Feb. 25, 2009
The Air Force women's gymnastics team begins its longest road trip of the season this weekend, with a pair of matches in the Midwest. Air Force will travel to La Crosse, Wis., for a tri-meet with Wisconsin-La Crosse and Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Friday, Feb. 2, before heading to St. Paul, Minn., for a dual meet with Hamline on Sunday, March 1.
Meet Notes 08: at Wisconsin-La Crosse; at Hamline
SCOUTING THE COMPETITION
This will be the second time this season that Air Force has faced off with Wisconsin-La Crosse this year. The Falcons defeated the Eagles 188.125-183.850 at the season-opening Air Force Triangular. UW-La Crosse is currently ranked fifth in Division III, while Hamline and Wisconsin-Oshkosh are ranked 10th and 11th, respectively. (a breakdown of each team can be found on page 2 of this release)
LAST TIME OUT
Backed by a dominating performance on the floor exercise, Air Force defeated Texas Woman's University 189.974-188.800 on Feb. 19 at the Academy. The Falcons swept the top six spots on their final event to upend the defending USAG national champions.
DOES ANYONE HAVE A BROOM?
Jenna Dudley paced the Falcons to the top six spots on the floor exercise against TWU, tallying a score of 9.650. Samantha Jones and Abbey Rogers tied for second with matching scores of 9.600, while Aftan Boudreaux posted a 9.550 to place fourth. Brittany Dutton (fifth, 9.500) and Michelle Denise (sixth, 9.450) rounded out the Air Force sweep on that event.
THE DYNAMIC DUO
The floor exercise was one of two event victories for Jenna Dudley, who also won the uneven bars with a score of 9.700. In addition to tying for the top spot on the vault with a career-best matching score of 9.775, Abbey Rogers won the all-around with a combined total of 38.800 and matched her career-high on the balance beam, as she finished second to pace the Air Force squad.
GOING BY RANK...
Jenna Dudley leads the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in the all-around, with a regional qualifying score of 38.090. That mark, or RQS, is also the best in the USAG Division.
WHAT'S AHEAD FOR THE FALCONS
Air Force will have a week off from competition, before traveling to Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Saturday, March 14, for a dual meet with No. 32 Southeast Missouri State.