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Gymnastics Wraps Up Regular Season in Style
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 19, 2005
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College Park, Md. ?- The No. 20 Arizona women’s gymnastics team (195.650) earned victories over host Maryland (194.125), Rhode Island (189.975) and James Madison (186.600), Friday night at the Comcast Pavilion. Arizona gymnasts swept the individual titles and senior Monica Bisordi captured the all-around title.


The Wildcats began the night on the floor posting a team total of 48.825. Senior Katie Johnson led all gymnasts with a mark of 9.875. Freshman Karin Wurm tied her career-high with a 9.825 performance. Bisordi notched a 9.800 mark to place fifth overall.


A week after posting a season-high 49.400 on the vault, the Wildcats remained hot this week en route to a team score of 49.125. Johnson again led the Wildcats while matching her career-high of 9.900 which she also scored last week. Bisordi chipped in a second-place mark of 9.850. Wurm set a new personal-best in the event with a third-place score of 9.825. Classmate Rachelle Silberg turned in a 9.800 vault.


Arizona established a new season-high team score on the uneven parallel bars in the third rotation. The Wildcats team score of 49.025 was aided by a trio of gymnasts that shared the individual title. Senior Jamie Schell, sophomore Aubrey Taylor and Bisordi each earned 9.825 marks, while Wurm matched her career-best with a 9.800 score.


The Wildcats capped of the night with a 48.675 team score on the balance beam. Taylor claimed the individual title with 9.850 mark while Bisordi placed second with a 9.725 score. Wildcat gymnasts rounded out the Top 5 as seniors Jamie Duce, Kristine Harper and Johnson added 9.700 scores. Harper, a late addition into the lineup due to senior Stevie Fanning’s absence, appeared in her first event of the season.


Bisordi, the school’s all-time leading scorer, captured the all-around title with a total of 39.200. She competed in the all-around for the 49th time in her career, and has now scored 2,041.800 points in her career.


Johnson, named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for her performances in a quad-meet last week, won her seventh vault title and sixth floor title on the season.


The Wildcats (17-7, 3-3) will be back in action Saturday, March 26, as they travel to Berkeley, Calif., to compete at the Pac-10 Championships.

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