2015 Pac-12 gymnastics year in review
SAN FRANCISCO-- The Pac-12 had a strong year in women’s gymnastics with four teams participating in the NCAA Semifinals and seven of the eight Conference teams being ranked in the top 25 in the nation in the final rankings.
Three of the four individual event national championships went to Pac-12 gymnasts with UTAH’s Georgia Dabritz winning on the bars, UCLA’s Samantha Peszek winning on the beam, and STANFORD’s Elizabeth Price winning on the vault. Peszek also claimed a share of the all-around national title as well. In addition to Dabritz, Price, and Peszek, 14 other Pac-12 gymnasts earned All-America honors at NCAA Championships.
Utah finished a very close second (197.800) in the NCAA Super Six Team Finals and held the No. 3 spot in the final rankings. Stanford also participated in the Super Six, finishing fifth in the nation. OREGON STATE and UCLA were present at the NCAA Semifinals but did not advance to the Super Six.
Utah claimed the 2015 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championship for the second year in a row and the second time since joining the Pac-12. The Utes won the title in front of their home crowd at the Huntsman Center on the campus of the University of Utah.
The Utes recorded a 198.150 to capture first place and UCLA came in second with a total of 197.350, while Stanford took third with a 197.175.
Utah was lead to victory by senior standout Dabritz who won the 2015 All- Around Pac-12 title with a total of 39.775. Dabritz also was part of a three-way tie for first on the floor, tied for second on the beam, tied for second on the bars, and claimed second on the vault. Fellow Utah senior Tory Wilson scored a 10.0 on vault to win the Pac-12 vault title but was later injured during her floor exercise and was unable to finish the meet. Additionally, Utah senior Corrie Lothrop came away with the Pac-12 title on the uneven bars with a score of 9.950.