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Surging Gym Devils Back Home To Host Undefeated Cal

Feb 24, 2022

TEMPE, Ariz. – Coming off of a historic team score and win last weekend, No. 15 Sun Devil Gymnastics welcomes the top team in the Pac-12, Cal Berkeley, to Tempe on Sunday, February 27, at 5 p.m. MST. 

How to Follow
Desert Financial Arena will be open to the public and tickets are available here. Fan safety protocol information is here. The matchup can be viewed on the Pac-12 Network at 5 p.m. MST. Live scoring will also be available, as well as updates on Twitter (@SunDevilGym).

Sun Devil Outlook 
No. 15 Arizona State (3-3, 3-2 Pac-12)

  • Last weekend, Arizona State defeated then-No. 15 UCLA for the first time since 2001 while eclipsing the seventh-highest team score in program history with a 197.800. ASU is one of seven teams in the NCAA to have scored a 197.800 or better this season. Overall, 12 routines scored at least a 9.900, and 15 routines either set new or tied career highs.
  • During Sunday's meet, Emily White won the all-around with a career high 39.600 for the first time in her career at Arizona State. Her performance earned her the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week nod, the third weekly award of her career and first this season.
  • Junior All-American Hannah Scharf has been consistent for the Gym Devils, having done the all-around in every meet. In the latest NQS rankings, she is No. 2 in the all-around. So far this season, she has eight scores of 9.900+ and six event titles. Following the historic win over No. 15 UCLA, she earned the Pac-12 Coaches Choice of the Week. 
  • A season ago against Cal, Arizona State earned their best road score since 2003 with a 196.650 and finished in second place to Berkeley. The Sun Devils' last win over the Bears came in 2020 when ASU edged out a win by .050.

Opponent Outlook 
Cal (6-0, 5-0 Pac-12)

  • Cal most recently defeated the Arizona Wildcats 197.575-196.025 in Berkeley. En route to the victory, Cal recorded their sixth-highest score in program history. 
  • Nevaeh Desouza took second place in the all-around against Arizona with a  39.525. She placed first on vault with a 9.900, and fourth on floor with a 9.900. As a team, Cal recorded a 49.350 on floor, good for their best score of the year. 
  • In 2021, current senior Maya Bordas was the national champion on the uneven bars and she competed with her team at the NCAA National Championships.