Wallace Named WAC Freshman Of The Year, Spartans Fourth At WAC Championships

SacramentoSan Jose State freshman gymnast Thomasina Wallace was named the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year by a vote of the conference head coaches.  Wallace also won the floor with a 9.900 at the WAC Championship meet at Sacramento State Saturday night.

Wallace is the first Spartan gymnast to win a WAC title since the conference meets began in 2006.  She was also a first team selection on bars where she scored a 9.875.  Wallace was second team in the all-around with a 38.750.

“I am really happy to receive this award,” said Wallace.  “I was very pleased with my year, and I exceeded my expectations as to what I was going to contribute this year.”

Other Spartans to receive WAC honors included Aubrey Lee who was a first team honoree on beam with a 9.850 to finish tied for third in the meet.  Veronica Porte and Shanice Howard were first team on the floor with 9.875 scores.  Lily Swann and Porte were second team All-WAC honorees on vault with 9.850 scores.  Porte was a second team selection in the all-around, while Alise Blackwell was second team on the bars at 9.825.

The Spartans finished fourth at the championships with a 194.875, the eighth consecutive meet with a 194.000 or better score.  The score is also the best for San Jose State in four WAC championship meets.

“I am really pleased with the way our team performed tonight,” said San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright.  “We knew coming into this meet that we could not make any mistakes.  Unfortunately, we had three falls on beam which has been our worst event of the season.”

After a first round bye, the Spartans opened the meet on the bars with a 48.800.  Wallace led the Spartans with a 9.875, followed by Blackwell at 9.825.  Jessica Khoshnood added a 9.75, while Katie Merritt had a 9.65.  Porte rounded out the scoring with a 9.575.

San Jose State then rotated to the beam and had a 47.900.  Lee led the team with a career-best 9.850.  Blackwell had a 9.750, followed by Merritt at 9.725.  Porte had a 9.325, Wallace a 9.250 and Khoshnood at 8.900.

After a bye in the fourth rotation, the Spartans performed on floor and scored the fourth-highest in school history with a 49.275.  Wallace led the team with a 9.900, while Porte and Howard each had a 9.875.  Katie Valleau scored her career-best of 9.825, while Gabrielle Targosz tied her career-high with a 9.800.   Khoshnood recorded a 9.725.

In the final rotation of the meet on vault, the Spartans scored a 48.900, tying for the fifth-best in school history.  Swann and Porte each scored a 9.850 to lead the team.  Blackwell added a 9.800, while Wallace scored a 9.725.  Howard and Merritt each scored a 9.675.

San Jose State now awaits official word from the NCAA on competing at regionals on Saturday, April 4.
 

Team Standings

 

Place

 Team

Score 

1

 Boise State

196.525 

2

 Sacramento State

195.350 

3

 Southern Utah

195.175 

4

 San Jose State

194.875 

5

 Cal State Fullerton

192.975 

6

 Utah State

192.425 

 

 


 

Sacramento State

 

 

Head Coach:  Kim Hughes

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Amber Basgall

9.850 

9.900 

 

9.825 

 

 Amanda Blauvelt

9.775 

9.800 

 

 

 

 Marina Borisova

9.750 

9.600 

9.200 

9.875 

38.425 

 Cayla Boyce

 

9.575 

 

9.750 

 

 Alycia Chan

9.900 

 

9.625 

9.800 

 

 Lauren Dyson

 

9.725 

 

 

 

 Lizzy Norvell

 

 

9.500 

 

 

 Eryn Stubblefield

9.725 

9.725 

9.825 

9.775 

39.050 

 Traci Takeda

9.575 

 

9.825 

 

 

 Lissa Zamolo

 

 

9.800 

8.975 

 

 Team Totals

49.000 

48.750 

48.575 

49.025 

195.350 

 


Boise State

Head Coach:  Tina Bird/Neil Resnick

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Chelsee Apple

9.900 

 

 

 

 

 Shaniece Craft

9.925 

 

 

 

 

 Mallory Dziawura

 

9.875 

9.900 

 

 

 Taylor Jacob

 

9.800 

9.700 

 

 

 Lindsay Kazandjian

 

 

9.825 

9.675 

 

 Kelsey Lang

 

 

9.950 

9.825 

 

 Yvette Leizorek

9.825 

 

 

9.775 

 

 Fiona Leslie

 

 

 

9.700 

 

 Amber Neroes

9.775 

9.725 

9.650 

 

 

 Ruthie Pennington

9.800 

 

 

 

 

 Ashli Rainboth

 

9.625 

 

 

 

 Hannah Redmon

9.850 

9.875 

 

9.875 

 

 Sarah Smith

 

 

9.700 

9.875 

 

 Katie Tuller

 

9.825 

 

 

 

 Team Totals

49.300 

49.100 

49.075 

49.050 

196.525 

 

 


 

Cal State Fullerton

 

Head Coach:  Jill Hicks

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Alaina Baker

9.800 

9.225 

9.275 

9.875 

38.175 

 Shelly Cooper

9.750 

9.300 

 

9.150 

 

 Britni Echeverria

 

9.725 

 

 

 

 Ashley Griffith

 

 

9.550 

 

 

 Shannon Kawada

9.650 

9.750 

 

 

 

 Taylor Kearns

 

9.725 

 

 

 

 Mika Medina

 

 

 

9.150 

 

 Alana Mouery

9.725 

 

 

 

 

 Kaitlin Reid

 

9.600 

9.225 

 

 

 Maddie Steinauer

9.800 

 

9.525 

9.725 

 

 Jessica Tait

 

 

9.775 

 

 

 Katie Turcotte

9.775 

 

 

9.725 

 

 Kori Underhill

 

 

 

9.675 

 

 Melanie Yamabe

 

 

9.750 

 

 

 Team Totals

48.850 

48.100 

47.875 

48.150 

192.975 

 


 

San Jose State

 

Head Coach:  Wayne Wright

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Alise Blackwell

9.800 

9.825 

9.750 

 

 

 Shanice Howard

9.675 

 

 

9.875 

 

 Jessica Khoshnood

 

9.750 

8.900 

9.725 

 

 Aubrey Lee

 

 

9.850 

 

 

 Tiffany Louie

 

9.650 

 

 

 

 Katie Merritt

9.675 

9.700 

9.725 

 

 

 Veronica Porte

9.850 

9.575 

9.325 

9.875 

38.625 

 Lily Swann

9.850 

 

 

 

 

 Gabrielle Targosz

 

 

 

9.800 

 

 Katie Valleau

 

 

 

9.825 

 

 Thomasina Wallace

9.725 

9.875 

9.250 

9.900 

38.750 

 Team Totals

48.900 

48.800 

47.900 

49.275 

194.875 

 

 


 

Southern Utah

 

Head Coach:  Scott Bauman

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Shannon Coughlin

9.650 

 

 

9.475 

 

 Kellie Dangerfield

9.725 

9.750 

9.425 

 

 

 Gaby Grey

 

 

9.250 

9.800 

 

 Lauren Jeffrey

 

9.075 

 

9.725 

 

 Melissa Johnson

9.825 

9.725 

9.775 

 

 

 Ariel Lamb

 

 

9.700 

 

 

 Erin Morgan

 

9.750 

 

 

 

 Lindsey Schultz

9.900 

 

 

9.775 

 

 Jenna Vogt

9.675 

9.800 

9.725 

9.775 

38.975 

 Elise Wheeler

9.825 

9.825 

9.850 

9.825 

39.325 

 Team Totals

48.950 

48.850 

48.475 

48.900 

195.175 

 


 

Utah State

 

Head Coach:  Jeff Richards

 

 

 Gymnast

Vault 

Bars 

Beam 

Floor 

AllArr 

 Lyndsie Boone

9.675 

9.600 

9.050 

9.125 

37.450 

 Brandie Dickson

 

9.650 

 

 

 

 Jackie Dillon

9.300 

9.600 

 

9.750 

 

 Nikki Felley

9.600 

9.675 

9.650 

9.775 

38.700 

 Heather Heinrich

9.750 

9.600 

9.750 

 

 

 Haley Hogan

9.550 

 

9.725 

9.625 

 

 Erica Huelsmann

 

 

9.200 

9.700 

 

 Nicole Simoneau

9.350 

9.850 

9.825 

 

 

 Team Totals

47.925 

48.375 

48.150 

47.975 

192.425 

 


 

 

Vault Results

 

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Shaniece Craft

 Boise State

9.925 

2

 Chelsee Apple

 Boise State

9.900 

2

 Alycia Chan

 Sacramento State

9.900 

2

 Lindsey Schultz

 Southern Utah

9.900 

5

 Hannah Redmon

 Boise State

9.850 

5

 Amber Basgall

 Sacramento State

9.850 

5

 Lily Swann

 San Jose State

9.850 

5

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.850 

9

 Yvette Leizorek

 Boise State

9.825 

9

 Melissa Johnson

 Southern Utah

9.825 

9

 Elise Wheeler

 Southern Utah

9.825 

12

 Ruthie Pennington

 Boise State

9.800 

12

 Alaina Baker

 Cal State Fullerton

9.800 

12

 Maddie Steinauer

 Cal State Fullerton

9.800 

12

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.800 

16

 Amber Neroes

 Boise State

9.775 

16

 Katie Turcotte

 Cal State Fullerton

9.775 

16

 Amanda Blauvelt

 Sacramento State

9.775 

19

 Shelly Cooper

 Cal State Fullerton

9.750 

19

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.750 

19

 Heather Heinrich

 Utah State

9.750 

22

 Alana Mouery

 Cal State Fullerton

9.725 

22

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

9.725 

22

 Thomasina Wallace

 San Jose State

9.725 

22

 Kellie Dangerfield

 Southern Utah

9.725 

26

 Katie Merritt

 San Jose State

9.675 

26

 Shanice Howard

 San Jose State

9.675 

26

 Jenna Vogt

 Southern Utah

9.675 

26

 Lyndsie Boone

 Utah State

9.675 

30

 Shannon Kawada

 Cal State Fullerton

9.650 

30

 Shannon Coughlin

 Southern Utah

9.650 

32

 Nikki Felley

 Utah State

9.600 

33

 Traci Takeda

 Sacramento State

9.575 

34

 Haley Hogan

 Utah State

9.550 

35

 Nicole Simoneau

 Utah State

9.350 

36

 Jackie Dillon

 Utah State

9.300 

 


 

Uneven Parallel Bars Results

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Amber Basgall

 Sacramento State

9.900 

2

 Mallory Dziawura

 Boise State

9.875 

2

 Hannah Redmon

 Boise State

9.875 

2

 Thomasina Wallace

 San Jose State

9.875 

5

 Nicole Simoneau

 Utah State

9.850 

6

 Katie Tuller

 Boise State

9.825 

6

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.825 

6

 Elise Wheeler

 Southern Utah

9.825 

9

 Taylor Jacob

 Boise State

9.800 

9

 Amanda Blauvelt

 Sacramento State

9.800 

9

 Jenna Vogt

 Southern Utah

9.800 

12

 Shannon Kawada

 Cal State Fullerton

9.750 

12

 Jessica Khoshnood

 San Jose State

9.750 

12

 Erin Morgan

 Southern Utah

9.750 

12

 Kellie Dangerfield

 Southern Utah

9.750 

16

 Amber Neroes

 Boise State

9.725 

16

 Taylor Kearns

 Cal State Fullerton

9.725 

16

 Britni Echeverria

 Cal State Fullerton

9.725 

16

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

9.725 

16

 Lauren Dyson

 Sacramento State

9.725 

16

 Melissa Johnson

 Southern Utah

9.725 

22

 Katie Merritt

 San Jose State

9.700 

23

 Nikki Felley

 Utah State

9.675 

24

 Tiffany Louie

 San Jose State

9.650 

24

 Brandie Dickson

 Utah State

9.650 

26

 Ashli Rainboth

 Boise State

9.625 

27

 Kaitlin Reid

 Cal State Fullerton

9.600 

27

 Marina Borisova

 Sacramento State

9.600 

27

 Lyndsie Boone

 Utah State

9.600 

27

 Jackie Dillon

 Utah State

9.600 

27

 Heather Heinrich

 Utah State

9.600 

32

 Cayla Boyce

 Sacramento State

9.575 

32

 Veronica Porte

 San Jose State

9.575 

34

 Shelly Cooper

 Cal State Fullerton

9.300 

35

 Alaina Baker

 Cal State Fullerton

9.225 

36

 Lauren Jeffrey

 Southern Utah

9.075 

 

 


 

Balance Beam Results

 

Place

 Gymnast

 Team

Score 

1

 Kelsey Lang

 Boise State

9.950 

2

 Mallory Dziawura

 Boise State

9.900 

3

 Aubrey Lee

 San Jose State

9.850 

3

 Elise Wheeler

 Southern Utah

9.850 

5

 Lindsay Kazandjian

 Boise State

9.825 

5

 Traci Takeda

 Sacramento State

9.825 

5

 Eryn Stubblefield

 Sacramento State

9.825 

5

 Nicole Simoneau

 Utah State

9.825 

9

 Lissa Zamolo

 Sacramento State

9.800 

10

 Jessica Tait

 Cal State Fullerton

9.775 

10

 Melissa Johnson

 Southern Utah

9.775 

12

 Melanie Yamabe

 Cal State Fullerton

9.750 

12

 Alise Blackwell

 San Jose State

9.750 

12

 Heather Heinrich

 Utah State

9.750 

15

 Katie Merritt

 San Jose State

9.725 

15

 Jenna Vogt

 Southern Utah

9.725 

15

 Haley Hogan

 Utah State

9.725 

18

 Sarah Smith

 Boise State

9.700 

18

 Taylor Jacob

 Boise State

9.700 

18

 Ariel Lamb

 Southern Utah

9.700 

21

 Amber Neroes

 Boise State

9.650 

21

 Nikki Felley

 Utah State

9.650 

23

 Alycia Chan

 Sacramento State

9.625 

24

 Ashley Griffith

 Cal State

 

 

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