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No. 12 Stanford Travels To No. 10 Arizona State
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/10/2006

Feb. 10, 2006

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Stanford, Ca - The nationally-ranked Stanford women's gymnastics team (7-2 overall, 1-1 Pac-10) continues competition in the Pacific-10 Conference with a trip to Tempe, Arizona on Friday (February 10) against the tenth-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils (4-1 overall, 2-0 Pac-10). The meet begins at 7:30 p.m. (mt) at the John Spini Gymnastics Training Facility.

Arizona State leads the series with Stanford, 36-16. However, the Cardinal scored a 195-3 - 191.575 victory over ASU last year at Stanford.

Stanford's next home meet is February 17 against tenth-ranked Arizona at Burnham Pavilion (Burnham Pavilion, 7:30 p.m.).

A quick look at the 2006 Stanford Gymnastics Team
Team

Stanford is averaging 194.838 points in four meets this year ... The Cardinal attained its season-best mark of 194.950 in the season opener at the Cancun Classic (1/6/06) ... Stanford's average point total is third-best in the Pac-10 and 12th-best in the nation.

Lauren Elmore, Sophomore, Bloomington, In
Has not competed this year.

Kelly Fee, Freshman, St. Charles, Il
Has emerged as one of Stanford's top gymnasts this year ... Has competed in the All-Around in two of the four meets this year, with a season-best mark of 38.725 at the Cancun Classic (1/6/06) ... Is seventh in the Pac-10 on Beam (9.737).

Natalie Foley, Senior, Englewood, Co
Has competed in the All-Around in all three meets this year with a season-best total of 39.150 against UC Davis, San Jose State and Sacramento State (1/15/06) ... Her average score of 9.812 in Floor Exercise is fifth-best in the conference behind teammates Tabitha Yim (9.887. #1), Liz Tricase (9.875, #2) and Nicole Ourada (9.862, #3).

Stephanie Gentry, Sophomore, Plano, Tx
Has not competed this year.

Jessica Louie, Senior, Loomis, Ca
Has competed on Bars in three meets this year with a season-best of 9.750 against UC Davis, San Jose State and Sacramento State (1/15/06).

Nicole Ourada, Freshman, Germantown, Wi
Has been outstanding thus far during the 2006 season ... Her average All-Around score of 39.062 is fourth-best in the Pac-10 and 17th-best nationally ... Has a season-best point total of 39.275 in the All-Around at California (2/3/06) ... Third in the Pac-10 behind teammates Tabitha Yim (9.887) and Liz Tricase (9.875) in Floor Exercise (9.862, tenth nationally), and seventh on Beam (9.725).

Alex Pintchouk, Sophomore, Mt. Lauren, NJ
Has competed on Vault, Beam and Floor Exercise this year ... Her season-best average of 9.838 on Vault is fourth-best in the Pac-10.

Aimee Precourt, Sophomore, Pasadena, Tx
Has competed on Beam and Floor Exercise this year ... Has a season-best mark of 9.750 in Floor Exercise in the season opener at the Cancun Classic (1/6/06).

Heather Purnell, Freshman, Metcalfe, Ontario, Canada
Made her season debut on Bars in Stanford's last meet at Oregon State (1/27/06), and on Beam at California (2/3/06).

Stacy Sprando, Junior, Portland, Or
Performed on Bars at Oregon State (1/27/06).

Glyn Sweets, Senior, Reston, Va
Has competed on Vault, Bars and Beam this year.

Liz Tricase, Sophomore, Itasca, Il
Among the Pac-10 leaders on Bars (9.875, #2 in Pac-10, #6 nationally) and Vault (9.844, #3 in Pac-10, #20 nationally) ... Had a season-best 9.950 on Vault at California (2/3/06) and a 9.950 against UC Davis, San Jose State and Sacramento State (1/15/06).

Tabitha Yim, Sophomore, Irvine, Ca
First in the Pac-10 and second nationally in the All-Around with an average score of 39.450 ... Voted Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week when she established a career-best score of 39.600 in a four-way meet against UC Davis, San Jose State and Sacramento State (1/15/06) ... Her previous best was 39.250 last year as a freshman at the NCAA West Regional ... Also ranks in the national Top 10 in Floor Exercise (9.887, #4), Beam (9.842, #6) and on Bars (9.850, #13) ... Ranks first in the Pac-10 in the All-Around (39.450) and Floor Exercise (9.887), second on Beam (9.842) and fifth on Bars (9.850) and Vault (9.831).

Tough Teams
Stanford has embarked on an extremely challenging schedule in 2006 ... Nine of Stanford's opponents are ranked in the GymInfo Women's National Top 25 ... The list includes top-ranked and defending NCAA champion Georgia, #3 Alabama, #6 Oklahoma, #10 Arizona State , #11 UCLA, #14 Arizona, #15 Denver, and #19 Oregon State ... Stanford will face #14 Arizona on Feb. 17 at Burnham Pavilion (7:30 p.m.).

at Cancun Classic (1/6/06)
The Cardinal opened the 2006 season on Jan. 6 with an impressive effort at the Cancun Classic in Mexico ... Stanford tallied a team score of 194.950, just behind the winning effort of top-ranked and defending NCAA champion Georgia ... Victories by Glyn Sweets in the Vault (9.925), Liz Tricase on Bars (9.875) and Natalie Foley on Beam (9.775) helped the Cardinal in the five team meet ... Denver finished third with 193.850 points followed by Oklahoma with 193.325, and Arizona with 192.925 ... Three Cardinal athletes competed in the All-Around ... Senior Natalie Foley, an eight-time All-American, finished third (39.025) while freshmen Nicole Ourada placed fifth (39.025) and Kelly Fee placed sixth (38.725).

Sacramento State, San Jose State, UC Davis (1/15/06)
In its home opener, Stanford looked impressive in a four-way meet with Sacramento State, UC Davis and San Jose State ... The Cardinal chalked up 194.350 points to easily outdistance runnerup Sacramento State (191.525), San Jose State (190.575) and UC Davis (186.875) ... The Cardinal captured first, second and third place in each of the four events (Bars, Beam, Floor Exercise, Vault) in addition to placing 1-2-3 in the All-Around ... Tabitha Yim, competing in only her third collegiate All-Around, tallied a career-best 39.600 to finish first ... Yim gained first place honors in the All-Around thanks to victories on Floor Exercise (9.925, tied her career-best), Vault (9.900, career-best), and Beam (9.875) ... Liz Tricase tied her career-best on Bars with an impressive effort of 9.950.

at Oregon State (1/27/06)
Despite an upset loss to Oregon State (195.150 - 194.125), several Cardinal athletes performed with high marks ... Liz Tricase won the Bars competition with a score of 9.850 ... Sophomore Tabitha Yim, who is the national leader in the All-Around (39.600), competed in three events (Vault, Beam, Floor) and collected wins on Floor (9.850) and Vault (9.900).

at California (2/3/06)
Stanford recorded its highest point toal of the 2006 season with a convincing 195.925 - 192.150 victory at California ... The Cardinal dominated the meet in every meet ... The Cardinal recorded first place wins in the All-Around (Tabitha Yim, 39.300), Vault (Liz Tricase, 9.950), Bars (Liz Tricase, 9.925), Beam (Tabitha Yim, 9.875) and Floor Exercise (Nicole Ourada, 9.900) ... Stanford went 1-2-3 in the Vault and Floor Exercise.


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