Cook to make NCAA West Regionals trip
Cook moved up from alternate status after California’s Mariesah Pierce withdrew due to injury. The Seawolf rookie will be one of five individual all-arounders who will rotate with the full squads from No. 4 Alabama, No. 9 Louisiana State, No. 16 Arizona, Iowa, Central Michigan and host Washington.
Cook will rotate with Arizona when the competition gets under way at 3 p.m. ADT at Alaska Airlines Arena.
The Hot Springs, Ark., native earned a 37.435 regional qualifying score in eight all-around performances to become the first Seawolf since Leah Wilson in 2009 and the 11th UAA gymnast ever to qualify for D-I regionals. Cook posted her season-high of 38.400 on Mar. 11 against Michigan State.
All-Time UAA Qualifiers
NCAA Div. I West Regional Championships
Year Gymnast Event(s) Score
2012 Morgan Cook All-Arnd
2009 Leah Wilson All-Arnd 37.875
2006 Lauren Agostino All-Arnd 38.425
2006 Jessica Portlock All-Arnd DNF
2005 Dominique Ingram Vault 9.65
2003 Mandi Burdick All-Arnd 38.225
2003 Jesse Currie All-Arnd 36.750
1998 Jessi Simmons All-Arnd 37.775
1997 Elena Tkacheva All-Arnd 38.525
1996 Elena Tkacheva All-Arnd 37.350
1995 Elena Tkacheva All-Arnd 37.000
1994 Elena Tkacheva All-Arnd 37.675
Kerry Robitaille All-Arnd 36.400
1988 Annette Nicolaus All-Arnd 33.700