Gym Talk - February 2

This Week:
Sun. Feb. 5    Southern Utah    Spartan Gym    1:00 p.m

SPARTANS HOST ANNUAL THINK PINK/FLIP FOR A CURE MEET SUNDAY:  Before the Super Bowl parties, the San Jose State women’s gymnastics team hosts Southern Utah Sunday afternoon in a Western Athletic Conference meet.  The meet is also designated as the team’s annual “Think Pink/Flip for a Cure” meet to raise awareness of breast cancer. 

ABOUT SOUTHERN UTAH:  The Thunderbirds enter the week ranked 27th with a 193.958 average and compete at Sacramento State Friday night before traveling to San Jose.  Head coach Scott Bauman is in his 21st season at the school.  Alyssa Click is one of three all-arounders on the team and leads the WAC on the beam with a 9.842 average. She and teammate Michaela Chernoch lead the WAC on the floor with a 9.842 avg. 

LIVE SCORING:  Sunday’s meet will have live scoring available on www.sjsuspartans.com, on the front page of the site.  The page will go live approximately 30 minutes before the meet begins. Fans need to refresh the page often to get the latest scores at the meet.

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.  At away meets, tweets will occur after every Spartan rotation to keep fans in the know on what is happening at the meet.

TICKETS:  Tickets are now on sale for all home meets this season at Spartan Gym.  Seating is General Admission at Spartan Gym.  Prices are $5 for Adults, $3 for Youth 12-and-under, and $1 for Youth in club gear at the door.  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.

Spartan Gym is located in Yosh Uchida Hall, on the corner of Fourth 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.

MEDIA GUIDE:   The 2012 San Jose State women’s gymnastics media guide is available on www.sjsuspartans.com.  The book features information on all of the gymnasts as well as highlight videos for returning gymnasts.

HEAD COACH:  San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright is in his 11th season at the helm of the Spartan women’s gymnastics team. He has coached all five San Jose State regional qualifying teams.

NATIONAL RANKINGS:
  San Jose State enters the week ranked 31st with a 193.544 avg.  The floor team is ranked 18th with a 48.825 avg.
     Individually, Thomasina Wallace is tied for 22nd in the all-around with a 39.150 avg, tied for 16th on bars with a 9.850 avg tied for 17th on the beam with a 9.838 avg.

WALLACE HONORED BY WAC:  Twice this season, including this week, Thomasina Wallace has been named the WAC Gymnast of the Week.   She was honored this week for her performances last Friday at Sacramento State.

Wallace won the all-around title with a 39.375, tying for the second-highest score in school history and her third all-around score of 39.000 or better this season. She scored a season-best 9.875 on bars to win the event. She tied season bests on both beam (9.850) and floor (9.850).
Earlier this season, Wallace received the honor after winning the all-around at the NorCal Quad Meet with a 39.150, beating Stanford’s Ashley Morgan. Wallace also won on beam with a 9.825 and placed second on bars (9.850) and on floor (9.850). She rounded out the all-around with a 9.625 on vault. Wallace helped San Jose State to its best season-opening meet score in school history with a 194.300.