CORVALLIS, Ore.—The Arizona State gymnastics team heads to Corvallis, Ore. to face No. 7 Nebraska and No. 14 Oregon State in in a talent-pack tri-meet on Saturday night at 7 p.m. MT/6 p.m. PT.
Last meet, No. 22 Arizona State upset rival No. 17 Arizona, 196.125-195.350, for the Territorial Cup point in Gymnastics. ASU won vault (49.125) and bars (49.150) recording season-high scores on both events. Sophomore Risa Perez won beam (9.875) and tied for first on floor (9.850). Junior Natasha Sundby won vault (9.875) and sophomore Carissa Kraus won the bar title.
Against Arizona, the Sun Devils recorded the team’s third score of 196-plus for the 2014 season. The last time ASU hit at least three 196’s in one season was in 2006, when the team last qualified for the NCAA Championships under John Spini.
This away meet at OSU will give Arizona State its final road score to calculate a Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) for the team. Arizona State is not ranked in the current Troester national rankings this week because as of last Monday, the team did not have a third away meet score for the RQS total.
While previous weeks rankings were based on an average of meet scores, the ranking system transitioned last Monday to order teams by their Regional Qualifying Score, a formula teams use to qualify for postseason competition.
How Do You Calculate a Regional Qualifying Score (RQS)?
To calculate a team’s RQS score you take a team’s top-three road scores and its next three highest scores, either home or away. The highest overall score is dropped and the remaining five scores are averaged.
Arizona State’s current RQS score is calculated using the following scores:
Away 1: 195.900 at Washington, Jan. 18
Away 2: 194.950 at UCLA, Feb. 8
Away 3: Oregon State
High Score 1: 196.200 vs. BYU, Feb. 15
High Score 2: 196.125 vs. Arizona, Feb. 22
High Score 3: 196.000 vs. California, Jan. 24
A live stream and live scoring is available at www.osubeavers.com.