squad turned in the second best season in school history, including a 5th place finish at NCAA National Championships, their third appearance in the elite Super Six team finals in the last six years, 54 of 54 possible routines hit at the Championships, and 13 All American Honors.

Additional season honors included:

• NCAA South Central Regional Champions (3rd reginal title in history)

• Regional Assistant Coach of the year - Chris Swircek

• 3 Regional Champions

• 21-3 win loss record - best record in school history

• Undefeated PAC 10 regular season for the first time in school history

• Pac 10 Uneven Bar Champion - Liz Tricase

• Pac 10 Freshman on the Year - Carly Janiga

• Pac 10 Head Coach of the Year - Kristen Smyth

• 4 - Pac 10 All Conference Team Members (Carly Janiga, Kelly Fee, Nicole Ourada, Tabitha Yim)

• 7 - Pac 10 All Academic Team

• 3 - Pac 10 Gymnast of the week

Starter Award

This is a new award that the coaches decided to give to recognize how important the first person up on an event is in setting the tone and building the confidence for the entire group to follow. This award goes to the lead off person on an event that competed in every meet and had a 100% hit rate.

Bars: Kelly Fee - Season Avg. of 9.827

Beam: Lauren Elmore - Season Avg. of 9.782

Floor: Alex Pintchouk - Season Avg. of 9.815

All American Awards

Blair Ryland: Second Team on Vault

Kelly Fee: First Team on Beam

Liz Tricase: First Team on Vault

Nicole Ourada: First Team on Beam, Second Team on Vault and All Around

Carly Janiga: First Team on Vault, Floor and All Around

Tabitha Yim: First Team on Beam, Floor and All Around and Second Team on Bars

SWG Team Academic AwardAimee Precourt

SWG Most Improved AwardAlex PintchoukLauren Elmore

SWG Most Valuable PlayerCarly Janiga

SWG Most InspirationalAllyse Ishino

SWG Cardinal AwardAimee Precourt

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