This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics

March 4, 2003

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Countdown to the big Showdown

Pac-10 teams are fired up and preparing for the national competition this week...WASHINGTON upset OREGON STATE in a four-way meet, while STANFORD beat ARIZONA...Despite a week off of competition UCLA topped all of the team and individual national charts...Nationally, the Conference has five gymnasts ranked in the individual Top-10 with freshman Kate Richardson at No. 1, Onnie Willis, Maggie Germaine, Lise L�veill� and Ashley Kelly are at No. 2, No. 4 and tied for No. 8 respectively...For the second week in a row the Conference has all seven teams ranked in the national Top-25 with CALIFORNIA moving up to No. 22 and ARIZONA STATE moving up to No. 2...The remaining Conference teams UCLA, STANFORD, OREGON STATE, WASHINGTON and, ARIZONA remained steady at No.1, No. 8, No. 9, No. 12, and No. 18...This week look for exciting match-ups as UCLA heads to No. 10 Michigan and WASHINGTON faces No. 5 Utah.

Fri., March 7
Boise State @ ARIZONA STATE, 7:30 p.m.
Denver, Seattle Pacific @ OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
STANFORD @ San Jose State, 7 p.m.
UCLA @ Michigan, 5:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON @ Utah, 6 p.m.

All times local (meet site) and subject to change

Fri., February 28
ARIZONA STATE 197.825; CALIFORNIA 196.100; Rutgers 193.125
STANFORD 196.950; ARIZONA 196.850
WASHINGTON 197.050; OREGON STATE 196.475; Boise State 194.575; Sacramento State 191.775


ARIZONA - No. 18 ARIZONA (4-7, 1-4) dropped a close home meet to STANFORD, 196.850-196.950 on Friday...However, the loss had some positives as ARIZONA enjoyed a record-breaking meet, winning three team events with season-highs on bars (49.375), beam (49.275) and floor (49.500)...ARIZONA's mark of 49.375 on bars stands as the fourth-best score in school history, and its marks of 49.275 on beam and 49.500 on floor are second all-time...Led by their sophomore class, Monica Bisordi had a career night tying for first-place honors in the all-around with a career-high 39.600. a career-high 9.925...Bisordi also finished second on floor with a personal-best 9.950 and third on bars with a career-high 9.925...Sophomore Jamie Duce had her best-career performance as a Wildcat, scoring personal bests in each event...Duce finished third on beam (9.900), tied for third on floor (9.900), finished fourth in the all-around (39.300) and placed fourth on bars (9.900), she also chipped in a career-high 9.600 on vault...Sophomore Katie Johnson tied a career-high mark of 9.975 on floor to win her second floor title of the season...Next ARIZONA will travel to the Bay Area to take on CALIFORNIA on Friday, March 7.

ARIZONA STATE - Led by Ashley Kelly's victory (a career-high 39.750) in the all-around competition, No. 2 Sun Devil's (6-4, 3-4) won the UNO Classic with a score of 197.825, defeating CALIFORNIA (196.100) and Rutgers (193.125)...Maggie Germaine tied for first on the vault with a career-high score of 9.950 while Cassidy Vreeke placed third ( 9.925) and tied a career high...Ashley Ellsberry placed first on the uneven bars with a career-high( 9.975), while teammate Kelly took second (9.95, tied career-high)...On beam, Ellsberry, Germaine (received a 10 from one judge), and Kelly (tied career-high)tied for first-place with 9.950's...ARIZONA STATE's beam score of 49.675 was its second-best score this year... Ellsberry also won the floor exercise, scoring a career-high 9.975...The Sun Devils return to action Friday, March 7 as they play host to Boise State.

CALIFORNIA - No. 22 CALIFORNIA (10-4, 1-4) completed another historic performance at the UNO Classic...The Bears finished in second-place behind ARIZONA STATE (197.825), but claimed its third highest ever team score (196.100) to finish ahead of Rutgers (193.125)...The Bears finished in second place in all four events, but still managed to claim some personal victories...Individually, sophomore My-Lan Dodd recorded another career night, claiming two career-high marks and tying three...Dodd finished second in the all-around scoring a 39.675 which not only shattered her previous career-high mark of 39.500, but places her in sole possession of the best score at Cal all-time...Additionally, Dodd's first-place finish on vault (9.950) set a career high and tied her for the Cal record...On beam, sophomore Miho Maeda placed herself in the record books, claiming a share of first-place (9.950) while beating her previous best mark and setting a new school record...CALIFORNIA returns to action Friday, March 7, as it hosts ARIZONA.

OREGON STATE - Lindsay Nelson (39.475) won the all-around for the second meet in a row as No. 9 OREGON STATE (10-4, 3-4) posted a 196.475 to place second behind WASHINGTON (197.050), but ahead of Boise State (194.575) and Sacramento State (191.775)...Nelson, Tanya Ricioli and Elizabeth Jillson all finished second with scores of 9.925 on three different individual events...Nelson matched her career-high of 9.925 on vault, and Ricioli's 9.925 on beam also matched her personal best on that event, Jillson rounded out the second place performance with a 9.925 of her own on bars...Th�r�se Videan kicked the meet off with a career-high 9.825 on bars in OSU's first routine of the night, and the built on that performance as they went on to capture the win...This week the Beavers take a break from Conference and play host to Denver and Seattle Pacific on Friday, March 7.

STANFORD - No. 8 STANFORD (9-2-1, 4-1-1) captured a big win over ARIZONA 196.950-196.850, on Friday night...STANFORD jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, in the first rotation on bars the team posted a 48.925...The Cardinal extended its lead in the second rotation with a school record mark of 49.475 on vault, Natalie Foley and Caroline Fluhrer took the top-two bar places with career-high marks of 9.975 and 9.950 respectively...STANFORD dominated on vault, capturing the top-five spots. Kendall Beck tied her career-high mark with a 9.950 to take first place honors, Foley, Shelly Goldberg and Lise L�veill� all tied for second with a 9.900... Jessica Louie rounded out the top-five with her 9.825 performance...ARIZONA made its run to pass STANFORD in the final rotation, but the Cardinal was able to hold them off by posting a 49.250 on beam in the final rotation...STANFORD returns to the Bay Area when they travel to San Jose State on Friday, March 7.

UCLA - The Bruins (9-1-1, 3-1-1) did not compete this week but they still were busy topping all of the national charts...UCLA holds all of the No. 1 rankings in all team and individual categories...The team holds a RQS of 197.980...The Bruins are also No. 1 in the nation on vault (49.525), bars (9.495), beam (49.575) and floor (49.540)...In the individual rankings, Bruins are No. 1 and No. 2 in the all-around freshman Kate Richardson ranks No. 1 with an RQS of 39.615 just ahead of senior teammate Onnie Willis who has a RQS of 39.59...Richardson is also ranked No. 1 on the balance beam with a 9.97 RQS...Junior Jamie Dantzscher ranks first in the nation on bars (9.975) and floor (9.985) and sixth on vault (9.925)...Jeanette Antolin ranks first on vault with a 9.965 RQS...Willis joins Richardson as the only Bruin ranked in all four events and the all-around, earning Top-10 rankings across the board...Willis ranks second on vault (9.935), fourth on bars (9.905), ninth on beam (9.905) and sixth on floor (9.925)... The Bruins are back in action this week Friday, March 7 in their final road trip of the season against No. 10 Michigan.

WASHINGTON- Sophomore Carly Dockendorf scored a perfect 10 on floor exercise to lead the No. 12 Huskies to a victory in a four-way meet...The Huskies (12-5, 3-3) scored 197.050, the second best total in school history, to upset OREGON STATE (196.475), Boise State (194.575) and Sacramento State (191.775)...Dockendorf's score was the eighth perfect score in UW history and the fifth time it has happened on floor exercise...The Huskies swept all four events led by freshman Kelly McDonald, who had career high scores on vault (9.975) and bars (9.950) to take first place in those events...Husky senior Stacy Wong tied her career high on beam (9.950) to earn first place honors...WASHINGTON set a season high on bars with a score of 49.475 to take the lead in the meet after the second rotation and never looked back...The Huskies get on the road and look to upset No. 5 Utah Friday, March 7, this meeting will mark the eighth ranked opponent WASHINGTON has faced this season.

Gymnast of the Week: Ashley Kelly

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Ashley Kelly of ARIZONA STATE has been named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for February 23- March 1.

Kelly won the all-around competition at the UNO's Classic and helped ASU defeat No. 25 California and Rutgers (197.825-196.100-193.125). She set a career-high with the all-around score of 39.750, which also was the second-best score in school history. Kelly also set a career-high on vault with a 9.900, tied a career-high on bars with a 9.950, tied a career-high on beam with a 9.950 and set a career-high on floor with a 9.950. She tied for first on beam, tied for second on floor and bars and placed fourth on vault. Kelly's score helped ASU record a 197.825, its third-highest team score in school history. Her 9.950 on floor helped ASU set a school record on floor with a score of 49.675.

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