Led by Danielle Hicks’ first all-around title of the season, the Wildcats turned in four solid rotations to post their third total of 195.150 or better in as many weeks.
“This was a total team victory,” said Ryden following the meet. “We were not on tonight, but I feel good we were still able to score the way we did. Aubrey [
The Wildcats opened the meet on the vault posting a team total of 48.625. Bree Workman earned a third-place finish to lead the Wildcats with a mark of 9.775. Karin Wurm added a 9.750, while Hicks and Taylor chipped in scores of 9.725 and 9.700, respectively. Ashley Houghting (9.900) and Chelsea Bakken (9.800) earned the top two spots in the event. Freshman Suzanne Alvey made her official Arizona debut, earning a score of 9.675.
Leading 48.625-47.000 heading to the bars, an event the team ranked No. 3 nationally coming into the meet,
The Wildcats wrapped up the meet on floor, led by Greene’s second-straight floor title with a mark of 9.875, which equaled her career-high. Hicks (9.800) claimed second-place with
Hicks claimed the third all-around title of her career with a season-high 39.175.
“Danielle had a great, great meet,” Ryden said of Hicks who has competed in 11 straight all-around competitions dating back to her freshman year. “I am very proud of her. She comes through every time we need her to. She loves to rise to the occasion.”
Gymnasts, coaches and support staff members of both teams, wore pink ribbons to raise support for breast cancer awareness, a campaign sponsored by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches for Women, which
The Wildcats (2-7) will be in action again Friday, Feb. 10, in
“We need to get better before next weekend,” Ryden said. “