March 2, 2004
STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore All-American Natalie Foley has been named the Pacific-10 Gymnast of the Week for the week of February 23-29th, as announced by the Pac-10 office earlier today.
For the second straight week, Foley finished first in the all-around, helping Stanford record an amazing 197.850-197.175 win at Oregon State. That score of 197.850 tied UCLA for the top road score in the nation this season and is the 8th best overall score. Foley has now led No. 5 Stanford to an incredible feat as the Cardinal reached the top home and away scores in the country in back-to-back weeks.
Versus Oregon State, the Englewood, CO native tallied a 39.725 and captured first place on the vault (9.925), bars (9.950) and floor (9.950) en route to capturing the all-around. After her stellar performance last week, Foley currently ranks sixth in the country in the all-around with a Regional Qualifying Score of 39.565.
This is the first Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for Foley and the first for Stanford this season. Foley has been the Cardinal's most consistent performer, finishing in the top three in the all-around in seven of Stanford's eight meets this season. Foley's score of 39.725 ties the fifth best single meet total in program history.
Foley and the Cardinal head to College Park, MD to face the Maryland Terrapins in a dual meet on Feb. 6th before heading to the Pac-10 Championship in Tucson, AZ.
ALSO NOMINATED: Andi McCabe, ARIZONA; Ashley Kelly, ARIZONA STATE; Chelsea Plourde, OREGON STATE; Jeanette Antolin, UCLA; Emily Pritchard, WASHINGTON.
PREVIOUS WINNERS: Feb. 25: Jeanette Antolin, UCLA; Feb. 18: Kelly McDonald, WASHINGTON; Feb. 10: Monica Bisordi, ARIZONA; Feb. 3: Kate Richardson, UCLA; Jan. 27: Kate Richardson, UCLA.