This week in Pac-12 gymnastics
For the second week in a row, seven of eight Pac-12 gymnastics squads are ranked in the Top 25 nationally. #5 UTAH and #21 CALIFORNIA remain undefeated in 2015. The Golden Bears’ 10-0 start is their best in program history. UTAH’s Georgia Dabritz and UCLA’s Samantha Peszek are tied as the No. 1 all-arounders in the nation, each with an all-around average of 39.588. Dabritz is ranked in the top 10 nationally in three events. Peszek and STANFORD’s Elizabeth Price are both ranked in the top 10 nationally in two events.
Pac-12 Gymnasts Lead the Nation: After a competitive meet last Friday, UTAH’s Georgia Dabritz and UCLA’s Samantha Peszek are now tied at No. 1 in the all-around nationally, both with an all-around average of 39.588. Dabritz is also ranked in the top 10 nationally in vault, bars, and floor. Peszek is ranked in the top 10 nationally in bars and beam. OREGON STATE’s Madeline Gardner came in at No. 17 in the national all-around rankings, UTAH’s Tory Wilson is ranked No. 20, and WASHINGTON’s Allison Northey is No. 22.
Golden Bears Still Undefeated: In CALIFORNIA’s home opener this weekend, the #21 Bears moved to 10-0 overall and 2-0 in Pac-12 action, continuing the best start in program history. Their quad meet win this weekend included an upset over #20 Denver. CALIFORNIA will travel to face #15 UCLA this Sunday; the meet will be televised on Pac-12 Networks.
Perfect Price: STANFORD freshman Elizabeth Price earned a perfect 10.0 on the vault Monday night as the Cardinal won their home opener against OREGON STATE with a score of 197.000. This was the first 10.0 scored by any Stanford gymnast in any event since 2007 and the first on vault since 2004. In rankings that came out before her performance against Oregon State, Price was already ranked in the top 10 nationally in vault and bars.
Upcoming Pac-12 Gymnastics Schedule:
Fri., Jan. 30
#17 WASHINGTON at #10 OREGON STATE 7 p.m. PT
with Hamline, Sacramento State
Sat., Jan. 31
#5 UTAH at #18 ARIZONA 4 p.m. MT
#19 STANFORD at ARIZONA STATE 7 p.m. MT
Sun., Feb. 1
#21 CALIFORNIA at #15 UCLA P12N 10 a.m. PT