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ACADEMICS The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state’s largest, most comprehensive university, serving nearly 20,000 students through four primary campuses and numerous other sites in Southcentral Alaska and the Aleutian Chain. Situated in the heart of Alaska’s biggest city, UAA is nestled in the middle of a greenbelt, surrounded by ponds, lakes and wildlife, and is connected to a city-wide trail and transportation system. UAA is comprised of six teaching units at the Anchorage campus — the colleges of Education, Health & Social Welfare, Arts & Sciences, Business & Public Policy; the Community & Technical College; 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 Addic­ tion 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.

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SEAWOLF ATHLETICS

Nicknamed the Seawolves, UAA’s ­athletic teams compete as members of NCAA Division I in men’s ice hockey and women’s gymnastics and NCAA Division II in all other sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s skiing, men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, and women’s cross country. UAA annually hosts the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout men’s and women’s basketball tournament — recognized as one of the top ­in-season tournaments in the nation — as well as the Kendall Hockey Classic and the Extended Stay Deluxe Invitational volleyball tournament. Since joining the NCAA ranks in 1977, UAA has become a perennial national power in many of its sports. A total of 137 Seawolves have earned All-America honors, and UAA has produced 14 ­individual national champions since 1991. The Seawolves are coming off perhaps the most successful year in program history in 2008-09, boasting a second straight NCAA Semifinals appearances for women’s basketball, plus the top NCAA finishes ever for skiing, men’s track & field, and both women’s and men’s cross country. UAA also captured league titles in women’s basketball and men’s cross country as well as its first-ever Mountain Pacific Sports Federation gymnastics crown. Seawolves student-athletes have enjoyed unprecedented success in the classroom, compiling a cumulative GPA of 3.0+ in 12 of the last 15 years.


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QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION

Name: University of Alaska Anchorage Location: 3211 Providence Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508 Founded: 1977 Enrollment: 19,428 Nickname: Seawolves Colors: Green & Gold Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Chancellor: Fran Ulmer Athletics Director: Dr. Steve Cobb Athletic Dept. Phone: 907-786-1250 Ticket Office Phone: 907-786-1293 COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Paul Stoklos, 26th season Alma Mater: Arizona (’81) Phone: 907-786-1229 Email: coach@uaa.alaska.edu Assistant Coach: Tami Monette, 15th season Student Assistant: Melissa Jabaay, 4th season TEAM INFORMATION 2009 Dual Record: 7-9 2009 MPSF Finish: 1st of 4 Letterwinners Returning: 10 Letterwinners Lost: 0 Newcomers: 1 Team Captains: Meagan Byrne, Kelsey Fullerton Home Arena (capacity): Wells Fargo Sports Complex (1,230) TEAM HISTORY First Year of Gymnastics: 1985 Division I Since: 2004 SPORTS INFORMATION SID/Gymnastics Contact: Nate Sagan Office Phone: 907-786-1295 E-Mail: nate@uaa.alaska.edu SID Fax: 907-563-4565 Press Row Phone: 907-786-4877 Assistant SID: Dallas Baldwin Office: 907-786-4625 E-Mail: dallas@uaa.alaska.edu Website: GoSeawolves.com SUPPORT STAFF Athletic Trainer: Chris Volk Office Phone: 907-786-1326 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. The 2010 UAA Gymnastics media guide was written, edited, designed and compiled by sports information director Nate Sagan. Editorial and cover design assistance was provided by Dallas Baldwin. Primary photography by Michael Dinneen. 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 to ­promote Seawolf Gymnastics. ON THE COVER: Seniors Lauren Agostino (left), Courtney Williams (center) and Meagan Byrne.

Date Jan. 8 Jan. 15 Jan. 17 Jan. 27 Jan. 30

Opponent/Event Location at Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. (with Illinois & Air Force) TOWSON ANCHORAGE TOWSON ANCHORAGE at Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. at Metroplex Challenge Dallas, Texas (Texas Woman’s, UAA, North Carolina State, Oklahoma)

Feb. 12 at UC Davis Feb. 19 BROWN Feb. 21 BROWN

Davis, Calif. ANCHORAGE ANCHORAGE

Mar. 5 Mar. 7 Mar. 12 Mar. 14 Mar. 27

Normal, Ill. Cape Girardeau, Mo. ANCHORAGE ANCHORAGE Seattle, Wash.

at Illinois State at Southeast Missouri AIR FORCE AIR FORCE MPSF Championships

Apr. 10 at NCAA West Regional Los Angeles, Calif. Home meets in BOLD CAPS at Wells Fargo Sports Complex All times Alaska

Time 6 pm 7 pm 2 pm 5 pm 4 pm 6 pm 7 pm 2 pm 4 pm 11 am 7 pm 2 pm 5 pm 5 pm

table of contents The University of Alaska Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover Quick Facts/Table of Contents/Media Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2010 Alaska Anchorage Season Preview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

COACHING STAFF & ROSTER

Head Coach Paul Stoklos/Assistant Coach Tami Monette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2010 Seawolf Roster & Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES

Lauren Agostino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Kristy Boswell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Meagan Byrne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Micki Cole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Kelsey Fullerton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Maria Puricelli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Shakea Sanders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Kaelei Spoor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Jackie Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Courtney Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Newcomers & Returning Squad Members Erin Aitcheson/Tori Barrow/Rebekah Booth/Amanda Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

SEAWOLF STATISTICS, RECORDS & HISTORY

2009 Season Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation/UAA Facilities/The Seawolf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 All-Time Seawolf Top Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 All-Time Letterwinners/USAG All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

UAA & ALASKA

UAA Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Anchorage & Alaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

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2010 ALASKA ANCHORAGE SEASON PREVIEW

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deally for the Alaska Anchorage gymnastics program, the 2010 season will simply be a continuation of the 2009 campaign. A year ago, the Seawolves started slow but caught fire at midseason to produce one of the best overall seasons – including the program’s first-ever conference title – in school history. With all of his athletes returning this winter, 26th-year head coach Paul Stoklos has designs on a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation repeat and the continued growth of a program that turned Division I just last decade. Seniors Lauren Agostino, Courtney Williams and Meagan Byrne are among the nine returning letterwinners for UAA, which will also benefit from the return of sophomore Kelsey Fullerton, who redshirted in 2009. Agostino is back for her final go-round, having already established herself firmly in the UAA record books. Last year’s MPSF vault champion, the Virginian set a school record on that apparatus with a season average of 9.780, while posting the 4th-best beam (9.595) and 6th-best floor (9.668) averages ever for a Seawolf. Along with junior Leah Wilson, Agostino headlined a UAA vault rotation that was the best in school history with a 48.046 average. After nearly leaving the sport a year ago, Wilson returned to UAA last January and made an instant impact, eventually qualifying as an individual all-arounder for the NCAA West Regionals. The Canadian broke the UAA records for all-around (38.415) and beam (9.735) averages, earned All-MPSF honors on three events, and twice was named MPSF Gymnast of the Week. Williams, meanwhile, gives the Seawolves another versatile, dependable athlete to place anywhere in the lineup. With 23 all-around appearances, the Texan is poised for her best year as a senior. As a junior in 2009, Williams scored no lower than 9.525 on vault, while in 2008 she was an All-MPSF all-around performer. Fellow senior Byrne is a solid competitor on both beam and floor, while providing great depth on vault. The Southern California native gives Stoklos a built-in team leader, too, as this will be her third season as the team co-captain – an honor she is sharing this year with Fullerton. With juniors Kristy Boswell and Maria Puricelli, the Seawolves have yet more proven performers in the lineup. As a sophomore, Boswell was an All-MPSF selection on both bars and beam, while also filling in three times on floor. The New Jersey

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Leah Wilson native tallied 9.8s in three of her final bars routines of 2009, including one that earned the MPSF title on that apparatus. Puricelli was incredibly consistent a year ago, giving the Seawolves solid showing on vault, bars and floor. Early in the 2009 season, she also stepped into an allaround role six times, topping out with a pair of 37.425 efforts. In addition to Fullerton, Stoklos returns three more sophomores – Shakea Sanders, Kaelei Spoor and Jackie Thomas – who all made significant impacts as rookies. Before redshirting last year because of a shoulder injury, Fullerton led the Seawolves with a 9.650 average on floor and had the team’s second-best vault average (9.571) as a freshman in 2008. The Texan also tied for the MPSF floor title in her first season.

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Sanders returns after recording the ninth-best vault (9.613) and 14th-best floor (9.602) averages in UAA history as a freshman. The Federal Way, Wash., native finished fourth on both vault and floor at MPSFs, and posted a team season-best 9.825 three times on floor. In many respects, Spoor was the team’s most consistent performer throughout her first season, posting the third-best average on beam (9.427, good for All-MPSF honors) and fourth-best average on floor (9.429). The New Yorker was a major part of UAA’s midseason turnaround, scoring 9.475 or better on every routine in the final seven meets. Thomas will fill a key role in the lineup as the team’s bars specialist. She also caught stride at midseason, posting 9.35 or better in six of the final seven meets.


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paul stoklos Head Coach l 26th 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 26th season in 2010. Over the past seven seasons, Stoklos has overseen UAA’s transition from Division II to Division I, and boosted the team’s talent to its highest level ever. The 20 best team scores in program history have all come since 2004, including six of the top 10 marks in the 2009 season alone. Last season, Stoklos’ squad won its first-ever conference title when it captured the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in Colorado Springs, and produced a six-meet winning streak during the second half of the year. Meanwhile, sophomore Leah Wilson became the 10th Seawolf ever to qualify as an all-arounder for the NCAA West

Regionals, and UAA proTHE STOKLOS FILE duced its seventh and eighth MPSF individ- Hometown: Brookfield, Wis. ual titlists with Lauren Education: B.S., General Studies, Agostino (vault) and Univ. of Arizona, 1981; Kristy Boswell (bars). M.S., Exercise Science, Arizona, 1984 From the program’s inception in 1985 until Head Coaching Achievements becoming a full-fledged (UAA, 1985-present) Division I program in Has coached... the mid-2000s, Stoklos’ 3 USAG National Champions (5 titles) 12 All-Americans (39 awards) program produced three 12 NCAA West Regional Qualifiers national champions, 12 37 Div. II Academic All-Americans All-Americans and 37 Academic All-Americans 2004 MPSF Coach of the Year at the Division II level. 2005 MPSF Co-Coach of the Year Success in recent sea2009 MPSF Champions sons has come from a continued refinement of the UAA program. At the end of each season, Stoklos and his squad make adjustments to the training process which allows them to improve both in the gym and in the classroom. Team performance is important to Stoklos, who wants his gymnasts to think of their routines in terms of an overall team effort. Topping his list of student-athlete priorities, however, is academics, evidenced by the fact that his team consistently produces All-American Scholar certificates. Prior to coming to UAA, Stoklos served as a coach as an undergraduate and graduate assistant at the University of Arizona for seven years. He helped bring a fledgling gymnastics 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 Arizona where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1981. An avid and experienced downhill and cross-country skier, Stoklos is a member of the Mt. Alyeska Ski Patrol during the winter months. He enjoys hiking, fishing, scuba diving, skydiving and is a rated private airplane pilot. Stoklos is also a longtime member of the Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs.

TAMI MONETTE Assistant Coach l 15th Season

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n her 15th season as assistant coach for the Seawolves in 2010, Tami Monette has become an integral part of the program. Monette was voted the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Assistant Coach of the Year in 2009 for the third time, repeating the honor she shared in 2006 and 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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2010 ALASKA ANCHORAGE ROSTER & SUPPORT STAFF Alphabetical Roster NAME

HT YR EXP HOMETOWN (High School/Club Team)

Lauren Agostino Erin Aitcheson Tori Barrow Rebekah Booth Kristy Boswell Meagan Byrne Micki Cole Kelsey Fullerton Amanda Parker Maria Puricelli Shakea Sanders Kaelei Spoor Jackie Thomas Courtney Williams Leah Wilson

5-1 5-2 5-6 5-5 5-6 4-11 5-0 5-3 5-6 5-3 5-5 4-10 5-5 5-7 5-4

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

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seawolves by Class

Seniors – 3 (Agostino, Byrne, Cole, Williams) Juniors – 5 (Booth, Boswell, Cole, Puricelli, Wilson) Sophomores – 4 (Aitcheson, Barrow, Fullerton, Sanders, Spoor, Thomas) Freshmen – 1 (Parker)

Virginia Beach, Va. (Kempsville HS/Ocean Tumblers) Champaign, Ill. (Laurel Springs School/Precision [N.M.] Gym. Acad.) Pasco, Wash. (Mountain View HS) Gonzales, La. (Hosanna Christian/Athletes in Motion) Cherry Hill, N.J. (Cherry Hill West HS/Will-Moor Sch. of Gym.) Arcadia, Calif. (AHS/SCATS Gymnastics) Phoenix, Ariz. (Paradise Valley HS/Phoenix Gymnastics Academy) Flower Mound, Texas (Marcus HS/Texas Dreams Gymnastics) Olympia, Wash. (North Thurston HS/Black Hills Gymnastics) Chesterfield, Mo. (John F. Kennedy Catholic HS/GymQuarters GC) Federal Way, Wash. (FWHS/Auburn Gymnastics Center) Rome, N.Y. (Rome Free Academy/Central NY Gymnastics) Colorado Springs, Colo. (Air Academy HS/Colorado Aerials) San Angelo, Texas (Calallen HS/NW Kids Sport) Port Coquitlam, British Columbia (Calgary Sports Complex)

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Washington – 3 (Barrow, Parker, Sanders) Texas – 2 (Fullerton, Williams) Colorado – 1 (Thomas) California – 1 (Byrne) Arizona – 1 (Cole) Illinois – 1 (Aitcheson) Louisiana – 1 (Booth) Missouri – 1 (Puricelli) New Jersey – 1 (Boswell) New York – 1 (Spoor) Virginia – 1 (Agostino)

HEAD COACH: Paul Stoklos (Arizona ‘81), 26th season ASSISTANT COACH: Tami Monette, 15th season STUDENT ASSISTANT COACH: Melissa Jabaay, 4th season

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE: Kaelei (KAY-lee); Puricelli (PURE-ih-sell-ee); Shakea (SHAKE-uh); Stoklos (STOKE-lohs)

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ormer UAA gymnast Melissa Jabaay returns to Coach Paul Stoklos’ staff in 2010 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 currently pursuing a degree from UAA in theatre with a dance emphasis. Jabaay and her husband Aaron have a baby daughter, Cathryn Elizabeth.

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ead athletic trainer Chris Volk is in her 15th 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, Cody and Casey.

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AA graduate Nate Sagan is in his 11th year overall and his 10th as the primary media contact for Seawolf gymnastics. 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 adorable daughters, Petula and Daphne.

Sports Medicine Staff Head Team Physician 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 Leo Bustad, MD Leslie Dean, MD Jay Derksen, DM Mary Ann Foland, MD

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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 Elisha Powell, MD Douglas Prevost, MD Bret Rosane, MD Greg Stone, DM George Stransky, MD Kenneth Swayman, DPM Tom Vasileff, MD Judith Whitcomb, MD


SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES

Lauren Agostino Senior / 3VL 5-1 Virginia Beach, Va. Kempsville HS Ocean Tumblers 2009: Earned All-MPSF honors on each of her events — vault, beam and floor … won MPSF vault title as Seawolves captured first-ever league crown … set school record for season individual vault average at 9.780, boosting Seawolves to school-record team average (48.046) on that event … beam average of 9.595 ranked 4th in school history, while floor average of 9.668 ranked 6th … all-around average of 37.781 ranked 12th at UAA, however was limited to just four such competitions due to chronic back problem … scored 9.9 vault against Kentucky on Mar. 13 to come just 0.025 short of school record; with three 9.825s in 2009, owns six of the top 17 vault scores in UAA history … recorded no lower than 9.625 on vault all season and earned 9.55 or better on final seven beam routines, including career-high 9.75 against Kentucky on Mar. 13 … scored 9.8 vault vs. UK on Mar. 15 to help Seawolves break single-meet vault (48.675) and home-meet team total (193.000) records … in addition to vault co-title (9.8), tied for 6th on beam (9.725) at MPSF Championships … 9.825 routine against Temple on Feb. 22 tied for best floor exercise by a Seawolf in ’09 … earned MPSF Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 12-18) for performance in home openers vs. Centenary … named to MPSF AllAcademic Team for second time, posting Seawolves’ second-highest overall GPA (3.37). 2008: Spent season away from sport … did not attend school. 2007: Posted 10th-best all-around average in school history at 37.945

… limited to just five all-around appearances due to injuries, but managed to compete in 11 of 12 meets … season vault average of 9.664 was 4th-best in school history … also led team in beam (9.436) and floor average (9.579) … 9.825 floor exercise against Iowa (Feb. 9) was career- and team-season-high and tied No. 18 mark on school list … scored 9.7 or better on eight of 11 vaults, including team-season-high 9.775 against Sacramento State (Feb. 16) … 38.675 all-around Feb. 9 equaled second-best performance of career and was No. 16 mark in UAA history … earned spot on MPSF All-Academic Team with 3.27 overall GPA.

2006: Delivered solid 8th-place showing in field of 20 all-arounders

at NCAA Division I West Regional Championships at Stanford … earned first-ever top-10 finish for a Seawolf at D-I Regionals with 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 two among UAA’s 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 last three meets of the regular season … tied teammate Jessica Portlock for floor title at MPSF Championships with season-high 9.775 … season-high 38.825 all-around at Air Force (Mar. 20) ranked No. 7 in school history … team season-high 9.85 vault (Jan. 22 at Sac. St.) tied for sixth on UAA’s all-time list, and 9.825 (Feb. 3 at Boise State) tied for ninth … earned UAA’s first-team

MPSF honor on vault and second team on beam and all-around … named MPSF Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 15) after all-around victories against Air Force in collegiate debuts … only Seawolf to compete in all-around in every meet.

BEFORE UAA: 2005 Virginia JO state champion in all-around and on vault, bars and beam … won vault and was runner-up in 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 Desirè Agostino on Oct. 2, 1986 in Virginia Beach, Va. … daughter of Debra Agostino … started gymnastics at age 2 … physical education major.

AGOSTINO’S SEASON BESTS

Year Vault Bars Beam 2006 (Fr.) 9.850 9.675 9.700 2007 (So.) 9.775 9.550 9.625 2008 DID NOT COMPETE 2009 (Jr.) 9.900 9.250 9.750

Floor 9.775 9.825

All-Around 38.825 38.675

9.825

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AGOSTINO’S CAREER BESTS Vault: Uneven Bars: Balance Beam: Floor Excercise: All-Around:

9.9 vs Kentucky, 3/13/09 9.675 at Air Force, 3/20/06 9.75 vs Kentucky, 3/13/09 9.825 vs Temple, 2/22/09 38.825 at Air Force, 3/20/06

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SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES

Kristy Boswell Junior / 2VL 5-6 Cherry Hill, N.J. Cherry Hill West HS Will-Moor Gymnastics

2008: Led team and posted second-highest season bars average in school history at 9.644 ... scored 9.55 or higher on all 12 bars routines ... tied 7th-best bars score in UAA history with 9.8s against UC Davis (Jan. 27) and at MPSF Championships ... placed 3rd on bars at MPSFs and earned All-MPSF honors on that apparatus ... bars RQS of 9.720 was second-best in MPSF ... helped Seawolves crush previous school record for team bars average (47.694) ... competed seven times on floor and five times on beam ... improved floor scores at season’s end, posting personalbest 9.6s in two of last three meets ... competed once in all-around, scoring 37.425 in collegiate debut at Arizona. BEFORE UAA: Competed for 5-time New Jersey state club champion Will-Moor School of Gymnastics ... also excelled in high school gymnastics, winning state bars title in 2005 and 2006 ... twice earned first-team all-state honors and was New Jersey optional bars champion in 2006 and 2007 ... won Region 7 bars title in 2007 ... named New Jersey Gymnast of the Year by Trenton Star-Ledger ... voted ‘Most Athletic’ in senior year of high school ... 4-year honor roll student and National Honor Society member ... inducted to Cherry Hill West’s Hall of Fame. PERSONAL: Born Kristy Anne Boswell on Oct. 22, 1988 in Camden County, N.J. ... daughter of Alan and Carol Boswell ... has two siblings, Kelly and John ... interests include art and skiing ... marketing/management major.

BOSWELL’S SEASON BESTS Year 2008 (Fr.) 2009 (So.)

Vault 9.375 —

Bars 9.800 9.800

Beam 9.550 9.675

Floor 9.600 9.525

All-Around 37.425 —

BOSWELL’S CAREER BESTS Vault: Uneven Bars: Balance Beam: Floor Exercise: All-Around:

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9.375 at Arizona, 1/11/08 9.8, five times (last at MPSFs, 3/20/09) 9.775 at Air Force, 2/2/09 9.6, twice (last at MPSF Championships, 3/28/08) 37.425 at Arizona, 1/11/08

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SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES

Meagan Byrne Senior / 3VL 4-11 Arcadia, Calif. Arcadia HS SCATS Gymnastics **TEAM CAPTAIN** 2009: Team captain … competed on beam and floor in all 12 meets, plus five times on vault … scored season-high 9.65 on beam Mar. 20 to help UAA to first-ever MPSF Championships title … hit stride on floor during second half of season, tallying between 9.325 and 9.5 on final eight routines … posted 9.575 on beam and 9.45 on floor Mar. 15 against Kentucky to help UAA to 2nd-best team score (193.000) in school history … earned spot on MPSF AllAcademic team for second straight year. 2008: Team co-captain ... competed in all 12 meets as a sophomore, posting team’s 5th-best vault average at 9.429 ... worked balance beam in 11 of 12 meets, earning or tying career-high scores with last three routines ... career-high beam routine of 9.725 was 0.15 higher than previous best ... scored no lower than 9.275 on seven vaults, posting seasonhigh 9.55s in both meets against Air Force ... performed on floor exercise six times, scoring career-best 9.25 in dual victory over Yale ... earned MPSF All-Academic honors with overall GPA of 3.34. 2007: Delivered solid freshman campaign, competing on vault and beam in all 12 meets ... produced three of top four vault scores in last four meets, including 9.625 in home finale vs. Ball State ... scored season-high 9.525 on beam in lone all-around performance, Jan. 21 vs. Sacramento State ... saw spot duty on floor exercise and bars ... received Most Coachable Award at team banquet. 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.

BYRNE’S SEASON BESTS

Year 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) 2009 (Jr.)

Vault 9.625 9.550 9.450

Bars 8.800 — —

Beam 9.525 9.725 9.650

Floor 9.000 9.250 9.500

All-Around 35.700 — —

BYRNE’S CAREER BESTS Vault: Uneven Bars: Balance Beam: Floor Exercise: All-Around:

9.625 vs Ball State, 3/18/07 8.800 vs Sacramento State, 1/21/07 9.725 at MPSF Championships, 3/28/08 9.5, twice (last vs. Kentucky, 3/13/09) 35.700 vs Sacramento State, 1/21/07

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SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES

Micki Cole Junior / 2VL 5-0 Phoenix, Ariz. Paradise Valley HS Phoenix Gymnast Acad. 2009: Redshirted after undergoing shoulder surgery in fall 2008. 2008: Showed marked improved as a sophomore, earning team’s third-best floor exercise average at 9.372 ... competed on uneven bars in all 12 meets, scoring career-high 9.625 to help UAA finish 2nd in quad meet at New Hampshire ... helped UAA to second-best team score in school history with career-high 9.525 on floor and career-high 9.65 on beam at MPSF Championships ... scored no lower than 9.25 on any of nine floor routines ... career-best 9.575 floor score came in home finale against Air Force. 2007: Competed in 11 meets, including three all-around performances ... scored season-highs of 9.25 on vault at Ball State (Jan. 28) and on beam at Utah State (Mar. 2) ... received Hardest Worker Award at season-ending team banquet. BEFORE UAA: 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 ... natural sciences major.

cole’s SEASON BESTS

Year 2007 (Fr) 2008 (So) 2009 (RS)

Vault 9.250 — —

Vault: Uneven Bars: Balance Beam: Floor Exercise: All-Around:

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Bars 9.175 9.625 —

Beam 9.250 9.650 —

Floor 8.825 9.575 —

COLE’S CAREER BESTS

All-Around 35.525 — —

9.250 at Ball State, 1/28/07 9.625 at New Hampshire, 2/1/08 9.650 at MPSF Championships, 3/28/08 9.575 vs Air Force, 3/16/08 35.525 vs Iowa, 2/9/07

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Kelsey Fullerton Sophomore / 1VL 5-3 Flower Mound, Texas Marcus HS Texas Dreams Gym. Ctr. 2009: Redshirted season after suffering preseason shoulder injury. 2008: Led Seawolves with 9.650 season average on floor and was second on team with 9.571 season average on vault ... floor and vault averages both ranked 7th on all-time UAA lists ... earned All-MPSF honors on floor, posting league’s third-best RQS (9.730) ... helped Seawolves break school record for team season vault average (47.665) ... competed on vault and floor in all 12 meets and missed only one meet on beam ... posted career-highs on final three beam routines, including 9.75 at MPSF Championships ... scored 9.6 or better on 11 of 12 floor routines, earning team-best 9.825s at UC Davis (Feb. 29) and at MPSF Championships ... tied for MPSF title on floor and tied for 4th on beam (9.75) ... scored 9.525 or better on last nine vaults. BEFORE UAA: Posted USAG Level 10 all-around best of 38.525 ... won all-around at 2004 Pikes Peak meet and finished third at 2004 Kurt Thomas Invitational ... missed 2006 season with broken leg ... competed at Level 10 since 2003 ... Level 9 state, regional and Western Nationals qualifier in 2002 ... competed for Starlight Gymnastics from 1999-2001 and Achievers Gymnastics Center from 1997-99 ... lettered one year in diving at Marcus High School ... member of English honor society, Mu Alpha Theta and student council at MHS. PERSONAL: Born Kelsey Ann Fullerton on Nov. 21, 1988 in Carrollton, Texas ... daughter of Doug and Jo Ann Fullerton ... has two siblings, Adam and Devin ... interests include reading and running ... marketing/management major.

FULLERTON’S SEASON BESTS Year 2008 (Fr.) 2009 (RS)

Vault 9.725 —

Bars — —

Beam 9.750 —

Floor 9.825 —

All-Around — —

FULLERTON’S CAREER BESTS Vault: Uneven Bars: Balance Beam: Floor Exercise: All-Around:

9.725 at Arizona, 1/11/08 N/A 9.750, twice (last at MPSF Championships, 3/28/08) 9.825 at MPSF Championships, 3/28/08 N/A

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SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES

Maria Puricelli Junior / 2VL 5-3 Chesterfield, Mo. JFK Catholic HS GymQuarters 2009: Seawolves’ No. 3 bars worker with 9.329 average … also averaged better than 9.3 on floor and vault … competed all-around in first five meets, improving to identical 37.425 scores at Denver and Air Force … scored 9.5 or better on eight of 13 bars routines, including final four … placed 5th on bars with 9.65 at MPSF Championships to help UAA to first-ever league title … earned season-high 9.7 on bars in home meets vs. Centenary (Jan. 18) and Kentucky (Mar. 13) … made huge improvement on floor, earning between 9.55 and 9.65 on last seven routines … scored 9.725 vault, 9.575 bars and 9.6 floor routines vs. UK on Mar. 15 to help Seawolves break single-meet vault (48.675) and home-meet team total (193.000) records … MPSF All-Academic Team honoree … took home ‘Most Coachable’ award at season-ending team banquet. 2008: Posted team’s second-best bars average and 5th-best in school history at 9.585 ... competed in all 12 meets on bars, plus six times on vault and twice on floor ... earned season-high 9.725s on bars three times – twice against UC Davis at home and against Air Force (Mar. 16) ... scored 9.575 or higher on 10 of 12 bars routines ... earned season-high 9.6 vault in road victory over Yale ... helped Seawolves establish team records for season average on both vault (47.665) and bars (47.694). BEFORE UAA: Qualifier for 2006 Level 10 Nationals ... won multiple state titles on uneven bars competing for GymQuarters Gymnastics Center ... earned GymQuarters’ 110% and Most Improved awards. PERSONAL: Born Maria Michelle Puricelli on Mar. 7, 1989 in St. Louis, Mo. ... daughter of Michael Puricelli, Teresa Jennewin and Whitney Venhaus ... has three siblings, Laura, Bekah and Ben ... interests include music and Guitar Hero ... psychology major.

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PURICELLI’S SEASON BESTS Year 2008 (Fr) 2009 (So)

Vault 9.600 9.725

Bars 9.725 9.700

Beam — 9.300

Floor 9.375 9.650

All-Around — 37.425

PURICELLI’S CAREER BESTS

Vault: Uneven Bars: Balance Beam: Floor Exercise: All-Around:

9.725 vs Kentucky, 3/15/09 9.725, three times (last vs Air Force, 3/16/08) 9.3 at Seattle Pacific, 1/10/09 9.65 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/09 37.425, twice (last at Air Force, 2/2/09)

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SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES

Shakea Sanders Sophomore / 1VL 5-5 Federal Way, Wash. Federal Way HS Auburn Gymnastics Ctr. 2009: Recorded No. 9 vault average (9.613) and No. 14 floor average (9.602) in program history, earning All-MPSF honors on both events … competed on vault, beam and floor in all 13 meets … finished 4th on both vault (9.75) and floor (9.75) at MPSF Championships as Seawolves captured first-ever league title … scored 9.65 or better on final nine vaults, helping UAA crush its previous vault average record at 48.046 … had season-high 9.775 vault Mar. 13 against Kentucky … averaged over 9.7 on final eight vaults, including three team-season-high 9.825 performances … honored with Most Improved Gymnast award at season-ending team banquet. BEFORE UAA: Captured all-around, vault and floor titles at 2005 Western Nationals … finished 7th on floor at JO Nationals. PERSONAL: Born Shenshakea LaShae Sanders on July 10, 1989 … daughter of Dave Sanders and Nannette Gleason … interests include skateboarding, motocross and dancing … psychology & nursing major.

SANDERS’ SEASON BESTS Year 2009 (Fr.)

Vault 9.775

Bars 9.385

Beam —

Floor 9.825

All-Around —

SANDERS’ CAREER BESTS Vault: Uneven Bars: Balance Beam: Floor Exercise: All-Around:

9.775 vs Kentucky, 3/13/09 9.375 at Ursinus, 2/27/09 N/A 9.825, three times (last at Rutgers, 2/28/09) N/A

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SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES

Kaelei Spoor Sophomore / 1VL 4-10 Rome, N.Y. Rome Free Academy Central NY Gymnastics 2009: Earned All-MPSF honors on beam as a freshman ... competed on vault, beam and floor in all 13 meets ... delivered personal-best scores on all three events (9.675V, 9.75-BB, 9.725-FX) at MPSF Championships to help Seawolves capture first-ever league title ... average of 9.533 on vault was No. 13 in program history and helped Seawolves break school record for season vault average (48.046) ... beam average (9.427) was 3rd-best on team, and floor average (9.429) was 4th-best ... scored no lower than 9.35 on vault all season ... scored no lower than 9.475 on any routine in final seven meets ... posted 9.7 on beam and 9.675 on floor Mar. 15 against Kentucky, helping UAA to 2nd-best team score (193.000) in program history. BEFORE UAA: State qualifier as a prep gymnast at Rome Free Academy, finishing third on floor exercise (9.525), fourth on beam (9.55) and 12th in the all-around (36.225) as a senior in 2008 ... placed ninth in all-around at 2008 high school nationals ... named to Central New York Counties League all-star team on all four events as a senior ... competed for Central New York Gymnastics for 12 years ... placed fourth in all-around at 2007 Level 10 Regional meet and qualified for L10 Nationals ... won 2007 Section III all-around competition ... earned 12th in all-around at 2006 L10 Region VI meet ... competed seven times at Empire State Games. PERSONAL: Born Kaelei M. Spoor on Aug. 15, 1990 in Austin, Texas ... daughter of Brian and Renee Spoor ... interests include music ... major is undeclared.

SPOOR’S SEASON BESTS Year 2009 (Fr)

Vault 9.675

Vault: Uneven Bars: Balance Beam: Floor Exercise: All-Around:

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Bars —

Beam 9.750

Floor 9.725

SPOOR’S CAREER BESTS

All-Around —

9.675 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/09 N/A 9.75 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/09 9.725 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/09 N/A

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SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES

Jackie Thomas Sophomore / 1VL 5-5 Colorado Springs, Colo. Air Academy HS Colorado Aerials 2009: Competed in all 13 meets as bars specialist ... helped spark team’s midseason turnaround by scoring 9.35 or better in six of last seven meets ... swung to personal-best 9.575 on Mar. 13 against Kentucky. BEFORE UAA: Three-time Level 10 Western Regional and State qualifier, competing for the Colorado Aerials club team ... placed third on bars at 2007 state meet ... 17th in all-around at Level 9 Western Regionals, including ninth on floor with a 9.35 ... at Region III meet, was runner-up in the all-around and won competition on uneven bars ... won Colorado state titles at levels 7 and 8 ... was an honor roll student at Air Academy High and was active in several student clubs and honor societies. PERSONAL: Born Jacqueline Noel Thomas on Dec. 21, 1989 in Maryland ... daughter of Ron and Margie Thomas ... nautural major.

THOMAS’ SEASON BESTS Year 2009 (Fr.)

Vault —

Bars 9.575

Beam 9.075

Floor 8.225

All-Around —

THOMAS’ CAREER BESTS Vault: Uneven Bars: Balance Beam: Floor Exercise: All-Around:

N/A 9.575 vs Kentucky, 3/13/09 9.075 at Air Force, 2/2/09 8.225 vs Centenary, 1/18/09 N/A

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SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES

Courtney Williams Senior / 3VL 5-7 Corpus Christi, Texas Calallen HS NW Kids Sport GC 2009: Delivered 8th-best vault average in program history (9.628), helping Seawolves break school records for team season average (48.046) and single-meet vault total (48.675 vs Kentucky, Mar. 15) … placed 6th on bars (9.625) and 12th on vault (9.6) at MPSF Championships as UAA won its first-ever league title … delivered season-high 9.725 vault and 9.6 on beam as team produced No. 2 score in school history Mar. 15 vs Kentucky … scored no lower than 9.525 on vault all season … season-best 9.425 beam routine came in tri-meet victory at Rutgers (Feb. 28) … earned spot on MPSF All-Academic Team for second time with 3.22 overall GPA. 2008: Earned All-MPSF honors as an all-arounder with 37.314 season average ... competed all-around in 11 of 12 meets, missing only floor exercise at New Hampshire (Feb. 1) ... twice topped 38 points in all-around, including career-high 38.325 at Sacramento State (Mar. 2) ... season all-around average ranked 17th in school history ... helped UAA break season records for team average on bars (47.694) and vault (47.173) ... career-high 9.775 bars routine at MPSF Championships tied for 13th-best score on all-time Seawolf list ... scored 38.150 all-around at MPSFs ... earned spot on MPSF All-Academic Team with 3.09 overall GPA. 2007: Earned Seawolves’ first-team All-MPSF honor in all-around (37.105 avg.) and was second-team on balance beam (9.229) ... season bars average of 9.336 ranked No. 18 in UAA history ... competed all-around in nine of 12 meets, missing just one rotation each on vault, bars and floor ... finished 6th in all-around at MPSF Championships with a 36.725 ... season-best 38.275 all-around came in home finale against Ball State (Mar. 18) ... topped 9.5 mark on six of 11 vaults ... tied for 4th on bars against Iowa (Feb. 11) with season-best 9.75 ... top floor score (9.675) also came against Hawkeyes. 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. 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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WILLIAMS’ SEASON BESTS

Year 2007 (Fr.) 2008 (So.) 2009 (Jr.)

Vault 9.600 9.650 9.725

Bars 9.750 9.775 9.700

Beam 9.575 9.725 9.600

Floor 9.675 9.600 9.375

All-Around 38.275 38.325 37.750

WILLIAMS’ CAREER BESTS Vault: Uneven Bars: Balance Beam: Floor Exercise: All-Around:

9.725 vs Kentucky, 3/15/09 9.775 at MPSF Championships, 3/28/08 9.725 at Sacramento State, 3/2/08 9.675 vs Iowa, 2/11/07 38.325 at Sacramento State, 3/2/08

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GYMNAST PROFILES — NEWCOMERS & RETURNING SQUAD MEMBERS

Erin Aitcheson

Tori Barrow

Sophomore 5-2 Champaign, Ill. Laurel Springs (Calif.) School Precision (N.M.) Gymnastics 2009: Appeared as exhibition performer on vault against Centenary. BEFORE UAA: Level 10 Regional qualifier in 2008 ... placed third on beam and New Mexico Level 10 State meet in 2008 ... prepped at Laurel Springs School in Ojai, Calif. PERSONAL: Born Erin Marie Aitchenson on Jan. 16, 1990 in Monterey, Calif. ... daughter of Kent and Juli Aitchenson ... philosophy major.

Sophomore 5-6 Mesa, Ariz. Mountain View HS Desert Devils 2009: Appeared on vault four times as a true freshman, earning 9.275s against Centenary and at Air Force ... also appeared once on beam. BEFORE UAA: Won all-around titles at Level 8 state and regional meets. PERSONAL: Born Victoria J. Barrow on July 20, 1990 in Kennewick, Wash. ... daughter of Darren and Dana Barrow ... nursing major.

Amanda Parker

Rebekah Booth

Freshman 5-6 Olympia, Wash. North Thurston HS Black Hills Gymnastics

Junior 5-5 Gonzales, La. Hosanna Christian Academy Athletes in Motion 2009: Made exhibition appearance against Kentucky on Mar. 13. 2008: Practiced with team but did not see meet action. BEFORE UAA: Competed in gymnastics for nine years ... won state all-around titles at levels 4, 5 and 7, competing for Athletes in Motion ... level 8 regional qualifier and state floor champion in 2005 ... earned spot on level 7 Louisiana All-Star team ... nominated for The (Baton Rouge) Advocate Athlete of the Year award in 2007 ... received The Advocate’s ‘Star of Stars’ award for sport of gymnastics in May 2007 ... lettered two years in track & field at Hosanna Christian ... listed in Who’s Who Among American High School Students.

BEFORE UAA: Competed for Black Hills Gymnastics club. PERSONAL: Born Mar. 6, 1991 in Washington ... daughter of Wayne and Lori Parker ... hobbies include wakeboarding, snowboarding and long-boarding ... major is undeclared.

PERSONAL: Born Rebekah Lynn Booth on June 12, 1989 in Baton Rouge, La. ... daughter of Joseph and Ann Booth ... has two sisters, Kristin and Holly ... natural sciences major. 2010 Alaska Anchorage Gymnastics

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2009 SEASON REVIEW 2009 MEET RESULTS (DUAL RECORD: 7-9)

Meet/Opponent Result Date Jan. 9 at Washington L, 184.650-192.550 Jan. 10 at Seattle Pacific L, 185.550-188.075 Jan. 16 CENTENARY L, 184.425-185.825 Jan. 18 CENTENARY L, 185.675-190.625 Jan. 31 at Denver (Kent St. & Winona St.) 3rd of 4, 186.775 Feb. 2 at Air Force L, 187.400-190.925 Feb. 20 TEMPLE W, 190.750-189.675 Feb. 22 TEMPLE W, 192.150-190.725 Feb. 27 at Ursinus (w/ West Chester) 1st of 3, 191.850 Feb. 28 at Rutgers (w/ Bridgeport) 1st of 3, 192.775 Mar. 13 KENTUCKY L, 192.050-196.225 Mar. 15 KENTUCKY L, 193.000-195.850 Mar. 20 MPSF Championships * 1st of 4, 192.825 Apr. 4 at NCAA West Regionals ^ Wilson 15th of 17 AA Home meets in ALL CAPS / *Colorado Springs, CO / ^Seattle, WA

2009 TOP SCORES

photo courtesy Rich Stromberg

The Seawolves celebrate with the MPSF trophy Mar. 20 in Colorado Springs.

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he Seawolves were golden in their silver anniversary season, capping a midseason turnaround with the program’s first-ever league title when they captured the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, Mar. 20 in Colorado Springs. After scoring no higher than 187.400 through Feb. 2 with an injury-riddled lineup, UAA recovered to break the 190 mark in the final seven meets, stringing together six straight dual victories and finishing 7-9. In their final home meet, the Seawolves registered a 193.000 against Kentucky for the second-best score in program history. Junior Lauren Ago­ stino (vault) and Kristy Boswell (bars) won MPSF individual titles, while sophomore Leah Wilson broke UAA’s season allaround average record (38.415) and became the 10th Seawolf ever to qualify for the Div. I West Maria Regional Championships. Puricelli

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team V — 48.675 vs Kentucky, Mar. 15 UB — 47.975 vs Kentucky, Mar. 13 BB — 48.375 vs Kentucky, Mar. 15 FX — 48.500 vs Kentucky, Mar. 13 & at Rutgers, Feb. 28 Total — 193.000 vs Kentucky, Mar. 15 individual V — 9.9, Lauren Agostino vs Kentucky, Mar. 13 UB — 9.8, Kristy Boswell, three times (vs Kentucky, Mar. 15; at Rutgers, Feb. 28; at MPSF Championships, Mar. 20) BB — 9.8, Leah Wilson, 3 times (at Air Force, 2/2; vs Temple, 2/20; at Rutgers, 2/28) FX — 9.825, Shakea Sanders, twice (vs Temple, Feb. 20; at Ursinus, 2/27); Lauren Agostino vs Temple, Feb. 22 AA — 38.975, Leah Wilson vs Kentucky, Mar. 15

2009 SEAWOLVES HonoRS & awards TEAM

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Champions

INDIVIDUAL Lauren Agostino MPSF Vault co-champion MPSF All-Conference Team (V, BB, FX) MPSF Gymnast of the Week, Jan. 12-18 MPSF All-Academic Team Kristy Boswell MPSF Uneven Bars co-champion MPSF All-Conference Team (UB, BB) MPSF All-Academic Team Meagan Byrne Team Captain MPSF All-Academic Team Tami Monette MPSF Assistant Coach of the Year

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Courtney Williams MPSF All-Academic Team Maria Puricelli MPSF All-Academic Team Most ‘Coachable’ Award Shakea Sanders MPSF All-Conference Team (V, FX) Most Improved Gymnast Kaelei Spoor MPSF All-Conference Team (BB) Courtney Williams MPSF All-Academic Team Leah Wilson NCAA West Regional Championships All-Around qualifier MPSF All-Conference Team (V, BB, AA) MPSF Gymnast of the Week, Feb. 16-22 MPSF Gymnast of the Week, Mar. 9-15 UAA Athlete of the Year nominee Team MVP


THE MPSF ∙ SEAWOLF FACILITIES ∙ SEAWOLF MASCOT

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he Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) was established in 1992 to serve the competitive needs of member institutions from the Big West, Pacific-10, Mountain West, Western Athletic and West Coast Conferences and other selected colleges and universities in the western United States, providing championship competition for Division I intercollegiate Olympic sports in a conference setting. In women’s gymnastics, the league is comprised of four institutions -- the University of Alaska Anchorage, UC Davis, Seattle Pacific and the U.S. Air Force Academy. The MPSF was originally formed to provide enhanced competition and championship opportunities for sports without conference affilia-

UAA’s Kaelei Spoor earned All-MPSF honors on balance beam as a freshman in 2009.

tion, to contain the costs of competition, and to ensure the survival of sports impacted by Title IX and other fiscal pressures. It has also served as an incubator for emerging women’s sports and a safe harbor for sports impacted by conference realignments. In 2006-2007, the Federation celebrated its 15th year of competition, and today the MPSF is more relevant than at any other time since its inception. As a testament to its viability, the federation continues to successfully ride the ever-changing wave of college sports by fostering contraction and expansion to meet the dynamic needs of its member institutions and conferences. Since its inception, MPSF teams have won more than 50 NCAA team championships and numerous individual titles as well. In 2009-10, the MPSF will again provide competition in nine Olympic sports while serving over 1,500 student-athletes and approximately 75 head coaches from 32 universities in 12 western states. All MPSF teams compete at the NCAA Division I level in men’s soccer, men’s and women’s water polo, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse and men’s volleyball. All MPSF champions are eligible to compete in NCAA Championships with MPSF men’s soccer, men’s and women’s water polo, and men’s volleyball champions earning automatic qualification into NCAA championship events.

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. 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 practice. 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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THE SEAWOLF

n the Seawolf, the University of Alaska Anchorage has one of the more unique mascots in collegiate sports. Originally nicknamed the Sourdoughs, UAA adopted the Seawolf moniker in 1977. The name Seawolf represents a mythical sea creature. 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.

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ALL-TIME SEAWOLF TOP SCORES TEAM

INDIVIDUAL

ALL-AROUND

ALL-AROUND

VAULT

VAULT

1. 193.750 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 2. 193.000 vs Kentucky, 3/15/09 3. 192.825 at MPSF Championships, 3/28/08 192.825 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/09 5. 192.775 at Rutgers, 2/28/09 6. 192.150 vs Temple, 2/22/09 7. 192.075 at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 8. 192.050 vs Kentucky, 3/13/09 9. 191.850 at Western Michigan, 2/26/06 191.850 at Ursinus, 2/27/09 1. 48.675 vs Kentucky, 3/15/09 2. 48.625 vs Kentucky, 3/13/09 3. 48.575 vs Temple, 2/22/09 4. 48.550 at Ursinus, 2/27/09 5. 48.500 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/09 6. 48.375 at Western Michigan, 2/26/06 7. 48.300 at Air Force, 3/20/06 48.300 at Rutgers, 2/28/09 9. 48.275 at Yale, 2/3/08 10. 48.250 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04

UNEVEN BARS

1. 48.825 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 2. 48.650 at MPSF Championships, 3/28/08 3. 48.450 vs UC Davis, 1/27/08 4. 48.300 at New Hampshire, 2/1/08 5. 48.225 vs Air Force, 3/16/08 6. 48.200 vs Air Force, 3/14/08 7. 48.075 vs Hamline, 3/12/05 8. 48.025 at Sacramento State, 3/2/08 9. 48.000 vs San Jose State, 3/13/04 10. 47.975 vs Kentucky, 3/13/09

BALANCE BEAM

1. 48.575 at Seattle Pacific, 2/7/04 2. 48.375 vs Kentucky, 3/15/09 3. 48.275 at Northern Illinois, 2/22/04 4. 48.250 at Sacramento State, 3/2/08 5. 48.200 at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 6. 48.175 vs San Jose State, 3/12/04 47.700 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/09 8. 48.150 at UC Davis, 3/7/03 9. 48.050 at MPSF Championships, 3/25/05 48.050 at Rutgers, 2/28/09

FLOOR EXERCISE

1. 49.075 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 2. 48.875 at Seattle Pacific, 3/19/05 3. 48.775 at MPSF Championships, 3/29/03 4. 48.600 at Maui Invitational, 1/7/05 48.600 at MPSF Championships, 3/24/06 6. 48.550 vs MIT, 1/9/04 48.550 vs Texas Woman’s, 2/12/05 48.550 at UC Davis, 2/27/05 9. 48.500 at Rutgers, 2/28/09 48.500 vs Kentucky, 3/15/09

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1. 39.125, Dominique Ingram at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 2. 38.975, Leah Wilson vs Kentucky, 3/15/09 3. 38.925, Jessica Portlock at Western Michigan, 2/26/06 4. 38.900, Dominique Ingram at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 38.900, Jessica Portlock at MPSF Championships, 3/24/06 6. 38.850, Elena Tkacheva at Western Independent Championships, 3/22/97 7. 38.850, Jessica Portlock at Air Force, 3/20/06 8. 38.825, Lauren Agostino at Air Force, 3/20/06 38.825, Leah Wilson at Rutgers, 2/28/09 10. 38.775, Leah Wilson at MPSF Championships, 3/20/09 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, Lauren Agostino vs Kentucky, 3/13/09 9.900, Dominique Ingram at USAG Championships, 4/8/04 5. 9.875, Dominique Ingram at Seattle Pacific, 3/19/05 9.875, Dominique Ingram at MPSF Championships, 3/25/05 7. 9.850, Dominique Ingram at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 9.850, Dominique Ingram at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 9.850, Jessica Portlock at Yale, 2/3/08 9.850, Jessica Portlock vs Air Force, 3/16/08 9.850, Lauren Agostino at Sacramento State, 1/22/06

Elena Tkacheva

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 9.825, Jessica Portlock vs Iowa, 2/11/07 7. 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 9.800, Kristy Boswell vs UC Davis, 1/27/08 9.800, Kristy Boswell at MPSF Championships, 3/28/08 9.800, Kristy Boswell at Rutgers, 2/28/09 9.800, Kristy Boswell vs Kentucky, 3/15/09 9.800, Kristy Boswell at MPSF Championships, 3/20/09

Dominique Ingram

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 9.825, Lauren Agostino vs Ball State, 3/18/07 9.825, Leah Wilson vs Kentucky, 3/15/09 7. 9.800, Elena Tkacheva vs Springfield, 3/23/96 9.800, Dominique Ingram at Seattle Pacific, 2/7/04 9.800, Brianna Thomas, three times, 2004 9.800, Leah Wilson at Air Force, 2/2/09 9.800, Leah Wilson vs Temple, 2/20/09 9.800, Leah Wilson at Rutgers, 2/28/09

FLOOR EXERCISE

1. 9.950, Elena Tkacheva vs Winona State, 2/28/97 9.950, Elena Tkacheva vs Winona State, 3/1/97 3. 9.925, Dominique Ingram at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 9.925, Dominique Ingram at Seattle Pacific, 3/19/05 5. 9.900, Elena Tkacheva at USAG Championships, 4/11/97 9.900, Dominique Ingram, four times, 2004-05 10. 9.875, Rachel Glover at MPSF Championships, 3/29/03 9.875, Elena Tkacheva vs Sacramento State, 2/22/97 9.875, Mandi Burdick at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04

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ALL-TIME SEAWOLF LETTERWINNERS / ALL-AMERICANS A

Hoey, Karen................................................. 1992-93-94-95 Horvath, Rita..........................................................1985-86

PURICELLI, MARIA.............................................. 2008-09

B

I

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

AGOSTINO, LAUREN...................................... 2006-07-09 Backus, Laura.........................................................1989-90 Barleycorn, Sheri......................................................... 1987 Barnett, Christine........................................................ 1986 Bartleman, Michelle......................................... 2001-02-03 Benham, Diane............................................................ 1989 BOSWELL, KRISTY............................................... 2008-09 Bukojemskyi, Renee.................................................... 1989 Burdick, Mandi............................................ 2001-02-03-04 Burton, Jamie.........................................................2005-06 BYRNE, MEAGAN........................................... 2007-08-09

C

Carley, Christina.......................................................... 1999 Carver, Sara...................................................... 1994-95-96 Chapin, Chimmi......................................................1989-90 COLE, MICKI....................................................... 2007-08 Currie, Jesse..................................................... 2001-02-03

D

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

F

Fegley, Danielle........................................... 1992-93-94-95 Frankie, Teri..................................................... 1985-86-90 Franz, Karli................................................................... 2006 FULLERTON, KELSEY................................................ 2008

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

J

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

L

Lackey, Alli..............................................................2001-02 Lehmkuhl, Rachael...................................... 2004-05-06-07

M

T

Tarkett, Shannon.............................................. 1997-98-99 Thomas, Brianna......................................................... 2004 THOMAS, JACKIE..................................................... 2009 Tkacheva, Elena.......................................... 1994-95-96-97 Tolliver, Matoyia......................................................... 2000 Toney, Kristie............................................... 1998-99-2000 Touchet, Carla........................................................1985-86

N

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

G H

O’Connor, Molly.......................................................... 1999

Havelak, Cyndi............................................. 1995-96-97-98 Hensiek, Laura............................................................. 1986 Hill-Whetten, Megan..............................................1996-97

S

Salo, Heather........................................... 1999-2000-01-02 SANDERS, SHAKEA.................................................. 2009 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 SPOOR, KAELEI........................................................ 2009 Stall, Sharon................................................................ 1989 Staton, Tiffany............................................. 2004-05-06-07 Stockdale, Carissa....................................................... 2003 Sullivan, Kathy............................................................. 1985

Magiera, Lauren.......................................... 2005-06-07-08 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 Nall, Brooke...................................................... 2006-07-08 Nelson, Faye................................................................ 2005 Nicolaus, Annette........................................ 1987-88-89-90

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

R

O P

Portlock, Jessica.......................................... 2005-06-07-08 Prater, Janine.............................................................. 1985

V

W

Weis, Kathy............................................................1991-92 Westbrook, Britni........................................................ 1999 White, Molly............................................................... 1998 WILLIAMS, COURTNEY................................... 2007-08-09 Wilson, Leah.................................................... 2008-09 (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

National Champion ELENA TKACHEVA

National Champion JESSI SIMMONS

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National Champion DOMINIQUE INGRAM

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UAA ADMINISTRATION ∙ SEAWOLF ATHLETICS STAFF

Fran Ulmer

Chancellor – University of Alaska Anchorage

As cancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, Fran Ulmer brings to

the position 30 years of experience of public policy in Alaska. Previously, Ulmer was a fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the Institute of Social and Economic Research. In the early 1980s, Ulmer served as the Mayor of Juneau, then a member of the Alaska House of Representatives (1986-1994) and in 1994, she became the first female Lieutenant Governor of Alaska. In that year, she was appointed to the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission by President Bill Clinton and served on this international board for 11 years. She has participated in numerous panels, task forces, commissions and forums as a speaker, moderator and panelist to address the intersection of science, economics, politics and policy. Ulmer currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association, the Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Alaska Nature Conservancy Board. She has a BA in political science and economics and a Law Degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Steve Cobb

Director of Athletics – Univ. of Alaska Anchorage

In nine seasons at the helm of the University of Alaska Anchorage athletic

department, Dr. Steve Cobb has helped take Seawolf Athletics to unprecedented heights. Not only have the Seawolves excelled in the field of competition, but the foundation for future success has been set in several ways. The 2007-08 and 2008-09 campaigns were two of the most memorable in school history, highlighted by three Final Four appearances for Seawolf basketball teams (women twice, men once), and NCAA top-15 finishes for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s skiing, and men’s track & field. With UAA’s concurrent NCAA basketball runs in 2008, UAA became just the second school in Division II history to qualify both its men’s and women’s squads for the national semifinals. Under Dr. Cobb’s leadership, a planning phase is also under way for the construction of a new on-campus sports facility at UAA. He has also recently overseen several upgrades to UAA’s current facilities, including the installation of the new gym floor and the construction of the new All-American/Academic All-American honors wall. In 2005, Dr. Cobb helped establish the Seawolf Legacy Fund to provide a permanent endowment fund that will ensure full funding for future athletic scholarships at UAA. Seawolf Legacy surpassed the $1 million mark in donations in early 2008. Early in his tenure, he was the driving force behind the establishment of the Seawolf Hall of Fame and was instrumental in negotiating naming-rights agreements for the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, Kendall 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. 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. Dr. Cobb and his wife Sandra reside in East Anchorage.

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UAA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF COaches Basketball (Men) . Head Coach: Rusty Osborne . Assistant: Ryan Orton . Grad. Assistant: Casey Reed Basketball (Women) . Head Coach: Tim Moser . Assistant: Rebecca Alvidrez . Assistant: Mari Riser Cross Country (Men & Women) . Head Coach: Michael Friess . Assistant: T.J. Garlatz . Grad. Assistant: David Kiplagat Gymnastics . Head Coach:Paul Stoklos . Assistant: Tami Monette Hockey . Head Coach: Dave Shyiak . Associate Head Coach: Campbell Blair . Assistant: Regg Simon Skiing . Head Coach: Trond Flagstad . Assistants: Sparky Anderson, Mandy Kaempf . Graduate Assistant: Dan McKay .TRACK & FIELD (Men & Women) . Head Coach: Michael Friess . Assistants: T.J. Garlatz, Rafael Echavarria, Vivian Echavarria . . Grad Assts.: David Kiplagat, Ryan McWilliams VOLLEYBALL . Head Coach: Chris Green . Assistant: Nicky Rose . Graduate Assistant: Emily Sakis

ADMINISTRATION Dr. Steve Cobb . . . . . . . Director of Athletics Dede Allen. . . . . . . . . . . Associate A.D./Compliance Tim McDiffett. . . . . . . . Associate A.D./External Jane Pallister. . . . . . . . . Associate A.D./Internal Tlisa Northcutt . . . . . . . Development Director Derek Donald . . . . . . . . Marketing/Promotions SPORTS INFORMATION Nate Sagan . . . . . . . . . . Director Dallas Baldwin. . . . . . . . Assistant Director SPORTS MEDICINE Chris Volk. . . . . . . . . . . . Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Lechtenberg . . . . Assistant Athletic Trainer Kelly Ranstead. . . . . . . . Assistant Athletic Trainer BUSINESS OFFICE Robin Calvert. . . . . . . . . Travel Coordinator Diana Campbell. . . . . . . Fiscal Technician Rhea Cardwell. . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant Roxanne Swallows . . . . Fiscal Manager Mary Beth Wooden . . . Ticket Manager REC SPORTS Ed Barker. . . . . . . . . . . . Facility Maintenance Shawn Farmer. . . . . . . . Facility Maintenance Brent Gordon . . . . . . . . Program Supervisor Tony Houston. . . . . . . . Assist. Director/Operations Robin Inman. . . . . . . . . Program Supervisor Bryan Leiser. . . . . . . . . . Special Events Manager Muzette Nelson . . . . . . Program Supervisor Alan Piccard. . . . . . . . . . Assist. Director/Programs Kevin Silver. . . . . . . . . . Associate A.D./WFSC Kristin Warren. . . . . . . . Office Manager Julie Weber. . . . . . . . . . Intramurals Director


MUNICIPALITY OF

ANCHORAGE W

ith city boudaries that stretch to nearly the size of the state of Delaware, more than 275,000 people are lucky to call Anchor­age home. 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 (more than four times larger than the second-largest town), an international air crossroads, and the business and cultural center of the state. Almost 300 flights arrive daily at Anchorage International Airport. Anchorage is a recreational paradise as well, 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 dozens of

lakes, softball, baseball and soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, and six scenic golf courses. 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 ­so-called 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 winter (lows of 20

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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 10,000 Lakes,, Alaska holds the real title in that department with more than three million lakes. Alaska has 39 different mountain ranges, three of which can be seen from Anchorage. The 49th State celerated 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.

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, grizzliess, foxes, wolves, lynx, wolverines, Dall sheep and bald eagles are just some of the animals that make their homes here. Salmon fishing is more than a pastime to Anchorage residents. Red and King Salmon can be caught from the many rivers and creeks that run through the city.

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2010 University of Alaska Anchorage Gymnastics Guide