No. 5 Stanford Women's Gymnastics to Host Oregon State and BYU

Feb. 27, 2001

This week's action...The fifth ranked Stanford women's gymnastics team stays on The Farm this weekend with duals against No. 13 Oregon State on Friday and No. 18 Bringham Young on Saturday. Oregon State has top-25 gymnasts in three individual events, while BYU's Kelly Parkinson is ranked fifth in the All-Around (39.295) and places 24th on the vault (9.830). OSU's Katrina Severin holds the second spot on the vault with score of 9.910. The Beavers, the third-ranked team in the West, are 1-5 on the season in duals, and are coming off a loss at Washington on Feb. 25. The Cougars are coming off an impressive win against Missouri on Feb. 16 where they set a new school record with a team score of 196.900.

The Cook File...Stanford head coach Mark Cook is now in his fourth year at the helm of the Cardinal women's gymnastics program. In his first three seasons, Cook has guided Stanford to the 1998 Pac-10 Championship and an appearance in the 1999 NCAA Championships. Cook has produced the Card's first-ever individual National Champion, three Regional Champions and seven All-Americans, while Stanford gymnasts have established nearly every school record under his tenure.

A Cardinal Tint to the National Rankings...Stanford retains the No. 5 spot atop the national rankings for the fourth straight week with a total score of 196.330. The Cardinal is second in the West behind national leader UCLA. The Cardinal have at least one nationally ranked gymnast in all four individual events and the All-Around. Lindsay Wing moves into a tie for second (39.365) in the All-Around after holding the No. 5 spot for the previous two weeks. Wing also claims a tie for ninth on vault (9.865), 10th on the beam (9.860) and 22nd spot for the floor exercise (9.880). Senior Jen Exaltacion grabs No. 5 on the beam (9.870) while Lise L�veill� captures the ninth spot (9.860). Caroline Fluhrer and Robin Phelps are ranked with Wing on the vault, Fluhrer tying for 18th (9.845) and Phelps taking 25th (9.825). Fluhrer also captures the 15th spot on the bars with a 9.885

Arizona Recap...Stanford improved to 9-3 on the season after defeating Pac-10 rival Arizona 196.300-196.200 for its fourth consecutive victory and second conference win of the season. Senior Jen Exaltacion put in another stellar performance, grabbing third place in the All-Around (39.325) and first on the beam (9.925). Freshman Lindsay Wing recorded a career-high score on the vault (9.950) to take first place in the event. Wing also tied for second on the floor exercise (9.900). The Cardinal also finished with three freshman in a four-way tie for third place. Caroline Fluhrer, Shelly Goldberg and Lise L�veill� received a mark of 9.850 to tie with Arizona's Nikki Beyschau for third.

On a Wing and a Prayer...Fan favorite Lindsay Wing continues to improve with every passing week. The freshman sensation secured one of the best all-around scores in school history on Feb. 2 against then 13th-ranked Minnesota. She tallied a 39.265 to win the all-around and place herself fourth on Stanford's all-time list. She also nabbed the title on the floor exercise with a 9.950 - the sixth best score in program history and finished in second place on the beam (9.925). Her record-breaking performance earned her the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week award. She has finished in the top five on individual events 18 times with 12 titles. She has also claimed the All-Around title 3 times.

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