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Tabitha Yim Wins Three All-American Honors At NCAA Championship
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/20/2006

April 20, 2006

Corvallis, Or - Stanford sophomore Tabitha Yim gained three All-America honors and advanced to the finals on Bars and Floor Exercise during Thursday night's performance at the 2006 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships at Oregon State.

Yim finished in a three-way tie for second place to gain first team All-American honors on Bars with a score 9.900. Ashley Kelley of Arizona State and Courtney Kupets of Georgia also tallied the same scores. Katie Heenan of Georgia had the best score of the night at 9.925. Yim's effort on Bars earned her a trip to Saturday's final.

Yim then advanced to Saturday's finals on Floor Exercise with a second place finish in Session II and fourth place overall with a score of 9.900. Her effort earned her first team All-American distinction for a second straight season. Emily Parsons of Nebraska had the best score of the night at 9.950 followed by Ashley Miles of Alabama and Kelsey Ericksen of Georgia at 9.925.

The finals of the All-Around were held on Thursday night and Yim finished fourth in Session II and eighth overall in the competition with a score of 39.375 for her third All-American effort at this year's NCAA's. Courtney Kupets of Georgia won with a score of 39.575. Yim tallied scores of 9.800 on Vault, 9.900 on Bars, 9.775 on Beam, and 9.900 on Floor Exercise.

In just two seasons at Stanford, Yim has earned seven All-American honors.

Natalie Foley gained second team All-American honors with a fifth place finish on Bars (9.875) and Vault (9.850). Foley, a senior, finished 39th in the All-Around (38.675). Foley generated scores of 9.850 on Vault, 9.875 on Bars, 9.150 on Beam, and 9.800 on Floor Exercise.

Foley ended her Stanford career with ten All-American honors in four seasons.

Team competition will continue on Friday night while the individual events will be contested on Saturday night. The 12 teams that competed in Thursday night's preliminary were whittled down to the Super Six (Georgia, Iowa State, Florida, Nebraska, Alabama and Utah). Georgia, the defending NCAA champion, had the best score of the evening with a 197.275.

Complete results are available at ncaasports.com

Below are overall scores, and scores from Session II in which Tabitha Yim and Natalie Foley competed.

All-Around
1. Courtney Kupets, Georgia 39.575
2. Ashley Postell, Utah, 39.525
3. April Burkholder, LSU, 39.500
4. Tiffany Tolnay, Georgia, 39.475
5. Ashley Miles, Alabama, 39.425
6. Emily Parsons, Nebraska, 39.400
6. Kristina Comforte, UCLA, 39.400
8. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 39.375
8. Janet Anson, Iowa State, 39.375
8. Erin Dethloff, Iowa State, 39.375
39. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 38.675

Vault
1. Kristina Comforte, UCLA, 9.950
1. Ashley Miles, Alabama, 9.950
1. Emily Parsons, Nebraska, 9.950
4. Kate Richardson, UCLA, 9.900
5. Ashley Postell, Utah, 9.900
5. Tiffany Tolnay, Georgia, 9.875
5. Janet Anson, Iowa State, 9.875
5. April Burkholder, LSU, 9.875
5. Gritt Hoffmann, Utah, 9.875
5. Nicole Ford, Utah, 9.875
11. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 9.850
22. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 9.800

Bars
1. Katie Heenan, Georgia, 9.925
2. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 9.900
2. Ashley Kelly, Arizona State, 9.900
2. Courtney Kupets, Georgia, 9.900
5. Lauren Mirkovich, Michigan, 9.875
5. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 9.875
5. Ashley Postell, Utah, 9.875
8. April Burkholder, LSU, 9.850
8. Vanessa Meloche, Nebraska, 9.850
8. Stephanie LoPiccolo, Oklahoma, 9.850
8. Nicole Ford, Utah, 9.850

Beam
1. Courtney Kupets, Georgia, 9.950
2. Corey Hartung, Florida, 9.900
2. Tiffany Tolnay, Georgia, 9.900
4. Terin Humphrey, Alabama, 9.875
4. April Burkholder, LSU, 9.875
4. Nikki Childs, Georgia, 9.875
7. Nicole Harris, Arizona State, 9.850
7. Kelsey Ericksen, Georgia, 9.850
9. Kate Richardson, UCLA, 9.850
9. Tatjana Thuener-Rego, Michigan, 9.850
9. Ashley Postell, Utah, 9.850
37. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 9.775
82. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 9.150

Floor Exercise
1. Emily Parsons, Nebraska, 9.950
2. Ashley Miles, Alabama, 9.925
2. Kelsey Ericksen, Georgia, 9.925
4. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 9.900
4. Savannah Evans, Florida, 9.900
4. April Burkholder, LSU, 9.900
4. Tricia Woo, Nebraska, 9.900
4. Ashley Postell, Utah, 9.900
4. Corey Hartung, Flordia, 9.900
4. Courtney Kupets, Georgia, 9.900
4. Janet Anson, Iowa State, 9.900
4. Kate Richardson, UCLA, 9.900
51. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 9.800

Session II
All-Around

1. Courtney Kupets, Georgia, 39.575
2. Tiffany Tolnay, Georgia, 39.475
3. Kristina Comforte, UCLA, 39.400
4. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 39.375
20. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 38.675

Vault
1. Kristina Comforte, UCLA, 9.950
2. Kate Richardson, UCLA, 9.900
3. Tiffany Tolnay, Georgia, 9.875
3. Janet Ansojn, Iowa State, 9.875
5. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 9.850
11. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 9.800

Bars
1. Katie Heenan, Georgia, 9.925
2. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 9.900
2. Ashle Kelly, Arizona State, 9.900
2. Courtney Kupets, Georgia, 9.900
5. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 9.875

Beam
1. Courtney Kupets, Georgia, 9.950
2. Corey Hartung, Florida, 9.900
2. Tiffany Tolnay, Georgia, 9.900
12. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 9.775
41. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 9.150

Floor Exercise
1. Kelsey Ericksen, Georgia, 9.925
2. Tabitha Yim, Stanford, 9.900
2. Savannah Evans, Florida, 9.900
2. Corey Hartung, Florida, 9.900
2. Courtney Kupets, Georgia, 9.900
2. Janet Anson, Iowa State, 9.900
27. Natalie Foley, Stanford, 9.800


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