This Year in Pac-10 Women's Gymnastics

May 3, 2010

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    Host: University of Florida
    Stephen C. O’Connell Center - Gainesville, Fla.


    1) UCLA 197.725
    2) Oklahoma 197.250
    3) Alabama 197.225
    4) Stanford 197.100
    5) Florida 197.000
    6) Utah 196.225


    1) Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA 9.9250
    3) Mandi Rodriguez, OSU 9.8438
    8) Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs, UCLA 9.7813
    9) Blair Ryland, STAN 9.7625
    9) Mary Atkinson, ASU 9.7625
    14) Anna Li, UCLA 9.6688

    1) Carly Janiga, STAN 9.9375
    7) Anna Li, UCLA 9.8750

    2) Carly Janiga, STAN 9.8875

    1) Brittani McCullough, UCLA 9.9375
    7) Vanessa Zamarripa, UCLA 9.8750
    13) Makayla Stambaugh, OSU 9.7375

    PAC-10 NOTES 

    ARIZONA: Competing in her first National Meet, SO Deanna Graham earned a 16th place finish at the NCAA National Gymnastics Championships with an all-around score of 37.925. The Tucson, Ariz., native posted a 9.875 on vault to take 12th place with the 4th highest score in the session. 

    ARIZONA STATE: JR Mary Atkinson became the Sun Devils’ 28th all-time gymnast to earn All-American honors after placing ninth on vault at the NCAA National Gymnastics Championships with a score 9.7625. ASU now has a total of 81 All-Americas all-time. Atkinson reached the finals in vault after tying for third during the preliminaries with a career-high 9.9.  

    CALIFORNIA: JR Avery Gee earned second team All-Pac-10 in the all-around. Gee, SR Sophia Hocini, SO Shana Johnson and SO Alexandra Leggitt all earned honorable mention for the Pac-10 All-Academic team. 

    OREGON STATE: SRs Laura-Ann Chong and Mandi Rodriguez, and FR Makayla Stambuagh each earned All-America status. For Chong and Stambaugh, they become the 35th and 36th OSU gymnasts to be honored. This marked the fourth time in five years that the Beavers have had a freshman earn All-Amercia status (Jen Kesler in 2008, Rodriguez in 2007 and Tasha Smith in 2006). Head coach Tanya Chaplin was selected as Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the fourth time in her career, while Stambaugh earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors. 

    STANFORD: With a score of 9.9375 on bars, SR Carly Janiga capped off her outstanding collegiate gymnastics career with a national championships. For Stanford, it marked the first title since 1998 and the second in school history.  In her career, Janiga has four top-four NCAA finishes and three NCAA Super Six finals in four years, the most for any class in school history. As a team, the Cardinal finished fourth with a score of 197.100. The team score was the first time all season the Cardinal reached that mark.  

    UCLA: The Bruins captured their sixth NCAA Championship and first since 2004 with a team score of 197.725 at the NCAA Gymnastics Championships in Gainesville, Fla. At the championships, UCLA had 11 scores of 9.9 or better, including a 9.95 on floor from SO Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs and a 9.95 on vault from JR Brittani McCullough. SO Vanessa Zamarripa had the highest all-around score of 39.625, followed by SR Anna Li’s 39.575. Zamarripa, Li, Hopfner-Hibbs, McCullough and SO Aisha Gerber all earned All-America honors. Zamarripa became the sixth sophomore in Pac-10 history to be named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year.

    WASHINGTON: JR Kristen Linton and JR Samantha Walior became the first pair of GymDawgs to compete at Nationals since 2003, competing in the floor exercise. Linton finished tied for 21st with a score of 9.900 and Walior finished 38th with a score of 9.525.


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