Utah women's gymnastics makes Pac-12 history
BERKELEY, Calif. - It was the Red Rocks’ show Saturday as No. 5 Utah women’s gymnastics was crowned conference champion for the first time in school history at the 2014 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Against a top-25 field, the Red Rocks dominated the competition at Haas Pavilion with a team total score of 197.925, tying the seventh-best score in school history.
To solidify its win, Utah came away with four of the five individual championships, highlighted by a two-way tie for first on floor by Georgia Dabritz and Nansy Damianova.
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Tory Wilson won the all-around competition and earned Pac-12 Gymnast of the Year, while Dabritz won all three events she competed in (vault, bars and floor), earning Specialist of the Year. The dynamic coaching duo of Greg and Megan Marsden also shared Coach of the Year honors.
After a disappointing third-place finish at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships, the Red Rocks sought redemption this year, surging ahead from the start to secure the win. Stanford followed for second place with 197.175 and California shocked its comeptition in session II for a third-place finish with 196.550.
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Utah will continue its historic season April 5 at NCAA regionals. The Red Rocks will learn their regional destination Monday in a selection show on NCAA.com.