April 6, 2002
STANFORD JUNIOR MARSHALL ERWIN -- RINGS
On Being Favored To Win: "It doesn't matter to me if I am the favorite or not. I will put pressure on myself at all times for any performance."
On Staying Healthy: "I was healthy all year as opposed to past years where I have had shoulder problems. I felt really good coming into tonight's final, I was nervous but confident."
STANFORD SOPHOMORE DAN GILL -- VAULT
On Warming Up Tonight: "Actually I didn't feel good and I warmed up terribly, so I was a little nervous. But I pulled through and I was really happy with the way things worked out. "
On Competition On The Vault: "All those guys I competed against tonight are good vaulters and I've competed against them before. Had I stuck my landing I would have felt a little more confident, but because I left a little room for other guys to move into, I felt a little nervous."
CALIFORNIA JUNIOR CODY MOORE -- PARALLEL BARS
On Being An Individual Champion: "This is a great feeling. It's my third year and I was hoping to win an NCAA championship and I finally got one. I knew going in that if I did my set that I definitely had a chance to win the championship and it worked out that way."
On Keys To His Victory: "I had to calm myself down because the parallel bars are a real hit and miss event. I just tried to get into the zone and do what I've done a 100 times before."
MINNESOTA JUNIOR CLAY STROTHER -- FLOOR AND POMMEL HORSE
On Winning The Floor And Pommel Horse Events: "It's amazing. Just like last year, I knew I could do it. I have the start values and the potential to do it so I just went out and did the best I could."
On Handling The Pressure: "I felt more pressure today and it's just so much harder out there without the team pushing you. And with me being the defending champion on these two events, I had a lot to live up to, but I thought I handled it well."
MICHIGAN SENIOR DANIEL DIAZ-LUONG -- HIGH BAR
On Winning the High Bar: "I wanted to finish my career with a great ending. This entire experience has been incredible and I couldn't be happier. It's a great way to end my career as a senior."
On Sticking Dismount: "I haven't done that routine since August of last year. I wanted to do it tonight and I focused and knew where I was on the ending and stuck it. I thought I had lost it on the jump, but I pushed through it and won."