Feb. 1, 2013
Junior Anna Shumaker posted meet wins in the individual vault and all-around, helping UC Davis hit season bests on both vault and balance beam in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's gymnastics dual victory over Seattle Pacific at the Pavilion Friday night. The Aggies scored a season-high 194.125 to the Falcons' 191.450.
UC Davis improves to 6-5 for the meet.
Shumaker scored 9.850 on vault, leading a first-through-fifth team sweep in the opening rotation, aiding a four-event total of 38.850 in the all-around. She outpaced SPU's Shannon Escarra's second-place 38.475 and teammate Katie Yamamura's 38.300 score. Shumaker added a 9.525 on bars, anchored the beam lineup with a 9.725 then finished with a 9.750 on floor en route to her winning total.
The Aggies enjoyed first-place finishes on each of the three remaining events as well. Sophomore Lisa Wiktorski posted a personal record of 9.775 to edge teammate Michelle Ho's 9.750 on uneven bars. Yamamura went 9.775 on beam, slightly ahead of UC Davis freshman Stephanie Stamates' 9.750. Stamates, in turn, scored a 9.850 on floor to lead a top-five Aggie sweep in the final rotation.
Sophomores Tiana Montell and Kala DeFrancesco also notched big PRs on vault, scoring 9.800 and 9.725, respectively. DeFrancesco also hit a career high of 9.750 on floor, tying teammates Shumaker and senior Taryn West for third place. Both of Stamates' beam and floor scores represent personal bests in her young career.
The Aggies' 48.750 on vault eclipsed their previous 2013 best by two tenths, while their 48.500 on beam was a tenth better than the 48.400 scored at Air Force less than a week ago. The team total of 194.125 is the program's highest since scoring 194.175 at Sacramento State to end the 2011 regular season.
UC Davis returns to action in a quad meet at UCLA's esteemed Pauley Pavilion on February 10. Washington and Causeway Classic rival Sacramento State round out the field in that Sunday showdown.
TEAM SCORES - 1. UC Davis, 194.125; 2. Seattle Pacific, 191.450.
VAULT - 1. Anna Shumaker, UC Davis, 9.850; 2. Tiana Montell, UC Davis, 9.800; 3. Kala DeFrancesco, UC Davis, 9.725.
UNEVEN BARS - 1. Lisa Wiktorski, UC Davis, 9.775; 2. Michelle Ho, UC Davis, 9.750; 3 (tie). Stephanie Wagner, SPU; Shannon Escarra, SPU, 9.700.
BALANCE BEAM - 1. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 9.775; 2. Stephanie Stamates, UC Davis, 9.750; 3 (tie). Stephanie Wagner, SPU; Anna Shumaker, UC Davis, 9.725.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Stephanie Stamates, UC Davis, 9.850; 2. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 9.825; 3 (tie). Kala DeFrancesco, UC Davis; Anna Shumaker, UC Davis; Taryn West, UC Davis, 9.750.
ALL-AROUND - 1. Anna Shumaker, UC Davis, 38.850; 2. Shannon Escarra, SPU, 38.475; 3. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 38.300.