Sac Posts MPSF-High; Hebert, Davis Hit 9.90

Kelley Hebert, UC Davis (Photo by Mark Honbo)
Kelley Hebert, UC Davis (Photo by Mark Honbo)
Feb. 20, 2018

MPSF Women's Gym Release 7

KELLEY HEBERT OF UC DAVIS MPSF GYMNAST OF THE WEEK

UC Davis freshman Kelley Hebert (Dublin, CA) won the all-around in the road dual at Air Force (Feb. 17) with a 39.250, tying the school record for a freshman. She won the vault outright with the career-high 9.850 while tying for the meet win on floor with another career-best 9.900. She also finished second on beam with a 9.800. Hebert became the 13th gymnast and third freshman in school history to score 9.9 or higher on floor. She helped UC Davis score a 194.950, tying its No. 6 all-time road total, while the floor squad totaled 49.125 for another season-high. This is the third career MPSF weekly honor for Hebert, previously earning two freshman awards (Feb. 13, Jan. 30). Others Nominated: Annie Juarez (SAC); Chelsea Andrada (SJSU).…

TYLER DAVIS OF AIR FORCE MPSF FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

Air Force freshman Tyler Davis (Rowlett, TX), after missing the last two meets with injury, scored a career-best 9.900 to share the event title on the floor exercise against UC Davis (Feb. 17). It was the first 9.900 Falcon score on the floor in more than 13 years and tied for the third-highest in program history. It was also just the second score of 9.900-or-higher for Air Force on any event since the end of the 2004 season. Davis paced Air Force to a season-best team score of 48.975 on the floor exercise and helped the Falcons to their third-highest total of the season (193.300). This is the second career MPSF weekly honor for Davis (Jan. 9). Others Nominated: Jordyn Brent (SAC); Alysse Ito (UCD).…

KAPRECE NADONZA OF SAN JOSE STATE MPSF SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK

San Jose State junior Kaprece Nadonza (Palmdale, CA) competed on vault and uneven bars in a tri-meet at Sacramento State with Seattle Pacific (Feb. 16). She won the vault with a career-best 9.825 and helped the Spartan vault team to a 48.950, tying for the sixth-best score in school history. She added a 9.725 on bars. This is the second career MPSF weekly award for Nadonza, earning one specialist honor last year. Others Nominated: Anna Salamone (AFA); Jennifer Brenner (SAC); Miyuki Matsune (SPU)…

HORNETS TOTAL MPSF SEASON-HIGH; HEBERT, DAVIS HIT 9.90 ON FLOOR

SACRAMENTO STATE recorded a 2018 MPSF-High 195.400 in a home tri-meet win over San Jose State and Seattle Pacific (Feb. 16). Annie Juarez finished first all-around with a career-high 39.200 and Caitlin Soliwoda was second (39.175), tying for the beam title (9.875). Jackie Sampson won the uneven bars (9.875) and was third on beam with a career-high (9.85). Juarez and Jennifer Brenner shared a three-way floor win (9.85), while Juarez also tied for third on vault (9.775) and bars (9.80).

UC DAVIS tied the No. 6 road score in program history with a 194.950 to win a dual at Air Force (Feb. 17). Kelley Hebert tied a school freshman record for the all-around and captured meet titles on vault (9.85) and floor (9.90, tie). She added a second-place 9.80 on beam en route to a four-event total of 39.250. Alexis Brown shared the meet title on bars (9.825), and Alyssa Ito won the beam (9.85) in her collegiate debut on the event.

AIR FORCE Tyler Davis shared the floor win with a career-high 9.90, leading the Falcons in a 193.300 team score vs. UC Davis (Feb. 17). After missing the last two meets, her 9.90 was the Falcons’ second in any event since 2004, and the first such Falcon score on floor in over 13 years. Jessica Kirkpatrick scored a career-best 9.825 to tie for first on the uneven bars. Anna Salamone took second on vault (9.75) and third on bars (9.775), while Emily Luers posted a 9.775 to finish third on the beam.

SAN JOSE STATE Kaprece Nadonza won the vault title (9.825), while Taylor Chan shared a three-way floor win (9.85) at Sacramento State (Feb. 16). The Spartans finished second in the tri-meet (194.050), behind the host Hornets and ahead of Seattle Pacific.

SEATTLE PACIFIC Miyuki Matsune posted a career-high 9.80 on beam, tying for fourth in a tri-meet at Sacramento State, with San Jose State (Feb. 16). Matsune performed with a heavily bandaged left arm. The Falcons accumulated a team total of 189.200.

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE return to action in a tri-meet at Seattle Pacific, with Sacramento State, on Friday (Feb. 23). The Seawolves won two duals at Centenary last time out (Feb. 9-11).