Feb. 15, 2012
SEATTLE - UW will return home Friday to host its first tri-meet of the season featuring No. 13 LSU and cross-town rival Seattle Pacific. The meet is at 7 p.m. at Alaska Airlines Arena and is "Relay for Life Night." Relay for Life will have tables with information setup in the concourse, there will be in-meet videos from the gymnasts and the gymnasts will throw out "Hope" bracelets. Harry the Husky will also be in attendance.
Scouting No. 13 LSU
The LSU gymnastics team moved up one spot to No. 13 thanks to a season-high 196.850 at Florida on Feb. 10. The Tigers season average jumped up from 195.145 to 195.429 to move ahead of Auburn who fell from 13th to 17th. After scoring at least a 49.050 on each event against the Gators, LSU improved in three of the event rankings. LSU stayed put at No. 7 on vault with a 49.254 average, and the Tigers climbed one spot to No. 11 on floor (48.954 average), four spots to No. 20 on beam (48.554) and two spots to No. 21 on bars (48.667). In the individual rankings, freshman Rheagan Courville moved up to No. 3 nationally on vault with a 9.921 average, and she checked in at No. 21 in the all-around standings with a 39.238 average. Freshman Lloimincia Hall used her team-leading third 9.90 floor score of the season at Florida to improve four spots in the floor rankings to No. 12 with a 9.875 average. LSU is 2-7 on the year.
Scouting Seattle Pacific
SPU is the only NCAA Division II team in the three-team field at Washington that also features LSU. SPU has not defeated UW since outpointing the Huskies 192.875-191.475 at Brougham Pavilion on March 8, 2004. The Falcons are currently rated 56th overall (192.575) and No. 4 among teams that will vie for the USAG collegiate championship.
2012 Seattle Regional Tickets On Sale
For the first time since 2009, an NCAA Gymnastics Regional will be held at the University of Washington at Alaska Airlines Arena on April 7. This will be one of six NCAA Regional sites around the country and will include six teams and other qualifying individuals that will be announced two weeks prior to the event. Tickets went on sale Friday, Jan. 27 at 8:30 a.m. PT. You can order by walking into the Husky Ticket Office in the Graves Building on campus or by calling the ticket office at (206) 543-2200. Tickets are also available on ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $12 for reserved seating, $9 for general admission adult, $6 for children and students and $4 for the group discount of 15+. More information about the 2012 Seattle Regional will be posted as the event gets closer.
UW TV To Tape Delay All Home Meets
UW TV (Chanel 27 in the Puget Sound Region) will tape delay all five of the 2012 home gymnastics meets. UW TV will tape each meet live and air them on a later date. The LSU/SPU meet on Feb. 24, the Arizona State meet on March 9 and the SJSU/Central Michigan meet on March 16. All meets will air at 10 p.m. PT. Fans can watch the live streaming of the event under Husky All Access for free at www.gohuskies.com. Live chat and stats will also be available online for free. A former gymnast herself, Alisa Mowe will be calling all of the action for you on the live stream and on the UW TV broadcasts. This is her fifth year calling the meets and has been tabbed one of the best across the country. Visit http://www.uwtv.org/gymnastics/ for more information on UW TV's coverage of Husky gymnastics and other UW sports.
Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships To Be Televised on Fox Sports Net
Fans will have the special opportunity to see the Husky Gym Dawgs on Fox Sports Net in March. As part of the Pac-12 conference's agreement with Fox Sports Net, the Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Championships will be televised on the network. The competition will take place on March 24, 2012 at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on the campus of the University of Utah. The championships will be tape-delayed and played at a later date, TBD, during the weekend after March 29, 2012. The Husky gymnasts and other Pac-12 gymnasts are honored and excited for this event, as this will be the only televised collegiate gymnastics event for the 2012 season. Jim Watson will provide the play-by-play and Olympic gold medalist Amanda Borden will provide analysis.
Huskies In The National Rankings
As a team, UW ranks No. 23 in this week's rankings with a 194.425 average and a team-high of 195.725. UW's RQS score come out this week and is 194.165. As a team, UW is 25th on vault (48.763), 24th on bars (48.625) and T12th on beam (48.667).
UW Takes Third At Masters Classic
In their first Quad Meet of 2012, UW took third at the Masters Classic in Lincoln, Neb., hosting by No. 8 Nebraska. The Huskers won the meet with a 196.550. No. 22 Michigan was second with a 195.825, No. 19 UW scored a 194.150 and Southern Utah finished with a 191.900. UW set a new team-high on the floor for the season with a 49.000, but had to count falls on two events and had some tough landings on vault. Meg Whitney was the top vaulter for UW, tying for eighth with a 9.800. Ruby Engreitz tied for fourth on bars with a 9.850. Paige Bixler placed third on beam with a 9.825 and McKenzie Fechter tied for fourth with a 9.850 on floor. In the all-around, Engreitz was the top Husky in seventh place with a 38.750.