Janiga Second at NCAA's
April 18, 2009
LINCOLN, Neb. - Stanford junior Carly Janiga scored a 9.9125 on the uneven bars to place second at the NCAA Individual Event Finals on Saturday at the Bob Devaney Athletic Center.
It marked the highest finish ever by a Stanford gymnast in that event and marked the school's best finish in any event since 2001.
Janiga finished behind only Courtney Kupets, the 2004 Olympic bronze medalist in that event and a three-time NCAA all-around champion for Georgia. Kupets scored a 9.95.
In addition, teammate Nicole Ourada placed 10th, scoring 9.8125 to give Stanford two top-10 finishers on bars in the same year for the second time in school history and first since 2004.
The routine marked the final collegiate performance for Ourada, whose seven All-America selections are the fourth-highest total in school history.
Further details, including comments from each Stanford competitor, will be posted shortly on gostanford.com.