Feb. 22, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - Fifth-year senior Allyse Ishino of the No. 2 Stanford women's gymnastics team is expected to be out 3-5 weeks after spraining her ankle on Friday in a dual-meet victory over Arizona.
Ishino, a team captain and the team's top all-around competitor, could be back in a limited role at the Pac-10 Championships on March 19 in Los Angeles, but more likely would return for the NCAA regionals on April 2. She is expected to be ready for the NCAA Championships April 14-16 in Cleveland.
Ishino suffered the injury on the first tumbling pass of her floor exercise routine at Arizona. She already had won the uneven bars for her seventh victory of the season, covering every event.
Ishino, who leads the team in all-around scoring average with 39.345, has overcome obstacles before. As a freshman, she suffered a pulmonary embolism that caused her to redshirt. The following year, in 2008, she suffered a knee injury.
However, Ishino rebounded to win the NCAA South Central Regional uneven bars title in 2009 and was named to the All-Pac-10 second team on bars in 2010.