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Pisani No. 1 in nation on floor & all-around

03/19/2012
Robby Edwards, Athletic Media Relations
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FAYETTEVILLE - Senior All-American gymnast Jaime Pisani has been hot for Arkansas with 13 individual event wins the last three weeks and she's now ranked No. 1 in the nation on two different events.

Pisani won four titles at No. 16 Missouri last week and has climbed back to the No. 1 position on floor. She was No. 1 in the country in the all-around last week and she's maintained that position for the second straight week. Pisani was previously No. 1 on floor for a five-week stretch from Jan. 30-Feb. 27.

She has a Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 39.590 in the all-around with an average of 39.460, and a school-record high and national high of 39.725. On floor, she's tied for the top spot in the nation with an RQS of 9.940, leads the nation with an average score of 9.929 and has matched the national high this year with a school-record 9.975.

Pisani had two 9.95s last week to win vault and floor, and she won beam with a 9.90 and the all-around with a 39.60.

Senior Mariah Howdeshell won bars at Missouri with a 9.875 and has moved up to No. 3 in the country.

The week before, at West Virginia, Pisani won the all-around, bars, beam and floor. The previous week, at home against Minnesota, she won all five titles, tying Howdeshell for the win on bars.

Pisani is also tied for No. 7 on bars, tied for No. 9 on vault and tied for No. 11 on beam.

Sophomore All-American Katherine Grable, who has missed the last two meets with an ankle injury, is No. 4 in the all-around, No. 6 on floor, tied for No. 6 on vault and tied for No. 11 on beam.

Sophomore Shelby Salmon is tied for No. 38 on bars and junior Jordan Salsberg, who is out for the year with a knee injury, is No. 37 in the all-around.

As a team, the Razorbacks are No. 10 in the country. Arkansas is tied for No. 5 on vault, No. 6 on bars, No. 14 on beam and No. 8 on floor.

In the South Central Region rankings, Arkansas is No. 3 overall, on vault, bars and floor, and No. 4 on beam.

Pisani is No. 1 in the all-around and on floor, tied for No. 3 on beam, tied for No. 4 on vault and is No. 5 on bars.

Grable is No. 3 in the all-around and Salsberg No. 10. On vault, Grable is No. 3, Salsberg tied for No. 12, and juniors Amy Borsellino and Kelci Lewis, and sophomore Scarlett Williams are tied for No. 18. On bars, Howdeshell is tied for No. 2, Salmon is No. 10 and Grable is No. 12.

Grable is tied for No. 3 on beam and Williams is tied for No. 12. On floor, Grable is No. 3, Borsellino No. 18, and Lewis and sophomore Bailee Zumwalde tied for No. 24.

Arkansas heads to Duluth, Ga., this week for the Southeastern Conference Championship on Saturday at 4 p.m.

The Razorbacks will be back in Barnhill on April 7 for the NCAA South Central Regional. Tickets for the regional are $10 for adults. A $5 ticket is available for youth/students, everyone 18 and younger or with a valid UA student ID. A family plan is also available, including two adult and two youth tickets for $25.

Tickets can be purchased at the UA Ticket Center on Razorback Road, by calling 479-575-5151 or 800-982-4647, or online at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.


GymInfo National Rankings
March 19, 2012

 

Rank

Team Name

Team RQS

Region

Conference

Division

Ave

High

1

Florida

197.395

SE

SEC

1

197.088

197.900

2

Oklahoma

197.310

SC

Big 12

1

196.842

197.450

3

Alabama

197.155

C

SEC

1

196.933

197.725

4

UCLA

197.140

W

PAC 12

1

196.835

198.050

5

Georgia

196.995

SE

SEC

1

196.868

197.700

6

Nebraska

196.960

SC

Big 10

1

196.545

197.600

7

Utah

196.705

NC

PAC 12

1

196.713

197.550

8

L.S.U.

196.550

C

SEC

1

195.936

196.850

-

Oregon State

196.550

W

PAC 12

1

196.383

197.400

10

Arkansas

196.545

SC

SEC

1

196.267

197.225

11

Stanford

196.315

W

PAC 12

1

195.944

196.575

12

Penn State

196.230

NE

Big 10

1

195.982

196.650

13

Ohio State

196.115

C

Big 10

1

196.021

197.625

14

Boise State

195.990

W

Mountain West

1

195.558

196.850

15

Auburn

195.965

C

SEC

1

195.498

196.875

16

Minnesota

195.880

NC

Big 10

1

195.115

196.250

17

Arizona

195.870

SC

PAC 12

1

195.400

196.525

18

Denver

195.865

NC

WAC

1

195.273

196.725

19

Missouri

195.825

SC

Big 12

1

195.293

196.375

20

North Carolina State

195.715

SE

EAGL

1

195.227

196.775

21

Michigan

195.710

NE

Big 10

1

195.173

196.300

22

Washington

195.595

W

PAC 12

1

194.980

196.350

23

Illinois-Champaign

195.545

SC

Big 10

1

195.139

196.150

24

Kentucky

195.490

C

SEC

1

194.698

196.025

25

Iowa State

195.275

NC

Big 12

1

194.600

195.975

 

GymInfo National Rankings - Individual All-Around

 

Rank

First Name

Last Name

AA RQS

Team

Region

Ave

High

1

Jaime

Pisani

39.590

Arkansas

SC

39.460

39.725

2

Sharaya

Musser

39.540

Penn State

NE

39.407

39.650

3

DeZiel

Jessie

39.505

Nebraska

SC

39.458

39.600

4

Katherine

Grable

39.500

Arkansas

SC

39.450

39.725

5

Alaina

Johnson

39.450

Florida

SE

39.488

39.675

-

Wong

Emily

39.450

Nebraska

SC

39.356

39.500

 

GymInfo National Rankings - Individual Floor

 

Rank

First Name

Last Name

FX RQS

Team

Region

Ave

High

1

Megan

Ferguson

9.940

Oklahoma

SC

9.902

9.950

-

Jaime

Pisani

9.940

Arkansas

SC

9.929

9.975

3

Elyse

Hopfner-Hibbs

9.920

UCLA

W

9.843

9.950

4

Lloimincia

Hall

9.915

L.S.U.

C

9.891

9.975

-

Noel

Couch

9.915

Georgia

SE

9.871

9.950

6

Katherine

Grable

9.910

Arkansas

SC

9.850

9.950


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