This Week in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics
Feb. 3, 2010
Friday, February 5
No. 6 UCLA at No. 18 ARIZONA, 7 p.m. MT
“Flip for the Fight” in support of breast cancer awareness
No. 4 Utah at ARIZONA STATE, 7:30 p.m. MT
Sunday, February 7
No. 5 OREGON STATE at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. PT
“Pink Meet” in support of breast cancer awareness
No. 24 WASHINGTON/San Jose State/Sacramento State at No. 8 STANFORD, 2 p.m. PT
All times are local to site
Rankings from GymInfo as of Feb. 1
The Wildcats clinched their second-straight victory by defeating California, 194.7-189.375. FR Molly Quirk won her first-career all-around title with a 39.0. She posted consistent scores on each event, with a 9.725 on vault, a 9.7 on bars, a 9.825 on beam and 9.750 on floor.
The Sun Devils fell to then-No. 7 UCLA, 196.55-193.475. JR Christina Salavec set a career-high 9.75 on the floor against the Bruins. JR Mary Atkinson currently ranks 20th in the NCAA on vault with an average of 9.85 and 10th on the bars with a 9.862.
The Golden Bears dropped their meet to then-No. 20 Arizona, 194.7-189.375. SR Sophia Hocini, a three-time participant in the NCAA Regionals and a 2009 All-Pac-10 second team honoree, will be participating in her final home meet of the season when the Golden Bears host No. 5 Oregon State. Last weekend, FR Stina Olivere set a personal best with a 9.775 on bars.
SR Mandi Rodriguez earned her third-career Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honor after winning the all-around title with a season-high score of 39.75, as the Beavers improved to 7-0 by defeating then-No. 5 Stanford, 196.225-195.775. Nationally, Rodriguez ranks seventh on the vault (9.881), eighth on the floor (9.875) and 10th in the all-around (39.231). OSU has two of the top four ranked gymnasts on bars with SO Leslie Mak (9.925) ranking second and SR Laura-Ann Chong ranks fourth (9.894).
The Cardinal pushed No.5 Oregon State up until rotation before falling, 196.225-195.775. JR Shelley Alexander gave Stanford its only individual victory of the night, scoring a 9.9 to tie for first on the vault. With another strong performance in vault, Alexander ranks eighth in the NCAA with an average of 9.875. SR Carly Janiga continues to be one of the top all-around performers of the season, with an average score of 39.331.
JR Brittani McCullough earned her first-career Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week selection, scoring a season-high 9.925 on the vault against Arizona State. SR Anna Li continues to lead the NCAA on bars with an average score of 9.937. Li also ranks fourth in the all-around with an average of 39.381. SO Eylse Hopfner-Hibbs leads the nation on the floor, averaging of 9.917 and also ranks fifth in the all-around with an average of 39.375.
The Huskies, facing their fourth-straight top 10 ranked opponent, fell to then-No. 3 Utah, 195.85-194.65. UW had a second-place finish on bars by JR Kristen Linton (9.85) and a third-place finish on beam by JR Samantha Wailor (9.85). SO Amanda Cline and JR Karen Cain each set season-highs on vault with Cline recording a 9.525 and Cain posting a 9.55.