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UAA gymnastics team scores second-highest total in program history

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: February 9, 2019
  • Published February 9, 2019

The UAA gymnastics team posted the second-highest score in program history Saturday in its win over the UC Davis Aggies.

The Senior Day win at the Alaska Airlines Center saw several milestones for the Seawolves, who outscored the visitors 194.100 to 193.875. They also set a program record on uneven parallel bars with 49.075 points, shattering their previous record of 48.825 set in 2004.

The win was their first over the Aggies in 14 dual meets since 2004. For second-year coach Tanya Ho, the victory was particularly sweet — she was a standout gymnast at UC Davis from 2007-10 and was inducted into the UC Davis Hall of Fame in 2016.

“I’m extremely proud of our team,” she said in a press release from UAA. “We have done a 180 with our consistency on bars this year, and everything came together for us today. With the team score so close throughout the meet, it was even more impressive how we kept our composure and came back to get the win.”

UAA was .25 points off matching the best score in program history, recorded in 2016.

UAA junior Mackenzie Miller won the bars with a career-best 9.875, and junior Kennedy Green right behind with a 9.850.

Junior Sophia Hyderally won the balance beam with a 9.900 and placed second in the floor exercise with a 9.825. Sophomore Isabelle Fox placed fourth on vault (9.675) and second in the all-around (38.825).

The Seawolves have the week off before heading to Utah to square off against Utah State on Feb. 22.