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March 18, 2009


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EVENT: 2009 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Gymnastics Championship

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 4 p.m. Doors open to the public at 3 p.m.

WHERE: Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif.

HOST: Stanford University


TICKETS: Call 800-STANFORD or visit All seating is general admission. Adult tickets are $8 and discounted tickets of $5 are available for youth, seniors, and students. A pre-purchased group rate of $3/person is also available.


LIVE SCORING: Fans can get up to the minute score updates here.

TELEVISION: The Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics Championships will be televised on a delayed basis by Fox Sports Net. Providing the call will be Jim Watson and 1996 Olympic gold medalist Amanda Borden.Broadcast dates and times are as follows:

Fox Sports Arizona - Sat. 3/28/09 at 2 p.m.

FSN Northwest - Thurs. 3/26/09 at 12 p.m. and Fri. 3/27/09 at 8 p.m.

Fox Sports West - Thurs. 3/26/09 at 12 p.m.

Comcast Bay Area - Sun. 3/29/09 at 6:30 p.m.

PARKING: Parking will be available in the Varsity Lot (Sunken Diamond), Lot #2 (Dirt lot next to the stadium), the Track House, Galvez Lot (Dirt lot at the intersection of Galvez and Campus), and the Maples Lot. No Stanford parking shuttle will run for the competition. Please be advised, two softball games (1:30/3:45 p.m.) and a men's volleyball game (7:00 p.m.) are scheduled for the same date of the gymnastics championships.

Rot.  Bye       Vault      Bye      Bars       Beam    Bye      Floor
1       CAL       STAN    ARIZ     WASH    OSU      UCLA    ASU
2       ASU       CAL      STAN    ARIZ      WASH   OSU     UCLA
3       UCLA     ASU      CAL      STAN     ARIZ     WASH   OSU
4       OSU      UCLA     ASU     CAL       STAN     ARIZ    WASH
5       WASH    OSU     UCLA    ASU       CAL       STAN   ARIZ
6       ARIZ     WASH   OSU     UCLA      ASU       CAL     STAN
7       STAN     ARIZ    WASH   OSU       UCLA     ASU     CAL

    2:30 p.m.    Ticket office opens
    3 p.m.         Maple Pavilion opens to the public
    3:52 p.m.    Team March-In and
                      National Anthem
    4 p.m.         Competition begins

        1. Stanford            197.000
        2. Oregon State     196.550
        3. UCLA                196.200
        4. Arizona             195.725
        5. California          193.400
        6. Washington       193.375
        7. Arizona State    191.925


Five Pac-10 champions return to the weekend's competition: 2007 beam co-champion Anna Li of UCLA; 2007 vault co-champion Ashley Houghting of Washington; 2008 beam co-champions Jami Lanz of Oregon State and Carly Janiga of Stanford; and 2006 and 2008 vault and floor champion Tasha Smith of Oregon State.

Conference awards for Gymnast of the Year, Freshman/Newcomer of the Year and Coach of the Year will be handed out at the conclusion of the Pac-10 Championship meet. Also during this presentation, the recipient of the 2009 Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, presented by Toyo Tires, will be named. Nominees must hold senior standing and be on track to receive a degree, possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and participate in at least 50% of scheduled contests. The Scholar-Athlete of the Year will receive a commemorative award. Toyo Tires will donate $1000 to the scholarship fund of the institution of the winner in recognition of the accomplishments of that Pac-10 student-athlete. All-Conference teams will be announced on Tuesday, March 24.


PAC-10 NOTES (Mar. 10-16):
ARIZONA -  The Wildcats finished second in their first quad meet of the season, falling to No. 15 Penn State but topping Maryland and Yale. Arizona tied a season-high 49.275 and nabbed the event win. Bree Workman tied a career best with her sixth career 9.9, while Colleen Fisher set a career-high 9.875. On bars, four Wildcats scored 9.8s and Fisher again posted an event record. To cap the meet, Arizona won the floor competition (48.975) behind Sarah Tomczyk's 9.875. After returning from injury, Fisher finished third in the meet's all-around with a career-high 39.150.

ARIZONA STATE - The Sun Devils scored a season-high team score of 196.000 and took second place in the UNO's Classic to Nebraska (196.750). Three season-high event totals were bested by the Gym Devils, including vault (49.1), beam (49.350), and floor (49.075). Beaté Jones led the squad on vault in career-best fashion, winning the event with a 9.925. The Sun Devils swept the beam podium: Tiana Jean posted a career-high 9.950, Nicole Harris tied her season best of 9.925, and Jones matched her season record of 9.9. Three ASU gymnasts set or tied season performances on floor.

CALIFORNIA - The Bears earned their first two wins of the season when they defeated Seattle Pacific and UC Davis at the Sacramento State quad meet. California earned its top score of the season (191.975), an improvement of over five points from its opening meet mark of 186.650. The Bears posted a season-best score on bars (47.950). Their strongest event proved to be floor, on which they earned a 48.325. Three performances merited scores above 9.8: Avery Gee's floor exercise (9.825, second), and Bridgette Glass's bar (9.825, second) and beam (9.875, first) routines. Freshman Alex Leggitt tied her career mark on vault, scoring a 9.675.

OREGON STATE - The Beavers came up short to No. 13 Missouri on Friday in Columbia, 196.425-195.950. In addition to the loss, the Beavers suffered three minor injuries: Brooke Barclay scratched vault but still scored 9.8 on beam, Whitney Watson mislanded her vault, and Jen Kesler aggravated her ankle on the beam dismount. Oregon State went 23-for-24 and the Beavers finished the meet on beam with a strong performance and a team score of 49.350. Mandi Rodriguez scored a career-best 9.875 during the rotation. Leslie Mak continued her recent success with a 9.9 on bars and tied her career high on the beam with a 9.925.

STANFORD - The Cardinal took a break from action to prepare to defend their Pacific-10 Conference championship on March 21 at Maples Pavilion.

UCLA - A season-high floor set gave the Bruins a come-from-behind win over Nebraska, 196.625-195.85, in their regular season finale. UCLA had two falls on beam and scored just 48.375, dropping behind Nebraska by 0.65. But on floor the team unleashed a season-high 49.575, its highest floor score in three years and the ninth-highest in school history. Mizuki Sato started with a 9.85, and Vanessa Zamarripa, Ariana Berlin, and Aisha Gerber followed with three-straight 9.925s, which were career-bests for all three. Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs hit for a career-high 9.95, and Brittani McCullough closed it out with a 9.85.

WASHINGTON - The GymDawgs won the vault and the bars in two strong rotations, but fell to the No. 33 Denver Pioneers on Senior Day on Sunday. Freshman Amanda Cline earned her first event title of the season on vault in career-best fashion (9.875) and Samantha Walior picked up her first title on uneven bars (9.875) to lift the Huskies to wins on those two events. Haley Bogart and Walior also tied for first (9.850) on beam, but the GymDawgs were unable to win the event as a team. Ruby Engreitz recorded personal bests on both vault (9.8) and floor (9.625).

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