Gymnastics, Bhardwaj Grab No. 1 Ranking

Jan. 19, 2000

After posting the nation's top two scores of the season last weekend, the UCLA gymnastics team captured the No. 1 ranking in the lastest national poll, released Tuesday evening.

The Bruins' score of 196.3, set Jan. 14 at Arizona, ranks as the top mark this season. Their 195.925, set Jan. 17 at Cal State Fullerton is the second-highest mark. Second-ranked Alabama's highest score is a 195.75. Rounding out the Top 10 are No. 3 Nebraska and Utah, No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Minnesota, No. 8 New Hampshire and Arizona State and No. 10 LSU.

UCLA is also the top-ranked team nationally on the floor exercise (high of 49.25) and balance beam (49.15) and ranks second on vault (49.05) and eighth on bars (49.0).

Junior Mohini Bhardwaj earned the No. 1 ranking in the all-around with a season-best 39.45 at Arizona. She also ranks second on bars (9.95) and beam (9.925), fourth on floor (9.9) and fifth on vault (9.875).

Senior Lena Degteva is ranked No. 6 in the all-around (39.35), No. 4 on floor (9.9), No. 8 on bars (9.9), No. 15 on vault (9.825) and No. 23 on beam (9.85). Also ranked in all five events is Heidi Moneymaker, who ranks 20th in the all-around (39.0), fourth on floor (9.9), fifth on beam (9.9), ninth on vault (9.85) and 17th on bars (9.875).

Also in the Top 25 for UCLA are freshman Kristin Parker in the all-around (17th, 39.05), freshman Onnie Willis on vault (ninth, 9.85) and floor (23rd, 9.85) and sophomore Valerie Velasco on beam (23rd, 9.85).

National Gymnastics Rankings - Team Top 25 (high score)

1. UCLA, 196.300
2. Alabama, 195.750
3. Nebraska, 195.650
3. Utah, 195.650
5. Georgia, 195.400
6. Michigan, 195.175
7. Minnesota, 194.800
8. New Hampshire, 194.700
8. Arizona State, 194.700
10. LSU, 194.625
11. Iowa State, 194..475
12. Boise State, 194.275
13. Cal State Fullerton, 193.800
13. Penn State, 193.800
15. Maryland, 193.550
16. Ball State, 193.475
17. Washington, 193.375
18. Denver, 193.300
19. Stanford, 193.275
20. Towson, 193.225
21. Michigan State, 193.125
22. Florida, 193.025
23. Arizona, 192.675
24. Southern Utah, 192.575
25. Auburn, 192.450

EVENT INFORMATION
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vs. Meet the Bruins
Los Angeles, CA
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Sunday, Jan 10
vs. Alabama
Los Angeles, CA
W, 196.550 - 196.300
Friday, Jan 15
at Florida
Gainesville, FL
L, 196.925 - 197.675
Saturday, Jan 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 196.800 - 196.475
Monday, Feb 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 195.175 - 196.375
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 197.100 - 197.075
Saturday, Feb 13 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 1:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Georgia and Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Apr 02 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regionals
TBA
Friday, Apr 15 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Fort Worth, TX
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