April 19, 2003
DENTON, Texas. --- UC Davis sophomore Tiffany Chan successfully defended her floor exercise title while senior teammate Lynn Schwaebe won the individual vault in the individual event championships of the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals Saturday at Texas Woman's University. The winning performances mark the fourth straight year that UC Davis had captured at least two event titles.
Chan posted a 9.900 to beat four competitors with 9.850 scores. She had advanced to Saturday's competition as one of four gymnasts to post 9.875s in Thursday's preliminaries. Chan now has two USAG All-America awards -- both of which are national championships -- in as many years.
Schwaebe advanced the meet by virtue of a sixth-place tie in Thursday's prelims, but scored a 9.762 in the final to edge TWU's Luci Romberg by just 0.025. Romberg had entered the national meet as the favorite on vault, having posted a regional-qualfiying average of 9.830 during the regular season.
This is the second All-America award for Schwaebe as she had tied for fourth place in last year's uneven bars competition at nationals.
Stephanie Loudat of TWU and Allison Todd of the U.S. Air Force Academy won the event titles on uneven bars and balance beam, respectively.
2003 USAG COLLEGIATE NATIONALS - EVENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
VAULT - 1. Lynn Schwaebe, UC Davis, 9.762; 2. Luci Romberg, Texas Woman's, 9.737; 3. Rachel Anderson, Seattle Pacific, 9.662; 4. Jessica Brozovich, Texas Woman's, 9.612; 5. Kari Kelly, Seattle Pacific, 9.400; 6. Dana Giametta, Texas Woman's, 9.362; 7. Kim Holland, Texas Woman's, 9.325; 8. Lindsey Clowers, Texas Woman's, 9.262.
UNEVEN BARS - 1. Stephanie Loudat, Texas Woman's, 9.850; 2. Kristen Strid, Seattle Pacific, 9.850; 3. Paige Ozaroski, Temple, 9.800; 4 (tie). Jennie Jackson, Centenary; Janelle Thibault, Centenary, 9.725; 6. Luci Romberg, Texas Woman's, 9.650; 7. Chelsie Leggett, Texas Woman's, 9.200; 8. Allison Todd, Air Force, 9.100.
BALANCE BEAM - 1. Allison Todd, Air Force, 9.850; 2. Laura Frank, Air Force, 9.825; 3. Stephanie Loudat, Texas Woman's, 9.800; 4. Paige Orazoski, Temple, 9.750; 5 (tie). Lindsey Clowers, Texas Woman's; Shellen Goltz, Cornell, 9.600; 7. Luci Romberg, Texas Woman's, 9.250; 8. Erin Davis, Temple, 9.150; 9. Jennifer Beaver, Temple, 8.825.
FLOOR EXERCISE - 1. Tiffany Chan, UC Davis, 9.900; 2 (tie). Luci Romberg, Texas Woman's; Allison Todd, Air Force; Sarah Racioppi, Centenary; Cicely Warrington, Temple, 9.850; 6. Jonica Scott, Texas Woman's, 9.825; 7. Amber McMeans, Texas Woman's, 9.550.