THIS WEEK IN SEAWOLF GYMNASTICS ...
Sunday, Mar. 17 — 10 am ADT
Jenison Field House — East Lansing, Michigan
Alaska Anchorage at Michigan State & vs. Ball State & Illinois-Chicago
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MEET PREVIEW: UAA will compete for the 10th and final time in the regular season when it hunts for upsets at the Michigan State quad meet Sunday ... Illinois-Chicago currently sits inside the NCAA Championships qualification bubble at No. 34 nationally with a 195.340 RQS, boosted by a 196.150 season high, while host MSU needs a big score to move up from No. 40 nationally at 195.040 (season-high 195.850) ... Ball State comes in 44th with a 194.740 RQS and 195.625 season high, while UAA is 60th in RQS at 192.800 and with a season high of 194.100.
ALL-TIME VS. MSU: MSU leads 4-0 overall, 1-0 in East Lansing
Last: MSU 195.425-192.625 (3/11/12 at UAA) / Notes: UAA will be competing at MSU for the first time since the first meeting in the series, a 193.325-190.450 Spartans victory in 2006.
ALL-TIME VS. BALL ST.: BSU leads 5-1 overall, 2-1 on neutral floors
Last: BSU 192.750-190.275 (3/18/07 at UAA) / Notes: Teams met three times in 2007 and twice in 1991 ... UAA’s lone victory came in the inaugural meeting in 1986.
ALL-TIME VS. UIC: UIC leads 3-0 overall, 1-0 on neutral floors
Last: UIC 193.225-192.275 (2/14/16 at UIC) / Notes: Series started in 1991.
LAST TIME OUT: Isabelle Fox earned a 38.825 all-around and fellow sophomore Hope Nelson scored a pair of 9.75s to lead UAA to second place at the Oregon State tri-meet with 193.450 points Mar. 1 in Corvallis, Ore. ... the Seawolves posted the 6th-best team score in program history and beat Bowling Green (189.500) for the first time in four all-time meetings ... UAA started on floor where it recorded 48.575 points – 17th-best in program history – behind a 9.825 from junior Sophia Hyderally and a 9.775 from Fox ... the Seawolves took control over the Falcons by equaling their season-high 48.100 on vault, led by freshman Ali Marvel’s 9.725, plus a career-high 9.55 from sophomore Sophie Riley vaulted to a career-high 9.55 ... coming off her best meet of the season at Utah State a week ago, Nelson paced the Seawolves on bars with a 9.75, while Hyderally scored 9.725 and Fox added a 9.7 to help UAA equal the No. 19 total in program history at 48.200 ... freshman Rachel Decious tallied a career-high 9.775 to propel the 6th-best beam total in program history with 48.575 points in the final rotation ... Nelson flipped to a 9.75 and senior Kaylin Mancari added a 9.725.
TEAM NOTES: The Seawolves enter Sunday’s meet with a 7-6 dual-meet record and rank fourth of six teams in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with a 192.800 RQS – on pace to break the program record of 192.725 from 2016 ... the Seawolves are also on pace to set program records for beam average at 48.455 (48.103, 2016), floor average at 48.506 (48.431, 2016) and floor RQS at 48.580 (48.415, 2005), while their 192.181 total average ranks only behind the 2016 squad’s 192.303 ... UAA’s 194.100 score Feb. 9 was just shy of the school-record 194.125 performance in a Feb. 13, 2016 home win over Air Force ... the Seawolves produced season highs on bars in both their meets vs. UC Davis, including a school-record 49.075 mark Feb. 9 ... UAA has produced four of the top 20 scores in program history this year — 194.100 on Feb. 9 (2nd), 193.450 on Mar. 1 (6th), 193.125 on Jan. 27 (8th), and 192.675 on Feb. 22 (18th) ... on floor, UAA has earned three of the top 12 marks in program history, including the 2nd-best at 48.975 on Jan. 25 ... the Seawolves have also earned four of the top 13 scores in program history on beam, with the 48.800 on Feb. 9 ranking No. 2 and the 48.775 at Utah State on Feb. 22 ranking No. 3.
GYMNAST NOTES: Jr. Sophia Hyderally ranks 4th in the MPSF on beam with her 9.820 RQS and 5th on floor with the same figure ... sporting a team-high seven individual victories this season, Hyderally is on pace to break UAA’s records for beam average at 9.753, floor average at 9.808 and beam RQS at 9.820, while her 9.820 floor RQS ranks 2nd; on bars, she ranks 6th all-time with a 9.658 average ... the MPSF Gymnast of the Week for her efforts Jan. 25 & 27 in California, Hyderally has eight career beam scores of 9.825 or better after delivering MPSF season-highs of 9.9 on Feb. 9 and Feb. 22; the Alabama native owns the UAA and MPSF record with her 9.925 beam routine at the 2017 MPSF Championships ... So. Isabelle Fox ranks fifth in the MPSF all-around standings with a 38.740 RQS, currently tied for the 3rd-best mark in Seawolf history ... Fox picked up her 10th and 11th career individual victories with her all-around wins against Brown ... the reigning Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Freshman of the Year led the Seawolves with eight event victories in 2018, marking the most for a UAA freshman since M’rcy Matsunami had 10 in 2013 ... Fox’s career-high 38.850 all-around Jan. 6 tied for 15th on the program’s all-time list and second-best in the month of January; it was also UAA’s highest all-around score since 2016 ... the Houston native paces UAA with a 9.656 averge on vault, scoring between 9.525 and 9.725 on all eight this season ... senior Kaylin Mancari has been delivering the best gymnastics of her career, scoring 9.5 or better on all nine of her beam routines and 9.575 or better on all eight of her floor exercises ... Mancari produced career highs on all three of her apparatus on UAA’s California road trip, with a 9.625 on bars, a 9.825 on beam and a 9.85 on floor, and she matched her beam high again at Utah State ... on beam, Mancari is on pace for the 3rd-best season average in program history at 9.681, while her 9.689 floor average ranks 13th on that list ... Jr. Mackenzie Miller picked up UAA’s first honor of the 2019 campaign when she earned MPSF Specialist of the Week for Jan. 7-13 ... Miller produced four scores of 9.625-plus against Brown, leading UAA on bars (9.725) and floor (9.625) in Friday’s victory; on Sunday, the Michigan native tied a career-high and 7th-best bars score in program history with 9.825, along with a 9.725 on floor ... Miller produced the 4th-best bars score in program history with her 9.875 in the win over UC Davis, along with a career-high-tying 9.775 on floor ... Miller has scored 9.625 or better on all eight of her floor routines, putting her on pace for the 10th-best average in program history at 9.700 ... junior Kennedy Green has been one of UAA’s most consistent 3-event performers, including averages of 9.522 on vault and 9.425 on floor ... Green’s 9.85 bars effort Feb. 9 tied the 5th-best score in program history and aided UAA’s school-record 49.075 on the apparatus ... Green produced her career high on floor with a 9.7 at San Jose State on Jan. 25 ... sophomore Hope Nelson tied for the 9th-best bars routine in program history with her 9.825 against UCD on Feb. 9, and followed last week with her best meet of the season at Utah State (9.55 V, 9.725 UB, 9.75 BB) ... Nelson is aiding UAA’s record season on beam with the team’s 5th-best average at 9.510 ... after a tough start on floor, freshman Rachel Decious has found her form since Jan. 25, scoring 9.5 or better in the last five meets ... Decious contributed to UAA’s historic Feb. 9 win over UCD with a 9.675 on her first collegiate beam routine, and she followed with a 9.625 at Utah State ... one of two Alaskans on the team, Wasilla freshman Ali Marvel has established herself as one of the team’s most consistent vaulters, scoring at least 9.5 in all nine meets and ranking behind only Fox with a 9.616 average ... Marvel’s 9.775 vault in the Jan. 11 win over Brown is still UAA’s best this season.
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