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Two Gymnasts Earn All-Conference Honors
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/15/1999
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TUCSON, Ariz. (April 15) - Arizona redshirt junior Heidi Hornbeek (Glendale, Ariz.) and senior Kristin McDermott (Long Branch, N.J.) were selected to the Pac-10 All-Conference Women's Gymnastics Team. Hornbeek, a seven-time All-Pac-10 selection, received all-conference honors on vault, while McDermott was named to the All-Pac-10 team in the all-around for the second time in her career.

The University of Arizona gymnastics team has had at least one gymnast named to the All-Pac-10 team every year since 1990.

In her final regular-season meet against Arizona State on March 26, All-American McDermott tied for first place on vault with a season-high 9.850, and she tied for second place on bars with another season-high 9.900. She also tied for fourth place on beam with a season-high 9.875 and tied her season-high 9.900 on floor, landing in third place. McDermott, who competed in the all-around in all but two meets, set a new career-best 39.525 in the all-around for a first-place finish.

A 1998 All-Pac-10 selection in the all-around, McDermott posted 30 top-five finishes this season, and her score of 39.525 currently ranks as the second-highest all-around score in Arizona gymnastics history.

Hornbeek, the #1 at-large seed in the all-around, will compete in the all-around finals of the NCAA Championships on April 22, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Although the team missed a berth to the championships, she led the Wildcat charge at the NCAA Regionals last weekend, finishing in a tie for second place in the all-around with a season-high 39.375, the highest regional qualifying score out of 12 at-large competitors. She also finished in a tie for first place on beam with a season-high 9.900, tied for eighth place on floor and vault, each with a 9.825, and tied for fourth place on bars with another score of 9.825.

All-American Hornbeek holds the school record in the all-around with a career-high score of 39.700. She was an All-Pac-10 selection in 1996 for the all-around, uneven bars and floor exercise, and she was named to the all-conference team once again in 1997 for the all-around, beam and floor exercise.

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