This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
Jan. 27, 2010
Friday, January 29
CALIFORNIA at No. 20 ARIZONA, 7 p.m. MT
No. 5 STANFORD/Seattle Pacific at No. 6 OREGON STATE, 7 p.m. PT
(Fifth-Annual Pink Out: To help raise money and awareness for breast and cervical cancer)
Sunday, January 31
ARIZONA STATE at No. 7 UCLA, 2 p.m. PT
All times are local to site
Rankings from GymInfo as of Jan. 25
The Wildcats earned their first victory of the season by defeating Arizona State, 195.675-194.9, in the annual Duel in the Desert. The Gymcats improved their overall score by one point. SR Sarah Tomczky earned career-highs on bars (9.9), vault (9.925) and the all-around (39.45), allowing her to tie for first in the competiton.
The Sun Devils fell to Arizona, 195.675-194.9, but JR Mark Atkinson had a standout performace as she earned four all-time personal bests. Atkinson tallied a new career-high in the all-around (39.45) and scored a near perfect performance on bars with a 9.950. On vault, she scored a career-best 9.9 and earned another personal best with 9.975 on the beam. She currently ranks 13th on vault and 10th on bars in the NCAA.
The Golden Bears finished third in their tri-meet, behind then-No. 1UCLA (194.425) San Jose State (191.950). SR Sophia Hocini finished second in the all-around with a 38.775. Hocini improved her bar score from the previous week, scoring a 9.75. For the second-straight week, FR Nicolette Lew was Cal’s best performer on beam, recording a score of 9.725.
FR Makayla Stambaugh earned her first-career Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honor after snagging four individual titles, including an impressive 39.5 in the all-around as the Beavers improved their record to 5-0 by defeating then-No. 20 Washington, 195.7-192.8. The win over OSU snapped a 12-meet losing streak to the Huskies. Stambaugh set a career-high on the vault with a 9.875, and tied a career-best on bars with a 9.85. SO Leslie Mak ranks second in the country on the bars with an average score of 9.925.
The Cardinal upset the top-ranked Bruins, 196.425-195.825, by talling 14 season bests and seven collegiate career bests. In all, Stanford had eight 9.9 performances and scored season team highs on bars (49.325), floor (49.575) and overall points. FR Ashley Morgan continues her stellar freshman season by scoring a personal-best 9.925 on the floor. Six-time All-American SR Carly Janiga ranks second in the nation in the all-around (39.392), is tied for sixth on bars (9.875) and eighth on the floor (9.892).
SO Vanessa Zamarripa earned her fourth-career Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week selection, scoring a career-high 9.975 on the beam against then-No. 8 Stanford It was the highest score in the nation on the apparatus this year and the highest for a Bruin in the last five years. It ranks fourth on UCLA’s all-time list of beam scores. SR Anna Li continues to lead the NCAA on bars with an average score of 9.942. SO Eylse Hopfner-Hibbs leads the nation on the floor with an average of 9.912. She also ranks third in the all-around with an average of 39.375.
In their first road meet of the season, the Huskies were defeated by then-No. 5 Oregon State, 195.7-192.8. JR Haley Bogart showed her veteran leadership as she tied a season-high on vault with a 9.8 and set a new season-high on the floor with a 9.8. The Huskies host No. 3 Utah this week, marking the fourth-staright opponent ranked in the top 10. They have already faced No. 1 UCLA, No. 5 Oregon State and No. 9 Nebraska.