This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
Feb. 17, 2010
Friday, February 19
No. 21 ARIZONA at No. 1 Alabama, 7:30 p.m. CT
No. 8 STANFORD at No. 24 ARIZONA STATE, 7:30 p.m. MT
CALIFORNIA at No. 23 WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. PT
Sunday, February 21
No. 3 OREGON STATE at No. 9 UCLA, 2 p.m. PT
All times are local to site
Rankings from GymInfo as of Feb. 15
The Wildcats fell to No. 7 Oregon State, 196.725-194.675, but improved on their team score by over eight tenths from the previous meet. Over the weekend, SR Sarah Tomczyk led the way for the Gymcats who scored a team-high 9.875 on floor and 9.8 on bars, earning third in the all-around with a score of 39.125.
The Sun Devils used their best road score of the season to pick up their second win of the year by defeating No. 23 Washington, 195.65-195.425. JR Mary Atkinson and SO Stephanie Hangartner finished first and second with scores of 39.175 and 38.875, respectively. Atkinson ranks 13th in the NCAA on vault with an average score of 9.867.
Coming off their bye week, the Golden Bears travel to the North Pacific to take on No. 23 Washington for what is the first of five-straight matches on the road. Two weeks ago, FR Madisyn O’Brien recorded two career-highs, a 9.775 on vault and 9.625 on floor.
The Beavers improved to 9-0 by defeating No. 21 Arizona, 196.725-194.675. In this week’s rankings, OSU is ranked No. 3, which is the highest ranking since March 30, 1992 when it was also ranked third. SR Mandi Rodriguez ranks in the top 10 in three events including, No. 5 vault (9.888), third on floor (9.9) and ninth in the all-around (39.308). SO Leslie Mak leads the nation on bars with an average score of (9.925), while FR Melanie Jones ranks third on the floor with a score of 9.9.
SR Carly Janiga shared first-place on the floor with a 9.9 and took second in the all-around as the Cardinal had the depth to upset then-No. 5 UCLA, 195.975-195.625. Team Captain SR Allyse Ishino competed on the floor for the first time in her career earning a score of 9.8. She also completed in her first-collegiate all-around and posted a score of 39.1, good for fourth place. FR Nicole Dayton scored a personal best with a 9.825 on vault.
Despite dropping their match to No. 8 Stanford, 195.975-195.625, the Bruins swept the Pac-10 weekly honors when SO Vanessa Zamarripa was named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week and SR Anna Li garned Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week. Zamarripa won the all-around (39.55), beam (9.9) and floor (9.9), and was second on bars (9.95). Her performance on bars tied a career-high. Li was shy of perfection on bars, scoring a career-high tying 9.975. Li’s score helped the Bruins record an event total of 49.55 on bars, the highest score in the nation to date and the ninth-highest score of the apparatus in UCLA history.
The Huskies recorded a season-high score of 195.425, but it was not enough, as the GymDawgs fell No. 24 Arizona State (195.65). JR Samantha Walior won the beam with a score of 9.825. For the fifth-consecutive meet, Walior has led the team on bars, scoring at least 9.8 in four of those meets. SO Ruby Engreitz earned her first-career victory with a score of 9.85 on bars.