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Feb. 4, 2014

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San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose State University women's gymnastics honors Breast Cancer Awareness on Fri., Feb. 7, when the team hosts UC Davis at 7:00 p.m. for the first 2014 Event Center gymnastics event. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a Spartan Gymnastics shirt promoting Breast Cancer Awareness.

TICKETS: Tickets for the UC Davis meet at the Event Center (at the corner of 7th and San Salvador streets) on San José State's campus are available for purchase at the Spartan Athletics Ticket Office at 1393 S. 7th Street in San Jose, or at the Event Center box office. Tickets for adults (over 12 years of age) are $5 and tickets for children 12 years or younger in club or Spartan Gymnastics gear are $1. San José State students get free admission with a Tower ID, and can bring one guest free of charge.

SAN JOSÉ STATE: The Spartans (4-8) continued their ascent at the UC Davis Quad on Jan. 26. The team's best meet of the season, San José State posted its place in the record books, recording the seventh-best team score (195.400), the eighth-highest vault score (48.850) and the seventh-best beam score (48.975) in program history. The Spartans also logged its

highest floor score of the season, going 49.025. Julia Greer was a major contributor to the team's success. She won her third floor title of the season with a 2014-best 9.875 and tied the school's beam record, a 9.900, to place third on the apparatus. Additionally, Cami Guyer placed third in the all-around (39.050); she has placed in the top-3 in the all-around in every 2014 meet. Cassandra Harrison finished third on floor with a season-best 9.850.

HEAD COACH: The San José State University women's gymnastics team head coach is Wayne Wright in his 13th season. The 2012 NCAA West Regional Coach of the Year has brought six teams to an NCAA Regional since 2003 and at least two gymnasts have competed as individuals each season in that time. Overall, Wright has a 175-133-1 record.

UC DAVIS: The Aggies (5-7) are enjoying one of the best seasons in program history, earning team scores above-195.000 in back-to-back meets. The 195.000 scores are two of four in program history. After earning a 195.875 at the team's quad meet on Jan. 26, UC Davis beat Sacramento State in a home dual on Jan. 31, winning 195.500-193.575. The beam team surpassed the previous school record for the second-straight meet, earning a 49.125 with sophomore Dani Judal winning the event. Junior

Tiana Montell had the meet's top all-around score with a 39.050. Junior Lisa Wiktorski took the meet's bars title and sophomore Stephanie Stamates earned first place on floor. John Lavalee is in his eighth season as the head coach of UC Davis. John Lavalee is in his eighth season at the helm of the Aggies' program.

SPARTAN NOTES

GUYER MAKING A STATEMENT: This season, Cami Guyer has evolved into one of the Spartans' most consistent gymnasts. Competing in the all-around, she has placed in the top-3 at every meet this season. After placing third in

the all-around and setting a career-best 9.750 mark on floor at No. 25 Arizona State (1/11), Guyer maintained an upward trajectory against two preseason nationally-ranked teams at Washington (1/18). She earned or tied career-highs on vault (9.800), bars (9.825), and floor (9.800) to finish second in the all-around with a career-high 39.150 just 45 minutes from her

hometown of Fall City, Wash. At the UC Davis Quad (1/26), she finished third in the all-around after scoring a season-best 9.750 on beam.

ALL GREER DOES IS WIN, WIN, WIN: Senior captain Julia Greer continued to lead by example at the UC Davis Quad (1/26). She has finished in the top-2 on floor in every meet this season, scoring at least a 9.800 in every meet. The

two-time MPSF Specialist of the Week won the beam and floor titles at No. 25 Arizona State (1/11), the NorCal Meet (1/5) and UC Davis Quad (1/26), where she scored a season-best 9.850. The win at the UC Davis Quad was the 10th of her career (sixth on floor). She also placed third on beam at the UC Davis Quad with a career-high 9.900.

GHER COMPETING IN HIGH GEAR: At Washington, senior captain Bekah Gher continued to excel. She won the vault for the first time in her career with a career-best 9.900 score, the second-highest score in program history,

and placed third in the all-around with a 39.000. At No. 25 Arizona State on Jan. 11, she won the all-around with a 38.850, the first all-around win of her career.

CAREER-HIGHS ABOUND IN 2014: Several Spartans have set new career-highs this season. Career-best scores for junior Cami Guyer at Washington came on vault (9.800), bars (9.825), floor (9.800) and in the all-around (39.150). Kiley Field's 9.775 on floor at the UC Davis Quad was a career. Freshmen Kiana Gordon has opened her first season with a 9.825 on vault (No. 25 Arizona State, 1/11) and a 9.300 on beam (NorCal Meet, 1/5), and Rachel Heinl scored a career-best 9.775 on bars at Washington. At the UC Davis Quad (1/26), Julia Greer (9.900) and Marissa Unpingco (9.875) earned career-highs on beam, and Alyssa Montalban matched her career-high on vault (9.775).

MPSF HONORS PILING UP FOR SPARTANS: At least one Spartan gymnast garnered MPSF honors the first three weeks of the 2014 season. Senior Julia Greer was honored as the MPSF Specialist of the Week for the weeks of Dec. 30 and Jan. 6 for her two first-place finishes at both the NorCal Meet and at No. 25 Arizona State. Senior Bekah Gher was the MPSF Gymnast of the Week for Jan. 6 after winning the all-around at No. 25 Arizona State. After placing second in the all-around at Washington with a career-best 39.150, Cami Guyer earned MPSF Gymnast of the Week honors for Jan. 13.

BEHIND-THE-SCENES ACCESS

FACEBOOK: Catch up with San José 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 following the meet.

TWITTER: Follow San José State Athletics on Twitter @SJSUAthletics and follow @SJSUgymnastics for inside information on the gymnastics team. At the UC Davis dual meet, San José State's progress after each rotation will be tweeted on @SJSUAthletics, along with photos and videos of the team at the meet.

GYM TALK: Visit www.sjsuspartans.com every Tuesday to watch Gym Talk, a weekly feature hosted by a San José State gymnast that discusses the previous week's meet and previews the upcoming meet. Viewers will also get a behind-the-scenes look of Spartan gymnastics.

NOTES FROM THE GYM:

Amy Bellingham, a sophomore, competes on beam for the Spartans. At No. 25 Arizona State (1/11), she earned a 9.625 on the apparatus.

Kiley Field, a junior, competes on the beam and floor for the Spartans. At the NorCal Meet (1/5), she scored a 9.650 on beam, her highest score since 2012, and at the UC Davis Quad (1/26), she earned a season-best 9.775 on floor.

Bekah Gher, a senior team captain, competes in the all-around for San Jose State. At Washington (1/18), she won the vault with a 9.900 score, the second-best score in program history. The MPSF Gymnast of the Week for Jan. 6-12, she won the all-around at No. 25 Arizona State (1/11) with her 38.850, after scoring a season-high 9.650 on floor. The all-around win was the first of her career. Her season-high in the all-around is 39.000 at Washington (1/18), her season-high on bars was a 9.775 at the NorCal Meet (1/5) and the UC Davis Quad (1/26), and at the UC Davis Quad (1/26), she earned a 2014-best 9.775 on beam.

Hannah Gilbert, a sophomore, competes on vault for the Spartans. At No. 25 Arizona State (1/11), she scored a season-high 9.725 on the apparatus.

Kiana Gordon, a freshman, competes on vault and beam for San José State. She scored a 9.300 on beam at the NorCal Meet (1/5) and a season-best 9.825 on vault at Washington (1/18).

Julia Greer, a senior team captain, competes on vault, beam and floor for San José State. A two-time MPSF Specialist of the Week (weeks of Dec. 30 and Jan. 6), she won the beam and floor at the NorCal Meet (1/5) and No. 25 Arizona State (1/11), and the floor at the UC Davis Quad (1/26) with a season-best 9.875. She placed second on floor with her third-straight season-best 9.850 at Washington (1/18). Her career-best 9.900 on beam gave her third place at the UC Davis Quad (1/26). Her season-high on vault is a 9.700 (Washington).

Cami Guyer, a junior, competes in the all-around for the Spartans. In the all-around, she has placed in the top-3 at every meet this season: second at Washington (1/18) with a career-best 39.150, third at the NorCal Meet (1/5), third at No. 25 Arizona State (1/11) and third at the UC Davis Quad (1/26). She earned or tied career-highs on vault (9.800), bars (9.825), and floor (9.800) at Washington. Her season-best 9.750 on beam came at the UC Davis Quad.

Cassandra Harrison, a senior team captain, competes on vault, bars and floor for San José State. At No. 25 Arizona State (1/11), she scored season-high on vault (9.750) and at the UC Davis Quad (1/26), she earned a 2014-best 9.850 on floor to place third. Her 9.800 on bars at Washington (1/18) was a season-best.

Rachel Heinl, a freshman, competes on bars for the Spartans. Her season-high is a 9.775, earned at Washington (1/18).

Jasmine Holmes, a sophomore, competes on floor for the Spartans. She scored a 9.275 at the NorCal Meet (1/5).

Alyssa Kaschak, a sophomore, competes on bars and beam for San José State. At the NorCal Meet (1/5), she scored season-highs on beam (9.750), her first collegiate showing on the apparatus, and on bars (9.650).

Alyssa Montalban, a junior, competes on vault and floor for the Spartans. Her season-high on floor came at 9.750, and she matched her vault career-best at the UC Davis Quad (1/26) with a 9.775.

Marissa Unpingco, a sophomore, competes on bars and beam for the Spartans. She matched her career-high on bars at the NorCal Meet by scoring a 9.800, the team's best score on the apparatus She Matched that score at No. 25 Arizona State (1/11), another team-high. At the UC Davis Quad (1/26), she earned a career-high 9.875 on beam.