2012 UNH Gymnastics Media Guide
The 2012 University of New Hampshire gymnastics media guide contains student-athlete bios, team records, a comprehensive history of the program and updates on alumni.
31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS UNH Gymnastics Roster Jen Aucoin Hannah Barile Ali Carr* Courtney Connors* Alie Davis Kelsey Fachini Austyn Fobes Kayla Gray Adrienne Hill Jillian Hudson Dianna Kurowyckyj Erin Machado Becca Marrama Kate McGeever Jannelle Minichiello Tasia Percevecz Danielle Reibold Erika Rudiger Carly Stote Table of Contents General 2012 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . UNH Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . Wildcat Media Roster . . . . . . . Wildcats in the Weight Room . . . UNH Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Review/ 2012 Outlook . . . . Regional and National Information . Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . EAGL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . This is UNH . . . . . . . . . . . . Spectators Guide . . . . . . . . . 2012 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . .1 . . . . .2 . . . . .7 . . . . .8 . . . 21-25 . . . . 20 . . . . 20 . . . . 26 . . . 34-35 . . . . 40 Back Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . .5 . . .6 . . .6 . . .7 . . .7 . . 36 . . 37 . . 37 . 38-39 . 10-13 . 14-16 . 16-18 . . 19 . . 21 Name Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Yr. 5-0 AA 5-1 AA 5-6 AA 5-3 AA 5-4 UB, BB, FX 5-5 AA 5-1 AA 5-1 AA 5-4 AA 5-3 AA 4-11 AA 5-1 AA 5-1 V, FX 5-7 BB, FX 5-0 AA 5-5 V, UB, FX 5-6 AA 5-1 AA 5-1 AA Ht. Event Mullica Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill Gymnastics Sinking Spring, Pa./Berks Gymnastics Academy Chelmsford, Mass./Gymnastics Village Buffalo, N.Y./Stumpf's Gymnastics Houston, Texas/Champion Gymnastics East Hampton, Conn./NEGX Howell, N.J./Galaxy Gymnastics Buffalo, N.Y./Gleason's Gymnastics Midlothian, Va./Richmond Olympiad Sparkill, N.Y./Galaxy Gymnastics New York, N.Y./Chelsea Piers Swansea, Mass./O'Leary's Gymnastics Lynnfield, Mass./Brestyan's Gymnastics Saco, Maine/Atlantic Gymnastics Orlando, Fla./Brestyan's Gymnastics Fountain Hills, Ariz./Desert Devils Horsham, Pa./Ricochets Slidell, La./Brook-Lin Center Kingston, N.Y./Excel Gymnastics Hometown/Club Wildcat Staff Head Coach Gail Goodspeed. . . . . . . . Associate Head Coach Ed Datti . . . . . . Assistant Coach Jess Kelley. . . . . . . . . Athletic Trainer Dan Sedory . . . . . . . . Student Assistant Coach Chelsea Steinberg . Strength & Conditioning Coach John Ciani . Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academic Support . . . . . . . . . . . . Team Physicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . * denotes Co-Captains Abbreviation Codes: V=vault UB=uneven bars BB=balance beam FX=floor exercise AA=all-around PB=personal best T=tie Wildcat Profiles Seniors . . . Juniors . . . Sophomores Freshmen . . Team Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UNH Quick Facts Administration Director of Athletics Deputy Athletic Director Senior Associate Athletic Director/ External Relations Senior Associate Athletic Director/ Compliance/SWA Associate Athletic Director/Operations Assistant Athletic Director/Academic Support Associate Athletic Director/ Marketing and Communications Assistant Athletic Director/ Academic Support/Compliance Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development Assistant Athletic Director/Ticketing Athletic Facilities/Housekeeping Manager Assistant Athletic Director/ Media & Public Relations Associate Director Media & Public Relations Gymnastics Contact Associate Director Media & Public Relations Assistant Director Media & Public Relations Assistant Director Media & Public Relations Video & Public Relations Assistant Media Relations Office Fax Ticketmaster Wildcat Athletics Website Marty Scarano Steve Metcalf Dot Sheehan Michelle Bronner Carrie Kimball Joanne Maldari Amber Lilyestrom Cathy Leach Cathy Coakley Nicole Ayer Jean Mitchell Tom Wilkins Mike Murphy Doug Poole Anthony DeAngelis Eric Peterson Jared Fieldsend www.unhwildcats.com Area Code (603) 862-2013 862-2596 862-4677 862-3900 862-2774 862-0283 862-0837 862-4164 862-4051 862-4000 862-4746 862-0730 862-3906 862-2585 812-6876 862-0717 862-0730 862-3839 868-7300 Wildcat History Record Book / Honors & Awards . . . . . . . . 28-31 Where Are They Now? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 In Memory � Katie Baldwin . . . . . . . . . . . 39 UNH Gymnastics at a Glance Location Founded Enrollment President Director of Athletics Nickname Colors Head Coach Durham, N.H. 03824 1866 14,469 Mark Huddleston Marty Scarano Wildcats Blue & White Gail Goodspeed /33rd year Athletic Media & Public Relations Staff Year at UNH/Record Associate Head Coach Publication Credits: The 2012 UNH Women's Gymnastics guide was written and edited by Ed Datti, Gail Goodspeed, Jess Kelley and Mike Murphy; designed by Julie Pardus-Oakes; photography by Lisa Nugent of UNH Photo Services, Brian Brawn Photography, Gil Talbot, Diane and Janet Grey, Gregory Greene, Ron Kearn, Robert Harley, M.J. Lawler, Ryan Szepan, Candace Pratt Photography, Herff Jones Photography; Printed by UNH Printing Services. 33rd/501-266-2 Ed Datti /29th year (email@example.com) Assistant Coach Jess Kelley /1st year (firstname.lastname@example.org) Conference East Atlantic Gymnastics League Affiliation NCAA Division I Home Arena Lundholm Gymnasium 2011 Record 17-10 Season High Score 195.375 EAGL Championship Finish 2nd � 195.175 Letterwinners Returning/Lost 14/4 2012 Co-Captains Ali Carr Courtney Connors 2011 NCAA Final Ranking 30th (Springfield `74-BS, `75-MS, Boston University `84-Ed. D) 862-3834 (email@example.com) COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 1 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE Media Roster Wildcats by Class Seniors (4) Ali Carr, Kate McGeever, Tasia Percevecz, Danielle Reibold Juniors (5) Jen Aucoin, Courtney Connors, Austyn Fobes, Dianna Kurowyckyj, Becca Marrama Sophomores (5) Hannah Barile, Jillian Hudson, Erin Machado, Jannelle Minichiello, Carly Stote Freshmen (5) Alie Davis, Kelsey Fachini, Kayla Gray, Adrienne Hill, Erika Rudiger Jen Aucoin Junior - 5'0" Mullica Hill, N.J. Cherry Hill Gymnastics Hannah Barile Sophomore- 5'1" Sinking Spring, Pa. Berks Gymnastics Ali Carr Senior - 5'6" Chelmsford, Mass. Gymnastics Village Courtney Connors Junior - 5'3" Buffalo, N.Y. Stumpf's Gymnastics Wildcats by State Arizona (1) Tasia Percevecz Connecticut (1) Kelsey Fachini Florida(1) Jannelle Minichiello Louisiana (1) Erika Rudiger Maine (1) Kate McGeever Massachusetts (3) Ali Carr, Erin Machado, Becca Marrama, New Jersey (2) Jen Aucoin, Austyn Fobes New York (5) Courtney Connors, Kayla Gray, Jillian Hudson, Dianna Kurowyckyj, Carly Stote Pennsylvania (2) Hannah Barile, Danielle Reibold Texas (1) Alie Davis Virginia (1) Adrienne Hill Alie Davis Freshman - 5'4" Houston, Texas Champion Gymnastics Kelsey Fachini Freshman - 5'5" East Hampton, Conn. NEGX Austyn Fobes Junior - 5'1" Howell, N.J. Galaxy Gymnastics Kayla Gray Freshman - 5'1" Buffalo, N.Y. Gleason's Gymnastics Adrienne Hill Freshman - 5'4" Midlothian, Va. Richmond Olympiad Jillian Hudson Sophomore - 5' 3" Sparkill, N.Y. Galaxy Gymnastics Dianna Kurowyckyj Junior - 4'11" New York, N.Y. Chelsea Piers Erin Machado Sophomore - 5'1" Swansea, Mass. O'Leary's Gymnastics Pronunciation Guide Staff Ed Datti Dan Sedory Athletes Hannah Barile Kelsey Fachini Adrienne Hill Dianna Kurowyckyj Erin Machado Becca Marrama Jannelle Minichiello Tasia Percevecz Erika Rudiger DAT-eye Suh-DOOR-ee Buh-RILL Fuh-CHEE-knee Ay-dree-inn DEE-ah-nah Quart-a-WISK-ee Muh-SHAH-doe Muh-RAHM-uh Min-ih-CHELLO Tay-zha Purr-SEH-vich ROO-dih-Grr Becca Marrama Junior - 5'1" Lynnfield, Mass. Brestyan's Gymnastics Kate McGeever Senior - 5'7" Saco, Maine Atlantic Gymnastics Jannelle Minichiello Sophomore - 5'0" Orlando, Fla. Brestyan's Gymnastics Tasia Percevecz Senior - 5'5" Fountain Hills, Ariz. Desert Devils Danielle Reibold Senior - 5'6" Horsham, Pa. Ricochets Erika Rudiger Freshman - 5'1" Slidell, La. Brook-Lin Center Carly Stote Sophomore - 5'1" Kingston, N.Y. Excel Gymnastics 2 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS Coaching Staff COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 3 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE Head Coach Gail Goodspeed, now in her 33rd season as the UNH head coach, has helped create one of the strongest programs in New England. The Wildcats have a tradition of sustained success as a top-tier team in the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) and a perennial competitor in the NCAA Regional Championship while maintaining rigorous academic standards among the highest in the nation. The 2011 season saw the Wildcats advance to the AIAW/ NCAA postseason for a remarkable 31st time in Goodspeed's 32-year tenure. UNH reached the brink of capturing its second EAGL Championship before coming away with a runner-up finish (195.175 points) for its top result since 2003. In the process, Goodspeed recorded her 500th career coaching victory at the University, propelling the `Cats to the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Norman Regional at the University of Oklahoma. After starting the year as the No. 32 team in the nation, the Wildcats exceeded expectations by concluding the campaign ranked 30th. In 2011, UNH was one of only two gymnastics programs in New England (Yale) and 17 nationally to receive an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate Recognition Award for demonstrating a commitment to academic progress and retention of studentathletes. Further, UNH was the 17th-ranked program in the country and No. 2 in New England (Brown) with a cumulative 3.4567 GPA. Nine of Goodspeed's gymnasts were named NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans and 15 were tabbed to the EAGL All-Academic Team. Five members of the 2011 UNH women's gymnastics team garnered All-EAGL honors, with three Wildcats earning places on the First Team in their respective events: Ali Carr (vault); Austyn Fobes (floor, all-around) and Danielle Reibold (bars.) Katie Lawrence (beam) and Chelsea Steinberg (vault, beam, floor, all-around) notched Second-Team honors. Goodspeed's successful track record includes five NCAA Northeast Region Head Coach of the Year awards, most recently in 2008. Previous honors were bestowed in 1991, 1994, 2001 and 2003, when she was also named the EAGL Coach of the Year. Several of Goodspeed's athletes and teams have been part of UNH history-making performances. In 2006, senior captain Amanda Hall was the Northeast Regional Floor Champion and took third in the all-around. This qualified her for the NCAA National Championship, making her the seventh individual from UNH to earn such high honors. At the Championship, her score of 9.8 on vault narrowly missed qualifying her as an All-American. During the 2005 campaign, Amanda Hall and Mariana Pe�a Trestini scored a 9.975 on the floor exercise in the regular season, setting the new UNH record. In 2005 postseason action, Vanessa Berrios shared the Northeast Regional Balance Beam title with a score of 9.85, earning her a spot at the NCAA National Championship as the sixth individual to represent UNH. The 2003 Wildcats captured their firstever EAGL Championship with a UNH school-record team total of 196.75. At the same competition, Tara Phillips vaulted perfectly, scoring her first ever 10.0, permanently etching her name among the University's all-time greats. Goodspeed has guided the Wildcats to four ECAC Championships, appearances in 29 NCAA Regional Championships and two AIAW Regional Championships (prior to NCAA sponsorship) while building a 501-266-2 record. The `Cats won the 1994 NCAA Northeast Regional Championship and competed at the NCAA Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah. UNH finished that season as Gail Goodspeed COACHING HISTORY Year at UNH: 33rd Record: 501-266-2 EDUCATION Springfield College `74 BS Springfield College `75 MS Boston University `84 Ed D COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS 500th career victory | March 19, 2011 2011 EAGL 2nd Place Finish 2008 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 2003 EAGL Champions 1999 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 1998 EAGL 2nd Place Finish 1997 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 1994 12th NCAA Nationals 1994 NCAA Regional Champions 1984, 85, 86, 94 ECAC Champions 2008 - NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year 2003 - EAGL Coach of the Year 2003 - NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year 2001 - NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year 1994 - NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year 1991 - NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year NCAA ALL-AMERICAN 1992 Lori Brady - Vault NCAA INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS 2006 2005 2001 1997 1992 1991 1989 Amanda Hall - AA Vanessa Berrios - Beam Suzanne Poretz - AA Cara Lepper - Beam Lori Brady - Vault, Nicole Mullins - Bars Karen Olsson - AA, Lori Brady - Vault Lori Brady - Vault the 12th-ranked team in the country. In addition to the team qualification to the national championship, individuals have represented UNH at the national championship 11 different times during Goodspeed's 32 years at the reins. "It has always been our goal to help each studentathlete strive to reach her full potential and accomplish this in a positive atmosphere. When this occurs, the team is successful and it's fun for everyone," Goodspeed states. Goodspeed earned a doctorate from the School of Education at Boston University in 1984. She has used this education to enhance the quality of the experience of practicing and competing. Her dissertation involved development and implementation of a comprehensive sport psychology program for female gymnasts. Aspects of the program are incorporated into the training plan at UNH. "We try to focus on those things over which we have control, including our own response to and perception of stressful situations. Training is intense and our team members are dedicated to each other and to the goal of achieving excellence," Goodspeed says. Much of the strength and success of the UNH gymnastics program lies with the stability and dedication of the coaching staff. Goodspeed is married to associate head coach Ed Datti (31st year/29th full time), and together, with additional assistants and support staff, they have developed one of the most respected programs in the Northeast. The staff has added former Cal gymnast Jess Kelley as a first-year assistant coach. A collegiate competitor from 1970-74 at Springfield College, Goodspeed captained the team her senior year and was a member of two AIAW National Championship teams. She was assistant coach for her alma mater in 197475 when the team placed 4th at the National Championship. Goodspeed was inducted into the Springfield College Hall of Fame in October 2002. She has served as treasurer of the National Coaches Association and served on the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Committee. She was head coach of California State-Northridge for two years and was also a business manager and coach at the Montvale Gymnastics Club. Goodspeed holds a master's degree from Springfield and earned a doctorate in Sports Psychology from Boston University. She and Ed have two daughters, 22-year-old Samantha and 18-year-old Brianna. Samantha graduated summa cum laude from Keene State College with a degree in Environmental Studies in May 2011. She was a four-year member of the Keene State volleyball team and captain for the last two seasons. Her Owls won the 2010 ECAC Tournament for the first time in school history. Brianna is a freshman at the University of Connecticut, where she is majoring in environmental engineering, while also playing on the Huskies volleyball team. As a senior at Oyster River High School, she was the class valedictorian and was named the 2010 Division II Player of the Year for the second straight season after serving as the star libero and helping the Bobcats claim their first state championship since 1996. Goodspeed is a native of Kohler, Wis. AIAW NATIONAL COMPETITORS NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS 1981 Lucia Cancelmo and Edie Sutton - AA 2006 Amanda Hall - Floor 2005 Vanessa Berrios - Beam 1997 Cara Lepper - Beam 1995 Meghan Ochs - Vault and Floor 1994 Kim Smith - Floor 1994 Jana Reardon - AA 1994 Karen Olsson - AA 1992 Nicole Mullins - Bars 1989,1991,1992 Lori Brady - Vault 2002 Springfield College Hall of Fame Inductee 4 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS Ed Datti is in his 31st year with the program, 29th as a full-time coach. The Associate Head Coach is known as one of the top assistants nationally and was the co-recipient of the 2010 EAGL Assistant Coach of the Year. He received the 2008 NCAA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year award, an honor he also garnered in 1994. He was also recognized five times as co-recipient of that award (1991, '97, 2001, '03, `06). Datti is highly respected by his colleagues for his skills as a strong technical coach and outstanding spotter. UNH head coach Gail Goodspeed states: "Obviously, I am a little biased, but Ed is one of the best spotters in the nation. He can anticipate when a gymnast is in need of assistance and can react faster than seems possible. He also has the unique ability of knowing exactly how much assistance is needed. A great balance is created with his technical expertise and spotting ability to help all of our team members continue to improve and upgrade their skills." At UNH, Datti is responsible for the majority of the recruiting and continues to bring top gymnasts to the UNH campus. He is the director of a highly successful summer camp and initiated a community class program. Datti also co-teaches a movement and gymnastics exploration class for the kinesiology department with assistant coach Jess Kelley. Datti is the former owner and head coach of the Montvale School of Gymnastics in Woburn, Mass. This was one of the first private gymnastics schools in Massachusetts and he coached several top USGF gymnasts during the 10 years of operating the club. Before his Montvale affiliation, Datti taught at Saxonville Elementary School in Framingham (Mass.) and coached the Framingham South High School girls gymnastics team. A 1971 graduate of Springfield (Mass.) College, Datti was a four-year competitor on the gymnastics squad. In his senior year, he was team captain and earned All-America honors in floor exercise. He is originally from Framingham, Mass. Associate Head Coach Ed Datti COACHING HISTORY Year at UNH: 31st, 29th full time EDUCATION Springfield College `71 BS COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS 2011 EAGL 2nd Place Finish 2008 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 2003 EAGL Champions 1999 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 1998 EAGL 2nd Place Finish 1997 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 1994 12th NCAA Nationals 1994 NCAA Regional Champions 1984, 85, 86, 94 ECAC Champions 2010 - Co-EAGL Assistant Coach of the Year 2008 - NCAA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year 1994 - NCAA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year 2006, 2003, 2001, 1997, 1991 - Co-Recipient NCAA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year Brianna Datti Sammy Datti COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 5 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE Assistant Coach Jess Kelley, a former gymnast at the University of California, Berkeley, joins the Wildcat coaching staff as an assistant coach in 2011-12 after serving two seasons as an assistant at her alma mater. During her two seasons coaching at Cal, Kelley had experience coaching all four events. In 2010-11, her primary responsibilities were on vault and uneven bars, while she focused on beam and floor during the `09-10 campaign, including assignments and lineups. She was a primary choreographer for two seasons, and other duties included recruiting, fundraising, video and music editing and meet preparation. The 2006 Rookie of the Year and 2007 Team MVP transitioned into a coaching role during the 2009 campaign after sustaining a season-ending injury following the first meet of the year. She chose to stay with the team and help out as a student assistant for the remainder of what should have been her senior season of competition. After graduating in December 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, Kelley officially became an assistant coach. Kelley was a two-time West Regional participant during her Cal career, competing in the All-Around at Regionals in both 2007 and 2008. She just missed qualifying for the NCAA National Championships her junior year by .05. She is in the Cal record books for earning a 9.9 on beam in 2007 and a 9.875 on her floor routine during the 2008 season. In `06, she hit 36-for-36 on her routines and tallied three first-place finishes in AA. During her `07 MVP campaign, Kelley finished first in the AA three times, and in `08 she placed 13th in AA at the NCAA West Regional Championship. Previously, Kelley competed with Airborne Gymnastics (1996-2005) in Santa Clara, Calif., where she was a five-time Level 10 Junior Olympic national qualifier. She amassed four Top-10 finishes in the AA at the J.O. National Championships. Kelley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cal. She majored in American Studies with an emphasis in organizations in the American Workplace. Jess Kelley COACHING HISTORY 1st season at UNH California, 2 seasons, 2009-11 EDUCATION Cal '09 BA Athletic Trainer Dan Sedory 24th season at UNH 2006 NH Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award 2006 NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award Program Director for the CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Program 2001 NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award EDUCATION University of Pittsburgh `82 BS University of Arizona `84 MS Dan Sedory serves as the athletic trainer for the UNH gymnastics team. He is in his 24th season with the gymnastics squad and is an integral member of the coaching staff. Sedory, a Pittsburgh native, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Physical Education (1982) and received his Masters in Athletic Training from the University of Arizona (1984). Sedory is currently a clinical associate professor of athletic training at UNH. Since 1988 he has also served as the curriculum director for athletic training within the University's department of kinesiology. With Sedory's extensive work and commitment to enrichment, it has earned the distinction of being a CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Program. In 2006, he was honored for his contributions by receiving the "Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award" from NATA, awarded to role models for future leaders in the athletic training profession. This award came shortly after Sedory was named New Hampshire's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer of the Year for 2006. Also on his list of accolades is the NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award, which he received in 2001. Sedory served as an athletic trainer for the United States Olympic Committee Medical Staff at the U.S. Olympic Festival in Los Angeles in 1991 and with the Summer World University Games in 1993. He also served as the host athletic trainer for the World Gold Gymnastics tour appearance in Durham in 1996. The Wildcats are fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and well-respected athletic trainer on their coaching staff. "Dan has more experience as an athletic trainer for women's gymnastics than anyone," UNH head coach Gail Goodspeed states. "He knows the sport and the athletes. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to truly listen to our gymnasts and care about them as individuals." 6 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS Student Associate Director of Assistant Coach Strength & Conditioning EXPERIENCE Year at UNH: 10th Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning University of North Dakota 2001-2002 EDUCATION Long Beach State University `96 BA Grad. Assist. at Long Beach State `00 Post Graduate Student at UND MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) USA-Weightlifting-Certified Level 1 Coach COACHING HISTORY 1st season at UNH EDUCATION UNH `11 BS Chelsea Steinberg, a graduate student at UNH studying occupational therapy, is in her first season as the gymnastics team's student volunteer assistant coach. Chelsea was a fouryear performer for the Wildcats, earning an EAGL Championship first-place performance on beam in 2009 and a fourth-place all-around performance at NCAA Regionals in 2010, nearly qualifying her to NCAA Nationals. She was an Academic All-American all four years and, in 2011, was named EAGL All-Tournament First Team on beam, floor and all-around and All-Tournament Second Team on vault. Chelsea was a senior co-captain for the 2011 season and was named Team MVP in 2010 and 2011. She capped her illustrious career ranked seventh in University history with 1,531.2 points. Chelsea had personal bests of 9.9 on vault, 9.75 on bars, 9.875 on beam, 9.9 on floor and 39.35 in the all-around. Prior to attending UNH, the Ridgewood, N.J., native was coached by Joao Ribeiro and Suzanne Lotz at U.S Gymnastics Development Center in Mahwah, N.J. and graduated from Ridgewood High School. chelsea steinberg John Ciani John Ciani is in his 10th season working with the UNH gymnastics program. The two basic goals of the strength and conditioning department are injury prevention and performance enhancement. The first goal, injury prevention, revolves around reducing the likelihood of the athlete getting injured during meets or practice by training the athlete as a unit and pinpointing weaknesses in the gymnast that need to be strengthened. The second goal, performance enhancement, centers on making the athlete a better athlete. This is done by educating the athlete on a wide range of training from Olympic-style weight lifting to teaching the athlete how to move more efficiently while running or during an agility drill. The strength and conditioning program plays a vital role in the success of UNH gymnastics. The athletes train virtually year-round in order to perform at their highest level throughout the regular season. The UNH gymnastics strength and conditioning program is a comprehensive training program that involves Olympic-style weightlifting, traditional strength training, plyometrics, agility/quickness training and sport-specific conditioning. Ciani, a native of the San Diego, Calif., area, came to UNH after a stint as assistant strength coach at the University of North Dakota. Ciani received his B.A. degree in Psychology from Long Beach State and attended graduate school at both Long Beach State and North Dakota. John lives in Berwick, Maine, with his wife, Angela, and son, Brennan. Wildcats in the Weight Room The Jerry Azumah Performance Center opened its doors the summer of 2003 to UNH student-athletes. The monetary donation by Azumah, a former Pro Bowler with the Chicago Bears of the NFL, allowed the UNH athletic department to overhaul its existing strength and conditioning center. The massive workout facility, which was originally 4,000 square feet, grew to over 6,000 square feet in size during a summer renovation in 2009. The renovated center features 5,000 pounds of Olympic weights, 7,000 pounds of dumbbells, 14 Powerlift platform stations, 12 Hammer strength machines and an additional 15,000 pounds of weights. Other renovations included new offices for the Director and Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning. COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 7 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE Facilities The practice facility, which allows the UNH gymnasts to train and perform at the highest level, is heralded as one of the safest and most efficient training spots in New England.The UNH coaching staff has worked hard to ensure that the 8,500 square foot gymnasium has been well maintained and updated to meet the highest standards. The loose foam and solid foam pits, the two tumble tracks, the overhead spotting rigs, a rod tumbling strip, and all of the most updated gymnastics apparatus and matting make this a facility that continues to attract top-notch athletes. Recently, the coaching staff added an instant view playback system for all four events. This allows immediate feedback and enhances the training for the visual learner. During the Holiday break in December 2010, facility lighting was upgraded to further enhance safety while providing a more energy-efficient system. All the necessary tools are in place for the best collegiate gymnasts in the country to train and continue to learn new skills. Two sites play host for the home gymnastics competitions, Lundholm Gymnasium and the Whittemore Center Arena. The Whittemore Center seats over 6,000 fans for gymnastics, while Lundholm Gymnasium seats approximately 2,500 fans for gymnastics. In 2010, Lundholm Gym was the host site for the EAGL Championship Meet. Previously, the Whittemore Center has been the host site of the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship and the EAGL Championship Meet, as well as the Fox Run Invitational. In 2003, the Whittemore Center entertained an EAGL record-breaking crowd to witness some of the highest-caliber gymnastics action ever seen on the Seacoast. The UNH gymnastics program continues to expand and improve its training and competitive facility with its commitment to excellence. In 1994, one of the first groups to work all four years in the training facility won the ECAC conference championship, placed first in the NCAA Regional Championship and went on to qualify for the NCAA National Championship, ranking 12th in the country. The team has continued its strong tradition of excellence and set a team and conference scoring record in 2003 with a total team score of 196.750 while winning the EAGL Championship. Lundholm Gymnasium Lundholm Gymnasium Practice Facility Practice Facility Practice Facility Interior of Whittemore Center 8 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS Gymnasts Bios 2012 COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 9 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE ali carr Senior co-captain Hometown: Chelmsford, Mass. High School: Chelmsford Club: Gymnastics Village Birthday: January 18, 1990 Major: Kinesiology: Sport Studies Favorite Event: Bars Family: Joe and Kim Carr, sister Melissa UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.85 Uneven Bars - 9.95 UNH Highlights 2011 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NCAA Regional Championship -T-17th on Vault All-EAGL First Team-Vault, All-EAGL Second Team -Bars EAGL All-Tournament Second Team -Bars EAGL All-Academic Team @ Arizona, with BYU, Texas Woman's -T-1st Bars vs Central Michigan, Brown -T-2nd Vault PB-tying 9.85 @ LSU -5th Vault, T-5th Bars @ Bridgeport -3rd Vault, 1st Bars @ West Virginia w/Florida, GW -T-4th Bars UNH Invitational -1st Vault PB-9.85, T-6th Bars Katie Baldwin Expression Award -Jan. 30 vs Bridgeport vs Bridgeport -T-3rd Vault, 2nd Bars @ Penn State -T-6th Vault, T-5th Bars @ Maryland w/Air Force -T-3rd Vault, T-2nd Bars vs Rutgers -T-3rd Bars NACGC/W Scholastic All-American EAGL All-Academic Team NCAA Regional Championship -T-18th Bars North Carolina State -T-2nd Bars Maryland -T-4th Bars Michigan State -T-4th Bars Brown -1st Bars Missouri -T-5th Bars Pittsburgh -T-5th Bars @ Brown -2nd Bars PB 9.95 UNH Invitational -T-3rd Bars All-EAGL First Team -Bars EAGL All-Tournament Second Team -Bars EAGL Championship -T-10th Bars George Washington -T-4th Vault, 1st Bars Maryland - T-4th Vault, T-4th Bars Fox Run Invitational -T-6th Vault, 2nd Bars North Carolina State - T-6th Vault North Carolina - T-6th Vault Bridgeport - 2nd Bars 2010 2009 Before UNH Coached by Juston Ziegler and Lyudmyla Urusky at Gymnastics Village 2008 Level 10 National Championship Competitor (2007, 2005) Named Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Lowell Sun Gymnast of the Year (2007) High School National Championship - 1st Bars Level 10 Regional Championship - 2nd Vault, 3rd Bars, 6th Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd AA Level 10 State Championship - 1st Floor, 1st Bars, 2nd AA High School State Championship - 1st AA 2007 Level 10 Regional Championship - 2nd Vault, 4th Bars, 2nd Beam, 8th Floor, 4th AA Level 10 State Championship - 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd AA High School State Championship - 1st AA Carr Wildcat Facts Favorite Food: Pickles Favorite Book: Beach Road Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Charmed, NCIS, The Notebook Interests/Hobbies: Beach! Spending time with my family. Advice to future gymnasts: Have FUN Personal Motto: Do what makes you happy. 10 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS Kate mcgeever Senior Hometown: Saco, Maine High School: Thornton Academy Club: Atlantic Gymnastics Birthday: December 19, 1989 Major: Biochemistry, Genetics Favorite Event: Floor Family: William McGeever and Susan Tarver, twin brother Brian UNH Career Highs Floor Exercise -9.825 UNH Highlights 2011 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American EAGL All-Academic Team @ Bridgeport -T-4th Floor PB 9.825 UNH Invitational -T-5th Floor @ Pittsburgh -4th Floor EAGL All-Academic Team 2010 Before UNH: Coached by Cori Cunningham and Tony Retrosi at Atlantic Gymnastics 2008 Level 10 National Championship Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship - 5th Vault, 2nd Beam, 5th Floor, 5th AA 2007 Level 9 Regional Championship - 2nd Vault, 5th AA Level 9 Eastern Competitor - 10th Beam, 13th AA 2006 Level 9 Regional Championship - 4th Vault, 17th AA 2005 Level 8 Regional Championship - 3rd Vault McGeever Wildcat Facts Favorite Food: Cherries Favorite Books: Shutter Island, The Help Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Jersey Shore, Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill Interests/Hobbies: Reading, Walking on the beach with her dog Advice to future gymnasts: Do not let fear sidetrack you from your goals. Personal Motto: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 11 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE tasia percevecz Senior Hometown: Fountain Hills, Ariz. High School: Desert Mountain Club: Desert Devils Birthday: August 10, 1990 Major: Biology Favorite Event: Floor Family: Elaine Percevecz, sister Tamar, brothers Caleb and Zach UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.425 Floor Exercise - 9.8 UNH Highlights 2011 2010 UNH Invitational -T-2nd Floor PB 9.8 vs Bridgeport -T-4th Floor vs Rutgers -T-4th Floor Brown -3rd Floor Pittsburgh -6th Floor Rutgers -T -4th Floor Before UNH: Coached by Geoff & Shelly Eaton, Kristin Fanning and Wes Jones at Desert Devils Gymnastics 2008 Level 10 State Championship - 3rd Vault, 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor 2007 Level 10 National Championship- 18th AA Level 10 Regional Championship - 4th Vault, 7th Beam, 7th AA Level 10 State Championship - 1st Vault & Floor, 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam, 2nd AA 2005 Level 10 National Championship Competitor Level 10 Regional Championship- 3rd AA Level 10 State Championship- 2nd Vault, 3rd Bars, Beam, Floor & AA 2004 Arizona Most Improved Level 10 Gymnast Level 10 National Championship Competitor Level 10 Regional Championship- 7th AA Level 10 State Championship- 1st Beam & AA, 2nd Vault & Bars Percevecz Wildcat Facts Favorite Food: Blueberries Favorite Books: Harry Potter Series Favorite Movie: Elf Interests/Hobbies: Reading, hanging out with friends, running Advice to future gymnasts: Never give up -never! Personal Motto: Happiness pursued eludes; happiness given returns. 12 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS danielle reibold Senior Hometown: Horsham, Pa. High School: Hatboro-Horsham Club: Ricochets Birthday: February 8, 1990 Major: Biomedical Science Favorite Events: Bars and Beam Family: Karl and Lorraine Reibold, sister Nicole UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.725 Uneven Bars - 9.85 Balance Beam - 9.875 Floor Exercise - 9.75 All-Around - 38.35 UNH Highlights 2011 2010 2009 NACGC/W Scholastic All-American 2010-11 Women's At-Large Academic All-America� District 1 Nominee NCAA Regionals -T-22nd Beam All-EAGL First Team -Bars EAGL All-Tournament First Team -Bars EAGL Championship -T-2nd Bars EAGL All-Academic Team vs Central Michigan, Brown -T-5th Bars PB -tying 9.85 @ Bridgeport -2nd Bars, 5th Beam UNH Invitational -3rd Bars, T-1st Beam Katie Baldwin Expression Award-Feb. 5 vs Michigan vs Michigan -T-4th Bars, Floor T-PB 9.75 vs Bridgeport -1st Bars -T-PB 9.85, 3rd Beam, T-4th Floor -T-PB 9.75 @ Pittsburgh -1st Bars, T-6th Beam @ Maryland w/Air Force -T-2nd Bars vs Rutgers -T-1st Bars, 1st Beam NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NCAA Regionals -15th Bars, T-18th Beam All-EAGL First Team -Bars EAGL All-Tournament Second Team -Bars EAGL All-Academic Team Texas Woman's -T-4th Bars, 6th Beam North Carolina State -T-2nd Bars, 6th Beam George Washington -T-3rd Bars, 5th Beam Michigan State -6th Beam Brown -4th Bars Pittsburgh -T-2nd Bars, 1st Beam -PB 9.875 @ Brown -1st Bars, 5th Beam UNH Invitational -2nd Bars -PB 9.85, 3rd Beam Rutgers -1st Bars, 3rd Beam NACGC/W Scholastic All-American NCAA Regional Championship -T-16th Bars, T-18th Beam EAGL All-Academic Team All-EAGL Second Team -Bars EAGL All-Tournament First Team -Bars, Beam Michigan State -T-5th Bars, Floor -PB 9.75 George Washington -T-4th Bars Maryland -T-4th Bars Fox Run Invitational -4th Vault, 4th Bars, T-5th Beam, 2nd AA -PB 38.35 North Carolina -T-3rd Bars Bridgeport -4th Vault -PB 9.725, 3rd Bars Pittsburgh -3rd Bars, 2nd AA Rutgers -5th Vault, T-1st Bars BeforeUNH: Coached by Troy and Amanda Miller at Ricochets 2008 Level 10 National Championship Competitor -16th AA Level 10 Regional Championship -4th Vault, 3rd Bars & Beam, 4th Floor, 1st AA Level 10 State Championship -2nd Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st AA 2007 Level 10 National Championship -5th Bars Level 10 Regional Championship -3rd Vault, 3rd Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st AA 2006 Level 10 State Championship -2nd Bars 2005 Level 10 Regional Championship -6th Vault, 4th Beam, 8th AA reibold wildcat facts Favorite Food: Cheese Steaks, Ice Cream Favorite TV Show: So You Think You Can Dance Favorite Pro Team: Philadelphia Phillies Interests/Hobbies: Reading, listening to music Advice to future gymnasts: Try something new. You might surprise yourself. Personal Motto: You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 13 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE jen aucoin Junior Hometown: Mullica Hill, N.J. Uneven Bars - 9.85 High School: Bishop Eustace Prep Balance Beam - 9.775 Club: Cherry Hill Gymnastics Birthday: December 4, 1990 Major: Nutrition Favorite Event: Bars Family: Michael Aucoin and Beth Gardner, brothers Ben and Dan UNH Highlights NCAA Regionals -T-21st Bars EAGL All-Tournament First Team -Bars EAGL Championship -T-2nd Bars EAGL All-Academic Team @ Arizona, with BYU, Texas Woman's -T-1st Bars -PB 9.85 @ LSU -T-5th Bars vs Bridgeport-4th Beam -PB 9.775 @ Pittsburgh -6th Bars, 4th Beam vs Rutgers -T-3rd Bars, T-4th Beam Before UNH: Coached by Christine Golderer at Cherry Hill Gymnastics Academy Level 10 State Championship � 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd AA Level 10 Regional Championship � 4th Bars Level 10 State Championship � 2nd Bars Level 10 Regional Championship � 10th AA Level 10 State Championship � 1st Bars, 2nd Beam UNH Career Highs 2011 aucoin Wildcat Facts: 2008 2007 2006 Favorite Food: S'mores Favorite Books: Harry Potter Series Favorite TV Show: Grey's Anatomy Interests/Hobbies: Hanging out with friends; the beach Advice to Future Gymnasts: Always have fun. Personal Motto: Positive thoughts attract positive things. COURTNEY CONNORS 2011 2010 UNH Highlights NACGC/W Scholastic All-American EAGL All-Academic Team @ Bridgeport -6th Vault Katie Baldwin Expression Award-Feb. 12 @ UNH Invitational UNH Invitational -T-5th Vault, T-2nd Floor PB-9.8 vs Bridgeport -T-4th Floor @ Pittsburgh -1st Vault -T-PB 9.825, T-5th Floor @ Penn State -T-6th Vault vs Rutgers -T-2nd Floor NACGC/W Scholastic All-American EAGL All-Academic Team EAGL All-Tournament First Team -Vault, Second Team -Floor NCAA Regionals -T-24th Floor EAGL Championship -T-8th Vault -PB 9.825 George Washington -T-6th Vault Maryland -6th Vault Michigan State -T-5th Vault Pittsburgh -6th Vault, T-4th Floor @ Brown -4th Vault, 6th Floor Before UNH: Coached by Kurt and Lisa Stumpf at Stumpf's Gymnastics Center Level 10 National Championship Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship � 4th Vault & Bars, 2nd Floor, 6th AA Level 10 State Championship � 2nd Vault, 3rd Floor Level 10 National Championship Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship � 3rd Vault, 5th Floor, 6th AA Level 10 State Championship � 4th Vault, Bars & Floor, 5th AA Level 10 National Championship Qualifier Connors Wildcat Facts: Level 10 Regional Championship � 2nd Vault, 1st Floor, 6th AA Favorite Food: Pancakes Level 10 State Championship � 4th Vault, 5th Floor, 6th AA Favorite Book: The Tenth Circle Junior co-captain Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y. High School: Sacred Heart Academy Club: Stumpf's Gymnastics Birthday: September 24, 1991 Major: Accounting Favorite Event: Floor Family: Kevin and Kim Connors, sister Emily UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.825 Floor Exercise - 9.8 2009 2008 2007 Favorite Movies/TV Show: Big Daddy, Dodgeball, That 70s Show Advice to Future Gymnasts: If you dream big and work hard, the possibilities are endless. Personal Motto: Don't bunt, aim out of the ballpark. 14 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS AUSTYN FOBES UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.85 Uneven Bars - 9.95 Balance Beam - 9.775 Floor Exercise - 9.875 All Around - 39.1 2011 JUNIOR UNH Highlights Hometown: Howell, N.J. High School: Howell Club: Galaxy Gymnastics (N.J.) Birthday: April 21, 1991 Major: Kinesiology: Pedagogy FavoriteEvent: Bars Family: Tom and Jennifer Fobes, brothers Cody, Payton, sister Bayleigh 2009 Coached by Jennifer Fobes and Krystin Sheridan at Galaxy Gymnastics Coached by Jennifer Hier at Howell High School High School State Championship � 1st Bars, Beam, AA High School Sectional Championship � 1st Bars, Beam, AA High School Shore Conference � 1st Bars, Beam, AA Level 10 National Championship Alternate Level 10 Regional Championship Qualifier Level 10 State Championship � 5th AA High School Championship � 5th AA (2007) High School Sectional Championship � 1st AA (2007) High School Shore Conference � 1st AA (2007) U.S. Classic Qualifier National Team Member 2010 EAGL All-Tournament First Team -Bars, All-Around EAGL Championship -T-2nd Bars, T-5th Floor, T-5th All-Around All-EAGL First Team -Floor, All-Around, Second Team -Bars @ Arizona, with BYU, Texas Woman's, -T-1st Bars, 3rd AA vs Central Michigan, Brown -1st Bars PB 9.95, T-1st Floor T-PB 9.875, 5th AA @ LSU -T-3rd Bars, T-6th Beam, T-4th Floor, 1st-AA PB 39.1 @ Bridgeport -T-4th Vault @ West Virginia w/Florida, GW - T-5th Floor, 5th AA UNH Invitational -1st Bars vs Michigan -T-3rd Vault, 3rd Bars, T-5th Floor, 4th AA vs Bridgeport -T-1st Vault -PB 9.85, T-2nd Floor, 2nd AA Named EAGL Gymnast of Week (Jan. 25) @ Pittsburgh -T-2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Floor, 2nd AA @ Penn State -T-3rd Vault, 6th Beam -T-PB 9.775, T-4th Floor, 2nd-AA @ Maryland, w/Air Force -T-3rd Vault, 6th Bars, T-2nd Beam -PB 9.775, T-2nd Floor, 2nd AA vs Rutgers -T-3rd Vault, T-1st Bars, 1st Floor PB 9.875, 4th AA EAGL All-Tournament First Team -Vault, Second Team -Floor NCAA Regionals -T-19th Vault, T-14th Floor Texas Woman's -4th Vault, T-3rd Floor George Washington -T-6th Floor Maryland -T-5th Floor Brown -4th Floor BeforeUNH: 2008 2006 2004 Fobes Wildcat Facts Favorite Food: Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Favorite Book: The Five People You Meet in Heaven Favorite Movie/TV Show: The Blind Side, Jersey Shore Interests/Hobbies: Coloring Advice to Future Gymnasts: Always believe in yourself. Personal Motto: Believe in yourself and never give up. dianna kurowyckyj 2011 2010 UNH Highlights NACGC/W Scholastic All-American EAGL All-Academic Team Pittsburgh -5th Beam -PB 9.75 @ Brown -4th Beam Before UNH: 2009 2008 2006 UNH Career Highs Balance Beam - 9.75 Junior Coached by Chris McClain, Elena Oleinik and Glen Aser at Chelsea Piers Level 10 National Championship Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship � 1st Beam Level 10 State Championship � 1st Beam, 3rd AA Level 10 National Championship � 8th Bars, 9th Floor, 11th AA Level 10 Regional Championship � 1st Bars Level 10 State Championship � 1st Bars (2007) Level 9 Eastern National Championship� 2nd Bars Level 9 State Championship � 1st AA, 1st Bars Hometown: New York, N.Y. High School: Millenium High School Club: Chelsea Piers Birthday: November 20, 1991 Major: Economics Favorite Event: Bars Family: Jerry and Ezya Kurowyckyj, brother George Kurowyckyj Wildcat Facts: Favorite Foods: Broccoli and steak Favorite Book: Keys to the Kingdom Favorite Movie: Miracle Interest/Hobbies: Reading, water skiing Advice to future gymnasts: Make sure you enjoy every moment of the sport. Personal motto: Give it your all and have no regrests. COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 15 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE Becca Marrama Junior Hometown: Lynnfield, Mass. High School: Lynnfield Club: Brestyan's Gymnastics Birthday: April 10, 1991 Major: Nutrition Favorite Event: Floor Exercise Family: Kim and Mark Marrama, brother Dan Before UNH: Coached by Mihai and Silvia Brestyan and Jourdan Marino at Brestyan's Gymnastics Level 10 State Championship Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship Qualifier Level 10 State Championship � 5th Floor Level 10 Regional Championship Qualifier Level 10 � 1st AA Brestyan's Invitational Level 9 Regional Championship � 1st Vault 2009 2008 2006 2005 Earlier Accomplishments 3x Level 9 Regional Championship Qualifier Marrama Wildcat Facts: Favorite Book: Dear John Favorite Pro Team: Boston Celtics Favorite Movie: Remember the Titans Advice to Future Gymnasts: Always have fun and try your hardest; make the ride worthwhile. Personal Motto: Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. hannah barile 2011 UNH Highlights EAGL All-Academic Team UNH Invitational -T-5th Vault vs Michigan - Vault -T-PB 9.775 @ Maryland w/Air Force -T-1st Vault -PB 9.775 Before UNH: Coached by Rich Fiorentino at Berks Gymnastics Academy Level 10 National Championship -2nd Vault Level 10 Regional Championship -2nd Vault, 4th Beam & AA Level 10 State Championship -2nd Vault, 4th Bars, 1st Beam, 3rd AA Level 10 National Championship Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship -2nd Vault, 7th Beam, 3rd Floor Level 10 Regional Championship Qualifier Level 10 State Championship Qualifier Level 9 Regional Championship -1st Vault Level 9 State Championship -1st Vault, 5th Bars, 7th Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd AA Sophomore 2010 Hometown: Sinking Spring, Pa. High School: Wilson Club: Berks Gymnastics Academy Birthday: August 14, 1992 Major: Kinesiology Favorite Events: Vault, Bars Family: Lindy and Kitty Barile, brother Tyler UNH Career Highs Vault- 9.775 2009 2008 2007 Barile Wildcat Facts: Favorite Food: Italian Favorite Books: Twilight Saga Favorite Movies: Proposal, No Strings Attached Interests/Hobbies: Going to the beach and boating. Advice to future gymnasts: Believe in yourself and your abilities. Always push through the rough times. Never give up. Personal Motto: Never allow yourself to be the reason you don't succeed. 16 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS Jillian Hudson 2011 UNH Highlights: EAGL All-Academic Team @ Bridgeport -6th Bars -PB 9.500 vs Bridgeport -5th Vault -PB 9.775 @ Maryland w/Air Force T-6th Vault vs Rutgers -T-3rd Vault Before UNH: Coached by Jamie Winkler, Sergei and Galina Petrouniak at Galaxy Coached by Jamie Winkler and Sasha Miretsky at Tappan Zee H.S. Level 10 National Championship Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship -2nd Vault, 4th Bars, 2nd Floor, 3rd AA High School National Championship -1st Vault, 2nd AA High School State Championship -1st Vault, Beam, Floor & AA Level 10 National Championship -7th, Floor, 4th AA Level 10 Regional Championship -1st Vault, 3rd Floor, 4th AA High School State Championship -1st Vault & AA Level 10 National Championship -13th Vault Level 10 Regional Championship -1st Vault, Beam, Floor & AA Level 10 State Championship -1st Vault Level 10 National Championship -8th Vault Level 10 Regional Championship -1st Vault, 3rd Floor, 4th AA Level 10 State Championship -2nd Vault, 4th Beam, 4th Floor, 2nd AA Sophomore 2010 2009 2008 2007 Hometown: Sparkill, N.Y. High School: Tappan Zee Club: Galaxy Gymnastics Birthday: June 18, 1992 Major: Nutrition Favorite Event: Floor Family: Robert and Laura Hudson, brother Matt UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.775 Uneven Bars - 9.5 Hudson Wildcat Facts Favorite Food: Peanut Butter Favorite Movies: The Sandlot, Big Daddy, Billy Madison, Elf Advice to future gymnasts: Never give up -think positive. Personal motto: The sky is the limit. Erin Machado 2011 UNH Highlights: EAGL All-Academic Team Suffered season-ending injury vs. Michigan vs Bridgeport -1st Floor -PB 9.85 @ Pittsburgh -2nd Floor vs Rutgers -T-2nd Floor Before UNH: Coached by Tim O'Leary, Caren Normandin and Richie Butler at O'Leary's Gymnastics; Coached by Laura Murphy at Joseph Case High School High School National Championship -2nd Floor, 10th AA High School State Individual Championship -1st AA AAU National Championship -1st AA Level 10 National Invitational Tournament -4th Floor Level 10 Regional Championship -8th AA Boston Globe Gymnast of the Year AAU National Championship -1st AA Level 10 Regional Championship -1st Beam Level 10 State Championship -7th AA Boston Globe Gymnast of the Year AAU National Championship -1st AA Level 10 National Championship -13th Floor Level 10 Regional Championship -6th AA Level 10 State Championship -7th AA Level 10 Regional and State Championship Qualifier Sophomore 2010 Hometown: Swansea, Mass. High School: Joseph Case Club: O'Leary's Gymnastics Birthday: December 6, 1991 Major: Biomedical Science Favorite Event: Beam Family: Ronald and Ellen Machado, sister Kara, brother Paul UNH Career Highs Floor Exercise - 9.85 2009 2008 2007 Machado Wildcat Facts Favorite Food: Subs Favorite TV Shows: CSI, Law and Order Advice to future gymnasts: Never give up. Interests/hobbies: Camping, skiing, dancing Personal motto: Live life to its fullest. COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 17 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE JANNELLE MINICHIELLO Sophomore UNH Career Highs Uneven Bars - 9.725 Balance Beam - 9.725 Hometown: Orlando, Fla. High School: Tewksbury Club: Brestyan's Gymnastics Birthday: November 19, 1991 Major: Psychology Favorite Event: Beam, Floor Family: Robert and Eva Minichiello, sisters Brittany and Hollie 2011 UNH Highlights: NCAA Regionals -T-24th Beam EAGL All-Academic Team vs Central Michigan, Brown -Bars PB 9.725 @ Bridgeport -T-5th Beam -PB 9.725 vs Rutgers -3rd Beam Before UNH: Coached by Mihai and Silvia Brestyan at Brestyan's Gymnastics Level 10 National Championship -12th Floor Level 10 Regional Championship -3rd Vault & Bars, 2nd Beam & Floor, 1st AA Level 10 State Championship -1st Vault & AA, 2nd Bars, Beam & Floor Level 10 National Championship Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship -5th Vault, Floor & AA Level 10 State Championship -2nd Bars & Floor, 6th Beam, 3rd AA Level 10 National Championship Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship -4th Bars & Beam, 5th AA Level 10 State Championship -2nd Vault & Bars, 1st Floor, 2nd AA Level 10 Regional Championship -3rd Bars, 4th Beam, 2nd AA Level 10 State Championship -1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 4th Floor, 6th AA Level 10 National Championship Qualilfier Level 9 Eastern Championship -1st Vault, 7th Bars, 10th AA 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 Minichiello Wildcat Facts: Favorite Food: Double Stuff Oreos Favorite Book: The Secret Favorite Pro Team: Boston Bruins Favorite TV Show: Boston Med Advice to Future Gymnasts: Follow your dreams and never give up because they can take you far. Personal Motto: A positive attitude gets you everywhere. CARLY STOTE SOPHOMORE Hometown: Kingston, N.Y. High School: Kingston High School Club: Excel Gymnastics Birthday: July 8, 1992 Major: Exercise Science Favorite Event: Floor Family: Bill and Patty Stote, brother Matt 2011 UNH Highlights: NACGC/W Scholastic All-American Before UNH: Coached by Allison Tosi at Kingston H.S. Coached by Rhonda Dixon & Allison Tosi at Excel Gymnastics Varsity captain NYSPHSAA Section 9 -1st Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor & AA Varsity captain NYSPHSAA Section 9 -1st Vault, Bars, Floor & AA NYSPHSAA State Championship -4th Beam & Floor, 5th AA Level 9 National Championship Qualifier NYSPHSAA Section 9 -1st Vault, Floor & AA State Championship -4th Floor Level 9 Regional Championship -4th Bars, 4th Beam, 5th AA Level 9 National Championship Qualifier NYSPHSAA Section 9 -1st Floor 2010 2009 2008 Stote Wildcat Facts: 2007 Favorite Foods: Chicken Parmesan, Omelettes Personal Motto: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Favorite Movie: No Strings Attached Advice to future gymnasts: She believed she could, so she did. 18 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS alie davis Freshman kelsey fachini KAYLA GRAY Freshman Hometown: East Hampton, Conn. High School: Mercy Club: NEGX Birthday: April 8, 1993 Major: Therapeutic Recreation Favorite Event: Vault Family: Paul and Lisa Fachini, sisters Angela, Allie, brother Neil Before UNH: Competed at NEGX for coaches Maureen Chagnon and Blane Jefferson 2011 Injured 2010 Level 10 State Championship -3rd Vault 2009 Junior Olympic National Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship -7th AA Level 10 State Championship -3rd Vault, 3rd Beam, 4th AA Before UNH: Hometown: Houston, Texas High School: Seven Lakes Club: Champion Gymnastics Birthday: November 4, 1993 Major: Biomedical Science Favorite Event: Beam Family: Courtney and Patrica Davis Before UNH: Coached by Kellie Mizoguchi and Rob Barke at Champion Gymnastics 2011 Level 10 State Championship -4th Beam National Invitational Tournament -6th Bars, 6th Beam 2010 Level 9 Regional Championship -4th Vault, 5th Beam, 3rd Floor Freshman Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y. Club: Gleason's Gymnastics Birthday: November 5, 1993 Major: Exercise Science Favorite Event: Beam Family: Kevin and Karen Gray, brother Kyle Coached by Larry and Carol Goldsmith, Brian Daly and Anita Williams at Gleason's Gymnastics 2011 Level 10 National Championship -2nd Beam Level 10 Regional Championship -3rd Vault, 4th Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd AA Level 10 State Championship -1st Floor 2010 Level 10 National Championship -2nd Beam Level 10 Regional Championship -5th Vault, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd AA Level 10 State Championship -1st Beam, 2nd Floor 2009 Injured 2008 Level 10 National Championship -1st Beam Level 10 Regional Championship -2nd Vault, 4th Beam, 3rd Floor, 6th AA Level 10 State Championship -2nd Beam, 3rd Floor Davis Wildcat Facts: Favorite Movies: Jumping the Broom, Transformers Favorite Food: Spaghetti Personal Motto: Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to. Fachini Wildcat Facts: Gray Wildcat Facts: Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Elf, Legally Blonde, Gossip Girl Personal Motto: Never let defeat stop you from chasing your dreams. Advice to future gymnasts: Always believe in yourself. enjoy every moment. Favorite TV Shows: 30 Rock, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Friends Personal Motto: Do what you love, love what you do. Advice to future gymnasts: Work hard, have fun, stay positive and ADRIENNE HILL Freshman Hometown: Midlothian, Va. High School: Midlothian Club: Richmond Olympiad Birthday: March 2, 1993 Major: Civil Engineering Favorite Event: Bars Family: Mark and Francine Hill, brother Michael Before UNH: Coached by Boris and Larissa Choutkin at Richmond Olympiad 2010 Level 10 National Championship -13th AA Level 10 Regional Championship -5th Vault, 6th Bars, 7th Beam, 6th Floor, 6th AA Level 10 State Championship -1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam, 1st Floor, 2nd AA 2009 Level 10 National Championship Competitor Level 10 Regional Championship -6th Vault, 5th Beam, 6th AA Level 10 State Championship -1st Vault, 1st Bars, 3rd Beam, 2nd Floor, 1st AA 2008 Level 10 Regional Championship Competitor 2007 Level 10 National Championship Competitor Level 10 Regional Championship -5th Vault, 6th Bars, 5th Floor, 4th AA Level 10 States: 2nd Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st AA ERIKA RUDIGER Freshman Hometown: Slidell, La. HighSchool: Northshore Club: Brook-Lin Center Birthday: September 7, 1993 Major: Kinesiology: Sport Studies Favorite Event: Vault Family: Ron Rudiger and Laurie Menges, sisters Angelica, Elena, Ella, brother Ethan Before UNH: Coached by Terry Musial and Cynthia Dedeaux at the Brook-Lin Center 2011 Level 10 National Championship Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship -6th Beam, 6th Floor, 6th AA Level 10 State Championship -1st Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st AA 2010 Level 10 Regional Championship -4th Floor Level 10 State Championship -1st Vault, 2nd Bars, 2nd Floor, 2nd AA 2009 Level 9 Eastern Championship -9th Beam Level 9 Regional Championship -5th Bars, 6th AA Level 9 State Championship -2nd Beam Hill Wildcat Facts: Favorite Foods: Cinnamon muffins Personal Motto: Either you run the day or the day runs you. Favorite Movies/TV Shows: Knight and Day, Burn Notice, Whose Line is it Anyway, Princess Bride Advice to future gymnasts: The rough patches are only temporary. It never lasts forever. Rudiger Wildcat Facts: Favorite Books: The Last Song, The Girl with the Dragon Tatto Series Favorite Pro Team: New Orleans Saints Personal Motto: It's not how much time you put in, it's what you put in the time. Advice to future gymnasts: Believe in Faith. COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 19 19 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE Opponents & NCAA Qualifications UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Head Coach: Bill Ryden Conference: Pacific 12 SID: Tom Duddleston, Jr. (520) firstname.lastname@example.org UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT Head Coach: Byron Knox Conference: ECAC D-II SID: Chuck Sadowski (203) email@example.com THE COLLEGE AT BROCKPORT: SUNY Head Coach: John Feeney Conference: ECAC D-III SID: Kelly Vergin (585) firstname.lastname@example.org BROwN UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Sara Carver-Milne Conference: ECAC D-I, Ivy League SID: Lyndsey Maurer (401) email@example.com GEORGE wASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Margie Foster-Cunningham Conference: EAGL SID: Dan DiVeglio (202) firstname.lastname@example.org 2012 UNH GYMNASTICS OPPONENTS UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Head Coach: Brett Nelligan Conference: EAGL SID: Matt Bertram (301) email@example.com UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA Head Coach: John Ceralde Conference: ECAC D-I, Ivy League SID: Justin Grube (215) firstname.lastname@example.org PENN STATE UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Jeff Thompson Conference: Big Ten SID: Susan Bedsworth (814) email@example.com UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Head Coach: Debbie Yohman Conference: EAGL SID: Mendy Nestor (412) firstname.lastname@example.org RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Louis Levine Conference: EAGL SID: Kevin Lorincz (732) email@example.com SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Laurel Tindall Conference: D-II, Mountain Pacific Sports Fed. SID: Dan Lepse (206) firstname.lastname@example.org wEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Jason Butts Conference: EAGL SID: Shannon McNamara (304) email@example.com UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA Head Coach: Derek Galvin Conference: EAGL SID: Kevin Best (919) firstname.lastname@example.org NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Mark Stevenson Conference: EAGL SID: Cavan Fosnes (919) email@example.com NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Sam Morreale Conference: Mid-American Conference SID: Donna Turner (815) firstname.lastname@example.org OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Tanya Chaplin Conference: Pacific 12 SID: Jason Amberg (541) email@example.com The NCAA Regional Map April 7, 2012 NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Auburn Regional at Auburn U. wILSON COLLEGE Champaign Regional at U. of Illinois Head Coach: Kirsten Mull Raleigh Regional at North Carolina State U. Conference: D-III NCGA Salt Lake City Regional at U. of Utah SID: Beth Weixel Fayetteville Regional at U. of Arkansas (717) firstname.lastname@example.org Seattle Regional at U. of washington April 20-22, 2012 The Arena at the Gwinnett Center Duluth, Ga. Host: Georgia Tech University Above is a map showing the regional alignment. In an effort to promote parity between regions, the University of Michigan is included in the Northeast Region. Regionals: The top 36 teams based on the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) will be selected for the regional championships. A regional meet - consisting of six teams and five all-around competitors (who are not already on one of the six qualifying teams) and one individual specialist per event (who has a minimum RQS of 9.4) - is conducted in each of the six regions to determine the national championship participants. To obtain the RQS, each team selects its top six team scores with at least three of those scores from away meets, tossing out the highest score and averaging the remaining five. The committee voted that the top 18 teams qualifying for regionals be seeded in the current format. Teams 19-24 will be placed geographically, then teams 25-30 will be placed followed by teams 31-36. This process will help balance the competitive strength of each regional site. Attention also will be given to conference rematches and/or rankings. Nationals: The national championship consists of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors. The top two teams and the top two all-around winners from each regional meet will receive an automatic berth to the national championships. In addition, each event winner may advance to the national championship (in that event only) if she is not already part of an advancing team or an all-around qualifier. NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP YALE UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Barbara Tonry Conference: ECAC D-I, Ivy League SID: Margaret Greenberg (203) email@example.com Division I Northeast Region Brown University Cornell University University of Michigan University of New Hampshire Penn State University University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Rutgers University Temple University Yale University 20 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS Outlook 2012 Front row sitting (L to R): Jen Aucoin, Courtney Connors (co-captain), Tasia Percevecz, Kate McGeever, Ali Carr (co-captain), Danielle Reibold, Austyn Fobes, Dianna Kurowyckyj Second row standing (L to R): Becca Marrama, Jannelle Minichiello, Hannah Barile, Erika Rudiger, Adrienne Hill, Kelsey Fachini, Alie Davis, Jillian Hudson, Kayla Gray, Carly Stote, Erin Machado Head Coach: Gail Goodspeed (Springfield `74 - B.S., `75 - M.S., Boston University `84 - Ed.D.) Associate Head Coach: Ed Datti (Springfield `71 - B.S.) Assistant Coach: Jess Kelley (California, Berkeley `09 -B.A.) Student Assistant Coach: Chelsea Steinberg (UNH `11 -B.S.) Athletic Trainer: Dan Sedory (Pittsburgh `82 - B.S., Arizona `84 - M.S.) COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 21 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE The Wildcat gymnastics team enjoyed a very successful 2011 season, highlighted by a second-place finish at the EAGL Championship, which was the squad's top performance in eight years. The `Cats earned a berth in the NCAA Regional Championship, hosted by the University of Oklahoma, marking the program's 31st postseason appearance in head coach Gail Goodspeed's 32 years at the helm. Goodspeed reached a personal milestone when she surpassed 500 career victories at UNH during EAGLs on March 19, 2011, and guided her team to a 17-10 record and a No. 30 national ranking. Along the way the Wildcats boasted five members of the All-EAGL Team. Senior co-captain Chelsea Steinberg was named the team's MVP for the second straight season. The Ridgewood, N.J., native was voted to the All-EAGL Second Team on vault, balance beam, floor exercise and all-around to complete her fourth straight year as an all-league competitor. Steinberg capped her illustrious career seventh all-time in school history with 1,531.2 points, including a team-leading 520.5 points for the '11 season and the Wildcats' top event score 11 times. She led the team on beam, vault and all-around at the NCAA Regionals. Senior co-captain Katie Lawrence secured AllEAGL honors for the first time in her career, as she was tabbed to the Second Team on beam. Katie registered a personal-best and event-high 9.875 beam score in a home victory against Bridgeport and posted a 9.85 on bars for a season-best score against Central Michigan and Brown. Senior Katie Caliendo stepped up late in the year by finishing with at least a share of the team's high score on floor exercise in the final four meets, culminating with a 9.8 at the NCAAs. She contributed a great Yurchenko full on vaulting, a solid beam routine, and the highest level of tumbling on floor exercise as she opened with a full-in during the last few meets of the season. Three Wildcats were tabbed to the All-EAGL First Team. Sophomore Austyn Fobes was recognized for her efforts on floor exercise and all-around. Twice she hit for a career-high 9.875 on floor, and she recorded a personal best 39.1 all-around tally at 18th-ranked LSU. Austyn led UNH on vault against Bridgeport; on bars against Central Michigan and Brown; on beam in a tri-meet versus Maryland and Air Force and at Penn State. Her floor exercise score was the highest in both the home opener against Rutgers and the home finale against Central Michigan and Brown. Junior Ali Carr received accolades as an AllEAGL First-Team competitor on vault. She achieved a personal best 9.85 on that event in the UNH Invitational and matched that total on Senior Night. Carr also turned in an astounding 9.85 on uneven bars during a quad-meet at Arizona. Junior Danielle Reibold garnered honors as a FirstTeam competitor on uneven bars for the second straight year. Danie's average score of 9.773 on bars was the highest among all league gymnasts, and she paced the Wildcats on beam three times: against Rutgers; versus Bridgeport and at the UNH Invitational. The Wildcat gymnasts reinforced their reputation as top performers in the classroom as well as the gym. Fifteen members of the squad were named to the EAGL All-Academic Team, the second-highest total in the league, and nine Wildcats garnered NACGC/W Scholastic AllAmerican honors. For Steinberg and Caliendo, it was the fourth consecutive year of membership in that prestigious group. Lawrence was recognized for the third time, as she was not a member of the UNH team her freshman year. Sophomore Courtney Connors earned the team's highest GPA, Carr tallied Scholastic All-American honors for the second straight year and Reibold was feted for the third year in a row. First-time honorees were Kate McGeever, Dianna Kurowyckyj and Carly Stote. As a team, the Wildcats amassed the 17th best cumulative GPA in the country and the second-highest among all New England schools. Filled with promise, this `Cats gymnastics team will be looking to raise the bar once again in 2012. The 2012 team motto is "Practice with Purpose/ Compete with Passion". The senior class has stepped into the leadership role with a smooth transition. They are led by Carr, who will serve as a co-captain with Connors, a junior. All four seniors are continuing to train at a high level and are expected to make an impact this season. Carr is training hard to step into an all-around spot, and she can continue to build her accolades in the record books when she competes on beam and floor, as well as her impressive vault (PB-9.85) and bars (PB-9.95). Her 9.95 on bars tied her for the school's all-time best on this event, and she has the potential to be a standout as an all-around competitor. Reibold is one of the most consistent and dependable performers on bars and beam and hit every bar set and all but one beam routine in 2011. She can always be counted on for a top score on bars (PB-9.85), beam (PB-9.875) and floor (PB-9.75). Tasia Percevecz is training vault, bars and floor and should make the most impact on floor (PB-9.8), where she is working on finishing with a 2/1 back. She is working hard to make the lineup on vaulting and bars as well. McGeever came into her own last season as one of the best in the floor lineup (PB-9.825). Her front tumbling makes her a standout as she opens with a front layout 2/1 full and every pass includes bonus skills. McGeever is also vying for a spot in a very competitive beam lineup. The junior class has talent on all four events. Connors will serve an important role as cocaptain for the 2012 team. Her leadership skills both on and off the floor were recognized by teammates when they elected her last spring. Connors' strengths 2011 Review/2012 Preview are vaulting, where she has the ability to stick a Yurchenko full (PB-9.825), and floor (PB-9.8), where she can be counted on to entertain with excellent tumbling and a great smile. Fobes should once again be a top all-arounder. She will be slowed at the beginning of the season while recovering from a wrist injury, but look for her to go after her personal bests on all events. � vault (PB-9.85), bars (PB-9.95), beam (PB-9.775), and floor (PB-9.875). She topped the 39 allaround mark three times in 2011, and when she is at her best, she can beat her 39.1 personal all-around high score. Jen Aucoin anchored the bar team last season (PB-9.85) and finished tied for second (9.8) at the EAGL meet with teammates Reibold and Fobes. Aucoin has the ability to compete on beam, floor and vaulting as well. She can make an impact on all four events, with bars and beam as her strengths. Becca Marrama has trained extremely hard to have a shot at the floor lineup and should also challenge for a spot on vaulting. Her combination tumbling is ready on floor, and she is working a front handspring front pike to add depth to the vaulting squad. Unfortunately, Kurowyckyj suffered a knee injury at December's "Meet the Team" event and will not see action this season. The sophomore class knows the expectations and challenges of a Division I program and all are ready to step up to both. Hannah Barile competed a great vault last season (PB-9.775), a piked Quervo (front handspring - � twist to a piked back flip), and needs to learn to "stick" this very difficult vault. Her new floor routine is upbeat and fun with some of the highest tumbling difficulty on the team, opening with a full-in. Jannelle Minichiello provided a strong first-up last year on beam (PB-9.725) and started the new season with a great floor routine at the "Meet the Team." She opens with a 2/1 Arabian (1/2 turn-double front) and finishes with a 2/1 back tuck. Her smile makes this a fun routine for fans to watch. Expect Jannelle to challenge for a spot in the bar lineup as well. Jillian Hudson trained hard this summer to return to form on every event. Vaulting (PB-9.775) is her best event, followed by floor and bars. She performs a great 2/1 pike, and finishes with a front Rudi (1 � twist) on floor and is very close to competing a Tkachev (reverse hecht) on bars. Erin Machado tallied one of the best scores (9.85) on floor exercise when she placed first last 22 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS season at the home meet against Bridgeport, but she suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon tear during warmup at the next home meet. However, Erin is back training all of her skills; expect her to again be a mainstay in the floor lineup and challenge on the other events. Stote rounds out the sophomore class and she could add depth, particularly on bars and floor, as she returns to action. The freshman class exhibits all aspects of the sport with excellent power, execution and grace. The grace and style of Kayla Gray is complemented by the power and quickness of Adrienne Hill. Gray nursed an abdominal strain all fall; however, she will anchor the beam team with one of the best sets in the country. Look for her to move into an all-around spot as the season progresses. Every skill Kayla competes is done with precision and clean execution. Hill has the ability to compete as an all-around with strengths on vault (Yurchenko full) and beam. She is quick and powerful on all four events and should become a solid competitor for this team. Erika Rudiger has impressed the coaching staff with her skill level and work ethic. She is one to watch as her skills are improving every day. Expect to see her in the lineup on vaulting (Yurchenko �), bars and floor with a chance to make the beam lineup as well. Alie Davis is a three-event threat with bars, beam and floor as her specialties. She has the style, grace and ability to compete on all three. Kelsey Fachini rounds out this class with two events that could be ready for competition: vaulting and bars. She is training a tucked Yurchenko full (9.9 SV) with hopes of escalating to a 10.0 vault in the near future. Her bar routine could entertain with a Geinger and a �-in �-out dismount. UNH gymnastics doesn't shy away from a highly competitive schedule. Coming to UNH this year will be Penn State (ranked 13th) on January 15; Pittsburgh follows a week later on January 21; Brown and Yale provide some New England competition on Feb 4 and EAGL rival west Virginia arrives in Durham on Feb. 25. The UNH Invitational has moved to March 3, with UNH playing host to Maryland, Bridgeport and Brown. Arizona (ranked 19th) will complete the final power-packed home schedule on March 11. The away schedule has the Wildcats opening very early after the holiday break at Rutgers on January 7. Northern Illinois, Penn and N.C. State will host the `Cats in January and February. The final regular season competition will feature a West Coast trip to Oregon State (ranked 7th) during the spring break. The EAGL Championships will be held at the University of Pittsburgh on March 24. The possible changing of league affiliation for some of the schools may make this one of the last EAGL Championships to include the majority of founding members. The prestige of this year's championship may provide for an emotional and tremendously competitive meet. Qualification to the NCAA Regional meet will be a straight formula for the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) counting the top 6 scores, with at least three of those from away meets, dropping the highest score and averaging the remaining five. When the RQS is determined, the top 36 teams will qualify to the NCAA Regional meets with the top 18 seeded into the six sites. Teams 19-36 will be organized into three pods (19-24, 25-30, and 31-36) and placed geographically at one of the six regional sites. Teams 19-24 will be placed geographically, then teams 25-30 will be placed followed by teams 31-36. This process will help balance the competitive strength of each regional site. Attention also will be given to conference rematches and/or rankings. The NCAA National Championship will feature the top two teams from each of the Regional meets, the top two individual all-arounders who are not part of an advancing team and any individual Regional event winners who are not part of a team or an all-around qualifier. The 2012 Championship will be held at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia, from April 20-22. The theme of "Practice with Purpose/Compete with Passion" for 2012 puts emphasis on making every practice count and enjoying every competition. The energy and team enthusiasm is key to success for the 2012 UNH Wildcats. 2011 Season Highs & Results UNH Gymnastics 2011 Season-Highs Name JEN AUCOIN HANNAH BARILE KATIE CALIENDO ALI CARR COURTNEY CONNORS AUSTYN FOBES JILLIAN HUDSON DIANNA KUROWYCKYJ KATIE LAWRENCE ERIN MACHADO KATE MCGEEVER JANNELLE MINICHIELLO TASIA PERCEVECZ DANIELLE REIBOLD CHELSEA STEINBERG TEAM Vault 9.775 9.800 9.850 9.825 9.850 9.775 Bars 9.850 9.850 9.950 9.500 9.850 Beam 9.775 9.800 9.775 9.625 9.875 9.725 9.900 49.125 9.850 9.750 49.225 9.800 9.875 48.825 Floor 9.875 9.800 9.875 39.100 All-Around 9.850 9.825 9.800 9.750 9.850 49.125 39.300 195.375 2011 UNH Gymnastics Results Date Jan 9, 2011 Jan 15, 2011 Jan 22, 2011 Jan 23, 2011 Jan 30, 2011 Feb 5, 2011 Feb 12, 2011 Opponent Rutgers at Maryland w/Air Force at Penn State at Pittsburgh Bridgeport Michigan (UNH Invitational) Michigan State Brown Alaska-Anchorage at West Virginia w/Florida w/George Washington at Bridgeport at LSU Central Michigan Brown UNH Score 194.5 192.3 194.475 193.75 194.025 195.375 194.65 Opponent Score 191.875 194.525 186.475 195.275 192.65 192.15 196.8 193.425 191.5 190.475 195.225 196.875 193.05 191.3 196.0 195.7 193.675 195.625 195.3 191.475 195.3 195.025 193.725 193.625 193.45 192.875 192.575 5th Place Result W L W L W W L W W W L L W W L L W L L W L W W W W W W 17-10 30th Feb 20, 2011 194.4 Feb 25, 2011 March 4, 2011 March 7, 2011 194.375 194.35 195.225 194.625 195.175-2nd place March 11, 2011 at Arizona w/BYU w/Texas Woman's March 19, 2011 EAGL Championship (at GW) North Carolina Maryland West Virginia Rutgers North Carolina State Pittsburgh George Washington Apr 2, 2011 NCAA Regionals (@ Oklahoma) 2011 Record Final National Ranking 194.5 COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 23 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE Wildcats To Watch Vault The 2012 vault squad is a great mix of experienced veterans and powerful newcomers. Nine UNH vault competitors have 10.0 start value vaults. Five returning athletes scored 9.75 or better last season. This event should be strong for the Wildcats. Austyn Fobes (pictured) has a dynamic and consistent Yurchenko full (round off onto the board, back handspring, back layout full). Once again she will be an anchor for vaulting. SV=10.0 Ali Carr returned to the lineup on vault last year and had an immediate impact. This event can be one of Ali's best, and when she is on, this vault can score with the best. She competes a powerful Yurchenko full and has great execution. SV=10.0 Cour tney Connors showed great consistency last year and will once again be counted on for her Yurchenko full. Her vaulting continues to improve each year and she has the ability to stick this vault more often than anyone else in the gym. SV=10.0 Jillian Hudson is showing her power and strength on this event. She has been one of the best all fall on this event and should be a solid contributor. She competes a Yurchenko full and has the control to stick her landings. SV=10.0 Hannah Barile is coming off a strong year on this event and is showing improvement on a vault that is already one of the most difficult being performed in collegiate gymnastics. She competes a Quervo (front handspring, half twist back pike salto off). This unique vault has great potential, and she does it with power and style. SV=10.0 Erika Rudiger is a newcomer who has learned a Yurchenko half this fall and can really fly. She is a powerful athlete that has an unmatched work ethic. This could be one of the Wildcats' best vaults this season. SV=10.0 Adrienne Hill also competes a Yurchenko full and has the ability to break into a very competitive lineup for the `Cats. Once she gets consistent this will be a great vault for the team. SV=10.0 Kayla Gray SV=10.0, Tasia Percevecz SV=10.0, Jen Aucoin SV=9.9 and Kelsey Fachini SV=9.9 are all training on vault and should be ready to compete. They each have the potential to contribute on this event. Returnees: Jen Aucoin, Hannah Barile, Ali Carr, Courtney Connors, Austyn Fobes, Jillian Hudson, Dianna Kurowyckyj, Erin Machado, Becca Marrama, Kate McGeever, Jannelle Minichiello, Tasia Percevecz, Danielle Reibold, Carly Stote Newcomers: Alie Davis, Kelsey Fachini, Kayla Gray, Adrienne Hill, Erika Rudiger Uneven Bars With the loss of two routines in graduating Katie Lawrence and Chelsea Steinberg, the Wildcat bar squad will be looking for some new routines to fill in the gaps. The returning lineup is solid and has a great corps of athletes to build from. Depth will be an issue, but there is great potential for an outstanding bar lineup again this year. Fobes has proven to be one of the top competitors in the nation on this event (PB of 9.95) and will once again be a dynamic force. She competes a high-flying Tkachev, Pak salto and competed a double layout dismount last season. She is working on adding a full twist to the dismount. She has shown she can do this routine with perfect execution. Danielle Reibold swings beautifully with a blind full Geinger overshoot combination. The team's most reliable competitor, Danielle has the ability to score very high on this event. She is an anchor and can be counted on to give her team a big boost on bars. Carr (pictured) has a Jaeger that soars above the bar and is hoping to add a Tkachev this year to an already exciting bar routine. She has solidified her dismount (double lay out) and has the potential to be one of the team's highest scoring bar competitors. Ali is always fun to watch on this event. Aucoin returns to this event having scored extremely well for the Wildcats at the end of last year. She swings a dynamic, clean routine that the judges love and she should be a solid competitor again this year. She does a unique free hip circle hop hand change to an immediate straddle back handstand which is loaded with judging bonus points. Rudiger has speed and power that helps her improve every day. She can be an outstanding uneven bar competitor and should compete a dynamic routine including a Jaeger and a double lay out dismount. This one could be a Wildcat to watch! Hudson can perform a solid 10.0 routine and she is training to add a Tkachev. When she adds this major release she could be one of the team's better competitors. She is a reliable performer without the new release, but is working hard to enhance this routine with the Tkachev this season. Gray has the potential to be great on this event. She has beautiful lines and swing skills that are flawless. She has been hampered all fall with an injury, but should be able to get ready as the year progresses. She has the ability to make a big difference on this event, and we look forward to seeing her develop into a top bar performer. Hill can swing with power and shows a great deal of promise on this event. She is also working a Tkachev and should be able to add this to an already solid routine. The potential is there and she is working hard to get into the mix. Alie Davis also has great potential on this event. She performs a very dynamic Pak salto and can do a number of combinations for bonus. She needs to upgrade her dismount and is working towards that goal. She can execute with a clean style and has the ability to score well on this event. Barile rounds out the top 10 on bars and needs to solidify a few elements to be a strong contender for the lineup. Like Aucoin she does a unique combination with a hop change to straddle back handstand which she is attempting to combine with another skill to add connection bonus. Jannelle Minichiello, Dianna Kurowyckyj, Fachini and Percevecz will be ready to step up and compete. Each has the ability to put a solid routine together for the `Cats. 24 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS Wildcats To Watch Balance Beam This year's beam lineup will be difficult to decide. The potential on this event is as good as it has ever been, and it should be a great event for the Wildcats. Even though the team graduated three outstanding routine performers from last year, the veterans and newcomers have combined to provide a solid lineup once again. Leadership will come from the youngsters on this event with Kayla Gray and Adrienne Hill showing great promise. Gray is already known as one of the top balance beam performers in the country. Kayla performs the unique combination of front aerial directly connected to backto-back side aerials. She has outstanding credentials on this event and is one of those individuals who is stunning on beam. She has a unique routine and has an artistry and style that will catch everyone's eye. Reibold has been a steadying force for the `Cats on this event and will continue to serve in that role as a senior. She mounts with a difficult front tuck wolf jump and has great rhythm throughout the routine. The team can count on Danie, and she will once again lead the squad on beam. Minichiello (pictured) was placed in the role of being first up on beam last year and proved she can handle the pressure and bring a solid performance. She will once again be counted on to be a factor on this event. She is training a triple flight of back handspring-layoutlayout and also does a front tuck on the beam. She has continued to improve her consistency and has looked great all fall. Adrienne Hill is one of the newcomers who shows signs of being one of the best for the `Cats on beam. She is a solid performer with great skills and the ability to hit when it counts. Carr has been working hard to add this event and is training a front aerial to back handspring-back layout. She is a stylish beam performer who has the ability to bring a high number for the team. Confidence is the key for Ali and she is gaining that every day. Floor Exercise Again two top floor routines have been lost to graduation, but the addition of some very talented freshmen and a couple of the sophomores stepping up should make up for the loss. Once again this event should prove to be a crowd pleaser. High-flying acrobatics and fun choreography are what Wildcat floor exercise is all about. Fobes will be competing for the number one spot all year long. This is another excellent event for Austyn, and she has all the skills and the performance to win the event every time out. She has a variety of potential tumbling passes with the ability to compete a full-in, front 2/1 full-punch front, front layout-front full, Rudi and double pike. Gray will grab your attention on this event, as well, and has one of the prettiest styles we have ever had on the team. Her dance is beautiful, and once she has her tumbling down she will be a collegiate favorite. Kate McGeever proved she is a competitor last season, and she will be bringing a new routine to the floor this year. She has a great look on floor and can front tumble with the best athletes in the college game. Rudiger has been impressive this fall with a double lay out for an opening pass and a high double pike to finish her routine. Power is the operative term used when talking about Erika, and she has plenty of it. This routine can fly! Connors returns this year and will try to upgrade her tumbling to finish her routine with a double tuck. She should open with a double pike and has a Rudi-layout for the middle pass. Her smile and impressive tumbling make this a favorite routine to watch. Percevecz is also trying to upgrade her last pass to a double back and has a newly choreographed routine. She was solid last year and will once again be a factor on this event. Barile is one of our sophomores who has stepped up and should be a big contributor on this event. She should be able to compete a full in for a first pass and a double back to finish. This is going to be a great routine for the `Cats. Minichiello is the other sophomore who spent last year recovering from a broken ankle suffered in high school and is ready to Fobes again has the ability to look great on this event. It has been a challenging apparatus for Austyn; however, she is working hard to make it one of her debut an outstanding floor routine. She has the ability to do a double best events. She has the skill level, but needs to be more consistent. Her back Arabian for a first pass and also finish her routine with a double back. handspring two feet layout and side somi are impressive and her dance is clean. Carr and Machado (pictured) have excellent floor routines and could Kurowyckyj is a natural on beam. This is her best event and she has that ability to easily compete this year. Ali has a classic style with explosive tumbling stay on the beam even when things may be slightly off. She has a proven record while Erin has an uncanny awareness and can stick every landing. They here and should be a solid performer with a back handspring-layout, side somi both can score on floor. and roundoff back 1 � twist dismount. Hudson and Reibold can be solid on floor. Each has a great deal of Rudiger and Davis are newcomers, but like Gray and Hill, they can make a big experience that can be called upon if needed. impact. They have the skills and style to get the job done and will gain experience Becca Marrama, Davis and Aucoin all have the ability to step in and as the year progresses. perform at a high level. On an event with this much talent it is difficult to Erin Machado, Barile, and Hudson all have a great skill level and will be available crack the lineup, but at any point any of these athletes could see action. for action. They are right in the mix and at any given time could crack the lineup. Aucoin can also perform at a very high level on this event. Her speed and style are a plus, and she has the ability to compete a triple flight of back handspringlayout-layout. She will challenge for a spot in the lineup. COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 25 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE EAGL AtPittsburgh'sFitzgeraldFieldHouse(Pittsburgh,Pa.) What does "EAGL" stand for? Coaches from four different conferences joined together 16 years ago to form the "East Atlantic Gymnastics League" to provide top caliber competition for some strong women's gymnastics teams. Teams from the America East (UNH), Big East (West Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers), Atlantic Coast Conference (North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Maryland) and Colonial Athletic Association (Towson) initiated one of the strongest postseason meets in the country. Since 2005, George Washington University, an Atlantic 10 team, has replaced Towson. Every team in the league has improved and added top recruits so this championship should be very exciting. 2012EAGLChampionship Saturday,March24,2p.m. 2011 EAGL Championship 1. North Carolina 195.300 2. New Hampshire 195.175 3. Maryland 195.025 4. West Virginia 193.725 5. Rutgers 193.625 6. North Carolina State 193.450 7. Pittsburgh 192.875 8. George Washington 192.575 2010 EAGL Championship 1. North Carolina 196.025 2. North Carolina State 195.700 3. West Virginia 195.075 4. New Hampshire 194.700 5. Pittsburgh 194.400 6. Maryland 194.200 7. George Washington 193.575 8. Rutgers 187.650 2009 EAGL Championship 1. North Carolina State 195.700 2. West Virginia 195.500 3. North Carolina 194.825 4. Pittsburgh 194.675 5. New Hampshire 194.650 6. Maryland 194.525 7. George Washington 193.050 189.125 8. Rutgers 2008 EAGL Championship 1. West Virginia 196.050 2. North Carolina State 195.475 3. New Hampshire 194.550 4. North Carolina 193.950 5. Maryland 193.375 6. Pittsburgh 193.175 7. George Washington 192.975 8. Rutgers 189.025 2007 EAGL Championship 1. North Carolina State 195.475 2. West Virginia 195.300 3. North Carolina 194.925 4. Pittsburgh 194.150 5. George Washington 192.775 6. Rutgers 192.600 7. New Hampshire 191.525 8. Maryland 191.175 2006 EAGL Championship 1. North Carolina 195.325 2. North Carolina State 195.075 3. West Virginia 194.900 4. New Hampshire 194.450 5. Maryland 194.175 6. George Washington 193.775 7. Rutgers 191.425 8. Pittsburgh 190.225 2005 EAGL Championship 1. . North Carolina 195.975 2T. Maryland 195.200 2T. West Virginia 195.200 4. North Carolina State 194.975 5. George Washington 194.200 6. New Hampshire 193.250 7. Rutgers 192.625 8. Pittsburgh 191.100 2004 EAGL Championship 1. West Virginia 197.050 2. North Carolina 196.725 3. North Carolina State 196.600 4. Pittsburgh 196.050 5. Maryland 196.025 195.950 6. New Hampshire 194.650 7. Towson 8. Rutgers 192.475 2003 EAGL Championship 196.750 1. New Hampshire 196.675 2. North Carolina State 196.025 3. North Carolina 195.775 4T. Towson 4T. Maryland 195.775 6. West Virginia 195.650 7. Pittsburgh 193.975 8. Rutgers 193.025 2002 EAGL Championship 1. North Carolina 196.425 2. West Virginia 196.025 3. Maryland 194.825 4. North Carolina State 194.725 5. New Hampshire 194.375 6. Pittsburgh 194.275 7. Rutgers 192.700 8. Towson 192.350 2001 EAGL Championship 1. West Virginia 196.375 2. Maryland 195.875 3. Towson 194.600 4. New Hampshire 194.375 5. North Carolina 193.325 6. North Carolina State 193.275 7. Rutgers 191.825 8. Pittsburgh 191.025 2000 EAGL Championship 1. North Carolina State 196.000 2. Pittsburgh 195.275 3. Maryland 195.050 4. Towson 195.025 5. West Virginia 194.700 6. New Hampshire 194.550 7. North Carolina 194.475 8. Rutgers 191.625 1999 EAGL Championship 1. North Carolina State 196.050 2. Maryland 195.475 3. New Hampshire 194.800 4. North Carolina 194.675 5. Towson 194.325 194.100 6. West Virginia 192.850 7. Pittsburgh 192.375 8. Rutgers 1998 EAGL Championship 195.500 1. West Virginia 193.850 2. New Hampshire 193.825 3. North Carolina State 192.675 4. Maryland 192.450 5. Towson 192.225 6. Pittsburgh 7. North Carolina 190.975 8. Rutgers 190.875 1997 EAGL Championship 1. West Virginia 196.000 2. North Carolina State 195.100 3. New Hampshire 193.100 4. Pittsburgh 192.850 5. North Carolina 192.325 6. Towson 192.100 7. Maryland 191.775 8. Rutgers 190.050 1996 EAGL Championship 1. West Virginia 194.600 2. Towson 193.725 3. North Carolina State 192.300 4. Maryland 192.250 5. New Hampshire 191.700 6. North Carolina 189.300 7. Pittsburgh 189.150 8. Rutgers 188.000 2003 EAGL Champions - UNH 26 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS History & Records 2012 COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 27 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE Top Wildcat Team Scores Rank Score Year Opponent UNH Record Book Wildcat Top Individual Scorers Rk. All-Around 1. Amanda Hall 2. Amanda Hall Amanda Hall 4. Jen Dickson Amanda Hall Jen Dickson Amanda Hall Amanda Hall 9. Cara Lepper Jen Dickson Amanda Hall Rk. Vault 1. Lori Brady Tara Phillips 3. Lori Brady Lori Brady Meghan Ochs Amanda Hall Tara Phillips 8. Helena Diodati Amanda Hall Amanda Hall Amanda Hall Amanda Hall Rk. Bars 1. Karen Olsson Mariana Pe�a Trestini Ali Carr Austyn Fobes 5. Cara Lepper Rose Kosowski Helena Diodati 8. Cara Lepper (six) Crystal Beak (twice) Jen Dickson (twice) Nicole Mullins Anne Woynerowski Wendy Wheaton Mariana Pe�a Trestini Rebekah Porter Helena Diodati Diane Grey Ali Carr Rk. 1. 2. 3. Score 39.475 39.450 39.450 39.425 39.425 39.425 39.425 39.425 39.400 39.400 39.400 Score 10.000 10.000 9.950 9.950 9.950 9.950 9.950 9.925 9.925 9.925 9.925 9.925 Score 9.950 9.950 9.950 9.950 9.925 9.925 9.925 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 Date 3/06/04 3/08/03 1/31/04 2/22/03 3/01/03 3/08/03 2/21/03 1/22/05 3/20/99 3/01/03 3/20/04 Date 1/18/92 3/29/03 2/22/91 3/28/92 3/24/95 3/14/03 3/14/03 1/3/09 3/22/03 3/29/03 3/08/06 3/17/06 Date 3/15/93 2/27/04 2/12/10 3/7/11 2/12/99 2/04/01 2/12/10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 196.750 196.675 196.450 196.375 196.225 195.950 195.900 195.825 195.800 195.625 195.600 2003 2003 2004 2004 2009 2004 2003 1997 2003 2004 2004 EAGL Championship Towson NC State, Yale Penn State North Carolina EAGL Championship NC State Central Michigan Bridgeport Pittsburgh Missouri Amanda Hall `06 - Top AA & Floor All Time Top Event Scores Event Score Year Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor Exercise 49.475 49.300 49.325 49.400 2003 2010 2003 2001, 2004 Lori Brady '92 - Top Vault Tara Phillips '05 - Top Vault Amanda Hall `06 1000 Career Point Club* Amanda Hall - '06 Jennifer Dickson -'04 Michelle Harley -'03 Nicole Mullins -'94 Vanessa James -'05 Karen Olsson -'94 Chelsea Steinberg -'11 Denise Gregorio -'99 Cara Lepper -'00 Justine Turner - `09 Suzanne Poretz -'01 Helena Diodati -'10 Amy Ehle -'95 Mariana Pe�a Trestini- `06 Rose Kosowski -'01 Jana Reardon -'97 Jill Cavalieri -'99 Wendy Wheaton -'01 Amy Roberts -'98 Meghan Ochs -'97 Rebekah Porter - `08 Taryn LaFountain -'10 Jen Symecko -'98 Bethany Wagner -'02 2066.600 1812.975 1731.175 1701.450 1605.750 1575.500 1531.200 1497.525 1354.550 1248.450 1234.525 1222.375 1213.800 1212.700 1207.050 1184.825 1167.100 1127.525 1090.575 1088.975 1040.850 1015.500 1011.150 1009.700 3/15/93 3/12/98 3/23/01 3/4/06 3/22/08 2/17/07 2/14/09 2/28/09 Date 3/23/96 3/20/99 2/12/00 2/26/00 1/12/97 3/8/03 3/14/04 3/26/06 2/10/07 3/3/01 3/29/03 1/12/07 3/6/04 Beam Score Cara Lepper 10.000 Cara Lepper 9.975 Cara Lepper 9.950 Karen Olsson '94 - Top Bars Cara Leppper 9.950 5. Cara Lepper 9.925 Michelle Harley 9.925 Jayne Propert 9.925 Mariana Pe�a Trestini 9.925 Keeley Smith 9.925 10. Crystal Beak 9.900 Vanessa Berrios 9.900 Beth Bronson 9.900 Jen Dickson 9.900 Michelle Harley (three) 9.900 Taryn LaFountain (three) 9.900 Cara Lepper (eight) 9.900 Mariana Pe�a Trestini (four) 9.900 Ali Carr `12 - Top Bars Cara Lepper `00 - Top Beam Jayne Propert (two) 9.900 Rk. Floor Score 1. Amanda Hall 9.975 Amanda Hall 9.975 Mariana Pe�a Trestini 9.975 4. Amanda Hall 9.950 Amanda Hall 9.950 6. Jen Dickson 9.925 Amanda Hall (twice) 9.925 Vanessa James 9.925 Rose Kosowski (twice) 9.925 Taryn LaFountain 9.925 Cara Lepper 9.925 Mariana Pena Trestini `06 Heaher Moore 9.925 Top Bars & Floor Mariana Pe�a Trestini (three) 9.925 Katie Revis 9.925 Amy Roberts 9.925 Julie Sauchuk 9.925 Wendy Wheaton 9.925 Date 1/22/05 2/19/05 2/19/05 3/14/04 3/20/04 3/1/03 2/27/04 1/17/10 3/17/97 3/20/04 2/16/02 3/17/97 2/12/10 2/23/01 Austyn Fobes `13 Top Bars * records from 1991 to 2009 - special thanks to Larry Amelkovich for all his work on records & statistics. 28 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS In memory of Mr. Robert Houston, Sr., 9.5 CLUB Wildcat Honor roll ECAC ACADEMIC GYMNAST OF THE YEAR 1993 Nicole Mullins NACGC/w SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICANS 1990 Diane Aubut, Susie Quinlan, Dina Peterson 1991 Dana Brodin, Nicole Mullins, Laura Paredes 1992 Nicole Mullins 1993 Nicole Mullins, Kim Goulding 1994 Nicole Mullins 1995 Kim Purcaro 1996 Kim Purcaro 1997 Katy Fader 1998 Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Laurie Parlin, Jen Symecko, Kathy Thickman 1999 Katie Baldwin, Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Lisa Koning, Cara Lepper, Laurie Parlin, Kathy Thickman, Karen Wisell 2000 Katie Baldwin, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Michelle Harley, Kathy Thickman 2001 Alicia Gomes, Michelle Harley, Wendy Wheaton 2002 Michelle Harley 2003 Candice Carbone, Mellory Giberson, Michelle Harley, Bethany Storck 2004 Crystal Beak, Jen Dickson, Mellory Giberson, Amanda Hall, Heather Moore 2005 Vanessa Berrios, Amanda Hall, Rebekah Porter 2006 Amanda Hall, Lindsay Kovary, Rebekah Porter 2007 Kelsey Alwin, Beth Bronson, Helena Diodati, Lindsay Kovary, Rebekah Porter, Keeley Smith 2008 Kelsey Alwin, Beth Bronson, Katie Caliendo,Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Fairen Plummer, Rebekah Porter, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg 2009 Kelsey Alwin, Katie Caliendo, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Taryn LaFountain, Katie Lawrence, Danielle Reibold, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg 2010 Kelsey Alwin, Ali Carr, Katie Caliendo, Courtney Connors, Diane Grey, Taryn LaFountain, Katie Lawrence, Danielle Reibold, Andie Sablosky, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg 2011 Katie Caliendo, Ali Carr, Courtney Connors, Dianna Kurowyckyj, Katie Lawrence, Kate McGeever, Danielle Reibold, Chelsea Steinberg, Carly Stote EAGL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 1996 Jill Cavalieri, Stacey Evans, Denise Gregorio, Laurie Parlin, Kim Purcaro, Amy Roberts, Jen Symecko, Alana Webb 1997 Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Denise Gregorio, Laurie Parlin, Jana Reardon, Amy Roberts, Jen Symecko, Kathy Thickman, Alana Webb 1998 Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Denise Gregorio, Laurie Parlin, Suzanne Poretz, Amy Roberts, Jen Symecko, Kathy Thickman, Wendy Wheaton, Karen Wisell 1999 Katie Baldwin, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Bethany Haynes, Lisa Koning, Cara Lepper, Katie Revis, Kathy Thickman, Wendy Wheaton 2000 Katie Baldwin, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Kathy Thickman, Wendy Wheaton 2001 Crystal Beak, Jennifer Dickson, Sara Gurka, Michelle Harley, Erin Malinak, Suzanne Poretz 2002 Crystal Beak, Lindsay Berrios, Michelle Harley, Vanessa James, Jayne Propert, Bethany Wagner 2003 Crystal Beak, Candice Carbone, Jen Dickson, Mellory Giberson, Amanda Hall, Michelle Harley, Mariana Pe�a Trestini, Bethany Storck 2004 Crystal Beak, Lindsay Berrios, Jen Dickson, Mellory Giberson, Amanda Hall, Vanessa James, Brieyn McNamara, Heather Moore 2005 Vanessa Berrios, Jaime deMello, Amanda Hall, Vanessa James, Zo� Magiros, Heather Moore, Mariana Pe�a Trestini, Rebekah Porter 2006 Amanda Hall, Lindsay Kovary, Zo� Magiros, Heather Moore, Rebekah Porter 2007 Kelsey Alwin, Beth Bronson, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Jennifer Jones, Lindsay Kovary, Heather Moore, Rebekah Porter, Keeley Smith 2008 Kelsey Alwin, Beth Bronson, Katie Caliedno, Helena Diodati, Annalea Fink, Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Fairen Plummer, Rebekah Porter, Katelyn Schenkel, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg 2009 Kelsey Alwin, Taryn Archambault, Katie Caliendo, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Taryn LaFountain, Katie Lawrence, Danielle Reibold, Andie Sablosky, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg, Justine Turner 2010 Kelsey Alwin, Taryn Archambault, Katie Caliendo, Ali Carr, Courtney Connors, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Taryn LaFountain, Katie Lawrence, Kate McGeever, Danielle Reibold, Andie Sablosky, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg 2011 the Wildcats #1 fan KelseyAlwin '10 TarynArchambault '11 BetsyAnderson `90 Jen Aucoin `13 LoriBrady `92 KatieBaldwin `00 Hannah Barile `14 CrystalBeak `04 LindsayBerrios `06 VanessaBerrios `05 BethBronson `08 KatieCaliendo '11 DianeCarlin `85 Ali Carr `12 JillCavalieri `99 MelissaC�sar '09 Courtney Connors `13 PattyConverse `89 JanDalziel `93 JaimedeMello `07 JenDickson `04 HelenaDiodati '10 AmyDowd `92 AmyEhle `95 StaceyEvans `96 KatyFader `00 Austyn Fobes `13 MelloryGiberson `04 AliciaGomes `01 KimGoulding `93 DeniseGregorio `99 DianeGrey '10 AmandaHall `06 MichelleHarley `03 Jillian Hudson `14 VanessaJames `05 JenniferJones `07 LisaKoning `00 RoseKosowski `01 LindsayKovary '09 Dianna Kurowyckyj `13 TarynLaFountain '10 KatieLawrence `11 CaraLepper `99 JenListon '10 Erin Machado `14 Zo�Magiros '08 ErinMalinak `03 KellyMarks `92 Kate McGeever `12 BrieMcNamara `04 Jannelle Minichiello `14 HeatherMoore `07 NicoleMullins `94 MeghanOchs `97 KarenOlsson `94 LauraParedes `91 KendraPaquin '08 LaurieParlin `99 MarianaPe�aTrestini `06 Tasia Percevecz `12 DinaPeterson `90 TaraPhillips `05 FairenPlummer '08 SuzannePoretz `01 JaynePropert `05 KimPurcaro `96 SusieQuinlan `91 JanaReardon `97 Danielle Reibold `12 KatieRevis `02 AmyRoberts `98 AndieSablosky '11 JulieSauchuk `10 KatelynSchenkel `08 KeeleySmith '10 KimSmith `94 ChelseaSteinberg '11 BethanyStorck `06 JenSymecko `98 ChristaTafaro '08 KathyThickman `00 MichelleTotz `05 JustineTurner '09 KerryUlrich `95 NikkiVillella `97 BethanyWagner `02 WendyWheaton `01 KarenWisell `99 AnneWoynerowski `99 Jen Aucoin, Hannah Barile, Danielle Bonner, Katie Caliendo, Ali Carr, Courtney Connors, Jillian Hudson, Dianna Kurowyckyj, Katie Lawrence, Erin Machado, Kate McGeever, Jannelle Minichiello, Danielle Reibold, Chelsea Steinberg, Carly Stote UNH Athletic Awards ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AwARD 1985 Laura Cavanaugh 1991 Susie Quinlan 1994 Nicole Mullins 2008 Rebekah Porter - Dean Williamson JANE BLALOCK ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AwARD 1988 Laura Paredes 1989 Lori Brady 1992 Kim Smith 1994 Jana Reardon 1996 Cara Lepper wILDCAT wINNERS CIRCLE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AwARD 1986 Peggy Donovan 1987 Linda Glatte 1990 Susie Quinlan 1993 Nicole Mullins UNH wOMAN ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 1983 Laura Cavanaugh 1984 Diane Carlin 1985 Diane Carlin 1991 Lori Brady 1992 Lori Brady 1994 Karen Olsson JIM URQUHART STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AwARD 2006 Amanda Hall UNH ACADEMIC ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENTS 1993 Stacey Evans, Jane LaBombard, Nicole Mullins, Kim Purcaro 1994 Stacey Evans, Nicole Mullins, Kim Purcaro 1995 Stacey Evans, Cori McMenamin, Kim Purcaro 1996 Stacey Evans, Denise Gregorio, Laurie Parlin, Kim Purcaro, Amy Roberts 1997 Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Laurie Parlin, Amy Roberts, Kathy Thickman 1998 Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Laurie Parlin, Amy Roberts, Jen Symecko, Kathy Thickman 1999 Katie Baldwin, Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Bethany Haynes, Laurie Parlin, Katie Revis, Kathy Thickman 2000 Katie Baldwin, Beth Carpenter, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Michelle Harley, Kate Krawiec, Kathy Thickman 2001 Crystal Beak, Sara Gurka, Michelle Harley, Wendy Wheaton 2002 Lindsay Berrios, Michelle Harley 2003 Candice Carbone, Mellory Giberson, Amanda Hall, Michelle Harley, Bethany Storck, Mariana Pe�a Trestini 2004 Crystal Beak, Jen Dickson, Mellory Giberson, Amanda Hall, Heather Moore (Awards ended in 2004) UNH/NCAA HANES wOMAN OF THE YEAR 1992 Lori Brady UNH wILDCAT wINNERS CIRCLE HALL OF HONOR 1995 Diane (Carlin) Nardi 1998 Lori (Brady) Johnson 2000 Edie (Sutton) Hagendoorn UNH wILDCAT ATHLETIC COUNCIL HALL OF FAME 2001 Karen (Olsson) Broderick 2003 Laura (Cavanaugh) Hsiung `03 Hall of Fame Inductee Laura (Cavanaugh-'85) Hsiung with husband Shang along with Gail Goodspeed and Ed Datti COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 29 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE Champions & Awards NCAA All-American Lori Brady `92 NCAA All American - Vault `92 NCAA Championship Individual Qualifier - Vault `89, `91 & `92 Regional Champion - Vault `89, `91 & `92 All Northeast - '89, `91 & `92 ECAC Gymnast of the Year - `90 & `91 ECAC Champion - Vault `90, `91 & `92 ECAC Champion - All-Around `90 & `92 ECAC Champion - Bars and Floor `92 Northeast Regional Champions 1989 1991 1992 1994 1995 1997 2005 2006 Lori Brady - Vault Lori Brady - Vault Lori Brady - Vault, Nicole Mullins - Bars Karen Olsson - AA, Jana Reardon - AA, Kim Smith - Floor Meghan Ochs - Vault, Floor Cara Lepper - Beam Vanessa Berrios - Beam Amanda Hall - Floor 1994 ECAC Rookie of the Year Jana Reardon EAGL Champions 1996 1997 1998 2002 2003 2005 2006 2009 Cara Lepper - Bars Cara Lepper - Beam Amy Roberts - Floor Michelle Harley - Beam Tara Phillips - Vault Amanda Hall - Vault Mariana Pe�a Trestini - Beam Chelsea Steinberg - Beam NIT All-American First Team 1993 - Karen Olsson - AA; Nicole Mullins - Floor, Bars Amanda Hall '06 NIT All-American Second Team 1993 Nicole Mullins - AA; Jan Dalziel - AA; Karen Olsson - Vault, Floor Karen Olsson `94 Led team to `94 NCAA Championship NCAA Championship Qualifier `91-All-Around Regional All-Around Co-Champion `94 All Northeast - `91,93 & `94 ECAC Gymnast of the Year `94 ECAC Vault Champion `93 NCAA Championship Qualifier '06 All-Around Regional Floor Champion '06 EAGL Gymnast of the Year '05 EAGL Vault Champion '05 Chelsea Steinberg - '09 EAGL Beam Champion EAGL Gymnast of the Year 2001 2005 1996 2000 2001 EAGL Rookie of the Year EAGL All-League Selections Cara Lepper Michelle Harley Jen Dickson Suzanne Poretz Amanda Hall Karen Olsson and Nicole Mullins NIT All-Americans Nicole Mullins `94 Led team to `94 NCAA Championship NCAA Championship Qualifier `92 - Bars Regional Bars Champion `92 All Northeast - `92, `93 & `94 ECAC Academic Gymnast of the Year `93 ECAC All-Around and Bars Champion `93 ECAC All-Around, Bars, and Beam Champion `94 NCAA Championship National Qualifiers 1989 1991 1992 1994 1997 2001 2005 2006 1981 1978 1978 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 Lori Brady - Vault Lori Brady - Vault, Karen Olsson - AA Lori Brady - Vault, Nicole Mullins - Bars Team - 12th place Cara Lepper - Beam Suzanne Poretz - AA Vanessa Berrios - Beam Amanda Hall - AA Lucia Cancelmo and Edie Sutton - AA UNH Team - 15th place Denise Walker, Edie Sutton Edie Sutton Edie Sutton, Lucia Cancelmo Lucia Cancelmo, Diane Carlin Laura Cavanaugh, Jayne Dean Lucia Cancelmo, Diane Carlin, Laura Cavanaugh, Jayne Dean, Nancy McCarrick Diane Carlin Laura Cavanaugh Lori Brady, Susie Quinlan, Kelly Marks Dina Peterson Lori Brady, Karen Olsson Lori Brady, Amy Dowd, Nicole Mullins Nicole Mullins, Karen Olsson, Kim Purcaro, Kerry Ulrich Karen Olsson, Jana Reardon, Nicole Mullins, Kim Smith Stacey Evans, Meghan Ochs, Jana Reardon Cara Lepper Cara Lepper (Awards ended in 1998) AIAW National Qualifiers All-Northeast 1996 Jana Reardon, Amy Roberts, Cara Lepper 1997 Denise Gregorio, Cara Lepper, Jill Caval ieri, Katy Fader, Amy Roberts, Jana Reardon, Anne Woynerowski 1998 Jill Cavalieri, Denise Gregorio, Suzanne Poretz, Amy Roberts, Kathy Thickman, Wendy Wheaton 1999 Cara Lepper, Suzanne Poretz, Wendy Wheaton 2000 Michelle Harley, Rose Kosowski, Cara Lepper, Bethany Wagner, Wendy Wheaton 2001 Michelle Harley, Rose Kosowski, Suzanne Poretz, Wendy Wheaton 2002 Jen Dickson, Michelle Harley, Katie Revis, Vanessa Berrios `05 Cara Lepper `99 Bethany Wagner Northeast Regional Champion NCAA Championship Qualifier `97 2003 Jen Dickson, Amanda Hall, Michelle Beam Regional Beam Champion `97 NCAA Championship Qualifier Harley, Tara Phillips, Jayne Propert All Northeast - '96 & `97 '05 - Beam 2004 Jen Dickson, Amanda Hall, Vanessa EAGL Beam Champion `97 EAGL Bars Champion `96 James, Mariana Pe�a Trestini EAGL Rookie of the Year `96 2005 Amanda Hall, Vanessa James, Jen Jones, Mariana Pe�a Trestini 2006 Amanda Hall, Jen Jones, Mariana Pe�a Trestini, Justine Turner 2007 Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Taryn LaFountain, Fairen Plummer, Keeley Smith, Justine Turner 2008 Kelsey Alwin, Helena Diodati, Taryn LaFountain, Rebekah Porter, Chelsea Suzanne Poretz `01 EAGL Gymnast of the Year Steinberg, Justine Turner NCAA Championship Qualifier 2009 Katie Caliendo, Ali Carr, Helena Diodati, '01 - All-Around Diane Grey, Taryn LaFountain, Danielle Reibold, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg, Justine Turner ECAC Champions 2010 Helena Diodati, Taryn LaFountain, 1984 Diane Carlin - AA, Jayne Dean - Bars, Danielle Reibold, Julie Sauchuk, Kim Sonier - Floor Chelsea Steinberg 1985 Diane Carlin - AA, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor 2011 Ali Carr, Austyn Fobes, Katie Lawrence Laura Cavanaugh - Vault Danielle Reibold, Chelsea Steinberg 1986 Patty Converse - AA, Bars, Beam, Floor EAGL All-Tournament Team 1990 Lori Brady - AA, Vault 2008 Kelsey Alwin, Katie Caliendo, 1991 Lori Brady - Vault Helena Diodati, Taryn LaFountain, 1992 Lori Brady - AA, Vault, Bars, Floor Rebekah Porter, Keeley Smith, 1993 Nicole Mullins - AA, Bars, Karen Olsson - Vault Justine Turner 1994 Nicole Mullins - AA, Bars, Beam 2009 Ali Carr, Diane Grey, Danielle Reibold, Jana Reardon - Vault, Floor Julie Sauchuk, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg 1995 Meghan Ochs - Vault, Jana Reardon - AA, Floor 2010 Kelsey Alwin, Katie Caliendo, Courtney ECAC Gymnast of the Year Connors, Helena Diodati, Austyn Fobes, Diane Grey, Katie Lawrence, Danielle 1990 Lori Brady Reibold, Chelsea Steinberg 1991 Lori Brady 2011 Jen Aucoin, Ali Carr, Katie Caliendo, 1994 Karen Olsson Austyn Fobes, Katie Lawrence, Danielle 1995 Jana Reardon Reibold, Chelsea Steinberg 30 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS Highlights of Recent Years 2011 � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � 17-10 record - Season-high score of 195.375 Head coach Gail Goodspeed's 500th career victory at UNH 5th place finish at NCAA Norman Regional EAGL runner-up finish; best result since 2003 championship Chelsea Steinberg earns Team MVP for 2nd straight season, finishes 7th all-time at UNH with 1,531.2 points 9.9 scores reached by Chelsea Steinberg (9.9, vault) and Austyn Fobes (9.95, bars) Fobes ties school record with 9.95 on bars March 7 Team earns NCAA Academic Performance Rate (APR) Public Recognition Award, one of only two D-I N.E. gymnastics programs (Yale) feted for demonstrating commitment to academic progress Ali Carr (Vault), Austyn Fobes (Floor, AA), Danielle Reibold (Bars) named to All-EAGL First Team; Katie Lawrence (Beam) and Chelsea Steinberg (Vault, Beam, Floor, AA) tally Second Team honors. Nine gymnasts named NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans: Katie Caliendo, Ali Carr, Courtney Connors, Dianna Kurowyckyj, Katie Lawrence, Kate McGeever, Danielle Reibold, Chelsea Steinberg, Carly Stote Two EAGL Gymnasts of Week (Chelsea Steinberg, Austyn Fobes) 16-6 record -Season-high score of 195.2 4th at the Northeast NCAA Regional Championship 4th at the EAGL Championship 9.9 scores or above reached 6 times: Bars- Ali Carr 9.95, Helena Diodati 9.925; Floor - Taryn Lafountain -9.925, Julie Sauchuk -9.925, 9.9; Chelsea Steinberg -9.9 12 gymnasts named NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans: Kelsey Alwin, Katie Caliendo, Ali Carr, Courtney Connors, Diane Grey, Taryn LaFountain, Katie Lawrence, Danielle Reibold, Andie Sablosky, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg 5 gymnasts named to All-EAGL Team: (First) Taryn LaFountain-Beam, Danielle Reibold-Bars, Julie Sauchuk-Floor, Chelsea Steinberg-Beam (Second) Helena Diodati-Vault, Bars; Reibold-Beam; Steinberg-Vault, Floor One EAGL Gymnast of Week (Chelsea Steinberg); Three EAGL Specialists of Week (Helena Diodati, Taryn LaFountain, Julie Sauchuk) Ed Datti named co-EAGL Assistant Coach of Year 2009 � 18-12 record - Season-high score 196.225 -5th highest in UNH record books � 5th at the Northeast NCAA Regional Championship � 5th at EAGL Championship � 9.9 scores or above reached 8 times; Vault- Helena Diodati 9.925, Justine Turner 9.9; Bars Ali Carr and Diane Grey-9.9; Beam- Taryn LaFountain-9.9; Floor- Taryn LaFountain, Julie Sauchuk and Keeley Smith- 9.9 � 11 gymnasts named NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans: Kelsey Alwin, Katie Caliendo, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Taryn LaFountain, Katie Lawrence, Danielle Reibold, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg � Nine UNH Gymnasts named to All-EAGL team: Helena Diodati, Justine Turner, Ali Carr, Taryn LaFountain, Chelsea Steinberg, Katie Caliendo, Danielle Riebold, Diane Grey, Keeley Smith. � One EAGL Gymnast of the Week (Helena Diodati); 4 EAGL Specialists of the Week (Taryn LaFountain (3), Helena Diodati (1). Highlights Pur-r-r-fect 10s Lori Brady 10.0 Vault On January 18, 1992, in a victory over the University of Vermont, UNH senior co-captain Lori Brady (Pocasset, Mass.) achieved a longtime goal as she performed a flawless handspring-front piked salto and became the first collegiate gymnast to ever score a perfect "10" on vault. Brady went on to qualify for her third NCAA Championship where she became the first UNH gymnast to be named an All-American. 2008 2010 � � � � 18-12 record - Season-high score 194.600 � 3rd at EAGL Championship � Helena Diodati and Taryn LaFountain qualify to the NCAA Regional Championship ; Diodati in vault and bars, LaFountain in beam � Gail Goodspeed named Head Coach of the Year for the fifth time in her career. Associate Head Coach Ed Datti earned NCAA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year � Nine Wildcats named NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans: Kelsey Alwin, Beth Bronson, Katie Caliendo, Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Fairen Plummer, Rebekah Porter, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg � Six Wildcats named to All-EAGL Team: Kelsey Alwin, Helena Diodati, Taryn LaFountain, Rebekah Porter, Chelsea Steinberg and Justine Turner � Helenda Diodati and Taryn LaFountain named EAGL Specialists of the Week, Chelsea Steinberg named EAGL Rookie of the Week Year Coach Postseason 1976LouDatilio 1977LouDatilio 1978LouDatilio4thEAIAW 15thAIAWNationals, EdieSutton&DeniseWalkerAll-East 1979LeslieHenry5thEAIAW Year-by-Year Prior to Gail Goodspeed: Year-by-Year with Gail Goodspeed: (501-266-2 Record) Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 Postseason 5th EAIAW 3rd EAIAW Gail Goodspeed named 2003 EAGL Coach 2nd NCAA Regional Championship of the Year and Northeast Regional Coach 2nd NCAA Regional Championship of the Year; Ed Datti and Beth Aparo also ECAC Champions/4th NCAA Regional Championship honored with Northeast Regional Assistant ECAC Champions/5th NCAA Regional Championship Coach of the Year titles ECAC Champions/5th NCAA Regional Championship 3rd ECAC Championship/6th NCAA Regional Championship 4th ECAC Championship/7th NCAA Regional Championship 2nd ECAC Championship/3rd NCAA Regional Championship 3rd ECAC Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 2nd ECAC Championship/2nd NCAA Regional Championship 2nd ECAC Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 2nd ECAC Championship/3rd NCAA Regional Championship ECAC Champions/NCAA Regional Champions/ 12th NCAA National Championship 1995 15-8 2nd ECAC Championship/3rd NCAA Regional Championship 1996 16-11 5th EAGL Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 1997 16-9 3rd EAGL Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 1998 17-8 2nd EAGL Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 1999 15-10 3rd EAGL Championship/3rd NCAA Regional Championship 2000 14-10 6th EAGL Championship/6th NCAA Regional Championship 2001 20-6-1 4th EAGL Championship/4th NCAA Regional Championship 2002 11-11 5th EAGL Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 2003 23-7 EAGL Champions/5th NCAA Regional Championship 2004 12-10-1 6th EAGL Championship/6th NCAA Regional Championship 2005 18-13 6th EAGL Championship/3rd NCAA Regional Championship UNH Athletic Director Marty Scarano 2006 16-11 4th EAGL Championship/4th NCAA Regional Championship congratulates Gail Goodspeed on her 2007 12-17 7th EAGL Championship/4th NCAA Regional Championship 25th year of coaching 2008 18-12 3rd EAGL Championship Women's Gymnastics at UNH. 2009 18-12 5th EAGL Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 2010 16-6 4th EAGL Championship/4th NCAA Regional Championship 2011 17-10 2nd EAGL Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship *Records include conference championship in win/loss column. Record 14-3 12-1 11-1 12-0 24-2 16-9 12-8 15-7 14-10 14-10 12-9 17-7 19-8 13-12 22-8 On March 23, 1996, freshman Cara Lepper (Southington, Conn.) highlighted the final home meet of the season as she broke her own school record and became only the second Wildcat gymnast ever to score a perfect 10.0 as she posted a perfect score on the balance beam. Lepper's previous school record was a 9.875. Tara Phillips 10.0 Vault On March 20, 2003, in a record-breaking team performance, junior Tara Phillips (Spring, Texas) set a record of her own. As only the third gymnast to score a 10.0, Phillips posted a perfect score on the vault in front of her home crowd while hosting the 2003 EAGL Championship. Phillips' performance beat out her previous 9.950 career high. COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 31 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE Alumni Class of 2011 Taryn Archambault � Graduate Student Intern - kindergarten, tumbling Instructor � Woodman Park Elementary, Dover, N.H./ 5-6-7-8 dance studio � Dover, N.H. Katie Caliendo � Sports Marketing Intern - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University � Daytona Beach, Fla. Katie Lawrence � Research Associate � Novozymes � Raleigh, N.C. Janae Sernoffsky � Graduate Student - Sport Behavior & Performance - Miami University � Oxford, Ohio Chelsea Steinberg � Graduate Student/Intern - Occupational Therapy- UNH/NY Presbyterian Psychiatric Hospital & Morristown Memorial � Ridgewood, N.J. Class of 2010 Kelsey Alwin � Registered Nurse � York Hospital, Maine � Kennebunk, Maine Taryn LaFountain � Intern-Sports RD - U of Louisville/Graduate Student Dietetics(January) - SUNY Oneota � Louisville, Ky. Julie Sauchuk � � Peabody, Mass. Keeley Smith � Graduate Student - Public Policy � Brown University � Providence, R.I. Helena Diodati � Occupational Therapist - Boston Medical Center � Boston, Mass. Diane Grey � Healthcare Management - The Village at Gleannloch Farms � Spring, Texas Class of 2009 Melissa C�sar � Youth Athletics Counselor/Gymnastics Coach � On Your Toes Gymnastics � Miami Lakes, Fla. Lindsay Kovary � Graduate Student - Tufts Dental School � Boston, Mass. Justine Turner � Customer Service Associate - Archstone Boston Common � Quincy, Mass. Class of 2008 Beth Bronson � Leasing Consultant � Highlands at Dearborn � Portsmouth, N.H. Rebekah (Porter) Peterson � Athletic Trainer/Athletic Training Program Instructor - Castleton State College � Rutland Town, Vt. Katelyn Schenkel � Elementary Education Teacher � Dover, N.H. Class of 2007 Jaime deMello � After-School Teacher - Lexington Elem./ Graduate Student - Masters Psychology - Mass. School of Professional Psychology � Milton, Mass. Jen Jones � Gymnastics Coach - All-Star Gymnastics � Billerica, Mass. Heather Moore � Teaching Assistant - Personal Touch Family Childcare � Graduate Student - Early Childhood Education � Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. Class of 2006 Lindsay Berrios � Clinical Perfusionist � Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center � Memphis, Tenn. Amanda Hall � Physician Assistant - Plymouth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine/Speare Hospital � Campton, N.H. Mariana (Pe�a Trestini) Torres � Project Analyst II - Burns Engineering, Inc. � Ardmore, Pa. Class of 2005 Vanessa Berrios � Speech/Language Pathologist - Alhambra Elementary S.D. - Part-time at Horizon Pediatric Therapy � Litchfield Park, Ariz. Candice Carbone � Teacher � Woburn, Mass. Vanessa James � 2nd Grade ESL Teacher - Malden Public Schools/Enrichment Education Consultant - Partnership for Community Schools � Malden, Mass. Tara (Phillips) Stark � Stay at Home Mom � Nashua, N.H. Class of 2004 Crystal (Beak) Pratt � Exercise Physiologist - UMass Memorial Medical Center/Graduate Student Healthcare Administration � Shrewsbury, Mass. Jennifer (Dickson) Ganly � Registered Dietician - Goodwin Comm. Health Center � Newmarket, N.H. Mellory (Giberson) Kaserman � Pediatric Resident Physician - Hasbro Children's Hospital � Providence, R.I. Brieyn (McNamara) Fontaine � Assistant Association Manager - DuvalCAMS Management � Charlotte, N.C. Where Are Chelsea Steinberg `11 and Andie Sablosky '11 Jasmine Washington '11, Brad Turner and Taryn Archambault '11 Kelsey Alwin `10 Keely Smith `11 Cambodia Beth Bronson '08, Zo� (Magiros) McLean, and Amanda Hall '06 Rebekah (Porter `08) and Tucker Peterson Class of 2003 Michelle (Harley) Meagher � Panama City Beach, Fla. Erin Malinak � Medical Sales Rep - Smith and Nephew � Miami, Fla. Class of 2002 Katie (Revis) Carney � Civil Engineer - Parsons Brinckerhoff � Somersworth, N.H. Bethany (Wagner) Cisternino � High School Biology & Anatomy Teacher � Bound Brook High School/ IFBB Professional Fitness Competitor � Bridgewater, N.J. Class of 2001 Alicia Gomes � Physical Education Teacher - Masconomet Regional HS � Beverly, Mass. Suzanne (Poretz) Rose � Breast Cancer 3-Day,Nat'l Sales & Service Coordinator - Event-360 � Milton, Del. Wendy (Wheaton) Pierce � Account Executive - Oakwood Temporary Housing � Hermosa Beach, Calif. Rose (Kosowski) Walsh � Childcare Provider � Barrington, N.H. Class of 2000 Lisa (Koning) Scharf � Real Estate Agent - Watson Realty / Personal Fitness Trainer � Sanford, Fla. Cara Lepper � Diabetic Educator - Nutur � Cheshire, Conn. Katy (Fader) Lilly � Family Physician - Woodbury Family Practice � Durham, N.H. Kathryn Thickman � Orthopaedic Physician's Assistant � Muir Orthopaedics � Walnut Creek, Calif. Class of 1999 Jill (Cavalieri) Haskell � Athletic Trainer � Maine General Medical Center � Gardiner, Maine Denise (Gregorio) Jenkins � Corporate Recruiter - Health Net, Inc. � Stratford, Conn. Alana (Webb) Lepine � Full time Mom/Part-Time Gymnastics Coach - Atlantic Gymnastics � Rochester, N.H. Laurie (Parlin) Smith � Health & Sport Sciences - Capital University � Columbus, Ohio Karen (Wisell) Bertin � Stay at Home Mom � Ojai, Calif. Anne Woynerowski � Gymnastics Coach - North Stars � Boonton, N.J. Alana (Webb `99) Lepine with husband Dale and children, Spencer and Kyla Suzanne (Poretz `01) and Bo Rose with son Lincoln Laurie (Parlin'99) and Ian Smith with Roxy Class of 1998 Amy (Roberts) Rhodes � Graduate Student - Speech Language Pathology - East Carolina � Mint Hill, N.C. Jennifer (Symecko) Horne � Pharmaceutical Sales - Allergan � Orlando, Fla. Class of 1997 Michelle Boisvert � Speech Language Pathologist/Ph.D Candidate - UMASS � Amherst, Mass. Meghan (Ochs) Nickulas � Stay at Home Mom � Centerville, Mass. Jana (Reardon) Mowers � Gymnastics Coach - Yellow Jackets � Middleton, Mass. Nikki (Villella) Shawley � Third Grade Teacher � Atkinson Academy � Sandown, N.H. Class of 1996 Stacey (Evans) Moreno � Director of Development, Gymnastics Coach � Sonshine Gymnastics � Cary, N.C. Kimberly (Purcaro) Mendoza � Physician's Assistant Orthopaedic Surgery - Countryside Orthopaedics/ Crossfit Trainer � Ashburn, Va. Jaime (Smith) DiZio � Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse - St.Christopher's Hospital for Children � Havertown, Pa. Alicia Gomes `01 CrossFit games Andy and Jill (Cavalieri `99) Haskell 32 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS They Now? Class of 1995 Erika (Maugham) Barninger � Clinical Trial Manager - Pfizer Pharmaceuticals � Randolph, N.J. Amy (Ehle) Pruim � Senior Sales Consultant - Novaratis Pharmaceuticals � Columbia, Md. Jane LaBombard � Project Engineer � Jacobs Engineering/Gymnastics Coach - The Gymnastics Revolution � N. Palm Beach, Fla. Kerry (Ulrich) Rivera � Stay at home Mom and Gymnastics Coach - New Image Gymnastics � West Islip, N.Y. Kelley Shaw � Aerialist/Stunt Double � New York, N.Y. Class of 1994 Nicole Mullins � Associate Professor, Exercise Science - Youngstown State University � Lake Milton, Ohio Karen (Olsson) Broderick � Mother / Owner and Gymnastics Coach - Broderick Gymnastics Academy � Norwood, Mass. Class of 1993 Jan (Dalziel) Smith � Owner and Gymnastics Coach & Judge - All-American Gymnastics � Ocean, N.J. Kim (Goulding) O'Leary � Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant/Personal Trainer � Easthampton, Mass. Cori (Hart) Cunningham � Head Coach and Choreographer - Atlantic Gymnastics Training Center � Raymond, N.H. Class of 1992 Beth ("Boomer" Butcher) Kramer � Registered Nurse - Care Group Home Care � Millis, Mass. Lori (Brady) Johnson � Third Grade Teacher � Somerville, Mass. Amy (Dowd) Murphy � Stay at Home Mom � Scituate, Mass. Tracy (Manforte) Sweet � Director of Communications - Phillips Academy, Andover. � Kingston, N.H. Kelly (Marks) Unruh � Owner/Athletic Trainer - Comprehensive Injury Prevention Solutions, Inc. � Stroudsburg, Pa. Class of 1991 Pam (Giroux) Mattson � Pediatric Physician � Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children-Denver � Boulder, Colo. Susie (Quinlan) Hill � Horticulture Consultant - U. of Maryland � Frederick, Md. Laura (Paredes) Kablik � Merchandise Planner - Staples � Mansfield, Mass. Dana Brodin � East Providence Schools/Autism Spectrum Program � Jamestown, R.I. Class of 1990 Betsy (Anderson) Baird � Mom of three girls � Hamilton, Mass. Denise Brackesy � Dietician - Children's Hospital � Boston, Mass. Diane (Aubut) Duncan � At-home Mother � Mendon, Mass. Kim (Fuller) Blow � H.S. Guidance Counselor - North Broward Preparatory School � Boca Raton, Fla. Jane LaBombard (`95) in the Everglades Dina (Peterson) Qualter � Owner/Physical Therapist - Orthopedic and Sports PT of Cape Cod � Plymouth, Mass. Michelle Shanley Sico � Head of Americas Investment Consultant Client Coverage - MSCI Inc. Boston, Mass � Cape Neddick, Maine Class of 1989 Nancy Andrews � Regional Sales Manager - General Wire Products, Inc./Promotes Pro-World Body Building-4x WNBF Pro Natural World Champion and Ms. Universe � Shrewsbury, Mass. Tammy (Hager) Fascetta � At home Mom/Office Manager � Temple Israel of Dover � Dover, N.H. Patty (Converse) Hunt � Homemaker � Dover, N.H. Nancy (Doherty) Seeley � Registered Nurse � Children's Hospital Boston � Sandwich, Mass. Class of 1988 Jessica Downey � deceased Michelle (Sawyer) Evangelista � Stay at Home Mom � Zebulon, N.C. Linda Glatte � Exercise Physiology Professor - San Diego State University � San Diego, Calif. Class of 1987 Peggy (Donovan) Crosby � Stay at Home Mom � Mt. Prospect, Ill. Beth (Raynor) Jimenez � Patent Attorney - Cantor Colburn LLP � West Simsbury, Conn. Jill (Miller) Lashua � Self Employed-Pet Care � Still River, Mass. Class of 1986 Toby (Kapp) Bass � Nutritionist - Self Employed � Davie, Fla. Class of 1985 Tracy (Parks) Barrett � Industrial Sales/Marketing- TAP Pharmaceuticals / Mom � Loudon, N.H. Laura (Cavanaugh) Hsiung � Litigation Sales Consultant � Integreon � N. Potomac, Md. Diane (Carlin) Nardi � Executive Producer - Nardi Creative Inc. � Needham, Mass. Kim Sonier � Instructor - Northern Arizona University � Flagstaff, Ariz. Class of 1984 Jayne (Dean) Albani � Psychotherapist - Self Employed � Bloomfield, Conn. Lucia (Cancelmo) Izzo � Registered Nurse - Hackensack University Medical Center � North Haledon, N.J. Patti (Shea) Piotrowski � Mom � Naperville, Ill. Class of 1983 Lynn Mazzaferro � HIV Therapeutic Specialist � Gilead Science Inc. � Littleton, Mass. Lynda (Drewry) Townes � Video Store Owner - Weare Center Video � Weare, N.H. Alumni Mark and Jana (Reardon `97) Mowers with daughters Greta and Gracy Jaimie (Smith '96) DiZio with children Daniel, Carly and Molly Kerry (Ulrich`95) and Don Rivera with Delaney, Derek, and Darian Chase, Cameron, Colby and Jack - sons of Diane (Aubut `90) and Mark Duncan Kim (Goulding `93) & Sean O'Leary with twin sons Sean and Ryan Class of 1982 Karen (Hungerford) Bemis � Office Manager - Bemis Associates Consulting Engineers � W. Hartford, Conn. Josie (Lemmi) Penza � Physical Education Teacher - Brooks Elementary /Flips & Giggles Gym Owner � Saugus, Mass. Lisa (Harris) Peterson � Registered Nurse - RVNA and Hospice � Newton, N.H. Jaqueline Watskin, MD � Physician/Photographer � Medford, N.J. Ellen (Fahey) Ciabattoni � Homemaker � Prior Lake, Minn. Class of 1981 Edie Sutton � Art Production Coordinator & Designer � ProMedia Group � Stamford, Conn. Karen (Arneberg) Hathaway � Norwich, Vt. Susan (Galipault) Mattei � Director of Individual Giving - Northfield Mount Herman School � Shelburne, Mass. Michelle Baker McMath � Owner and Gymnastics Coach - Bakers Gymnastics � Peabody, Mass. Lynn Wiatrowski � Bank Executive � Bank of America Merrill Lynch � Boston, Mass. Class of 1980 Linda (Schneider) DeRoo � Homemaker � Elizabethtown, Pa. Class of 1976 Janet (Poole) Peirce � Elementary School Teacher - Claremont Christian Academy � Claremont, N.H. Sue (Gould) Beal � Sherrill, N.Y. Class of 1975 Leigh Hansen � Senior Director, Market Planning & Strategy - Thomson Reuters � Northwood, N.H. Victoria (Nilson) Wilcox � Bloomsburg, Pa. Class of 1972 Janet (Newton) Nelson � Unit Secretary - Rehabilitation Good Samaritan Hospital � Tacoma, Wash. Tracy (Manforte `92) Sweet - 40th birthday handstand in Paris Kelsey and Rachel, daughters of Kim (Fuller `90) Blow Beth (Raynor `87) and David Jimenez with children Sarah, Stephen and Nicole Eric and Janet (Poole`76) Peirce COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 33 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE University of New Hampshire University of New Hampshire Athletic Department Mission Statement The mission of the intercollegiate athletics program at UNH is to provide student-athletes a collegiate experience that is enriched by their participation in programs which are competitive at the NCAA Division I level both regionally and nationally. The intercollegiate athletics program also plays an important role by enhancing the quality of life for the University and statewide community by being a source of pride and identification with the University while always maintaining high standards of academic scholarship and integrity. To fulfill its mission, the intercollegiate program must: (1) Provide student-athletes every opportunity to meet academic and athletic demands with the goal of graduating every student-athlete; (2) Provide resources necessary to field competitive teams with league affiliations, and to gain regional and national recognition; (3) Provide equitable opportunities for all intercollegiate athletics by the active recruitment of minority athletes, and provide equitable opportunities for all women student-athletes commensurate with that of their male counterparts; (4) Provide excellent facilities for all student-athletes to train, practice and play; (5) Conduct all operations within state and federal law, University policies, rules of the NCAA, and athletics conferences in which the University competes. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. The University of New Hampshire is committed to creating a more diverse community, knowing that "inclusion, diversity and equity are values inextricably linked to our mission of educational excellence." This diversity strengthens our ability to reach our individual and collective potential and to provide better services and care for all faculty, staff and students. The University of New Hampshire was originally founded as a land-grant college whose mission was to shape and educate citizenry among the state's farmers, business people and engineers. Today, the University is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university serving a growing undergraduate student body of about 12,000 and a graduate population of 2,300 in addition to 600 full-time faculty members, 92% of which have earned their doctorate degree. The University has grown into a top public research university occupying 2,600 acres of classic living and learning space, while still maintaining the look and feel of a New England liberal arts college with a faculty dedicated to teaching. UNH's student to faculty ratio registers at 18:1. As one of the most prestigious institutions in the Northeast, the University of New Hampshire has always been recognized as a leader in education and research, spanning all fields of study and uniting them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, farms, theatres, research centers and libraries. Founded in 1866 as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, UNH was among the early state institutions of higher education whose formation was made possible by federal government land grants. The purpose for the grants was to establish colleges that would serve the sons and daughters of farming and laboring families. New Hampshire College was originally situated in Hanover, N.H. Here it was in connection with Dartmouth College before moving to Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson bequeathed land and money to further the development of the college. The state legislature then granted its new charter as the University of New Hampshire in 1923. The University hosts nearly 550 international students from more than 40 countries and boasts a population of students from 49 states. Along with over 100 majors offered, UNH encompasses seven schools and colleges that undergraduates can choose from: the College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Health and Human Services, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the Thompson School of Applied Science. And at the very heart of the University's undergraduate studies is the General Education Program. The GEP is a core program with a breadth of academic subjects that aims to acquaint the student with some of the major modes of thought necessary to understand oneself, others, society and the world. The University prides itself as being a top 10 entrepreneurial campus (Forbes. com and The Princeton Review) and is among the top 30 universities nationally in science research funding from NASA. UNH is home to the NASA-recognized Space Science Center; the Institute for Study for Earth, Oceans and Space; and the Institute of Marine Science and Engineering. The English program is staffed by an inspiring faculty of winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Edgar Allen Poe Award and the Young Poets Award. In addition, the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, established in 1962, was recently selected second among all business schools in a nationwide pool of business school deans. UNH Diversity Statement 34 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS University of New Hampshire New Hampshire also graduates students who attend top-notch graduate schools, including Law School at Harvard and Cornell, Engineering at Stanford, and Medical School at Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins and Harvard. There have been over $9 million in capitol improvements to the Athletic Department since the summer of 2000. Most recently, as part of a $650,000 renovation project in the summer of 2011, the field turf at Bremner Field was replaced with a new state-of-the-art surface used by many varsity teams and for student recreational activities. In the fall of 2008, the Paul Sweet Oval renovation was completed to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. The total cost of the project exceeded $500,000. In the summer of 2007, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. Additionally in 2007, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium was undertaken. The $600,000 renovation included a new state-of-the-art bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. In addition to the incredible improvements of its athletic facilities, the University has upgraded and renovated a large part of its academic campus as well. Thompson Hall, one of the standing historical landmarks of the University, has been beautifully refurbished and restored. The University also completed a $52 million renovation of Kingsbury Hall, adding 6,000 square feet of student project space for students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as well as a $4.5 revamp of Hewitt Hall to expand the School of Health and Human Services. In addition, the new 120,000 square foot Biological Sciences Building, Rudman Hall and the Spaulding Life Sciences Renovation project now provide state-of-the-art teaching and researching laboratories. The University also spent $15 million to complete Morse Hall, a science and engineering building as well as $8.2 million to modernize the Memorial Union Building. This revision to the existing student union building consisted of several upgrades including top kitchen and dining facilities, two theaters, student mailboxes, lounges and meeting rooms, as well as additional retail spaces such as the University Bookstore. The University has also completed construction of the new dining facility on Main Street, Holloway Commons, as well as the renovation of the Dimond Library. In November 1995, construction of the $27 million Recreation and Sport Complex reached completion. The Whittemore Center includes a state-of-the-art 6,500 to 7,500 seat arena for hockey, concerts and convocations, as well as a three-level recreational sports facility within the structure which had housed the old Snively Arena. Combining the atmosphere of a small New England liberal arts college with the resources and opportunities of a major research university, the University of New Hampshire is a place where all students can find or create their own niche and succeed. While the University offers an extremely broad academic base with an inspiring faculty, it also provides students with thousands of opportunities to get involved, either through athletics, campus recreation, student life or research. The University is a dynamic community that not only challenges its members academically but also expands their understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and leads to incredible growth as students, faculty, staff and as a community. Distinguished Alumni JerryAzumah`99 FormerNFLProBowler, ChicagoBears SusanBlanchardRyan`89 StarofMovie"OpenWater" AndyBrickley`82 FormerNHLPlayer CurrentNESNAnalyst(Bruins) KarynBye'94 1998OlympicGold,IceHockey MarcyCarsey'66 Producer CosbyShow/That70'sShow JohnIrving'65 TyConklin'01 RonNoble'79 NHLPlayer,DetroitRedWings Author,"CiderHouseRules" SecretaryGeneral,Interpol GaryDeStefano'78 President,NikeGlobal Operations JackEdwards`79 NESNAnnouncer(Bruins) CarltonFisk'69 HallofFameBaseballPlayer CoreyGraham`07 NFLPlayer,ChicagoBears NatalieJacobson'65 FormerNewsAnchor, BostonTV KathrynKross'82 ExecutiveProducer, "BloombergNews" RichardLinnehan'80 NASAAstronaut JohnLynch'74 Governor,NewHampshire JackieMacMullan'82 Journalist,ESPN&ESPN.com MikeO'Malley'92 Actor,"Glee","MyNameis Earl","Yes,Dear" PeterPaul`67 OwnerofPaulFinancial& PeterPaulWines RobertTowse'63 SeniorPartner, MorganStanley BarbaraWalsh'81 Pulitzer-prizewinner, Portland Press Herald COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 35 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE The Administration Dr. Mark W. Huddleston- President Mark W. Huddleston became the 19th president of the University of New Hampshire in July 2007, bringing three decades of experience in public and private education as a faculty member, dean, and senior administrator. Huddleston has been a strong advocate for increasing affordability and accessibility in higher education, and has argued that we need to rethink much of what we do to protect our core missions, and to ensure that higher education remains vital and financially sustainable in the 21st century. In February 2010, he presented a 10-year strategic plan for UNH, the result of an intensive collaboration between faculty, students, staff, alumni, and the University's wider communities. Emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship, the plan is helping to guide the University's response to a historic state budget cut passed by the 2011 New Hampshire Legislature. "The strategic plan commits us to finding new ways to teach, learn, discover, create, and engage in the 21st century-- and positions UNH to become a national leader in the redefinition of American higher education," Huddleston says. Huddleston was raised in Syracuse, N.Y., and was the first member of his family ever to attend college. He earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the State University of New York-Buffalo, and both a master's degree and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin�Madison. He began his academic career at SUNY-Buffalo in 1977 as an assistant professor of political science. In 1980, he joined the faculty of the University of Delaware, where he served for the next 24 years. There, he chaired the Department of Political Science and International Relations and served as associate provost for international programs. In 2001, he was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, overseeing 45 academic departments and centers with nearly 900 full-time faculty and staff, and serving in that capacity until he was named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004. An author of numerous books and articles, he has been a consultant for both the U.S. government and international organizations. He also served as an adviser in Bosnia on rebuilding financial and administrative infrastructures after the Dayton accords. Huddleston is chair of the Presidents Council of the America East Conference, an incorporator of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Speedway Children's Charities. Huddleston and his wife, Emma Bricker, have three children, Andy, Kate, and Giles. Marty Scarano - Director of Athletics The 2011-12 academic year represents the 12th season Marty Scarano has served as the Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure, Scarano has heightened national exposure for UNH athletics with academics, facility renovations and programmatic advancement being top priorities. With a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 95 percent among its student-athletes in 2010-11, UNH ranked highest in the America East Conference, the Colonial Athletic Association and second nationally among all public institutions. The field hockey, women's gymnastics, men's soccer, women's ice hockey, women's skiing, women's track and women's volleyball teams all posted perfect 100 percent GSRs while the football team notched a 95 percent mark, tied for fifth-best in the nation in its respective sport. Four Wildcat teams were honored by the NCAA for multiyear Academic Progress Rates (APRs) in the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective sports: football, men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field and women's gymnastics, with the football program compiling the best APR among all CAA institutions. UNH finished second in the America East Academic Cup for the third time in the last four years, achieving a 3.13 cumulative grade-point average. The Wildcats had the highest number of honorees on the 2010 America East Fall Academic Honor Roll and the second-highest percentage of student-athletes on the 2010-11 America East Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll. UNH athletics has consistently been ranked among the top of Division I institutions in the battle for the Learfield Sports NACDA Directors' Cup. This past season, the Wildcats ranked 76th out of more than 370 Division I schools with 242.50 points, which was the best in America East. The Wildcats finished third behind only Connecticut (44) and Boston College (64) in the New England region. Scarano's many accomplishments have played a key role in UNH being named one of the Top 20 Athletic Departments in the Country in U.S. News and World Report college athletics rankings in March 2002. UNH's graduation rate for athletes has maintained levels at or exceeding 90 percent, which puts it among the nation's best in Division I. Scarano has focused on moving UNH athletics into the collegiate national arena. To accomplish that goal, the University has taken on the task of hosting major NCAA championships. The Wildcat athletic department has played host to highly successful NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Northeast Regionals at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.) in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2011. UNH has had the opportunity to host two NCAA Women's Ice Hockey Frozen Fours in the Whittemore Center in 2002 and 2005. In addition, UNH successfully hosted the 2007 NCAA Skiing Championships in Washington Valley as well as the 2005 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Northeast Regional at the Whittemore Center Arena. There have been over $9 million in capitol improvements since Scarano's hiring in the summer of 2000. Most recently, as part of a $650,000 renovation project in the summer of 2011, the field turf at Bremner Field was replaced with a new state-of-the-art surface used by many varsity teams and for student recreational activities. In the fall of 2008, the Paul Sweet Oval renovation was completed to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and the replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. The total cost of the project exceeded $500,000. In the summer of 2007, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. Additionally in 2007, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium was undertaken. The $600,000 renovation included a new state-of-the-art bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. Scarano also been an active member in the leadership of UNH's three major conferences and was the chair of the executive committees for Atlantic 10 football, Hockey East and America East from 2003 to 2007. He also served as chair of the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Committee in 2005-06 and 2006-07 and is currently on the America East Executive Council. Scarano held the position of Athletics Director at Colorado College from July 1996 through June 2000. During his tenure, Colorado College was ranked among the top 20 Division III programs in the Sears Cup national standings and produced several All-Americans, all-academic award winners and NCAA post-graduate scholarship recipients. Prior to his stay in Colorado Springs, Scarano worked for 13 years at Colgate University, where he served as assistant director of athletics, director of physical education, associate director, and senior associate director. Scarano, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a 1978 graduate of Penn State University, where he started his athletic career as assistant ticket manager and the athletics events manager from 1980-83. Scarano holds a Master's Degree in Environmental History from Colgate. He and his wife, Cydney, have three children: daughter, Lynden; son, Kyle, who is currently enrolled at UNH; and daughter, Corey, a junior at Oyster River High School. 36 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS Wildcat Support Staff Assistant Athletic Director Nicole Ayer Ticketing Senior Business Services Assistant Sue Beaulieu Sr. Associate Athletic Director Michelle Bronner Compliance/SWA Administrative Assistant Melanie Brown Cathy Coakley Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development Director of Sports Medicine Jon Dana Academic Support/ Compliance Assistant Shawn Green Associate Athletic Director Carrie Kimball Operations Associate Athletic Director Marketing & Communications Amber Lilyestrom Equipment Manager Neal Lavoie Assistant Athletic Director Event Management Kate McAfee Director of Athletic Development Diane Metcalf Steve Metcalf Deputy Athletic Director Jean Mitchell Athletic Facilities/ Housekeeping Manager Brenda Mullaney Associate Director Athletics Major Gifts Media & Public Relations Associate Director Mike Murphy Sr. Associate Athletic Director External Relations Dot Sheehan Assistant Athletic Director, Media & Public Relations Tom Wilkins Athletic excellence is part of the formula for success in the collegiate experience for University of New Hampshire gymnasts. The primary measure of achievement is the student-athlete's success in the classroom. UNH is dedicated to enhancing the student-athlete's ability to achieve academic excellence and has one of the top graduation rates in the country. Realizing the time commitment the gymnasts give to the school, the University administers a comprehensive program of academic support services that is available to Wildcat gymnasts and all other student-athletes. Joanne Maldari Assistant Athletic Director/ This program includes the monitoring of academic progress, providing tutorial services, access to a well-equipped studentathlete academic center, as well as interacting with the academic advisors within the various colleges. Academic Support Serving as Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services since 1994 is Joanne Maldari, a 1990 graduate of Holy Cross who went on to earn her master's degree in Athletic Counseling at Springfield College. She was recognized for her outstanding efforts at UNH by receiving the University's 2001 Academic Advising Award. Before coming to Durham, Maldari served athletic counseling internships at Springfield and Central Connecticut State University. Cathy Leach assists Maldari and enters her 10th year of working directly with women's gymnastics student-athletes. Leach was the Women's Sports Information Director from 1985-88 and served as interim Women's Athletic Director in the 1989-90 season before working in admissions from 1990-2001. Since 1990, the National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) has recognized gymnasts Cathy Leach who have excelled both in competition and the classroom. In 2011, nine UNH gymnasts were named NACGC/W Scholastic Assistant Athletic Director All-Americans, and the Wildcats ranked 17th in the nation with a cumulative 3.4567 grade point average -the second-highest Academic Support/ academic ranking in New England (Brown). Compliance Academic Excellence COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics 37 TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE 2011-12 OFFICIAL TEAM PHYSICIANS 38 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE 31 NC AA/AIAW POSTSEASONS ~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS ~ 2003 EAGL CHA MPIONS The physicians at Seacoast Orthopedics & Sports Medicine are the Official Team Physicians of the UNH Wildcats and are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery or the American Board of Family Practice. Our highly subspecialized orthopedic physicians treat all musculoskeletal conditions. Robert P Waugh, MD �Hand Surgery �Wrist Surgery �Microsurgery 2010-11 Official Team PHYSICIANS 2011-12 OFFICIAL TEAM Physicians Gavin R Webb, MD Medical Degree: ` University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester Internship in General Surgery: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: University of Maryland Hand Surgery F ll H dS Fellowship: Child ' H hi Children's Hospital B t it l Boston; B th Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons �Sports Medicine �Arthroscopic Surgery �Shoulder & Knee Surgery �Cartilage Restoration Medical Degree: University of Vermont School of Medicine Internship in General Surgery: Maine Medical Center, Portland Residency in Orthopedic Surgery: State University of New York at Buffalo Sports Medicine Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital, Boston Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery ; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow Memberships: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Diplomate; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow; Arthroscopy Association of North America; American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; NH Orthopaedic Society; NH Medical Society SPECIAL THANKS TO UNH ALUMNI WHO DONATE THEIR TIME AND EXPERTISE TO THE WILDCATS GYMNASTICS TEAM Dr.KatyLilly,MD Woodbury Family Practice Newington, N.H. UNH Class of 2000 JenniferGanly Dover Dietician/Nutritionist Dover, N.H. UNH Class of 2004 In Memory In November 2000, Katie Baldwin, a 20-year-old University of New Hampshire junior gymnast from Dover, Pa., passed away from a pulmonary embolism. Katie was an exceptional person who touched many lives. She was an outstanding athlete, scholar and friend.When everyone thinks of Katie, they always see her smile. It seems to be a smile that no one can, or will, ever forget. KatiewasanNACGC/WScholasticAll-AmericanbothofheryearsandpartoftheEAGLAll-Academic Teaminbothseasons.ShemadeDean'sListallfoursemestersandearnedagradepointaverageof3.81. She was a Dean's Scholarship Award recipient and also a UNH academic athletic achievement award recipientinboth1999and2000.Shewasathree-eventgymnastforUNHwithcareerhighsof9.75on bars,9.575onbeamand9.6onthefloor.Shewasnamedtheteam'sMostImprovedGymnastin1999. Followingeachhomemeet,theUNHgymnasticsstaffwillselectagymnastto receivetheKatieBaldwinExpressionAward.The2011winnersincludedKatieCaliendo,AliCarr,Courtney Connors,KatieLawrence,DanielleReiboldandChelseaSteinberg. KATIE BALDWIN Academic Excellence Award TheAcademicExcellenceAwardwasestablishedin2002andisawardedinmemoryofKatieBaldwin tothegymnastwiththehighestgradepointaverage. In2011,thehonorwasbestoweduponjuniorDanielle Reibold (Horsham,Pa.)inrecognitionofher classroomcommitment.Itmarksthesecondtimethebiomedicalsciencemajorhasbeenfetedwiththis honor(2009).ReiboldboastedthehighestGPAonthesquadwithacumulative3.79.The2011All-EAGL FirstTeamperformeronunevenbarsisathree-timememberofboththeEAGLAll-AcademicTeamandthe NACGC/WScholasticAll-AmericanTeam,andshehasbeenontheDean'sListeverysemestershehasspent ontheDurhamcampus. PastrecipientsincludeMichelleHarley(2002),MelloryGiberson(2003),HeatherMoore(2004),LindsayKovary (2006),two-timehonoreeRebekahPorter(2005,2007),KatieCaliendo(2008)andCourtneyConnors(2010). Danielle Reibold 39 COMPETE WITH PASSION Wildcat Gymnastics TRADITION ~ PRIDE ~ EXCELLENCE Spectators Guide Vaultspeed, quickness and explosive power. Vaults are divided into three categories; Vaulting requires handsprings, Tsukaharas 1/4 & 1/2 turn entry, and roundoff entry. The collegiate program has its own table for the starting value of all vaults with a maximum value of 10.0. Deductions may be taken in three phases of the vault -- preflight (board to the table), support (when touching table), and after-flight (distance and height) from the table to point of landing. Only one vault will be performed per competitor. In collegiate team competition, six gymnasts perform on each of the four apparatus. The five best scores per event are added together to form the cumulative team total. At least two judges are required to evaluate an athlete's performance. The scores are averaged to arrive at a final mark. Collegiate programs follow the rules developed for the Level 10 Junior Olympic program with some modifications. Optional routines, put together by the gymnast to express herself through the skills she may perform best, are based from a starting score of 9.5, with a possibility of an additional .5 bonus for performing greater difficulty and special connections of skills. Skills are divided into different categories (A,B,C,D,E), with E containing the highest level of difficulty. Each event has special requirements that must be met. Judges use the following categories to evaluate optional routines: � Value Parts (difficulty) 2.2 � Special Requirements 2.0 � Additive Value 0.5 � Execution, Combination & Artistry 5.3 � Total 10.0 General: Each event has defined basic requirements for choice of elements "up to the competition level." If not met, the deduction is .10. Other deductions are taken for such things as bent arms and legs, separation of legs, incomplete turns or lack of full stretch and insufficient artistry of presentation. Uneven Bars A bar routine should be composed of elements from different groups: kips, cast and counter swings, underswing and clear hip circles, giant swings backward and forward, stalder circles and circle swings and hechts. Special requirements include a minimum of two bar changes, two different flight elements, minimum 2 different "C`s" or a "B" and a "D", one element with longitudinal axis turn of "C" value or greater and a dismount of at least "C" value. A strong routine shows elements with great amplitude, release moves, grip changes and direction changes and difficulty well-balanced throughout the routine. Pauses for concentration, intermediate swings and uncharacteristic elements are to be avoided. If a fall occurs, the gymnast must resume the exercise within 45 seconds. Balance Beam Common vaults and start values: Group 1 Handspring 1 1/2 1/1 on-1/1 off Handspring 2/1 Handspring Front Tuck Handspring Front Tuck 1/2 Handspring Front Pike Handspring Front Pike 1/2 Group 2 Tsukahara Tuck Tsukahara Layout Tsukahara Tuck 1/1 Tsukahara Layout 1/1 Group 3 (Round-off Entry) - Yurchenko RO,FF-Back Tuck RO,FF-Back Layout RO,FF-Back Layout 1/1 RO,FF-1/2 off Front Layout RO,FF-Back Layout 1 1/2 RO,FF-1/1 on-back pike off 9.5 9.8 10.0 9.8 9.9 9.9 10.0 9.5 9.8 9.9 10.0 9.5 9.8 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 The beam routine should be composed of elements from the following groups: acrobatic elements with and without flight; dance elements such as turns, leaps or jumps and hops; running combinations; balance elements in a stand, sit and lying positions; and body waves. Special requirements of this event are an acrobatic series of a minimum of two flight elements - one which must be at least a C with or without hand support (both elements must start and finish on the beam), dance series of two or more elements one which must be "C'' value or greater, a minimum of 360 degree turn, a leap or jump requiring 180 degree split (front or side) and at least a "C" dismount or a "B" preceded by and directly connected to any "C" or greater element. Performing on the four-inch beam requires precise movement and intense concentration; each wobble results in a deduction. The routine must finish under 90 seconds. If a fall occurs, a gymnast must resume the exercise within 30 seconds. Floor exercise is a combination of dance, tumbling and acrobatics performed to music. The composition of the exercise must show harmony between gymnastics and acrobatic elements, create dynamic changes in rhythm and levels, and show versatile use of the entire floor. The routine must contain one acrobatic series with two (2) saltos (same or different), OR two (2) directly connected saltos. (If the two (2) saltos are not directly connected, they must be included in an acrobatic series, which is defined as a minimum of three acrobatic flight elements, with or without hand support). Three (3) different saltos are also required throughout the routine. A dance pass with a minimum of two (2), directly or indirectly connected leaps or jumps; one of which is a leap (one foot take-off) requiring a minimum of 180�split fulfills the dance expectations. A minimum of "C" salto as the last isolated salto or within the last salto connection completes the special requirements. Floor Exercise 40 Wildcat Gymnastics PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE Tasia Percevecz UNH Gymnastics Ali Carr Kate McGeever UNH Gymnastics 2012 Meet Schedule UNH Gymnastics 2011 Meet Schedule 4 7 15 21 28 4 10 Sun. Sun. Sun. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. MeettheTeam 1:00p.m. @Rutgers 1:00p.m. PennState 1:00p.m. Pittsburgh 4:00p.m. @NorthernIllinois 7:00p.m.CST Yale,Brown 7:00p.m. @Pennsylvania,w/Brockport,Wilson 7:00p.m. Feb. Feb. Mar. Mar. Mar. Mar. 17 25 3 11 16 24 Fri. Sat. Sat. Sun. Fri. Sat. @NorthCarolinaState 7:00p.m. WestVirginia 7:00p.m. UNHInvitational 7:00p.m. Maryland,Bridgeport,Brown Arizona 1:00p.m. @OregonState,w/SeattlePacific 7:00p.m.PST @EAGLChampionship,@Pittsburgh 2:00p.m. Dec. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Feb. Feb. Photo by Lisa Nugent Danielle Reibold