No. 10 Stanford (11-1, 3-1 Pac-12)
No. 4 Utah (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12)
Monday, Feb. 17 – 2 p.m. (PT)
Maples Pavilion – Stanford, Calif.
TV – Pac-12 Network
STANFORD, Calif. – No. 10 Stanford will play host to No. 4 Utah for the first time since 1998, when the Cardinal takes on the Utes in a Presidents' Day dual meet Monday, Feb. 17 in Maples Pavilion at 2 p.m. PT.
Stanford (11-1, 3-1 Pac-12) is coming off its second-highest team performance, posting a 196.825 to defeat Washington last Saturday in Seattle. The Cardinal recorded its second-highest scores of the season on bars (49.275) and beam (49.300), and had gymnasts finish first in each event.
Utah (7-0, 4-0 Pac-12) is off its best start since 2008, winning each of its first seven competitions. The Utes defeated Arizona last weekend, 197.825-194.425. The 197.825 Utah scored was the third-best in the nation this year and the program’s 10th-highest all-time.
Follow the Action
• The competition will be televised on the Pac-12 Network and live stats will be available via gostanford.com. Fans can follow along on Twitter @StanfordWGym and #gostanford.
Stanford Stunning in Seattle
• Stanford outscored Washington (2-4, 0-3 Pac-12) in three of four events and Stanford gymnasts recorded individual victories in each event.
• Kristina Vaculik continued to be a rock for Stanford in multiple events and put together an outstanding all-around performance to earn a collegiate-best 39.600. Vaculik finished first in the all-around, bars (9.925), beam (9.925) and floor (9.900). Her score on beam set a collegiate best and her score on bars tied a collegiate high.
• Vaculik has scored a 9.800 or higher in 19 of 21 events this season and accumulated nine scores of 9.900 or higher in the past four meets.
• Nicolette McNair claimed her third consecutive victory on vault with a 9.900. The freshman has been a force in her debut season and has scored 9.850 or higher on vault, bars and beam over the past two meets – including three scores of 9.900 or higher.
• Amanda Spinner scored 9.900 on beam to finish second at Washington. She has scored 9.850 or higher in all six meets this season, highlighted by a collegiate-best 9.975 at UC Davis (Jan. 26). She has hit 100 percent of her routines throughout her collegiate career.
• Shona Morgan had a great meet against Washington, finishing second on bars (9.875) and floor (9.875), and tying for fourth on beam (9.825). She has competed in all six meets on bars and beam, and five of six competitions on floor.
• Stanford head coach Kristen Smyth earned the 200th win of her career when Stanford defeated Washington last weekend. Since Smyth arrived as Stanford’s head coach in 2002, the program has had unprecedented success. Now in her 13th year with the program, Smyth has posted a 200-53-1 all-time record.
Saturday’s Opponent: No. 4 Utah
• Utah scored a season high in its most recent meet to defeat No. 13 Arizona, 197.825-194.425. The Utes are averaging a 197.135 as a team through five meets.
• Utah is ranked first in the nation on vault (49.495) and floor (49.430), based on the average of its scores.
• The Cardinal is 5-21 all-time against Utah but won the only meeting at Stanford between the two teams in 1998, 195.550-194.275. Stanford last defeated the Utes at the 2012 NCAA Super Six in Duluth, Ga., 197.500-196.300, to finish fourth and fifth, respectively.
• Utah beat Stanford in two matchups in 2013, first in a dual meet at Utah (197.300-197.075), then at the Pac-12 Championships (197.075-196.625).
• Utah co-head coach Greg Marsden became the first NCAA women’s gymnastics coach to reach the 1,000 win plateau when the Utes defeated Arizona State on Feb. 1, 197.200-194.900. In 39 years with the program, he has accumulated a 1,001-199-7 record and won 10 national championships.
In the Rankings
• Stanford is ranked in the top 25 in the following events based on the average of its scores:
Vault: 12th, 49.121
Bars: 12th, 49.038
Beam: 8th, 49.054
Floor: 20th, 48.942
• Stanford gymnasts are ranked in the top 25 in the following events based on the average of their scores:
Kristina Vaculik, T-14th, 39.300
Kristina Vaculik, 6th, 9.896
Amanda Spinner, 6th, 9.883