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Utah Gymnastics SEASON PRESENTED BY

MEET PRESENTED BY

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Senior Night with the Stars MARCH 16, 2018


Contents and Schedule 4 6 8 10 12 14

Meet Notes

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Assistant Coach Robert Ladanyi

Tonight’s Meet is Presented by:

2018 Utah Gymnastics Roster 2018 Utah Utes A Tradition of Excellence Scorecard

Co-Head Coaches Megan Marsden and Tom Farden

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Volunteer Assistant Coach Carly Dockendorf Utah Gymnastics Staff Jon M. Huntsman Center Utah All-Americans Utah’s NCAA Individual Champions All-Time 10.0 Scores Ute Updates Georgia GymDogs

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SCHEDULE & RESULTS Date Fri., Jan. 5 Sun., Jan. 14 Fri., Jan. 19 Fri., Jan. 26 Sat., Feb. 3 Fri., Feb. 9 Sun., Feb. 18 Sun., Feb. 25 Sat., Mar. 10 Fri., Mar. 16 Sat., Mar. 24 Sat., Apr. 7

Opponent Location Time/Result Brigham Young Salt Lake City W, 197.000-194.275 vs. UCLA Reno, Nev. L, 196.975-197.200 vs. Washington W, 196.975-195.725 vs. Stanford W, 196.975-195.350 Oregon State* Salt Lake City W, 197.450-196.300 at Arizona* Tucson, Ariz. W, 197.550-196.325 Washington* Salt Lake City W, 197.700-196.250 Arizona State* Salt Lake City W, 197.075-195.400 at UCLA* Los Angeles W, 197.550-197.425 at California* Berkeley, Calif. L, 197.450-197.500 at Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich. L, 196.800-196.950 Georgia Salt Lake City 7:30 p.m. MT Pac-12 Championship Tucson, Ariz. 1:00/6:00 PT NCAA Regionals Salt Lake City 4:00 p.m. MT

*Pac-12 Conference meet; Times are local to site

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Meet Notes Tonight The No. 4 Utah gymnasts (8-3, 5-1 Pac-12) host No. 20 Georgia (4-8, 3-4 SEC) in the final regular season meet at 7:30 p.m. The two programs are tied for the most all-time national team titles with 10. “Senior Night with the Stars” will celebrate three Ute seniors making their final regular season appearance in the Huntsman Center: Tiffani Lewis, Erika Muhaw and Maddy Stover. The meet will be televised on ESPNU and broadcast on ESPN 700 radio. Fanfare The Ute gymnasts, who are averaging 15,121 fans at home, need a crowd of just 7,500 vs. Georgia to win their eighth all-sports women’s attendance title over South Carolina women’s basketball. Utah gymnastics was the NCAA’s all-sport attendance champion for women in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 … The Utes cannot reach their school attendance record of 15,244 set a year ago, but 14,265 fans tonight will set the second-best attendance mark in school and NCAA gymnastics history. In the Rankings The Utes stayed at No. 4 for the fourth straight week in the new national rankings with a 197.415 Regional Qualifying Score (RQS). The top six stayed unchanged from a week ago with Oklahoma (197.995 RQS) No. 1, followed by LSU (197.755), UCLA (197.725), Utah (197.415), Florida (197.365) and Alabama (197.120). Utah’s event rankings are No. 4 on vault (49.395), No. 6 on bars (49.310), No. 9 on beam (49.275) and No. 4 on floor (49.485). MyKayla Skinner moved up to No. 3 in the allaround (39.665 RQS) and is No. 5 on vault (9.930), No. 10T on bars (9.915), No. 17T on beam (9.900) and No. 5 on floor (9.945). MaKenna Merrell-Giles is tied for No. 8 in the all-around (39.535), tied for No. 9 on vault (9.905) and tied for No. 8 on floor (9.930). The national rankings are on RQS for the remainder of the season (starting on Feb. 26). The RQS is calculated by taking a team or individual’s six best regular-season-meet scores—three of which must be on the road—eliminating the high score and averaging the remaining five. Quick Sticks The Utes are looking to snap a two-meet losing streak— the first time they have lost back-to-back dual meets

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since 2012 … The Utes have not competed at home in over a month with three road meets (UCLA, California and Michigan) and a bye since Feb. 9 … Utah is 4-0 in the Huntsman Center this season with wins over BYU, Oregon State, Washington and Arizona State … Utah concluded its Pac-12 regular season with a 5-1 league mark. Chalk Talk Utes have won five Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week citations: MyKayla Skinner on Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20 and MaKenna Merrell-Giles on Feb. 6 … The Utes have hit 209-of-216 routines, including 24-of-24 routines in four meets (most recently at Michigan on Mar. 10) … Ute individual winners are: Skinner (25), Merrell-Giles (11), Kari Lee (4), Tiffani Lewis (2), Kim Tessen (2) and Sydney Soloski (1) … Gymnasts who have hit every routine without a fall are: Skinner (34-34), Lewis (2727), Alexia Burch (8-8), Maddy Stover (9-9), Shannon McNatt (2-2) and Lauren Wong (1-1). Ute Insider Kim Tessen’s status is day to day due to a shoulder injury. Tessen, a 9.90 or better scorer on vault and bars, did not compete on bars last week at Michigan … Alexia Burch (knee) will be out for a second straight week. She hopes to return to the beam lineup for the Pac-12 Championship … Utah has four 39.500 or better all-arounders: MyKayla Skinner (39.725 season best), MaKenna Merrell-Giles (39.675), Kari Lee (39.500) and Missy Reinstadtler (39.500) … The freshman class is playing a bigger role as the season progresses. Burch competed on three events vs. California on Feb. 25, Sydney Soloski stepped in on two events vs. Michigan on March 10 and Lauren Wong made her college debut on bars vs. Michigan on March 10. The freshman class has combined to hit 17 of 18 routines … Merrell-Giles has received the only 10.0 by a Ute this season—on vault vs. Washington on Feb. 3. Merrell-Giles and Skinner both have a 9.975 on floor—Skinner twice. Next Up Utah competes in the Pac-12 Championship in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, March 24. The Utes will host one of six NCAA Regionals on Saturday, April 7.

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2018 Utah Gymnastics Roster

Name

Ht.

Yr.

Hometown

High School/Club

Alexia Burch

5-2

Fr.

Sparks, Nev.

Spanish Springs HS/Flips USA Gymnastics

Kari Lee

5-2

Jr.

Peoria, Ariz.

Liberty HS/Flames Gymnastics Academy

Tiffani Lewis

5-4

Sr.

Las Vegas, Nev.

Southwest Career and Technical Academy/Brown’s Gymnastics

Shannon McNatt

5-3

Jr.

Houston, Texas

Texas Connections Academy/Stars Gymnastics Training Center

MaKenna Merrell-Giles 5-4

Jr.

Pleasant Grove, Utah

Pleasant Grove HS/All-American Gymnastics

Erika Muhaw

5-2

Sr.

Montville, N.J.

Montville Township HS/North Stars Gymnastics Academy

Missy Reinstadtler

5-4

So.

Brick, N.J.

Brick Township HS/North Stars Gymnastics Academy

Macey Roberts

5-2

Jr.

McDonald, Tenn.

Ooltewah HS/Gymnastics Center of Chattanooga

MyKayla Skinner

5-0

So.

Gilbert, Ariz.

Higley HS/Desert Lights Gymnastics

Sydney Soloski

5-0

Fr.

Calgary, Alberta

National Sport School/Calgary Gymnastics Centre

Maddy Stover

5-2

Sr.

Fullerton, Calif.

Troy HS/Wildfire Gymnastics

Kim Tessen

5-1

So.

Orem, Utah

Mountain View HS/All-American Gymnastics

Lauren Wong

5-4

Fr.

Salt Lake City

Skyline HS/USA Gymnastics World

UTAH COACHES

GYMNASTICS SUPPORT STAFF

Co-Head Coach Megan Marsden (9th/34th year)

Chief of Staff/New Media Director: Jennifer White Director of Player Development: Dakota Marsden Athletic Trainer: Katie Lorens Strength Coach: Jon Webster Yoga Instructor: Denise Druce Dance Instructor: Jenny Larsen Sport Psychologist: Nicole Detling Nutritionist: Lauren Jones Student Coach: Baely Rowe Student Manager: Elizabeth Berndt

Co-Head Coach Tom Farden (3rd/8th year) Assistant Coach Robert Ladanyi (1st year) Volunteer Assistant Coach Carly Dockendorf (1st year)

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Alexia Burch Fr. | Sparks, Nev.

Kari Lee Jr. | Peoria, Ariz.

Tiffani Lewis Sr. | Las Vegas, Nev.

Shannon McNatt Jr. | Houston, Texas

MaKenna Merrell-Giles Jr. | Pleasant Grove, Utah

Erika Muhaw Sr. | Montville, N.J.

Missy Reinstadtler So. | Brick, N.J.

Macey Roberts Jr. | McDonald, Tenn.

MyKayla Skinner So. | Gilbert, Ariz.

Sydney Soloski Fr. | Calgary, Alberta

Maddy Stover Sr. | Fullerton, Calif. 8|

Kim Tessen So. | Orem, Utah

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Lauren Wong Fr. | Salt Lake City


A Tradition of Excellence

Dynasty! • Most National Championship Appearances (42) • Most National Championships (10) • Most NCAA Championships All-Americans (361) • Most Fans (14,000+ Per Meet Since 2010) Regular Season • The Utah gymnastics team first competed in 1976. Since then, Utah is the only team to qualify to every National Championships (42), including all 36 NCAA Championships. • Utah gymnastics set the longest regular season home win streak of any NCAA sport, spanning 23 years (1979-2002) and 170 meets. Regional Meets • Utah has won its regional meet 30 times and had been the runner-up 12 times.

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National Championships • Utah has won a record 10 national championships and been runner-up nine times. Utah has also placed in the top-three 23 times and never finished lower than 10th. • Utah has qualified for the Super Six 20 times. • Utah gymnasts have earned a record 361 NCAA Championships All-America awards and have won 26 individual national championships. Fanatics • Utah owns every gymnastics attendance record, including the most people ever to watch a collegiate gymnastics meet (16,019 vs. Michigan in 2015) and highest season attendance average (15,224 in 2017). • Utah gymnastics has led all-women’s sports team in attendance in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, becoming the first women’s team other than basketball to lead the nation in season attendance.

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Scorecard UTAH

VAULT BARS BEAM FLOOR ALL-AROUND

Alexia Burch Kari Lee Tiffani Lewis Shannon McNatt MaKenna Merrell-Giles Erika Muhaw Missy Reinstadtler Macey Roberts MyKayla Skinner Sydney Soloski Maddy Stover Kim Tessen Lauren Wong

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OPPONENT

VAULT BARS BEAM FLOOR ALL-AROUND

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Co-Head Coaches

Megan Marsden

Tom Farden

Co-Head Coach 9th/34th Year

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Co-Head Coach 3rd/8th Year

ormer NCAA all-around champion Megan Marsden is in her 34th year on the Utah coaching staff and her ninth as the co-head coach. As a gymnast or coach, Marsden has participated in all of Utah’s record-tying 10 national championships and 37 of its record 42 national championship appearances. Since becoming the co-head coach in 2010, she has compiled a 177-62-3 overall record and has twice been named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year (2014, 2015). She is also a two-time NCAA Region Head Coach of the Year (2011, 2012). Marsden began coaching at her alma mater in 1985 after leading Utah to four national championships as a 12-time first-team All-American and three-time NCAA champion from 1981-84. She spent 25 years as an assistant or associate coach. She and husband Greg have two sons, Montana and Dakota. Greg coached the Ute gymnastics team for 40 years before retiring after the 2015 NCAA Championships. 14 |

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n two seasons as Utah’s co-head coach, preceded five years as an assistant, Tom Farden has played a crucial role in the program’s seven NCAA Championship appearances, four Super Six finishes and three Pac-12 Championships since 2011. Farden has a 45-15-1 record at Utah and his career head coaching record of 116-63-1 includes a 71-48 mark in six seasons at Southeast Missouri State. Utah’s lead recruiter throughout his tenure, Farden has coached two NCAA individual champions (Georgia Dabritz on bars and MyKayla Skinner on floor), 11 Pac-12 titlists and the recipients of 51 All-America awards. Skinner was the 2017 NCAA all-around runner-up. Utah has qualified into the NCAA Championships both seasons with Farden as its co-head coach—making the Super Six in 2017 and placing fifth in the nation. He and his wife Christina have a son, Ki.

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Assistant Coach

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obert Ladanyi (lad-an-knee), a 12-year veteran of NCAA women’s gymnastics coaching and former coach of the Romanian Junior National Team, was hired as Utah’s assistant coach on June 5, 2017. He coaches the Utes on vault and oversees the tumbling elements on floor. Ladanyi spent 10 years as an assistant coach at Florida from 2006-15, followed by two years as an assistant at Denver (2016-17). He has coached three NCAA individual champions and also assisted in three NCAA team championships at Florida from 2013-15. The three-time Southeast Region Co-Assistant Coach of the Year (2011, 2013 and 2015) has coached 45 AllAmericans. As an assistant coach at Denver, he helped the Pioneers achieve their best finish ever at the 2017 NCAA Championships (ninth). The Baia Mare, Romania native has two daughters: Gabby and Laila.

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Volunteer Assistant Coach

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Carly Dockendorf

Volunteer Assistant Coach 1st Year

ormer Canadian National team member and twosport NCAA All-American Carly Dockendorf is in her first season as a Utah volunteer assistant coach and choreographer. She brings nine years of experience in college coaching to her new position. Dockendorf spent six years at Seattle Pacific as an assistant gymnastics coach (2009, 2013-17) and three years as an assistant track and field coach (2010-12). During both stints on the Seattle Pacific gymnastics staff, Dockendorf was the head vault and floor coach, floor choreographer, recruiting coordinator and strength and conditioning coach. She also assisted with the team’s social media presence. She doubled as a club coach during her time at SPU, assisting at Falcon Gymnastics Center from 2012-17. The Port Moody, B.C., native is married to Henry Ruggiero. They have two daughters: Crosby and Hayden.

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Utah Gymnastics Staff

Jennifer White Chief of Staff/ New Media Director

Dakota Marsden Director of Player Development

Elizabeth Berndt Team Manager

Denise Druce Yoga Instructor

Jenny Larsen Dance Instructor

Katie Lorens Athletic Trainer

Baely Rowe Student Coach

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he most famous college gymnastics facility in the country, Utah’s Jon M. Huntsman Center has showcased more major collegiate gymnastics meets than any other venue. The Huntsman Center has hosted a record nine national championships—one AIAW and eight NCAA Championships: 1981 (AIAW), 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1999 and 2007. Other gymnastics events making Huntsman Center appearances include the 1979 USGF World Championships Trials, the 1980 and ’82 Championships of the USA, the 1993 World University Games Trials, 13 NCAA regional championships (most recently in 2016) and two Pac-12 Championships. Opened in 1969 on the southeast side of campus (elevation 4,657 feet), the 15,000-seat Huntsman Center is still in pristine condition. The facility underwent a $6 million renovation in 2014. The project included the installation of a supergrid ceiling structure, a state-of-the-art sound system, brighter and energy-efficient LED lighting in the arena and concourse, a maple wood floor, and updated graphics wrapping the walls of the lower bowl and mid-level concourse. New videoboards were installed last fall at a cost of $4.1 million. Also calling the Huntsman Center home are the Ute men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball teams. The Huntsman Center ranks third among the nation’s arenas for most NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games held (81). Perhaps the most legendary NCAA 20 |

Tournament game of all time—the 1979 NCAA Championship game starring Larry Bird and Magic Johnson—was played in the Huntsman Center. TOP UTAH HOME CROWDS 1. 16,019* vs. Michigan 3-6-15 2. 15,558 vs. Florida, 3-4-11 15,558 vs. UCLA, 2-18-17 15,558 vs. Stanford, 3-3-17 3. 15,552 vs. Georgia, 1-22-10 4. 15,550 vs. Oregon State 1-23-16 5. 15,503 vs. Washington, 2-13-16 6. 15,447 vs. BYU, 3-28-08 7. 15,403 vs. Georgia, 3-12-16 8. 15,326 vs. California, 2-4-17 9. 15,310 vs. BYU, 1-27-12 10. 15,238 vs. Cal State-Fullerton, 2-11-91 11. 15,224 vs. Georgia, 3-15-14 12. 15,202 vs. Stanford, 2-21-15 13. 15,168 vs. Boise State/Washington, 3-6-93 14. 15,105 vs. DU/BSU/UIC, 1-20-17 15. 15,082 vs. SUU/BYU/TWU, 2-6-09 *NCAA Record

HUNTSMAN HIGHLIGHTS Crowds in Excess of 16,000: 1 Crowds in Excess of 15,000: 21 Crowds in Excess of 14,000: 43 NCAA Gymnastics Attendance Titles: 33 NCAA All-Sport Women’s Attendance Titles: 7 Season Average since 2010: 14,489

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Utah All-Americans Alfano, Elaine (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985) Allan, Kim (2000) Baskett, Kristina (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) Bijak, Daria (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) Bowles, Shannon (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002) Canary, Christa (1982) Caudle, Megan (1994, 1995, 1996) Coleman, Shannon (1981) Dabritz, Georgia (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) Damianova, Nansy (2013, 2014) Lia Del Priore (2014) Deetscreek, Jamie (2009, 2010) Delaney, Kailah (2012, 2014, 2015) DiLuzio, Annie (2007, 2010) Donaldson, Jenny (1992) Duke, Jessica (2007) Eberle, Annabeth (2003, 2004, 2005) Ellingson, Diane (1980, 1981) Ford, Nicolle (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) Frenz, Alysa (1994) Graham, Deidra (1999, 2000, 2001) Hansen, Hailee (2013) Harrington, Celeste (1985) Hermann, Tina (1985) Hofmann, Gritt (2005, 2006) Huck, Eileen (1980, 1981) Hughes, Breanna (2013, 2016) Jones, Denise (1998, 2000) Kardos, Linda (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984) Kenoyer, Kristen (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993) Kever, Ashley (2000) Kim, Nina (2009) King, Meredith (1992, 1993, 1994) Kulikowski, Theresa (1999, 2001, 2002, 2003) Leclerc, Veronique (2001, 2002, 2003) Lederer, Lynne (1985, 1986, 1987, 1988) Lee, Kari (2015) Leonard, Angie (1997, 1998, 1999) Lewis, Tiffani (2017) Lofgren, Mary Beth (2011) Lopez, Kassandra (2015, 2016) Lothrop, Corrie (2011, 2012, 2015) Marlowe, Missy (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992) Massoels, Patti (1988) McCunniff, Megan (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984) McAllister Stephanie (2010, 2011, 2012) McVay, Lisa (1986) 22 |

Kristina Baskett Merrell, MaKenna (2017) Metz, Suzanne (1993, 1994, 1995) Mitzel, Lisa (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986) Northrop, Molly (1997, 1998) Northrop, Sarah (1996) Partyka, Samantha (2015) Pinnick, Kristi (1988, 1990) Postell, Ashley (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) Reid, Summer (1996, 1997) Richard, Tracy (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993) Riffanacht, Kristen (2003, 2004) Rizzo, Beth (2007) Robarts, Kyndal (2008, 2010) Rowe, Baely (2016, 2017) Schaerrer, Shelly (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992) Schatton, Angelika (2000) Schmidt, Jenny (2000) Schwab, Sabrina (2016) Skinner, MyKayla (2017) Smith, Jessica (1988, 1990) Sobotka, Sandy (1985, 1986) Sommer, Traci (1995, 1997, 1998) Stednitz, Sue (1982) Stover, Maddy (2016) Stuart, Jill (1987) Takahashi, Kris (1987) Tidd, Rachel (2005) Trepanier, Aimee (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995) Tutka, Becky (2013, 2014) Vituj, Melissa (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004) Wagner, Kylee (2001) Weatherstone, Cheryl (1985, 1986, 1987) Wells, Missy (1993, 1994) Wilson, Tory (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) Wolf, Theresa (2001) Wolsey, Kelli (1992, 1994) Woolsey, Sandy (1993, 1994, 1995)

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Utah’s NCAA Individual Champions Sue Stednitz 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Around Beam Elaine Alfano 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vault 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vault 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vault Megan McCunniff (Marsden) 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Around 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Around Vault

Georgia Dabritz

Lisa Mitzel 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floor

Summer Reid 1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beam 1997. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beam Angie Leonard 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bars

Ashley Postell 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beam Georgia Dabritz 2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bars

Theresa Kulikowski 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Around Beam 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beam Kristina Baskett 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bars

Missy Marlowe Missy Marlowe 1991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beam 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All-Around Bars Beam Floor

MyKayla Skinner

Kristen Kenoyer 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vault

MyKayla Skinner 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floor

Sandy Woolsey 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bars

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All-Time 10.0 Scores Vault 10.0, Missy Marlowe vs. Oregon State, 3-2-92 10.0, Kristen Kenoyer at WAC Championship, 3-20-93 10.0, Kristen Kenoyer vs. Oregon State, 2-19-93 10.0, Kristen Kenoyer vs. Brigham Young, 3-13-93 10.0, Suzanne Metz vs. Brigham Young, 3-25-95 10.0, Annabeth Eberle vs. UCLA, 1-10-04 10.0, Annabeth Eberle vs.UW/Iowa/UIC, 3-5-04 10.0, Annabeth Eberle vs. Brigham Young, 3-19-04 10.0, Rachel Tidd vs. Brigham Young, 3-19-04 10.0, Ashley Postell vs. Minnesota, 2-1-08 10.0, Ashley Postell vs. SUU/USU, 2-22-08 10.0, Tory Wilson vs. California, 2-9-13 10.0, Tory Wilson vs. Arizona State, 2-6-15 10.0, Georgia Dabritz vs. Arizona State, 2-6-15 10.0, Tory Wilson at Pac-12 Championships, 3-21-15 Uneven Bars 10.0, Missy Marlowe vs. Cal State-Fullerton, 2-11-91 10.0, Missy Marlowe vs. Cal State-Fullerton, 3-1-91 10.0, Missy Marlowe at WAC Championship, 3-28-92 10.0, Aimee Trepanier vs. Oregon State, 2-13-93 10.0, Kristen Kenoyer at WAC Championship, 3-20-93 10.0, Sandy Woolsey vs. Brigham Young, 3-25-95 10.0, Sandy Woolsey at NCAA Regional, 4-13-96 10.0, Angie Leonard vs. Stanford, 3-7-97 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. Utah State/BSU, 2-26-99 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. Brigham Young, 3-27-99 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. Brigham Young, 2-9-01 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. Michigan, 2-23-01 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. Arizona, 1-18-02 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. Minnesota, 1-25-02 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. Minnesota, 2-1-03 10.0, Georgia Dabritz vs. Florida, 3-16-13 10.0, Georgia Dabritz at Pac-12 Championship, 3-22-14 10.0, Georgia Dabritz vs. Arizona, 1-31-15 10.0, Georgia Dabritz vs. Stanford, 2-21-15 10.0, Georgia Dabritz vs. Michigan, 3-6-15 10.0, Georgia Dabritz at NCAA Championships, 4-17-15 10.0, Georgia Dabritz at NCAA Championships, 4-18-15 Balance Beam 10.0, Missy Marlowe vs. Utah State, 2-7-92 10.0, Kristen Kenoyer vs. Penn State, 3-9-92 10.0, Kristen Kenoyer at WAC Championship, 3-28-92 10.0, Missy Marlowe at NCAA Regional, 4-11-92 10.0, Kristen Kenoyer vs. UW/Boise State, 3-6-93 10.0, Traci Sommer vs. Brigham Young, 3-25-95 26 |

Ashley Postell 10.0, Sandy Woolsey vs. Oregon State, 2-12-96 10.0, Summer Reid vs. Brigham Young, 1-31-97 10.0, Shannon Bowles vs. Brigham Young, 2-6-98 10.0, Traci Sommer vs. Oregon State, 3-14-98 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. New Hampshire, 3-20-99 10.0, Shannon Bowles vs. Arizona, 1-26-01 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. Utah State, 2-6-01 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. Utah State, 2-15-02 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski at NCAA Regional, 4-6-02 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. Washington, 3-7-03 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski at NCAA Regional, 4-12-03 10.0, Melissa Vituj vs. Utah State, 2-27-04 10.0, Ashley Postell vs. Washington, 3-11-05 10.0, Ashley Postell vs. Arizona State, 3-18-05 10.0, Ashley Postell vs. Brigham Young, 3-28-08 Floor Exercise 10.0, Missy Marlowe vs. Penn State, 3-9-92 10.0, Kristen Kenoyer vs. Oregon State, 2-13-93 10.0, Kristen Kenoyer vs. UW/Boise State, 3-6-93 10.0, Aimee Trepanier vs. UW/Boise State, 3-6-93 10.0, Kristen Kenoyer at WAC Championship, 3-20-93 10.0, Kristen Kenoyer at NCAA Regional, 4-3-93 10.0, Suzanne Metz vs. Brigham Young, 3-25-95 10.0, Theresa Kulikowski vs. Utah State/BSU, 2-26-99 10.0, Shannon Bowles vs. Brigham Young, 3-23-01 10.0, Annabeth Eberle vs. Arizona State, 1-24-03 10.0, Annabeth Eberle vs. Brigham Young, 3-28-03 10.0, Melissa Vituj vs. Arizona State/AFA, 2-20-04 10.0, Veronique Leclerc vs. Utah State, 2-27-04 10.0, Melissa Vituj vs. Brigham Young 3-19-04 10.0, Annabeth Eberle vs. Arizona State, 3-18-05 10.0, Lia Del Priore vs. Stanford, 2-23-13 10.0, Georgia Dabritz vs. Michigan/UCLA, 3-7-14 10.0, Nansy Damianova vs. Georgia, 3-15-14 10.0, Breanna Hughes vs. Georgia, 3-12-16 10.0, MyKayla Skinner vs. Stanford, 3-3-17 10.0, MyKayla Skinner at Pac-12 Championship, 3-18-17

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Ute Updates Alexia Burch: Former member of the U.S. Junior Olympic National team … season-high 9.90 on beam on Jan. 26 … started three events at Cal on Feb. 25, scoring a 9.775 on vault and beam and a 9.85 on floor … missed last week’s meet at Michigan with a knee injury … has hit 8-8 routines this season and in her career. Kari Lee: Three-time All-American as a freshman in 2015 missed the 2016 season with an injury before returning last year … three-time All-Pac-12 Conference … career all-around high of 39.500 at UCLA on Feb. 18, when she tied season highs on vault (9.90) and floor (9.90) …. double winner at Cal on Feb. 25 on vault (9.90) and beam (9.90) … 16 career victories … has hit 113-119 career routines. Tiffani Lewis: 2017 NCAA All-American (vault) … twotime Pac-12 champion (floor, vault) … three-time All-Pac-12 Conference … career-high 9.925 on floor vs. Oregon State on Jan. 19 and Cal on Feb. 25… 9.90 and 9.875 season highs on vault and bars … 6 career victories … has hit 124-127 career routines. Shannon McNatt: 2017 NCAA Regional beam champion … regional win came in first career start on beam … 1 career victory … has hit 8-9 career routines. MaKenna Merrell-Giles: Three-time 2017 NCAA AllAmerican … two-time All-Pac-12 Conference … named Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 6 after career-highs and victories in the all-around (39.675), vault (10.0) and floor (9.975) … 39.675 career all-around high vs. Washington is tied for the ninth-best in school history … triple winner vs. Washington and Arizona (all-around, vault, floor) … double winner against BYU and OSU … 17 career victories … has hit 106-112 career routines. Erika Muhaw: Competed on vault through the 2017 postseason … has hit 6-6 career routines (all on vault). Missy Reinstadtler: Competed on three events at the 2017 NCAA Championships (bars, beam, floor) … has gone all-around in all but one meet, doing three events vs. Washington … finished second in the all-around at Cal on Feb. 25 with a career-high 39.500 … 1 career victory … has hit 70-72 career routines.

Macey Roberts: Maryland transfer was a two-event starter (vault and floor) in her first season at Utah … has hit 51-53 career routines. MyKayla Skinner: 2017 NCAA floor exercise champion and all-around runner-up … eight-time All-American (4 NCAA, 4 regular season) … three-time 2017 Pac-12 and NCAA Regional champion (all-around, floor, vault) … four-time first-team All-Pac-12 Conference … Utah MVP … 39.775 career all-around high … Pac-12 career record-holder for most Gymnast of the Week awards (11) and has four this season … 39.725 season all-around high on Jan. 19 is tied for the seventh-best score in school history … won all five individual titles (four events and the all-around) against Arizona State on Feb. 9 … four wins three times (twice vs. UCLA and vs. Michigan) … 68 career victories … 18 career all-around wins is tied for second in school history … has hit 90-90 career routines. Sydney Soloski: Former four-year member of the Canadian National team (Senior National team from 2015-16) … has competed on floor in all but one meet … competed on beam at Michigan, scoring a 9.80 … four 9.90 floor scores includes a season-high 9.925 on Jan. 19 … 1 career win … has hit 8-9 routines. Maddy Stover: 2015 second-team regular season AllAmerican on beam … first-team All-Pac-12 Conference on beam … two-term president of Utah’s Crimson Council … 6 career victories (all on beam) … has hit 9-9 routines this year from the critical leadoff position on beam and 52-55 career routines. Kim Tessen: Sophomore has a redshirt year available after missing most of last season with an injury … career-high 9.95 on vault against Washington on Feb. 3 and career-best 9.90 on bars three times … four 9.90 or better scores on vault and three on bars … could not compete on bars last week at Michigan due to shoulder problems … 2 wins in her career (both on vault) … has hit 22-24 career routines. Lauren Wong: Midyear high school graduate joined the team on Jan. 11 … three-time qualifier into Level 10 regionals … scored a 9.825 in her first routine to count at Michigan on Mar. 10 … has hit 1-1 routines this season.

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Georgia GymDogs Name Height

Year

Hometown

Jasmine Arnold

5-3

Sr.

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Vivi Babalis

5-1

Sr.

Montreal, Quebec

Gracie Cherrey

5-4

Jr.

Woodbury, Minn.

Rachel Dickson

5-1

So.

Canton, Mich.

Ashley Foss

-

Fr.

Towaco, N.J.

Lauren Johnson

5-3

Sr.

Atlanta, Ga.

Gigi Marino

4-10

Sr.

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Madison McPherson

5-7

Fr.

Watkinsville, Ga.

Marissa Oakley

-

Fr.

Huntersville, N.C.

Jordyn Pedersen

5-3

So.

Burlington, Ontario

Hayley Sanders

5-2

Sr.

McKinney, Texas

Emily Schild

-

Fr.

Huntersville, N.C.

Sydney Snead

5-2

Jr.

Raleigh, N.C.

Natalie Vaculik

5-2

Sr.

Whitby, Ontario

Sabrina Vega

5-3

So.

Carmel, N.Y.

Head Coach: Courtney Kupets Carter (1st year) Assistant Coach: Josh Overton Assistant Coach: Charlie Tamayo Volunteer Assistant Coach: Suzanne Yoculan Leebern

Scouting Georgia Coach (year): Courtney Kupets Carter (1st year) 2017 NCAA Finish: 12th National Rank: 20 Record: 4-8 (3-4 SEC) Notes: Courtney Kupets Carter is in her first year as head coach at Georgia and her first season of coaching overall. A 2004 USA Olympian, Kupets was an All-American and NCAA champion for Georgia from

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2006-09. Her brother Chris Kupets played one season for the Utah men’s basketball team in 2010-11 … Season high 197.5250 in last week’s win over Boise State … Top all-arounders and their highs are Rachel Dickson (39.625) and Sydney Snead (39.525). Series Shorts Utah trails the all-time series with Georgia 25-28-1 … Utah leads 9-4 in Salt Lake City.

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