|Gymnastics Looks To Build Upon Best Meet Of 2013|
San Jose, Calif. - After earning its highest team score of the 2013 and 11th-best team total in San Jose State history at California on Monday, February 18, the Spartans dual against the Aggies at UC Davis on March 1.
LIVE STATS: Live stats for the UC Davis meet will be available on http://sjsuspartans.com.
LIVE VIDEO: A live feed of the meet will not be available. For all home meets, live video with commentary by former San Jose State student-athlete Angela Santoro is available for a small fee on http://sjsuspartans.com.
GYM TALK: Be sure to check out the Spartan website every Wednesday for Gym Talk. Hosted by Justin Allegri, he is joined each week by Spartan head coach Wayne Wright and selected gymnasts who talk about the past week's performances and preview upcoming meets.
SAN JOSE STATE: San Jose State (8-9, 1-2 WAC) won its first Western Athletic Conference (WAC) meet of the season in a tri-meet against Utah State and Brown on February 15, and earned a season-best 195.000, the 11th-best score in school history, against California and Brown on February 18. The team's quality scores contributed to its 48.925 regional qualifying score (RQS) on beam, the 30th-best in the nation, and the second-highest team score on the apparatus in the WAC.
HEAD COACH: San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright is in his 12th season at the helm of the Spartan women's gymnastics team. He has coached all six San Jose State regional qualifying teams and taken three individual competitors to the NCAA Championships.
SPARTANS DELIVER AGAINST WAC FOES: In its meet against Brown and conference rivals Utah State, San Jose State earned its first score over 194 this season in the first-place finish. The team's 49.100 on floor was the first time this season that the team earned above a 49.000 on any apparatus.
SAN JOSE STATE EARNS 11TH-BEST SCORE: San Jose State broke 195 for just the 11th time in school history and career-best scores were abound in a non-conference meet against California and Brown. The Spartans placed second to California, who earned a 195.925. Brown posted a 189.350 for third place. For the first time this season, the Spartans scored at least 48.000 in each of the four rotations en route to its season-high team total.
HARRISON LEADS SPARTANS: Against Utah State and Brown, Cassandra Harrison placed in the top three in four of five events (won the floor and all-around, tied for second on vault). She earned a career- and team-high 9.825 on vault. She also had a season-high 9.825 on beam. Harrison earned the fifth-best floor score in program's history, a 9.900. Competing in the all-around, Harrison's career-high 39.200 was the 13th-highest score in school history.
Harrison's string of quality performances continued at California. She performed another 9.900 routine on floor, which was her second first place showing in four days. She also placed second in the all-around with a 39.100.
GHER EARNS SECOND-STRAIGHT FIRST PLACE BEAM FINISH: Bekah Gher had the top score in San Jose State's meet against Utah State and Brown for the second-straight week. Her 9.850 was a season high, and the top score by any beam performer this season.
Gher continued to excel on the beam at California. She earned a 9.800 and, along with Julia Greer, placed third in the event.
FACEBOOK: Catch up with San Jose State women's gymnastics on Facebook. Like "SJSU Gymnastics" and get video and inside looks into the program. Performances will be posted to the page throughout the meet.
TWITTER: Follow San Jose State Athletics on Twitter @SJSUAthletics and follow @SJSUgymnastics for inside information on the gymnastics team. For select away meets, San Jose State's progress after rotations will be tweeted on the @SJSUAthletics handle.
TICKETS: Tickets are now on sale for all home meets this season at The Event Center box office. Seating is General Admission at The Event Center, located on the corner of San Carlos and Seventh Streets. Prices are $5 for Adults, $3 for Youth 12-and-under, and free for San Jose State students with a valid Tower ID. Groups of 20 or more can pay the Youth price of $3 if tickets are ordered by the last business day prior to the meet.
Tickets are available at the door. All doors to the facility open 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to every home meet. The Event Center is located on the corner of Seventh and San Carlos Streets on the San Jose State campus. Fans can park on campus in the Fourth Street Garage. A parking permit can be purchased in the garage for $5.00 after 5:00 p.m.
SPARTAN GYMNAST NOTES:
Amy Bellingham competes on beam and vault for the Spartans. Her 2013-bests on vault came in the Denver Quad (9.625) and on beam was a 9.700 against Sacramento State and at the Denver Quad.
Kiley Field competes on beam and floor for San Jose State. She recorded a 9.625 on beam in her first meet of the season at the NorCal Quad and earned a season-high 9.725 against Sacramento State.
Bekah Gher competes on vault, bars and beam for the Spartans. She earned season-highs on vault (9.825) at the Denver Quad and on bars versus Sacramento State (9.700), and her 2013-best on beam (9.850) came against Utah State and Brown.
Hannah Gilbert competes on vault for the Spartans. Her best score of the year (9.750) came at California.
Julia Greer performs on vault, beam, and floor for San Jose State. She won the floor at Seattle Pacific with a season-high 9.850, which she tied against Utah State and Brown, and at California. At the Denver Quad, she earned season-highs on vault (9.750) and beam (9.800), which she tied at California.
Cami Guyer competes in every event for the Spartans. At the NorCal Quad, she finished her first-career all-around with a second-place finish, where she scored season-highs on vault (9.800). She saw a .675 improvement to her all-around score at the Arizona Quad, where she earned a 2013-best score on bars (9.800). At Sacramento State, she earned a season-best 9.675 on floor and against Sacramento State, she scored her season-best 9.700.
Cassandra Harrison competes in the all-around for the Spartans. She earned career-highs on floor (9.900) and all-around (39.200), and a season-high 9.825 on beam, against Utah State and Brown. She tied her 9.900 on floor at California. She tied her career-high vault score at Sacramento State (9.825), and had a season-high 9.725 three times on bars.
Jasmine Holmes competes on vault and floor for the Spartans. She earned a season-best 9.775 on vault at NorCal Quad and Denver Quad. Her 2013-best on floor was against Utah State and Brown, a 9.775.
Alyssa Kaschak performs on bars for the Spartans. She recorded a 9.750 on bars, a season-best, against Sacramento State.
Victoria Lark competes on floor for San Jose State, recording a career-best 9.800 against Utah State and Brown.
Tauny Shearer is a beam performer for the Spartans. She earned a 9.750 on beam at the NorCal Quad and against Sacramento State.
Alyssa Telles-Nolan competes on vault, bars and floor for the Spartans. She has a career-high 9.525 on vault. Her best score in 2013 on bars (9.825) came against Sacramento State, Seattle Pacific, and she earned a 9.775 on floor three times.
Marissa Unpingco performs on bars and beam for San Jose State. She scored a career- and team-high 9.800 on bars at the Arizona Quad, and earned a career-best 9.800 on beam against Utah State and Brown.
UP NEXT: The Spartans host its final meet of the season in a quad against UC Davis, Seattle Pacific and WAC-rivals Boise State. The meet, which will honor San Jose State's three seniors, begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Event Center.