This Week in Women's Gymnastics (2-5-02)

Feb. 6, 2002

Walnut Creek, Calif. -

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Week Five of Ten: Riding the Midway...

The latter half of competition begins as Pac-10 teams enter week five of competition. Four teams are on the nation's top-20 list. STANFORD moved to No. 7, becoming the top Pac-10 team. ARIZONA, UCLA and ARIZONA STATE follow at No. 9, No. 11, and No. 17...Individually, Pac-10 gymnasts are dominating the ranks. Seven athletes are nationally ranked on the beam, six athletes appear in the vault rankings and five athletes are nationally ranked on floor.


Fri., February 8OREGON STATE, Southern Utah, Cal State Fullerton @ ARIZONA STATE 7:00 p.m. (3)CALIFORNIA @ ARIZONA 7:30 p.m.Utah @ WASHINGTON 7:30 p.m.

Sun., February 10STANFORD @ UCLA, 2:00 p.m.

All times local (meet site) and subject to change


Fri., February 1STANFORD 197.250 ARIZONA 195.175OREGON STATE 194.950 WASHINGTON 193.850

Sun., February 3STANFORD 197.075 Denver 194.500ARIZONA STATE 195.025 CALIFORNIA 191.525


WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Stanford SO Caroline Fluhrer has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for January 29-Feb. 3.

Caroline Fluhrer (Seattle.,Wash.) has been a prominent member of Stanford gymnast program since she arrived at the Farm last year. Against Arizona and Denver this weekend, the returning All-American showcased her exciting, dynamic routines. In Denver, she captured the gold on vault with a 9.90. Her 9.925 on bars and 9.90 on floor earned her second-place on both events...Against the Wildcats, Fluhrer notched a team-high 39.025 in the all-around to place second. Her efforts enabled Stanford to tabulate a season-high team score of 197.250. The Cardinal is 4-1 and ranks No. 7 in the nation. Fluhrer is nationally ranked on the vault. Her average score of 9.831 places her at No. 22.

ALSO NOMINATED: Monica Bisordi, ARIZONA, Rhonda Robinette, ARIZONA STATE, Jerra Lopez, OREGON STATE.Previous Winners: January 22- Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA), January 29-Katie Johnson (ARIZ)


ARIZONA - The No. 9 Arizona Wildcats slipped two spots after a loss to No. 12 Stanford. Despite the loss, the Wildcats posted their fourth-highest team total (195.175)...The Wildcats also claimed the team vault title for the fifth-straight meet. Their score of 49.375 is a team record. SO Andi McCabe led the charge when she vaulted to career-high score of 9.975. Her mark ranks as the second-best in school history...FR Katie Johnson, the highest-ranked Pac-10 gymnast on floor exercise (by average score), claimed her third floor title...Eight Wildcats set or tied season-and career-high marks...This week, the Wildcats host California in the McKale Center.

ARIZONA STATE - The Sun Devils defeated California 195.025-191.525 and posted their second-highest team total of the year...The Sun Devils hit five of six routines on beam for another season-high mark of 48.975. Returning All-American, SO Maggie Germaine, led the team on bars (9.85-1st), vault (9.825-1st) and all-around (38.700-1st)...FR Kari Muth and FR Trisha Dixon both scored 9.8 on beam for a share of second place...Arizona State has won 22 of 24 regular-season match-ups against California since its first meeting in 1979.

CALIFORNIA- The California Bears dropped to 3-2 after a loss to Arizona State on Sunday. During the second rotation, FR Tara Capsuto and FR My-Lan Dodd had strong performances as they rallied to slow the Sun Devils quick start. The freshman duo tied for second-place on bars (9.825)...Despite a gallant effort by the Bears, the Sun Devils took home the title...Unfortunately, key performer SO Karissa Chock joins SO Katreece Stone on the injured list after going down in the final rotation. She had posted a 9.725 on the floor, good for third place, prior to sustaining an ankle injury. Chock is expected to miss six weeks of competition.

OREGON STATE - Oregon State posted its highest score of the season against Washington. The Beavers outscored the Huskies 194.950-193.850...SR Jerra Lopez continued to dazzle the crowds. Her score of 39.175 was her second consecutive career-high performance in as many weeks...FR Therese Videan's vault of 9.825 becomes her first collegiate event title and is the highest vault score by any Beaver this season...Oregon improves to 1-3 on the season. This week, the Beavers head to Tempe where exciting quad-meet action is expected at the annual Uno Classic.

STANFORD - The Cardinal moved up to No. 7 after defeating Denver and Arizona this weekend. Stanford posted back-back scores above 197 points...Against Denver, almost half of the scores posted by Cardinal gymnasts were added to the Pac-10 Top-10 performance list...SR Becky Meldrum posted a gold-winning 9.950 on the bars and SO Caroline Fluhrer dominated on vault (9.900), while SO Lise Leveille was tops on the beam (9.925) and floor (9.925)...Stanford captured its fourth-straight victory and improves to 4-1. Its only loss was at Minnesota in the season opener...Stanford is undefeated in Conference play (3-0) and looks ready to defend its Conference title next month. The Cardinal will host the Pac-10 Championships on March 23.

UCLA - The 11th-ranked Bruins come off a bye weekend and should be well rested to compete at home against No. 7 Stanford on Sunday... The meet will showcase almost half of the 2000 Canadian Olympic squad. SO Yvonne Tousek and FR Michelle Conway square up against former teammate SO Lise Leveille of Stanford. The match-up between the Pac-10 Champion Cardinal and runner-up Bruins will undoubtedly display some great gymnastics...The event will be televised by Fox Sports Net. Check local listings for dates and times.

WASHINGTON -Washington fell to Oregon State and moves to 2-2 on the season...Despite the loss, Husky gymnasts performed well. SO Emily Pritchard won the all-around competition with a season-high 39.325. Scores of 9.825 on the beam and vault earned her two individual titles...Washington won the team title on the balance beam (48.675) but the Beavers led on the other apparatus, winning the meet 194.950-193.850.

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