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QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION

Name: University of Alaska Anchorage Location: 3211 Providence Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508 Founded: 1977 Enrollment: 20,205 Nickname: Seawolves Colors: Green & Gold Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Chancellor: Dr. Elaine Maimon Athletics Director: Dr. Steve Cobb Athletic Dept. Phone: 907-786-1230 Ticket Office Phone: 907-786-1293 COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Paul Stoklos, 23rd season Alma Mater: Arizona (’81) Phone: 907-786-1229 Email: coach@uaa.alaska.edu Assistant Coach: Tami Monette, 12th season Graduate Assistant: Melissa Jabaay, 1st season

2007 Seawolf Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Quick Facts/Table of Contents/Media Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2007 Seawolf Season Preview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

COACHING STAFF/ROSTER

Head Coach Paul Stoklos/Assistant Coach Tami Monette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2007 Seawolf Roster/Support Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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Rachael Lehmkuhl (SENIOR). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Tiffany Staton (SENIOR). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Lauren Agostino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Lauren Magiera. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Brooke Nall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Jessica Portlock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Newcomers Meagan Byrne/Alise Cecchini/Micki Cole/Courtney Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

UAA STATISTICS/RECORDS/HISTORY

2006 Season Review/Mountain Pacific Sports Federation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 All-Time Letterwinners/USAG All-Americans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 All-Time Seawolf Top Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

UAA & ALASKA

TEAM INFORMATION

2006 Dual Record: 7-10 2006 MPSF Finish: 3rd of 4 Letterwinners Returning: 6 Letterwinners Lost: 4 Newcomers: 4 Team Captains: Brooke Nall, Tiffany Staton Home Arena (capacity): Wells Fargo Sports Complex (1,250) TEAM HISTORY

First Year of Gymnastics:1985 Div. I Since: 2004 SPORTS INFORMATION

SID/Gymnastics Contact: Nate Sagan Office Phone: 907-786-1295 E-Mail: nate@uaa.alaska.edu Home Phone: 907-278-6283 SID Fax: 907-563-4565 Press Row Phone: 907-786-4877 Website: GoSeawolves.com SUPPORT STAFF

Athletic Trainer: Chris Volk Office Phone: 907-786-1326 Ticket Manager: Mary Beth Wooden Office Phone: 907-786-1293

MEDIA GUIDELINES: For credentials or interview requests, please contact the UAA Sports Information Office at least one day in advance. Sports Information produces weekly press releases and game notes ­complete with statistics for each sport during the season. Please contact the SID or surf to www.GoSeawolves.com to obtain ­infor­mation.

GoSeawolves.com The 2007 UAA Gymnastics media guide was written, edited, designed and compiled by sports information director Nate Sagan. Editorial and design assistance was provided by Tad Dunham. Primary photography by Michael Dinneen. Other photography by Kelly DuFort (back cover team photos) and Rich Stromberg (p.12). Printing by A.T. Publishing & Printing, Inc. It is the policy of UAA to provide services and benefits to all students and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national ­origin, sex, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran. This ­official publication was released by the University of Alaska Anchorage, produced at a cost of $3.29 per copy to ­promote Seawolf Gymnastics.

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UAA Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Anchorage & Alaska. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 University of Alaska Anchorage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

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Media Outlets Anchorage Daily News

KIMO-TV (ABC – Channel 13) Mark Drake — Sports Director Phone: (907) 762-8818 / Fax: (907) 561-8934 2700 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507

Mike Campbell — Sports Editor Doyle Woody, Van Williams, Kevin Klott, Ron Wilmot, Andrew Hinkelman, Brian Singler 1001 Northway Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504 Phone: (907) 257-4335 / Fax: (907) 257-4342

The Northern Light

KTUU-TV (NBC – Channel 2)

KRUA Radio (88.1 FM)

John Carpenter — Sports Director 701 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503 Phone: (907) 762-9229 / Fax: (907) 563-3318

Robert Stormo – Sports Director University of Alaska Anchorage 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 786-6803 / Fax: (907) 786-6809

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Jessica Allman – Sports Editor University of Alaska Anchorage 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 786-1567 / Fax: (907) 786-1331

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n the Seawolf, the University of Alaska Anchorage has one of the more unique mascots in the country. Originally nicknamed the Sourdoughs, UAA adopted the Seawolf moniker in 1977. The name Seawolf represents a mystical sea creature and, ac­cording to the legend of the Seawolf, anyone fortunate enough to view it was subject to good luck. The exact nature or shape of the Seawolf, however, was left to the imagination and thus the creature has been depicted in many forms throughout the years. The Seawolf of today was introduced in 1985. Created by the Clark Mishler & Associates Company of Anchorage in cooperation with a University committee, it represents an adaptation of a more traditional Alaska totemic-like characterization of the mythical Seawolf.




2007 Season preview

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s the Seawolves embark on the 2007 season, they can relish the experience as the end of a maturation process. This will mark the fourth year of NCAA Division I membership for Alaska Anchorage, and head coach Paul Stoklos feels like his program is has come full-circle since its D-II days. “All of the athletes on this year’s team have been D-I gymnasts their entire careers,” said Stoklos, the only coach in the 22-year history of UAA Gymnastics. “There are no more labels. We are realistic about qualifying for NCAAs, but we also still have high goals — most importantly winning the MPSF Championships, getting as many dual victories as possible, and qualifying multiple individuals for the West Regional. To achieve success in 2007, Stoklos must get contributions from every member of his roster as four freshmen join six returners. While Stoklos admits this may be a youthful squad, he also knows that UAA’s individual skill levels are among the programís best ever. “I think that we are younger and a little less experienced, but that hopefully youíll see some things out of our freshmen, and we know we can depend on our veterans, especially our seniors,” Stoklos said. That pair of seniors — Rachael Lehmkuhl and Tiffany Staton — have been a consistent presence for the last three seasons and look forward to leadership roles in their final turns. “Rachael is motivated and driven to do gymnastics this year, more so than anybody on the team,” said Stoklos. “She wants her senior year to be huge and sheís really worked like crazy this summer, especially on bars, where we havenít used her in the past. She could certainly be one of our all-arounders this year.” Meanwhile, Staton has made steady progress through the fall as she returns from a knee injury that sidelined her for the second half of the 2006 season. The team co-captain has been a solid 3-event competitor throughout her career, with career-highs of 9.85 on bars and 9.825 on floor. Reigning MPSF all-around champ/ gymnast-of-the-year Jessica Portlock and 2-year-letterwinner Lauren Magiera form a talented junior class for UAA as well. Stoklos says Portlock has made incredible progress rehabbing the ankle injury she suffered at the West Regional meet in April and give the Seawolves another superb season.



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3LEFT: Junior Lauren Magiera has been one of UAA’s most consistent uneven bars performers the past two years.

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Senior Rachael Lehmkuhl could contribute in the all-around in 2007. 6BELOW RIGHT:

Junior Jessica Portlock is the defending MPSF all-around champion.

“I think that if Jessica can get this (injury) back into competitive shape, she’ll be the same gymnast she was last spring, only more experienced,” he said. “As for Lauren, she has been ready and excited to compete since the first day of practice. Sheís been working on vault and could even be an all-arounder for us. Sheís a very competitive, driven person.” Sophomore Lauren Agostino is back as well, hoping to improve on a rookie season that saw her earn the first top-10 regional all-around finish in UAA history and win

the MPSF floor title. Walk-on sophomore Brooke Nall, who competed on vault, beam and floor in 2006, will serve as team co-captain along with Staton. The Seawolves’ freshman foursome is headed by Courtney Williams, who Stoklos says should join Agostino and Lehmkuhl as a solid all-around competitor. Meagan Byrne brings superior beam and floor skills, while Micki Cole and Nebraska transfer Alise Cecchini bring unlimited potential to the lineup.


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paul stoklos Head Coach ü 23rd Season

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he only gymnastics coach the University of Alaska Anchorage has ever known, Paul Stoklos keeps taking the Seawolves to new heights as he embarks on his 23rd season in 2007. Over the past four seasons, Stoklos has overseen UAA’s transition from Division II to Division I, and boosted the team’s talent to its highest level ever. In fact, the 20 best team scores in program history have all come since 2004, The 2005 Seawolves set six school records, including dualmeet winning percentage, and produced four USAG All-America certificates as Stoklos captured his second consecutive Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year award. The previous season, the Seawolves won six USAG All-America certificates - including two individual national titles - and broke 16 school

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records. Stoklos came to UAA THE STOKLOS FILE in 1985 and proceeded to build a solid and tal- Hometown: Brookfield, Wis. Education: B.S., General Studies, ented team that has had Univ. of Arizona, 1981; three national champi- M.S., Exercise Science, ons, 12 All-Americans Arizona, 1984 and 37 Academic AllHead Coaching Achievements Americans. (UAA, 1985-present) Team performance is Has coached... important to Stoklos, 3 USAG National Champions (5 titles) who wants his gym12 All-Americans (39 awards) nasts to think of their 12 NCAA West Regional Qualifiers routines in terms of 37 Div. II Academic All-Americans an overall team effort. Topping his list of stu2004 MPSF Coach of the Year dent-athlete priorities, 2005 MPSF Co-Coach of the Year however, is academics, evidenced by the fact that his team consistently produces AllAmerican Scholar certificates. Prior to coming to UAA, Stoklos served as a gymnastics coach as an undergraduate and grad assistant at the University of Arizona for seven years, helping to bring a fledgling program from ground level to a national ranking in just four years. Stoklos was an excellent athlete in his own right, earning varsity letters in football, track and gymnastics in high school. He was a competitive skydiver at the University of Arizona where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1981 and a master’s degree in exercise science in 1984. An avid and experienced downhill and cross-country skier, Stoklos is a member of the Mt. Alyeska Ski Patrol. He also enjoys hiking, fishing, scuba diving, skydiving and is a rated private airplane pilot. Stoklos lives in Anchorage with his girlfriend, Kim Glover, and their three canine companions, Sam, a terrier mix, and German shepherds Buck and Mora. He is also a member of the Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs.

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n her 12th season as assistant coach for the Seawolf gymnastics team in 2007, Tami Monette has become an integral part of the program. Monette was voted the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation co-Assistant Coach of the Year in 2006, repeating the honor she won outright in 2005. Monette has an extensive background in gymnastics as a competitor, head coach, compulsory judge and club owner. She has served two stints as head coach for the Anchorage Gymnastics Association, from 1993-95 and from 1978-85. Monette currently serves as an age-group director at the state level. She is USA safety-certified and has served as a judge at levels five through seven. She has placed gymnasts on Region II teams to Nationals from 1985 through 1995.




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2007 Alaska anchorage roster & support staff Alphabetical Roster NAME Lauren Agostino Megan Byrne Alise Cecchini Micki Cole Rachael Lehmkuhl Lauren Magiera Brooke Nall Jessica Portlock Tiffany Staton Courtney Williams

Roster Breakdown

HT YR EXP HOMETOWN (High School/Club Team) 5-1 4-11 5-2 5-0 5-2 5-6 5-5 5-2 5-6 5-7

So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr.

1V HS TR HS 3V 2V 1V 2V 3V HS

By Class

Virginia Beach, Va. (Kempsville HS/Ocean Tumblers) Arcadia, Calif. (AHS/SCATS Gymnastics) Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva HS/Albuquerque Gym./Nebraska) Phoenix, Ariz. (Paradise Valley HS/Phoenix Gymnastics Acad.) Pine, Colo. (Conifer HS/Jet Gymnastics) Carpentersville, Ill. (Barrington HS/American Academy) Bainbridge Island, Wash. (Bainbridge HS/Zero Gravity Ath.) Anchorage (Dimond HS/Arctic Gymnastics) Alta Loma, Calif. (ALHS/Crescenta Valley) San Angelo, Texas (Calallen HS/NW Kids Sport)

Seniors – 2 (Lehmkuhl, Staton) Juniors – 2 (Magiera, Portlock) Sophomores – 2 (Agostino, Nall) Freshmen – 4 (Byrne, Cecchini, Cole, Williams)

By State

California – 2 (Byrne, Staton) Alaska – 1 (Portlock) Arizona – 1 (Cole) Colorado – 1 (Lehmkuhl) Illinois – 1 (Magiera) New Mexico – 1 (Cecchini) Texas – 1 (Williams) Virginia – 1 (Agostino) Washington – 1 (Nall)

HEAD COACH: Paul Stoklos (Arizona ‘81), 23rd season ASSISTANT COACH: Tami Monette, 12th season GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACH: Melissa Jabaay, 1st season

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Agostino..................... AH-guh-STEE-noh Alise Cecchini............. ah-LEESE check-KEE-nee Lehmkuhl................... LEM-kool

Magiera............ muh-JARE-uh Staton.............. STAY-ton Stoklos............. STOKE-lohs

NATE SAGAN

MELISSA JABAAY

Sports Information Director

Student Assistant Coach

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ormer UAA gymnast Melissa Jabaay joins Coach Paul Stoklos’ staff in 2007 as a student assistant coach. An accomplished dancer and choreographer, she will concentrate on the finer points with the Seawolves on floor exercise. After competing for the Seawolves in 1999, the Birmingham, Ala., native has pursued a professional performing career, working as a dancer for three seasons in various productions at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va., and later becoming the dance supervisor in charge of casting, hiring, teaching and choreography. Jabaay (formerly Morgan) has performed in Australia, New Zealand and Italy as an Alabama Dance Ambassador and danced professionally in the Miss Alabama and Miss America Homecoming Productions. She is returning to Anchorage with her husband Aaron to pursue a degree from UAA in theatre with a dance emphasis.

CHRIS VOLK

Head Athletic Trainer (12th Season at UAA)

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ead athletic trainer Chris Volk is in her 12th season with the UAA Athletic Department. Volk cares for the treatment and prevention of injuries to Seawolf student-athletes, and manages the overall operation of the department’s Sport Medicine office. A 1979 graduate of the University of Dayton with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Volk also earned a master’s degree in biology from UD in 1986. She is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. She and her husband Rick are the parents of three children -- Megan (19), Cody (17) and Casey (15).



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AA graduate Nate Sagan is in his seventh as the primary media contact for the gymnastics program. After internships at the University of California Berkeley and the University of Oregon, Sagan returned to his alma mater in 1999 and assumed head SID duties three years later. In addition to serving as the media liaison for UAA’s 11 intercollegiate sports, he is also responsible for the department’s publications and the GoSeawolves.com website. The Kansas City, Mo., native earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and public communication from UAA in 1997, and he is a 1991 graduate of East Anchorage High School. He and his wife Christine are the parents of two daughters -Petula (4) and Daphne (1).

Sports Medicine Staff Head Team Physician Dr. Jeff Moore, MD Team Physician Emeritus William G. Mills, Jr., MD Team Physicians Richard McEvoy, MD Paul Steer, MD Sports Medicine Consultants Joella Beard, MD Keith Brownsberger, MD Ross Brudenell, MD Leo Bustad, MD Leslie Dean, MD

Jay Derksen, DM Mary Ann Foland, MD Robert Gieringer, MD Larry Levine, MD C.J. Little, MD Nell Loftin, MD Brett Mason, DO William J. Mills, MD David McGuire, MD Jan Nyboer, MD Greg Stone, DM George Stransky, MD Kenneth Swayman, DPM Tom Vasileff, MD Judith Whitcomb, MD


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GYMNAST PROFILES

Rachael Lehmkuhl Senior 5-3 Pine, Colo. Conifer HS/ JET Gymnastics 2006: One of three Seawolves not to miss a single rotation all season, appearing in all 14 regular-season meets on vault, beam and floor … posted UAAís fifth-best vault average at 9.434, helping Seawolves set school season-record average 47.636 on that apparatus … sprung season-high 9.75 vault in win at Air Force (Mar. 18) … season-best 9.625 floor routine came in 191.850-191.725 upset win at Western Michigan (Feb. 26) … had the highest overall grade point average among Seawolves and the third-highest on the 19member MPSF All-Academic Team with a 3.66. 2005: Competed in all 14 meets on vault and 12 times on beam … scored season-highs of 9.725 on vault and 9.575 on beam to help UAA to narrow dual victory over Texas Woman’s (Feb. 12) … sprung team’s second-best vault at MPSF Championships with 9.65 (Mar. 25) … helped Seawolves to two-meet sweep at Air Force (Jan. 28 & 30) with six scores between 9.35 and 9.625 ... season-high 9.475 floor routine came in first win over AFA … season vault average of 9.413 was 14th-best in program history … earned recognition on the MPSF All-Academic Team. 2004: Qualified for USAG Collegiate Championships, where she finished 14th on beam with a career-high 9.7 ... also competed on vault at USAGs ... competed on vault and beam in all 13 meets as a freshman ... helped Seawolves to surprise fourth-place team finish and a school-record score at MPSF Championships with career-highs on vault (9.6) and floor (9.725) ... season beam average of 9.471 was fifth-best in school history ... scored 36.900 in first career all-around, Mar. 12 vs. San Jose State. BEFORE UAA: Colorado high school Class 4A state all-around champion in 2002 ... named to all-state and all-conference teams ... also competed for JET Gymnastics and Evergreen Gymnastics club teams. PERSONAL: Born Rachael A. Lehmkuhl on Oct. 1, 1984 in Anchorage ... daughter of Merle and Jeri Lehmkuhl ... dual major in elementary education and geological sciences.

lehmkuhl’s SEASON BESTS Year Vault 2004 (Fr.) 9.600 2005 (So.) 9.725 2006 (Jr.) 9.750

Bars 8.850 DNC DNC

Beam 9.700 9.575 9.475

Floor 9.725 9.475 9.625

All-Around 36.900 DNC DNC

LEHMKUHL’S CAREER BESTS

Vault: 9.750 at Air Force, 3/18/06 Uneven Bars: 8.850 at San Jose State, 3/12/04 Balance Beam: 9.700 at Seattle Pacific, 2/7/04 & at USAG Championships, 4/8/04 Floor Exercise: 9.725 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 All-Around: 36.900 at San Jose State, 3/12/04




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GYMNAST PROFILES

Tiffany Staton Senior 5-6 Alta Loma, Calif. Alta Loma HS/ Crescenta Valley GC –TEAM CO-Captain– 2006: Saw action on bars, beam and floor in first nine meets before suffering season-ending knee injury in practice in early March … earned team’s fifth-best floor average at 9.522 … delivered top outing in final appearance of season with 9.575 on floor, 9.525 on beam and 9.475 on vault in a 191.850-191.725 upset victory at Western Michigan … earned spot on MPSF All-Academic Team with 3.15 overall GPA … Seawolf co-captain. 2005: Consistent 3-event worker and beam standout ... recorded second-best season beam average ever for a Seawolf at 9.557 … competed on bars and beam in all 14 meets and missed just one appearance on floor … scored 9.425 or better on every beam routine, topping out with a career-high 9.7 in UAA’s narrow victory over Texas Woman’s (Feb. 12) … scored 9.75 on floor, 9.625 on beam and season-high 9.625 on bars at UC Davis (Feb. 27) … posted 9.55 on bars, 9.675 on beam and season-best 9.775 on floor to help team to solid 191.225 score at SPU (Mar. 19) … scored 9.6 or higher on seven of 13 floor routines … floor averaged of 9.546 ranked No. 15 in school history. 2004: Qualified for floor and beam at USAG Collegiate Championships … posted third-highest bars score in UAA history with a 9.85 at MPSF Championships … also sprung to 9.825 on floor at MPSFs as Seawolves set a school record 193.750 team score … floor average of 9.631 was seventh-best ever at UAA, while beam average of 9.436 was eighth-best. BEFORE UAA: Placed second on beam at Level 10 regionals in 2003, competing for Crescenta Valley club team … placed fourth on bars and eight on floor at 2003 Western Nationals. PERSONAL: Born Tiffany Diane Staton on March 19, 1985 in Loma Linda, Calif. … daughter of Joe and Diane Staton … justice major.



staton’S SEASON BESTS Year 2004 (Fr.) 2005 (So.) 2006 (Jr.)

Vault DNC DNC DNC

Bars 9.850 9.625 9.525

Beam 9.700 9.700 9.550

Floor 9.825 9.775 9.650

STATON’S CAREER BESTS

All-Around DNC DNC DNC

Vault: N/A Uneven Bars: 9.850 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 Balance Beam: 9.700 vs San Jose State, 3/12/04 & vs Texas Woman’s, 2/12/05 Floor Exercise: 9.825 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 All-Around: N/A


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Lauren Agostino Sophomore 5-1 Virginia Beach, Va. Kempsville HS/ Ocean Tumblers GC

2006: Delivered a solid 8th-place showing in a field of 20 all-arounders at the NCAA Division I West Regional Championships, Apr. 8 at Stanford … earned the first-ever top-10 finish for a Seawolf at the D-I Regional with her 38.425 all-around … that total was second-best ever for a Seawolf at Regionals, behind only all-time great Elena Tkacheva’s 38.525 in 1997 ... Agostino and Tkacheva (11th of 23) are also the only Seawolves among the nine all-time Regionals qualifiers to place in the top half of the all-around field … peaked at the right time, recording career-high scores on bars (9.675), beam (9.7), floor (9.775) and in the all-around (38.825) in the last three meets of the regular season … tied teammate Jessica Portlock for the floor title at the MPSF Championships with season-high 9.775 ... season-high 38.825 all-around at Air Force (Mar. 20) ranks No. 7 in school history … team season-high 9.85 vault (Jan. 22 at Sacramento State) is tied for sixth on UAA’s all-time list, and 9.825 (Feb. 3 at Boise State) is tied for ninth … earned UAAís first-team MPSF honor on vault and second team on beam and all-around … won MPSF Gymnast of the Week honors Jan. 15 after all-around victories against Air Force in collegiate debuts … only Seawolf to compete in all-around in every meet this season. BEFORE UAA: Was the 2005 Virginia JO state champion in the allaround and on vault, bars and beam … won the vault and was runner-up in the all-around at JO Regionals in 2005 … qualified for 2005 JO Nationals in 2005, placing ninth on vault … also qualified for Level 10 JO Nationals in 2002, and was an alternate in 2001 and 2003. PERSONAL: Born Lauren Desiré Agostino on Oct. 2, 1986 in Virginia Beach, Va. … daughter of Debra Agostino … has been doing gymnastics since age 2 … fine arts major.

AGOSTINO’S SEASON BESTS Year Vault 2006 (Fr.) 9.850

Bars 9.675

Beam 9.700

Floor 9.775

All-Around 38.825

AGOSTINO’S CAREER BESTS

Vault: 9.850 at Sacramento State, 1/22/06 Uneven Bars: 9.675 at Air Force, 3/20/06 Balance Beam: 9.700 at Air Force, 3/18/06 Floor Exercise: 9.775 at MPSF Championships, 3/24/06 All-Around: 38.825 at Air Force, 3/20/06




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Lauren Magiera Junior 5-6 Carpentersville, Ill. Barrington HS/ American Academy 2006: Contributed on vault, bars or beam in all 14 regularseason meets, including three times on all three events ... team’s third-most consistent bars worker with a 9.371 season average ... 9.75 bars routine at Air Force (Mar. 20) tied for 15th place on Seawolves’ all-time list. 2005: Worked bars in all 14 meets and saw action 11 times on beam ... tied for team season-high and 10th-best beam score in school history with 9.775 in a victory at Air Force (Jan. 28) ... posted five beam scores of 9.525 or higher ... season beam average of 9.357 ranked No. 16 in school history ... seasonbest 9.375 bars score came in season-opener at Maui. BEFORE UAA: Recorded third-place finishes on vault and bars, sixth on beam and seventh in the all-around at the Illinois State High School meet as a senior in 2003, helping Barrington High to the state title ... broke Illinois state high school bars record with a 9.9 to earn Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Week award. PERSONAL: Born Feb. 22, 1985 ... daughter of Hank and Nancy Magiera ... theatre major.

MAGIERA’S SEASON BESTS Year Vault 2005 (Fr.) DNC 2006 (So.) 9.325

Bars 9.375 9.750

Beam 9.775 9.750

Floor DNC DNC

MAGIERA’S CAREER BESTS

Vault: 9.325 at Western Michigan, 2/26/06 Uneven Bars: 9.750 at Air Force, 3/20/06 Balance Beam: 9.775 at Air Force, 1/30/05 Floor Exercise: N/A All-Around: N/A



All-Around DNC DNC


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Brooke Nall Sophomore 5-5 Bainbridge Island, Wash. Bainbridge HS/ Zero Gravity Athletics –TEAM CO-Captain– 2006: Performed on vault, floor and beam in 11 meets … season-high 9.35 came on floor Mar. 20 at Air Force … sprung 9.3 vault Jan. 20 at Seattle Pacific. BEFORE UAA: Won the Washington Class 3A high school allaround title in 2004 and 2005, helping lift Bainbridge High to its first state gymnastics title as a senior ... high school state champ on vault and floor as a junior and beam and bars a senior ... also won back-to-back district all-around titles in 2004 and 2005. PERSONAL: Born April 23, 1987 ... daughter of James and Carolyn Nall ... anthropology major.

NAll’S SEASON BESTS Year Vault 2006 (Fr.) 9.300

Bars DNC

Beam 9.000

Floor 9.350

All-Around DNC

NALL’S CAREER BESTS

Vault: 9.300 at Seattle Pacific, 1/20/06 Uneven Bars: N/A Balance Beam: 9.000 at Air Force, 3/18/06 Floor Exercise: 9.350 at Air Force, 3/18/06 All-Around: N/A




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Jessica Portlock Junior 5-2 Anchorage, Alaska Dimond HS/ Arctic Gymnastics 2006: Capped stellar regular season by winning all-around with a 38.900 at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, Mar. 24 in Colorado Springs ... also voted MPSF Gymnast of the Year by the league’s coaches after claiming the vault and floor (tie) titles ... won three MPSF Gymnast of the Week awards and dominated the All-MPSF teams with first-team selections on bars, beam, floor and all-around, and second-team on vault ... posted three of the top six all-around scores in school history, including her career-high and school No. 2 38.925 in an upset win at Western Michigan ... owned UAA’s top 2006 scores on every event but vault ... was No. 1 individual qualifier (among schools not sending full squads) in the all-around for the NCAA Div. I West Regional Championships ... suffered leg injury midway through Regional meet and did complete competition ... 38.900 all-around at MPSF tied for third-best score in UAA history, while 38.850 on Mar. 20 at Air Force ranked sixth ... season all-around average was No. 3 in Seawolf history, while beam average of 9.523 was No. 5 ... earned spot on MPSF All-Academic Team with 3.57 overall GPA ... won Team MVP honor at postseason banquet and was squad’s nominee for UAA Athlete of the Year. 2005: Delivered one of top freshman seasons in UAA history ... became second Seawolf ever (Jessi Simmons, 1999) to earn season averages of 9.45 or better on all four apparatus ... top all-around score of 38.625 (Jan. 7 at Maui) ranked No. 11 in school history ... all-around score of 38.550 vs. Hamline (Mar. 12) was 13th-best ever for a Seawolf and contributed to team season-high 191.575 ... bars score of 9.85 vs. Hamline (Mar. 12) was third-best in school history and topped her old high of 9.8, set the previous night ... equaled team’s season-high score on beam with 9.775 at Maui ... scored 38.425 all-around, including 9.725 on beam, to help UAA to road victory over MPSF rival Air Force (Jan. 28) ... incredibly consistent on floor, scoring between 9.55 and 9.65 on 10 of 12 routines ... bars average of 9.573 and beam average of 9.513 were both 4th-best in school history, while all-around ranked No. 5 (38.073), vault was No. 8 (9.482) and floor No. 14 (9.556) ... garnered Team MVP award at the postseason banquet, as voted by her teammates. BEFORE UAA: Finished third on vault and 30th in the all-around at 2001 Level 10 Nationals. PERSONAL: Born Jessica Marie Portlock on Mar. 5, 1986 in Anchorage ... daughter of James and Cindy Portlock ... psychology major.

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PORTLOCK’S SEASON BESTS Year Vault 2005 (Fr.) 9.625 2006 (So.) 9.775

Bars 9.850 9.775

Beam 9.775 9.725

Floor 9.650 9.825

PORTLOCK’S CAREER BESTS

All-Around 38.625 38.925

Vault: 9.775, three times Uneven Bars: 9.850 vs Hamline, 3/12/05 Balance Beam: 9.775 at Maui Invitational, 1/7/05 Floor Exercise: 9.825 vs Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2/18/06 All-Around: 38.925 at Western Michigan, 2/26/06


newcomer PROFILES

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Meagan Byrne

Alise Cecchini

Freshman 4-11 Arcadia, Calif. Arcadia HS/ SCATS Gymnastics

Freshman 5-2 Albuquerque, N.M. La Cueva HS/ Gold Cup GC/ Univ. of Nebraska

BEFORE UAA: Trained at SCATS Gymnastics club, helping her team to first place at the California state Level 10 meet. PERSONAL: Born Meagan Leigh Byrne on Nov. 10, 1987 in Hollywood, Calif. ... daughter of Steven and Marlene Byrne ... biological sciences major.

BEFORE UAA: Redshirted 2006 season at national power Nebraska, which finished fifth at NCAA Championships ... competed for Gold Cup Gymnastics club in Albuquerque, N.M., earning Level 10 regional qualifier status four times ... finished seventh on bars and beam at 2005 Kurt Thomas Invitational in Dallas ... placed sixth in all-around at 2005 New Mexico state championships. PERSONAL: Born Alise Marie Cecchini on April 14, 1987 in Albuquerque, N.M. ... daughter of Michael Cecchini and Roxanne Dunlap ... marketing major.

Micki Cole

Courtney Williams

Freshman 5-1 Phoenix, Ariz. Paradise Valley HS/ Phoenix Gym. Acad.

Freshman 5-7 San Angelo, Texas Calallen HS/ Northwest Kids Sports Complex

BEFORE UAA: Played Level 10 regional qualifier and Level 9 Western National qualifier competing for Phoenix Gymnastics Academy ... 2002 Level 8 State Gymnast of the Year. PERSONAL: Born Marion Michelle Cole on Aug. 27, 1988 in Fort Riley, Kan. ... daughter of Jim and Leslie Cole ... marketing major.

BEFORE UAA: Won 2006 Level 9 Texas state title on uneven bars and was runner-up in the all-around, competing for the Northwest Kids Sport club team ... also placed third on beam and tied for fourth on floor at Level 9 State meet ... as a sophomore in 2004, was the state prep all-around champion at her hometown San Angelo Central High School ... became first-ever Central gymnast to win a state title, helping her school to a runner-up team finish. PERSONAL: Born Courtney Rae Williams on April 25, 1988 in Nacogdoches, Texas ... daughter of Kim and Blaine Williams ... elementary education major.

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2006 in review/FACILITIES

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he 2006 Seawolf gymnasts continued to establish UAA as a formidable Division I program, finishing with a 7-10 dual record and competing against the best schools in the nation. UAA’s most impressive victory came Feb. 26 with a 191.850-191.725 road upset of Western Michigan. In addition, the squad posted a fourmeet season sweep of league rival Air Force, and finished third of four teams at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships. The Seawolf program hosted its first-ever tri-meet as 6th-ranked Nebraska came to town March 11, and the team visited some of nation’s biggest arenas at Michigan State, Boise State and Stanford. Sophomore Jessica Portlock earned several awards, including MPSF Gymnast of the Year, while she and freshman Lauren Agostino both competed as individual allarounders at the NCAA West Regional Portlock & Agostino on the Championships. MPSF all-around podium.

2006 UAA INDIVIDUAL HonoRS LAUREN AGOSTINO

Rachael Lehmkuhl

MPSF Gymnast of the Week (1/15) MPSF Co-Champion: FX NCAA West Regional AA qualifier All-MPSF 1st Team: V All-MPSF 2nd Team: BB, AA

All-Academic MPSF

Jessica Portlock

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JAMIE BURTON

All-Academic MPSF

DOMINIQUE INGRAM

All-MPSF 2nd Team: UB, FX

AMANDA KEEVER

All-Academic MPSF

3-time MPSF Gymnast of Week MPSF Gymnast of the Year MPSF Champion: AA, V, FX NCAA West Regional AA qualifier All-MPSF 1st Team: UB, BB, FX, AA All-MPSF 2nd Team: V All-Academic MPSF

TIFFANY STATON

All-Academic MPSF

Seawolf FACILITIES

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AA hosts its home meets on campus in the 1,250-seat Wells Fargo Sports Complex. The gym, which has housed Seawolf gymnastics, basketball and volleyball since 1978, provides a comfortable atmosphere for both competitors and fans.

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2006 MEET RESULTS

(DUAL RECORD: 7-10) Date Meet/Opponent Jan. 13 AIR FORCE Jan. 15 AIR FORCE Jan. 20 at Seattle Pacific Jan. 22 at Sacramento State & CS Fullerton Feb. 3 at Boise State & Southern Utah Feb. 17 WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER Feb. 18 WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER Feb. 24 at Michigan State Feb. 26 at Western Michigan Mar. 10 SEATTLE PACIFIC Mar. 11 SEATTLE PACIFIC & NEBRASKA Mar. 18 at Air Force Mar. 20 at Air Force & Denver Mar. 24 at MPSF Championships (at Colorado Springs, CO) Apr. 8 at NCAA West Regional (at Stanford, CA)

Time/Result W, 186.625-175.025 W, 187.250-154.825 L, 188.300-191.850 3rd, 189.825 3rd, 185.825 W, 188.775-177.175 W, 188.100-178.375 L, 190.450-193.325 W, 191.850-191.725 L, 187.300-189.600 3rd, 188.575 W, 191.375-183.975 2nd, 190.000 3rd of 4 teams, 190.950 Agostino-8th Portlock-DNF

Home meets in ALL CAPS at Wells Fargo Sports Complex

2006 TOP SCORES

team V — 48.375 at Western Michigan, Feb. 26 (school record) UB — 47.725 at MPSF Championships, Mar. 24 BB — 47.925 at Michigan State, Feb. 24 FX — 48.600 at MPSF Championships, Mar. 24 Total — 191.850 at Western Michigan, Feb. 26 individual V — 9.85, Lauren Agostino at Sacramento State, Jan. 22 UB — 9.775, Jessica Portlock at Western Michigan, Feb. 26; 9.775, Jessica Portlock at MPSF Championships, Mar. 24 BB — 9.725, Jessica Portlock at Western Michigan, Feb. 26; 9.725, Jessica Portlock at Air Force, Mar. 18 FX — 9.825, Jessica Portlock vs Wisconsin-Whitewater, Feb. 18 AA — 38.925, Jessica Portlock at Western Michigan, Feb. 26

Seawolf gymnasts also make use of the WFSC’s other facilities — weight room, fitness center, 25-meter pool, jogging track and sauna — for training and recreation. The Seawolves train off-campus at the Anchorage Gymnastics Association facility in Midtown. UAA gymnastis have exclusive use of the AGA gym for proactice. The facility offers 12 competition beams, four sets of uneven bars and two spring floors, as well as a loose foam pit for vaulting, tumbling and bars. The gym includes almost 23,000 square feet of training space.


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TEAM

INDIVIDUAL

ALL-AROUND 1. 193.750 2. 192.075 3. 191.850 4. 191.575 5. 191.375 6. 191.350 7. 191.275 8. 191.225 9. 190.950 190.950

VAULT

1. 48.375 2. 48.300 3. 48.250 4. 48.225 5. 48.175 6. 48.100 7. 48.025 8. 47.950 47.950 47.950

at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 at Western Michigan, 2/26/06 vs Hamline, 3/12/05 at Air Force, 3/18/06 vs Texas Woman’s, 2/12/05 at Maui Invitational, 1/7/05 at Seattle Pacific, 3/19/05 vs San Jose State, 3/13/04 at MPSF Championships, 3/24/06

at Western Michigan, 2/26/06 at Air Force, 3/20/06 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 at Air Force, 3/18/06 at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 at MPSF Championships, 3/24/06 at Northern Illinois, 2/22/04 vs San Jose State, 3/13/04 at Seattle Pacific, 3/19/05 vs SPU & Nebraska, 3/11/06

UNEVEN BARS

1. 48.825 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 2. 48.075 vs Hamline, 3/12/05 3. 48.000 vs San Jose State, 3/13/04 4. 47.875 at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 5. 47.750 at UC Davis, 2/27/05 6. 47.725 at MPSF Championships, 3/24/06 7. 47.625 at Western Michigan, 2/26/06 8. 47.575 at Air Force, 3/18/06 9. 47.550 vs MIT, 1/10/04 47.550 vs Texas Woman’s, 2/12/05

BALANCE BEAM 1. 48.575 2. 48.275 3. 48.200 4. 48.175 5. 48.150 6. 48.050 7. 47.975 8. 47.925 47.925 47.925 47.925

at Seattle Pacific, 2/7/04 at Northern Illinois, 2/22/04 at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 vs San Jose State, 3/12/04 at UC Davis, 3/7/03 at MPSF Championships, 3/25/05 at Maui Invitational, 1/7/05 vs Springfield, 3/23/96 at Air Force, 1/28/05 at Air Force, 1/30/05 at Michigan State, 2/26/06

FLOOR EXERCISE 1. 49.075 2. 48.875 3. 48.775 4. 48.600 48.600 6. 48.550 48.550 48.550 9. 48.450 48.450

all-time SEAWOLF TOP SCORES

at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 at Seattle Pacific, 3/19/05 at MPSF Championships, 3/29/03 at Maui Invitational, 1/7/05 at MPSF Championships, 3/24/06 vs MIT, 1/9/04 vs Texas Woman’s, 2/12/05 at UC Davis, 2/27/05 at Southeast Missouri, 2/8/97 at Seattle Pacific, 2/7/04

ALL-AROUND

1. 39.125, Dominique Ingram at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 2. 38.925, Jessica Portlock at Western Michigan, 2/26/06 3. 38.900, Dominique Ingram at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 38.900, Jessica Portlock at MPSF Championships, 3/24/06 5. 38.850, Elena Tkacheva at Western Independent Champ., 3/22/97 6. 38.850, Jessica Portlock at Air Force, 3/20/06 7. 38.825, Lauren Agostino at Air Force, 3/20/06 8. 38.750, Elena Tkacheva, three times 38.750, Dominique Ingram at USAG Championships, 4/8/04

VAULT

1. 9.925, Dominique Ingram vs San Jose State, 3/13/04 9.925, Dominique Ingram at USAG Championships, 4/10/04 3. 9.900, Dominique Ingram at USAG Championships, 4/8/04 4. 9.875, Dominique Ingram at Seattle Pacific, 3/19/05 9.875, Dominique Ingram at MPSF Championships, 3/25/05 6. 9.850, Dominique Ingram at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 9.850, Dominique Ingram at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 9.850, Lauren Agostino at Sacramento State, 1/22/06 9. 9.825, Dominique Ingram at UC Davis, 2/13/04 9.825, Dominique Ingram vs Hamline, 3/12/05 9.825, Lauren Agostino at Boise State, 2/3/06

Dominique Ingram

UNEVEN BARS

1. 9.925, Elena Tkacheva vs Springfield, 3/23/96 2. 9.900, Elena Tkacheva vs Springfield, 3/22/96 3. 9.850, Tiffany Staton at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 9.850, Jessica Portlock vs Hamline, 3/12/05 5. 9.825, Dominique Ingram at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 6. 9.800, Molly O’Connor at Western Independent Champ., 3/27/99 9.800, Elena Tkacheva at Seattle Pacific, 3/10/97 9.800, Jessica Portlock vs Hamline, 3/11/05 9.800, Dominique Ingram at USAG Championships, 4/14/05 10. 9.775, Jessi Simmons at UC Davis, 2/28/99 9.775, Dominique Ingram at Air Force, 1/30/05 9.775, Jessica Portlock, three times

Brianna Thomas

BALANCE BEAM

1. 9.850, Jessi Simmons vs Springfield, 3/23/96 9.850, Elena Tkacheva at Western Independent Champ., 3/22/97 9.850, Elena Tkacheva at Seattle Pacific, 3/10/97 4. 9.825, Brianna Thomas vs San Jose State, 3/13/04 5. 9.800, Elena Tkacheva vs Springfield, 3/23/96 9.800, Dominique Ingram at Seattle Pacific, 2/7/04 9.800, Brianna Thomas at Seattle Pacific, 2/7/04 9.800, Brianna Thomas at Northern Illinois, 2/22/04 9.800, Brianna Thomas at USAG Championships, 4/8/04 10. 9.775, Jessi Simmons vs Winona State, 3/6/99 9.775, Elena Tkacheva at USAG Championships, 4/10/97 9.775, Jessica Portlock at Maui Invitational, 1/7/05 9.775, Lauren Magiera at Air Force, 1/30/05 9.775, Jamie Burton at USAG Championships, 4/14/05

FLOOR EXERCISE 1. 9.950, 9.950, 3. 9.925, 9.925, 5. 9.900, 9.900, 9.900, 9.900, 9.900, 10. 9.875, 9.875, 9.875,

Elena Tkacheva vs Winona State, 2/28/97 Elena Tkacheva vs Winona State, 3/1/97 Dominique Ingram at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 Dominique Ingram at Seattle Pacific, 3/19/05 Elena Tkacheva at USAG Championships, 4/11/97 Dominique Ingram at Seattle Pacific, 2/7/04 Dominique Ingram at USAG Championships, 4/10/04 Dominique Ingram at Maui Invitational, 1/7/05 Dominique Ingram at Sacramento State, 2/25/05 Rachel Glover at MPSF Championships, 3/29/03 Elena Tkacheva vs Sacramento State, 2/22/97 Mandi Burdick at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04

Jessi Simmons

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seawolf letterwinners & All-Americans

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Horvath, Rita.................................................. 1985-86

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Ingram, Dominique................................... 2004-05-06

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AGOSTINO, LAUREN........................................2006 Backus, Laura................................................. 1989-90 Barleycorn, Sheri................................................. 1987 Barnett, Christine................................................ 1986 Bartleman, Michelle.................................. 2001-02-03 Benham, Diane................................................... 1989 Bukojemskyi, Renee............................................ 1989 Burdick, Mandi..................................... 2001-02-03-04 Burton, Jamie................................................. 2005-06

C

Carley, Christina.................................................. 1999 Carver, Sara.............................................. 1994-95-96 Chapin, Chimmi............................................. 1989-90 Currie, Jesse.............................................. 2001-02-03

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Davlin, Tina........................................................ 1991 Deering, Susan.................................................... 1987 Dombecky, Chantel.................................. 1994-95-96 Duarte-Pedrosa, Ann................................. 1987-89-90 Duncan, Susan.................................................... 1989

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Fegley, Danielle.................................... 1992-93-94-95 Frankie, Teri.............................................. 1985-86-90 Franz, Karli......................................................... 2006

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Glover, Rachel.................................. 1999-2000-02-03 Guimera, Silvia.................................................... 1987

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Havelak, Cyndi..................................... 1995-96-97-98 Hensiek, Laura.................................................... 1986 Hill-Whetten, Megan...................................... 1996-97 Hoey, Karen......................................... 1992-93-94-95

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Jenkins, Leisha................................. 1997-98-99-2000 Johnson, Christina............................................... 2004 Johnson, Kara..................................................... 1996 Jones, Amy.......................................... 2001-02-03-05 Jorgensen, JoAnn........................................... 1989-90

K

Keever, Amanda....................................... 2004-05-06 Kleiner, Kelly........................................ 1989-90-91-92 Kramer, Lindsey.................................................. 2003 Kolosovsky, Amanda............................ 2002-03-04-05 Kurczewski, Leslie............................................... 1986

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Lackey, Alli..................................................... 2001-02 LEHMKUHL, RACHAEL........................... 2004-05-06

M

P

PORTLOCK, JESSICA...................................2005-06 Prater, Janine...................................................... 1985

R

Randall, Sara........................................ 2002-03-04-05 Renfro, Stacey..................................................... 2000 Rennebaum, Lisa................................................ 1992 Robitaille, Kerry................................... 1991-92-93-94

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Salo, Heather................................... 1999-2000-01-02 Schahczinksi, Juliann...................................... 1990-91 Schmidt, Audra................................................... 1991 Silvey, Christy................................................ 1993-95 Simmons, Jessi..................................... 1996-97-98-99 Sokolik, Noel......................................... 1997-98-2000 Sova, Lisa....................................................... 1991-92 Stall, Sharon........................................................ 1989 STATON, TIFFANY................................. 2004-05-06 Stockdale, Carissa............................................... 2003 Sullivan, Kathy.................................................... 1985

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MAGIERA, LAUREN.....................................2005-06 Marx, Karen................................................... 1991-93 McCullar, Angie................................................... 1998 Merritt, Melinda........................................ 2000-01-02 Miller, Sukanya.................................... 1991-92-93-94 Mitchell, Joanne............................................. 2002-03 Morgan, Melissa.................................................. 1999

Tarkett, Shannon...................................... 1997-98-99 Thomas, Brianna................................................. 2004 Tkacheva, Elena................................... 1994-95-96-97 Tolliver, Matoyia................................................. 2000 Toney, Kristie........................................ 1998-99-2000 Touchet, Carla................................................ 1985-86

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Vincent, Lynn...................................................... 1986

O

Weis, Kathy................................................... 1991-92 Westbrook, Britni................................................ 1999 White, Molly....................................................... 1998

NALL, BROOKE................................................2006 Nelson, Faye....................................................... 2005 Nicolaus, Annette................................. 1987-88-89-90 O’Connor, Molly.................................................. 1999

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(Note: Records incomplete from 1987 & 1988)

SEAWOLF USAG ALL-AMERICANS TERI FRANKIE 1985 - Balance Beam 1986 - Floor Exercise 1990 - Vault ANNETTE NICOLAUS 1987 - All-Around Balance Beam karen hoey 1994 - Vault 1995 - All-Around Balance Beam Vault

JESSI SIMMONS 1996 - All-Around Balance Beam Floor Exercise 1998 - Uneven Bars Vault (National Champion) 1999 - All-Around Floor Exercise

DOMINIQUE INGRAM 2004 - All-Around Vault (National Champion) Floor Exercise (National Champion) 2005 - Vault Uneven Bars All-Around

Leisha Jenkins 2000 - All-Around

Mandy Kolosovsky 2004 - Vault

MANDI BURDICK 2004 - All-Around Brianna Thomas 2004 - Balance Beam JAMIE BURTON 2005 - Balance Beam

KERRY ROBITAILLE 1994 - All-Around Balance Beam ELENA TKACHEVA 1994 - Balance Beam 1995 - All-Around Balance Beam Floor Exercise Uneven Bars 1996 - Uneven Bars 1997 - All-Around (National Champion) Balance Beam Floor Exercise (National Champion) Uneven Bars

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National Champion ELENA TKACHEVA

National Champion JESSI SIMMONS

National Champion DOMINIQUE INGRAM


UAA ADMINISTRATION

DR. ELAINE MAIMON

Dr. Steve Cobb

Chancellor

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laine P. Maimon is Chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The 200607 academic year is her third at UAA. Her vision for UAA includes the following principles: student success; increased strength in research, scholarship, and creative activity; the University as a public square; UAA as a destination for Alaska students, as well as for those from other states and countries; partnership between the Anchorage campus and the community campuses; cooperation among all University of Alaska campuses. Previously she was Provost (Chief Campus Officer) of Arizona State University West and Vice President of the multi-campus Arizona State University as a whole. Under Dr. Maimon’s leadership, ASU West grew from an upperdivision campus to a full four-year university offering broad-based opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. Enrollment grew 77%, and the campus added residential facilities, exemplifying the best practices in living/learning communities. Dr. Maimon built the ASU West fund-raising enterprise from the ground up, and under her leadership the young campus was able to exceed its capital campaign goal. During Dr. Maimon’s tenure, ASU West created award-winning partnerships with the community and received national recognition (2002) from the Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) as the top campus in the nation in the area of public engagement. Dr. Maimon received all her degrees – B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English – from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year and later received her Ph. D. with distinction. She then served in a number of increasingly responsible teaching and administrative roles at Haverford College (Haverford, PA), Arcadia University (Glenside, PA), Brown University (Providence, RI), and Queens College (CUNY). Arcadia University (formerly known as Beaver College) annually presents the Elaine P. Maimon Award in writing to honor Dr. Maimon’s pioneering work in the field. She is married to Dr. Mort Maimon. Their daughter, Gillian, is a first-grade teacher and Ph.D. candidate in Philadelphia. Their son, Alan, is a journalist covering Eastern Kentucky for the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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Director of Athletics

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he 2006-07 season is Steve Cobb’s seventh as the athletic director at the Univer­ sity of Alaska Anchorage. Dr. Cobb became the school’s sixth AD when his hiring was announced Aug. 22, 2000. In his first six years at UAA, Dr. Cobb has made a mark on of the Seawolf program with several projects, chiefly the establishment of the Seawolf Hall of Fame and a refurbished fitness center at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. He has also been the driving force behind ­ naming-rights agreements for the WFSC, Nye Frontier Classic hockey and Extended Stay Deluxe Invitational volleyball tournaments. The Alabama native has also overseen the creation of the Hockey Classic Wall of Champions above the Seawolves’ practice rink, as well as men’s and women’s Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout champions displays in the gymnasium. A former football coach, Dr. Cobb served as the athletic director at Georgia Southwestern State University before coming to UAA. In five years at Georgia Southwestern, Dr. Cobb raised the Hurricanes’ overall program to become one of the most successful in the nation, making the NAIA national playoffs in six of its seven sports and winning multiple conference championships in men’s and women’s basketball, softball and volleyball. Under Dr. Cobb’s leadership, Georgia Southwestern began planning and received funds for building the Student Success Center, a $22 million facility that will house the school’s basketball teams and athletic offices. From 1992-95, Dr. Cobb was an assistant athletic director at Iowa Wesleyan College, where he served as the football team’s defensive coordinator and special teams coach. He also had stints as an assistant football coach at East Texas State University (1990-92) and Sul Ross State University (1988-90). A 1981 graduate of the University of Montevallo, Dr. Cobb also holds a Doctorate of Education degree from East Texas State as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Ambrose University and a Master of Education degree from Sul Ross State. He is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the American Football Coaches Association. Dr. Cobb and his wife Sandra reside in East Anchorage.

UAA Athletic Department Staff

UAA Head Coaches

Dr. Steve Cobb. . . . . . . . . Director of Athletics Dede Allen. . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Athletic Director/ Academics and Compliance Tim McDiffett. . . . . . . . . . Associate Athletic Director/External Jane Pallister . . . . . . . . . . Associate Athletic Director/Internal Roxanne Swallows. . . . . . Fiscal Manager Mary Beth Wooden . . . . . Ticket Manager

Michelle Earl. . . . . . . . . . Trond Flagstad. . . . . . . . . Michael Friess . . . . . . . . . Tim Moser. . . . . . . . . . . . Rusty Osborne. . . . . . . . . Dave Shyiak. . . . . . . . . . . Paul Stoklos. . . . . . . . . . .

Volleyball Skiing Cross Country/Track & Field Women’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Hockey Gymnastics

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CITY OF

ANCHORAGE A

bout 260,000 people call Anchor­ age home. The city’s boundary is nearly the same size as the state of Delaware. On a global scale, Anchorage is located as far north as Helsinki, Finland and as far west as Honolulu, Hawaii. Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, an international air crossroads and the business center of the state. More than 230 flights arrive daily at Anchorage International Airport. Anchorage is a recreational paradise, boasting more than 14,000 acres of parkland and nearly 300 miles of paved and wilderness biking, skiing and hiking trails. In addition, the city sports many lakes, softball, baseball and soccer fields, outdoor tennis and

basketball courts and six scenic golf courses in the area. Chugach State Park is located 15 minutes from downtown Anchorage. With 495,000 acres, Chugach is the third largest state park in the United States and offers a variety of year-round recreation, including hiking, mountain biking, camping, cross country skiing and wildlife viewing. Due to the warming effects of the Pacific Ocean currents and protection from the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage is located in Alaska’s ­ socalled banana belt. Anchorage’s climate resembles that of San Francisco in the summer (highs of 75 degrees) and a Rocky Mountain ski resort in the win-

COURTESY OF MICHAEL DINNEEN

STATE OF

ALASKA A

laska is the largest state in the union - one-fifth the size of the ­contiguous 48 states and more than twice the size of the second largest state, Texas. Although Minnesota is called the Land of Lakes, boasting more than 10,000 lakes, Alaska has more than three million lakes. Alaska has 39 different mountain ranges, three of which can be seen from Anchorage. Alaska is home to Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in North America (20,320 feet). Mt. McKinley, located in the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve, is over 200 miles north of Anchorage and can be seen from the city on clear days. Denali National Park is over six million acres and features great wildlife viewing and colorful wilderness expanses.

ter (lows of 20 degrees). Low humidity also contributes to Anchorage’s comfortable climate. The residents of the city share the Anchorage bowl with more than 1,000 Moose, which are often seen on UAA’s campus throughout the year. In addition, black bears, grizzly bears, foxes, wolves, lynx, wolverines, dall sheep and bald eagles all make their homes here. Salmon fishing is more than a past-time to Anchorage residents. Red and King Salmon can be caught from the many rivers and creeks that run through the city.


This is UAA! ACADEMICS The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university, serving more than 20,000 students through four primary campuses and numerous other sites in southcentral Alaska and the Aleutian chain. Academic units located on the Anchorage campus include the College of Arts and Sciences; College of Technical and Community Education; College of Health Education and Social Welfare; College of Business and Public Policy, and the School of Engineering. Organized research units at UAA complement the academic programs and reflect the special character of the Univer­sity’s mission in Alaska. Research units include the Alaska Center for International Business, the American Russian Center, the Environment and Natural Resources Institute, the Center of Alcohol and Addic­tion Studies, the center for Economic Education, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies, the Center for Human Development, the Institute of Social and Economic Research and the Justice Center. UAA operates on a semester system. Fifteen semester credits are a normal class load and a minimum of 120 credits are required to complete a bachelor’s degree. The attractive, wooded campus is an urban oasis with residential wildlife populations of moose, waterfowl and birds.

ATHLETICS Nicknamed the Seawolves, UAA’s ­ athletic teams compete as members of NCAA Division I in hockey and gymnastics and NCAA Division II in all other sports, including basketball, volleyball, skiing, track & field, and cross country. UAA annually hosts the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout men’s and women’s basketball tournament – recognized as one of the top ­inseason tournaments in the nation – as well as the Nye Frontier Classic hockey tournament. Over the last three decades, the University of Alaska Anchorage has become a perennial national power in many of its sports. A total of 112 Seawolves have earned All-America honors since 1984 and UAA has produced several ­individual national champions. UAA athletes have enjoyed unprecedented success in the classroom.The entire UAA Athletic Department has compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.0+ in 10 of the last 13 years. Through the years, UAA has produced ­several Academic All-Americans.



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