No. 10 Stanford (13-2, 5-2 Pac-12)
No. 4 Alabama (8-3, 6-1 SEC)
Friday, March 7 • 4 p.m. (PT)
Coleman Coliseum • Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Live Stream • A live stream is available via RollTide.com for a fee.
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STANFORD, Calif. – No. 10 Stanford will pursue its third win over a top-10 team this season Friday at 4 p.m. (PT) when the Cardinal travels to No. 4 Alabama.
Stanford (13-2, 5-2 Pac-12) is coming off a strong performance Monday, defeating No. 22 California, 196.750-196.025. The Cardinal won three of four events and four gymnasts combined for eight individual victories. It was Stanford’s 32nd consecutive win over the Golden Bears.
Alabama (8-3, 6-1 SEC) posted a season-best 197.675 to defeat previously undefeated No. 2 Florida in its most recent competition last Friday. The Crimson Tide enters the meet averaging a 197.391 team score through eight competitions.
The Cardinal hope this trip to Tuscaloosa will be the first of two this season, as the site will serve as the location for the 2014 NCAA Championships on April 18-20.
Follow the Action
• Live stats will be available via gostanford.com and fans can listen live via Alabama’s internet radio. A live stream will be available for a fee. Fans can follow along on Twitter @StanfordWGym and #gostanford.
• Stanford (13-2, 5-2 Pac-12) is coming off a strong performance Monday, defeating No. 22 California, 196.750-196.025. The Cardinal won three of four events and four gymnasts combined for eight individual victories. Stanford improved to 41-1 against the Golden Bears dating back to 1996.
• Kristina Vaculik continued her outstanding season, claiming individual wins on four of five events including the all-around (39.550), bars (9.925), beam (9.875) and floor (9.900). Vaculik’s score on beam tied her collegiate best.
• Vaculik has scored a 9.800 or higher in 29 of 33 events this season and accumulated 13 scores of 9.900 or higher in the past seven meets.
• Nicolette McNair continued to deliver big scores, tying for the individual victory on vault with a 9.900, tying her collegiate best of 9.875 on bars to place second and earning a 9.850 on beam to tie for third. McNair has hit each of her 12 routines over the past four meets.
• Melissa Chuang had a career night, posting collegiate highs of 9.900 on vault and floor to tie for the individual victories in both events.
• Rachel Daum had a strong meet, delivering scores of 9.900 on vault and 9.850 on floor. She has been one of Stanford’s most consistent gymnasts this season, hitting 100 percent of her routines and scoring 9.800 or higher in 15 of 19 events this season.
• Stanford head coach Kristen Smyth earned the 200th win of her career when Stanford defeated Washington on Feb. 8. Since Smyth arrived as Stanford’s head coach in 2002, the program has had unprecedented success. Now in her 13th year with the program, Smyth has posted a 202-54-1 all-time record.
Friday's Opponent: No. 4 Alabama
• Alabama is coming off a season-best performance, posting a 197.675 to knock off previously undefeated No. 2 Florida. The meet was tied after three rotations but the Crimson Tide went 49.425 on floor to close the meet and secure the victory.
• Alabama is ranked in the top 10 nationally in each event. The Crimson Tide is ranked fourth on balance beam (49.240), fifth on vault (49.375), seventh on bars (49.275) and eighth on floor (49.320).
• Alabama is led by All-American seniors Kim Jacob and Diandra Milliner. Jacob is ranked in the top 25 on balance beam (T-13th) and floor (T-23rd), while Milliner checks in at tied for 12th on vault.
• The Crimson Tide is undefeated at home dating back to midway through the 2009 season, holding a 43-0 record.
In the Rankings
• Stanford is ranked in the top 25 in the following events based on its Regional Qualifying Scores:
Vault: T-11th, 49.235
Bars: 11th, 49.160
Beam: 6th, 49.165
Floor: 16th, 49.110
• Stanford gymnasts are ranked in the top 25 in the following events based on its Regional Qualifying Scores:
Kristina Vaculik, T-9th, 9.890
Amanda Spinner, T-15th, 9.865
Kristina Vaculik, 15th, 9.890