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Scharf Wins All-Around, Gym Devils Fall Short at UCLA

Jan 23, 2021

LOS ANGELES – Sophomore Hannah Scharf won the all-around title as No. 15 Sun Devil Gymnastics fell short in a competitive meet at preseason No. 7 UCLA on Saturday, 196.150 to 195.950.
Notable Stats

  • Arizona State (1-2) came close to taking down the 2019 Pac-12 champion UCLA (1-0) in the Pac-12 opener. The Bruins led the entire meet until partway through the final rotation when the home team's errors on floor gave the Sun Devils the lead. However, UCLA had three scores of 9.900 or better in the back half of their lineup to take the win.
  • Hannah Scharf continues to be a bright spot for the Gym Devils. She took the all-around title with a score of 39.475, scoring a 9.875 on vault, bars and floor, as well as a 9.850 on beam. The vault score was a season high and the bars score tied her career high. This is her third all-around win of her career.
  • The bars squad came to play again today, surpassing a 49.000 event total for the third meet in a row with a 49.150. ASU also scored a 49.100 on beam, the second week in a row earning a 49.000-plus on that event.
  • Freshman Emily White competed in the all-around for the first time, taking third with a 39.150. She earned a career high on beam with 9.850 and matched her best scores on bars (9.850) and floor (9.650).
  • Freshman Jada Mangahas made her collegiate debut on beam, stepping in at the last minute and scoring a 9.775. She also earned a new career best on floor with a 9.850 and on vault with a 9.800.
  • Senior Cairo Leonard-Baker kept up her strong performance on bars, earning a 9.850. She has yet to score below a 9.825 in that event this season.

Arizona State Head Coach Jay Santos
"We came up short today and it's disappointing. We had an opportunity today and we didn't take advantage of it. Bars started us off strong again and I really like how we are swinging right now. I also definitely want to mention how strong the beam squad finished this meet for us; they were fantastic! Floor is where we need to be stronger right now and we have some work to do to clean up some things there. I know what this team is capable of and I want to see them perform that way."

Final Results

  1. UCLA, 196.150
  2. Arizona State, 195.950

Rotation One: Bars, 49.150
The Gym Devils continued their steady presence on bars, surpassing 49.000 for the third week in a row. Scharf led the way by matching her career best with a 9.875. White also tied her career high with a 9.850, a score that Leonard-Baker earned in this rotation as well.

Rotation Two: Vault, 48.975
Scharf led the way in vault as well, scoring a 9.875, a new season high for the sophomore. Freshmen White and Mangahas brought in 9.800s to help the team score as well.  

Rotation Three: Floor, 48.725
The floor lineup struggled with staying in bounds, resulting in the first four scores staying relatively low. Freshman Mangahas broke the streak with a career-high 9.850 to get the team back on track. Scharf wrapped it up with her third-straight 9.875 of the day.

Rotation Four: Beam, 49.100
With the final result still up in the air, the Sun Devils went to beam. Despite a solid event score, the Bruins had three scores of 9.900 or better in the back half of their lineup to take the win. Scharf and White had 9.850s to lead the team on beam. Clark chipped in a 9.825 and Gracie Reeves earned a 9.800.

Up Next
Arizona State will host Oregon State on Friday, January 29, in the first of two-straight weekends at home. The meet will begin at 5 p.m. MST and will be close to the public. Fans can watch on the ASU Live Stream and follow along on Twitter (@SunDevilGym).