Ouellette Notches Career-Best 9.925 Against No. 6 Georgia
March 17, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - Junior Stephanie Ouellette scored a career-best 9.925 on vault to lead the NC State Wolfpack to a score of 196.000 against sixth-ranked Georgia in gymnastics action Sunday afternoon at Reynolds Coliseum. The Bulldogs finished with a 197.800.
Ouellette's score of 9.925 ties as the fifth-best in school history and earned her a share of first place along with UGA's Cat Hires. Freshman Brittni Watkins posted the next best score with a 9.850, while junior Diahanna Ham notched a 9.825. Hannah Fallanca, a junior from Winston-Salem, tallied a 9.725, while senior Morgan Johnson recorded a 9.675. State finished with a team score of 49.0 in the event.
The Wolfpack set a season-high 49.100 on the uneven parallel bars, highlighted by senior Rachel Fincham's score of 9.9 to claim second place. The Gambrills, Md., native's score was a season-high and tied her career-best. Junior Kristen Harabedian, Ouellette and Watkins each recorded a 9.825. The score for Watkins was a career-high. Ham notched the final score counting towards the Pack's team score with a 9.725.
After the first two rotations, NC State had a score of 98.100, while Georgia scored 98.750.
Fallanca led the way on the balance beam with a 9.825, followed by Ham with a 9.8. Harabedian tallied a 9.750, while Fincham and Ouellette notched a 9.7. The Pack ended with a team score of 48.775 on the apparatus.
On floor exercise, Ham paced the group with a 9.875 to claim third. Ouellette finished with a 9.850, while sophomore Lane Jarred was rewarded for her routine with a 9.825. Woodford and Harabedian also competed in the event, finishing with a 9.8 and 9.775, respectively. State finished with a team score of 49.125, its highest of the evening.
In the all-around competition, Ouellette ended with a season-high 39.300 to finish second, while Ham claimed third with a 39.225.
NC State will return to action on Saturday, Mar. 23, when it competes at the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) Championship held at UNC. The meet is slated to begin at 2 p.m. in Carmichael Arena.