Four Pac-12 women's gymnastics teams advance to NCAA championships

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Melissa J. Perenson

Oregon State

The Oregon State Beavers will also be headed back to the NCAA championship after missing it in 2014. A score of 197.625 gave them second place at the Norman regional on Saturday, and sophmore Madeline Gardiner captured the all-around title with a 39.350. Taylor Keeker also helped boost the Beavers' score with a third place finish on the vault.


In Morgantown, Stanford women's gymnastics earned an NCAA bid by finishing second with a score of 197.000. They were led by Taylor Rice, who took second in the vault and third on the floor, and Ivana Hong, who claimed the highest beam score of the meet with a 9.950


The UCLA Bruins are headed back to the NCAA championships after a first-place finish at the Columbus regionals led by senior Samantha Peszek. Peszek brought her best to the meet, finishing first all-around (39.675), first on the beam (9.950), first on the floor (9.925), second on bars, and third on vault (both 9.900).


The reigning Pac-12 champion Utes are headed back to the NCAA championship after finishing second in the Berkeley regional with a score of 196.575. Senior Georgia Dabritz continued her dominance, finishing first or tied for first in all four rotations, giving her a 39.750 and first in the all-around. Corrie Lathrop was also impressive for Utah, finishing second in the all-around at 39.450.


The Wildcats fought hard but fell just short, finishing fourth at the Columbus regional with a score of 195.150. Freshman Madison Cindric finished at 39.025, which tied her for ninth in the all-around. Coming off the heels of being named to the Pac-12 second All-Academic team, Jessie Sisler finished tied for ninth on the floor.

Arizona State

Arizona State's season concluded on Saturday as junior Taylor Allex, who was competing in the Normal regional as an individual, finished 14th all-around with a score of 38.425. Allex's high score came on the vault, where a 9.825 tied her for 19th.


Cal women almost completed the upset before finishing third at the Berkeley regional with a 196.000, the highest score at an NCAA regional in program history. However, freshman Toni Ann Williams earned an individual NCAA championship bid with a strong effort for the Bears. She finished tied for first on the vault with a 9.950, tied for third on the floor, and tied for third all-around.


The Washington Huskies fought hard but also saw their season end after a sixth-place finish at the Ames regional in Iowa. Junior Allison Northey finished 12th all-around with a score of 37.650. Senior McKenzie Fetcher picked up right where she left off at the Pac-12 championship, posting a 9.800 on the beam.

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