This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics

April 7, 2010

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    The top 18 teams were seeded on a national basis, based on Regional Qualifying Score (RQS). Teams 19-36 were assigned to a regional site based on geographic proximity. The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional site advance to the NCAA Championships, set for April 22-24 in Gainesville, Fla.

    Los Angeles Regional (UCLA host) - No. 3 UCLA; No. 9 Arkansas; No. 17 Iowa State; No. 21 ARIZONA; No. 26 BYU; No. 32 ARIZONA STATE 

    Salt Lake City Regional (Utah host) - No. 4 Florida; No. 10 Utah; No. 16 Auburn; No. 19 Boise State; No. 22 Denver; No. 23 WASHINGTON

    Columbia Regional (Missouri host) - No. 5 Georgia; No. 8 OREGON STATE; No. 15 Missouri; No. 25 Minnesota; No. 30 Iowa; No. 36 North Carolina

    Lexington Regional (Kentucky host) - No. 1 Alabama; No. 12 Nebraska; No. 13 Illinois; No. 20 Kentucky; No. 24 Central Michigan; No. 27 Michigan State

    University Park Regional (Penn State host) - No. 2 Oklahoma; No. 11 LSU; No. 14 Penn State; No. 33 Maryland; No. 34 Ohio State; No. 35 New Hampshire

    Morgantown Regional (West Virginia host) - No. 6 STANFORD; No. 6 Michigan; No. 18 Southern Utah; No. 28 North Carolina State; No. 29 Kent State; No. 31 West Virginia

    PAC-10 NOTES 

    ARIZONA
    Coming off a fourth place finish at the Pac-10 Championships with 195.875 points, the Wildcats head into the regionals for the 24th-straight year in program history. SO Deanna Graham, FR Aubree Cristello and FR Molly Quirk all earned first team All-Pac-10 in the all-around while SR Sarah Tomczyk earned second team honors on vault and bars.  

    ARIZONA STATE
    After finishing seventh at the Pac-10 Championships, the Sun Devils earned their 29th-straight bid to the NCAA Regionals. ASU will be looking to advance to the NCAA Championships for the 20th time in school history. JR Mary Atkinson was named a second team All-Pac-10 honoree in the all-around as well as earning first team All-Academic honors.   

    CALIFORNIA
    The Golden Bears finished their season placing sixth at the Pac-10 Championships with 191.475 points. JR Avery Gee earned second team All-Pac-10 in the all-around. Gee, SR Sophia Hocini, SO Shana Johnson and SO Alexandra Leggitt all earned honorable mention for the Pac-10 All-Academic team. 

    OREGON STATE
    The Beavers head to their 39th-straight NCAA regionals after taking third with 195.95 points at the Pac-10 Championships. FR Makayla Stamabugh became the third gymnast in OSU history to be named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, joining Jami Lanz (2006) and Chelsea Plourde (2004). Head coach Tanya Chaplin was selected as Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the fourth time in year career. SR Laura-Ann Chong claimed the Pac-10 title on the beam with a career-best score of 9.95. 

    STANFORD
    Marking the 27th-consecutive year the Cardinal has qualified for the NCAA regionals, Stanford claimed the No. 1 seed for the Morgantown, W.Va., regional. The Cardinal has won four regional team titles and 34 individual titles in its 33-year history. Stanford placed second at the Pac-10 Championships with 196.55 points. SR Carly Janiga earned All-Pac-10 first team honors in the all-around.  

    UCLA
    The Bruins won their second-straight and 15th overall Pac-10 Championship with a score of 197.35, going 24-for-24 in their performances. The team score was the highest team score at all conference championships in the nation this year. SO Vanessa Zamarripa, who became the sixth sophomore to be named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year, won the all-around and vault titles. JR Brittani McCullough won a share of the floor title and SR Anna Li won her second-straight bars crown, scoring her first perfect 10 of her career. 

    WASHINGTON
     Led by JR Kristen Linton, the Huskies finished fifth at the Pac-10 Championships, earning 193.825 points. Linton placed in the top 10 in two events, including an eighth-place finish on beam with a 9.825 and a ninth-place finish on bars with a 9.8. The GymDawgs are making their fourth-consecutive NCAA appearance. JR Karen Cain, JR Samantha Walior and SO Ruby Engreitz all earned first team All-Pac-10 Academic team honors. 

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