Collegiate gymnastics week 8 recap - Feb. 21-27
posted on 02/28/2011

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WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS

#15 Arkansas 196.700, #1 Florida 196.100 - Feb. 25, 2011
FAYETTEVILLE - Arkansas recorded its best score of the season and the No. 15 Razorbacks knocked off No. 1 Florida in Barnhill Arena on Friday, 196.70-196.10, earning at least a tie for the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship.

#2 Stanford 196.825, Arizona State 192.375 - Feb. 27, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore Ashley Morgan won three events, but the day belonged to senior Danielle Ikoma, who captured her first-ever all-around victory while competing in her final home gymnastics meet.

#3 Oklahoma 196.650, #8 Michigan 196.275 - Feb. 26, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Senior Kylee Botterman (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) picked up her eighth straight all-around title with a 39.400, but the No. 8-ranked University of Michigan women's gymnastics team fell short against No. 3 Oklahoma, 196.650-196.275, on Saturday night (Feb. 26) at Crisler Arena.

#5 Alabama 197.675, #4 Georgia 197.225 - Feb. 25, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. --- The fourth-ranked University of Georgia gymnastics team posted a season-high score of 197.225 - its first 197 or above of the year - in Friday night's 197.675-197.225 loss to No. 5 Alabama inside Stegeman Coliseum.

#6 Oregon State 196.675, #11 Washington 195.725, San Jose State 193.050, UC-Davis 192.950 - Feb. 25, 2011
CORVALLIS -- The sixth-ranked Oregon State gymnastics team hit its first 23 routines and tied its second highest score of the season to win at the 31st annual Salbasgeon Suites Invitational.

#7 Nebraska 196.500, #15 Iowa 195.500, Kentucky 194.650, Bowling Green 189.450 - Feb. 27, 2011
Lincoln, Neb.- The Nebraska women's gymnastics team captured four individual titles and posted their best score of the season to win their 18th Masters Classic title Sunday afternoon at the Devaney Center.

#9 UCLA 197.475, North Carolina State 195.025 - Feb. 21, 2011
Los Angeles, Calif. - Sometimes there really is no place like home. In its first home meet in six weeks, the ninth-ranked UCLA Gymnastics team scored a season-high 197.475 to easily win a dual meet over North Carolina State (195.025) on Monday afternoon.

#9 UCLA 196.650, Minnesota 194.475, #12 Denver 193.850 - Feb. 27, 2011
Los Angeles, Calif. - Ninth-ranked UCLA put together another solid team performance, winning its annual John Wooden Challenge on Sunday afternoon in Pauley Pavilion.

#10 Penn State 196.325, #17 Ohio State 195.900 - Feb. 26, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The No. 10 Penn State women's gymnastics team posted a 196.325 to earn the win against No. 17 Ohio State Saturday afternoon.

#12 Denver 193.975, Sacramento State 191.675 - Feb. 25, 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Three career highs on floor led to Sacramento State's season best in the event but it was not enough as the Hornet gymnastics team fell to #12 Denver, 193.975-191.675, Friday evening at the Hornets Nest.

#13 Boise State 195.125, Wisconsin-Stout 181.325 - Feb. 25, 2011
BOISE, Idaho - The No. 13-ranked Boise State gymnastics team played host to No. 70-ranked Wisconsin-Stout on Friday (Feb. 25) evening at the Taco Bell Arena. They defeated the Blue Devils in their first meeting 195.125-181.325.

#13 Boise State 195.475, Utah State 192.650 - Feb. 27, 2011
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's gymnastics team hosted Western Athletic Conference rival Utah State in a Sunday matinee' (Feb. 27) winning the duel with a score of 195.475-192.650.

#14 Illinois 195.225, Michigan State 195.000 - Feb. 25, 2011
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State gymnastics team hosted No. 14 Illinois on Friday, Feb. 25 in the first-ever NCAA Autism Awareness Meet. Although the Spartans posted a season-best mark overall, as well as in two events, MSU suffered a tough 195.225 to 195.00 defeat to the Fighting Illini.

#15 Iowa 195.450, Iowa State 195.200 - Feb. 25, 2011
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Iowa women's gymnastics team will remain unbeaten at home and clinch the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk series for the university with a 195.450-195.200 win over No. 22 Iowa State.

#15 Arkansas 196.500, Illinois-Chicago 193.775 - Feb. 27, 2011
CHICAGO -- The UIC women's gymnastics team posted it's highest total of the season in a loss to No. 15 Arkansas on Sunday afternoon with a score of 193.775. The Razorbacks, fresh off a victory over No. 1 Florida on Friday, recorded 196.500 points to win the dual meet.

#18 Auburn 195.925, Pittsburgh 192.650 - Feb. 25, 2011
AUBURN, Ala. - The No. 18 Auburn gymnastics team (3-5, 2-4 SEC) defeated the University of Pittsburgh (3-8, 0-6 EAGL), 195.925-192.650, Friday night at the Auburn Arena before a crowd of 3,522.

#19 Kent State 195.875, Western Michigan 194.975 - Feb. 27, 2011
KENT, Ohio -- Several team and personal records were tied or broken as the Kent State gymnastics team defeated Western Michigan, 195.875-194.975, in a Mid-American Conference meet Sunday (Feb. 27) at the M.A.C. Center.

Kentucky 195.575, #20 LSU 192.950 - Feb. 25, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky gymnastics team used impressive scores on all four events, including a season-high mark on balance beam, to grab its highest overall team score and defeat Southeastern Conference foe No. 20 LSU 195.575-192.95 at Memorial Coliseum on Friday.


MEN'S GYMNASTICS

Weekly Reports - compiled by Jerry Wright

#4 Penn State 353.500, #10 Ohio State 342.500 - Feb. 26, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Fourth-ranked Penn State added another strong performance to its impressive series of showings in 2011, winning all six events and recording a season high team total for the sixth time in seven meets en route to a 353.500-342.500 victory over No. 10 Ohio State on Saturday afternoon at Rec Hall.

#5 Stanford 351.250, #6 Michigan 346.200 - Feb. 26, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 6-ranked University of Michigan men's gymnastics team (346.200) came up short in a home dual meet on Saturday (Feb. 26) against No. 5 Stanford (351.250) inside Cliff Keen Arena.

#8 Minnesota 345.800, #13 Illinois-Chicago 339.200 - Feb. 26, 2011
CHICAGO - The UIC men's gymnastics team put up their finest performance of the season in the Flames first home competition in over six weeks at the Physical Educational Building on Sunday afternoon.

#11 Temple 338.200, #17 Springfield 333.500 - Feb. 25, 2011
Springfield, Mass. -- The Temple University men's gymnastics team inched ahead throughout the meet to defeat Springfield College, 338.200 to 333.500, tonight at SC's Blake Arena.

#15 William & Mary 332.400, #14 Navy 329.200 - Feb. 27, 2011
Annapolis, Md. - The Navy men's gymnastics team suffered a close, 332.4-329.2, defeat to William & Mary on Sunday afternoon in Macdonough Hall.


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