This Week In Pac-10 Gymastics

Jan. 23, 2002

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A hint of things to come...
Pac-10 gymnastics is going strong. Four teams are on the National top-20 list this week. UCLA leads the Pac-10 in the No. 3 position, followed by No. 6 ARIZONA, No. 14 STANFORD and No. 20 CALIFORNIA. On the four disciplines, eight gymnasts are ranked in the top-10. The Pac-10 should continue to dominate the charts as competition intensifies...This week, Conference competition continues with Stanford and UCLA traveling to the desert for matchups against ARIZONA STATE and ARIZONA, respectively. CALIFORNIA hosts WASHINGTON in its second home meet on Sunday, while OREGON STATE and WASHINGTON take on non-Conference foes.


Fri., January 25
CALIFORNIA @ Seattle Pacific 7:00 p.m.
Brigham Young @ OREGON STATE , 7:00 p.m.
WASHINGTON @ Boise State, 6:00 p.m.
UCLA @ ARIZONA 7:30 p.m.

Sun., January 27

All times local (meet site) and subject to change


Fri., January 18
STANFORD 193.925, WASHINGTON 191.075
Utah 197.150, ARIZONA 196.100
UCLA 192.775, Cal State Fullerton 191.95, Boise State 189.4.

Sun., January 20
UCLA 195.325 , ARIZONA STATE 192.125


UCLA sophomore Jamie Dantzscher has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for January 15-21.

Dantzscher, the 2000 U.S Olympian and two-time All-American scored two perfect 10s on floor this weekend. Against Cal State Fullerton and Boise State, the sophomore sensation set a school record after earning her ninth career 10 on floor Friday night.

Against Arizona State on Sunday, Dantzscher came back with even more intensity... She tied for first in the all-around (39.3), captured first-place on the vault (9.925) and entranced the crowd on the floor for another perfect mark. Her 10 was her second consecutive on that event.

The San Dimas, Calif. native now has 10 career perfect 10s (including seven on floor). Nationally, Dantzscher is ranked first both vault and floor...Her perfect 10.0 scores secures her a first-place position on both events for the entire season.

ALSO NOMINATED: Randi Liljenquist, ARIZONA, Karissa Chock, CALIFORNIA, Jerra Lopez, OREGON STATE


ARIZONA - The No. 7 Arizona Wildcats posted a season-high of 196.100. Despite scoring the fifth-highest team total in school history, the Wildcats fell to the No. 4 Utah Utes (197.150). Arizona also captured season-high team scores on the vault (49.125) and beam (49.325). Seven Wildcats set or tied season- and career-high marks...SR Randi Liljenquist led the Cats with a second-place finish in the all-around. Her season-high marks on bars (9.875) and floor (9.925) enabled her to score 39.550 points...FR Monica Bisordi and Liljenquist both scored 9.90 on beam, good for a second-place tie...On Friday, Arizona returns to the McKale Center to host its first Pac-10 matchup of the year against the No. 2 UCLA Bruins.

ARIZONA STATE - Arizona State fell out of the national rankings after posting its ninth-lowest score in over six seasons (192.125). The Sun Devils lost to UCLA by a 3.2 margin. Four falls on the beam caused a two point deficit as the Sun Devils finished with 47.300, its lowest on that apparatus since 1999...On the floor, FR Ashley Ellsberry and SO Maggie Germaine led the team with a pair of 9.875s. The team tallied a season-high of 49.025 This week, Arizona State looks to return to the ranks and score big against Stanford. The Sun Devils lead the all-time regular season series against Stanford 14-3.

CALIFORNIA - The No. 13 Golden Bears edged out Oregon State, improving to 2-0 on the season. California tallied 193.250 points to the Beavers 193.125. This is only the second time that Cal has beat the Beavers in 26 meetings all-time...SO Karissa Chock was a key performer for the Bears. Chock led the team with Cal's only event win (vault-9.875) and the all-around (39.050)...Unfortunately, the Bears suffered a loss when SO Katreece Stone tore her ACL late Friday night. Stone had posted a 9.775 on the beam, good for second place, before the mishap occurred on the floor...This weekend, Cal heads to the Northwest to face Seattle Pacific and Washington.

OREGON STATE - In spite of a last-minute comeback, the No. 24 Beavers lost to California on Friday night. Oregon State falls to 0-2 on the season...The Beavers were down 145.300-145.800 as they headed into the final rotation. SR Jerra Lopez led the team with 9.800 on beam, followed by SO Elaine Yoder (9.775). Despite tallying 47.825 on that event, OSU fell short by a mere 0.125 points...Lopez finished with two gold (beam, floor) and two silver performances (bars, all-around)...OSU also finished strong on the uneven bars taking the top-three places on that event.

STANFORD - Stanford climbed back to a No. 14 national ranking after a 193.925-191.075 victory over Washington...Stanford's two all-around performers at the meet, SR Katy Herbert and SO Caroline Fluhrer, were impressive. Herbert's composite score of 38.225 earned her second place. Fluhrer won the vault with a 9.875 and came fourth in the all-around competition (37.750) ...Stanford is 1-1 on the season and looks for another win against Arizona State... The Cardinal has won two of the last three meetings against the Sun Devils.

UCLA - The No. 2 ranked Bruins defeated Arizona State 195.325-192-125. The Bruins swept the all-around with JR Onnie Willis and SO Jamie Dantzscher tying for first (39.3), followed by Kristin Parker (39.1)...Dantzscher scored her second consecutive 10 on floor. Her perfect mark increased her school record to 10 overall 10s...UCLA came on strong against Cal State Fullerton and Boise State. Alyssa Beckerman won the beam with a career-high 9.925 while Doni Thompson's 9.85 earned her the gold on the uneven bars.

WASHINGTON - The Huskies dropped to 0-1 against Stanford this Friday. Washington's score of 191.075 took them out of the rankings...Individually, Washington had strong performances from SO Emily Pritchard and Allison Bruce. Pritchard took home her first career all-around win plus a silver and bronze on vault (9.825) and bars (9.700) respectively. Bruce was eager to show her skills after missing the 2001 season to injury. She finished second on the beam with a score of 9.775...Washington will prepare for its home opener against California this Sunday after battling Boise State on Friday Jan, 25.

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