Gymnastics Competes At CS Fullerton Friday

The Spartans finish the regular season this week with a Western Athletic Conference meet at Cal State Fullerton Friday night at 7 p.m., at Titan Gym.


San Jose State comes into the meet on a winning streak after scoring a 194.025 in a win at Sacramento State this past Sunday.  The Spartans liked 48.475 as a score at the meet as that was their score on the vault, bars and beam. 


Three Spartans won the four individual titles at the meet.  Thomasina Wallace won the bars (9.875), floor (9.875) and all-around (39.175).  Cassandra Harrison won the vault with a 9.775, while Julia Greer won her second beam title with a 9.775.


National Rankings:  The Spartan women's gymnastics team is currently 34th in the national rankings with a 194.280 regional qualifying scoring (RQS) through March 6.  The top-36 teams ranked by RQS will advance to one of six NCAA Regionals on Saturday, April 2.  The West Regional will be hosted by Oregon State.


On the four apparatus, San Jose State is 32nd on vault (48.680), 35th on bars (48.615), 39th on beam (48.160) and 27th on floor (48.895).


Individually, Wallace is 21st in the country in the all-around with a 29.145 RQS and 34th on the bars with a 9.850 RQS.


Orange County Reunion:  Two Spartan seniors return home this weekend for their final collegiate meet in front of family and friends.  Shanice Howard and Katie Merritt both trained at South Coast Gymnastics.  Howard, from Rancho Santa Margarita, graduated from Tesoro High School, while Merritt, from Irvine, graduated from Woodbridge High School.


2011 WAC Championships:  Tickets for the 2011 WAC Women's Gymnastics Championships are now on sale through the Spartan Athletics Ticket Office.  The championships will be held on March 19 at The Event Center.  Fans can call (408) 924-SJTX (7589) or 1-877-SJSU-TIX (757-8849) to order tickets.


Fans can choose one of two options for tickets.  Reserved tickets are $10 per adult, while youth 12 and under are $7.  General admission prices are $8 for an adult and $5 for youth 12 and under.  Students from participating institutions with a valid student ID can purchase discounted general admission tickets for $5.