Peter And Mary Jansson Named Regional Coach Of The Year
April 7, 2012
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - In UIC's ninth appearance to the NCAA Regional, in front of 1,567 spectators, UIC's co-head coaches, Peter and Mary Jansson were named the "Regional Coach of the Year". The Flames placed sixth Saturday with 194.150 points inside Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill.
Oklahoma and Stanford were the first- and second-place finishers, with 197.025 points and 196.675 points, respectively. Those two teams advance to the NCAA Championship in Duluth, Ga. Illinois finished in third place (195.725), while Denver placed fourth with 194.875 points. Kentucky and UIC rounded out the six-team field in fifth (194.750) and sixth place, 194.150.
UIC began competition on the floor exercise where junior Chantel Turk notched a 9.775 to lead the Flames in the event, while senior co-captain, Andrea Skala, posted a 9.750 on floor. Sophomore Cynthia Lemieux-Guillemette was the final performer for the Flames and scored a 9.725. Freshman Gabrielle May and senior co-captain Rachel Montoya rounded out the team score with a 9.700 and 9.675, respectively. The squad totaled 48.625 points on floor.
From floor, the team moved to vault, where May claimed a 9.725 to lead UIC, and Catherine Dion and Turk both posted a 9.675 to claim the second-place spot for the Flames. Skala and Kimberly Randall vaulted their way to a 9.650 to complete the UIC score for a total of 48.375, and through the first half of competition, UIC totaled 97.000 points.
Following a bye period, UIC competed uneven bars, where Lemieux-Guillemette ignited the Flames with a 9.825 score. Skala and Montoya both posted a 9.750, while Turk compiled a 9.700. Rounding out the team score for UIC, Erin Duggan earned a 9.625 on the bars. Through three events, UIC posted a 145.650.
Beam served as the final event for UIC at the NCAA Regional, where Dion led the team with a 9.825, and was followed by Montoya, who posted a 9.725 in her final event as a UIC gymnast. Duggan posted a 9.700, Lemieux-Guillemette earned a 9.675 and Skala concluded the team total with a 9.575. Through all four events, the Flames compiled a 194.150.
Skala, who competed in the all-around position for UIC, totaled a 38.725 to close out her career with the Flames.