Feb. 7, 2003
SAN JOSE, Calif. --- Senior Flora Bare posted a school-record 39.200 to finish second in the individual all-around as UC Davis scored a season-best 192.025 in a women's collegiate gymnastics dual meet at Spartan Gym Friday. Host San Jose State won the meet with a school-record total of 195.100.
Bare's score breaks Ericka Ruelas' old standard of 39.025, set at the Western Independent Championships in 2000. Bare and Ruelas are the only Aggies to surpass the 39-point barrier for a four-event total. The nine-time USAG All-American also tied Jill Henrie's 1993 vault mark of 9.900, which has stood as the longest surviving record in UC Davis annals. Bare added a 9.750 on bars, a 9.700 on balance beam and a season-best 9.850 on floor exercise.
A Santa Cruz, Calif. native, Bare had been named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week for last weekend's showing.
Another Aggie senior, Lynn Schwaebe scored a career-best 9.750 on vault to place third in that event, and added a third-place bars score of 9.875 to tie her career high. Sophomore Tiffany Chan finished second on floor exercise with a 9.875 performance.
San Jose State enjoyed a banner night, setting school records on bars (49.275) and floor (49.125). Junior Shirla Choy set an individual mark with her 9.950 on bars.
The Aggies' next competition is a four-way meet at UC Berkeley Sunday. Boise State and Cal St. Fullerton will also compete at the meet.
TEAM SCORES: San Jose State, 195.100, UC Davis, 192.025.
VAULT - 1. Flora Bare, UC Davis, 9.900. 2. Dani Albright, SJSU, 9.775. 3. Lynn Schwaebe, UC Davis, 9.750.
UNEVEN BARS - 1. Shirla Choy, SJSU, 9.950. 2(tie). Dani Albright, Kelsey Spellacy, SJSU, 9.900.
BALANCE BEAM - 1. Jennifer Greene, SJSU, 9.875. 2. Dani Albright, SJSU, 9.775. 3. Michelle Naito, UC Davis, 9.725.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Jennifer Greene, SJSU, 9.900. 2. Tiffany Chan, UC Davis, 9.875. 3 (tie) Dani Albright, SJSU; Flora Bare, UC Davis; Shirla Choy, SJSU, 9.850.
ALL-AROUND - 1. Dani Albright, SJSU, 39.300. 2. Flora Bare, UC Davis, 39.200. 3. Jennifer Greene, SJSU, 39.175.