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From One Farm to Another
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 01/22/2014

No. 12 Stanford (7-0, 2-0 Pac-12)
UC Davis (2-6, 2-2 MPSF)
San Jose State (3-6, 2-2 MPSF)
Utah State (2-0, 1-0)
Sunday, Jan. 26 – 1 p.m. (PT)
The Pavilion – Davis, Calif.
Tickets – Adult ($7), Youth/Senior ($5)

STANFORD, Calif. –
No. 12 Stanford will look to keep its perfect record intact Sunday when it travels to UC Davis for a quad meet at 1 p.m. against the Aggies, San Jose State and Utah State.

The Cardinal (7-0, 2-0 Pac-12) extended its winning streak last Sunday in a tri-meet, scoring a competition-best 49.375 on floor to finish with a team total of 195.925, ahead of No. 19 Arizona (195.850) and Sacramento State (192.450). Stanford outscored opponents in two of four events and had four gymnasts claim six individual wins.

The Cardinal saw UC Davis and San Jose State earlier this year in the season-opening NorCal Quad Meet at Sacramento State. Stanford finished first with a 194.825, while the Aggies placed fourth (193.450) followed by San Jose State (193.325).

It will be the first meeting between the Cardinal and Utah State since the NCAA North-Central Regional on April 6, 2002. Stanford finished tied with Georgia for first with a 196.125, while Utah State placed sixth with a 193.400.

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Live stats will be available via gostanford.com. Fans can follow along on Twitter @StanfordWGym and #gostanford.

Finishing on a High Note
After counting a fall on both bars and beam, Stanford entered the final rotation last Sunday trailing Arizona, 147.175-146.550. Stanford delivered a clutch performance on floor in the final rotation to earn a comeback first-place finish.

 Four gymnasts scored 9.850 or higher in the final event, punctuated by back-to-back 9.925 collegiate bests from Pauline Hanset and Kristina Vaculik to close out the meet. Shona Morgan opened the event with a 9.850 and was followed by Jenna Frowein with a 9.775. Rachel Daum delivered a terrific routine and was rewarded with a 9.900.

 Vaculik had a big day, earning three individual victories and either tying or setting three collegiate bests. She posted victories on bars and floor, scoring 9.925 on both events, and earned her first collegiate all-around win with a personal-best 39.425. Vaculik has scored 9.800 or higher in nine of 10 events this season.

 Vaculik was named the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week for her outstanding performance.

 Daum had a great competition, starting the meet with a huge vault and a stuck landing that earned her a 9.875. Then, with Stanford in second place entering the final rotation, Daum delivered a terrific floor routine to earn a 9.900. Daum stuck her landings on each pass during the routine.

 Daum was named the Pac-12 first Newcomer of the Week – Stanford’s first ever Newcomer of the Week honor since the award was introduced last year.

 Nicolette McNair led the way for the Cardinal on vault with a 9.900 to earn the first individual victory of her collegiate career.

 Amanda Spinner claimed her third consecutive beam victory in as many meets, posting a competition-best 9.850.

Sunday’s Opponents: UC Davis, San Jose State, Utah State
UC Davis finished fourth last weekend with a team score of 191.950 in a quad meet at Washington against the Huskies, Arizona State and San Jose State. Anna Shumaker hit all four of her routines to finish with a 38.750 in the all-around. Lisa Wiktorski tied her career high on bars (9.850), Katy Nogaki went 9.775 on vault and Yonni Michovska tallied a 9.750 on bars and 9.700 on vault.

 San Jose State finished second in the quad meet at Washington, finishing with a 194.625. The Spartans earned its fifth-best score in program history on vault with a 48.900 and broke the 194.000 mark for the second consecutive week. The Spartans were led by Cami Guyer in the all-around (39.150), Bekah Gher on vault (9.900) and Julia Greer on floor (9.850).

 Utah State is off to its best start since 1999, winning each of its first two meets. Despite scoring higher in just one of four events, the Aggies defeated Southern Utah last Friday, 194.150-193.975. Bailey McIntire finished first in the all-around with a 38.800, while Katie Brown (vault), Miranda Kerr (vault), McKinzey Martinez (bars) and Charly Belliston (beam) recorded top-three finishes.

In the Rankings

Stanford is ranked in the top 25 in the following events based on the average of its scores:
Vault: 17th, 48.983
Bars: 11th, 49.025
Beam: 14th, 48.742
Floor: 18th, 48.942

Stanford gymnasts are ranked in the top 25 in the following events based on the average of their scores:
Bars
Kristina Vaculik, 8th, 9.892

Beam
Amanda Spinner, T-13th, 9.858

Floor
Pauline Hanset, T-10th, 9.900
Taylor Rice, T-23rd, 9.875
Kristina Vaculik, T-23rd, 9.875

All-Around
Kristina Vaculik, 8th, 39.425


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