This Week In Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics

Feb. 11, 2003

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Conference action continues to heat up as STANFORD is the only unbeaten team in Conference and UCLA tops the charts at No. 1... This week STANFORD tied with UCLA and WASHINGTON beat Seattle Pacific on Friday...UCLA then beat WASHINGTON on Sunday, OREGON STATE upset ARIZONA STATE, CALIFORNIA won a tri-meet, while ARIZONA took third in the Cat Classic...Nationally the Conference has four players ranked in the Top-10 with Jamie Dantzcher of UCLA leading the nation at No. 1...After a stellar weekend performance UCLA climbed back to No. 1, while other Pac-10 teams remained steady ARIZONA STATE, STANFORD, OREGON STATE, ARIZONA STATE and WASHINGTON landed in the No. 7, No. 8, No. 9 No, 13 and No. 14 respectively...This week in Conference match-ups ARIZONA takes a break from Conference and plays host to Utah, CALIFORNIA heads to OREGON STATE, WASHINGTON faces STANFORD, while UCLA heads to the desert to face off with ARIZONA STATE.

Fri., February 14

Utah @ ARIZONA, 7:30 p.m.

Sun., February 16

All times local (meet site) and subject to change

Fri., February 7

WASHINGTON 194.550; Seattle Pacific 189.950
STANFORD 197.450; UCLA 197.450

Sat., February 8
Missouri 195.875; New Hampshire 195.100; ARIZONA 194.575; BYU 192.850

Sun., February 9
CALIFORNIA 196.375; Cal State Fullerton 194.000; Boise State 193.650; UC Davis 187.175
UCLA 198.575; WASHINGTON 194.800


ARIZONA - Sophomore Monica Bisordi tied for a share of the floor title and freshman Abby Pearson won a share of the vault title, as ARIZONA competed in the 23rd Annual Cat Classic...ARIZONA (4-4, 1-2) was edged by Missouri (195.875) and New Hampshire (195.100), but finished ahead of BYU (192.850)...The Wildcats combined for two individual titles and seven Top-five finishes....Led by Bisordi who posted a mark of 9.900 for a share of first place, she also tied for second on bars (9.775) and fifth on beam (9.250)...Jamie Duce tied for second place honors on bars (9.775)...After a first-place vault finish on Friday night, Pearson duplicated her career-high performance by posting another 9.875 on vault to share first-place honors...Pearson, who has become ARIZONA's most consistent gymnast on vault walked away from the Cat Classic with her first two career vault titles...This week ARIZONA plays host to Utah on Friday, February 14.

ARIZONA STATE No. 6 ARIZONA STATE (5-2, 2-2) fell to No. 9 OREGON STATE 196.325-195.750 Friday night at the Gill Coliseum...Junior Maggie Germaine won the all-around title at 39.400, placed second on beam (9.850) and tied for first on the floor (9.925) while Cassidy Vreeke (9.875) tied for first on vault... Freshman Ashley Kelly was third on the all-around(39.175) and senior Ashley Ellsberry was fourth (38.900)...The Sun Devils next meet is Sunday, February 16 when they host No. 1 UCLA.

CALIFORNIA- CALIFORNIA (7-2, 0-2) posted an all-time CALIFORNIA record score in the team competition (196.375) to defeat Cal State Fullerton (194.000), Boise State (193.650) and UC Davis (187.175) on Sunday...The Bears 7-2 start is its best start since the 1996 campaign...The Bears made history tallying two team high scores and several career performances...The Bears got off to a quick start on the vault, tying a season-high mark score of 48.675...Senior tri-captain Janet McKnight took first place with a 9.850...In the second rotation the Bears completed yet another performance for the record books with a mark of 49.250 a season high...Sophomore My-Lan Dodd was nothing short of spectacular, completing a 9.925 on bars for first place and a new career high, she also posted a 39.425 and the all-around which is a career high and a new CALIFORNIA record in the individual all-around competition...Monique Chang finished second with a stellar 9.900 for her career high and Karissa Chock (9.850), Miho Maeda (9.800) and Britani Pittullo (9.775) set season highs...CALIFORNIA heads up to Corvallis to face OREGON STATE on Friday, February 14.

OREGON STATE- OREGON STATE (6-3, 2-3) claimed a share of first on four individual events as the Beavers put together their best score of the year with a 196.325-195.750 victory over No. 6 ARIZONA STATE...Angela Morales and Chrissy Lamun scored career-high 9.925's on floor to tie for first while Tanya Ricioli's career-high of 9.925 on beam gave her first place honors...Elizabeth Jillson scored a 9.900 on bars for the win, and Heather Justus turned in a 9.875 on vault to tie for first...The Beavers started off with a 49.200 on vault tying their season-high, five of the six Beavers performed vaults worth a 10.0, and four scored a 9.800 or better...OREGON STATE had another season-high on bars, finishing with a 49.225 highlighted by Jillson's season-high 9.900... This week OREGON STATE is home against CALIFORNIA on Friday, February 14.

STANFORD- No. 8 STANFORD (7-1-1, 2-0-1) and No. 1 UCLA battled to a 197.450 tie Friday night...Freshman Natalie Foley won the all-around competition, recording the third highest score in school history with a 39.725...The Cardinal freshmen class dominated on vault led by Jessica Louie, Glyn Sweets and Foley who all set career-high marks...Sweets took second with a 9.950, Foley tied for third (9.925) and Louie for seventh (9.850)...STANFORD'S vault score of 49.350 went down as a season-high and the second best in program history...Foley (9.950) and Sweets (9.925) each recorded career-high marks on bars and finished in second and third place, respectively...STANFORD carried its momentum into the final event, and was once again led by Foley's career-high performance of 9.950 on the floor she also won the all-around with a 39.725...The Cardinal will travel to WASHINGTON on Friday, February 14.

UCLA- In its first of two meets in a span of three days, UCLA (7-1-1, 2-1-1) tied No. 8 STANFORD on the road, scoring 197.45 on Friday...Led on bars by Jamie Dantzscher she scored her second perfect 10 of the season...Stanford took a slight lead after rotation two when junior Jeanette Antolin scored the first perfect 10 of her career to pace the Bruins...Other highlights included a 9.925 from Onnie Willis, a 9.900 from Kristin Parker on vault...Foley won the all-around with a score of 39.725...On Sunday UCLA set a new standard of excellence setting a new school record of 198.575 and capturing another Conference win against WASHINGTON 198-575-194.800 on Sunday...The Bruins' score tied for the highest mark ever recorded by an NCAA team...UCLA utilized 10 scores of 9.95 or higher to achieve the mark, with junior Jamie Dantzscher scoring perfect 10's on vault and floor and a 9.975 on bars...Senior Onnie Willis won the all-around with a career-best tying 39.800 she also scored a 9.950 on vault, 9.975 on bars and floor and a 9.900 on beam...UCLA will travel to Conference rival ARIZONA STATE on Sunday, February 16 .

WASHINGTON - Carly Dockendorf and Molly Seaman combined for a three first place finishes on the uneven bars, floor exercise and balance beam as WASHINGTON (5-3, 1-2) defeated Seattle Pacific 194.550-189.950 on Friday...Dockendorf nailed the landing on the uneven bars to earn a career-high 9.950...Seaman capped the night with a 9.775 on floor exercise to win while Stacy Wong took top honors on vault with a score of 9.850...On Sunday they were defeated by No. 1 UCLA 198.575-194.80... The Huskies were led by Emily Pritchard, who was third in the all-around at 39.325, she also tied teammate Dockendorf on bars for a third place finish (9.900)...The Huskies are home this week against STANFORD on Friday, February 14.

Gymnast of the Week: Jamie Dantzscher

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Jamie Dantzscher of UCLA has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for February 2-8. Dantzscher, despite competing on an injured ankle she was 0.025 away from complete perfection this weekend, scoring three perfect 10s and a 9.975 in four routines against two Top 15 nationally-ranked opponents. Dantzscher led UCLA to a school record total of 198.575 against No. 13 Washington on Sunday afternoon. Dantzscher recorded perfect 10s on vault (her first 10 on vault this year) and on floor (her third 10 in four floor routines this year) and just missed out on a 10 on bars, scoring a 9.975 to tie for first place. Dantzscher's 10 on vault helped UCLA achieve a school-record tying team total of 49.7. UCLA's final team score is tied for the highest mark ever scored by in collegiate competition, matching Georgia's score set at the 1998 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships.

On Friday at eighth-ranked Stanford, Dantzscher competed on just one event due to the ankle injury (she had missed the previous week's meet entirely), but she made the most out of her one moment, scoring a perfect 10 on the uneven bars. Her score helped UCLA earn a team total of 197.45, the Bruins' second-highest road score of the season. Dantzscher has been UCLA's most consistent athlete this year, scoring 9.9 or higher in 15 of 17 routines and scoring no lower than 9.825 on any routine. She has compiled six perfect 10s on the year, along with three 9.975s.

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