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Gym Devils Fifth At Pac-12s

Mar 19, 2022

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – No. 14 Sun Devil Gymnastics finished in fifth place at the 2022 Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships after scoring a 196.675 on Saturday night in the Maverik Center.

Notable Stats

  • Arizona State took fourth place in the evening session at the Pac-12 championships, but fifth overall after UCLA scored higher in the afternoon session. This is the third-straight conference championship that ASU has finished in the top five.
  • The best event of the night was vault where all five scores that counted were a 9.800 or better. On bars, ASU saw all six gymnasts score at least a 9.825.
  • Two Gym Devils competed in the all-around. Sophomore Emily White led the way with a 39.400. She matched her personal best on floor with a 9.875, which was a team high in that event. Junior Hannah Scharf had a 39.350 in the all-around, highlighted by a 9.900 on beam, one of two 9.900s that the Gym Devils saw tonight.
  • Freshman Alex Theodorou earned a team-high 9.900 on vault. She has scored 9.900-plus five times this season on that event. Her score put her in a tie for second among all Pac-12 gymnasts on vault. The last time a Gym Devil took second on an event at Pac-12s was Cairo Leonard-Baker on bars in 2019. She also added solid scores on bars (9.850) and floor (9.800).  
  • Junior Gracie Reeves continued her hot streak on bars, scoring a 9.850. She has not scored below a 9.800 all season.
  • For the full Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships results, head to the conference website.

Quotes
Arizona State Co-Head Coach Jessica Santos
"We came into this competition with some pretty high expectations on what we wanted to accomplish. There were some areas we came up a little short, and some landings that needed to be better on floor and bars, but we also had a lot little wins that will help us moving forward in the postseason. We hit 24 for 24 with no major breaks and after a slow start we absolutely finished very strong on beam. Alex finished runner-up on the vault in her first ever Pac-12 Championships, which was a huge accomplishment for her! 

"Hannah was a superb closer on beam once again, which was so essential. One of the most important results of this meet is we clinched a seeded spot heading into the NCAA Regional Championships. Jay and I are proud of the team and excited to prepare for the next big test!"

Rotation One: Floor, 48.975
Jaslow started floor off with a solid 9.800, then White followed up by tying her career high with 9.875. The only other score of 9.800 came from Theodorou, as she earned that exact score. 

Rotation Two: Vault, 49.250
The Gym Devils bounced back in the second rotation, seeing all five scores that counted above a 9.800 in the event. Theodorou led a strong vault lineup, putting up a 9.900, her fifth score of 9.900-plus this season. White continued her consistent performance, putting up a 9.850. Scharf and Mangahas earned the same score while Reeves rounded out the rotation with a 9.800. 

Rotation Three: Bars, 49.225
Arizona State continued its consistent performance, as four out of five gymnasts scored a 9.850 on the event. Reeves, Theodorou, Scharf and Sarah Clark all rounded out the event strongly, each scoring 9.850s. Reeves has not scored below a 9.800 on the event all season. White also added a 9.825 to continue her solid night. 

Rotation Four: Beam, 49.225
The Gym Devils rounded out the meet with four gymnasts scoring at least a 9.850 on beam. Scharf led with a team high of 9.900. Megan Thompson, Jasmine Gutierrez and White each rounded out the final rotation with a 9.850, respectively. 

Up Next
Arizona State will find out where it will be sent for NCAA Regionals at the NCAA Selection Show on Tuesday at 9 a.m. MST. It will be live on NCAA.com.