Women's Gymnastics At WAC Championships

This Week:
Sat. March 24    WAC Championships    Logan, Utah    6:00 p.m.MDT

SPARTANS TO COMPETE AT WAC CHAMPIONSHIPS:  San Jose State travels to Logan, Utah, this weekend for the 2012 Western Athletic Conference Championships.  The five-team meet begins at 6 p.m. MDT, at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. 
    San Jose State starts the meet with a bye and then goes bars, beam, floor and vault. 

Rotation Vault Bye Bars Beam Floor
Rotation 1 So. Utah San Jose St. Utah State Denver Sacramento St.
Rotation 2 Sacramento St. So. Utah San Jose St Utah State Denver
Rotation 3
Denver Sacramento St. So. Utah San Jose St Utah State
Rotation 4
Utah State Denver Sacramento St. So. Utah San Jose St
Rotation 5
San Jose St Utah State Denver Sacramento St. So. Utah

LIVE SCORING:  Saturday’s meet will have live scoring available on www.utahstateaggies.com.

LIVE VIDEO:  The WAC Championships will be streamed on www.utahstateaggies.com for a nominal fee.

WAC REGULAR SEASON CHAMPS:  With a 3-0 WAC mark, San Jose State claimed the 2012 WAC regular season title.  The Spartans defeated Southern Utah, Utah State and Sacramento State during the season to win the title.

SPARTANS AT THE WAC CHAMPIONSHIPS:  San Jose State has finished as high as second at the WAC Championships in the six meets the team has competed.  The team’s best finish was in 2008 when the Spartans were just .200 behind Boise State.   San Jose State has finished second (2008), third (2011) fourth (2007, 2009, 2010) and fifth (2006).  Thomasina Wallace has won the only individual title for San Jose State, winning the floor in 2009. San Jose State results at the conference championships can be found beginning on page six of the release.

FACEBOOK:  Catch up with San Jose State women’s gymnastics on Facebook.  Like “SJSU Gymnastics” and get video and inside looks into the program.   Be sure to check the page throughout the weekend for photos and videos at practice and during the WAC meet.
NATIONAL RANKINGS:  San Jose State enters the week ranked 33rd with a 194.690 RQS.  The floor team is tied for 19th with a 49.030 RQS.
     Individually, Thomasina Wallace is seventh in the all-around with a 39.445 RQS, 10th on bars with a 9.890 RQS, T24th on beam at 9.860 RQS and T33rd on floor with a 9.865 RQS.

TWITTER:  Follow San Jose State Athletics on Twitter @SJSUAthletics.  Be sure to check out this week’s feed as we provide pictures from the trip to the WAC Championships including practice on Friday.

GYM TALK:  Be sure to check out the Spartan website every Wednesday after 5 p.m., for Gym Talk.  Hosted by Justin Allegri, he is joined each week by Spartan head coach Wayne Wright and selected gymnasts who talk about the past week’s performances, preview upcoming meets and a feature segment.

WAC HONORS PILING UP FOR WALLACE:  Thomasina Wallace has received seven Western Athletic Conference Gymnast of the Week honors after being selected this week for winning her 10th all-around title last week. 

Wallace scored a 39.550 to win the all-around, the second-highest score in school history.  She also won the bars (9.900), beam (9.875) and floor (9.950).

Six other times this season, Wallace was named the WAC Gymnast of the Week, including three consecutive weeks twice.

Jan. 17 - Won all-around at Stanford
Jan. 31 - Won all-around at Sacramento State
Feb. 7 - Broke all-around record with 39.425 and won vault, bars and beam against Southern Utah.
Feb. 14 - Broke all-around record with 39.525 and won or tied for first on every event at Utah State.
March 6 - Won all-around, bars and floor at UC Davis Quad meet.
March 14 - Broke all-around record at 39.575 at Washington/Central Michigan meet.
March 20 - Won 10th all-around title with a 39.550, second highest score in school history.  Won the floor with a career-high 9.950.

MEDIA GUIDE:   The 2012 San Jose State women’s gymnastics media guide is available on www.sjsuspartans.com.  The book features information on all of the gymnasts as well as highlight videos for returning gymnasts.

HEAD COACH:  San Jose State head coach Wayne Wright is in his 11th season at the helm of the Spartan women’s gymnastics team. He has coached all five San Jose State regional qualifying teams and taken three individual competitors to the NCAA Championships.

Thomasina Wallace has cemented her name at the top of the San Jose State All-Around Record list, now holding or tying for the top-six scores in school history.  After tying Shirla Choy at 39.400 her freshman year, Wallace has broken the record three times this season.  The latest came at the Washington/Central Michigan meet where she scored a 39.575.  At the meet, she won the bars, tying the school record with a 9.950, beam, tying the school record with a 9.900, and floor with a 9.875.
    In the fifth meet of the season, Wallace broke her original record by scoring a 39.425 against Southern Utah.  Six days later, she broke her record again with a 39.525 at Utah State.  At that meet, she won or tied for first on every event and tied her career-best with a 9.900 on vault.
Top-6 All-Around Scores
39.575    Thomasina Wallace    March 9, 2012
39.550    Thomasina Wallace    March 16, 2012
39.525    Thomasina Wallace    Feb. 10, 2012
39.425    Thomasina Wallace    Feb. 5, 2012

39.400    Shirla Choy    March 29, 2003
39.400    Thomasina Wallace    April 4, 2009
39.375    Dani Albright    Feb. 16, 2001
39.375    Dani Albright    March 2, 2002
39.375    Dani Albright    March 29, 2003
39.375    Thomasina Wallace    Mar. 6, 2009
39.375    Thomasina Wallace    Jan. 27, 2012

TYING RECORD NOTHING NEW:  Thomasina Wallace is making sure her named is etched at the top of the San Jose State record books.  At the Washington/ Central Michigan meet, Wallace tied two school records she had already put her name on earlier in her career.  She started the night by tying the beam record in the first rotation with a 9.900.  Wallace has scored a 9.900 on the beam two other times as well as four other gymnasts.
     Wallace finished the meet on bars where she tied her other school record with a 9.950, one she shares with former Spartan Shirla Choy.

McCORD WINS FIRST VAULT TITLE:  Casey McCord won her first collegiate event title as she won the vault with a career-high 9.800 at the UC David Quad meet.  It was just the fourth meet that McCord had vaulted in this season.

VALLEAU TIES CAREER HIGH WITH FLOOR WIN:  Katie Valleau won her first floor title of 2012 with a 9.900 against California and Maryland.  She tied her career high that she set in winning the floor title at the 2011 NCAA Corvallis Regional.

GREER WINS FLOOR TITLE:  Julia Greer tied her career best with a 9.850 on floor to win the event in a meet against Southern Utah.  She was the first Spartan this season to win the floor.

McCORD COMPETES IN ALL-AROUND FOR FIRST TIME:  Due to unforeseen circumstances at Boise State, Casey McCord competed in the all-around for the first time in her Spartan career.  She scored a 38.550 including a 9.750 on vault and floor, a 9.625 on bars and a 9.425 on beam.

ALL-AROUND TITLES:  With her record-breaking scores and ranking seventh nationally,  Thomasina Wallace has won the all-around title at 10 of the 11 Spartan meets this season.  The only title she did not win was at UCLA.

SECOND-HIGHEST TEAM SCORE:  San Jose State came within .075 of tying the school record against Sacramento State and UC Davis last Friday night.  The Spartans scored a 195.850, just .075 shy of the 195.925 scored by the 2004 team when they won the MPSF Championship..
Top-10 Team Scores
Score    Opponents    Date

195.925    MPSF Championships    March 20, 2004
195.850    Sac. State, UC Davis    Mar. 16, 2012
195.550    Boise St., UC Davis, Seattle Pacific    Feb. 11, 2011
195.425    at Southern Utah    Feb. 18, 2011
195.400    at Seattle Pacific    Jan. 31, 2009
195.325    Southern Utah    Feb. 16, 2008
195.300    at Sacramento State    March 18, 2007
195.250    at Southern Utah    March 6, 2009
195.100    UC Davis    Feb. 7, 2003
195.075    Stanford, California    March 5, 2010

8TH-BEST VAULT SCORE:  With a  48.825 against California and Maryland, the Spartans scored the eighth-highest vault score in school history.  Vaulting that night were Thomasina Wallace (9.850), Casey McCord (9.775), Cassandra Harrison (9.750), Julia Greer (9.725), Katie Valleau (9.725) and Alyssa Montalban (9.650).

TWO TOP-FIVE BARS TEAM SCORES:  The Spartan bars team has scored two top-five scores in school history this month.  They scored a 49.100 against Southern Utah for the fourth-best score in school history and just the fourth 49.000+ score in Spartan history.  Contributing to the score were Thomasina Wallace (9.900), Alyssa Telles-Nolan (9.825), Cassandra Harrison (9.825), Dannon Gregory (9.775) and Casey McCord (9.775).
    At Utah State, the team scored a 48.925 to tie for the fifth-best score in school history.  Contributing again were Wallace (9.875), Gregory (9.775), Telles-Nolan (9.775), Harrison (9.750) and McCord (9.750)
Top 5 Bars Team Scores
49.325    MPSF Championships    March 20, 2004
49.275    UC Davis    February 7, 2003
49.150    Sac. St., UC Davis    Feb. 20, 2004
49.100    Southern Utah    Feb. 5, 2012
48.925    Southern Utah    Feb. 16, 2008
48.925    Boise St., Seattle Pacific    Jan. 23, 2009
48.925    at Utah State    Feb. 10, 2012

BEAM TEAM RECORDS THREE TOP-11 SCORES IN SCHOOL HISTORY:  The beam team received the second-highest score in school history with a 49.075 against Sacramento State and UC Davis.  Thomasina Wallace led the team with a 9.875, followed by Cassandra Harrison at 9.850, Katie Valleau at 9.800, Julia Greer and Cami Guyer each at 9.775 and Dannon Gregory at 9.725.
     The team scored a 48.850 at Utah State, tying for the 10th-best.  The beam team that night included:  Wallace (9.875), Harrison (9.850), Greer (9.775), Gregory (9.750) and Guyer (9.600).
    The beam team then scored the 11th-highest total at the UC Davis Quad with a 48.825, led by Wallace at 9.850, Harrison at 9.775, Guyer at 9.750, Valleau at 9.725, Greer at 9.725 and Gregory at 9.625.
Top 11 Beam Team Scores
49.275    at Southern Utah    Feb. 18, 2011
49.075    Sacramento St., UC Davis    Mar. 16, 2012
49.050    at MPSF Champ.    Mar. 29, 2003
49.025    Western Independent Champ.    Mar. 27, 1999
49.025    Stanford, California    March 19, 2005
49.000    at Arizona St.    March 14, 2003
48.950    at UC Davis    March 6, 2004
48.925    at Utah State    March 12, 2010
48.925    Boise St., UC Davis, Seattle Pacific    Feb. 11, 2011
48.900    MPSF Champ.    March 20, 2004
48.875    CS Fullerton    January 27, 2001
48.875    at Sacramento St.    Mar. 18, 2007
48.875    at Seattle Pacific    Jan. 31, 2009
48.850    Seattle Pacific    February 3, 2001
48.850    at Utah State    Feb. 10, 2012
48.825    at UC Davis Quad meet    March 2, 2012

FLOOR TEAM CRACKS TOP-10:  The 19th-ranked Spartan floor team scored the sixth-best total in school history with a 49.225 against Sacramento State and UC Davis.  Thomasina Wallace led the team with a career-best 9.950, followed by Katie Valleau at 9.875, Alyssa Montalban with a career-high 9.825, Julia Greer at 9.800, Cassandra Harrison at 9.775 and Casey McCord at 9.700.
Top Six Floor Team Scores
49.550    MPSF Champ.    Mar. 20, 2004
49.375    at CS Full.,Sac. St.    Feb. 9, 2003
49.350    at MPSF Champ.    Mar. 29, 2003
49.300    Stanford, Cal    March 5, 2010
49.275    at WAC Champ.    Mar. 21, 2009
49.225    Sac. St., UC Davis    Mar. 16, 2012

UP NEXT:  The Spartans await word on the NCAA Regionals which will be announced on Monday, March 26, at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT.  This season, the teams and individuals will be announced via an online selection show on NCAA.com.

For the complete release, please click on the link to the right.