California Places Seventh at Pac-10 Championships

March 23, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - The California women's gymnastics team concluded the 2002 season, finishing seventh at the Pac-10 Championships with a score of 189.700, Saturday evening at Maples Pavilion on the Stanford campus.

Two-time defending champion and the nation's current No. 1 squad, UCLA, was crowned conference champions with a 197.625 overall finish.

No. 12 Arizona placed second with a 197.050, followed by 2001 conference champion Stanford in third, No. 14 Oregon State in fourth place with a 196.125, Washington in fifth place at 195.425, No. 16 Arizona State coming in sixth with a 194.125 and California rounding out the group in seventh at 189.700.

Freshman My-Lan Dodd capped off a successful freshman campaign after scoring 38.875 in all-around competition to place 11th overall. Junior Stephanie Kim placed 15th in the all-around with a 36.025.

Freshman Adrienne Garcia and Dodd finished the highest on any event for the Bears as they tied for 19th on the bars with a 9.800.

The Bruins captured the overall team title in every event with the exception of the vault, which Arizona claimed with a 49.550 tally. UCLA's Onnie Willis (39.625) and Jamie Dantzscher (39.575) finished in first and second place, respectively, in the All-Around to pace the Bruins. Willis also tied for first place on the bars, earned a second place finish in the vault and came in third place on the floor exercise. Dantzscher claimed the top spot on the bars and the floor exercise, while Washington's Emily Pritchard took first place on the vault.

UCLA's Dantzscher was named 2002 Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year, while Stanford's Mandy Delgado and Arizona's Katie Johnson were tabbed Pac-10 Co-Freshmen of the Year. Arizona's Bill Ryden was awarded Pac-10 Coach of the Year.

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