2007 Women's Gymnastics Wrap-up


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Oregon State, Stanford and UCLA make it to the NCAA Championships; Stanford and UCLA make it to the Super Six.

The Bruins concluded their season with a fourth place finish (196.925) at the NCAA Championship. Junior Tasha Schwikert finished her very successful year placing second (9.9125) on the bars in the individual event championship. Freshman Anna Li also concluded her season placing ninth (9.7875) on the beam in the individual event competition.

Stanford hit all 24 of its routines in the NCAA Team Championship Event to finish 5th (196.825). Five gymnasts advanced to the individual competition. Junior Tabitha Yim competed in both the beam (9.8375) and floor (9.8875) events finishing seventh and tied for eight respectively. Sophomore Nicole Ourada finished tied for third on the beam (9.850), while Kelly Fee finished 11th (9.725). Freshman Carly Janiga competed on the vault (9.450) and beam (9.8875) finishing 15th and tied for eighth.

The eighth-ranked Oregon State gymnastics team came up short in its quest for a Super Six berth finishing 11th overall with a team score of 195.100. Two Beavers qualified for the individual competition. Freshman Mandi Rodriguez, who held the lead in the individual vault finals at the halfway point and finished fifth overall (9.8375) and sophomore Tasha Smith scored one of the highest vault scores of the evening on her first vault before ending 11th overall (9.600).

Arizona junior Karin Wurm tied for 13th place (9.825) on the floor exercise at the NCAA Championship. Senior Jamie Holton concluded a successful career competing in the preliminary competition on April 26 on the beam scoring 9.200. Freshman Brittney Morgan also competed in the all-around NCAA preliminary competition finishing tied for 12th in the second session. Arizona's three individual competitors were the most of any program not competing in the team championships.

Washington Senior Chelsea Bakken ended her career topping 9.725 on all four events and earned the third-highest all-around (38.975) score of her collegiate career to place 26th overall in the all-around at the NCAA Championships.

The Pac-10 finished the season strong receiving 15 first team all-American honors and 11 second team all-American honors.

Pac-10 Gymnasts Named to All-American Team

First Team All-American
Kelly Fee, STAN Beam
Carly Janiga, STAN All-Around, Floor, Vault
Anna Li, UCLA All-Around, Beam
Nicole Ourada, STAN Beam
Mandi Rodriguez, OSU Vault
Tasha Scwikert, UCLA Bars
Tasha Smith, OSU Vault
Liz Tricase, STAN Vault
Karin Wurm, ARIZ Floor
Tabitha Yim, STAN All-Around, Beam, Floor

Second Team All-American
Jami Lanz, OSU Vault
Anna Li, UCLA Bars, Vault
Nicole Ourada, STAN All-Around, Vault
Ashley Peckett, UCLA Vault
Blair Ryland, STAN Vault
Tasha Schwikert, UCLA All-Around, Vault
Karin Wurm, ARIZ All-Around
Tabitha Yim, STAN Bars

Team Results
1. Georgia 197.850
2. Utah 197.250
3. Florida 197.225
4. UCLA 196.925
5. STANFORD 196.825
6. Nebraska 195.975

Vault (champion and Pac-10 competitors
1. Courtney Kupets, Georgia 9.9188
5. Mandi Rodrigurz, OSU 9.8375
11. Tasha Smith, OSU 9.6000
15. Carly Janiga, STAN 9.4500

Uneven Bars (champion and Pac-10 competitors)
1. Terin Humphrey, Alabama 9.9500
2. Tasha Scwikert, UCLA 9.9125

Balance Beam (champion and Pac-10 competitiors)
1. Ashley Postell, Utah 9.9375
3t. Nicole Ourada, STAN 9.8500
7. Tabitha Yim, STAN 9.8375
9. Anna Li, UCLA 9.7875
11. Kelly Fee, STAN 9.7250

Floor (champion and Pac-10 competitors)
1. Morgan Dennis, Alabama 9.9625
8t. Carly Janiga, STAN 9.8875
8t. Tabitha Yim, STAN 9.8875
13t. Karen Wurm, ARIZ 9.8250

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