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2013 ALASKA ANCHORAGE SEAWOLVES

Left-to-right: Chelsey Baker, Stefany Bryan, Simone Penker, M’rcy Matsunami, Randi Cutolo, Paige Pirie, Emily Petersen, Sariaye Jensen, Marie-Sophie Boggasch, Julia York, Morgan Cook, Nicole Wetzel, Mattie Gamble, Kayli Davies

2013 SCHEDULE

December 9 GREEN & GOLD INTRASQUAD

WELLS FARGO SPORTS COMPLEX

2 pm

January 10 at Bridgeport 12 at Rutgers (w/ Yale) 25 SEATTLE PACIFIC 26 SEATTLE PACIFIC

Bridgeport, Conn. New Brunswick, N.J. WELLS FARGO SPORTS COMPLEX WELLS FARGO SPORTS COMPLEX

3 pm 3 pm 7 pm 7 pm

February 8 at Centenary (w/ Winona State) 10 at Centenary 17 EASTERN MICHIGAN

Shreveport, La. Shreveport, La. WELLS FARGO SPORTS COMPLEX

3 pm 11 am 2 pm

Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Ypsilanti, Mich.

3 pm 3 pm

Seattle, Wash.

5 pm

Corvallis, Ore.

5 pm

March 7 at Central Michigan 9 at Eastern Michigan (w/ Air Force, Kent State) 23 at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships April 6 NCAA Div. I West Regional Championships All times Alaska Standard/Daylight

Sophomore PAIGE PIRIE

Freshman CHELSEY BAKER


2013 ALASKA ANCHORAGE GYMNASTICS

QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION Name: University of Alaska Anchorage Location: 3211 Providence Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508 Founded: 1977 Enrollment: 19,634 Nickname: Seawolves Colors: Green & Gold Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Chancellor: Tom Case Athletics Director: Dr. Steve Cobb Athletic Dept. Phone: 907-786-1250 Ticket Office Phone: 907-786-1293 COACHING/SUPPORT STAFF Head Coach: Paul Stoklos, 29th season Alma Mater: Arizona (’81) Phone: 907-786-1229 Email: coach@uaa.alaska.edu Assistant Coaches: Tami Monette, 18th season; Jessica Monette, 1st season Volunteer Asst.: Scott Satterfield, 2nd season Athletic Trainer: Chris Volk Office Phone: 907-786-1326 TEAM INFORMATION 2012 Dual Record: 3-12 2012 MPSF Finish: 4th of 4 Letterwinners Returning: 4 Letterwinners Lost: 5 Redshirts Returning: 1 Newcomers: 9 Home Arena (capacity): Wells Fargo Sports Complex (1,000)

TABLE OF CONTENTS Team Photo and 2013 Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover Quick Facts/Table of Contents/Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2013 Alaska Anchorage Season Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

COACHING STAFF & ROSTER Head Coach Paul Stoklos & Assistant Coach Tami Monette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2013 Seawolf Roster / Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

STUDENT-ATHLETE PROFILES Returning Letterwinners & Redshirts Morgan Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sariaye Jensen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Emily Petersen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Paige Pirie & Chelsey Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Newcomers Marie-Sophie Boggasch / Stefany Bryan / Randi Cutolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Kayli Davies / Mattie Gamble / M’rcy Matsunami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Simone Penker / Nicole Wetzel / Julia York . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

SEAWOLF STATISTICS, RECORDS & HISTORY 2012 Season Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation/UAA Facilities/The Seawolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 All-Time Seawolf Top Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 All-Time Letterwinners/USAG All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

UAA & ALASKA UAA Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 University of Alaska Anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Anchorage & Alaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover

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 The 2013 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 Sam Wasson. 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: From left-to-right, sophomore Morgan Cook, junior Emily Petersen and sophomore Sariaye Jensen lead the Seawolves into the 2013 campaign.

SEAWOLF MEDIA OUTLETS KCFT-TV (GCI Cable Channel 19) Tom Steigleman – General Manager 6401 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, AK 99504 Phone: (907) 377-2020 Anchorage Daily News Beth Bragg — Sports Editor 1001 Northway Drive, Anchorage, AK 99504 Phone: (907) 257-4335

KTUU-TV (NBC – Channel 2) Kevin Wells — Sports Director 701 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503 Phone: (907) 762-9228

KYUR/KTBY-TV (ABC Ch. 13/FOX Ch. 4) John Thompson — Sports Director 2700 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99507 Phone: (907) 561-1313

QUICK FACTS ∙ TABLE OF CONTENTS ∙ MEDIA INFO

SEAWOLF

KTZN Radio (550 AM, ESPN) Kurt Haider — Sports Director 800 E. Dimond #3-370, Anchorage, AK 99515 Phone: (907) 522-1515

The Northern Light University of Alaska Anchorage 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 786-1567

KRUA Radio (88.1 FM) University of Alaska Anchorage 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508 Phone: (907) 786-6803

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.

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2013 ALASKA ANCHORAGE SEASON PREVIEW

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ith four proven returners and one of the largest recruiting classes in Alaska Anchorage gymnastics history, head coach Paul Stoklos is exciting about his program’s prospects in 2013 and beyond. The Seawolves enter their 10th campaign at the Div. I level this January with 10 new faces in the lineup, including one redshirt and nine true freshmen. “Last year our freshmen carried the team,” said Stoklos, who has piloted the program through its entire existence. “Now they are performing at a high level for us and providing veteran leadership. There are obviously some great opportunites for some of our freshmen to prove they belong at this level.” The veteran core of the team starts with junior captain Emily Petersen, who set UAA’s program record with a 9.679 average on uneven bars last year. The Indianapolis native also produced the team’s second-best balance beam average, boosted by a career-high 9.825 vs. Michigan State. She will be joined by a trio of sophomores who return after playing huge roles as rookies – Morgan Cook, Sariaye Jensen and Paige Pirie. Cook was an NCAA Regionals allaround qualifier with a 37.345 RQS in 2012, and one of three Seawolves to compete in all 11 regular-season meets. The Hot Springs, Ark., product comes into 2013 with careerhighs of 9.7 on vault, 9.775 on floor, 9.8 on beam and 38.400 all-around. Meanwhile, Jensen competed allaround a team-high nine times, earning AllMountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on both bars and all-around. The Las Vegas native had the 10th-best bars average in program history at 9.540, tallying a season-high 9.75 on three occasions. Pirie returns after peaking at the end of her freshman season, including marks of 9.625 on floor against Michigan State and 9.45 on bars at MPSFs. Also back is redshirt freshman Chelsey Baker, who missed the 2012 season after suffering a knee injury in the preseason. “We are glad to have Chelsey healthy and back in the lineup,” Stoklos said. “She has worked hard to get ready to compete and is solid on vault and beam.” In recruiting, Stoklos went to six farflung states and two foreign countries to compile his nine-woman freshman class. Austrian Simone Penker appears ready to make an immediate impact in the all-around after competing on the European circuit along with fellow newcomer MarieSophie Boggasch, from Germany. UAA got strong showings in the pre-

Junior captain

Emily Petersen

Sophomore

Morgan Cook

Sophomore

Paige Pirie season Green & Gold Intrasquad from Kayli Davies (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and Stefany Bryan (Seattle, Wash.), while M’rcy Matsunami (Omaha, Neb.) should also be an all-around contender. Also looking to crack the lineup will be Randi Cutolo (South Jordan, Utah) on floor, Mattie Gamble (Raleigh, N.C.) on vault and floor, Nicole Wetzel (Keller, Texas) on beam and floor, and Julia York (Mission Viejo, Calif.) on vault and floor. “I’m extremely excited about the potential of this group,” Stoklos added. “Stefany Bryan has great all-around skills when she is

fully healthy, and Simone Penker has come in ready to practice and compete at a high level. Julia York has shown explosiveness on vault and Nicole Wetzel is one of the most coachable athletes we have ever had. That being said, any one of the others could break through as well.” The Seawolves will host three home meets in 2013, Jan. 25-26 against MPSF rival Seattle Pacific and Feb. 17 against Eastern Michigan. UAA will also take on its usual challenging road schedule, with trips planned to Connecticut, New Jersey, Louisiana, Michigan and Washington.


2013 ALASKA ANCHORAGE GYMNASTICS SEAWOLF COACHING STAFF

PAUL STOKLOS Head Coach  29th 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 29th season in 2013. Stoklos has overseen UAA’s transition from Division II to Division I over the past decade, boosting 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 seven marks from 2008-11. In 2009, Stoklos’ squad won its first-ever conference title when it captured the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in Colorado Springs. Individually, Stoklos has qualified 11 Seawolf gymnasts to the NCAA West Regional all-around competition, and produced nine MPSF event titlists. Stoklos’ gymnasts have THE STOKLOS FILE also produced in the classroom, topping the MPSF Hometown: Brookfield, Wis. EducaƟon: B.S., General Studies, All-Academic Team in Univ. of Arizona, 1981; 2010 with 10 honorees. M.S., Exercise Science, From the program’s Arizona, 1984 inception in 1985 until Head Coaching Achievements becoming a full-fledged (UAA, 1985-present) Division I program in Has coached... 2004, Stoklos’ pro3 USAG NaƟonal Champions (5 Ɵtles) gram produced three 12 All-Americans (39 awards) national champions, 12 13 NCAA West Regional Qualifiers All-Americans and 37 37 Div. II Academic All-Americans 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  18th Season

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n her 18th season as assistant coach for the Seawolves in 2013, 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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2013 SEAWOLF ROSTER ∙ COACHING STAFF ∙ SUPPORT STAFF

2013 ALASKA ANCHORAGE GYMNASTICS ALPHABETICAL ROSTER NAME

Chelsey Baker 4-11 Marie-Sophie Boggasch 5-5 Stefany Bryan 5-1 Morgan Cook 5-3 Randi Cutolo 5-3 Kayli Davies 5-0 Mattie Gamble 5-1 Sariaye Jensen 5-6 M’rcy Matsunami 5-3 Simone Penker 5-2 Emily Petersen 5-5 Paige Pirie 5-3 Nicole Wetzel 5-2 Julia York 5-4

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

RS HS HS 1V HS HS HS 1V HS HS 2V 1V HS HS

Seniors – 0 Juniors – 1 (Petersen) Sophomores – 3 (Cook, Jensen, Pirie) Freshmen – 10 (Baker, Boggasch, Bryan, Cutolo, Davies, Gamble, Matsunami, Penker, Wetzel, York)

Lynn Haven, Fla. (Mosley HS/Gymnastics Plus) Schwarzenbach am Wald, Germany (Otto-Hahn Gymnasium) Seattle, Wash. (Roosevelt HS/Seattle Gymnastics Academy) Hot Springs, Ark. (Lakeside HS/Hot Springs Gymnastics) South Jordan, Utah (Bingham HS/Arete Gymnastics) Mission Viejo, Calif. (Aliso Niguel HS/Azarian GTC) Raleigh, N.C. (Millbrook HS/Raleigh School of Gymnastics) Las Vegas, Nev. (Silverado HS/Brown’s Las Vegas GC) Omaha, Neb. (Omaha North HS/Premier Gymnastics) Maria Saal, Austria (BG Tanzenberg) Indianapolis, Ind. (North Central HS/Deveau’s Sch. of Gymnastics) Newnan, Ga. (Newnan HS/Newnan School of Gymnastics) Keller, Texas (Keller HS/ASI Gymnastics) Mission Viejo, Calif. (Trabuco Hills HS/Gym Max)

SEAWOLVES BY STATE/COUNTRY California 2 – (Davies, York) Arkansas – 1 (Cook) Florida – 1 (Baker) Georgia – 1 (Pirie) Indiana – 1 (Petersen) Nebraska – 1 (Matsunami) Nevada – 1 (Jensen) North Carolina – 1 (Gamble) Texas – 1 (Wetzel) Utah – 1 (Cutolo) Washington – 1 (Bryan) Austria – 1 (Penker) Germany – 1 (Boggasch)

HEAD COACH: Paul Stoklos (Arizona ‘81), 29th season ASSISTANT COACHES: Tami Monette, 18th season; Jessica Monette, 1st season VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT: Scott Satterfield, 2nd season PRONUNCIATION GUIDE: Boggasch • bah-GOSH Cutolo • KOO-tuh-loh M’rcy Matsunami • MAR-cee mat-soo-NAH-mee MoneƩe • moe-NETT

Pirie • PEER-ee Sariaye • SAY-ree-ay Simone • sih-MONE Stoklos • STOKE-lohs

JESSICA MONETTE Assistant Coach  1st Season

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essica Monette begins her first season on coach Paul Stoklos’ staff as an assistant coach in 2013. An accomplished dancer and choreographer, Monette formerly taught dance in her hometown of Wenatchee, Wash. Her primary duties with the Seawolves involve choreography for the team’s floor routines. Monette earned her associate’s degree in nursing from Wenatchee Valley College.

CHRIS VOLK Athletic Trainer  19th Season

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ead athletic trainer Chris Volk is in her 19th season with the UAA Athletic Department. Volk cares for the treatment and prevention of injuries to Seawolf studentathletes, 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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SEAWOLVES BY CLASS

HT YR EXP HOMETOWN (High School/Club Team)

Scott Satterfield Volunteer Assistant Coach

Stephanie Brenner Student Manager

Nate Sagan Sports Information Director

SEAWOLF SPORTS MEDICINE STAFF Seawolf Training Staff Head Trainer – Christine Volk Asst. Trainer – Kevin Lechtenberg Asst. Trainer (MBB) – Rachel Butler Head Team Physician Jeff Moore, 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 Robert Gieringer, MD Larry Levine, MD C.J. Little, MD Nell Loftin, MD Brett Mason, DO 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


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Sophomore • 1VL 5-3 Hot Springs, Arkansas Lakeside HS Hot Springs GymnasƟcs 2012: Became 11th Seawolf gymnast (10th all-arounder) and first since 2009 to qualify for the NCAA Div. I West Regional Championships after earning 37.435 regional qualifying score … was one of three Seawolves to compete in all 11 regular-season meets and tied for team lead with nine all-around appearances … equaled team seasonhigh with 38.400 all-around on Mar. 11 against Michigan State, helping UAA to 6th-best score (192.625) in program history … also had career-highs of 9.8 on beam, 9.775 on floor and 9.575 on bars vs. MSU … placed 3rd in all-around with 38.075 at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Mar. 24, boosted by 9.75 on beam and 9.625 on floor … named to All-MPSF Team as all-arounder … recorded first career event win on balance beam with 9.525 vs. SUNY Cortland on Jan. 10 … season average of 37.397 in all-around ranked No. 20 on UAA all-time list … nominated for UAA’s Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year award. BEFORE UAA: Competed at Level 10 Western Regionals three straight years … won all-around title at L10 state championships in 2010 and 2011 … also qualified for regional championships four times at levels 8 and 9 as a member of the Hot Spring Gymnastics club team … lettered one year in volleyball at Lakeside High School. PERSONAL: Born July 1993 in Hot Springs, Ark. … daughter of Craig and Janis Cook … psychology major.

COOK’S SEASON BESTS Year 2012 (Fr.)

Vault 9.700

Bars 9.575

Beam 9.800

Floor 9.775

All-Around 38.400

SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES – RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

Morgan Cook

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

9.7 at UC Davis, 3/2/12 9.575 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 9.8 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 9.775 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 38.400 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12

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Sariaye Jensen Sophomore • 1VL 5-6 Las Vegas, Nevada Silverado HS Brown’s GymnasƟcs 2012: Competed in 10 of 11 meets, tying for team high with nine all-around appearances … earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on two events, with regional qualifying scores of 9.690 on bars and 37.340 all-around … season bars average of 9.540 ranked No. 10 in program history … scored between 9.6 and 9.75 on eight of 10 bars routines, including 9.75s vs Michigan State (Mar. 9), at Denver (Feb. 4) and at Towson (Jan. 22) … recorded season-high 38.175 all-around Mar. 11 vs. Michigan State, helping UAA to No. 6 team score (192.625) in program history … earned victories on bars (9.7) and all-around (37.825) in collegiate debut, Jan. 8 vs. SUNY Cortland. BEFORE UAA: Qualified for 2011 state, regional and NIT meets … placed 5th in all-around and 4th on bars at 2011 Nevada L10 State meet … placed 5th or better or bars at Fiesta Bowl, Heart of a Champion, Lady Luck and Malibu Classic meets, including 3rd at Fiesta Bowl … competed at Level 10 for four years. PERSONAL: Born June 1993 in Twin Falls, Idaho … daughter of Lonald and Denise Jensen … youngest of nine siblings … elementary education major.

JENSEN’S SEASON BESTS Year 2012 (Fr.)

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Vault 9.650

Bars 9.750

Beam 9.300

Floor 9.625

All-Around 38.175

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

9.65 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 9.75, three Ɵmes (last vs Michigan State, 3/9/12) 9.3 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 9.625 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 38.175 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12


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Junior • 2VL 5-4 Indianapolis, Ind. North Central HS Deveau’s Sch. of Gym. 2012: Was consistent three-event performer in final seven meets, setting school record for season average on uneven bars at 9.679 … earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on bars with 9.695 regional qualifying score … scored no lower than 9.5 on bars, including career-high-tying 9.775 in Mar. 11 home meet vs. Michigan State … produced team’s 2nd-best beam average at 9.436, tying for No. 20 on program all-time list … scored 9.825 on beam against MSU on Mar. 11, equaling 4th-best beam score in program history … competed six times on vault, earning season-high 9.5 at UC Davis on Mar. 2 … earned spot on MPSF All-Academic Team and was gymnastics squad’s Team Scholar-Athlete with 3.87 overall GPA. 2011: Competed in all nine meets as staple of UAA’s vault, bars and beam lineups … season bars average of 9.475 was No. 3 on team and tied for 17th-best mark in program history … scored 9.5 or better on seven of nine bars routines, including season-high 9.775 at Michigan State (Feb. 27) … tied for 6th place on bars with 9.65 at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships (Mar. 19) … posted top overall performance at New Hampshire (Feb. 12) with 9.675 on beam, 9.6 on bars and 9.525 on vault … helped UAA to Mar. 11 dual win over Centenary with 9.55 on vault and 9.5 on bars … scored 9.6 on beam and 9.5 on vault as UAA produced No. 6 team score (192.25) against Centenary on Mar. 13. BEFORE UAA: Two-time qualifier for Level 10 national meet … won bars title at regional meet and vault title at state meet in 2010 … regional beam champion in 2009 and won titles on beam, bars and all-around at 2009 NIT meet … honor-roll student in the top 10 percent of her class at North Central High School.

PETERSEN’S SEASON BESTS Year 2011 (Fr.) 2012 (So.)

Vault 9.550 9.500

Bars 9.775 9.775

Beam 9.675 9.825

Floor — —

All-Around — —

SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES – RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

Emily Petersen

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

9.55 vs Centenary, 3/11/11 9.775, twice (last vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 9.825 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 N/A N/A

PERSONAL: Born Emily Faith Petersen on July 25, 1991 in Indianapolis, Ind. … daughter of Bob Petersen and Nancy Jo Gemmer … enjoys outdoors activies, sports and reading … management major.

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Paige Pirie Sophomore • 1VL 5-3 Newnan, Georgia Newnan HS Newnan School of Gym. 2012: Contributed seven times on bars and five times on floor as a rookie … posted team’s 5th-best floor average at 9.415 … scored season-high 9.625 on floor against Michigan State on Mar. 11, helping Seawolves earn 6thbest team score in program history (192.625) … scored season-high 9.45 on bars at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships. BEFORE UAA: Competed at Level 10 for three years … was 2011 JO Nationals qualifier … placed 3rd in all-around at 2011 Eastern Regionals … earned 2nd place on bars at L-9 Eastern Nationals and was state champion on beam … helped Newnan High School to 2008 team state title and earned all-state honors. PERSONAL: Born April 1993 in Jacksonville, Fla. … daughter of Jim and Teri Pirie … justice major.

PIRIE’S SEASON BESTS Year 2012 (Fr.)

Vault —

Bars 9.450

Beam —

Floor 9.625

All-Around —

Chelsey Baker Freshman (Redshirt) 4-11 Lynn Haven, Fla. Mosley HS GymnasƟcs Plus

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

N/A 9.45 at MPSF Championships, 3/24/12 N/A 9.625 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 N/A

2012: Received medical redshirt after suffering knee injury in December 2011. BEFORE UAA: Competed at Level 10 for three years … as Level 9 competitor, was state champion on beam and earned 2nd place on bars and 3rd place in all-around at Eastern Nationals … helped Newnan High School to 2008 Florida State team title and earned all-state honors. PERSONAL: Born Chelsey E. Baker on Dec. 29, 1992 … daughter of Robert and Laurie Baker … political science major.


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Freshman 5-4 Schwarzenbach am Wald, Germany OƩo-Hahn Gymnasium

Stefany Bryan Freshman 5-1 SeaƩle, Washington Roosevelt HS SeaƩle Gym. Academy

Randi Cutolo Freshman 5-3 South Jordan, Utah Bingham HS Arete GymnasƟcs

BEFORE UAA: Competed in international events throughout Europe … placed 4th at 2012 Sidijk Gymnastics Tournament in Holland and was 3rd-place finisher in German national team league in 2010 and 2011 … also won regional titles in 2010 and 2011 and finished 12th at German National Championships in 2011 … placed 6th at German Youth Championships in 2010. PERSONAL: Born September 1995 in Germany … daughter of Roger and Mirjam Boggasch … professional piloting major.

BEFORE UAA: Qualified for JO Nationals in 2012 and was NIT qualifier in 2011 … won state all-around title in 2010 and qualified for Western Regionals … placed 5th on floor at 2009 Westerns. PERSONAL: Born August 1994 in South Korea … daughter of Paul and Judith Bryan … plays piano and ukulele … other interests include photography … English major.

SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES – NEWCOMERS

MarieSophie Boggasch

BEFORE UAA: Earned all-around title and highest vault score at Utah Level 8 state meet. PERSONAL: Born August 1994 in Miami, Fla. … daughter of Chris Cutolo and Tracy Cornellisen … major is undeclared.

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SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES – NEWCOMERS

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Kayli Davies Freshman 5-0 Mission Viejo, California Aliso Niguel HS Azarian GTC

Mattie Gamble Freshman 5-1 Raleigh, North Carolina Millbrook HS Raleigh School of Gym.

M’rcy Matsunami Freshman 5-2 Omaha, Nebraska Omaha North HS Premier GymnasƟcs

BEFORE UAA: Trained at Azarian Gymnastics, earned club’s ‘Best Competitor’ award from 2009-11 … won L-8 all-around regional titles in 2010 and 2011 … earned L-8 Region I vault title in 2010. PERSONAL: Born July 1994 in Denver, Colo. … daughter of Perry and Kim Davies … psychology major.

BEFORE UAA: Qualified for JO Regionals each year from 2008-12 … competed two seasons at Level 10 … won Level 8 regional title in 2008 … won conference title competing for Millbrook High School … also helped Millbrook High to team state & league crowns … lettered four times at MHS … in addition to Raleigh Gymnastics Academy, also competed for Impact Gymnastics. PERSONAL: Born Feb. 1994 in Rimnicu Sarat, Romania … daughter of Bill and Teri Gamble … enjoys shopping and running … pre-nursing major.

BEFORE UAA: Competed three straight years at Level 10 JO Nationals ... placed 7th on bars, 9th on beam and 15th all-around in Senior C division at 2012 JO’s ... won titles on vault and beam and finished 4th all-around at 2012 Nebraska Optional State Championships ... had impressive showing at 2011 JO Nationals, finishing 5th on bars and 12th all-around in the Senior B division ... produced L-10 career-highs of 9.7 on vault, 9.6 on bars, 9.55 on beam, 9.325 on floor and 37.625 all-around ... earned 2009 Level 9 Western Regional titles on bars and all-around. PERSONAL: Born April 1994 in Omaha, Neb. … daughter of Rick and Gerry Matsunami … major is undeclared.

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Freshman 5-2 Maria Saal, Austria Bundesgymnasium Tanzenberg

BEFORE UAA: Competed in international events throughout Europe, including World Cup meets in Osijek, Croatia, and Porto, Portugal, and European Championships in Clermont-Ferrand, France … competed for Austrian National Team and in German ‘high school’ league from 2009-12 … competed at club level for KTV (Carinthian Gymnastics Club). PERSONAL: Born November 1993 in Klagenfurt, Austria … daughter of Elisabeth Penker and Hugo Scharf … enjoys reading, shopping and listening to music … major is undeclared.

Nicole Wetzel

BEFORE UAA: Competed three years at Level 10, training with ASI Gymnastics, Puget Sound Gymnastics and Gymnastics Express.

Freshman 5-2 Keller, Texas Keller HS ASI GymnasƟcs

PERSONAL: Born September 1993 in San Ramon, Calif. … daughter of Dave and Brenna Wetzel … psychology major.

Julia York

BEFORE UAA: Qualified for L-10 JO Nationals on vault … competed all-around in 2012 Region 1 Championships … won L-9 state title on vault in 2011 … competed for GymMax club team for eight years.

Freshman 5-4 Mission Viejo, California Trabuco Hills HS Gym Max

SEAWOLF GYMNAST PROFILES – NEWCOMERS

Simone Penker

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 1994 in Mission Viejo, Calif. … daughter of Walter and Joan York … interests include trapeze, TV, reading, hiking and shopping … major is undeclared.

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2012 SEASON REVIEW

2013 ALASKA ANCHORAGE GYMNASTICS 2012 MEET RESULTS (DUAL RECORD: 3-12)

Date Jan. 8 Jan. 10 Jan. 20 Jan. 22 Feb. 4 Feb. 12 Mar. 2 Mar. 4 Mar. 9 Mar. 11 Mar. 24 Apr. 7

Meet/Opponent SUNY CORTLAND SUNY CORTLAND at Maryland (w/ Bridgeport) at Towson (w/ William & Mary) at Denver (w/ Iowa State) AIR FORCE at UC Davis (w/ Arizona, SJSU) at Sacramento State MICHIGAN STATE MICHIGAN STATE MPSF Championships (at UC Davis) NCAA West Regionals (at Seattle)

Result W, 187.950-183.800 W, 188.125-187.250 3rd, 185.900 2nd, 187.875 3rd, 188.050 L, 189.300-190.925 4th, 187.475 L, 190.325-193.000 L, 190.850-194.175 L, 192.625-195.425 4th, 188.300 Cook, 36.700

Home meets in ALL CAPS at Wells Fargo Sports Complex

2012 TOP SCORES TEAM V — 48.225 vs Air Force, Feb. 12 UB — 48.000 vs Michigan State, Mar. 11 BB — 48.225 vs Michigan State, Mar. 11 FX — 48.350 vs Michigan State, Mar. 11 Total — 192.625 vs Michigan State, Mar. 11

Senior Kaelei Spoor finished her career as one of UAA’s top vaulters, while posƟng the team’s best score on floor exercise with a 9.825 at the MPSF Championships.

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vercoming injuries and early-season adversity, the 2012 Seawolves finished strong with highs in their final three regular-season meets. UAA posted 192.625 points in the final home meet against Michigan State for the sixth-best score in program history and the secondhighest at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. Six Seawolves earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors and four made the league’s all-academic squad, while freshman Morgan Cook became just the 10th UAA gymnast to earn an all-around berth in the NCAA Division I West Regional Championships.

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INDIVIDUAL V — 9.825, Melissa Doucette vs Air Force, Feb. 12 UB — 9.775, Emily Petersen vs Michigan State, Mar. 11 BB — 9.825, Emily Petersen vs Michigan State, Mar. 11 FX — 9.825, Kaelei Spoor at MPSF Championships, Mar. 24 AA — 38.400, Melissa Doucette at Towson, Jan. 22; 38.400, Morgan Cook vs Michigan State, Mar. 11

2012 SEAWOLVES HONORS & AWARDS Morgan Cook NCAA Division I West Regional Championships All-Around Qualifier MPSF All-Conference Team (AA) Melissa Doucette MPSF co-Gymnast of the Week (1/17-23) All-MPSF Team (V, FX) MPSF All-Academic Team Sariaye Jensen All-MPSF Team (UB, AA)

Kathleen Mantell All-MPSF Team (BB) MPSF All-Academic Team Emily Petersen MPSF All-Conference Team (UB) MPSF All-Academic Team Shakea Sanders MPSF All-Conference Team (V) Jackie Thomas MPSF All-Academic Team


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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 affiliation, 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 2011-2012, the Federation celebrated its 20th 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 69 NCAA team championships and numerous individual titles as well. In 2012-13, the MPSF will again provide competition in 13 Olympic sports while serving approximately 1,800 student-athletes on 99 teams from 41 universities in 14 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 swimming, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse and men’s volleyball. MPSF champions earn automatic NCAA Championships bids in men’s soccer, men’s and women’s water polo, and men’s volleyball.

The Seawolves celebrated the program’s first Mountain Pacific Sports FederaƟon Ɵtle in 2009.

SEAWOLF FACILITIES

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AA hosts its home meets on campus in the 1,000-seat Wells Fargo Sports Complex. The newly refurbished 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.

THE MPSF ∙ SEAWOLF FACILITIES ∙ SEAWOLF MASCOT

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THE SEAWOLF

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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

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INDIVIDUAL

ALL-AROUND

ALL-AROUND

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. 192.625 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 7. 192.250 vs Centenary, 3/13/11 8. 192.150 vs Temple, 2/22/09 9. 192.075 at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 10. 192.050 vs Kentucky, 3/13/09

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

VAULT

VAULT

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. 48.475 at UC Davis, 2/12/10 48.475 vs Air Force, 3/14/10 8. 48.375 at Western Michigan, 2/26/06 48.375 vs Centenary, 3/11/11 10. 48.300 at Air Force, 3/20/06 48.300 at Rutgers, 2/28/09 48.300 at N. Hampshire, 2/12/11

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

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

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. 48.400 at Michigan State, 2/27/11 5. 48.300 at New Hampshire, 2/1/08 6. 48.225 vs Air Force, 3/16/08 7. 48.200 vs Air Force, 3/14/08 8. 48.125 vs Centenary, 3/11/11 9. 48.075 vs Hamline, 3/12/05 10. 48.025 at Sacramento State, 3/2/08

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. 48.225 vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 6. 48.200 at Sacramento State, 2/15/04 7. 48.175 vs San Jose State, 3/12/04 47.700 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/09 9. 48.150 at UC Davis, 3/7/03 10. 48.100 vs Centenary, 3/13/11

FLOOR EXERCISE 1. 49.075 at MPSF Championships, 3/20/04 2. 48.875 at Seattle Pacific, 3/19/05 3. 48.825 at MPSF Championships, 3/27/10 4. 48.775 at MPSF Championships, 3/29/03 5. 48.600 at Maui Invitational, 1/7/05 48.600 at MPSF Championships, 3/24/06 48.600 at Southeast Missouri, 3/7/10 8. 48.550 vs MIT, 1/9/04 48.550 vs Texas Woman’s, 2/12/05 48.550 at UC Davis, 2/27/05

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Elena Tkacheva

UNEVEN BARS

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 9.825, Kaelei Spoor at MPSF Championships, 3/27/10 9.825, Emily Petersen vs Michigan State, 3/11/12 9. 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 9.800, Kaelei Spoor at UC Davis, 2/12/10

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 9.875, Kaelei Spoor at MPSF Championships, 3/27/10

Jessi Simmons


2013 ALASKA ANCHORAGE GYMNASTICS Hoey, Karen ................................................ 1992-93-94-95 Horvath, Rita .........................................................1985-86

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

Backus, Laura.........................................................1989-90 Barleycorn, Sheri ........................................................1987 Barnett, Christine .......................................................1986 Bartleman, Michelle ........................................ 2001-02-03 Benham, Diane ...........................................................1989 Boswell, Kristy ............................................ 2008-09-10-11 Bukojemskyi, Renee ...................................................1989 Burdick, Mandi ........................................... 2001-02-03-04 Burton, Jamie ........................................................2005-06 Byrne, Meagan ........................................... 2007-08-09-10

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Carley, Christina .........................................................1999 Carver, Sara ..................................................... 1994-95-96 Chapin, Chimmi .....................................................1989-90 Cole, Micki .............................................................2007-08 COOK, MORGAN..................................................... 2012 Currie, Jesse .................................................... 2001-02-03

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Davlin, Tina.................................................................1991 Deering, Susan ...........................................................1987 Dombecky, Chantel ......................................... 1994-95-96 Doucette, Melissa .................................................2011-12 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 Fullerton, Kelsey .............................................. 2008-10-11

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Jenkins, Leisha........................................ 1997-98-99-2000 JENSEN, SARIAYE .................................................... 2012 Johnson, Christina ......................................................2004 Johnson, Kara .............................................................1996 Jones, Amy ................................................. 2001-02-03-05 Jorgensen, JoAnn ..................................................1989-90

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Salo, Heather.......................................... 1999-2000-01-02 Sanders, Shakea ......................................... 2009-10-11-12 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 .............................................. 2009-10-11-12 Stall, Sharon ...............................................................1989 Staton, Tiffany ............................................ 2004-05-06-07 Stockdale, Carissa.......................................................2003 Sullivan, Kathy ............................................................1985

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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 ..................................... 2004-05-06-07

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MacDonald, Shelby ....................................................2011 Magiera, Lauren ......................................... 2005-06-07-08 Mantell, Kathleen ..................................................2011-12 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 Thomas, Jackie ................................................ 2009-10-12 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

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Weis, Kathy ...........................................................1991-92 Westbrook, Britni .......................................................1999 White, Molly ..............................................................1998 Williams, Courtney ..................................... 2007-08-09-10 Wilson, Leah .................................................... 2008-09-10

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

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

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

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

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

Prater, Janine .............................................................1985 PIRIE, PAIGE ........................................................... 2012 Puricelli, Maria ........................................... 2008-09-10-11

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PETERSEN, EMILY .............................................. 2011-12 Portlock, Jessica ......................................... 2005-06-07-08

(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

ALL-TIME SEAWOLF LETTERWINNERS ∙ ALL-AMERICANS

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Agostino, Lauren ........................................ 2006-07-09-10 Aitchenson, Erin ....................................................2010-11

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

National Champion DOMINIQUE INGRAM

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UAA ADMINISTRATION ∙ SEAWOLF ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

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TOM CASE

Chancellor – University of Alaska Anchorage

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om Case assumed the chancellorship of the University of Alaska Anchorage in May 2011. A retired 3-star Air Force Lt. General, Case has spent more than 12 years in Alaska, including two Air Force tours of duty, five years as dean of UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP), and three years as president and chief operating officer of a state-owned, independently operated Aerospace corporation. The 1969 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy began his 33-year military career flying in Vietnam. Later, he served at the Pentagon, was selected as the first Air Force Chief of Staff Chair on the faculty of the National War College, and eventually went on to command two fighter wings, a numbered air force and Alaskan Command. He also served as deputy commander and chief of staff for the nation’s two largest geographic joint combatant commands. After retiring from the Air Force, Case returned to higher education as dean of CBPP at UAA. During his tenure, CBPP added several new certificate and degree programs, including a graduate certificate in Global Logistics, and played an instrumental role in the formation of CBPP’s Experimental Economics Laboratory.

DR. STEVE COBB

Director of Athletics – Univ. of Alaska Anchorage

In 12 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. Starting with the 2007-08 campaign, UAA has enjoyed five of the most memorable athletic seasons in school history, highlighted by four Elite Eight appearances for Seawolf basketball teams and NCAA top-15 finishes for men’s and women’s cross country (six times), skiing (five times), and men’s & women’s track & field (four times). In fact, with UAA’s concurrent NCAA basketball runs in 2008, UAA became just the second school in NCAA Div. II history to qualify both its men’s and women’s squads for the Final 4. In the 2011-12 athletic campaign, the Seawolves placed a program-record 16th in NCAA Div. II standings in the Learfield Directors’ Cup, which measures nearly 300 D-II programs nationwide on overall athletic success. Under Dr. Cobb’s leadership, construction has also begun on UAA’s planned $109 million Seawolf and Community Arena on campus. He has also overseen major upgrades to UAA’s current facilities, including the installation of a new gym floor and bleachers at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex in 2010. 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 Hockey Classic and SpringHill Suites Invitational 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.

UAA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF COACHES BASKETBALL (Men) Head Coach: Rusty Osborne Assistant: Cameron Turner Graduate Assistant: Tim Mollerstrom BASKETBALL (Women) Head Coach: Ryan McCarthy Assistant: RyAnne Ridge Graduate Assistant: Shaina Afoa CROSS COUNTRY (Men & Women) Head Coach: Michael Friess Assistants: T.J. Garlatz, Ryan McWilliams Grad. Assistant: Anthony Tomsich GYMNASTICS Head Coach: Paul Stoklos Assistant: Tami Monette HOCKEY Head Coach: Dave Shyiak Associate Head Coach: Campbell Blair Assistant: T.J. Jindra SKIING (Men & Women) Head Coach: Sparky Anderson Assistants: Andrew Kastning, Julie-Pierre Leclerc Graduate Assistant: Tor Christopherson TRACK & FIELD (Men & Women) Head Coach: Michael Friess Assistants: T.J. Garlatz, Ryan McWilliams Grad. Assistants: Anthony Tomsich, Shaun Ward VOLLEYBALL Head Coach: Chris Green Assistant: Nicky Rose

ADMINISTRATION Dr. Steve Cobb . . . . . . . Dede Allen . . . . . . . . . . . Tim McDiffett . . . . . . . . Jane Pallister . . . . . . . . . Tlisa Northcutt . . . . . . . SPORTS INFORMATION Nate Sagan . . . . . . . . . . Dallas Baldwin . . . . . . . . SPORTS MEDICINE Chris Volk. . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Lechtenberg . . . . Rachel Butler . . . . . . . . . BUSINESS OFFICE Diana Campbell . . . . . . . Tonya Carney . . . . . . . . Shawna Palmer . . . . . . . Linda Stimaker . . . . . . . Roxanne Swallows . . . . Mary Beth Wooden . . . REC SPORTS Levi Althens . . . . . . . . . . Ed Barker . . . . . . . . . . . . Clifford Dunlap . . . . . . . Tony Houston . . . . . . . . Robin Inman . . . . . . . . . Bryan Leiser . . . . . . . . . . Alan Piccard. . . . . . . . . . Kevin Silver . . . . . . . . . . Kristin Warren . . . . . . . . Julie Weber . . . . . . . . . .

Director of Athletics Associate A.D./Compliance Associate A.D./External Associate A.D./Internal Development Director Director Assistant Director Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Fiscal Technician Administrative Assistant Admin. Asst. – Tickets Travel Coordinator Fiscal Manager Ticket Manager Facility Maintenance Facility Maintenance Program Supervisor Assist. Director/Operations Program Supervisor Special Events Manager Assist. Director/Programs Associate A.D./WFSC Office Manager Intramurals Director


This is UAA!

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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 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.

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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 indoor and outdoor track & field, and men’s 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. Since joining the NCAA ranks in 1977, UAA has become a perennial national power in many of its sports. A total of 181 Seawolves have earned All-America honors, and UAA has produced 16 individual national champions since 1991. In its 35th year of NCAA competition, UAA Athletics posted its most impressive performance yet in 2011-12. The Seawolves qualified teams or individuals from 10 of 11 sports for NCAA competition, including top-10 national team finishes by women’s basketball, both men’s and women’s cross country, skiing and men’s track & field. Seawolves student-athletes have enjoyed unprecedented success in the classroom, compiling a cumulative GPA of 3.0+ in 15 of the last 18 years.


MUNICIPALITY OF

ANCHORAGE W

ith city boundaries that stretch to nearly the size of the state of Delaware, more than 290,000 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. Hundreds of flights arrive daily at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, shuttling about 5 million passengers per year through the heart of one of the world’s top tourism destinations. 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 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, it 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. In fact, the Chugach is one of six mountain ranges visible from Anchorage. Due to the warming effects of the Pacific Ocean currents and protection from the Chugach, Anchorage is located in a relatively temperate zone, with a climate that resembles San Francisco in

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 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 is home to Denali, the highest peak in North America (20,320 feet). Also known as Mt. McKinley, the collosal mountain is located in the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve, located 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, along with the state’s six other National Parks.

the summer (highs of 75 degrees) and a Rocky Mountain ski resort in the winter (lows of 15-20 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, many often seen on UAA’s campus throughout the year. In addition, black bears, grizzlies, foxes, wolves, lynx, wolverines, Dall sheep and bald eagles are just some of the animals that make their homes here while red and king salmon can be caught from the many rivers and creeks that run through the city.

2013 Alaska Anchorage Gymnastics Media Guide  

2013 Alaska Anchorage Seawolves Gymnastics Media Guide

2013 Alaska Anchorage Gymnastics Media Guide  

2013 Alaska Anchorage Seawolves Gymnastics Media Guide

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