Jan. 25, 2008
The Air Force women's gymnastics team travels to Denton, Texas, for a quadrangular meet with No. 16 Denver, Maryland and host Texas Woman's University on Sunday, Jan. 27. Action is slated to begin at 2 p.m., in Kitty Magee Arena on the campus of TWU. It will be the first of three regular-season meetings between Air Force and Denver this season.
Meet Notes 01: at TWU Quad Meet
Mary Barrett (Copperas Cove), Annette Ehrman (Houston) and Kelly Lewis (Plano) are all natives of Texas. Kayla Kincade is from Lakewood, Colo., which is just a few miles from Denver's campus and Lisa Wong calls Maryland (Silver Spring) home.
ABBEY ROGERS NETS WEEKLY AWARDS...
Abigail Rogers was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week on Jan. 22. It is the second such career honor for Rogers, who also earned the weekly award as a sophomore. She also earned the Air Force Athletic Department Athlete of the Week honor.
...WITH A CAREER BEST WEEKEND
Rogers had a stellar afternoon of competition in the Falcons' second dual meet with Centenary on Jan. 20. She won the all-around with a career-best 38.225 and the floor exercise with another personal-best mark of 9.825. The 9.825 on the floor was the highest score given by the judges on any event. She also tallied career-best marks on the balance beam (9.450) and uneven bars (9.350), while narrowly missing a career high on the vault by just .050. She improved her all of her season-best totals by at least .300 during Sunday's competition.
In just its second meet of the season, Air Force surpassed its best score from all of last year. Tallying a 188.400, the Falcons bested its total of 187.250 that they achieved in the final meet of the 2007 season.
As a team, the Falcons are ranked third in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation with an average score of 187.250. Abigail Rogers currently leads the MPSF on the floor exercise with an average score of 9.662, while Brittany Dutton is ranked second on the balance beam with a two-meet average of 9.637. Michelle Denise is ranked third on the uneven bars (9.587) and fifth in the all-around (37.337). Lisa Wong is also ranked among the league leaders, tallying a 9.412 average on the floor exercise to rank sixth.
DID YOU KNOW?
As Doug Day enters his second year of coaching at the Academy, seniors Katie Donnell and Kelly Lewis will have the same head coach in back-to-back seasons for the first time in their four-year career.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Falcons will be home for seven meets this season, beginning with a pair of meets against Centenary. Air Force will also host MIT, UC-Davis, Eastern Michigan and local rival Denver in the West Gym throughout the 2008 campaign.
OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN...
Senior Kelly Lewis will serve as the captain for the 2008 women's gymnastics team. Lewis, a two-year letterwinner for the Falcons, will provide solid leadership to a young Air Force squad that features just four juniors and seniors, compared to nine sophomores and freshmen.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW
Head coach Doug Day's first recruiting class features five gymnasts with stellar credentials. In all, the newest group of Falcons - which include Holland Davis, Brittany Dutton, Annette Ehrman, Ashley Green and Lisa Wong - boasts a combined resume' that features five appearances at the Junior Olympics national qualifier, one state all-around champion, one regional balance beam champion, three top-three all-around finishes at the regional championships and numerous appearances at their various state championships.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE FALCONS
Air Force returns to the Academy on Saturday, Feb. 2, for a dual meet with MIT in the Cadet West Gym.