Gymnasts Set School Record With 198.45 Team Score, Defeat Eastern Michigan

March 5, 2004

Sophomore Ashley Kelly won her fourth all-around title in a row in leading Arizona State University's 21st-ranked gymnastics team to a 198.45-194.875 win over Eastern Michigan Friday in front of 661 fans at Wells Fargo Arena. ASU's team score of 198.45 was a school record, breaking the old mark of 198.275 set March 21, 2003 versus Kentucky. With the victory ASU ran its record to 9-6.

The story was Kelly, who won her fourth straight all-around title (39.8) in succession and the ninth of her career. Kelly will go for her school record tying fifth in a row next Friday in a meet versus No. 25 Minnesota at ASU. The York, Pa. product has won the title in recent weeks in the UNO's Classic, versus Arizona, in the Masters Classic and against EMU. She also scored her first career 10.0 on balance beam.

On the first rotation, ASU posted a score of 49.475 on vault, led by Kelly, who took first-place with a 9.95. Freshman April Boone recorded a career-high 9.9, tying for second-place with senior Maggie Germaine (tied season-high), freshman Cassandra Jusino and EMU's Leah Hashimoto. It was ASU's second-highest vault score of the season. Eastern Michigan scored 48.725 on vault.

On the second rotation, uneven bars, the Sun Devils were led by Kelly, who tied for first on the event with a 9.925 with junior Kari Muth, Jusino (tied career-high) and sophomore Lauren Powell, who established a career-high. The Sun Devils smashed the school record of 49.525 (2/6/04 vs. Oregon State) with a 49.6. Germaine placed 5th (9.9). EMU scored 48.075, led by Rebecca Fuss (9.825) on bars.

Kelly won her third event on beam, scoring the first 10.0 of her career. It was her third 10.0 of the season. Senior Amber Giorgianni tied a career-high and placed second with a 9.95. Muth set a season-high with a 9.925, finishing third. Powell set a career-high on the event with a 9.9 (fourth-place). ASU set a season-high 49.625 on beam. The Eagles scored a 48.75 on beam.

Women's Gymnastics Meet ResultsArizona State UniversityMeet: ASU vs Eastern Michigan March 5, 2004Location: Wells Fargo Arena (Tempe, AZ) Home MeetAttendance: 661

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Team Results Vault Bars Beam Floor Total

1 Arizona State University 49.475 49.600 49.625 49.750 198.450

2 Eastern Michigan 48.725 48.075 48.750 49.325 194.875

Team Name: Arizona State University Team ResultsHead Coach: John Spini Final*Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AAJada Cox 9.250

9.875

Amber Giorgianni

9.950

Maggie Germaine 9.900 9.900 9.725 10.000 39.525Carla DeMartini 9.825 9.250

Kari Muth

9.925 9.925 10.000

Lauren Powell

9.925 9.900 9.375

Ashley Kelly 9.950 9.925 10.000 9.925 39.800April Boone 9.900

Cassandra Jusino 9.900 9.925 9.850 9.950 39.625Team Totals 49.475 49.600 49.625 49.750 198.450

Team Name: Eastern Michigan Team ResultsHead Coach: Steve Wilce Final*Gymnast Vault Bars Beam Floor AAEmily Koechel 9.625

9.900

Brooke Morari 9.800 9.000

9.950

Jennifer Spindler

9.650

Rebecca Fuss 9.700 9.825 9.625 9.050 38.200Jennifer Charlebois 9.100 9.050

Leah Hashimoto 9.900 9.775 9.875 9.925 39.475Stacey Thomasos 9.700

9.775

Missy Thompson

9.775 9.850

Becky Scannell

9.725

Tara Poche

9.675

Jenika Faes

9.150

Lauren Okray

9.775

Team Totals 48.725 48.075 48.750 49.325 194.875

Vault Results Jump to: Meet Team Bars Beam Floor All Around

1 Ashley Kelly Arizona State University 9.9500

2 Maggie Germaine Arizona State University 9.9000

2 April Boone Arizona State University 9.9000

2 Cassandra Jusino Arizona State University 9.9000

2 Leah Hashimoto Eastern Michigan 9.9000

6 Carla DeMartini Arizona State University 9.8250

7 Brooke Morari Eastern Michigan 9.8000

8 Rebecca Fuss Eastern Michigan 9.7000

8 Stacey Thomasos Eastern Michigan 9.7000

10 Emily Koechel Eastern Michigan 9.6250

11 Jada Cox Arizona State University 9.2500

12 Jennifer Charlebois Eastern Michigan 9.1000

Bars Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Beam Floor All Around

1 Kari Muth Arizona State University 9.925

1 Lauren Powell Arizona State University 9.925

1 Ashley Kelly Arizona State University 9.925

1 Cassandra Jusino Arizona State University 9.925

5 Maggie Germaine Arizona State University 9.900

6 Rebecca Fuss Eastern Michigan 9.825

7 Leah Hashimoto Eastern Michigan 9.775

7 Missy Thompson Eastern Michigan 9.775

9 Jennifer Spindler Eastern Michigan 9.650

10 Carla DeMartini Arizona State University 9.250

11 Jennifer Charlebois Eastern Michigan 9.050

12 Brooke Morari Eastern Michigan 9.000

Beam Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Bars Floor All Around

1 Ashley Kelly Arizona State University 10.000

2 Amber Giorgianni Arizona State University 9.950

3 Kari Muth Arizona State University 9.925

4 Lauren Powell Arizona State University 9.900

5 Leah Hashimoto Eastern Michigan 9.875

6 Cassandra Jusino Arizona State University 9.850

6 Missy Thompson Eastern Michigan 9.850

8 Maggie Germaine Arizona State University 9.725

8 Becky Scannell Eastern Michigan 9.725

10 Tara Poche Eastern Michigan 9.675

11 Rebecca Fuss Eastern Michigan 9.625

12 Jenika Faes Eastern Michigan 9.150

Floor Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Bars Beam All Around

1 Maggie Germaine Arizona State University 10.000

1 Kari Muth Arizona State University 10.000

3 Cassandra Jusino Arizona State University 9.950

3 Brooke Morari Eastern Michigan 9.950

5 Ashley Kelly Arizona State University 9.925

5 Leah Hashimoto Eastern Michigan 9.925

7 Emily Koechel Eastern Michigan 9.900

8 Jada Cox Arizona State University 9.875

9 Stacey Thomasos Eastern Michigan 9.775

9 Lauren Okray Eastern Michigan 9.775

11 Lauren Powell Arizona State University 9.375

12 Rebecca Fuss Eastern Michigan 9.050

All Around Results Jump to: Meet Team Vault Bars Beam Floor

1 Ashley Kelly Arizona State University 39.800

2 Cassandra Jusino Arizona State University 39.625

3 Maggie Germaine Arizona State University 39.525

4 Leah Hashimoto Eastern Michigan 39.475

5 Rebecca Fuss Eastern Michigan 38.200

*Please note that all scores are unofficial until verified at end of meet.

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Muth and Germaine tied for honors on the floor exercise, scoring 10.0's. Muth scored the first 10.0 of her career on any event. Jusino (career-high) and Brooke Morari of EMU tied for third with 9.95's. Kelly and Hashimoto tied for fifth (9.925). ASU's 49.75 on floor was its second-highest in 2004. The Eagles scored a 49.325 on floor.

The Sun Devil's next meet is Friday, March 12 at 7;30 p.m. MT against the No. 25 University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

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