Final Week Of Regular Season
No. 7 UTAH highlights this week's action as it travels to No. 1 Florida. The Utes leave the friendly confines of the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, where they set a new NCAA attendance record, averaging 14,352 per meet. The meet against the Gators will be Utah's fifth against a top-10 opponent this season. The Utes hope to gain some momentum prior to hosting next week's inaugural Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships.
In other action, No. 18 ARIZONA hosts Air Force, Bridgeport and Utah State. No. 8 OREGON STATE will also be having senior night as the Beavers welcome New Hampshire and Seattle Pacific. No. 25 ARIZONA STATE will be looking to create some momentum heading into the postseason when it travels to No. 17 Denver. In the final Conference meet of the season, No. 24 WASHINGTON will head down to the Bay Area to take on CALIFORNIA.
Friday, March 16
Air Force/ Bridgeport/Utah State at No. 18 ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
New Hampshire/Seattle Pacific at No. 8 OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
No. 7 UTAH at No. 1 Florida, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 17
No. 25 ARIZONA STATE at No. 17 Denver, 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 18
No. 24 WASHINGTON at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m.
All times are local to site.
Rankings from 2012 Preseason Coaches Poll provided by troester.com.
ARIZONA: Arizona will honor its seniors when it hosts Air Force, Bridgeport and Utah State at the McKale Center. Last week, Aubree Cristello won both the vault and all-around competitions, scoring a 9.900 and 39.375, respectively.
ARIZONA STATE: Sophomore Samantha Seaman won her first vault title of the season, scoring a 9.875 against Stanford. Senior Beaté Jones also performed well in her last home meet for the Sun Devils, earning a 39.050 to win the all-around competition.
CALIFORNIA: California scored a season-high 49.025 on the vault despite losing to Boise State 195.875-193.050. Sophomore Dallas Crawford led the Bears on vault with a new career-high of 9.875 to tie for second. Cal also got a strong performance from junior Crystal Paz, who led the squad on the balance beam with a career-high tying 9.800.
OREGON STATE: Oregon State registered its second-highest road total of the year, finishing with 196.325 in its loss to Denver. Olivia Vivian took the uneven bars title by scoring a 9.950. The Beavers will honor each of its seniors prior to the final home meet in which they will host New Hampshire and Seattle Pacific.
STANFORD: Freshman Ivana Hong had her best of meet of the season as she tied for first on the floor with a 9.850 and took second on the balance beam, scoring a 9.900. Nicole Pechanec and Alyssa Brown claimed titles on the uneven bars and balance beam, scoring a 9.950 and 9.925, respectively.
UCLA: UCLA won its top-three matchup over Oklahoma, 197.525-196.475. The Bruins received huge performances from sophomore Samantha Peszek and senior Tauny Frattone. Peszek won the all-around (39.575), beam (9.925) and floor (9.950) with career-high numbers. On the vault, Frattone registered the first perfect 10 of her career. She is the 22nd member of UCLA's 10.0 club and 13th on vault. Peszek and Frattone were named Pac-12 Gymnast and Special Performance of the Week, respectively.
UTAH: Utah fell just short in its final home meet of the season against Nebraska. Sophomore Corrie Lothrop performed well on the balance beam, winning the event with a 9.900. Senior Kyndal Robarts won the vault with a 9.950.
WASHINGTON: Head Coach Joanne Bowers earned her 100th career victory. The win was her 50th as head coach of the Huskies. The Huskies also posted its season-high score of 196.350 on senior night. Junior Lauren Rogers won the bars with a career-high 9.925.