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April 15, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That first instant was frozen panic for everyone who watched as UCLA's Stella Umeh landed hard on her head on a dismount from the uneven bars. "I thought the worst had happened," said Coach Valorie Kondos, who rushed to Umeh's side. But by then, Umeh, lying on the mat, had taken a quick inventory. "There wasn't time to be scared," she said. "I'm on the ground, looking up at the lights. Am I alive? I'm alive. Am I paralyzed? I'm not paralyzed. It was not fear. I was just so annoyed I'd done that.
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April 15, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That first instant was frozen panic for everyone who watched as UCLA's Stella Umeh landed hard on her head on a dismount from the uneven bars. "I thought the worst had happened," said Coach Valorie Kondos, who rushed to Umeh's side. But by then, Umeh, lying on the mat, had taken a quick inventory. "There wasn't time to be scared," she said. "I'm on the ground, looking up at the lights. Am I alive? I'm alive. Am I paralyzed? I'm not paralyzed. It was not fear. I was just so annoyed I'd done that.
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February 10, 1996 | MARYANN HUDSON
Several Olympians and Olympic hopefuls will be among the competitors today in the UCLA/Gilda Marx gymnastics invitational at Pauley Pavilion. The meet, which begins at 2 p.m., features men's and women's college teams and a UCLA men's alumni squad, which includes Olympian Scott Keswick. This will be Keswick's first major competition since suffering a back injury last March and an important hurdle in his comeback as he aims toward Atlanta this summer.
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April 21, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Buoyed by its best performance of the season on floor exercise, the fourth-seeded UCLA women's gymnastics team had the top score, 196.375, in Thursday's night session at the NCAA championships, advancing to today's team finals along with five other teams. Second-seeded Alabama scored 195.6 and No. 8 Oregon State scored 195.5 to edge No. 6 Florida by .075 to advance from the night session along with UCLA. Top-seeded Georgia led the afternoon session with a score of 196.825, No.
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January 14, 1995
Michelle Kahler and Tamera Thomas each scored 12 points to lead visiting UC Irvine to a 64-43 victory over San Jose State Friday. The Anteaters (7-4, 4-0) remain undefeated in conference play. Jinelle Williams added 11 points and Cher Scanlon had nine rebounds. San Jose is 3-11, 1-4. * In other Big West Conference women's basketball: Long Beach State 77, Nevada 69--Melissa Gower scored 22 points and 20 rebounds for the 49ers (6-6, 4-1).
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March 29, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Leah Homma, a sophomore at UCLA, was voted the women's gymnast of the year by the coaches of the Pacific 10. Her coach, Valerie Kondos, was voted co-coach of the year, along with Arizona State's John Spinl. At the Pac-10 meet, freshman Stella Umeh won the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and the all-around competitions to lead UCLA to its sixth conference championship.
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April 18, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD
It was a turnabout worth a national championship. Three falls from the beam meant a free fall for defending NCAA gymnastics champion UCLA Friday night at Pauley Pavilion, and a dominant Georgia team won the fourth NCAA gymnastics title in its history. Georgia walked in through the same door that slammed shut last season, when Georgia gymnasts fell from the bar three times in the opening rotation, allowing UCLA to sneak in.
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February 11, 1996 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They have been training together for years, each with the goal of making the U.S. Olympic team. And for some, making the team again. Over the years, UCLA has sent 16 male gymnasts to the Olympic Games, and that tradition, despite a lack of funding in its program, is likely to continue this summer. The Bruins have four athletes or alumni on the U.S. national team, more than any other college or club team.
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April 9, 1995
The Cal State Fullerton women's gymnastics team finished sixth in the West Regionals in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday night. The team's total score of 191.150 was more than four points behind champion UCLA, which finished with 195.950. Oregon State was second, followed by Stanford, Washington and California. Boise State finished seventh. In the individual events, UCLA's Kareema Marrow and Stella Umeh swept all five events. Marrow, who posted a 9.950 in the vault, took the all-around title in 39.600.
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April 19, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In little more than a day, a couple of UCLA gymnasts fell to the mat, got back up, and then climbed to the top of the awards podium. Stella Umeh and Heidi Moneymaker had two of UCLA's three costly falls from the balance beam Friday, ending any chance of UCLA repeating as NCAA champion. But in Saturday night's individual finals, Moneymaker won the NCAA title on uneven bars with a score of 9.950.
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January 13, 1997 | ARA NAJARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an event with a spectacle that overshadowed its own result, third-ranked Georgia defeated top-ranked UCLA, 196.95-195.725, in a women's gymnastics meet Sunday at Pauley Pavilion. Most of the 3,327 who braved the rain were there to see an exhibition after the meet that featured American Olympians Bart Conner and Kerri Strug and Bulgarian Olympians Krasimir Dunev, Ivan Ivanov and Jordan Jovtchev.
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