Baker 'Floors' it to All-Around Title

March 12, 2010

Complete Results

FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton junior Alaina Baker tied a career-high with a 9.90 on floor and edged out two Michigan State gymnasts to claim the individual all-around title Friday night to help pace the host Titans against the Spartans at Titan Gym.

Fullerton scored a 191.250 to finish second to Michigan State, which won the meet with a 194.850 behind Rochelle Robinson's three individual even titles on the night. Robinson won vault with a 9.85, bars with a 9.825, and beam with a 9.825 to pace the Spartans' efforts on the night.

Baker matched her career best set as freshman in 2008 and topped the 39-point mark in the all-around for the third time in her career, missing out on her career best of 39.175 by one-tenth of a point. Baker also finished in a tie for second on bars with a 9.80 and posted top-five finishes on vault (t5th) with a 9.75 and beam (t5th) with a 9.625.

The Spartans led wire-to-wire as both teams came out firing to start the meet. Fullerton posted season highs in the first two rotations, scoring a 48.600 on vault and a 48.775 on bars, but were outdone by Michigan State, which scored a 48.825 on bars and a 48.875 on vault to lead by just over three-tenths.

Michigan State then took advantage of Cal State Fullerton's struggles on beam, scoring a 48.575 on floor while the Titans had to count a pair of falls in the third rotation, scoring a 46.500 on beam.

A strong finish on beam by the Spartans iced the meet as they scored a 48.575 on beam while Fullerton finished with a 47.375 on floor, having to count one fall.

Junior Shelly Cooper also had a standout night, finishing tied for third on vaultwith a 9.775 while sophomore Kaitlin Reid set a personal best with a 9.75. Sophomore Taylor Kearns and senior Britni Echeverria tied for fourth on bars with a 9.775 - Kearns' score a personal best.

Cal State Fullerton will have a quick turnaround and get a second shot at Michigan State on Sunday (March 14) at 2 p.m. as the Titans travel to UCLA to take on the Bruins and Spartans in a tri-meet at Pauley Pavilion.

TEAM SCORES
1) Michigan State - 194.850
2) Cal State Fullerton - 191.250

VAULT
1) Rochelle Robinson (MSU) 9.850, Nikki Argiros (MSU) 9.850
3) Nicole Curler (MSU) 9.775, Shelly Cooper (CSF) 9.775

BARS
1) Rochelle Robinson (MSU) 9.825
2) Nicole Curler (MSU) 9.800, Alaina Baker (CSF) 9.800

BEAM
1) Rochelle Robinson (MSU) 9.825
2) Shanthi Teike (MSU) 9.775
3) Jackie Berg (MSU) 9.700

FLOOR
1) Alaina Baker (CSF) 9.900
2) Nicole Curler (MSU) 9.850
3) Shanthi Teike (MSU) 9.775

ALL-AROUND
1) Alaina Baker (CSF) 39.075
2) Nicole Curler (MSU) 39.050
3) Shanthi Teike (MSU) 39.025

CSF: VAULT: 48.600, BARS: 48.775, BEAM: 46.500, FLOOR: 47.375 VAULT: Shelly Cooper 9.775, Kaitlin Reid 9.750*, Alaina Baker 9.750, Jennifer Mosier 9.700, Shannon Kawada 9.625, Vanessa Klass 9.575 BARS: Alaina Baker 9.800, Taylor Kearns 9.775*, Britni Echeverria 9.775, Shelly Cooper 9.750, Shannon Kawada 9.675, Kaitlin Reid 9.550 BEAM: Alaina Baker 9.625, Leah Housman 9.600*, Vanessa Klass 9.500*, Kaitlin Reid 9.025, Kori Underhill 8.750, Megan Farris 8.300 FLOOR: Alaina Baker 9.900*, Shelly Cooper 9.625, Alicia Meyer 9.425, Shannon Kawada 9.300, Vanessa Klass 9.125, Kori Underhill 8.700 All-Around: Alaina Baker 39.075

* Personal Record

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-3
Sun Feb 19
All Day
vs. Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
@ Palm Desert, Calif.
Classic Club Golf Course
-2
Sun Feb 19
Cancelled
Loyola Marymount
at Cal State Fullerton
-1
Sun Feb 19
Bottom of 2nd
0
Stanford
0
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Tue Feb 21
12:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at CSU Bakersfield
-2
Tue Feb 21
2:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at CSU Bakersfield
-2
Tue Feb 21
6:00 PM
NC Dinos
at Cal State Fullerton
Exhibition
-2
Wed Feb 22
5:00 PM
San Diego State
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Wed Feb 22
7:00 PM
UC Irvine
at Cal State Fullerton
TV: ESPN3
-2
Thu Feb 23
6:00 PM
Houston
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Thu Feb 23
7:00 PM
CSUN
at Cal State Fullerton
-3
Fri Feb 24
All Day
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
-2
Fri Feb 24
1:30 PM
Eastern Michigan
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Fri Feb 24
6:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-3
Sat Feb 25
All Day
at MPSF Championships
Seattle, Wash.
-2
Sat Feb 25
2:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-2
Sat Feb 25
5:00 PM
Georgia
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sat Feb 25
6:00 PM
Hawai'i
at Cal State Fullerton
-2
Sat Feb 25
7:30 PM
Louisville
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sat Feb 25
10:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at Hawai'i
-2
Sun Feb 26
1:05 PM
Cal State Fullerton
at UNLV
-2
Sun Feb 26
2:00 PM
Utah
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
-2
Sun Feb 26
4:30 PM
St. John's (N.Y.)
vs. Cal State Fullerton
@ Cathedral City, Calif.
Mary Nutter Classic
No Event
No Event
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