Women's Gymnastics Heads To UC Davis For Quad Meet Friday Night

Jan. 31, 2018

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Fri., February 2
UC Davis, Seattle Pacific, Stanford
UC Davis Pavilion Davis, Calif.
7:00 p.m. PT

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The San José State women's gymnastics team travels up Interstate 80 to Davis for the UC Davis quad meet on Friday evening. The Spartans compete against the Aggies, Seattle Pacific and Stanford.

The Spartans are coming off a 194.425-191.775 win last Friday in a dual home meet with Sacramento State.  Three Spartans won individual titles at the meet - Kaprece Nadonza on vault (9.825); Kaitlin Won on bars (9.850) and beam (9.750); and Taylor Chan on beam (9.750), floor (9.850) and all-around (39.025).

National Rankings Ranking AVG

Stanford 21st 195.369

San José State 40th 194.392

UC Davis 48th 193.908

Seattle Pacific 65th 189.642


This is the second meeting against UC Davis and Stanford after all three teams competed at the NorCal Classic on January 8 at Maples Pavilion.  The Spartans and Aggies will compete against each other two more times this season - February 23 at The Event Center and March 24 at the MPSF Championships. This meeting is the first of four against Seattle Pacific. The teams compete against each other on February 16 at Sacramento State, March 4 at The Event Center and at the MPSF Championships.


Spartan head coach Wayne Wright is in his 17th year at the helm of the program.  He has coached all seven San José State regional qualifying teams and taken three individual competitors to the NCAA Championships.

Wright is assisted by associate head coach Shella Martinez who is in her 15th season with the Spartans.  She is primarily responsible for the beam team and is the team's recruiting coordinator.  Former Spartan Alise Blackwell joined the Spartan coaching staff in 2015 as an assistant coach and is the team's bars coach.


For the second consecutive week, a San José State gymnast has been honored as the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week. This week, Taylor Chan was honored after winning the all-around with a career-best 39.025 last week against Sacramento State. Chan won her first career all-around title in just her third meet competing in the all-around. She won individual event titles on the beam as she tied for first with teammate Kaitlin Won at 9.750, and on the floor at 9.850. Chan tied for second on vault with a 9.800 and added a 9.625 on bars. She is the MPSF leader on floor with a 9.842 average and is fourth in the all-around standings at 38.675.

Last week, Kaitlin Won was named the MPSF Gymnast of the Week, while Ellie Pascoe-Long was honored as the MPSF Specialist of the Week.

Won captured the all-around title at the Utah State meet with a season-best 39.075 at the meet. She finished second on the balance beam as she tied her career high with a 9.850. Won added a 9.800 on floor, 9.725 on bars and 9.700 on vault.  Her routines helped the beam team to the 7th-best beam score in school history with a 48.975. This is her first award this season and fourth of her career.

Pascoe-Long had the meet of her career as she won her first two career event titles. She scored a career-best 9.825 on vault to win the event. She also tied her career high with a 9.850 on floor to tie for first with two Utah State gymnasts. This is her first award this season and second of her career.


Three Spartan gymnasts won or tied for first on every event when San José State competed against Sacramento State on January 19. Kaprece Nadonza won her first collegiate vault title with a career-best 9.825 on vault. Kaitlin Won captured the bars title with a 9.850 and tied for first on beam with a 9.750. Taylor Chan tied for first on beam at 9.750, won the floor with a 9.850, and won her first collegiate all-around title at 39.025.


Three Spartans won four individual titles at Utah State/Sacramento State meet on January 19.  Ellie Pascoe-Long won her first two career even titles with a career-best 9.825 on vault and tied her career high on floor at 9.850. Stephanie Relova recorded a career-best 9.875 to win the beam. Kaitlin Won in the all-around (39.075).


The Spartans began the 2018 season at the NorCal Classic on January 8 (at Stanford, Maples Pavilion) by scoring the program's best opening-meet score with a 194.475. The team broke the record of 194.300, set by the 2012 squad at Stanford (Burnham Pavilion).The only other Spartan team to score a 194.000 or better in an opening meet was the 2015 team with a 194.050 at the NorCal Classic at UC Davis.


In a true team effort at the NorCal Classic on January 8, four different Spartans led the team on each apparatus. Kaprece Nadonza led the team on vault with a career-best 9.750. Kaitlin Won tied her career high on bars with a 9.875. Stephanie Relova had the best beam score at 9.775, while Taylor Chan led the floor team with a 9.875.


Senior Kaitlin Won and sophomore Taylor Chan compete in the all-around for the Spartans. Won scored a 39.000 or better in the first two meets of the season. She captured the all-around title at the January 19 meet with a 39.075. Chan is in her first season competing in the all-around and won her first all-around title with a 39.025 again Sacramento State on January 26..


The Spartans host three more meets at The Event Center in 2018. The next home meet features top-25 teams Boise State and Iowa State on Friday, February 9, at 7 p.m. UC Davis visits The Event Center on Friday, February 23, at 7 p.m. The final home meet of the season is Sunday, March 4, with Air Force, Central Michigan and Seattle Pacific beginning at 2 p.m. That will also be Senior Day.

Fans can purchase tickets at the door or from the Spartan Ticket Office at (408) 924-SJTX (7589). Ticket prices are $8 for adults; youth (12 & under) $5; and youth in club gear $3.


San José State will compete at the 2018 MPSF Championships on Saturday, March 24, at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The meet begins at 6 p.m. MT, and features  Air Force, Alaska Anchorage, UC Davis, Sacramento State, Seattle Pacific and the Spartans.


The Spartans return to The Event Center to host two top-25 teams as #16 Boise State and #24 Iowa State come to San Jose. The meet begins at 7 p.m.