Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Weekly Release – February 17, 2022
SAN FRANCISCO – Four weeks remain in the Pac-12 women’s schedule as the final month of promotion draws near.
- Six Pac-12 squads are in the top 25 as No. 4 Utah (197,604) is followed by No. 9 California (196,960), No. 13 Oregon State (196,755), No. 15 UCLA (196,410), No. 18 Stanford (196,230) and No. 20 Arizona State (196,160).
- Friday’s only meeting consists of a top-15 matchup, as No. 13 Oregon State takes on No. 4 Utah at 5 p.m. PT at the Huntsman Center on Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Mountain and Pac-12 Oregon will compete.
- The Utes lead the overall series with the Beavers, 73-10-1 (35-0 in Salt Lake City) and are currently on a nine-game winning streak. Utah continues to lead the nation with an active streak of 18 straight encounters with a score of 49.0 or better in every event and holds the nation’s highest beam score at 49.725.
- Oregon State Olympic Gold Medalist Jade Carey continues to push the Beavers forward as they rank first in the country in the all-around, first on parallel bars, third on floor and sixth on beam through February 14. Carey has now won 23 singles titles after recording another Perfect 10 (floor) for the second straight week against the Huskies.
- On Saturday, No. 18 Stanford and Washington will fly to Ft. Worth, Texas to compete in the 2022 Metroplex Challenge in a quad meet alongside #12 Denver and #3 Oklahoma at 4:45 p.m. PT.
- Last week, Stanford hit then-no. 16 UCLA, 196,900-196,850 for the Cardinal’s first double win of the season and his first win over the Bruins since March 6, 2016.
- On Sunday, No. 15 UCLA travels to Tempe to take on No. 20 Arizona State in a Top 20 matchup at 2 p.m. PT for a meet to be broadcast on Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Arizona and Pac-12 will be broadcast in Los Angeles.
- After UCLA fell to Stanford by a narrow margin last week, the Bruins are looking to regroup after some Bruins posted a season-high of all-around performances Chae Campbell (39,500) and Emma Malabuyo (39,475) during Jordan Chiles posted another perfect 10 (bar) for the second consecutive week.
- Arizona State is seeking its first win against the Bruins since 2001 after last year’s close battle in Los Angeles (196,150-195,950).
- Two Conference Dual Meetings will be held on the President’s Day holiday, while Stanford will host a Quad Meeting with No. 19 BYU, no. 24 Boise State and Sacramento State.
- Both conference duals will be televised on Pac-12 Networks on Monday, February 21, as Arizona is in California (2:00 p.m. PT) and Utah is in Washington (6:00 p.m. PT).
- Last Saturday, Cal recorded his third win over Utah, 197.525-197.275. It took the Bears 5-0 in the season and 4-0 in Pac-12 meetings. Cal posted the seventh-highest scoring in school history and handed Utah its first loss of the year. Cal is the only undefeated team in the Pac-12.
- Twenty-one matches are scheduled to air on Pac-12 Networks this season, including the 2022 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships, while two more are scheduled to air nationally on ESPN.
- All eight Pac-12 programs began the season in 2022 WCGA Preseason Coach Survey in #4 Utah, #7 California, #8 UCLA, #12 Arizona State, #17 Oregon State, #27 Arizona, #33 Stanford, and #34 Washington.
- Utah, UCLA and California went 1-2-3 in the Pac-12 preseason coach poll, while Arizona State, Oregon State, Arizona, Stanford and Washington rounded out the league poll.
- Tickets for the 2022 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Championships are currently on sale to the general public. The day-long event returns Saturday, March 19 at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah. For complete ticket information, visit Pac-12.com/tickets.
Pac-12 in Road to Nationals Standings – February 14
|State of Arizona||20||14||18||24||29|
Olympians made here
- The 2022 Pac-12 gymnastics season will feature a strong connection to the recently concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with four Olympic medalists beginning their collegiate careers on the Pac-12 campus this year. Oregon State Jade Carey (USA) won an individual gold medal in floor exercise, UCLA’s Jordan Chiles and Utahs Grace McCallum were silver medalists in team competition with the United States and Utah Amelie Morgan helped Great Britain to team bronze, their first gymnastics medal since 1928.
- Rounding out the Pac-12 newcomers with Olympic ties is UCLA Brooklyn Moorswho represented Canada in Tokyo and Utah Kara Eaker and UCLA’s Emma Malabuyo, who were deputies for the United States.
CONFERENCE STAND (Extended Stand)
|teams||Pac-12 record||overall balance|
|#13 State of Oregon||3-1||6-1|
|#20 State of Arizona||2-2||2-3|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Full Schedule)
|Friday February 18th||TV/Streaming||Time|
|No. 13 Oregon State at No. 4 Utah||Pac-12 Network/ Pac-12 Mountain/ Pac-12 Oregon||5 p.m. PT|
|Saturday February 19th|
|Metroplex Challenge: #3 Oklahoma, Washington, #18 Stanford, and #12 Denver||4:45 p.m. PT|
|Sunday February 20th|
|No. 15 UCLA in the state of Arizona No. 20||Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Arizona/Pac-12 Los Angeles||2 p.m. PT|
|Monday February 21st|
|Arizona at No. 9 California||Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Arizona/Pac-12 Bay Area||2 p.m. PT|
|#18 Stanford, #19 BYU, #24 Boise State, Sacramento State||Stanford live stream||2 p.m. PT|
|#4 Utah in Washington||Pac-12 Network/Pac-12 Mountain/Pac-12 Washington||6 p.m. PT|
2022 Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics Weekly Awards
|11th January||Crystal Isa, Utah||Jaedyn Rucker, Utah||Amelie Morgan, Utah||Jillian Hoffman, Utah|
|January 18th||Kyla Bryant, Stanford||Sage Thompson, Utah||Grace McCallum, Utah||Wesley Stephenson, Stanford|
|January 25th||Jade Carey, Oregon||Jillian Hoffman, Utah||Jade Carey, Oregon||Skylar Killough-Wilhelm, Washington|
|February 1st||Maile O’Keefe, Utah||Crystal Isa, Utah||Jade Carey, Oregon||Emi Watterson, California|
|February 8th||Jade Carey, Oregon||Maile O’Keefe, Utah||Jordan Chiles, UCLA||Madi Degen, Oregon State|
|February 15||Jade Carey, Oregon||Jaedyn Rucker, Utah||Jade Carey, Oregon||Jillian Hoffman, Utah|