Women's Gymnastics Hosts MPSF Championships This Saturday

March 15, 2017

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Saturday, March 18 MPSF Championships The Event Center 6 p.m. PT

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San José State University hosts the 2017 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Women's Gymnastics Championships this Saturday, March 18, at The Event Center beginning at 6 p.m.  Teams competing include - Air Force, Alaska Anchorage, Sacramento State, Seattle Pacific, UC Davis and San José State.

National Rankings 

Team Ranking RQS AVG
UC Davis 40th 194.855 194.627
Sacramento State 47th 194.490 194.093
San José State 49th 194.355 193.983
Air Force 57th 193.490 192.625
Seattle Pacific 65th 191.825 191.333
Alaska Anchorage 69th 190.635 190.133


ROTATION ORDER

Rotation Vault Bye Bars Beam Bye Floor
1.  UCD SAC SPU SJSU AF AA
2. AA UCD SAC SPU SJSU AF
3. AF AA UCD SAC SPU SJSU
4.  SJSU AF AA UCD SAC SPU
5. SPU SJSU AF AA UCD SAC
6. SAC SPU SJSU AF AA UCD

The Spartans enter the meet as the third seed and will start the meet on the beam, exactly how they started the year at the NorCal Classic.  UC Davis is the top-seeded team and will start on vault, while second-seeded Sacramento State will start on the bye before bars.

San José State won its only MPSF title in 2004 when SJSU hosted the meet at Spartan Gym. Former Spartan Jennifer Greene scored a perfect 10.0 on floor to seal the team title in the final rotation. The Spartans have finished second (2015) or third (2014, 2016) the past three years.

TICKETS FOR MPSF CHAMPIONSHIPS

Tickets are on sale for the championships at the Spartan Ticket Office. Prices are $10 for adults, $8 for youth 18-and-under, $6 for groups of 10 more bought prior to the meet through the Spartan Ticket Office and $5 for SJSU students with a Tower Card the day of the meet.

HEAD COACH

Spartan head coach Wayne Wright is in his 16th 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.

MOUNTAIN PACIFIC SPORTS FEDERATION WEEKLY HONORS

Taylor Chan accumulatied sevent  MPSF Freshman of the Week honors this season after winning a share of the floor title at Arkansas with a 9.900 last week.  Her other honors came Jan. 17, 31, and February 14, 21, 28 and March 6.

Stephanie Relova was named the MPSF Specialist of the Week for the second time this season. She was third on bars as she tied her career best with a 9.825, and added a 9.800 on beam to tie for third place. Her other honor came on February 14. She tied for first with Chan on the beam with a career-best 9.850, her first collegiate beam title.  Relova also finished fourth on the bars with a 9.725.

In all, the Spartans have won 10 MPSF of the Week honors. On February 7, Kaitlin Won was the Gymnast of the Week, while Kaprece Nadonza was the Specialist of the Week. Won claimed the all-around title with a career-best 39.225 against UC Davis on February 3. Won also tied for first on the floor with a career-best 9.850. She led the Spartan vault team with a second-place 9.800, and finished third on the bars at 9.800 and beam at 9.775. Nadonza capturing her first event title of her collegiate career with a career-best 9.850 on bars to win the event. This is her first MPSF honor of her career.

TOP-20 TEAM SCORES

The Spartans have recorded two top-20 team score in San José State history this season. Against Sacramento State on February 10, the Spartans scored a 195.200, the 16th-best team score in school history, and this is the first team to receive that specific score. This past Sunday, the Spartans scored a 195.150, tying for the 18th-best score in Spartan history.

PILING UP THE FLOOR TITLES

Freshman Taylor Chan is making an immediate impact on the Spartan floor team. She has won at least a share of six floor titles this season, including five consecutive heading into the championships.  She has the team's top score this season of a 9.925 on floor and is just one of 10 Spartans in school history to record that score on floor.

RELOVA WINS FIRST BEAM TITLE

Sophomore Stephanie Relova, in her first year competing after missing last season with a knee injury, scored a season-best 9.850 on beam against Sacramento State (February 10) to tie teammate Taylor Chan and win the beam title. It is the first event title for Relova in her career.

BEAM TEAM WITH TWO TOP-SIX SCORES

After starting the 2017 season slowly, the Spartan beam posted two top-10 beam scores in school history in February. At Air Force, the team posted the highest event score of the night with a 48.975, tying for the sixth-best beam score in school history. Chelsey Andrada won her first collegiate event title with a career-best 9.825. Alisa Bogdan, Kaitlin Won and Taylor Chan tied for third place at 9.800, while Stephanie Relova received a 9.750, and Michelle Shalit had a 9.625.

Against Sacramento State on February 10, the beam team had a season-high 49.025, tying for the fourth-highest beam score in school history.  Taylor Chan and Stephanie Relova led the way as they each scored a 9.850. Chelsey Andrada had a season-high 9.800, followed by Kaitlin Won at 9.775, Alisa Bogdan at 9.750.

ANDRADA WINS FIRST BEAM TITLE

Freshman Chelsey Andrada won her first collegiate beam title at Air Force on February 18, with a career-best 9.825. She is the second freshman to win a beam title this season (Taylor Chan on February 10 and March 6).

NADONZA WINS FIRST BARS TITLE OF CAREER

Sophomore Kaprece Nadonza, in just her fifth career bars routine, scored a career-best 9.850 on bars and won her first career event title against UC Davis on February 3.

BARS TEAM TIES 6TH-HIGHEST SJSU SCORE

The Spartan bars team tied the sixth-best score in school history in a meet at California with Washington on January 21. The team posted a 49.025. Rachel Heinl, Stephanie Relova and Kaitlin Won each scored a 9.825 to lead the team. Kaprece Nadonza added a season-best 9.800, followed by Kendal Watts also with a season-best 9.750 and Haleigh Shepard at 9.675.

VAULT, FLOOR TEAMS POST TOP-15 SCORES

The Spartan vault and floor teams posted team scores at the Metroplex Challenge that landed in the top-15 in San José State history. The vault team scored a season-high 48.750 to tied for the 14th-best score, led by Taylor Chan and Josalyn Ray who each had a 9.775.

The floor team recorded a season-high 49.050, tying for the 13th-best floor score in school history. Contributing on the floor were Chan at 9.850, Kaitlin Won and Erica Matos at 9.825, Chelsey Andrada with a season-best 9.775, Ellie Pascoe-Long at 9.775 and Ray with a season-best 9.750.

CHAN, WON TOP FLOOR SCORES

Taylor Chan and Kaitlin Won sit first and third in the MPSF floor standings. Chan is tops in the league with a 9.875 RQS and 9.855 average, while Won is closely behind at 9.825 RQS and 9.794 average. Chan won the floor six times this season with a season-best 9.925, the top floor score this year for the Spartans. Won won the floor against UC Davis with a 9.850. 

ALL-AROUNDER

Kaitlin Won is the team's only all-around performer this year. She has a 38.865 RQS and a 38.834 average in the all-around and recorded a career-best 39.225 against UC Davis on February 3. She scored a 39.075 at California in January and against Sacramento State on February 10.