Gymnasts Advance to Super Six
April 22, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -
Carly Janiga finished third in the all-around – the highest all-around finish in Stanford women’s gymnastics history – to lead the Cardinal into the NCAA Super Six finals on Thursday.
Janiga earned three first-team All-American honors at the NCAA team preliminaries at the University of Florida’s O’Connell Center and joined fellow seniors Stephanie Carter, Allyse Ishino, Blair Ryland, and Tenaya West in the only Stanford class to have advanced to the Super Six three times.
Stanford finished with a strong balance beam routine, but had a bye during the sixth and final rotation and had to wait out the conclusion to a tense meet in the locker room before finding out if it had reached the fifth Super Six in Stanford history.
- Ryland scored a collegiate career-high 9.925 with a momentum-changing vault, and earned first-team All-America honors for the first time, advancing with Janiga to Saturday’s Individual Event finals.
- Sophomore Jenny Peter, a former walk-on who was a late-season addition to the uneven bars lineup, produced a big 9.825 score to close out Stanford’s rotation when the team could hardly afford anything less.
- And Ishino, who suffered from flu-like symptoms on Wednesday and did not eat all day, rallied from a rough meet with a strong 9.825 on the balance beam, again producing when Stanford needed it the most.
Janiga advanced to the Individual Event Finals in the vault, bars and beam. She tied for first in the session with bars score of 9.90 and had three other 9.875s to finish with an all-around score of 39.525.
She will finish her career with nine All-America honors, tying her with current volunteer assistant coach Lindsay Wing as the third-most decorated gymnast ever at Stanford. Her five first-team All-America honors tie her with Wing and Natalie Foley as the second-highest in that category in Cardinal history.