Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Weekly Release - March 4, 2022
SAN FRANCISCO - Pac-12 women's gymnastics heads into the final week of conference action as a regular-season champion will be crowned.
- Four Pac-12 squads are in the top 25, as No. 4 Utah (197.685) continues to lead the way followed by No. 8 California (197.065), No. 15 Arizona State (196.520), No.17 UCLA (196.430) and No. 20 Stanford (196.165). For the remainder of the season, rankings will be moved to National Qualifying Scores (NQS). Oregon State does not have the meets to qualify yet.
- On Sunday, California will head to Los Angeles to face off against UCLA at 12 p.m. PT, in a meet aired on Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Bay Area and Pac-12 Los Angelas.
- Cal has already claimed at least a share of the Pac-12 regular season title and will have the opportunity to claim the outright title with a win this weekend against No. 17 UCLA. It will be the first Pac-12 title for the Bears at either the conference championship or during the regular season. With a win, Cal will become the fifth program to win a Pac-12 title (UCLA, Oregon State, Utah and Stanford).
- UCLA is looking to finish out the conference schedule on a high note after defeating Washington (197.125-194.300) last week. Bruin sophomore Chae Campbell closed the meet with a perfect 10 on the floor, the first of her career while also posting a season-high all-around score (39.575).
- On Friday, Oregon State will travel to Tucson to close out its Pac-12 schedule against Arizona at 5 p.m. PT, which will be available via Arizona's live stream. At 6 p.m., No. 9 Minnesota will meet No. 4 Utah in Salt Lake City for a top-10 matchup that will be aired on Pac-12 Insider, the free, 24/7 streaming channel from Pac-12 Networks. In a late addition to the schedule, Washington will face off against No. 14 BYU and No. 22 Illinois at 6 p.m. PT. To finish out the evening, No. 15 Arizona State will head to Maples Pavilion to take on No. 20 Stanford in a top-20 matchup at 6:30 p.m. PT.
- The Beavers finished out the season with an unbeaten home record (7-0) after defeating then-No. 19 Stanford (197.225-195.050), while securing its fourth straight 197 and tying their highest beam score of the season (49.425). Oregon State leads the overall series with Arizona 64-27 (14-10 in Tucson) and is currently riding an 11-meet winning against the Wildcats.
- Oregon State's Olympic gold medalist Jade Carey continues her stellar Freshman season, as she took home five individual titles against the Cardinal in all-around (39.825), vault (9.85), bars (9.95), beam (9.925) and floor (910). Carey now has won 32 individual titles and has hit every routine this season (28-28).
- Last time out, Arizona posted its highest team score of the season (196.850) to take down then-No. 4 Utah for the first time in program history as five Wildcats' posted career-best scores.
- Utah remains fourth in the nation after the eight week of the season. The Utes look to recover from last week's upset loss at Arizona (196.850-196.775) and finish their home schedule unbeaten against No. 9 Minnesota. Utah's Freshman Grace McCallum, who is ranked in the top-20 on all four events is No. 4 in the all-around and on floor, No.13 on vault and beam and No. 16 on bars.
- The Utes lead the overall series against Minnesota 31-1 (13-0 at home), with the only loss in series history coming in 2000 in Tempe, Ariz.
- Arizona State is currently riding a three-meet win streak after defeating the previously lone undefeated then-No. 9 California. The Sun Devils recored a 197 for the second-straight meet as Arizona State's Hannah Scharf led the way after posting a career-high on beam (9.950), matched her personal best on vault (49.350) and a career-high on all-around (39.575).
- On Sunday, Washington will host a tri-meet against Utah State and Stanford in Seattle which will be televised on Pac-12 Insider at 2 p.m. PT.
- All eight Pac-12 programs began the season in the 2022 WCGA Preseason Coaches Poll in No. 4 Utah, No. 7 California, No. 8 UCLA, No. 12 Arizona State, No. 17 Oregon State, No. 27 Arizona, No. 33 Stanford and No. 34 Washington.
- Utah, UCLA and California went 1-2-3 in the Pac-12 preseason coaches poll, while Arizona State, Oregon State, Arizona, Stanford and Washington rounded out the league poll.
- Tickets are currently on sale to the general public for the 2022 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships. The one-day event returns to Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah on Saturday, March 19. Complete ticket information can be found at Pac-12.com/tickets.
Pac-12 in the Road to Nationals Standings - Feb. 28
* Ordered by National Qualifying Score (NQS). Qualification for national competition is based on a team's and an all-around competitor's six best regular-season meet scores, of which three must be away. To obtain the national qualifying score (NQS), the high score is eliminated and the remaining five scores are averaged. In former years, this was known as the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS), which was changed for the 2019 season to reflect the new post-season format.
Olympians Made Here
- The 2022 Pac-12 gymnastics season will feature a strong connection to the recently-concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with four Olympic medalists beginning their collegiate careers on Pac-12 campuses this year. Oregon State's Jade Carey (USA) won an individual gold medal in the floor exercise, UCLA's Jordan Chiles and Utah's Grace McCallum were silver medalists in the team competition with the United States, and Utah's Amelie Morgan helped Great Britain to team bronze, its first gymnastics medal since 1928.
- Rounding out the Pac-12 freshmen with Olympic ties are UCLA's Brooklyn Moors, who competed for Canada in Tokyo, and Utah's Kara Eaker and UCLA's Emma Malabuyo, who were alternates for the United States.
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)
|Teams||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
|#15 Arizona State||4-2||4-3|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Full Schedule)
|Friday, March 4||TV||Time|
|Oregon State vs. Arizona||Live Stream||5 p.m. PT|
|Minnesota vs. Utah||Pac-12 Insider/Utah Live Stream||6 p.m. PT|
|Tri-Meet: Washington, BYU and Illinois||6 p.m. PT|
|Arizona State vs. Stanford||Live Stream||6:30 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, March 6|
|California vs. UCLA||Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Bay Area/Pac-12 Los Angelas||12 p.m. PT|
|Tri-Meet: Utah State, Washington and Stanford||Pac-12 Insider||2 p.m. PT|
2022 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Weekly Awards