Air Force Travels to Arizona for the UNO'S Classic
WHAT'S AHEADThe Air Force women's gymnastics team continues on the road this weekend, as they head to Tempe, Ariz., for the UNO's Classic on Friday, Feb. 18. The Falcons will face off with Sacramento State and Arizona State at 7 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Arena on the campus of ASU.
ROBISON GRABS CONFERNECE HONORLauren Robison was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 11. The award comes following her performance at the Falcons' meet with Seattle-Pacific and Centenary, where she won the balance beam with a career-best score of 9.800. In addition, Robison scored a season-best total in the all-around with a score of 38.625, while garnering solid top-10 finishes on the bars, beam and floor.
ON THE ROADAfter being in the comfy confines of the Cadet West Gym for the first four meets of the season, Air Force will spend the next four weekends on the road, traveling from California to Arizona to Texas and on to Nebraska, before returning to the Academy on March 10.
NEWS FROM THE FEDERATIONBased on scores before Feb. 11 -- Jessa Liegl leads the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation on the uneven bars, with a season-average of 9.737. She has a commanding lead over the second-best average, which is 9.690. She is also ranked second in the all-around, with an average of 38.412. Her season-high total of 38.875 is better than any of the league's other all-arounders.
MORE NEWS FROM THE MPSFWhile Lauren Robison picked up her first conference honor of the season, she is currently ranked fourth in the league on the floor exercise with an average of 9.737. Jessa Liegl is also ranked fourth on the balance beam with a 9.594 average.
SO CLOSEWhen Air Force recently hosted Alaska in a pair of meets, the two teams provided exciting competition for the fans. While the teams traded leads and event winners, UAA managed to claim the higher score in both meets. BARELY! The Falcons lost both meets by a combined mark of less than three-tenths of a point.