THIS WEEK IN ALASKA ANCHORAGE GYMNASTICS ...
Fri., Feb. 23 — 6 pm AST — Brougham Pavilion — Seattle, Wash.
at Seattle Pacific tri-meet
(Alaska Anchorage, Seattle Pacific, Sacramento State)
LIVE VIDEOSTREAM: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1iS12FsEzoRas8fmcWzaA/live
LIVE STATS: http://static.spufalcons.com/custompages/gym/2018/02232018.htm
MEET PREVIEW: Host Seattle Pacific is the only NCAA Division II competitor in the three-team field and all are Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MSPF) members ... Sacramento State is ranked No. 53 nationally with a high score of 195.400 ... UAA is ranked No. 68 with a high of 190.975 ... SPU is 64th among all college teams, posting a high of 191.325 in its season opener Jan. 12.
ALL-TIME vs SPU: SPU leads 38-3
In Seattle: SPU leads 25-2
Last: UAA 193.325-191.275 (2/26/16 at SPU)
Streak: UAA 2
Notes: The Seawolves have won three of the last five meetings, including two straight in Seattle ... SPU won the first 37 meetings, from 1985-2009.
ALL-TIME vs SACRAMENTO STATE: Sac State leads 44-9
Neutral: Sac State leads 6-1
Last: Sac State 193.000-190.125 (2/3/18 at UAA)
Streak: Sac State 31
Notes: Sac State leads 13-0 in head-to-head meetings since UAA joined the MPSF in 2003 ... UAA’s last victory came Mar. 7, 1992 in Sacramento.
LAST TIME OUT: The Seawolves pulled out a pair of narrow victories in road duals at Centenary on Feb. 9 and Feb. 11 ... in the first outing, sophomore Mackenzie Miller delivered a career-best 38.200 all-around score to lead UAA to a 188.500-187.700 victory ... the Seawolves also got a 38.075 all-around from freshman Isabelle Fox to earn their fourth dual win of the season ... the Seawolves opened with a rough performance on uneven bars, but Miller salvaged the rotation with a winning 9.675 ... Miller sprung a career-high 9.5 on vault to spark the Seawolves’ season-best 48.075 total on that apparatus, and sophomore Kennedy Green tied for the victory on vault with a career-best 9.675 ... senior Kendra Daniels anchored the UAA comeback with a runner-up 9.625 on floor exercise and a winning 9.725 on balance beam, just six days after delivering the third-best beam score in program history ... two days later in Shreveport, Fox earned a 38.400 all-around and Daniels scored team highs on balance beam and floor to pace a 189.050-188.750 win ... needing a solid performance in the final routine of the meet to clinch the victory, Daniels followed her team-best 9.675 floor routine with a winning 9.825 on beam ... freshman Hope Nelson earned a winning 9.7 on uneven bars and Fox swung to a 9.65, while Fox posted UAA’s best vault with a runner-up 9.575 score.
TEAM NOTES: Thirteen of the top 20 team scores in program history have occurred since 2015, including last year’s season-high of 192.700 (Feb. 19 at UC Davis), which ranks 14th on the all-time list ... four of the top 10 beam scores in program history came last season, including the record of 48.950 vs. Centenary and the No. 2 mark of 48.700 at the MPSF Championships ... with the hiring of Tanya Ho last spring, UAA doubled the number of coaches in its gymnastics history, as program founder Paul Stoklos had led the Seawolves since 1985.
GYMNAST NOTES: Senior Kendra Daniels has won balance beam in four straight meets, including her UAA season-high 9.875 performance at the Seawolf Invitational, which ranked No. 3 on the program’s all-time list ... Daniels has nine career event victories to now rank No. 9 on the program list since UAA moved to Div. I in 2004 ... Daniels became just the fifth Seawolf gymnast to reach the 9.9 plateau with her then-program-record beam routine at UC Davis last February, joining Dominique Ingram (9 times, 2004-05), Elena Tkacheva (5 times, 1996-97), Lauren Agostino (once, 2009) and M’rcy Matsunami (once, 2015) on that elite list ... Daniels has been one of the most consistent beam performers in program history on beam, with nine routines of 9.8 or better ... freshman Isabelle Fox leads the Seawolves with eight event victories this season, marking the most for a UAA freshman since M’rcy Matsunami had 10 in 2013 ... in addition to her team-best 38.346 all-around average, Fox owns UAA’s 2nd- or 3rd-best average on each of the four apparatus ... sophomore Mackenzie Miller tied for the 7th-best bars score in program history with her 9.875 against Cortland on Jan. 14 ... Miller has UAA’s 2nd-best bars average at 9.561 and is coming off a career-best 38.200 all-around performance two weeks ago at Centenary ... freshman Isabella Scalapino owns UAA’s top vault average a 9.590, while Daniels leads the way on floor at 9.656 ... freshman Hope Nelson currently sports UAA’s top averages on bars (9.680) and beam (9.670) ... Nelson won both of her specialist events in her collegiate debut against Cortland, and she posted another win recently on bars at Centenary ... the Seawolves currently feature just 10 healthy gymnasts, with senior Madeleine Arbuckle -- last year’s team MVP -- making her season debut in the regular lineup just recently at Centenary ... in addition, to injured sophomore Sophia Hyderally (questionable to return to action), the Seawolves have already lost for the year senior Morgan Ross, sophomore Sophie Riley, sophomore Tere Alonso and sophomore Louisa Marie Knapp to off-season surgeries or preseason injuries.