Boasting a nice blend of youth and experience, the 18th-ranked Stanford women's gymnastics team opens the 2018 season on Monday at 6 p.m. PST by hosting the NorCal Classic at Maples Pavilion. Cal, San Jose State, Sacramento State and UC Davis will also compete.
Heading into her second year at Washington, Madison Copiak already has an All-American honor under her belt, winning it thanks to her bars performance at the NCAA Championships in 2017. Copiak had a high of 9.9 on bars as a freshman and excelled throughout the season, going over 9.8 on the bars at both NCAA Regionals and Nationals.
Malory Rose continued to grow with a new career high during her sophomore year, putting up a 9.875 against Seattle Pacific on the beam. It was one of a number of impressive beam performances from Rose, who built on a freshman year that saw her carve out a role in the GymDawgs' rotation. The Florida native will once again be an integral part of Washington's beam team as the GymDawgs try to work their way into this year's Super Six.
Monica Riley's second year with the GymDawgs was a memorable one. Riley put up a 9.875 on vault to set a new personal best, one of three times the Texan went over 9.8 on vault in 2017. She was a part of the NCAA Nationals lineup for the GymDawgs, helping Washington finish eighth with her performance on vault. Riley also showed her versatility with a 9.8 on the beam against Cal.