No. 10 Stanford (12-2, 4-2 Pac-12)
No. 19 California (7-5, 1-4 Pac-12)
Monday, March 3 – 7 p.m. (PT)
Maples Pavilion – Stanford, Calif.
TV – Pac-12 Network
STANFORD, Calif. – No. 10 Stanford will take on Bay Area rival No. 19 California in its final home meet of the season Monday at 7 p.m. (PT) in Maples Pavilion.
The Cardinal (12-2, 4-2 Pac-12) has won 31 consecutive competitions against the Golden Bears (7-5, 1-4 Pac-12) and holds a 40-1 record against Cal dating back to 1996.
Stanford went 1-1 last week, defeating No. 4 Utah on Monday, 197.000-196.300, and falling at No. 9 UCLA, 196.900-196.275.
Cal is coming off a tri-meet victory against No. 24 Washington and Sacramento State, posting its second-best team score on the year with a 196.425.
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.
• No. 12 Stanford hit all 24 routines and six Cardinal gymnasts recorded collegiate bests Monday, as the Cardinal pulled the upset over No. 4 Utah, 197.000-196.300. Stanford scored 9.775 or higher in every routine and went 9.850 or higher in 13 of 24 performances.
• Stanford delivered a season-best performance on vault but fell at No. 9 UCLA on Saturday, 196.900-196.250. The Cardinal posted a 39.350 on vault in the second rotation to take the lead at the midway point of the meet.
• Vaculik added an individual victory on vault when she, Shona Morgan and Samantha Shapiro each scored a meet-best 9.825. Vaculik has scored a 9.800 or higher in 25 of 29 events this season and accumulated 11 scores of 9.900 or higher in the past six meets.
• Nicolette McNair continued to deliver big scores, going 9.875 on vault, 9.850 on beam and 9.800 on bars. McNair has hit each of her nine routines over the past three meets.
• Vaculik and McNair were named the Pac-12 Gymnast and Newcomer of the week for their standout performances against Utah and UCLA.
• Rachel Daum had a strong meet, delivering scores of 9.875 on vault and floor. She has been one of Stanford’s most consistent gymnasts this season, hitting 100 percent of her routines and scoring 9.800 or higher in 13 of 17 events this season.
• Stanford head coach Kristen Smyth earned the 200th win of her career when Stanford defeated Washington on Feb. 8. 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 201-54-1 all-time record.
Saturday’s Opponent: No. 19 California
• The Cardinal has won 31 consecutive competitions against the Golden Bears and holds a 40-1 record against Cal dating back to 1996. Stanford holds a 71-18 all-time record against Cal.
• The Golden Bears are coming off a first-place finish in a tri-meet against No. 24 Washington and Sacramento State. Cal recorded its second-best team score of the season, posting a 196.425.
• Serena Leong claimed individual victories on vault, beam and floor in the tri-meet. Alicia Asturias notched the individual win in the all-around and tied Leong for the vault victory. Dallas Crawford placed first on bars.
• Stanford’s Coach Smyth has strong ties to Cal, where she was a three-time All-American and three-time Academic All-American as a collegiate gymnast. Smyth led the Golden Bears to their best-ever national finish (eighth in 1992) and became the first gymnast inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
In the Rankings
• Stanford is ranked in the top 25 in the following events based on its Regional Qualifying Scores:
Vault: 10th, 49.235
Bars: T-9th, 49.160
Beam: 5th, 49.165
Floor: 15th, 49.110
• Stanford gymnasts are ranked in the top 25 in the following events based on its Regional Qualifying Scores:
Nicolette McNair, 22nd, 9.885
Kristina Vaculik, 13th, 9.890