Feb. 17, 2009
The Air Force women's gymnastics team returns to the Academy for a midweek showdown with Texas Woman's University on Thursday, Feb. 19. The meet between the Falcons and the defending USAG champion Pioneers will begin at 6 p.m., in the Cadet West Gym.
Meet Notes 07: Texas Woman's University
SCOUTING THE COMPETITION
Texas Woman's University is coming off of a 195.425-193.350 loss to No. 20 Arizona at home during its annual "Think Pink" meet. Sophomore Kristie Costa paced the Pioneers with career-best scores on the uneven bars (9.725) and balance beam (9.700). The lone TWU all-arounder, Rashonda Cannie, leads the team on the balance beam, with a 9.513 average.
DUTTON DOES IT
Sophomore Brittany Dutton was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 17, for her performance at the Fox Run Invitational. Dutton accounted for three top-10 finishes, including a fifth-place score of 9.775 on the floor exercise.
TAKING CONTROL OF THE SITUATION
With Brittany Dutton's conference honor on Feb. 17, Air Force surpassed the number of weekly MPSF honors it received last year. And, with Abbey Rogers' two distinctions (Jan. 13, Feb. 3), the Falcons have claimed three of the season's six conference awards.
LAST TIME OUT
With a team score of 187.800, Air Force finished third at New Hampshire's Fox Run Invitational on Feb. 14. The host Wildcats won the four-team meet with a score of 194.875, while Bridgeport (second, 189.400) and Yale (fourth, 157.500) rounded out the field.
ENJOYING CAREER NIGHT
Aftan Boudreaux posted a pair of personal-best scores at New Hampshire. She upped her vault score on the vault (9.300), while increasing her score on the floor exercise to 9.700. Samantha Jones also improved her marks on a pair of events, scoring a 9.650 on the floor exercise and a 37.850 on the all-around. Sophomore Brittany Dutton matched her personal-high on the floor exercise (9.775), while freshman Colby Chaput improved her score on the balance beam to 9.450
GOING BY RANK...
Abbey Rogers leads the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation on the vault, with a regional qualifying score of 9.645. That mark, or RQS, is also the best in the USAG Division. Jenna Dudley leads the USAG Division on the floor exercise with a RQS of 9.725.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE FALCONS
Air Force begins a three-meet road trip - its longest of the season - on Friday, Feb. 27. Traveling to the Midwest for a pair of non-conference competitions, the Falcons will face Wisconsin-La Crosse (Feb. 27) and Hamline (March 1).