Gymnasts host Ladies for home finales Friday & Sunday
Friday, Mar. 3 — 7 pm AST — Alaska Airlines Center — Anchorage, Alaska
Centenary (2-9) at Alaska Anchorage (2-7)
Sunday, Mar. 5 — 2 pm AST — Alaska Airlines Center — Anchorage, Alaska
Centenary at Alaska Anchorage
LIVE VIDEOSTREAM: Both meets free at portal.stretchinternet.com/uaa
LIVE STATS: Friday at http://www.goseawolves.com/fls/13400/Gymnastics/20170303.htm ... Sunday at http://www.goseawolves.com/fls/13400/Gymnastics/20170305.htm
SPECIAL EVENTS: Friday’s meet will feature a ‘Stick It To Cancer’ theme, marking the final event in the UAA Athletic Department’s season-long Seawolves Vs. Cancer initiative ... fans can make online donations per ‘stick’ or for a flat amount at https://pledgeit.org/stickit ... meanwhile, Sunday’s meet will be the regular-season finale, with traditional ‘senior day’ ceremonies planned postmeet to honor UAA’s three seniors.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Get periodic meet updates by following the @UAAGymnastics Twitter feed ... fans can also like UAA’s main Facebook page (Alaska Anchorage Seawolves), the UAA Gymnastics Facebook page, or the Alaska Anchorage Instagram feed for general content.
SCOUTING THE LADIES: Located in Shreveport, La., Centenary is an NCAA Div. III program that competes as an independent in women’s gymnastics ... the Ladies come in averaging 188.664 through seven meets, with a season-high of 191.450 on Jan. 27.
ALL-TIME vs CENTENARY: CC leads 10-4 overall, 6-3 in Anchorage
Last: UAA 190.675-185.475 (2/9/86 at UW-Osh Kosh) / Streak: UAA 3 / Notes: The Seawolves have won four of the five meetings this decade ... Centenary won the first eight meetings from 1992-2009 ... three of UAA’s four wins have come at home.
LAST TIME OUT: UAA has tallied season-bests in two of its last three outings, earning a 190.900 at Sacramento State on Feb. 3 and a 192.700 at UC Davis on Feb. 19 ... the Feb. 19 meet was a historic day for the Seawolves, who had 10 career-high performances – including a program-record 9.9 on beam from junior Kendra Daniels – and earned the 14th-best score in program history ... the 48.400 beam total tied UAA’s 8th-best all-time despite a pair of falls, while the 48.550 on floor and 48.200 on bars were also season highs and ranked 13th and 17th, respectively, on the program lists ... senior Nicole Larkin and freshman Mackenzie Miller set the tone early on bars, earning UAA’s best scores of 2017 on that event with matching 9.725s ... junior Madeleine Arbuckle’s 9.7 and freshman Sofie Riley’s 9.625 were also personal bests, with Miller and Riley each scoring at least 0.2 better than their previous highs ... junior Morgan Ross scored a 9.65 and freshman Kennedy Green added a career-high 9.6 on vault in the second rotation, and the Seawolves got on a roll on floor exercise ... Ross scored a 9.85 to narrowly miss her career high and tie the 16th-best effort in program history, while senior Kallie Randolph had a 9.775 and Miller a career-high 9.725 ... on beam, the Seawolves got career highs from Randolph (9.8), sophomore Kaylin Mancari (9.775) and Arbuckle (9.7), leading to Daniels’s record-setting effort in the anchor position.
TEAM NOTES: The Seawolves have earned two of the top 10 beam totals in program history in the last three meets, with the 48.450 at Sacramento State ranking 7th and the 48.400 at UC Davis tied for 8th ... UAA also has two of the top 20 floor scores in program history this year, with a 48.550 at UCD (t-13th) and a 48.500 vs UW-Stout (t-19th).
GYMNAST NOTES: Junior Kendra Daniels became just the fifth Seawolf gymnast to reach the 9.9 plateau with her program-record beam routine at UC Davis, 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, also bosting the 6th- (9.825) and 16th-best (9.8) scores on that UAA list ... senior Kallie Randolph owns three of the best nine floor exercise season averages in program history, including a team-best 9.696 mark (7th) last season ... Randolph leads current Seawolves and is tied for 8th on UAA’s all-time lists for individual event victories, notching all nine of her wins during her first two campaigns ... an Anchorage native, Randolph had a career high and equaled the 16th-best beam score in program history with her 9.8 at UCD on Feb. 19 ... senior Nicole Larkin owns the most experience on the team, with appearances in 37 of 38 career meets ... mainly a bars and floor specialist, Larkin has missed only one set on bars and owns the No. 7 score in program history with a pair of 9.825s as sophomore .... juniors Morgan Ross and Madeleine Arbuckle have been UAA’s all-around performers this season, each completing the full circuit in six of seven meets, with a pair of 38-plus efforts apiece.