Dockendorf Heads to NCAA Championships

April 14, 2004

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- NCAA Championships: Washington junior Carly Dockendorf is the lone Husky gymnast traveling to the 2004 NCAA Women's Gymnastics championships to be held at UCLA's Pauley Pavillion April 15-17. The Huskies failed to qualify to the championships as a team after a disappointing fifth-place finish at the North Central Regional held in Denver, Colo. on April 3. Dockendorf automatically advanced to the championships after she tied for the floor exercise title at the Regional with a 9.900. She will compete during the evening session on Thursday, April 15 and attempt to qualify for the individual event finals to be held on Sunday. The top four individuals from each session in each event (plus ties) from the preliminary team and all-around competition will compete in the individual-event competition.

Regional Recap: Washington placed fifth at the NCAA North Central Regional on April 3 at the University of Denver's Magness Arena. Stanford won the regional and an automatic invitation to the NCAA's with a score of 196.575. Iowa took second place and the other automatic bid with a team score of 195.725. Washington suffered numerous falls on bars and beam en route to a low team score of 194.225. The Huskies scored a 48.725 on vault, 48.250 on bars, 48.725 on beam, and a 48.525 on floor. Dockendorf tied for first on the floor (9.900) and tied for second on bars. Senior Emily Pritchard was the top all-around finisher for the Huskies, placing eighth with a 39.000.

Carly Dockendorf: Dockendorf will compete on the floor with LSU during the evening session of the NCAAs on April 15. She is currently ranked third in the country on the floor. Dockendorf won ten floor titles on the season and has scored more perfect tens (five) than any other Husky gymnast. Two of her five perfect scores came on the floor this season, both at home against Arizona State on Feb. 13 and against Boise State and Seattle Pacific on Mar. 12. In addition to her floor titles this season Dockendorf also won titles in the all-around, vault, and on the bars. She ranks 10th on the all-time Husky event winner list with 27 titles in her three years. One of two Husky gymnasts named to the All Pac-10 team (floor), she placed second in the Pac-10 Championships on the floor (9.975). She was also an honorable mention selection to the Pac-10's All-Academic Team this year. A multi-sport athlete, Dockendorf competed in three indoor track meets during her gymnastics season as a pole-vaulter and will also compete for the track team during the spring.

Team Season Highlights: Here are some of the team highlights from Washington's record-setting 2004 season:
* Washington shattered its school scoring record with a 198.025 in a home meet with Seattle Pacific and Boise State.
* Washington set school records on bars (49.675), beam (49.500), and floor (49.675) in the meet vs. SPU and Boise State.
* Washington tied its all-time beam score (49.500) at the Pac-10 Championships.
* The Huskies defeated top-ranked UCLA (197.225 to 197.100). It was the second win ever by Washington against the Bruins.
*The Huskies scored above 197 in five consecutive meets during the season for the first time in school history.
* Washington opened the season with a 196.450 at the Cancun Invitational, its best season-opening road score ever.
* The Huskies won the Cancun Invitational that included Iowa, Oklahoma and Texas Women's University.
* Washington tied Arizona by recording its best road score (197.300) ever.
* Husky gymnasts scored six 10s during the season. Prior to 2004 there were only 10 perfect scores in the UW's 30-year history.

Individual Season Highlights: Here are some of the individual highlights from Washington's record-setting 2004 season:
* Husky junior Carly Dockendorf scored two 10.000s during the season on floor exercise. She enters the NCAA Regional with five career 10s, the most of gymnast in UW history.
*Sophomore Kelly McDonald notched the first 10 in her career on vault. She became just the third Husky to post a perfect score on vault.
* McDonald tied the school all-around scoring record twice, posting a 39.725 in a pair of meets.
* Emily Pritchard set the school scoring record with a 39.875 in her final home meet as a Husky (SPU/Boise State).
*Pritchard posted a pair of 10s on bars during the year and once on vault. She entered her senior season having never recorded a 10 in a meet.
* Pritchard was named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week after her record-setting score vs. Seattle Pacific and Boise State.
* McDonald was tabbed the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week after scoring 39.725 against Arizona State.
* McDonald and Molly Seaman both tied the school record on beam by scoring 9.975 during meets. It was the only event during the season UW did not post a perfect score.
* Seaman tied for first on beam (9.950) at the Pac-10 Championships.
* Freshmen Chelsea Bakken appeared in every meet during the season and classmate Tori Quandt compted in 11 of 12 events.

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