Bears Open Pac-12 Slate At No. 21 Arizona
BERKELEY – California women's gymnastics hits the road for the first time in the 2021 season as they travel to Tucson for a matchup against No. 21 Arizona.
The Bears are coming off a commanding season-opening win over Air Force as they won 195.75 to 188.95 in the season opener. The Bears will now begin Pac-12 play, as the matchup vs. Arizona will be the first of seven straight meets against Pac-12 competition.
Kyana George won four events in the season opener, claiming event wins on the vault, beam and floor and claiming the all-around crown. George now has 31 event wins and 74 top-three finishes in her four-year career.
Milan Clausi and Nevaeh DeSouza were also important contributors for the Bears as Clausi finished in the top-three in three different events, hitting at least a 9.80 on all three events. DeSouza claimed four top-three finishes including a second-place finish in the all-around.
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Saturday's meet at Arizona will be streamed on the Pac-12 Now app. Arizona will offer a live stream featuring in-meet footage from the videoboard.
Links to live stats for the meet can be accessed on the Cal Women's Gymnastics schedule page on CalBears.com. Follow @CalWGym on Twitter and Instagram for scoring updates, behind-the-scenes photos and videos and the latest information, and like Facebook.com/CalWGym for more on the Bears.
NUMBERS TO KNOW
8 - The Bears are the No. 8 team in the preseason WGCA poll, it is tied for the best-ever preseason mark in school history, with the 2019 squad. Cal was also picked to finish third in the Pac-12 conference, receiving a first-place vote and finishing just one point behind UCLA.
31 - Kyana George has 31 event wins in her career after recording four wins in the season opener vs. Air Force. She now has 74 top-three finishes in her career and 31 of the team's 81 career first-place finishes.
9.925 - Cal had 18 event scores that received a 9.925 or higher during the 2020 season. The Bears bring back all but one of those performances for the 2021 season. Maya Bordas led the team with six performances at 9.925 or higher last year.