UCLA Will Start On Bars At Super Six Team Finals

April 18, 2002

Tuscaloosa, Ala. - Two-time defending NCAA champion UCLA will begin Friday night's NCAA Super Six Team Finals on the uneven bars, the event on which the Bruins are ranked No. 1 in the nation. A blind draw was conducted by the NCAA to determine the rotation order.

Following the uneven bars, UCLA moves to beam, a bye and floor and will conclude the meet on vault. The Bruins will have a bye in the final rotation, like they did the previous two years they won the NCAA championship.

Georgia will start the meet on vault. Stanford starts on a bye before bars, Nebraska on beam, Alabama on a bye before floor and Utah on floor.

In the history of the Super Six Finals, three teams have won the NCAA title while starting on bars - Georgia in 1993 and 1998 and Alabama in 1996. No other starting event has produced more champions.

Start order for Saturday's event finals were also determined. On vault, NCAA all-around champion Jamie Dantzscher will be the last competitor. On bars, Doni Thompson, defending champion Yvonne Tousek and 2001 NCAA all-around champion Onnie Willis will be the first three competitors. Dantzscher will again go last. Alyssa Beckerman and Dantzscher are fifth and sixth, respectively, on the balance beam, and Dantzscher and Willis are fourth and sixth, respectively, on floor.

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