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Women's Gymnasts Katy Herbert and Jen Exaltacion To Compete at NCAA Championships
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 04/05/2000

April 5, 2000

The 2000 NCAA Championships: Stanford gymnasts Katy Herbert and Jen Exaltacion will travel to Boise, Idaho to compete in the NCAA Championships April 13-15. Herbert won the beam title at the NCAA Regionals on April 1 to earn a berth into the Championships. Although Exaltacion did not win the All-Around at Regionals, she turned in an all-around score of 39.3, which was the third best score in the nation among all-arounders who will be competing individually. Stanford's third place finish at Regionals eliminated them from the Championships as a team. Teams that will be competing in this year's Championships are UCLA, Oregon State, Utah, West Virginia, Nebraska, Louisiana State, Alabama, Iowa State, Michigan, Penn State, Georgia and Brigham Young. Jen Exaltacion will compete with UCLA in the rotation, and Katy Herbert will compete with Penn State on the beam. The top four individuals from each event advance to the finals. The all-around is scored in the preliminary competition on Thursday.

Stanford at Last Year's Championships: In 1999, Stanford competed in the NCAA Championships at the University of Utah and barely missed advancing to the "super six." The team ended the 1999 season with a tied for 10th place at the NCAA Championships. Jenny Wilson finished ninth in the all-around with a score of 38.775, 10th in the vault (9.8) and 20th in the bars (9.725). Sarah Harding took ninth on the floor with a score of 9.875. Larissa Fontaine was Stanford's top finisher, placing third on the vault with a score of 9.8125.

Jennifer Exaltacion

Jr. 4-10 Ontario, Canada

As a junior in 2000: Competed in the all-around competition in eight of eleven meets this season ... Tied for third place in the all-around competition at the NCAA Region I Championships... Her score of 39.300 was high enough to earn her a berth into the NCAA Championships... Took second in the all-around twice, including as the Cardinal's top finisher at the Arizona State quadrangular ... She set new career highs in the vault at Penn State with a score of 9.9, good for third place, and in the floor against Boise State with a score of 9.9.
As a sophomore in 1999: Stanford's top performer on the balance beam... Current Stanford record holder on beam with a score of 9.975... Ranked 11th in the country on the beam (RQS 9.8937)... Finished third at NCAA Regional Four in the balance beam with a score of 9.850... Took 10 individual titles, the second highest on the team, with six first place finishes on the beam, and three first place finishes on the vault... Ranked 23rd in the country on the uneven bars... Posted a career-high 9.950 on the bars at the meet versus California... Named Stanford's "Most Outstanding Gymnast" with teammate Jenny Wilson.
As a freshman in 1998: Competed on the bars and beam... Helped lead the Cardinal to the Pac-10 Championship... Finished fourth on the balance beam at the Pac-10 Championship with a 9.850, her season high... Scored a season-high of 9.800 on the bars at the NCAA West Regionals.
Year-by-year High Marks:
       Vault  Bars  Beam   Floor  A-A
2000   9.9    9.85  9.9    9.9    39.35
1999   9.850  9.95  9.975  9.875  39.525
1998    --     9.8   9.85    --      --

Jennifer Exaltacion's 2000 Season Vault Bars Beam Floor A-A at ASU 9.625 9.625 9.875 9.75 38.875 Arizona 9.65 9.85 9.35 9.8 38.65 Washington 9.7 9.8 9.85 9.6 38.95 at UCLA 9.85 9.8 9.4 9.775 38.825 at Boise St. 9.85 9.7 9.825 9.9 39.275 California 9.15 9.85 9.325 -- -- BYU -- -- 9.875 -- -- at OSU -- -- 9.875 9.775 -- at Penn State 9.9 9.725 9.9 9.825 39.35 Pac-10 9.8 9.55 9.275 9.825 38.45 NCAA Regionals 9.85 9.725 9.9 9.825 39.300 Average 9.71 9.74 9.68 9.79 38.96

Katy Herbert

So. 5-4 Chandler Heights, AZ

As a sophomore in 2000: Defended her NCAA Regional title on the beam in a tie for first place with a score of 9.925... Earned a berth to the NCAA Championships on the beam for the second year in a row... Second on the team in event titles won with four... Took one event title on the bars at Boise State with a score of 9.9, and three titles on the beam, including one at the NCAA Regional Championships with a score of 9.925... Competed in the all-around in eight meets... Finished second in the all-around against Cal with a score of 9.8 and against BYU with a score of 9.9... Took third place in the all-around at two meet... Placed in the top three in individual events six times over the course of the season.
As a freshman in 1999: Tied as the NCAA Regionals Champion in the balance beam with a score of 9.825... Named Stanford's "Most Improved Gymnast"... Posted a career-high 9.925 in the beam against Massachusetts, which put her at third on the Cardinal's all-time high performance list... Won three individual titles in the regular season in the balance beam... Competed in all four events, posting a career-high 9.925 in the uneven bars and season highs in the floor with a 9.850 and a 38.775 in the all-around.
Year-by-year High Marks:
      Vault  Bars   Beam   Floor  A-A
2000  9.8    9.9    9.925  9.875  39.4
1999  9.7    9.925  9.925  9.85   38.775

Katy Herbert's 2000 Season Vault Bars Beam Floor A-A at ASU 9.575 9.450 9.825 9.7 38.55 Arizona 9.525 9.725 9.4 9.5 38.2 Washington 9.575 9.75 9.775 9.725 38.825 at UCLA 9.675 -- 9.775 -- -- at Boise St. 9.75 9.9 9.875 9.875 39.4 California 9.625 9.875 9.8 9.85 39.15 BYU 9.675 9.85 9.9 9.775 39.2 at OSU -- 9.725 9.9 9.725 -- at Penn State 9.8 9.625 9.925 9.6 38.95 Pac-10 9.675 9.65 9.225 9.65 38.2 NCAA Regionals -- -- 9.925 -- -- Average 9.65 9.73 9.76 9.72 38.8



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