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Cougars Travel To Utah Friday

The BYU women's gymnastics team will travel to face Utah in a regional meet at the Huntsman Center at 7 p.m.

The Cougars are coming off a dual meet win against Iowa State last Friday. BYU scored a 194.175 in the win. Iowa State finished with a score of 193.975.

Before the Iowa State meet, the Cougars were tied with Auburn for 22nd in the nation in team scoring with an average score of 192.4250. The Utes were leading the country in team score as of Jan. 25 with a score of 196.6000.

Sophomore Kelly Parkinson led the Cougars in the all-around with a score of 39.175. Senior Denice Pauga, who missed all of last season with a broken hand, has a season-high all-around score of 39.050 last week against Iowa State.

On the Utes ...

The Utes are coming off a dual meet loss last Friday against Louisiana State, 195.125-194.800.

Despite suffering its first loss of the season, perhaps the biggest loss the Utes faced last week was the injury of defending all-around NCAA national champion Theresa Kulikowski to a torn ACL.

Kulikowski suffered the injury during her first vault. She had already tied for first place in the uneven bars with a score of 9.925 before suffering the season-ending injury.

Kulikowski was the second Ute All-American to be lost to injury. Junior Shannon Bowles suffered a neck injury earlier in the season and will redshirt this season.