Janiga Wins Pac-10 All-Around Title

March 21, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. -

Complete Team Results in PDF Format From an individual standpoint, Stanford's success at the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Gymnastics Championships on Saturday was more than the Cardinal could have hoped for.

Stanford junior Carly Janiga captured the all-around title, Kristen Smyth was awarded Coach of the Year honors and the Cardinal earned five individual titles.

However, despite nine season bests, Stanford was unable to duplicate its 2008 team championship, scoring 196.525 points to finish third to champion UCLA (196.725) and runner-up Oregon State (196.55) before a crowd of 3,035 at Maples Pavilion.

Janiga not only captured her first all-around title, but repeated as the balance beam winner and earned a share of the uneven bars championship.

Senior teammate Nicole Ourada followed suit with her first two Pac-10 titles, tying for championships on the floor exercise and bars.

Janiga's all-around victory was the second consecutive for Stanford, following Tabitha Yim, who won in 2006 and 2008. Combined with Natalie Foley's first in 2004, Stanford has captured all-around honors four times in the past six years.

For Smyth, it marks her fourth Coach of the Year award in her eight seasons.

The next task for Stanford (17-4) will be the regionals April 4. The Cardinal will learn their destination on Monday.

Further details and comments from Janiga and Smyth will be posted shortly.

Final scores
1, UCLA 196.725; 2, Oregon State 196.55; 3, Stanford 196.525; 4, Washington 194.375; 5, Arizona 194.325; 6, Arizona State 194.0; 7, California 191.75.

Winners and Stanford scores

All-around: 1, Carly Janiga 39.575. Also, Nicole Ourada 39.0.

Stanford 49.35.
Individual: 1, Mandi Rodriguez (Oregon State) 9.95. Also, Shelley Alexander 9.925; Nicole Ourada 9.925; Carly Janiga 9.875; Danielle Ikoma 9.825; Blair Ryland 9.8.

Uneven bars
Stanford 49.275.
Individual: 1, Carly Janiga (Stanford), Nicole Ourada (Stanford), Jen Kesler (Oregon State), Leslie Mak (Oregon State), Anna Li (UCLA), each 9.9. Also, Kelly Fee 9.85; Shelley Alexander 9.825; Allyse Ishino 9.8; Nicole Pechanec 9.675.

Balance beam
Stanford 49.125.
Individual: 1, Carly Janiga (Stanford) 9.95. Also, Allyse Ishino 9.9; Kelly Fee 9.825; Heather Purnell 9.775; Danielle Ikoma 9.675; Nicole Ourada 9.275.

Floor exercise
Stanford 48.775.
Individual: Nicole Ourada (Stanford), Mandi Rodriguez (Oregon State), each 9.9. Also, Shelley Alexander 9.875; Kelly Fee 9.85; Carly Janiga 9.85; Danielle Ikoma 9.3; Nicole Pechanec 9.15.

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