Teams: UC Davis at Cal State Fullerton
Where: Titan Gym – Fullerton, Calif.
When: Sunday at 2 p.m.
Who to watch: Senior co-captain Michelle Bobonski was the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Co-Champion on vault in 2008.
She earned All-MPSF honors on vault last year as she tied for fourth in the final conference rankings.
The Redondo Beach, Calif. native has competed on vault in five of the first six meets of the 2010 season, averaging a score of 9.650.
Bobonski also placed third on balance beam in Friday’s meet with a 9.700 tally, aiding UC Davis in its 193.175-190.200 victory over Alaska Anchorage.
Did you know: Tanya Ho, Kendall McCann, Marcy Miller and Katie Yamamura have competed in the all-around at least twice this year.
These Aggies have filled at least two of the top three all-around spots in every meet so far.
Preview: UC Davis last faced Cal State Fullerton at home when the Aggies defeated the Titans by three full points (191.000-188.000).
Since then, Fullerton’s highest score has been 191.250 – 0.475 points less than UC Davis’ team average for the year.
To defeat Cal State Fullerton, the Aggies will rely on individual contributions from Ho, Yamamura, McCann and Miller.
Ho has been named MPSF Gymnast of the Week two times – once after a dual against Seattle Pacific and once after a tri-meet victory at Sacramento State.
Yamamura has also been named for this honor twice.
She earned it the first time after the season-opener when a 38.575 score landed her at second in the all-around.
Yamamura received the honor again after posting a career-high 38.825 score in the all-around against Seattle Pacific.
After last week’s win over Alaska Anchorage, the MPSF gave McCann the same accolades as she won the all-around with 38.700 points, just above Miller who posted 38.250.
“In the past three weeks, we’ve put up some very good performances,” said coach John Lavallee. “We’ve been very solid and consistent. I feel like the next couple of weeks will give us a good opportunity to go out and perform well with a lot of experience behind us.”
– Grace Sprague