Sun. Feb. 26 at Master’s Classic, hosted by Nebraska with Central Michigan and N. Illinois
Lincoln, Neb. 2:00 p.m. CST
SPARTANS TO COMPETE TWICE THIS WEEKEND: The San Jose State women’s gymnastics team competes at home and on the road this weekend. The team hosts UC Davis Friday night at Spartan Gym at 7 p.m., before traveling to Lincoln, Neb., for the Master’s Classic meet hosted by Nebraska Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. CST.
ABOUT UC DAVIS: The Aggies are 1-11 on the season and are coming off a 187.925 at a four-way meet at UCLA last Sunday. The highlight of the meet for UC Davis was its bars team that scored a 48.150. Head coach Ray Goldbar is in his 17th year at the school.
ABOUT NEBRASKA: The Huskers are ranked 10th in the country with a 195.440 RQS. The team is coming off a 196.025-195.60 loss at Iowa State to drop their record to 8-4-1. Head coach Dan Kendig is in his 13th season at the school and is 293-108-4 overall and 209-40-2 in regular-season meets. Kendig is in his 23rd year of coaching and owns a career record of 406-220-4. Sophomore Emily Parsons captured the floor exercise title (9.90) while finishing third in the all-around with a score of 39.30. She also placed second on vault (9.925) to maintain her No. 2 national ranking on the event.
ABOUT CENTRAL MICHIGAN: The Chippewas enter the weekend with a 4-5 overall record. Head coach Jerry Reighard is in his 21st year at the school. Last week, the team defeated Ball State, 192.375-186.800. Sophomore Danielle Espinoza was named Mid-American Specialist of the Week on Feb. 20.
ABOUT NORTHERN ILLINOIS: The Huskies enter the weekend with a 2-5 record under third-year head coach Mark Sontag. Last week, the team lost at Eastern Michigan, 192.450-191.750. Northern Illinois scored a season best 192.450 against Western Michigan on Feb. 12.
HEAD COACH: San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright is in his fifth season at the helm of the program. He helped the Spartan program make significant strides during his four-year tenure, breaking school records, winning conference championships and a team invitation to the NCAA West Regional. Last year, Wright’s team had a 17-5 overall record and placed second at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships.
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