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Gymnastics Team Third In National Rankings
By: UCLA Athletics

March 15, 2000

The UCLA gymnastics team dropped a notch to third in the national rankings despite not competing last week. Michigan remained at No. 1, while Georgia pushed ahead of the Bruins by .15.

The Bruins are also ranked second on vault, third on floor, fourth on bars and sixth on beam.

Individually, the Bruins have two gymnasts ranked in the Top 10 in the all-around - No. 4 Mohini Bhardwaj (39.3475 RQS) and No. 7 Heidi Moneymaker (39.35). They are also ranked on all four events as well. Bhardwaj is first on bars, 11th on vault, 13th on beam and 14th on floor, while Moneymaker ranks third on floor and bars, fifth on vault and 17th on beam.

Lena Degteva is ranked on three events - vault (15th), bars (24th) and floor (13th). Onnie Willis is ranked on vault (19th) and floor (14th).

This week, the third-ranked Bruins will be featured on Fox Sports Net's Running with the Pac. The show airs locally on Fox Sports West on Friday, Mar. 17 at 9:30 pm and on Saturday, Mar. 18 at 10:00 am. The following week's show will recap the Pac-10 Championships.

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