Huskies Head To Boise For Big Meet
Jan. 10, 2012
SEATTLE - UW begins the season with three-straight meets on the road, the second at Boise State on Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. PST. This will be the first meet of the season for Boise State who was ranked No. 14 in the pre-season poll, its highest pre-season ranking in school history. Last year, UW defeated the Broncos in a Quad Meet in Seattle during the second week of the season. Amy Glass is the top returning all-arounder for Boise State as a redshirt-senior.
Engreitz, Cline, Bixler & Fechter Help Team to Opening Meet Win UW won its 2012 opener at Michigan State, 193.175-191.825. Although the Husky scores weren't quite what they expected and despite several falls on floor, UW rebounded to post a solid score on beam and still get the win. A Husky won all four events including the all-around which was won by senior Ruby Engreitz. Engreitz also won the bars. Junior Amanda Cline won vault, junior Paige Bixler was top on beam and freshman McKenzie Fechter won the floor.
Purple Tops Gold In Annual Intrasquad Meet
Huskies Picked 16th In National Pre-Season Poll
Every Division I opponent on UW's roster is ranked or receiving votes in the poll. No. 1 UCLA will be the home opener for UW on Jan. 27. The Huskies will also face No. 6 Nebraska, No. 7 Oregon State, No. 8 Stanford, No. 10 Michigan, No. 12 LSU, No. 14 Boise State, No. 19 Arizona and the following teams that are receiving votes: Michigan State, Southern Utah, Arizona State, San Jose State, Central Michigan and Cal.
In 2011 the Huskies had one of the best seasons in school history, placing a school-best third place at the Pac-10 Championships, beating out Stanford. UW then was leading this year's new conference opponent Utah, at the Regionals after three events and just missed going to nationals.
The Pac-12 Championships will be hosted by No. 5 Utah on March 24.
UW will host the NCAA Regionals this year at 4 p.m. on April 7.
Pac-12 Coaches Pick Huskies Fifth
Arizona earned 19 points and appears in sixth place. The Wildcats are the Conference's sixth team to appear in the national top 25 at No. 19. Rounding out the poll, both Arizona State and Cal placed seventh in the voting with 11 points respectively.