No. 11 Gymnastics Continues Hot Streak, Scores 197.050
McCabe and Johnson post perfect 10s, as Wildcats score third-best mark in school history
Feb. 23, 2004
Denton, Texas (Feb. 23) - Two Arizona gymnasts scored perfect 10s, as the No. 11 University of Arizona women's gymnastics team posted a 197.050, the third-best mark in school history on Monday night, in Denton, Texas. Arizona (7-3-1, 2-2-1) was edged by No. 10 LSU, 197.050-197.100, but defeated Texas Woman's University (193.425) in the tri-meet at Kitty Magee Arena.
Senior Andi McCabe posted her first-career 10.000 on vault, becoming the fourth gymnast in Arizona history to do so, en route to a first-place finish in the all-around with a career-high 39.575, the fourth-best score in school history. McCabe also finished fourth on beam with a career-high 9.875, and tallied a career-high 9.900 on floor.
Junior Katie Johnson landed her first-career perfect 10 on floor, becoming the third Arizona gymnast to accomplish such a feat, and finished fifth on beam (9.850). Johnson had tallied four scores of 9.975 in her career before Monday night.
Junior Jamie Duce earned two event titles, tying for first place honors on bars (9.900), and on beam (9.900). Junior Monica Bisordi finished fourth on vault (9.925), and placed fifth on floor (9.925).
Arizona, which scored a season-high 197.300 versus Washington three days earlier, posted a score of 197 or better for the second-consecutive meet, something that has never been accomplished before in school history. The Wildcats have scored 196 points or better in five-consecutive meets, which is a program first.
Arizona posted a 49.425 on vault for the second-consecutive meet, and the third time this season, a score that ranks fourth all-time in school history. The Wildcats also finished with a 49.200 on beam, and a 49.400 on floor, both scores which rank No. 8 in school history, and managed a 49.025 on bars.
LSU was able to defeat Arizona by .050 points largely because three Tiger gymnasts scored perfect 10s. Sophomore April Buckholder scored a 10.000 on vault, and freshman Nikki Butler and sophomore Terin Martinjak scored 10s on floor. All told, Arizona and LSU combined for 18 scores of 9.900 or better, including five-perfect 10 scores, which is a Kitty Magee Arena record.
Arizona will next travel up I-10 to face intra-state rival Arizona State on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. (MST) in Wells Fargo Arena.