April 10, 2010
Valorie Kondos Field (opening statement):
"I just think it's a testament to our team that for the second week in a row we've had the highest score in the country. You don't have consistency like that unless you prepare well. Our goal every year is to prepare so well that we can go to championship meets, have fun, but be calm and confident and not worry about anything. That's exactly the place that we are at right now. There were a few bumps in the road along the way to get here, but it looks like that we were right on track. It's interesting from a coaching perspective to be able to wake up and go through the day and have to remind myself that maybe I should be more nervous, but it's just status quo now. It's normal. This is what we do in the gym everyday, this is what we do in meets, and there's no surprises. It's a fun ride."
Vanessa Zamarripa (on possibly being the favorite to win the all-around at Nationals):
"There are a lot of great gymnasts out there. I'm not sure, but I'm just going to go out there and do my best, and I hope that the team will go out and do its best as well."
Anna Li (on scoring another perfect 10):
"I didn't even think about the scoring at all. I never think about the scoring. I didn't even think about last week, I didn't even think about the score that I wanted tonight, and there's just one thing I focus on, and it's very simple. It's as simple as pointing your toes on a routine. It's just helping to keep my mind on something that I don't have to change everything because my bar routine is really simple for me, and I just need to keep it simple. That's the main thing that I focus on, and getting a 10 in my last home meet was just great."
Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs (on the team's mindset going into the meet):
"I feel like we have been really focused this year on staying in our own bubble. So the fact that we were the top team here statistically really didn't affect us at all because we're just so focused on doing our own thing here within our team."