Record-Setting Seawolves Hand Aggies First Loss

Jan. 30, 2004

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Redshirt freshman Megan Nakagawa won the individual vault at 9.675 and put up a team-best 9.700 on floor exercise, but Alaska Anchorage scored a school-record 190.300 as a team to claim victory over UC Davis in a women's collegiate gymnastics dual meet at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex Friday. The Aggies recorded a team total of 189.000.

The loss is the Aggies' first of the 2004 season, bringing their record to 3-1.

Junior Tiffany Chan and freshman Brandi Forte were also event-winners for UC Davis. Chan recorded a 9.700 to capture the balance beam title while Forte's 9.700 won on uneven bars. Junior Nicole Doherty also enjoyed a strong night, finishing second on bars at 9.675 and third on beam at 9.625. Amber Weddell, who was a USAG All-American on beam two years ago, made her return to the event with a fourth-place 9.600.

UAA's Mandi Burdick was the lone all-arounder of the meet, posting a four-event total of 38.175. She capped the evening's performances with a 9.825 on floor exercise, helping lift the Seawolves above the 190-point barrier for the first time in school history.

Dominique Ingram turned in solid scores for UAA as a three-event performer. She took second on vault at 9.625, third on bars at 9.650 and fourth on floor at 9.600.

Both of Nakagawa's scores are career bests. Her 9.700 on floor tied for second with the Seawolves' Mandy Kolosovksy.

UC Davis and Alaska Anchorage square off again on Saturday night.


VAULT - 1. Megan Nakagawa, UC Davis, 9.675; 2. Dominique Ingram, UAA, 9.625; 3. Mandi Burdick, UAA, 9.500.



UNEVEN BARS - 1. Brandi Forte, UC Davis, 9.700; 2. Nicole Doherty, UC Davis, 9.675; 3. Dominique Ingram, 9.650.

BALANCE BEAM - 1. Tiffany Chan, UC Davis, 9.700; 2. Brianna Thomas, UAA, 9.675; 3. Nicole Doherty, UC Davis, 9.625.

FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Mandi Burdick, UAA, 9.825; 2 (tie). Mandy Kolosovsky, UAA; Megan Nakagawa, UC Davis, 9.700.

ALL-AROUND - 1. Mandi Burdick, UAA, 38.175.