BYU Women's Gymnastics Team Sets All-Time Record In Win Over Southern Utah

PROVO -- Led by a record performance in the all-around by sophomore Kelly Parkinson, the BYU women's gymnastics team set a school record for team score, defeating Southern Utah 196.525 to 193.750 Friday in the Smith Fieldhouse in Provo.

The Cougars broke the old team record of 196.375 that was set in 1997 in a home meet against Utah without the services of senior co-captain Denice Pauga who was out of the lineup due to a sore neck.

Parkinson broke the all-around record of 39.475 that she tied earlier this season by finishing with an all-around score of 39.550. Her lowest score on the night was a 9.825 which she scored on the balance beam. She scored a 9.950 on the floor to tie teammate Kim Little for the event title.

On uneven bars, the Cougars set a team record by scoring a 49.425. BYU didn't count a score lower than a 9.875 in uneven bars.

The Thunderbirds were led by Suzi Clark and Caycee Overstreet. Each finished the night with an all-around score of 38.900. Heather Slack also won the balance beam competition for Southern Utah with a score of 9.875.

The Cougars will face 5th-ranked Nebraska Monday in Lincoln, Neb.

BYU: 196.525

Southern Utah: 193.750

Vault: BYU 48.900, SUU 48.450

1. Kelly Parkinson (BYU), 9.900

2. Megan Maiser (SUU), 9.800

3. Angie Hickman (BYU), 9.775

Bars: BYU 49.425, SUU 48.275

1. Leah Niepraschk (BYU) 9.900

Mindi Hilton (BYU), 9.900

2. Lindsay Lines (BYU), 9.875

Kim Little (BYU), 9.875

Parkinson (BYU), 9.875

Beam: BYU 48.850, SUU 48.225

1. Heather Slack (SUU), 9.875

2. Parkinson (BYU), 9.825

Suzi Clark (SUU), 9.825

Floor: BYU 49.350

1. Little (BYU), 9.950

Parkinson (BYU), 9.950

2. Brooke Craig (BYU), 9.850


1. Parkinson (BYU), 39.550

2. Little (BYU), 39.350

3. Caycee Overstreet (SUU), 38.900

Clark (SUU), 38.900