PROVO -- Just one week after suffering defeat at the hands of Utah State, the BYU women's gymnastics team set a new school record with a final score of 197.325 to avenge the loss to the Aggies, who finished the meet with a team score of 195.750. The Cougars also recorded a school record of 49.275 on the balance beam en route to the victory.
Adding to the storyline, senior Kim Little ended the final home meet of her career with a record-breaking performance in the floor exercise. Little, the only senior on the Cougar squad, struggled early on the uneven bars. But she was awarded a perfect 10 from one of the two judges scoring the floor exercise on her way to setting a new school record of 9.975 in the final event of the evening. Little shared the previous record of 9.950 with four other BYU gymnasts.
"Kim did a great job tonight," said BYU coach Brad Cattermole. "I couldn't ask for anything more, and if we would have scripted it, this is about how it would have turned out."
In addition to Little's solid performance on the floor, junior Kelly Parkinson broke her own school record of 39.550, which she set just over a year ago, finishing the competition with an all-around total of 39.625. Parkinson tied her previous personal best of 9.950 on the floor exercise and won the vault with a 9.900 on her way to winning the all-around competition.
Sophomore Tina Ellis captured wins in two events for the Aggies, scoring 9.950 on both the uneven bars and the balance beam.
BYU will close out the regular season with a trip to the University of Utah next Saturday.
RESULTS: BYU 197.325* Utah State 195.750
Vault: 49.100 48.925
Jeni Lopez 9.675 Tina Ellis 9.675
Trisha Driggs 9.700 Jessenia Abrego 9.825
Brogan Jacobsen 9.825 Kyla Mattioli 9.750
Angie Hickman 9.875 Nicole Kilpatrick 9.700
Kelly Parkinson 9.900 Kristen Fargo 9.800
Kim Little 9.800 Megan Woolstenhul 9.850
Bars: 49.375 48.400
Jeni Lopez 9.800 Mika Houston 9.700
Brooke Craig 9.900 Jessenia Abrego 9.575
Brogan Jacobsen 9.875 Brittnee Penman 9.875
Lindsay Lines 9.875 Nicole Kilpatrick 9.300
Kim Little 9.350 Tina Ellis 9.950
Kelly Parkinson 9.925 Kimberly Scharman 9.250
Beam: 49.275* 49.350
Brooke Craig 9.700 Kirra Seeley 9.725
Karen Froerer 9.875 Kira Nulph 9.825
Kim Little 9.875 Kristen Bloom 9.875
Lindsay Lines 9.750 Tina Ellis 9.950
Kari Dye 9.925 Mika Houston 9.875
Kelly Parkinson 9.850 Nicole Kilpatrick 9.825
Floor: 49.575 49.075
Angie Hickman 9.875 Kristin O'Dell 9.750
Candace Cosgrave 9.875 Tina Ellis 9.725
Kari Dye 9.900 Allison Rosenthal 9.875
Jeni Lopez 9.850 Stephanie Gordon 9.825
Kim Little 9.975* Jessenia Abrego 9.900
Kelly Parkinson 9.950 Kristen Bloom 9.225
Kelly Parkinson 39.625* Tina Ellis 39.300
Kim Little 39.000
* BYU record