The 2011 Western Athletic Conference Women's Gymnastics Championships come to The Event Center this Saturday night as San Jose State plays host to five other teams competing for team and individual titles. The meet begins at 6 p.m., inside The Event Center.
Tickets are still available for the 2011 WAC Gymnastics Championships. 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.
Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Spartan Ticket Office at (408) 924-SJTX (7589) or 1-877-SJSU-TIX (757-8849), visiting the ticket office in person, calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, visiting select Ticketmaster outlets including The Event Center Box Office or online at www.sjsuspartans.com.
Tickets will also be available the day of the meet at The Event Center Box Office.
ABOUT THE TEAMS
Boise State enters the meet as the top-ranked team of the six as they are currently 13th in the country. The Broncos are led by all-arounder Amy Glass who six times was named the WAC Gymnast of the Week. She is currently tied for ninth in the country in the all-around and tied for 11th on the beam. Senior Hannah Redmon is seventh in the country on floor.
Southern Utah ranks 33rd this week in the nation, one spot ahead of the Spartans. The Thunderbirds are the defending WAC Champions after winning the 2010 title over Boise State by .100. Ari Lamb is the team's top beam performer, while Shannon Coughlin and Lindsey Schultz are the team's all-arounders.
San Jose State ranks 34th in the country entering the meet. The Spartans have won their past two meets and are led by all-arounders Thomasina Wallace and Lily Swann. Wallace is currently 25th in the nation in the all-around and 33rd on the bars. The two have combined to win 27 event titles this season.
Utah State enters the meet ranked 46th in the country. They scored a season-high 194.550 in their home finale on March 4. The Aggies finished third last year, .075 better than San Jose State. Jackie Dillon is sixth in the WAC in the all-around and one of the team's top floor performer. Nicole Simoneau is fourth in the WAC on the bars.
Sacramento State is 53rd in the country and scored a season-high 195.075 this past Sunday in a meet with Boise State and UC Davis.
Cal State Fullerton scored a season-best 191.050 in a home meet against UCLA on Sunday. Alaina Baker is the team's top all-arounder after scoring a 38.950 against UCLA and holds the Titans top score on the floor with a 9.875.
SPARTANS AT THE CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Spartans best finish at the WAC Championships came in 2008 was the team second with a 194.725, just .200 behind champion Boise State. San Jose State finished fourth last year with a 193.600.
One Spartan has also claimed an individual title at the championships. In 2009, Thomasina Wallace won the floor with a 9.900.
Below is the rotation order for Saturday night's meet. San Jose State starts on the beam, followed by a bye, floor, vault, bye, and finishes on bars.
|Rotation 1||Cal State Fullerton||Boise State||Southern Utah||San Jose State||Utah State||Sacramento State|
|Rotation 2||Sacramento State||Cal State Fullerton||Boise State||Southern Utah||San Jose State||Utah State|
|Rotation 3||Utah State||Sacramento State||Cal State Fullerton||Boise State||Southern Utah||San Jose State|
|Rotation 4||San Jose State||Utah State||Sacramento State||Cal State Fullerton||Boise State||Southern Utah|
|Rotation 5||Southern Utah||San Jose State||Utah State||Sacramento State||Cal State Fullerton||Boise State|
|Rotation 6||Boise State||Southern Utah||San Jose State||Utah State||Sacramento State|| |
Cal State Fullerton
Live scores will be posted on the San Jose State website, www.sjsuspartans.com. The article will go live on the site approximately one hour prior to the start of competition. The article will be on the front page of the site as well as under "Live Scoring."
The Spartans will found out officially on Monday if they have made the field of 36 teams to advance to the NCAA Regionals on April 2. The top-36 teams based on regional qualifying scores will compete at the regionals. The team enters Saturday night ranked 34th in the country.