This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
March 3, 2010
Friday, March 5
WASHINGTON at No. 21 ARIZONA, 7 p.m. MT
Central Michigan at No. 23 ARIZONA STATE, 7:30 p.m. MT
CALIFORNIA/No. 7 STANFORD at San Jose State, 7 p.m. PT
No. 6 OREGON STATE at No. 10 LSU, 7 p.m. CT
Saturday, March 6
No. 3 UCLA a No. 5 Georgia, 4 p.m. ET
All times are local to site
Rankings from GymInfo as of March 1
At the Master’s Classic, the Wildcats (194.75) were able to beat a pair of ranked opponents in No. 18 Denver (194.175) and No. 25 West Virginia (192.975), but fell to host No. 11 Nebraska (196.425). SR Sarah Tomczyk paced the Gymcats by placing third in the all-around (39.25). She scored a 9.850 on vault and on bars to tie for first in both events.
Despite falling to No. 6 Oregon State, 196.925-194-65, JR Mary Atkinson managed to win the all-around with a 39.225. Atkinson won the floor title with a 9.9, landing all three of her passes, including a first-pass double Arabian. The 9.9 tied a personal best on floor.
The Golden Bears finished fourth in their quad-meet finishing behind No. 7 Stanford (196.525), North Carolina (192.975) and Eastern Michigan (190.125). With FR Madisyn O’Brien competing in just one event due to a sprained ankle, JR Avery Gee posted her season-best in the all-around with a 38.35.
After dropping their first match of the season last week, the Beavers rebounded by defeating No. 23 Arizona State, 196.925-194.65. The team score was a season high and the fourth-highest road score in OSU history. For the fourth-straight week, the Beavers did not count a fall. FR Makayla Stambaugh won the individual bars title with a career-high 9.925.
SR Allyse Ishino earned her first-career collegiate all-around (39.425) victory during the Cardinal’s quad-meet win over North Carolina (192.975), Eastern Michigan (190.125) and California (188.825). Ishino won the bars (9.875) and beam (9.825), and set a personal best on floor (9.875). SO Nicole Pechanec posted a 9.925 to win the floor. Pechanec has scored at least a 9.9 in four of her past six meets on the floor.
SO Vanessa Zamarripa earned her fourth-career Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors after recording a perfect 10 on vault in the Bruins’ (197.25) tri-meet victory over Cal State Fullerton (191.75) and Utah State (188.7). It was the first perfect score for Zamarripa this season and fourth in her career. She has now scored 9.9 or greater on 18 of her 29 routines across all apparatuses. SO Tauny Frattone won her first-career all-around (39.325) title. Frattone had career-bests on bars (9.825), beam (9.775) and floor (9.9). The team score was the best road score in five years.
In their final home meet of the 2010 season, the Huskies (194.1) defeated Seattle Pacific (188.275), but fell to No. 8 Arkansas (196.075). JR Samantha Walior recorded a career-high 9.9 on bars to capture the individual title. Walior won her third event of the season and equaled the Huskies best individual score this season.