DENTON, Texas ?- Karin Wurm shattered her previous career-high in the all-around as the No. 15 Arizona gymnastics team (196.575) blew past No. 23 Brigham Young (193.725) and host Texas Women’s University (191.425) on Saturday night.
“This was a very good meet for us,” head coach Bill Ryden said following the meet. “It was a nice way to end the regular season. It’s good to end on a high note and gain some momentum heading into the postseason.”
The Wildcats began the night on the uneven parallel bars, scoring a 48.875. Aubrey Taylor paced the squad, notching a 9.850 to claim the top spot in the event. Wurm tallied a 9.8 to place second, while Danielle Hicks and Suzanne Alvey each earned marks of 9.75. Alexis Greene added a 9.725.
The Wildcats then moved to the balance beam and posted a season-high 49.125.
On the floor,
“We had falls on bars and beam, but the team fought back and didn’t let it get to them,” Ryden said. “Otherwise, we went 22-24. We stayed focused and really had some great routines.”
Wurm shattered her previous career-high of 39.25 in the all-around with a 39.4 to lead all gymnasts. Hicks also set a new career-high as she totaled a 39.250 to place second.
“She had a great, great meet,” Ryden said of Wurm, who has competed in the all-around in all 11 meets this season. “She was really on tonight. I’m very happy for her. We had seen this meet coming from her for a while now.”
With the two victories,