March 8, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Junior Anna Shumaker scored a career-high 39.050 in the all-around, senior Katie Yamamura won the individual uneven bars at 9.825, and the vault squad set a school record to highlight UC Davis at a women's gymnastics quad meet at The Event Center Friday night. Host San Jose State came from behind to win the meet with a 195.575 team score, 23rd-ranked Boise State finished second at 195.425, the Aggies were third with a 194.500 and Seattle Pacific rounded out the field at 191.725.
UC Davis moves to 9-11 in dual competition for the year.
With her four-event total, Shumaker became the seventh gymnast in school history to break the 39-point barrier. She opened with a 9.775 on floor exercise, tied her career high of 9.850 on vault, then scored 9.725 on bars and 9.700 on beam during the second half of the meet.
The Aggies went 48.950 on vault during the second rotation to take a 0.65 lead over the Spartans at the midway point of the meet. Yamamura led the squad with a 9.875, just ahead of Shumaker's PR. Sophomore Tiana Montell and junior Madeline Kennedy also set vault career highs of 9.850 and 9.775, respectively. The Aggies' total surpasses their previous vault record of 48.925, set at Sacramento State almost exactly two years ago.
Meanwhile, Yamamura's score on bars put her slightly ahead of Boise State's Kelsey Morris, who finished second with a 9.800. Shumaker, Ho, freshman Dani Judal and sophomore Lisa Wiktorski all scored identical 9.725s as UC Davis carried a 146.725 into the final rotation, less than a half-point in front of the Spartans.
SJSU went 49.300 on floor, its No. 3 score in school history, to pull away to the meet victory. Montell scored a 9.725 and Kennedy followed with a 9.700, but the Aggies suffered a pair of falls to slip to 47.775 on beam. Nonetheless, the 194.500 marks the team's second-highest road score of the 2013 season.
Ho's performance on floor marked her fourth meet with a 9.900 or better, and took part in a three-way tie for second in Friday's competition. It also boosted UC Davis to its second-straight 49-point team total: she and Stephanie Stamates (9.850) led the Aggies to a 49.050 to kick off the meet.
The Spartans' Bekah Gher won the all-around at 39.200, beating out teammate Cassandra Harrison and Boise State's Kelsey Black at 39.125. The Broncos picked up meet titles with Amanda Otuafi leading a 1-2-3 sweep on vault with a 9.950 and Brittany Potvin-Green taking the beam at 9.900.
UC Davis concludes its regular season with the annual Senior/Alumni Night home meet on March 15, this time with Air Force and Sacramento State. Meet time is 7 p.m. at the Pavilion.
TEAM SCORES - 1. San Jose State, 195.575; 2. Boise State, 195.425; 3. UC Davis, 194.500; 4. Seattle Pacific, 191.725.
VAULT - 1. Amanda Otuafi, BSU, 9.950; 2 (tie) Brittany Potvin-Green, BSU; Ciera Perkins, BSU, 9.900.
UNEVEN BARS - 1. Katie Yamamura, UC Davis, 9.825; 2. Kelsey Morris, BSU, 9.800; 3 (tie). Bekah Gher, SJSU; Ciera Perkins, BSU; Cami Guyer, SJSU, 9.775.
BALANCE BEAM - 1. Brittany Potvin-Green, BSU, 9.900; 2. Julia Greer, SJSU, 9.825; 3. Bekah Gher, SJSU, 9.800.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Cassandra Harrison, SJSU, 9.925; 2 (tie). Julia Greer, SJSU; Amanda Otuafi, BSU; Michelle Ho, UC Davis, 9.900.
ALL-AROUND - 1. Bekah Gher, SJSU, 39.200; 2 (tie). Cassandra Harrison, SJSU; Kelsey Black, BSU, 39.125.