Jan. 20, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. -
No. 10 Stanford (6-0) travels to Athens, Ga. to take on No. 8 Georgia (2-1) Monday in its first dual meet of the season.
What: Dual Meet at Georgia
When: Monday, 11 a.m. PT
Where: Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Ga.
Teams: Stanford, Georgia
Follow the Action: Live updates will be posted on the Stanford women's gymnastics Twitter page (@StanfordWGym) and live stats will be available through www.gostanford.com.
Pac-12 Season Begins: Stanford traveled to Arizona last weekend to open its Pac-12 schedule and won its second consecutive quad meet of the season. The Cardinal scored 196.025 to finish ahead of No. 13 Arizona (195.850), Illinois (193.750) and San Jose State (192.550).
The win marked the 18th consecutive victory over Pac-12 opponent Arizona, dating back to the 2006 season.
Season High on Uneven Bars: Stanford opened the Arizona meet on uneven bars and recorded a score of 49.325 - the highest team score on any event this season. Sophomore and 2012 London Olympian Kristina Vaculik led the Cardinal with a season-best score of 9.925.
Dayton Wins Second Vault Title: Senior captain Nicole Dayton captured her second vault title of the season with a score of 9.875. The Cardinal recorded the highest team-score on vault (49.000) for the second consecutive meet and are currently tied for seventh in the national rankings in the event.
Monday's Opponent: Georgia
This Season: Georgia is coming off a 196.050-195.700 win over Auburn on Friday night. This is the fourth meet of the season for the Gym Dogs after losing its season-opener to Oklahoma (195.425-196.450) and winning its second meet at Arkansas (196.200-195.775).
Stanford last saw Georgia in 2010 when it traveled to Athens, Ga. for its season-opener, losing to the then top-ranked and defending national champion Gym Dogs by just one-tenth of a point (195.050-195.150).
Senior All-American Ashley Morgan made her collegiate debut in the meet with an impressive performance, finishing second on vault (9.875) and balance beam (9.850), and third on floor exercise (9.825).
Stanford's most recent victory over the Gym Dogs was in the 2004 NCAA team preliminaries at UCLA. It will be the 21st meeting all-time between the two programs with Georgia leading the series 18-1-1.
Stanford at Georgia Notes