Arizona at Arizona State
Arizona State women's gymnastics picks up a big win over rival Arizona in the Territorial Cup Saturday in Tempe.
Tempe, Ariz.-- The 22nd-ranked Arizona State women's gymnastics team defeated BYU 196.200-194.525 on Saturday in Wells Fargo Arena. The Sun Devils' score of 196.200 is the highest team score recorded by the team since 2007.
Gilly Hogue stood with her toes flexed and her arms as taut as her pulled-back hair on a smooth, four-inch wide balance beam. Her balance had just been disrupted; the fall on the event dropped the freshman to a 9.150 in her first collegiate beam routine.
The 20th ranked Arizona State women's gymnastics team executed at the highest level for three-straight rotations, including hitting a season-high score of 49.300 on floor. However, with a limited line up, beam proved to be an Achilles heel for the Gym Devils and ASU fell to UCLA 194.950-196.925, Saturday, in Los Angeles.
The 2019 Arizona State gymnastics team had another impressive season under head coach Jay Santos, culminating with a No. 25 ranking, a second-straight trip to NCAA Regionals and Cairo Leonard-Baker earning All-America honors on the uneven bars at nationals.
The success of Arizona State gymnastics' senior class continues as Heather Udowitch has been awarded an NCAA Women's Enhancement Graduate Scholarship, as given by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics.