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2008-01-29 OSU Meet Notes
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/29/2008
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Whatˇ?s on Tap: ?The No. 19 Arizona womenˇ?s gymnastics team will have its second home meet against California. The Pac-10 duel meet will take place on Friday, February 1 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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The Rankings: ? The Wildcats enter competition this week ranked No. 19 in the country, with an average team score of? 194.125, slipping from a No. 14 ranking last week . In individual events, UA ranks No. 17 on the vault ( 48.875),?No.?25 on the uneven bars ( 48.925 ), No. 20 on balance beam ( 48.750) and 17th on floor ( 48.875 ).?Arizona has been ranked in 75 of the last 76 polls, including 28 straight.

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About the Rankings: ?Unlike other collegiate athletic rankings, collegiate gymnastic rankings are not based on wins and losses or votes. Gymnastic teams are ranked by their meet scores alone.?

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A Look at the Bears: ?When Arizona faces California on Friday, it will be the Bears fourth meet this season, holding down a record of 1-2. Last week California lost to Washington (193.975-188.450) and last year finished No. 26 in the national ranking. The Bears are coached by Cari Dubois, who is in her in sixth year with the program.

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Arizona Head Coach: ?Bill Ryden?is in his 10th season at the helm of the Arizona gymnastics program, owning a school and career record of 128-120-3.? In 2006, he joined Jim Gault as the second coach to surpass 100 career coaching victories at Arizona. Ryden made his first appearance as a head coach at the NCAA Championships in 2002, the programˇ?s first appearance since 1996.? In 2002, Ryden also earned Pac-10 Conference Coach of the Year honors as well as South Central Regional Coach of the Year honors, becoming the first head coach in Arizona history to have earned regional honors. Additionally, Ryden has coached in 17 Pac-10 Championships, 15 NCAA Championships and 17 NCAA Regional meets. Ryden has also trained 14 All-Americans and 20 All-Pac-10 gymnasts in his tenure at Arizona.

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Working to Move Up: ?Despite a slip to a No. 19 national ranking this week, Arizona continues to find itself among the nationˇ?s elite teams. The Wildcats have consistently been ranked in the top 25 over the years, and the Cats remain in track with tradition.

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Confidence Boost: ?The Wildcats hope to carry over any momentum that could be gained from winning last yearˇ?s regular season dual meet against California.? Ryden stated that?last season the team had an excellent meet against the Bears, and are looking to turn their season around this year and continue forward.

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Road Rules: ?For the first time in seven seasons, Arizona began its season on its home floor this year defeating NC State and Alaska Anchorage. After two tough meets on the road, the Wildcats are eager to return home for their fourth meet of the season.

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Senior Leadership: ?Now in her final season as a Wildcat, senior Karin Wurm began her senior campaign with a very strong performance, competing in three events while nursing an injury, and is still nursing that injury to date.? Classmate Danielle Hicks has been a solid performer on beam, scoring a season high 9.625, and now competes on floor as well.

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Debuts: ??Freshman Colleen Fisher has held and important role for the Wildcats her first season on the team.? She started the season competing only on vault and has now added beam and floor, placing fifth on the vault last week against Oregon State.

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Other Injuries:? ?The Arizona gymnastics team has had a lack of depth this season due to many injuries on the team.? Senior Karin Wurm who usually competes in the all-around is only able to do three events due to injury, while other setbacks include redshirt junior Sarah Specht, who last week was only able to compete on bars and Danielle Hicks who is overcoming reconstructive shoulder surgery from last season.

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Finish Strong: Historically, the Arizona gymnastics team has always been ranked as one of the highest teams in the nation. This year was no different as the team had its highest preseason ranking since 2003, ranked at No.12

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Arizona in the Polls Since 1998:

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Year

Preseason Rank

Final Rank

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16th?

13th

2006

17th?

13th?

2005

13th?

t-18th?

2004

17th?

14th?

2003

12th?

19th?

2002

17th?

11th?

2001

20th?

18th?

2000

16th?

20th?

1999

16th?

20th?

1998

12th?

14th?

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Facing the Best:?Arizona always competes against some of the top programs in the nation year in and year out, and this season will be no different.??The Wildcats have already competed against Stanford and Oregon State, who are currently tied for No. 10 in the national ranking. The Wildcats will face other opponents ranked in the top 20 in the preseason poll, including No. 14 Denver and No. 18 Kentucky.?

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Looking Ahead: Following the home meet against Cal this Friday, the Wildcats will again head on the road for a non-conference meet at Illinois-Chicago on Feb 9.

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Team Stats:? ?Arizona Gymnastics Stats thus far in the 2008 season:

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Team????????????????????????????????????????????????Vault??????Bars?????? Beam???? Floor????? AA

School Records?????????????????????????????????49.550????49.475??? 49.500??? 49.575??? 197.375

Jan 11 NC State, Alaska???????????????????48.875????48.925??? 47.775??? 48.525??? 194.100 ?

Jan 20 at Stanford?????????????????????????????48.80??????48.325??? 48.525??? 48.475???? 194.125

Jan 25 at Oregon State??????????????????????48.425???48.000???? 48.750??? 48.8756?? 194.050

Feb 1 California??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Feb 9 at Illinois-Chicago ?????????????????????????????????

Feb 15 at Arizona State???????????????????????????????????

Feb 22 UCLA???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Feb 29 Washington????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

March 7 at Kentucky??????????????????????????????????????????????????????

March 15 at Denver???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

March 21 BYU, CS Fullerton??????????????????????????

March 29 Pac-10s?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

April 12 NCAA Regionals???????????????????????????????

April 24 NCAA Championships???????

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Individuals

Briana Bergeson????????????????????????????????Vault???Bars??? Beam? Floor?? AA??????????????????

Career Highs????????????????????????????????????????C??????????9.850?? 9.950?? 9.600?? ?C?????????????????????????????????

Jan 11 NC State, Alaska????????????????????? DNC????8.550?? 9.800?? 9.600 ?? DNC

Jan 20 at Stanford??????????????????????????????? DNC?? 9.550?? 9.725 ??? DNC?? DNC

Jan 25 at Oregon State???????????? DNC???9.800?? 9.725 ??? DNC?? DNC

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Colleen Fisher????????????????????????????????????Vault???Bars??? Beam? Floor?? AA??????????????????

Career Highs???????????????????????????????????????9.800????C????????? ?C????????? ?C????????? ?C?????????????????????

Jan 11 NC State, Alaska??????????????????????9.800?? DNC??? DNC??? DNC??? DNC

Jan 20 at Stanford????????????????????????????????9.775 ?? DNC???9.575?? 9.025 ?? DNC

Jan 25 at Oregon State?????????????9.750 ?? DNC???9.725?? 9.775 ?? DNC

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Alexis Greene????????????????????????????????????????????????Vault?? Bars??? Beam? Floor?? AA??????????????????

Career Highs???????????????????????????????????????9.875???9.850?? 9.500?? 9.875?? 38.800????????????????????????

Jan 11 NC State, Alaska??????????????????????9.750???9.850?? 9.500?? 9.700?? 38.800

Jan 20 at Stanford????????????????????????????????9.750???9.700?? 9.775?? 9.650?? 38.875

Jan 25 at Oregon State?????????????9.600???9.500?? 9.800?? 9.675?? 38.850

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Danielle Hicks???????????????????????????????????Vault???Bars??? Beam? Floor?? AA??????????????????

Career Highs???????????????????????????????????????9.825???9.875?? 9.900?? 9.925?? 39.250????????????????????????

Jan 11 NC State, Alaska????????????????????? DNC??? DNC????9.625 ?? DNC??? DNC

Jan 20 at Stanford??????????????????????????????? DNC?? DNC????9.800?? 9.675 ?? DNC

Jan 25 at Oregon State???????????? DNC??? DNC???9.725?? 9.775 ?? DNC

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Miranda Russell????????????????????????????????Vault???Bars??? Beam? Floor?? AA??????????????????

Career Highs???????????????????????????????????????9.850???9.825?? 9.900?? 9.875?? 39.250????????????????????????

Jan 11 NC State, Alaska??????????????????????9.725???9.825?? 9.200?? 9.675?? 38.425 ?

Jan 20 at Stanford????????????????????????????????9.650?? 9.625?? 9.650 ?? DNC??? DNC

Jan 25 at Oregon State?????????????9.575???9.650?? 9.650?? 9.575?? 37.525

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Kristen Schmieder?????????????????????????????Vault???Bars??? Beam? Floor?? AA??????????????????

Career Highs????????????????????????????????????????C??????????9.600?? 9.650?? ?C????????? ?C?????????????????????????????????

Jan 11 NC State, Alaska????????????????????? DNC????9.600?? 9.650 ?? DNC??? DNC

Jan 20 at Stanford??????????????????????????????? DNC????8.925 ?? DNC?? DNC?? DNC

Jan 25 at Oregon State???????????? DNC???9.275 ?? DNC??? DNC?? DNC

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Rachelle Silberg?????????????????????????????????Vault???Bars??? Beam? Floor?? AA??????????????????

Career Highs???????????????????????????????????????9.900????C????????? ?C????????? ?C????????? ?C?????????????????????????????????

Jan 11 NC State, Alaska??????????????????????9.750 ?? DNC??? DNC??? DNC??? DNC

Jan 20 at Stanford????????????????????????????????9.725 ?? DNC?? DNC??? DNC?? DNC

Jan 25 at Oregon State?????????????9.650 ?? DNC?? DNC??? DNC?? DNC

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Sarah Specht??????????????????????????????????????Vault?? Bars??? Beam? Floor?? AA??????????????????

Career Highs???????????????????????????????????????9.825???9.825?? ?C????????? 9.850?? ?C?????????????????????????????????

Jan 11 NC State, Alaska??????????????????????9.700 ?? 9.775?? DNC????9.175 ?? DNC

Jan 20 at Stanford??????????????????????????????? 9.725?? 9.075 ?? DNC????9.700 ?? DNC

Jan 25 at Oregon State???????????? DNC?? 9.500?? DNC??? DNC??? DNC

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Bree Workman??????????????????????????????????Vault???Bars??? Beam? Floor?? AA??????????????????

Career Highs???????????????????????????????????????9.900????C????????? ?C????????? 9.850?? ?C?????????????????????????????????

Jan 11 NC State, Alaska??????????????????????9.850 ?? DNC ?? DNC ???9.750 ?? DNC

Jan 20 at Stanford????????????????????????????????9.825 ?? DNC?? DNC????9.725 ?? DNC

Jan 25 at Oregon State?????????????9.675 ?? DNC?? DNC????9.800 ?? DNC

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Karin Wurm???????????????????????????????????????Vault???Bars??? Beam? Floor?? AA??????????????????

Career Highs???????????????????????????????????????9.900???9.925?? 9.900?? 9.900?? 39.425????????????????????????

Jan 11 NC State, Alaska????????????????????? DNC??? 9.875?? 9.175?? 9.800 ?? DNC

Jan 20 at Stanford??????????????????????????????? DNC????9.775?? 9.200?? 9.725 ??? DNC

Jan 25 at Oregon State?????????????9.750???9.100?? 9.775?? 9.850?? 38.475

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