Not only is Katie Yamamura the first UC Davis freshman to break the 39-point barrier in the all-around, she is also the first Aggie to pass that mark more than once.
After winning the floor exercise (9.750) and placing second both on balance beam (9.600) and in the all-around (38.575) in her college debut, Yamamura was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Week for the first time. She received the same accolades three more times throughout the season – Feb. 9, Mar. 16 and 23.
The Palo Alto, Calif. native is the second freshman (after Tanya Ho in 2007) to earn an NCAA regional berth. She will enter the meet this weekend ranked 14th in the West in the all-around with a 38.615 regional qualifying score.
– Grace Sprague