This Week in Women's Gymnastics...

Feb. 21, 2002

Walnut Creek, Calif. -

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And the race begins as only three more weekends of Pac-10 competition remain...Last week, Pac-10 teams competed with a vengeance. WASHINGTON (196.575) and OREGON STATE (196.475) both tallied season-high team scores...Conference teams continue preparation for the Pac-10 Championships and Regional qualifying meets as they joust for top national position and recognition. Nationally, Stanford remains the Pac-10's top team at No. 7, while No. 10 UCLA,No. 13 ARIZONA, No 16 ARIZONA STATE and No. 19 OREGON STATE round out the top 20.


Fri., February 22WASHINGTON @ ARIZONA, 7:30 p.m.ARIZONA STATE, Ohio State, W. Virginia @ Nebraska, 7:00 p.m.CALIFORNIA @ STANFORD, 7:30 p.m.OREGON STATE @ Cal State Fullerton 7:00 p.m.

Sat., February 23OREGON STATE at UCLA, 7:00 p.m.

All times local (meet site) and subject to change


Fri., February 15WASHINGTON 196.575 ARIZONA STATE 194.800.OREGON STATE 196.475 ARIZONA 195.625.Florida 196.900 STANFORD 195.700,Penn State 195.325, Ill-Chicago 194.175

Sun., February 17

UCLA 194.825 CALIFORNIA 192.825, UC Davis 190.500 UC Santa Barbara 185.500.


WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- Washington's EMILY PRITCHARD has been named Pac-10 gymnast of the week for February 11-19.

Pritchard (Buckley, Wash.) has been hailed the Huskies 'Sophomore Sensation'. Last year, her accomplishments as a freshman was touted as one of the best seasons ever by a Husky gymnast. Pritchard has continued her exceptional performances in her second season.

This week, Pritchard led the Huskies to a surprise win over the No. 17 Arizona State Sun Devils. Washington's season-high team total of 196.575 was spearheaded by Pritchard's career-high total of 39.675. Her all-around score is second on the Pac-10 Top-10 list and is the third-best mark in Husky history...Pritchard also tied a career-high on vault (9.950) and scored 9.925 on the beam. Both scores were good for first place....Pritchard is nationally ranked on the bars where she swings in at No. 11.

ALSO NOMINATED: Randi Liljenquist, ARIZONA, My-Lan Dodd, CALIFORNIA, Annie Campbell, OREGON STATE, Jamie Williams, UCLA.

Previous Winners: Jan. 22- Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA), Jan. 29-Katie Johnson (ARIZ), Feb. 3-Caroline Fluhrer (STAN), Feb. 10 Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA).


ARIZONA - The Wildcats lost to Oregon State, 196.475-195.625. Despite the loss, Arizona posted its second-highest team score of the season. On the beam, Arizona tied with Oregon State with a 48.975. That total is Arizona's second-highest mark of the season on that event...SR Randi Liljenquist was a strong contender for the Wildcats. Liljenquist claimed her second beam title, tying a season-high mark of 9.90...FR Monica Bisordi also tied a season-high when she posted a 39.125 in the all-around, good for third.

ARIZONA STATE - The Sun Devils fell to Washington, 196.575-194.800...Arizona State's best team performance was on the uneven bars where SR Laura Moon and FR Kari Muth scored 9.85 and 9.875 respectively. Their scores enabled the Sun Devils to tie their second-best bar total of the year (49.025)...SO Maggie Germaine earned the Sun Devils highest score of the night posting a 9.90 on the vault...The Sun Devils leave sunny Arizona and head to Lincoln Neb., to compete against No. 5 Nebraska, No. 22 Ohio State, and West Virginia this Saturday.

CALIFORNIA- The Golden Bears finished in second place to No. 10 UCLA as they hosted the University of California Invitational at Haas Pavilion...FR My-Lan Dodd led the Bears to a team tally of 192.825. Dodd won the all-around title (39.075) and tied for third on beam (9.800)...JR. Janet McKnight earned a season-high score of 9.825 with a win on the vault...The Bears head to the Farm to partake in cross-bay competition against Stanford this Friday.

OREGON STATE - Oregon State moves to No. 19 in the national ranks after a win over Arizona. The Beavers overtook the Wildcats 196.475-195.625...The Beavers took the top-three positions on the floor and bars. On floor, SR Jerra Lopez and JR. Annie Campbell led the charge with a tie for first place (9.925)...On bars, JR Elizabeth Jillson's 9.925 garnered the win...The Beavers took home four event wins including one tie on the beam (48.975-tie with Arizona)...The Beavers team total of 196.475 is a season-high mark.

STANFORD - No. 7 Stanford is the Pac-10's highest-ranked team in the national polls...The Cardinal traveled to Gainesville Florida, where they took home the silver. The Cardinal scored 195.700, while Penn State and Illinois-Chicago recorded 195.325 and 194.175 respectively. The host school Florida won the meet with a 196.900...SO Kendall Beck and SR Becky Meldrum were Stanford's top performers. Beck's 9.925 on vault earned second place while Meldrum placed fourth on bars with a 9.900.

UCLA - The Bruins moved up one spot to No. 10 in the nation after winning the University of California Invitational in Berkeley...Several Bruins recorded career-high performances. SO Jamie Williams set three career-high marks on vault (9.525), beam (9.8) and floor (9.825). JR. Doni Thompson's 9.975 on bars was another career-best and tied with teammate SO Jamie Dantzscher for gold...Dantzscher continues on her trail of perfection. Dantzscher scored her fifth consecutive 10.0 on floor. The mark becomes her 13th-perfect 10 of her career...The Bruins now stand at 9-4.

WASHINGTON -Washington defeated 16th ranked Arizona State in Bank of America Arena on Friday. The Huskies score of 196.575 was a season high...SO Emily Pritchard led the charge with a career-high all-around score of 196.475. She captured three golds including wins on vault (9.950) and beam (9.925)...FR Carly Dockendorf won the floor exercise for the second-consecutive week. Her score of 9.950 is her second-highest score on the event...Washington set season-high scores on all five events and won every event.

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