Husky Gymnastic Team Upsets UCLA
Feb. 27, 1998
Seattle, WA - The 13th-ranked Washington women's gymnastics team turned in its top performance of the season to upset fifth-ranked UCLA, the defending NCAA champion, 195.900 to 194.425 in Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Washington set a school record on floor exercise (49.425) and recorded its highest balance beam mark of the season (48.500) to pull off the upset. The victory marked the first time Washington has defeated the Bruins in 25 meetings.
Husky senior Klara Kudilkova led Washington to the win by posting a 39.325 in the all-around competition. UCLA's Lena Degteva tied Kudilkova for all-around honors. Kudilkova won the floor exercise with a career high score of 9.950 and also captured top honors on vault (9.925). The Huskies completed a sweep of event winners when Jamie Stauffer won the uneven bars (9.900) and Tiffany Simpson turned in the top score on the balance beam (9.925).
Women's Collegiate Gymnastics
Team Scores -- 1. Washington 195.900, 2. UCLA 194.425
All-Around -- 1. (tie) Klara Kudilkova (UW) and Lena Degteva (UCLA) 39.325. 3. Tiffany Simpson (UW) 39.125.
Vault -- 1. (tie) Kudilkova (UW) and Simpson (UW) 9.925, 3. Kiralee Hiyashi (UCLA) 9.900.
Uneven Bars -- 1. Jamie Stauffer (UW) 9.900, 2. (tie) Mohini Bhardwaj (UCLA) and Kiralee Hiyashi (UCLA) 9.850.
Balance Beam -- 1. Simpson (UW) 9.925, 2. Hiyashi (UCLA) 9.900, 3. Degteva (UCLA) 9.875.
Floor Exercise -- 1. Kudilkova (UW) 9.950, 2. (tie) Simpson (UW) and Stella Umeh (UCLA) 9.925. Attendance: 1,642