Four Bruins Named To All-Pac-10 Gymnastics Team
April 2, 2002
Walnut Creek, Calif. - UCLA gymnasts Jamie Dantzscher (San Dimas, CA), Onnie Willis (Tacoma, WA) , Doni Thompson (Olympia, WA) and Alyssa Beckerman (Middletown, NJ) were named to the 2002 Pac-10 All-Conference team. Dantzscher and Willis earned two honors apiece. All four Bruins were also selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic team earlier last week.
Dantzscher, a sophomore and member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, was chosen for the second consecutive year on the uneven bars and floor exercise, the two events on which she is ranked No. 1 in the nation. Dantzscher placed first on both bars and floor at the Pac-10 Championships and was selected the 2002 Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year.
Willis, a junior and the defending NCAA all-around co-champion, earned her first career All-Pac-10 honors in the all-around and on vault. Willis captured the Pac-10 all-around title with a 39.625 and placed second on vault with a 9.95.
Thompson, a junior and first-time selection, garnered all-conference acclaim on the uneven bars. She tied with Willis and Dantzscher for first-place on that event at the Pac-10 Championships and is currently ranked No. 4 in the nation.
Beckerman, a sophomore and 2000 U.S. Olympic alternate, earned her first all-conference selection on the balance beam. Beckerman, who ranks seventh nationally on beam, tied for first place at the Pac-10 Championships and leads the Bruins with five individual victories on the event.
UCLA and Arizona tied for the most all-conference honors with six apiece.
All-Conference honors are based on Regional Qualifying Score (50%) and Pac-10 Championship score (50%).
2002 Pac-10 All-Conference Women's Gymnastics Team
All-Around: Onnie Willis (UCLA), Randi Liljenquist (Arizona), Monica Bisordi (Arizona), Emily Pritchard (Washington), Annie Campbell (OSU)
Vault: Onnie Willis (UCLA), Andi McCabe (Arizona), Emily Pritchard (Washington)
Beam: Alyssa Beckerman (UCLA), Lise Leveille (Stanford), Monica Bisordi (Arizona)
Floor: Jamie Dantzscher (UCLA), Randi Liljenquist (Arizona), Katie Johnson (Arizona)