No. 14 Gym Devils Set For Evening Session At Pac-12s
TEMPE, Ariz. – No. 14 Sun Devil Gymnastics will compete in the evening session at the Pac-12 Championships for the second-straight year, taking place at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah, on Saturday at 5 p.m. MST.
Arizona State (6-4, 5-2 Pac-12) earned a No. 4 seed for the conference championships. The night session will include No. 1 seed Utah (10-3), No. 2 seed Cal (7-3) and No. 3 seed Oregon State (8-2). Seedings are based on the NQS Rankings. Utah will start on vault, Cal on bars, Oregon State on beam and Arizona State will start on floor.
How to watch
Both sessions of the Pac-12 Championships will be live on the Pac-12 Network. The evening session will begin at 5 p.m. MST. For results and other information regarding the championships, head to the Pac-12's website. Tickets can be purchased here.
All four events will be occurring simultaneously. The Pac-12 will have streams of each individual event on the Pac-12 Now app or on the Pac-12.com website.
Sun Devil Outlook
Arizona State (6-4, 5-2 Pac-12)
- The Gym Devils won a share of their first ever Pac-12 regular season championship alongside Cal, Utah and Oregon State while notching a Team NQS of 196.880 and a season-high score of 197.800.
- The Gym Devils went on a four-meet winning streak where they put up a 197-plus in three meets. Part of that winning streak saw Arizona State defeat the UCLA Bruins for the first time since 2001. They put up a 197.800, good for their seventh highest score in program history. The following week, the Sun Devils defeated Cal, putting up a 197.075. The Sun Devils snapped Cal's undefeated season at the time.
- Junior Hannah Scharf has had another stellar season, currently ranked No. 12 in the all-around nationally. This season, she has two Pac-12 weekly awards. She was named Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week for her efforts against Cal and won the coach's choice of the week following the win against the Bruins. Additionally, she has five all-around titles and six additional event titles this season. Currently, she is on a four-meet streak of scoring at least a 9.900 on beam and floor.
- Sophomore Emily White has been another consistent gymnast for the team. She was named Pac-12 Gymnast of The Week following the UCLA win, putting up a new career high 39.600 to win the all-around in that meet. The score was good for the 21st-highest in program history. She has five event titles this season and six scores of 9.900-plus.
- Several other Gym Devils have had strong seasons. Sophomore Jada Mangahas has scored at least a 9.825 on vault and bars the last four meets. Sophomore Sarah Clark has not scored below a 9.850 on bars for the entire 2022 regular season. Lastly, Freshman Alex Theodorou is ranked in the Top 25 on vault. She has won the event three times and recorded a new career high 9.925 this season.
- The Gym Devils defeated one of their three opponents in the night session with a win over Cal. The meets against Oregon State and Utah were both on the road, with the Gym Devils coming up short in both of those.