April 19, 2002
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Competing in its first NCAA Super Six in school history, the 2002 Stanford women's gymnastics squad finished in sixth place at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships on Friday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala., recording a 196.025 overall team score before 7,034 fans at Coleman Coliseum.
Stanford ended the regular season at 13-5 overall, captured first place honors at the NCAA North Central Regional Championships on April 6, and took third in Thursday night's NCAA Championship Preliminary Round to advance to its first-ever Super Six in program history.
Host Alabama was crowned the 2002 national champions with a 197.575, edging out Georgia at 197.250 and two-time defending champion UCLA at 197.150. Utah took fourth place honors with a 196.950, Nebraska finished in fifth at 196.425 and Stanford in sixth at 196.025.
Three Cardinal gymnasts will compete in Saturday's individual event finals at 7 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. PDT: sophomore Kendall Beck (San Antonio, Texas) on vault, and sophomores Lindsay Wing (Cypress, Texas) and Lise Leveille (Burnaby, British Columbia) on balance beam. All three gymnasts were awarded All-America First Team accolades for placing in the top-four of their respective events in Thursday's preliminary session.
More details to follow.