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UNH Gymnastics Roster Name

Kelsey Alwin Taryn Archambault Jen Aucoin Katie Caliendo Ali Carr Courtney Connors Helena Diodati * Austyn Fobes Diane Grey Dianna Kurowyckyj Taryn LaFountain * Katie Lawrence ** Becca Marrama Kate McGeever Tasia Percevecz Danielle Reibold Andie Sablosky Julie Sauchuk Janae Sernoffsky Keeley Smith Chelsea Steinberg


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5-3 AA St. Michael, Minn. /TAGS South 5-4 V, UB, FX Tewksbury, Mass. /Wilkey’s Gymnastics 5-0 AA Mullica Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill Gymnastics 5-0 V, BB, FX Manorville, N.Y./Riverside Gymnastics 5-6 AA Chelmsford, Mass./Gymnastics Village 5-3 AA Buffalo, N.Y./Stumpf’s Gymnastics 5-3 AA Scarborough, Maine/Maine Academy of Gymnastics 5-0 AA Howell, N.J./Galaxy N.J. 5-6 V, UB Spring, Texas/Cypress Academy of Gymnastics 5-0 AA New York, N.Y./Chelsea Piers 5-2 BB, FX Utica, N.Y./Valley Gymnastics 5-2 UB, BB Lyme, Conn./Shoreline Gymnastics 5-1 AA Lynnfield, Mass./Brestyan’s Gymnastics 5-7 V, BB, FX Saco, Maine/Atlantic Gymnastics 5-5 AA Fountain Hills, Ariz./Desert Devils 5-6 AA Horsham, Pa./Ricochets 5-1 V, UB, FX Springfield, N.J./Surgents Elite 5-1 AA Peabody, Mass./Brestyan’s Gymnastics 5-2 UB, BB, FX Elizabethtown, Pa./Prestige Gymnastics 5-3 UB, BB, FX University Place, Wash./Grace Gymnastics 5-2 AA Ridgewood, N.J./US Gymnastics Development Center

* denotes Co-Captains ** denotes assistant captain Abbreviation Codes: V=vault UB=uneven bars BB=balance beam FX=floor exercise AA=all-around PB=personal best T=tie

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UNH Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Wildcat Media Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Wildcats in the Weight Room. . . . . . . . . . . . 7 UNH Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2009 Review/ 2010 Outlook . . . . . . . . . . 24-27 Regional and National Information. . . . . . . . . 22 Opponents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 EAGL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 This is UNH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37 Spectators’ Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 2010 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover

Wildcat Staff Head Coach Gail Goodspeed. . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Associate Head Coach Ed Datti . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Assistant Coach Lindsey Bruck . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Athletic Trainer Dan Sedory . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Strength & Conditioning Coaches . . . . . . . . . 7 Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Academic Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Wildcat Profiles

Seniors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-15 Juniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-18 Sophomores. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-20 Freshmen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Team Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 In Memory – Katie Baldwin . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Wildcat History Record Book / Honors & Awards . . . . . . . . . 29-33 Where Are They Now?. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35

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UNH Gymnastics at a Glance

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Location Founded Enrollment President Director of Athletics Nickname Colors Head Coach

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Year at UNH/Record Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Conference Affiliation Home Arenas 2009 Record Season High Score EAGL Championship Finish Letterwinners Returning/Lost 2010 Co-Captains Assistant Captain 2009 NCAA Final Ranking

31st/468-250-2 Ed Datti / 27th year 862-4350 ( Lindsey Bruck/2nd year 862-2181 ( East Atlantic Gymnastics League NCAA Division I Whittemore Center Lundholm Gymnasium 18–12 196.225 5th – 194.65 13/3 Helena Diodati Taryn LaFountain Katie Lawrence 34th

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Publication Credits: The 2010 UNH Women’s Gymnastics guide was written and edited by Ed Datti, Gail Goodspeed, Lindsey Bruck, and Pete Souris; designed by Pete Souris and Julie Pardus-Oakes; photography by Lisa Nugent and Erin Gleason of UNH Photo Services, Gil Talbot, Diane and Janet Grey, Gregory Greene, Ron Kearn, Robert Harley, M.J. Lawler; Printed by UNH Printing Services.


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Media Roster Wildcats by Class

Seniors (6) Kelsey Alwin, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Taryn LaFountain, Julie Sauchuk, Keeley Smith Juniors (6) Taryn Archambault, Katie Caliendo, Katie Lawrence, Andie Sablosky, Janae Sernoffsky, Chelsea Steinberg Sophomores (4) Ali Carr, Kate McGeever, Tasia Percevecz, Danielle Reibold Freshmen (5) Jen Aucoin, Courtney Connors, Austyn Fobes, Dianna Kurowyckyj, Becca Marrama

Kelsey Alwin Senior - 5’3” St. Michael, Minn. TAGS South

Taryn Archambault Junior - 5’4” Tewksbury, Mass. Wilkey’s Gymnastics

Jen Aucoin Freshman - 5’0” Mullica Hill, N.J. Cherry Hill Gymnastics

Ali Carr Sophomore - 5’6” Chelmsford, Mass. Gymnastics Village

Courtney Connors Freshman - 5’3” Buffalo, N.Y. Stumpf’s Gymnastics

Helena Diodati Senior - 5’3” Scarborough, Maine

Diane Grey Senior - 5’6” Spring, Texas Cypress Academy of Gymnastics

Dianna Kurowyckyj Freshman - 5’0” New York, N.Y. Chelsea Piers

Taryn LaFountain Senior - 5’2” Utica, N.Y. Valley Gymnastics

Katie Lawrence Junior - 5’2” Lyme, Conn. Shoreline Gymnastics

Kate McGeever Sophomore - 5’7” Saco, Maine Atlantic Gymnastics

Tasia Percevecz Sophomore - 5’5” Fountain Hills, Ariz. Desert Devils

Danielle Reibold Sophomore - 5’6” Horsham, Pa. Ricochets

Keeley Smith Senior - 5’3” University Place, Wash. Grace Gymnastics

Chelsea Steinberg Junior - 5’2” Ridgewood, N.J. U.S. Gymnastics Development Center

Katie Caliendo Junior - 5’0” Manorville, N.Y. Riverside Gymnastics

Wildcats by State or Country Arizona (1) Tasia Percevecz Connecticut (1) Katie Lawrence Maine (2) Helena Diodati, Kate McGeever Massachusetts (4) Taryn Archambault, Ali Carr, Becca Marrama, Julie Sauchuk Minnesota (1) Kelsey Alwin New Jersey (4) Jen Aucoin, Austyn Fobes, Andie Sablosky, Chelsea Steinberg New York (4) Katie Caliendo, Courtney Connors, Dianna Kurowyckyj, Taryn LaFountain Pennsylvania (2) Danielle Reibold, Janae Sernoffsky Texas (1) Diane Grey Washington (1) Keeley Smith

Pronunciation Guide Staff

Ed Datti Dan Sedory

Maine Academy of Gymnastics

Austyn Fobes Freshman - 5’0” Howell, N.J. Galaxy N.J.

DAT-eye Suh-DOOR-ee

Athletes Helena Diodati Heh-LANE-ah dee-o-DAH-dee Dianna Kurowyckyj DEE-ah-nah Quart-a-WISK-ee Tasia Percevecz Ta-jah Purr-SEH-vich Becca Marrama Freshman - 5’1” Lynnfield, Mass. Brestyan’s Gymnastics

Andie Sablosky Junior - 5’1” Springfield, N.J. Surgents Elite


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Julie Sauchuk Senior - 5’1” Peabody, Mass. Brestyan’s Gymnastics

Janae Sernoffsky Junior - 5’2” Elizabethtown, Pa. Prestige Gymnastics


Coaching Staff


4 EC AC CHA MPIONSHIPS ~ 2003 EAGL CHAMPIONS Gail Goodspeed, who is in the midst of her 31st season as

Head Coach

Gail Goodspeed COACHING HISTORY Year at UNH: 31st Record: 468-250-2 EDUCATION Springfield College ‘74 BS Springfield College ‘75 MS Boston University ‘84 Ed D COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS 2008 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 2003 EAGL Champions 1999 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 1998 EAGL 2nd Place Finish 1997 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 1994 12th NCAA Nationals 1994 NCAA Regional Champions 1984, 85, 86, 94 ECAC Champions 2008 - NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year 2003 - EAGL Coach of the Year 2003 - NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year 2001 - NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year 1994 - NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year 1991 - NCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year NCAA ALL-AMERICAN 1992 Lori Brady - Vault NCAA INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS

2006 Amanda Hall - AA 2005 Vanessa Berrios - Beam 2001 Suzanne Poretz - AA 1997 Cara Lepper - Beam 1992 Lori Brady - Vault, Nicole Mullins - Bars 1991 Karen Olsson - AA, Lori Brady - Vault 1989 Lori Brady - Vault AIAW NATIONAL COMPETITORS

1981 Lucia Cancelmo and Edie Sutton - AA NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

2006 Amanda Hall - Floor 2005 Vanessa Berrios - Beam 1997 Cara Lepper - Beam 1995 Meghan Ochs - Vault and Floor 1994 Kim Smith - Floor 1994 Jana Reardon - AA 1994 Karen Olsson - AA 1992 Nicole Mullins - Bars 1989,1991,1992 Lori Brady - Vault 2002 Springfield College Hall of Fame Inductee


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the mentor of the Wildcat Gymnastics program has put squads together who have tremendous success on and off the mats. And this year looks to be no different. Last year, Goodspeed led her team to a season-high score of 196.225 in a key victory over EAGL rival North Carolina and the team went on to place fifth at the EAGL Championship, where the team posted an impressive mark of 194.65. The Wildcats returned to the NCAA Northeast Regional as a team and went on to finish the 2009 campaign ranked 34th in the nation after placing fifth in the NCAA competition with a score of 193.65. Goodspeed saw 11 of her gymnasts named NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans and 14 named to the EAGL All-Academic squad. In all, no less than nine members of the 2009 UNH women’s gymnastics team earned All-EAGL honors led by Helena Diodati and Justine Turner who were first-team on vault. Diodati and Ali Carr were both first team on bars and Chelsea Steinberg and Taryn LaFountain were both first-team on balance beam for the ‘Cats. Goodspeed has been highly successful as the head coach of the Wildcats recently and was named the 2008 NCAA Northeast Region Head Coach of the Year. This was the fifth time she earned stressful situations. Training is intense and our team members the award; previous honors were bestowed in 2003, 2001, 1994 and are dedicated to each other and to the goal of achieving 1991. In 2003 Goodspeed was named the EAGL Coach of the Year. excellence,” Goodspeed says.     In recent years, several of Goodspeed’s athletes and teams Much of the strength and success of the UNH have been part of other UNH history-making performances. In gymnastics program lies with the stability and dedication of 2006, senior captain Amanda Hall was the Northeast Regional the coaching staff. Goodspeed is married to associate head Floor Champion and took coach Ed Datti and together, along with additional assistants 3rd in the All-Around. This and support staff, they have developed one of the most qualified her for the NCAA respected programs in the Northeast. With the addition of National Championship, Lindsey Bruck to the coaching staff in 2008-09, UNH looks to making her the seventh add to its history of success. individual from UNH to earn A collegiate competitor  from 1970-74 at Springfield such high honors. At the College, Goodspeed captained the team her senior year and Championship, her score was a member of two AIAW National Championship teams. of 9.8 on vault narrowly She was assistant coach for her alma mater from 1974-75 missed qualifying her as when the team placed 4th at the National Championship. an All-American. In 2005, Goodspeed was inducted into the Springfield College Hall Amanda Hall and Mariana of Fame in October 2002. She has served as treasurer of Peña Trestini scored a 9.975 the National Coaches Association and served on the NCAA on the floor exercise in Women’s Gymnastics Committee. She was head coach of the regular season, setting California State-Northridge for two years and was also a the new UNH record. In business manager and coach at the Montvale Gymnastics 2005 post season action, Club. Goodspeed holds a master’s degree from Springfield Vanessa Berrios shared the and earned a doctorate in sports psychology from Boston Northeast Regional Balance University. She is married to Ed Datti and they have two Beam title with a score daughters, 20-year-old Samantha and 16-year-old Brianna. of 9.85. This earned her a Both are involved in competitive volleyball. Samantha spot at the NCAA National graduated with highest honors from Oyster River High Championship as the sixth School in 2007 and completed her H.S. volleyball career by individual to represent UNH. making the NHIAA All-State team. She is currently a junior The 2003 Wildcats captured their first ever East Atlantic Gymnastics at Keene State majoring in environmental studies. She has League (EAGL) Championship with a UNH school record team total been a member of the Keene State volleyball team since her of 196.750. At the same competition, Tara Phillips vaulted perfectly, freshman year and was tri-captain of the team this season. She scoring her first ever 10.0, permanently placing her in UNH school also will serve as tri-captain for the 2010 volleyball campaign. history. Brianna has been a starter for the Oyster River varsity team for During her UNH career, Goodspeed has led the Wildcats to the past three years. In 2009, she served as co-captain for the four ECAC Championships, appearances in 28 NCAA Regional varsity team and was selected for the NHIAA All- State team Championships and two AIAW Regional Championships (prior for the third year in a row. She also was chosen as the NH to NCAA sponsorship), while building a 468-250-2 record. The Volleyball Player of the Year for the State Division II programs.. team won the 1994 NCAA Northeast Regional Championship Goodspeed is a native of Kohler, Wisconsin. and competed at the NCAA Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah. UNH finished the season as the 12th ranked team in the country. In addition to the team qualification to the national championship, individuals have represented the University of New Hampshire at the national championship 11 different times during Goodspeed’s 30 years at UNH. “It has always been our goal to help each student-athlete strive to reach her full potential and accomplish this in a positive atmosphere. When this occurs, the team is successful and it’s fun for everyone,” Goodspeed states. Goodspeed earned a doctorate from the School of Education at Boston University in 1984. She has used this education to enhance the quality of the experience of practicing and competing. Her dissertation involved development and implementation of a comprehensive sport psychology program for female gymnasts.  Aspects of the program are incorporated into the training plan at UNH. “We try (L to R): Student Athletic Trainer Emily DiPalma, Student Athletic Trainer Betsy O’Leary, Associate to focus on those things over which we have control; Head Coach Ed Datti, Head Coach Gail Goodspeed, Assistant Coach Lindsey Bruck, Head Athletic including our own response to and perception of Trainer Dan Sedory and Student Athletic Trainer Erin Magrane.


1994 NC AA TEAM QUALIFIER~27 NC AA REGIONAL TEAMS~9 NC AA QUALIFIERS Ed Datti enters his 29th year with the program, 27th as a full-time coach. The Associate Head Coach is known as one of the top assistants nationally. He received the NCAA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year honors most recently in 2008 and also in 1994. He was also recognized five times as co-recipient of that award (2006, 2003, 2001, 1997 and 1991). Datti is highly respected by his colleagues for his skills as a strong technical coach and outstanding spotter. UNH head coach Gail Goodspeed states: “Obviously, I am a little biased, but Ed is one of the best spotters in the nation. He can anticipate when a gymnast is in need of assistance and can react faster than seems possible. He also has the unique ability of knowing exactly how much assistance is needed. A great balance is created with his technical expertise and spotting ability to help all of our team members continue to improve and upgrade their skills.” At UNH, Datti is responsible for the majority of the recruiting and continues to bring top gymnasts to the UNH campus. He is the director of a highly successful summer camp and initiated a community class program. Datti also co-teaches a movement and gymnastics exploration class for the kinesiology department with assistant coach Lindsey Bruck. Datti is the former owner and head coach of the Montvale School of Gymnastics in Woburn, Mass. This was one of the first private gymnastics schools in Massachusetts and he coached several top USGF gymnasts during the 10 years of operating the club. Before his Montvale affiliation, Datti taught at Saxonville Elementary School in Framingham (Mass.) and coached the Framingham South High School girls gymnastics team. A 1971 graduate of Springfield (Mass.) College, Datti was a four-year competitor on the gymnastics squad. In his senior year, he was team captain and earned All-America honors in floor exercise. He is originally from Framingham, Mass.

Associate Head Coach

Ed Datti COACHING HISTORY Year at UNH: 29th, 27th full time EDUCATION Springfield College ‘71 BS COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS 2008 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 2003 EAGL Champions 1999 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 1998 EAGL 2nd Place Finish 1997 EAGL 3rd Place Finish 1994 12th NCAA Nationals 1994 NCAA Regional Champions 1984, 85, 86, 94 ECAC Champions 2008 - NCAA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year 1994 - NCAA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year 2006, 2003, 2001, 1997, 1991 - Co-Recipient NCAA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year

Brianna Datti


Sammy Datti

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Assistant Coach

Lindsey Bruck COACHING HISTORY 2nd season at UNH EDUCATION University of Michigan ’08

Athletic Trainer

Dan Sedory 22nd season at UNH 2006 NH Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award 2006 NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award Program Director for the CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Program 2001 NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award EDUCATION University of Pittsburgh ‘82 BS University of Arizona ‘84 MS


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Lindsey Bruck a former gymnast and a 2008 graduate from the University of Michigan, enters her second season as an assistant coach with the University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team. Bruck coordinates the paperwork for numerous aspects of the program and is the primary choreographer. She co-teaches the movement and gymnastics exploration class with Associate Head Coach Ed Datti. She also is responsible for the UNH community gymnastics class program. Bruck, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and Health at Michigan, was a two-time All-American, a Honda Award finalist, a 2008 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, and a twotime NCAA Northeast Region Gymnast of the Year with the Wolverines. The 2008 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year was also a nine-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (tied for the Big Ten Record), a three-time All-Big Ten first Team selection, a 2006 Big Ten Champion on balance beam and the all-around champion, a 2008 Big Ten Championship runner-up (beam), and a 2005 Big Ten Championship runner-up (all-around and beam). The two-time captain also holds the school record for the most all-around scores of 39.000+ by a sophomore (13), and was named to the 2004 All-Big Ten Second Team as a four-year letterwinner. Academically, Bruck was named an NACGC/W Academic All-American, an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District FirstTeam pick, a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, and a fourtime University of Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement recipient. Bruck comes to UNH with 21 years of experience as a gymnast. During that time, she was a four-time JO national team member and trained and qualified as an international elite. Over the past four years, she has gained valuable coaching experience at private clubs in Michigan and New York and at the University of Michigan and University of New Hampshire Summer Camps. She also has experience as a physical education teacher at the elementary and high school levels. “Lindsey was a phenomenal student-athlete and brings a wealth of competitive and coaching talent to our program,” said Goodspeed. “Her personality is upbeat and she has made a tremendous impact on our program in just one year. We watched Lindsey compete at the private level and enjoyed watching her have a successful career at the University of Michigan. She has been part of one of the best programs in the country and will help our gymnasts strive to reach their full potential.” Bruck is a native of Syracuse, N.Y.

Dan Sedory serves as the athletic trainer for the UNH gymnastics team. He is entering his 22nd season with the gymnastics squad and is an integral member of the coaching staff. Sedory, a Pittsburgh native, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Physical Education (1982) and received his Masters in Athletic Training from the University of Arizona (1984). Sedory is currently a clinical associate professor of athletic training at UNH. Since 1988 he has also served as the curriculum director for athletic training within the University’s department of kinesiology. With Sedory’s extensive work and commitment to enrichment, it has earned the distinction of being a CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Program. In 2006, he was honored for his contributions by receiving the “Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award” from NATA, awarded to role models for future leaders in the athletic training profession. This award came shortly after Sedory was named New Hampshire’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer of the Year for 2006. Also on his list of accolades is the NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award, which he received in 2001. Sedory served as an athletic trainer for the United States Olympic Committee Medical Staff at the U.S. Olympic Festival in Los Angeles in 1991 and with the Summer World University Games in 1993. He also served as the host athletic trainer for the World Gold Gymnastics tour appearance in Durham in 1996. The Wildcats are fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and well respected athletic trainer on their coaching staff. “Dan has more experience as an athletic trainer for women’s gymnastics than anyone,” UNH head coach Gail Goodspeed states. “He knows the sport and the athletes. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to truly listen to our gymnasts and care about them as individuals.”



Associate Director of Strength & Conditioning

Director of Strength & Conditioning

EXPERIENCE Year at UNH: 8th Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning University of North Dakota 2001-2002 EDUCATION Long Beach State University ‘96 BA Grad. Assist. at Long Beach State ‘00 Post Graduate Student at UND

John Ciani

MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) USA-Weightlifting-Certified Level 1 Coach

John Ciani enters his eighth year as the strength and conditioning coach for the women’s gymnastics team. The two basic goals of the Strength and Conditioning department are injury prevention and performance enhancement. The first goal, injury prevention, revolves around reducing the likelihood of the athlete getting injured during meets or practice by training the athlete as a unit and pinpointing weaknesses in the gymnast that need to be strengthened. The second goal, performance enhancement, centers on making the athlete a better athlete. This is done by educating the athlete on a wide range of training from Olympic-style weight lifting to teaching the athlete how to move more efficiently while running or during an agility drill. The strength and conditioning program plays a vital role in the success of UNH gymnastics. The athletes train virtually year-round in order to perform at their highest level throughout the regular season. The UNH gymnastics strength and conditioning program is a comprehensive training program that involves Olympic-style weight lifting, traditional strength training, plyometrics, agility/quickness training and sport-specific conditioning. Ciani and his wife Angela and son Brennan live in Kittery, Maine.

Paul Chapman EXPERIENCE Year at UNH: 8th Director of Strength & Conditioning University of North Dakota 1992-2002 EDUCATION Dickinson State University ‘90 BS University of North Dakota ‘94 MS

Wildcats in the Weight Room The Jerry Azumah Performance Center opened its doors the summer of 2003 to UNH student-athletes. The monetary donation by Azumah, a former Pro Bowler with the Chicago Bears of the NFL, allowed the UNH athletic department to overhaul its existing strength and conditioning center. The renovated Center features 5,000 pounds of Olympic weights, 7,000 pounds of dumbbells, 14 Powerlift platform stations, 12 Hammer strength machines and an additional 15,000 pounds of weights. Other renovations included the offices of the Director and Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning.


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Lundholm Gymnasium

Lundholm Gymnasium

Practice Facility

The practice facility, which allows the UNH gymnasts to train and perform at the highest level, is heralded as one of the safest and efficient training spots in New England.The UNH coaching staff has worked hard to ensure that the 8,500 square foot gymnasium has been well maintained and updated to meet the highest standards. The loose foam and solid foam pits, the two tumble traks, the overhead spotting rigs, a rod tumbling strip, and all of the most updated gymnastics apparatus and matting make this a facility that continues to attract top notch athletes. Recently, the coaching staff added an instant view playback system for all four events. This allows immediate feedback and enhances the training for the visual learner. All the necessary tools are in place for the best collegiate gymnasts in the country to train and continue to learn new skills. Two sites play host for the home gymnastics competitions, Lundholm Gymnasium and the Whittemore Center Arena. The Whittemore Center seats over 6,000 fans for gymnastics, while Lundholm Gymnasium seats approximately 2,500 fans for gymnastics. In past years the Whittemore Center has been the host site of the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship and the EAGL Championship Meet, as well as the annual Fox Run Invitational. In 2003, the Whittemore Center entertained an EAGL record breaking crowd to witness some of the highest caliber gymnastics action ever seen in the Seacoast. The UNH gymnastics program continues to expand and improve its training and competitive facility with its commitment to excellence. In 1994, one of the first groups to work all four years in the training facility won the ECAC conference championship, placed first in the NCAA Regional Championship, and went on to qualify for the NCAA National Championship and finished ranked 12th in the country. The team has continued its strong tradition of excellence, and set a new team and conference scoring record in 2003 with a total team score of 196.750 while winning the EAGL Championship.

Practice Facility

Interior of Whittemore Center


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Gymnasts Bios



Kelsey Alwin Senior

Hometown: St. Michael, Minn. High School: Rockford High School Club: TAGS South Birthday: April 23, 1988 Major: Nursing Favorite Event: Vault Family: Hans and Catherine Alwin, brother Hans, sister Natalie

UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.825

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Bars - 9.8

UNH Highlights NACGC/W Scholastic All-American (2007, 2008) EAGL All-Academic Team (2007, 2008) Michigan State – T - 4th Vault- PB 9.825 Fox Run Invitational - 3rd Vault, 5th Bars Pittsburgh - 6th Bars 9.5 Club (2007, 2008) North Carolina State - T-5th Vault UNC - T-5th Bars Maryland - T-5th Bars Utah State & BYU - T-6th Bars Fox Run Invitational - T-2nd Bars - PB 9.8 Minnesota - 3rd Vault, T-6th Bars Rhode Island - 2nd Vault, 4th Bars Rutgers - 4th Vault, T-1st Bars EAGL All-League Selection All-EAGL Tournament Team Rhode Island, Pittsburgh & UNC - 4th Vault Before UNH Coached by Bryon Hough and Mindy Kiff at Tags South Level 10 National Championship Alternate Northern Lights - 1st Vault finals Las Vegas - 1st Beam finals Milwaukee - 1st Vault, 2nd Bars Northern Lights - 1st Beam Level 9 National Championship Competitor (2003) Level 9 State Meet - 1st Vault

Alwin’s Wildcat Facts

Favorite Movies: When Harry Met Sally, The Notebook, Pretty Woman Favorite Book: Anything by Gene Stratton Porter Personal Motto: Be true to yourself Advice to Future Gymnasts: Stick with it! It’s worth it and it will change your life.


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Helena Diodati Senior Co-Captain

Hometown: Scarborough, Maine High School: Scarborough High School Club: Maine Academy of Gymnastics Birthday: April 28, 1988 Major: Occupational Therapy Favorite Event: Bars Family: Ronald Diodati and Mary Jane Carroll, sisters Cindy, Erika, Clara and Kathleen

UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.925 BB- 9.775 AA-39.200

UB - 9.9 FX- 9.775


UNH Highlights NACGC/W Scholastic All-American (2007) EAGL All-Academic Team (2007, 2008) First-Team All- EAGL (2007, 2008) EAGL Specialist of the Week (2/20 & 2/21) EAGL Specialist of the Week (1/17) Michigan State - T - 2nd Bars UC Davis - 1st Vault, 3rd Bars George Washington - 1st Vault, 2nd Bars Penn State - T - 4th Vault, T - 5th Bars Maryland - 1st Vault, 3rd Bars UNC- 1st Vault - PB 9.925, 2nd AA - PB of 39.200 Bridgeport - 1st Vault, 1st Bars, T - 4th Beam, 1st AA Pittsburgh - 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 5th Beam- PB 9.775 Rutgers - 3th Vault, 4th Bars UNH’s “Gatos Award” for Strength & Conditioning 9.5 Club (2007, 2008)


NCAA Regional Competitor - Vault & Bars- 25th Bars EAGL Championship - 3rd Vault Michigan State - 2nd Vault North Carolina State - T-1st Vault, 2nd Bars West Virginia - T-3rd Vault, T-3rd Bars UNC - T-1st Bars Maryland - 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars Utah State & BYU - T-4th Bars Fox Run Invitational - 1st Vault, T-6th Bars Alaska, Bridgeport & Brown - 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam Pittsburgh & BYU - T-1st Vault, 3rd Bars Minnesota - T-1st Vault, 1st Bars Rhode Island - 1st Vault, 1st Bars Rutgers - 1st Vault, T-1st Bars All-EAGL Tournament Team


EAGL Championship - 3rd Vault Maryland (away) - 1st Vault Rutgers, Rhode Island, Maryland (home & away), UNC - 1st Bars Most Valuable Gymnast (2007, 2008)

Diodati Wildcat Facts

Favorite Movie: A Knight’s Tale Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie Personal Motto: A lot of things get you down, just don’t let them keep you down. Advice to Future Gymnasts: Never give up.



Before UNH Coached by Jeremiah Klenda at Maine Academy of Gymnastics Level 10 National Championship 10th Vault, 6th Bars, 22nd AA Level 10 Regional Championship - 2nd Bars, 6th AA Level 10 State Meet - 1st AA

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Diane Grey Senior

Hometown: Spring, Texas High School: Klein Oak High School Club: Cypress Academy of Gymnastics Birthday: June 17, 1988 Major: Health Management & Policy: Public Health Favorite Event: Bars Family: George and Janet Grey, sister Valerie, brother-in-law Scott

UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.775 Floor Exercise - 9.25 2009

Uneven Bars - 9.9

UNH Highlights NACGC/W Scholastic All-American (2008) EAGL All-Academic Team (2007, 2008) Second-Team All-EAGL - Bars Second-Team EAGL All-Tournament- Bars Michigan State - 4th Bars George Washington - T - 4th Vault, T - 6th Bars Penn State - T - 2nd Bars Fox Run Invitational - 1st Bars - PB 9.9 Bridgeport - 5th Vault, 4th Bars Pittsburgh - 4th Bars Rutgers - 4th Vault, T - 1st Bars UNH Coaches Award 9.5 Club (2007, 2008)


Fox Run Invitational - T-6th Bars Alaska, Bridgeport & Brown - T-3rd Bars Pittsburgh & BYU - T-3rd Vault Minnesota - 4th Vault Rhode Island - 6th Bars Rutgers - 5th Vault, T-3rd Bars


Rutgers & Maryland (away) - 4th Vault Denver (home) - 1st Bars Rutgers & Maryland (home) - 2nd Bars UNC - 4th Bars EAGL All-League Selection EAGL Rookie of the Week (1/6)

2006 2005

Before UNH Coached by Terry Walker and Marina Vernaya at Cypress Academy Level 10 National Championship Competitor Level 10 Regional Championship - 2nd AA Level 10 National Championship- 19th AA Level 10 Regional Championship - T -3rd AA

Grey Wildcat Facts

Favorite Movies: Forrest Gump, Shrek, Madagascar, Radio Favorite Books: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The DaVinci Code, Angels & Demons, Flowers for Algernon Aspirations/Dreams: Become an Epidemiologist Personal Motto: You’re born an original...don’t die a copy.


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Taryn LaFountain Senior Co-Captain Hometown: Utica, N.Y. High School: Proctor Club: Valley Gymnastics Birthday: March 15, 1988 Major: Physical Education Favorite Event: Beam Family: Jim and Cindy LaFountain, brother JT, sister Cassie

UNH Career Highs Balance Beam - 9.9 Floor Exercise - 9.9


UNH Highlights

NACGC/W Scholastic All-American EAGL All-Academic Team EAGL MVP Selection First-Team All-EAGL - Beam Second-Team All-EAGL – Floor EAGL Specialist of the Week (1/10, 2/14, 2/28) NCAA Regionals – 24th Beam, T - 19th Floor Michigan State – T – 2nd Floor UC Davis – 2nd Floor George Washington – 1st Beam – matches PB 9.9, 1st Floor Maryland – 1st Beam, T - 6th Floor Fox Run – 1st Beam, 1st Floor – PB 9.9 North Carolina State – T - 3rd Beam UNC – T – 1st Beam, 5th Floor Bridgeport – 1st Beam, T - 2nd Floor Pittsburgh – 1st Beam, T – 3rd Floor Rutgers – T – 1st Beam, 1st Floor 9.5 Club (2007, 2008)


NCAA Regional Competitor - Beam - 5th North Carolina State - T-1st Beam - match PB 9.9 Michigan State - 5th Beam Maryland -5th Beam Utah State & BYU - 1st Beam Fox Run Invitational - T-3rd Beam, T-1st Floor Alaska, Bridgeport & Brown - 1st Beam Pittsburgh & BYU - 1st Beam Rhode Island - 1st Beam, T-6th Floor Rutgers - 1st Beam, 2nd Floor EAGL All-League Selection (2007) EAGL All-Tournament Team Most Improved Gymnast Award “Gatos Award” - UNH Strength & Conditioning Award


Rutgers, Pittsburgh & Denver (home) - 1st Beam - PB 9.9 vs. Denver Rhode Island, Maryland (away), Arkansas & UNC - 2nd Beam Rutgers - 4th Floor EAGL Specialist of the Week (1/6)

LaFountain Wildcat Facts

Favorite Movies: The Proposal, New Moon Favorite Books: Twilight Series Personal Motto: When your heart is in it, nothing will seem impossible. Advice to Future Gymnasts: Work hard, have confidence, and never give up.



Before UNH Coached by Jill Andrews and Gale Stovall at Valley Gymnastics Level 10 National Championship Competitor Level 10 Regional Championship - 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor, 4th AA High School State Championship -1st Beam, 3rd Floor, 1st AA High School National Championship - 1st Beam, 3rd Floor, 4th AA High School National Beam Record Holder with a Score of 9.90

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Julie Sauchuk Senior

Hometown: Peabody, Mass. High School: Pope John XXIII High School Club: Brestyan’s Gymnastics Birthday: August 27, 1987 Major: Sociology Favorite Event: Floor Family: Kenneth and Betty Peavey, brother Michael, sister Jennifer

UNH Career Highs Floor Exercise - 9.9 Vault - 9.475


UNH Highlights First-Team EAGL All-Tournament- Floor EAGL’s – T – 4th Floor Michigan State – 4th Floor George Washington – T – 5th Floor UNC – T – 2nd Floor – PB 9.9 Bridgeport – T – 2nd Floor Pittsburgh – 6th Floor Rutgers – 2nd Floor

Before UNH Attended Michigan State University (06-07) Coached by Mihai and Sylvie Brestyan at Brestyan’s Gymnastics Named Boston Globe All-Scholastic Level 10 Regional Championship - 3rd AA Level 10 State Championship - 1st Vault, 1st Floor and 1st AA Named Boston Herald All-Scholastic (2005) Level 10 National Championship Qualifier (2005)


2005 Level 10 Regional Championship Qualifier Level 10 State Championship - 1st Floor, 1st AA

Sauchuk Wildcat Facts Favorite Foods: Chicken and Chinese Food Favorite Movies: Pirates of the Caribbean and A Night at the Roxbury Personal Motto: It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. Most memorable moment: Hitting my floor routine at EAGL’s Favorite Pro Teams: Celtics, Patriots, Red Sox.


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Keeley Smith Senior

Hometown: University Place, Wash. High School: Curtis High School Club: Grace Gymnastics Birthday: June 26, 1988 Major: Journalism Favorite Event: Beam Family: Blaine and Kay Smith, brothers Gannon and Quinn

UNH Career Highs Uneven Bars - 9.8 Floor Exercise - 9.9 (2x)

BB - 9.925

UNH Highlights


NACGC/W Scholastic All-American (2007, 2008) EAGL All-Academic Team (2007, 2008) Second-Team All-EAGL- Beam Second-Team EAGL All-Tournament- Bars NCAA Regionals – T – 21st Bars Michigan State – T – 3rd Beam, 1st Floor- matches PB 9.9 UC- Davis - 3rd Beam George Washington – T – 6th Bars, 4th Floor Penn State – T -3rd Beam Maryland – 6th Beam Fox Run Invitational – 3rd Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd Floor North Carolina State – 1st Beam UNC – T – 3rd Bars- PB 9.8, T – 2nd Floor- PB 9.9 Bridgeport – 6th Floor Rutgers – T – 3rd Floor 9.5 Club (2007, 2008)


EAGL Championship - T-6th Bars, T-8th Floor North Carolina State - 5th Floor Michigan St. - T-3rd Beam Maryland - 4th Beam Utah State & BYU - T-6th Beam Alaska, Bridgeport & Brown - T-3rd Beam, 3rd Floor Pittsburgh & BYU - T-4th Floor Minnesota - T-4th Beam Rhode Island - 6th Beam Rutgers - 3rd Beam, 1st Floor All EAGL Tournament Team


Rutgers & Fox Run Invitational - 2nd Beam - PB 9.925 Fox Run Invitational Rhode Island, Pittsburgh, Maryland (home) - 3rd Beam Maryland (home) & North Carolina - 1st Floor Pittsburgh - 2nd Floor NCAA Northeast Regionals - 5th Beam EAGL All-League Selection

2006 2005

Before UNH Coached by Brian Muenz and Jacki Belmer at Grace Gymnastics Level 10 National Championship - 5th Beam, 10th Floor, 11th AA Level 10 National Championship Competitor (2004) Level 10 Regional Championship - 4th Vault, 4th Bars, 2nd Floor, 6th AA Level 10 State Meet - 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st AA

Smith Wildcat Facts

Favorite Movie: Before Sunset Favorite Book: White Oleander Personal Motto:The thrill of soaring begins with the fear of falling. Advice to Future Gymnasts: GO FOR IT – never give up – no skill is too hard or scary to try.


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Taryn Archambault Junior Hometown: Tewksbury, Mass. High School: Lowell High School Club: Wilkey’s Gymnastics Birthday: February 14, 1989 Major: Sociology and Education Favorite Events: Vault & Floor Family: Jan and Victor Archambault, brother Victor, sister Kelli


UNH Highlights EAGL All-Academic Team


Achieved PB of 9.675 on Vault on 3/1/08 Maryland - T-6th Vault 9.5 Club

2007 2006 2005

Before UNH Coached by Jessica Wilkey at Wilkey’s Gymnastics Center Level 10 Regional Championship - 2nd Vault, 8th AA Level 10 State Championship - 2nd Vault & Floor, 5th Bars, 3rd AA Level 10 Regional Championship - 4th Vault, 12th AA Level 10 Regional Championship Competitor (2004)

UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.675

Archambault Wildcat Facts:

Favorite Book: Hitch Favorite Athlete: Courtney Kupets Favorite Pro Teams: Celtics, Red Sox, Patriots Personal Motto: It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Advice to Future Gymnasts: Keep fighting and never give up, if you dream it, you can do it.

Katie Caliendo



UNH Highlights NACGC/W Scholastic All-American (2008) EAGL All-Academic Team (2008) Second-Team All-EAGL - Vault Michigan State - 3rd Vault- PB 9.85 UC Davis - 2nd Vault George Washington - 3rd Vault Penn State - T - 4th Vault Maryland - T - 4th Vault Fox Run Invitational - 2nd Vault, T - 5th Floor- PB 9.775 UNC - T - 6th Vault, T - 1st Beam- PB 9.85 Bridgeport - 3rd Vault, 6th Beam Rutgers - T-1st Vault, 6th Beam, 5th Floor 9.5 Club (2008)

2008 2007 2006 2004

UNC - T-4th Vault Maryland - T-6th Vault Rutgers - 3rd Floor UNH Academic Excellence Award All EAGL Tournament Team Before UNH Coached by Tom and Bonnie Tellez at Riverside Gymnastics Academy Level 10 Regional Championship – 4th Vault, 6th Beam, 10th AA Level 10 State Championship - 3rd Beam Level 10 Regional Championship – 3rd Beam, 8th AA Level 10 Regional Championship Competitor (2003)

Wildcat Gymnastics


Hometown: Manorville, N.Y. High School: Eastport-South Manor High School Club: Riverside Gymnastics Birthday: April 14, 1989 Major: Kinesiology: Sport Studies Favorite Event: Floor Family: Jim and Phyllis Caliendo, brothers Tyler and Eric

UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.85 Balance Beam - 9.85 Floor Exercise - 9.775

Caliendo Wildcat Facts: Favorite Book: Everything is Illuminated, Harry Potter Series Favorite Movies: The Departed, Hitch, Cars Personal Motto: Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of what you do with what happens to you.



Katie Lawrence UNH Career Highs

Junior Assistant Captain

Uneven Bars - 9.8 Balance Beam - 9.875

Hometown: Lyme, Conn. High School: Old Lyme High School Club: Shoreline Gymnastics Birthday: March 17, 1989 Major: Biochemistry Favorite Event: Beam Family: Michael Terry and Susan Lawrence


NACGC/W Scholastic All-American EAGL All-Academic Team NCAA Regionals – T – 20th Beam Second-Team EAGL All-Tournament-Beam EAGL’s – 9th Beam UC Davis – T- 1st Beam Penn State – 2nd Beam- PB 9.875 UNC – T – 3rd Bars- PB 9.8 Bridgeport – T- 5th Bars

2007 2006

Before UNH: Coached by Maureen Pokorny at Shoreline Gymnastics Level 10 Regional Qualifier Level 10 States- 3rd AA, 2nd BB H.S. State (CT) National Team Member Level 9 Eastern National Qualifier Level 9 Regionals- 1st BB, 6th AA Level 9 States- 1st BB, 2nd AA High School New Englands- 2nd AA, 2nd BB, 3rd FX

Lawrence Wildcat Facts

What you like most about UNH: The campus- it’s beautiful. Personal Foods: Warm apple pie with French Vanilla ice cream Advice to future gymnasts: Love every second you are doing it, the time goes fast. Other Interests/Hobbies: Body surfing at the beach, singing loudly in the car, traveling

Chelsea Steinberg


UNH Highlights NACGC/W Scholastic All-American (2008) EAGL All-Academic Team (2008) First-Team All-EAGL Beam First-Team EAGL All-Tournament Beam Second-Team EAGL All-Tournament Vault NCAA Regionals – 12th Beam EAGL’s – T – 1st Beam- matches PB 9.875 Michigan State – T – 3rd Beam UC Davis – T -5th Beam George Washington – T – 6th Vault, 2nd Beam Maryland – T – 2nd Beam UNC – 3rd Beam Pittsburgh – 2nd Beam Rutgers – T – 1st Beam 9.5 Club (2008)


EAGL Championship - T-18th Beam Achieved PB of 9.575 Bars and a 9.7 Floor on 3/15 North Carolina State - T-5th Vault, T-3rd Beam Michigan St. - 2nd Beam, PB of 38.2 on AA UNC - 3rd Beam Maryland - T-4th Vault, 2nd Beam - PB 9.875 Utah State & BYU - T-2nd Beam Fox Run Invitational - T-6th Beam Alaska, Bridgeport & Brown - 2nd Vault Pittsburgh & BYU - T-1st Vault - PB 9.85, 2nd Beam Rhode Island - 2nd Beam Rutgers - 6th Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st AA EAGL All-League Selection


UNH Career Highs V - 9.85

UB- 9.575

BB- 9.875 FX- 9.7

2007 2005 2004



Hometown: Ridgewood, N.J. High School: Ridgewood High School Birthday: U.S. Gymnastics Before UNH Development Center Coached by Joao and Michele Ribeiro, and Birthday: July 6, 1989 Suzanne Soto at US Gymnastics Development Center Major: Occupational Therapy Level 10 National Championship Competitor (2006) Level 10 State Championship - 1st Beam Favorite Event: Beam High School State Championship - 1st AA (05, 06) Family: Merrick Steinberg and Asher Level 10 National Championship - 10th AA Kingsley, brother Spencer, sister Morgan st st Level 10 Regional Championship - 1 Vault, 1 Beam Elite US Challenge – 1st Beam Level 10 National Championship - 1st Beam Level 10 State Championship – 1st Beam, 1st AA

Steinberg Wildcat Facts:

Favorite Foods: Sushi, ice cream and bagels Personal motto: Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try Favorite Movies: The Notebook, 16 Candles, Moulin Rouge, Twilight Saga

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Andie Sablosky

Janae Sernoffsky Redshirt Junior

Redshirt Junior

Hometown: Springfield, N.J. High School: Jonathan Dayton High School Club: Surgents Elite Birthday: October 31, 1989 Major: Art History Favorite Event: Bars Family: Irwin and Alyssa Sablosky, brother Jeffrey, sister Jayme

2009 2008

UNH Highlights UNH Career Highs Fox Run Invitational- 3rd Floor Floor Exercise - 9.825 - PB 9.825 EAGL All-Academic Team 9.5 Club (2008) Fox Run Invitational - T-4th Floor Alaska, Bridgeport & Brown T-1st Floor Pittsburgh & BYU - T-4th Floor

2007 2006

Before UNH: Coached by James and DJ Surgent at Surgents Elite JOGA State Championship - 3rd AA JOGA State Championship - 1st AA (2004, 2005) NJSIAA State Championship Competitor - AA (2004, 2005)

Hometown: Elizabethtown, Pa. High School: Elizabethtown Area High School Club: Prestige Gymnastics Birthday: April 4, 1989 Majors: Kinesiology: Sport Studies and Psychology Favorite Event: Bars Family: Mike and Elaine Sernoffsky, brother Jared


UNH Highlights NACGC/W Scholastic All-American EAGL All-Academic Team (2008)

Before UNH: Coached by Tony and Jen Fatta, and Kevin Pope at Prestige Gymnastics 2006 Level 10 Regional Championship - 8th Bars, 12th AA Level 10 State Championship - 7th AA 2005 Level 10 National Championship Alternate Level 10 Regional Championship - 7th Beam, 9th AA Level 10 State Championship - 3rd Beam 2004 Level 10 Regional Championship competitor Level 10 State Championship - 1st Beam, 3rd Floor, 2nd AA

Sablosky Wildcat Facts:

Sernoffsky Wildcat Facts:

Favorite Books: The Dawn Patrol, The Giver, Time Traveler’s Wife Favorite Pro Teams: Jets and Devils What do you like about UNH: The beautiful campus Advice to Future Gymnasts: It’s not what you can do on a good day, it’s what you can do on a bad day that counts.

Favorite Books: Harry Potter Series Favorite Food: Seafood Advice to Future Gymnasts: It’s not about winning, it’s about what you have to do to get there.

Ali Carr Sophomore Hometown: Chelmsford, Mass. High School: Chelmsford High School Club: Gymnastics Village Birthday: January 18, 1990 Majors: Undeclared Favorite Event: Bars Family: Joe and Kim Carr, sister Melissa 2009

UNH Highlights First-Team All-EAGL - Bars Second-Team EAGL All-Tournament- Bars EAGL’s - T - 10th Bars UC Davis- 4th Bars George Washington - T - 4th Vault, 1st Bars- PB 9.9 Maryland - T - 4th Vault, T - 4th Bars Fox Run Invitational - T - 6th Vault, 2nd Bars North Carolina State - T - 6th Vault- Matches PB 9.825 UNC - T - 6th Vault- PB 9.825 Bridgeport - 2nd Bars

Before UNH

2008 18

UNH Career Highs Vault - 9.825 Uneven Bars - 9.9

2007 2006 2005

Level 10 Regional Championship - 2nd Vault, 4th Bars, 2nd Beam, 8th Floor, 4th AA Level 10 State Championship- 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd AA HIgh School State Championship- 1st AA Level 10 State Championship- 1st AA High School State Championship- 1st Floor, 2nd Beam and Bars Level 10 State Championship - 2nd AA Level 10 Regional Championship - 1st Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor, AA

Coached by Juston Ziegler and Lyudmyla Urusky at Gymnastics Village Level 10 National Championship Competitor (2007, 2005) Named Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Lowell Sun Gymnast of the Year (2007) High School Nationals- 1st Bars Level 10 Regional Championship - 2nd Vault, 3rd Bars, 6th Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd AA Level 10 State Championship- 1st Floor, 1st Bars, 2nd AA High School State Championship - 1st AA

Wildcat Gymnastics

Carr Wildcat Facts:

Favorite Book: The Notebook Favorite Foods: Everything Other Interests/Hobbies: Going to the beach, hanging out with friends. Advice to Future Gymnasts: Just keep trying, you’ll get it Favorite Pro Teams: Boston Red Sox!!!



Tasia Percevecz Sophomore

Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz. High School: Desert Mountain High School Club: Desert Devils Birthday: August 10, 1990 Major: Pre-Med Favorite Event: Floor Family: mother Elaine Percevecz, sister Tamar, brothers Caleb, Zach

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Before UNH: Coached by Georff & Shelly Eaton, Kristin Fanning and Wes Jones at Desert Devil Gymnastics Level 10 State Championship - 3rd Vault, 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor Level 10 Nationals- 18th AA Level 10 Regionals- 4th Vault, 7th Beam, 7th AA Level 10 State Championship - 1st Vault, 1st Floor, 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam, 2nd AA Injured Junior Olympic Nationals Competitor Level 10 Regionals- 3rd AA Level 10 State Championship- 2nd Vault, 3rd Bars, 3rd Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd AA Arizona Most Improved Level 10 Gymnast Junior Olympic Nationals Competitor Level 10 Regionals- 7th AA Level 10 State Championship- 1st AA, 1st Beam, 2nd Bars, 2nd Vault

Percevecz Wildcat Facts:

Favorite Food: Blueberries Favorite Pro Teams: Phoenix Suns Other Interests/Hobbies: Reading, hanging out with friends, running

Danielle Reibold 2009

NACGC/W Scholastic All-American EAGL All-Academic Team Second-Team All-EAGL - Bars First-Team EAGL All-Tournament Bars and Beam NCAA Regionals – T - 16th Bars, T -18th Beam EAGL’s – T – 5th Bars- PB 9.825, T-6th Beam- PB 9.825 Michigan State – T-5th Bars, Floor PB 9.75 George Washington – T – 4th Bars Maryland – T – 4th Bars Fox Run Invitational - 4th Vault, 4th Bars, T - 5th Beam, 2nd AA- PB 38.35 UNC – T – 3rd Bars Bridgeport – 4th Vault- PB 9.725, 3rd Bars Pittsburgh – 3rd Bars, 2nd AA Rutgers – 5th Vault, T – 1st Bars

Before UNH:

2008 2007 2006 2005

Coached by Troy and Amanda Miller at Ricochets Level 10 National Championship Competitor - 16th AA Level 10 Regional Championship- 1st AA, 3rd Bars, 3rd Beam, 4th Floor, 4th Vault Level 10 State Championship- 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 2nd AA, 2nd Vault, 8th Floor Junior Olympic Nationals- 5th Bars Level 10 Regional Championship- 1st AA, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 2nd Bars, 3rd Vault Level 10 State Championship- 1st AA, 1st Beam, 2nd Floor, 3rd Bars, 6th Vault Level 10 State Championship- 2nd Bars Level 10 Regional Championship- 4th Beam, 6th Vault, 8th AA



Hometown: Horsham, Pa. High School: Hatboro-Horsham High School Club: Ricochets Birthday: February 8, 1990 Major: Nutritional Sciences Favorite Event: Bars and Beam Family: Karl and Lorraine Reibold, sister Nicole

UNH Career Highs Vault – 9.725 Beam – 9.825 All-Around – 38.35

Bars – 9.825 Floor – 9.75

Reibold Wildcat Facts:

Favorite TV Show: Heroes and So You Think You Can Dance Favorite Pro Teams: Phillies and Eagles Personal Motto: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Advice to Future Gymnasts: Try something new. You might surprise yourself. Favorite Foods: Cheese Steaks, Ice Cream

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Kate McGeever

Jen Aucoin

Redshirt Sophomore


Hometown: Saco, Maine High School: Thornton Academy Club: Atlantic Gymnastics Birthday: December 19, 1989 Majors: Biochemistry Favorite Event: Floor Family: William and Susan Tarver, brother Brian


2007 2006 2005

Before UNH:

Coached by Cori Cunningham and Tony Retrosi at Atlantic Gymnastics Level 10 National Championship Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship - 5th Vault, 2nd Beam, 5th Floor, 5th AA Level 9 Regional Championship - 2nd Vault, 5th AA Level 9 Eastern Competitor - 10th Beam, 13th AA Level 9 Regional Championship - 4th Vault, 17th AA Level 8 Regional Championship - 3rd Vault

McGeever Wildcat Facts:

Favorite Athlete: Svetlana Khorkina Favorite Foods: Strawberry smoothies Favorite Pro Teams: Boston Red Sox, Patriots Personal motto/slogan: A smile is the one curve that sets everything straight

Courtney Connors Freshman

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y. High School: Sacred Heart Academy Club: Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center Birthday: September 24, 1991 Major: Business Administration Favorite Event: Floor Family: Kevin and Kim Connors, sister Emily

2009 2008 2007

Before UNH:

Coached by Kurt and Lisa Stumpf at Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center Level 10 National Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship – 4th Vault and Bars, 2nd Floor, 6th AA Level 10 State Championship – 2nd Vault, 3rd Floor Level 10 National Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship – 3rd Vault, 5th floor, 6th AA Level 10 State Championship – 4th Vault, Bars and Floor, 5th AA Level 10 National Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship – 1st Floor, 2nd Vault, 6th AA Level 10 State Championship – 4th Vault, 5th Floor, 6th AA

Connors Wildcat Facts:

Favorite TV Show: That 70’s Show Favorite Pro Teams: Buffalo Sabres Personal Motto: Don’t bunt, aim out of the ballpark. Advice to future gymnasts: If you dream big and work hard, the possibilities are endless.


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Hometown: Mullica Hill, N.J. High School: Bishop Eustace Prep Club: Cherry Hill Gymnastics Birthday: December 4, 1990 Major: Biology Favorite Event: Bars Family: Michael Aucoin and Beth Gardner, brothers Ben and Dan

2008 2007 2006

Before UNH:

Coached by Christine Golderer at Cherry Hill Gymnastics Academy Level 10 State Championship – 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 2nd AA Level 10 Regional Championship – 4th Bars Level 10 State Championship – 2nd Bars Level 10 Regional Championship – 10th AA Level 10 State Championship – 1st Bars, 2nd Beam Earlier accomplishments – Level 9 State Champion- 1st Beam and Bars Regionals- 1st Bars, Eastern National Qualifier

Aucoin Wildcat Facts:

Favorite Book: Twilight Saga Favorite TV Show: The Little Mermaid and One Tree Hill Favorite Pro Teams: Philles and Eagles Advice to Future Gymnasts: Always Have Fun Personal Motto: Positive thoughts attract positive things.

Austyn Fobes Freshman

Hometown: Howell, N.J. High School: Howell H.S. Club: Galaxy NJ Birthday: April 21, 1991 Major: Kinesiology: Pedagogy Favorite Event: Bars Family: Tom and Jennifer Fobes, brothers Cody, Payton, sister Bayleigh 2009 2008 2006 2004

Before UNH: Coached by Jennifer Fobes and Krystin Sheridan at Galaxy Gymnastics Coached by Jennifer Hier at Howell High School High School State Championship – 1st Bars, Beam, AA High School Sectional Championship – 1st Bars, Beam, AA High School Shore Conference – 1st Bars, Beam, AA Level 10 National Championship Alternate Level 10 Regional Qualifier Level 10 State Championship – 5th AA High School Championship – 5th AA (2007) High School Sectional Championship – 1st AA (2007) High School Shore Conference – 1st AA (2007) U.S. Classic Qualifier National Team Member

Fobes Wildcat Facts:

Favorite Movie: 27 Dresses Favorite Book: The Five People You Meet in Heaven Advice to Future Gymnasts: Never give up



Dianna Kurowyckyj

Becca Marrama



Hometown: New York, N.Y. High School: Millenium H.S. Club: Chelsea Piers Birthday: November 20, 1991 Major: Undeclared Favorite Event: Bars Family: Jerry and Ezya Kurowyckyj, brother George

2009 2008 2006 2006

Hometown: Lynnfield, Mass. High School: Lynnfield H.S. Club: Brestyan’s Gymnastics Birthday: April 10, 1991 Major: Undeclared Favorite Event: Floor Family: Kim and Mark Marrama, brother Dan

Before UNH:

Coached by Chris McClain, Elena Oleinik and Glen Aser at Chelsea Piers Level 10 National Qualifier Level 10 Regional Championship – 1st Beam Level 10 State Championship – 1st Beam, 3rd AA Level 10 National Championship – 8th Bars, 9th Floor, 11th AA Level 10 Regional Championship – 1st Bars Level 10 State Championship – 1st Bars (2007) Level 9 Eastern National Championship– 2nd Bars Level 9 State Championship – 1st AA, 1st Bars

9.5 Club

In Memory of Mr. Robert Houston, Sr., the Wildcats’ #1 fan Helena Diodati


Taryn Archambault ’11

Amy Dowd


Betsy Anderson


Amy Ehle


Lori Brady


Stacey Evans


Katie Baldwin


Katy Fader


Crystal Beak


Mellory Giberson


Lindsay Berrios


Alicia Gomes


Vanessa Berrios


Kim Goulding


Beth Bronson


Denise Gregorio


Katie Caliendo


Diane Grey


Diane Carlin


Amanda Hall


Ali Carr


Michelle Harley


Jill Cavalieri


Vanessa James


Melissa César


Jennifer Jones


Patty Converse


Lisa Koning


Jan Dalziel


Rose Kosowski


Jaime deMello


Lindsay Kovary


Jen Dickson


Taryn LaFountain



Coached by Mihai and Silvie Brestyan and Jourdan Marino at Brestyan’s Gymnastics Level 10 State Qualifier Level 10 Regional Qualifier Level 10 State Championship – 5th Floor Level 10 Regional Qualifier Level 10 – 1st AA Brestyan’s Invitational Earlier Accomplishments – 3x Time Level 9 Regional Qualifier Level 9 Regional Championship – 1st Vault

Favorite Movie: The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, Remember the Titans Favorite Pro Teams: Red Sox, Patriots Favorite Book: Twilight Series

Favorite Movie: The Italian Job Favorite Foods: Frozen Yogurt and Broccoli Favorite Pro Teams: Yankees, New York Rangers Favorite Book: My Sister’s Keeper


Before UNH:

Marrama Wildcat Facts:

Kurowyckyj Wildcat Facts:

Kelsey Alwin

2009 2008 2006 2005

Katie Lawrence


Susie Quinlan


Cara Lepper


Jana Reardon


Jen Liston


Danielle Reibold


Zoë Magiros


Katie Revis


Erin Malinak


Amy Roberts


Kelly Marks


Andie Sablosky


Brie McNamara


Katelyn Schenkel


Heather Moore


Keeley Smith


Nicole Mullins


Kim Smith


Meghan Ochs


Chelsea Steinberg ’11

Karen Olsson


Bethany Storck


Laura Paredes


Jen Symecko


Kendra Paquin


Christa Tafaro


Laurie Parlin


Kathy Thickman


Mariana Peña Trestini ‘06

Michelle Totz


Tara Phillips


Justine Turner


Fairen Plummer


Kerry Ulrich


Suzanne Poretz


Nikki Villella


Rebekah Porter


Bethany Wagner


Kim Purcaro


Wendy Wheaton


Dina Peterson


Karen Wisell


Jayne Propert


Anne Woynerowski


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Opponents & NCAA Qualifications 2010 UNH GYMNASTICS OPPONENTS BALL STATE Head Coach: Nadalie Walsh Region: Central SID Phone/Fax: (765) 285-8242/(765) 285-2033

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI Head Coach: Rob Drass Region: South Central SID Phone/Fax: (573) 882-3241/ (573) 882-4720

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT Head Coach: Jerry Nelson Region: Northeast SID Phone/Fax: (203) 392-6005/(203) 392-6967

BROWN UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Sara Carver-Milne Region: Northeast SID Phone/Fax: (401) 863-7014/(401) 863-1436

NORTH CAROLINA STATE Head Coach: Mark Stevenson Region: Southeast SID Phone/Fax: (919) 515-1180/515-2898

TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Frank Kudlac Region: South Central SID Phone/Fax: 940-898-2373/ 940-898-2372

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Margie Foster-Cunningham Region: Southeast SID Phone/Fax: (202) 994-0339/994-2713

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA Head Coach: Derek Galvin Region: Southeast SID Phone /Fax: (919) 962-7258/962-0612

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Jeff Richards Region: North Central SID Phone/Fax: (435) 797-2066/(435) 797-2615

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND Head Coach: Brett Nelligan Region: Southeast SID Phone/Fax: (301) 314-7068/314-9094

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH Head Coach: Debbie Yohman Region: Northeast SID Phone/Fax: (412) 648-8240/648-8248

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Linda Burdette Region: Southeast SID Phone/Fax: (304) 293-2821/293-4105

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Kathie Klages Region: Central SID Phone/Fax: (517) 335-2271/353-9636

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Chrystal Chollet-Norton Region: Northeast SID Phone/Fax: (732) 445-4200/445-3063

COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY Head Coach: Mary Region: Southeast SID Phone/Fax: (757) 221-3370/(757) 221-3412

The NCAA Regional Map

April 10, 2010

NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS University Park Regional at Penn State Salt Lake City Regional at U. of Utah Columbia Regional at U. of Missouri Lexington Regional at U. of Kentucky Morgantown Regional at West Virginia U. Los Angeles Regional at UCLA

April 22-24, 2010

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP University of Florida Above is a map showing the regional alignment. In an effort to promote parity between regions, the University of Michigan is included in the Northeast Region. Regionals: The top 36 teams based on the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) will be selected for the regional championships. A regional meet - consists of six teams and five all-around competitors (who are not already on one of the six qualifying teams) and one individual specialist per event (who has a minimum RQS of 9.4) - is conducted in each of the six regions to determine the national championship participants. To obtain the RQS, each team selects its top six team scores with at least three of those scores from away meets, tossing out the highest score and averaging the remaining five. The top 18 teams will be seeded, and from there regional competition spots will be filled in order of regional qualifying score. Note that each region will continue to be represented but will not have a guaranteed minimum number of teams represented in the championships. Teams will be placed in the closest geographic site, as much as possible. Regional hosts shall remain in their respective regions. Nationals: The national championship consists of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors. The top two teams and the top two all-around winners from each regional meet will receive an automatic berth to the national championships. In addition, each event winner may advance to the national championship (in that event only) if she is not already part of an advancing team or an all-around qualifier.


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YALE UNIVERSITY Head Coach: Barbara Tonry Region: Northeast SID Phone/Fax: (203) 432-1455/432-1454

Division I Northeast Region Brown University Cornell University University of Michigan University of New Hampshire Penn State University University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Rutgers University Temple University Yale University

1994 NCAA Northeast Region Champions



Outlook 2010

Front row (L to R): Becca Marrama, Austyn Fobes, Jen Aucoin, Julie Sauchuk, Co-Captain Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Kelsey Alwin, Co-Captain Taryn LaFountain, Keeley Smith, Courtney Connors. Second row: Dianna Kurowyckyj, Tasia Percevecz, Ali Carr, Danielle Reibold, Kate McGeever. Back row: Katie Caliendo, Chelsea Steinberg, Andie Sablosky, Assistant Captain Katie Lawrence, Taryn Archambault, Janae Sernoffsky. Head Coach: Gail Goodspeed (Springfield ‘74 - B.S., ‘75 - M.S., Boston University ‘84 - Ed.D.) Associate Head Coach: Ed Datti (Springfield ‘71 - B.S.) Assistant Coach: Lindsey Bruck (University of Michigan ’08 - B.S.) Athletic Trainer: Dan Sedory (Pittsburgh ‘82 - B.S., Arizona ‘84 - M.S.)


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2009 Review/2010 Preview The 2009 Wildcat Gymnastics squad continued the tradition of excellence by qualifying to the NCAA Regional Championship for the 27th time in the 28 years that the NCAA has sponsored the event. After barely missing qualification to the meet in 2008, the pressure was on to return to the Regional Championship to be held at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. A spot in the NCAA tournament was clinched by the Wildcats at the EAGL Conference Championship, where the posted score of 194.65 was solid and good enough for fifth place. The conference is so strong that it comes down to who can make the fewest errors and, unfortunately, UNH quickly moved from a top spot to fifth place when they suffered two falls on beam in the last rotation. However, the disappointment in the standings was quickly replaced with excitement when the calculations for NCAA Regional Qualification determined that the score was good enough to guarantee UNH’s spot. A fantastic meet on Jan. 31 against North Carolina highlighted the regular season meets. UNH scored a season-high of 196.225 to defeat UNC, which scored a 195.95. The Wildcats served notice that they were a team to watch and the score of this meet went into the record books as the fifth-highest in school history. The season was off to a great start with a 7-0 record when the team suffered its first loss and disappointing performance the next weekend at NC State where the home team, North Carolina and Maryland topped the Wildcats, and UNH defeated Towson in the five-team meet. The Fox Run Invitational found the Wildcats back on top with a 194.875 score to defeat Air Force, Bridgeport, and Yale. The second half of the season was a mix of good performances and disappointments. The second-highest score of the season came during a highly-contested meet against Michigan State where the Wildcats ended up on the short end of the meet with scores of 195.675 for Michigan State and 195.35 for UNH. However, this meet put the team back on track for hitting sets and finishing the season with strong performances. Captain Justine Turner was not only a great leader for the 2009 team but her competitive performances, particularly on vaulting, beam and floor will be greatly missed. She was in the top six on vaulting nine out of 10 times (with two first place finishes and six -second places) during the regular season, five of 10 times on


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floor, and four of 10 times on beam. Turner concluded her four-year Wildcat career joining the 1,000 point club (1248.45). Stepping into her shoes as leaders for 2010 are senior co-captains Helena Diodati and Taryn LaFountain, along with junior assistant captain Katie Lawrence. The team set a motto of “One Team…No Regrets” with the focus coming from a strong senior class of six who truly want to culminate their careers with “no regrets” and hope all of the underclassmen will recognize how fast the collegiate years will go by. This senior class combines six talented gymnasts whose scores can be added together to create great team scores. When you combine the senior co-captain’s best events; vaulting (PB-9.925) and bars (PB-9.9) for Diodati; and beam (PB-9.9) and floor (PB9.9) for LaFountain, top team scores can be reached. Diodati is continuing to train as an all-around threat with her personal-best being a 39.2 at the historic UNH vs. UNC meet in 2009. Taryn LaFountain maintains the team’s top spot on balance beam and floor exercise. Kelsey Alwin has enjoyed great Fall training as an all-arounder with strengths on vaulting (PB9.825) and bars (PB-9.8). She has solidified those two events and has added difficulty to her tumbling on floor. Keeley Smith is a three-event gymnast with a dynamic floor routine (PB-9.9) and expressive beam (PB-9.925). She surprised everyone with her consistency on bars (PB-9.8) last year and will be a key contributor this season on that event as well. Diane Grey has the ability to once again be a mainstay and consistent performer on bars (PB-9.9) and vault (PB-9.775). She is doing a vault that is different than the majority of collegiate vaulters (full on pike off 10.0 start value), and sticking it will be the goal. Julie Sauchuk, a transfer from Michigan State, made her presence known last year on floor (PB 9.9) as one of our top routines. She placed fourth at the EAGL Championship and was in the top ten eight times out of 11 performances. She will continue that trend and hopes to add beam and vault to her contribution. Chelsea Steinberg, Katie Caliendo and Katie Lawrence will lead the juniors. Steinberg is training at her highest level this Fall and is ready to step in on all four events and make her mark. Her best event is beam (PB-9.875) where she had a share of the EAGL Title in 2009. She will join LaFountain as two of the best beam competitors in the region and the EAGL Conference. She has cleaned up her dismount and has a rhythm and style that is unmatched on this event. Steinberg has really solidified her other three events and has the ability to be an All-Around performer

for this year’s squad. Katie Caliendo has continued to improve each year and 2009 will continue that trend. Her vault, an explosive Yurchencko full (PB-9.85), has improved and she will be one of the team’s top vaulters. Katie is about to make an impressive return to the floor (PB-9.775) line-up as she has increased her difficulty in tumbling and has a newly-choreographed routine that will definitely be a fan favorite. Beam (PB-9.85) is also a great event for Katie and once she gets the consistency down, she should make an impact. Katie Lawrence has been elected as a junior assistant captain and leads on and off the floor with a smile. She has worked very hard on her two specialty events, bars (PB-9.8) and beam (PB- 9.875). On each event, she has taken a solid routine that counted for the team last year and has upgraded dismounts to be a stand-out. She adds a full twisting double back off bars and a unique tumbling combination off beam; a hitch kick to side aerial immediate 1 ½ twist off the end of the beam. Junior Taryn Archambault has improved her vault by piking her front handspringfront and has been working to make the floor line-up by improving her front tumbling skills. Ali Carr and Danielle Reibold have both experienced some minor setbacks this fall, but are now in the swing of training and have the talent to consistently score high. Both sophomore gymnasts have great bar routines with Reibold holding the honor of being the team’s most consistent bar worker during the 2009 season. (Carr-PB 9.9 and Reibold PB-9.825) They have the talent to contribute on the other three events as well, and they can be keys to team success. With Carr and Reibold ready to have their best year yet, no one in the gym has improved as much as sophomore Tasia Percevecz. Tasia spent the summer and fall getting in great shape and is poised to make the most out of her second year. Floor exercise is a strong point, but bars and vault are possibilities. The Freshman class is loaded with talent and enthusiasm. Leading the way will be Austyn Fobes,



a talented former elite gymnast who has an amazing repertoire of difficult skills. She has no weak event and will challenge for an All-Around spot. Bars and floor are especially strong with solid aggressive swinging and high-level releases on bars, and high level tumbling on floor. Austyn has beautiful execution and amplitude in everything she does. Right behind her are classmates Courtney Connors and Dianna Kurowyckyj, two New York gymnasts who have great skills on all four events and need only experience to really make an impact. Dianna is very solid on beam and should be a top performer on that event while Courtney can tumble and vault with our best athletes and can really help the squad on those events. Jen Aucoin and Becca Marrama round out the class and each will bring strength to an already solid team. Aucoin is recovering from major shoulder surgery during the summer before coming to Durham, but is doing well and should be a huge contributor on bars. She is also very strong on the other events and once she gets some more training time her quickness and power will be a welcome addition. Marrama should be able to break into the floor line-up as a freshman and with continued improvement in her combination tumbling she can be one of the higher-scoring floor competitors. Once again the competitive schedule is packed with highpower teams. The Wildcats will host Pittsburgh, Brown, Maryland, and North Carolina State in dual meets. The annual UNH Invitational will be held at Lundholm Gymnasium and will feature Utah State, Ball State and Yale. The squad’s travels take them to Rutgers, Brown, Missouri, Michigan State, George Washington and Texas Woman’s University. EAGL’s will once again be a quality competition with the Wildcats in the hunt for a top-three spot. The region will get a chance to see some of the best collegiate gymnastics in the country on March 27 when UNH hosts the EAGL Championships with North Carolina, NC State, Maryland, Pittsburgh, George Washington, Rutgers and West Virginia all in Durham. Each year gets more difficult and the UNH gymnasts will have to be solid to compete with the best. Qualification to the NCAA Regional meet will be a straight formula for the Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) counting the top six scores, with at least three of those from away meets, dropping the highest score and averaging the remaining five. When the RQS is determined, the top 36 teams will qualify to the NCAA Regional meets with the top 18 seeded into the six sites. This year’s Northeast Regional meet will be hosted by Penn State University on April 10. The NCAA National Championship will feature the top two teams from each of the Regional meets, the top two individual all-arounders (who are not part of an advancing team), and any individual Regional event winners who are not part of a team or an all-around qualifier. The 2010 Championship will be hosted by the University of Florida, from April 22-24. The Wildcats have a strong team with a lot of potential and room to grow and develop into a gymnastics force. There is a great balance between experienced studentathletes and exciting newcomers which holds great optimism for this team achieving their goals. A return to the NCAA Regional Championship with a goal of qualifying to the National Championships could be within the sites of the 2010 UNH women’s gymnastics team.


2009 Season Highs & Results UNH Gymnastics 2009 Season-Highs Name Vault Bars Beam Floor KELSEY ALWIN 9.825 9.700 TARYN ARCHAMBAULT 9.500 KATIE CALIENDO 9.850 9.850 9.775 ALI CARR 9.825 9.900 MELISSA CÉSAR 8.800 HELENA DIODATI 9.925 9.850 9.775 9.775 DIANE GREY 9.775 9.900 TARYN LaFOUNTAIN 9.900 9.900 KATIE LAWRENCE 9.800 9.875 DANIELLE REIBOLD 9.725 9.825 9.825 9.750 ANDIE SABLOSKY 9.825 JULIE SAUCHUK 9.475 9.900 KEELEY SMITH 9.800 9.850 9.900 CHELSEA STEINBERG 9.800 9.875 JUSTINE TURNER 9.900 9.800 9.800 Team Totals


2009 UNH Gymnastics Results










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Opponent Score

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Jan 17, 2009

at Pittsburgh 194.025 Bridgeport Air Force

193.025 188.475 186.9


Jan 24, 2009

at Bridgeport 192.900 Yale

186.975 184.6


Jan 31, 2009




Feb 7, 2009

at NC State 191.775 UNC Maryland Towson

194.95 194.45 193.675 191.7


Feb 14, 2009

Bridgeport (Fox Run Invitational) 194.875 Air Force Yale

189.4 187.8 157.5


Feb 20, 2009

at Maryland


Feb 21, 2009

at Penn State 193.4 Bridgeport Rutgers

196.175 189.475 187.525


Feb 28, 2009

George Washington




Mar 8, 2009

at UC Davis 192.525 Sacramento State BGSU

192.95 194.625 192.4


Mar 15, 2009

Michigan State




Mar 21, 2009

at EAGL Championship 194.65 @ NC State West Virginia UNC Pittsburgh Maryland George Washington Rutgers

195.7 195.5 194.825 194.675 194.525 193.05 189.125


Apr 4, 2009 at NCAA Regionals (@ Alabama) 193.65 5th Place 2009 Record Final National Ranking

18-12 34th





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Wildcats To Watch Vault

Uneven Bars

Vault has the potential to be a high scoring event for the Wildcats. The ‘Cats 2010 vaulting squad has ten team members who have successfully competed 10.0 start value vaults. Four others are training 10.0 start value vaults. Six returnees have scored above 9.7 and three newcomers have vaulting as one of their best events.

Bars will be a solid event for the Wildcats this year. Last year’s bar squad returns intact, and a couple of new routines will add even more excitement to the mix. Diodati will lead a consistent group of athletes. She is coming off another great year on the uneven bars. Lawrence, Grey, Reibold, Smith, Alwin and Carr all have proven ability on this event. Each has competed high level routines that score well. Steinberg, Fobes and Kurowyckyj can easily compete with last year’s team members and Aucoin, who is coming back from a high school senior year injury that required surgery, has the potential to be one of the team’s top bar competitors.

Helena Diodati will lead the event as one of the top vaulters in the region. Helena’s technique sets her apart from the rest. She performs a clean and dynamic full twisting Yurchenko (roundoff onto board, back handspring back layout full). SV = 10.0 Katie Caliendo also competes a full twisting Yurchenko and has gained a great deal of competitive experience the last two years. Her vault has become one of the most consistent vaults on the team SV = 10.0 Ali Carr adds another Yurchenko 1/1 and should become a consistent member of the vaulting squad as she works to perfect her vault. SV=10.0 Kelsey Alwin also adds a full twisting Yurchenko that has become more consistent during training this fall and should continue to improve. A stuck vault from Kelsey will compete with the best. SV = 10.0 Diane Grey breaks the cycle of full twisting Yurchenkos with a difficult 1/1 on back pike off vault. She has the potential to score well with this vault with a clean landing. SV = 10.0 Ch e l s e a Ste i n b e rg brings a 10.0 vault to the table with her Phelps Yurchenko (roundoff onto board, back handspring, ½ twist layout front). Chelsea is stronger than ever and can really improve the amplitude of this vault. SV = 10.0 Austyn Fobes has another full twisting Yurchenko and the experience to make a difference. She is a dynamic athlete and can perform the high level skills. SV = 10.0 Courtney Connors has vault as one of her top events with a solid full twisting Yurchenko. As a newcomer to collegiate vaulting she will have to deal with being consistent with only one vault per competitor. SV = 10.0 Danielle Reibold is working on laying out her Yurchenko 1/1, but has competed a very solid Yurchenko tuck 1/1. SV = 9.9 Dianna Kurowyckyj has the ability to surprise everyone and be a very dynamic vaulter with her Phelps Yurchenko. She is powerful and just needs to improve on her consistency. SV = 10.0 Tasia Percevecz competes a Yurchenko 1/1 and will work to break into the line-up. SV= 10.0 Taryn Archambault, Jen Aucoin and Julie Sauchuk all have the potential to vault into the line-up.

Diodati is one of the most elegant bar workers in the country. She will be doing a giant full to Geinger, a beautiful Pak salto and has solidified a high flying double layout dismount. Katie Lawrence came out of nowhere last year to become one of the teams most consistent bar performers. She has a clean Jaeger and has added a full twisting double back dismount this year. Reibold competes bars with a great giant full to Geinger and a beautiful giant full to 2/1 full dismount. She is extremely clean and consistent and has proven her abilities with high judging marks on one of her best events. Fobes competes a Tkachev and beautiful Pak and finishes with a high flying full twisting double back. She should be an impact athlete on this event. Aucoin is explosive, with a dynamic Hindorff (free hip reverse hecht), clean swing and a solid double layout dismount. Grey has a routine the team can count on. She does a variety of turning giants to a Pak salto and is working to upgrade her dismount. Carr has learned to pike her high flying Jaeger and does a solid double layout dismount. She is exciting to watch on bars. Her power and great form are evident as she performs. Alwin will compete a giant full to Tkachev and a double lay out dismount. She has a lot of experience with this routine and is poised to be a huge factor this year. Keeley Smith has a giant half to Jaeger, and also a blind 1/1 to double tuck. She was very solid on this event last year. Steinberg has improved this event more than any other and with her Tkachev and improved double layout dismount; she will definitely vie for a competition spot. Kurowyckyj competes a great full twisting giant to bail handstand to toe up combination and a solid double layout dismount and is working on her consistency with her Tkachev. She has a great ability to hit when it counts and once her release is solid, she will challenge the best. Connors rounds out the talented squad with a Geinger release and a solid half in double front dismount. Consistency will be the key for these challengers to have a shot at the line-up. They all have 10.0 start values with very few execution errors. The Wildcats have an exciting bar line-up and should impress audiences and judges wherever they compete.


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Wildcats To Watch Balance Beam

Returnees: Kelsey Alwin, Taryn Archambault, Katie Caliendo, Ali Carr, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Taryn LaFountain, Katie Lawrence, Kate McGeever, Tasia Percevecz, Danielle Reibold, Andie Sablosky, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg, Julie Sauchuk Newcomers: Jen Aucoin, Courtney Connors, Austyn Fobes, Dianna Kurowyckyj, Becca Marrama

Balance beam has a wonderful mix of experience and talented newcomers. Returning performers LaFountain, Steinberg and Smith have hit past scores of 9.9 or above. Diodati, Caliendo, Reibold and Lawrence are experienced athletes who all competed successfully last year. Kurowyckyj and Fobes have the ability to join the top beam performers while Carr, Aucoin and Sauchuk will be pushing the squad for a spot in the line-up. Add Alwin and Connors; who with consistency can jump into the picture, and you have depth and talent in an event that is always a key to success. This should be one of the Wildcats best and most talented beam groups in years. Taryn LaFountain has been recognized as one of the premier beam performers in the region and conference. She combines a back handspring-back layout two feet, straddle jump, immediate back tuck for an opening pass. Her dance is exquisite and equally as difficult. Steinberg uses a round off-back handspring mount, round offback layout – 1-arm back handspring for her series and a front full dismount. She performs a very quick rhythm that makes her fun to watch. Kurowyckyj competes a back handspring to layout two feet, a side somi and solid dance. She has that ability to make this event look easy and can “hit when it counts”. Lawrence was the team’s most improved athlete last year and her improvement on beam was a huge factor in making this award. She exploded on the scene with a triple flight series of back handspring, layout step out to back handspring and excellent dance and consistency. She adds a difficult tumbling dismount combination this year; a hitch kick to side aerial to immediate 1 ½ twisting back layout. Reibold has battled back on this event from a tough start last year. She has great rhythm and focus with proven success on beam. She competes a front tuck mount to wolf jump, a back handspring to back pike and solid jump combinations. Smith has an enjoyable and theatrical style on beam. She competes a front tuck mount, switch leap to switch side, straddle ¾, back handspring-back layout and dismounts with gainer back pike off the end of the beam. Diodati proved last year she can compete with the best on this event. She is adding a triple flight of two back handsprings to a layout and still has impeccable form and execution in all of her dance. Fobes is a newcomer who brings a great deal of experience to this event and once her flight is solid ; she will be tough to keep out of the line-up. She does a back handspring to layout two feet, a side somi and excellent leap combinations. Caliendo combines a front aerial to immediate back lay out, as well as a back handspring-back layout. Sauchuk performs a standing front flip to a straddle ¼ jump and a back handspring-back layout two feet series. Aucoin can do a back handspring to two layout step outs. Carr has beautiful leaps and tumbling and Alwin performs high difficulty skills. They need to be consistent in hitting this event in practice and under pressure and could be ready to step in at any time.


Floor Exercise

Floor Exercise is always a crowd pleasing event and this year’s squad should be among the most entertaining groups we have seen at UNH. With returning athletes such as LaFountain, Caliendo, Sauchuk and Smith the bar will be set high. The entire freshman class has floor exercise as one of their top events. Leading the way for the freshman will be Fobes, Kurowyckyj and Connors, but Marrama and Aucoin will be right with them. Add in Steinberg, Diodati, Reibold, Carr and Percevecz and the coaching staff will have a tough time making line-up decisions. Leaps and jumps with amplitude, entertaining choreography, and extremely difficult tumbling lines will make this event fun to watch. LaFountain will be trying to add a double layout to her already great routine and has new choreography that will be exciting to watch. Sauchuk brings a combination of high level tumbling and clean execution to floor exercise. She will be among the event’s best with her opening tumbling pass a double pike, a solid combination tumbling pass in the middle and ending with a double tuck. She has a proven track record on floor and has a new routine that is fun to watch and will score well. Caliendo is also adding an extremely difficult new tumbling pass; a full twisting double back salto, and has also added a unique last pass of Rudi to immediate Shushanova. Smith will once again be a crowd favorite with a new routine featuring two double salto passes and a great theatrical style. Fobes brings her acrobatic skills including a full twisting double back and a front double full to punch front to the line-up. Her dance and execution should bring high scores from the judges. Connors and Kurowyckyj both have outstanding double salto passes and great combinations, a Rudi to layout step out and a whip half to Rudi respectively. These two freshmen are known for their consistency on floor. Steinberg and Diodati are both coming off last year where they were not able to compete floor due to injury and both are ready to reenter the line-up and make a difference. They both perform double pikes and have Rudi passes, but they have the ability to separate themselves from the competition with exceptional form and execution. Becca Marrama and Percevecz count floor as their best event and have the ability to break into the line-up. Marrama has two double backs in her routine and Percevecz competes a double pike and a nice full twisting front layout combination. Carr and Aucoin have great floor, but hope to recover from injuries to train hard enough to make the floor squad. Each athlete can double pike, and execute solid combination tumbling. Both have clean dance and while Carr has a beautiful classic style, Aucoin has the potential to be a powerful and dynamic floor competitor.

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EAGL 2010 EAGL Championship Saturday, March 27, 2 p.m.

At UNH’s Lundholm Gymnasium (Durham, N.H.) What does “EAGL” stand for? Coaches from four different conferences joined together fourteen years ago to form the “East Atlantic Gymnastics League” to provide top caliber competition for some strong women’s gymnastics teams. Teams from the Big East (West Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers), America East (New Hampshire), Atlantic Coast Conference (North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Maryland) and Colonial Athletic Association (Towson) initiated one of the strongest post season meets in the country. Since 2005, George Washington University, an Atlantic 10 team, has replaced Towson. Every team in the league has improved and added top recruits so this championship should be very exciting. 1. North Carolina State 2. West Virginia 3. North Carolina 4. Pittsburgh 5. New Hampshire 6. Maryland 7. George Washington 8. Rutgers

195.700 195.500 194.825 194.675 194.650 194.525 193.050 189.125 196.050 195.475 194.550 193.950 193.375 193.175 192.975 189.025 195.475 195.300 194.925 194.150 192.775 192.600 191.525 191.175 195.325 195.075 194.900 194.450 194.175 193.775 191.425 190.225

196.750 196.675 196.025 195.775 195.775 195.650 193.975 193.025

1. West Virginia 2. New Hampshire 3. North Carolina State 4. Maryland 5. Towson 6. Pittsburgh 7. North Carolina 8. Rutgers

1. North Carolina 2. West Virginia 3. Maryland 4. North Carolina State 5. New Hampshire 6. Pittsburgh 7. Rutgers 8. Towson

1. West Virginia 2. Maryland 3. Towson 4. New Hampshire 5. North Carolina 6. North Carolina State 7. Rutgers 8. Pittsburgh

196.050 195.475 194.800 194.675 194.325 194.100 192.850 192.375

1998 EAGL Championship

195.500 193.850 193.825 192.675 192.450 192.225 190.975 190.875

1997 EAGL Championship 196.425 196.025 194.825 194.725 194.375 194.275 192.700 192.350

1. West Virginia 2. North Carolina State 3. New Hampshire 4. Pittsburgh 5. North Carolina 6. Towson 7. Maryland 8. Rutgers

196.000 195.100 193.100 192.850 192.325 192.100 191.775 190.050

1996 EAGL Championship 196.375 195.875 194.600 194.375 193.325 193.275 191.825 191.025

1. West Virginia 2. Towson 3. North Carolina State 4. Maryland 5. New Hampshire 6. North Carolina 7. Pittsburgh 8. Rutgers

194.600 193.725 192.300 192.250 191.700 189.300 189.150 188.000

2000 EAGL Championship

2005 EAGL Championship 1. North Carolina 2T. Maryland 2T. West Virginia 4. North Carolina State 5. George Washington 6. New Hampshire 7. Rutgers 8. Pittsburgh

1. North Carolina State 2. Maryland 3. New Hampshire 4. North Carolina 5. Towson 6. West Virginia 7. Pittsburgh 8. Rutgers

2001 EAGL Championship

2006 EAGL Championship 1. North Carolina 2. North Carolina State 3. West Virginia 4. New Hampshire 5. Maryland 6. George Washington 7. Rutgers 8. Pittsburgh

1. New Hampshire 2. North Carolina State 3. North Carolina 4T. Towson 4T. Maryland 6. West Virginia 7. Pittsburgh 8. Rutgers

197.050 196.725 196.600 196.050 196.025 195.950 194.650 192.475

2002 EAGL Championship

2007 EAGL Championship 1. North Carolina State 2. West Virginia 3. North Carolina 4. Pittsburgh 5. George Washington 6. Rutgers 7. New Hampshire 8. Maryland

1. West Virginia 2. North Carolina 3. North Carolina State 4. Pittsburgh 5. Maryland 6. New Hampshire 7. Towson 8. Rutgers

2003 EAGL Championship

2008 EAGL Championship 1. West Virginia 2. North Carolina State 3. New Hampshire 4. North Carolina 5. Maryland 6. Pittsburgh 7. George Washington 8. Rutgers

1999 EAGL Championship

2004 EAGL Championship

2009 EAGL Championship

195.975 195.200 195.200 194.975 194.200 193.250 192.625 191.100

1. North Carolina State 2. Pittsburgh 3. Maryland 4. Towson 5. West Virginia 6. New Hampshire 7. North Carolina 8. Rutgers

196.000 195.275 195.050 195.025 194.700 194.550 194.475 191.625

2003 EAGL Champions - UNH 28

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History & Records



UNH Record Book

Top Wildcat Team Scores Rank




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196.750 196.675 196.450 196.375 196.225 195.950 195.900 195.825 195.800 195.625 195.600

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EAGL Championship Towson NC State, Yale Penn State North Carolina EAGL Championship NC State Central Michigan Bridgeport Pittsburgh Missouri

Wildcat Top Individual Scorers

Amanda Hall ‘06

All Time Top Event Scores Event






Uneven Bars


2004 - Twice

Balance Beam



Floor Exercise


2001, 2004

Lori Brady ’92

Tara Phillips ’05

Amanda Hall ‘06

1000 Career Point Club* Amanda Hall - ’06 Jennifer Dickson -’04 Michelle Harley -’03 Nicole Mullins -’94 Vanessa James -’05 Karen Olsson -’94 Denise Gregorio -’99 Cara Lepper -’00 Justine Turner - ‘09 Suzanne Poretz -’01 Amy Ehle -’95 Mariana Peña Trestin i- ‘06 Rose Kosowski -’01 Jana Reardon -’97 Jill Cavalieri -’99 Wendy Wheaton -’01 Amy Roberts -’98 Meghan Ochs -’97 Rebekah Porter - ‘08 Jen Symecko -’98 Bethany Wagner -’02

2066.600 1812.975 1731.175 1701.450 1605.750 1575.500 1497.525 1354.550 1248.450 1234.525 1213.800 1212.700 1207.050 1184.825 1167.100 1127.525 1090.575 1088.975 1040.850 1011.150 1009.700

Karen Olsson ’94

Cara Lepper ‘00

* records from 1991 to 2009 - special thanks to Larry Amelkovich for all his work on records & statistics.

Rk. 1. 2. 4. 9.

All-Around Amanda Hall Amanda Hall Amanda Hall Jen Dickson Amanda Hall Jen Dickson Amanda Hall Amanda Hall Cara Lepper Jen Dickson Amanda Hall

Rk. Vault 1. Lori Brady Tara Phillips 3. Lori Brady Lori Brady Meghan Ochs Amanda Hall Tara Phillips 8. Helena Diodati Amanda Hall Amanda Hall Amanda Hall Amanda Hall Rk. 1. 3. 5.

Bars Karen Olsson Mariana Peña Trestini Rose Kosowski Cara Lepper Crystal Beak (twice) Ali Carr Jen Dickson (twice) Helena Diodati Diane Grey Cara Lepper (six) Nicole Mullins Mariana Peña Trestini Rebekah Porter Wendy Wheaton Anne Woynerowski

Score 39.475 39.450 39.450 39.425 39.425 39.425 39.425 39.425 39.400 39.400 39.400

Date 3/06/04 3/08/03 1/31/04 2/22/03 3/01/03 3/08/03 2/21/03 1/22/05 3/20/99 3/01/03 3/20/04

Score 10.000 10.000 9.950 9.950 9.950 9.950 9.950 9.925 9.925 9.925 9.925 9.925

Date 1/18/92 3/29/03 2/22/91 3/28/92 3/24/95 3/14/03 3/14/03 1/3/09 3/22/03 3/29/03 3/08/06 3/17/06

Score 9.950 9.950 9.925 9.925 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900 9.900

Date 3/15/93 2/27/04 2/04/01 2/12/99 2/28/09 2/17/07 2/14/09 3/15/93 3/4/06 3/22/08 3/23/01 3/12/98

Rk. Beam Score Date 1. Cara Lepper 10.000 3/23/96 2. Cara Lepper 9.975 3/20/99 3. Cara Lepper 9.950 2/12/00 Cara Leppper 9.950 2/26/00 5. Cara Lepper 9.925 1/12/97 Michelle Harley 9.925 3/8/03 Jayne Propert 9.925 3/14/04 Mariana Peña Trestini 9.925 3/26/06 Keeley Smith 9.925 2/10/07 10. Crystal Beak 9.900 3/3/01 Vanessa Berrios 9.900 3/29/03 Beth Bronson 9.900 1/12/07 Jen Dickson 9.900 3/6/04 Michelle Harley (three) 9.900 Taryn LaFountain (three) 9.900 MR 2/28/09 Cara Lepper (eight) 9.900 Mariana Peña Trestini (four) 9.900 Jayne Propert (two) 9.900 Rk. Floor Score 1. Amanda Hall 9.975 Amanda Hall 9.975 Mariana Peña Trestini 9.975 4. Amanda Hall 9.950 Amanda Hall 9.950 6. Jen Dickson 9.925 Amanda Hall (twice) 9.925 Vanessa James 9.925 Rose Kosowski (twice) 9.925 Cara Lepper 9.925 Heaher Moore 9.925 Mariana Peña Trestini (three) 9.925 Katie Revis 9.925 Amy Roberts 9.925 Wendy Wheaton 9.925

Date 1/22/05 2/19/05 2/19/05 3/14/04 3/20/04 3/1/03 2/27/04 3/17/97 3/20/04 2/16/02 3/17/97 2/23/01

Mariana Peña Trestini ‘06 30

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Wildcat Honor Roll ECAC ACADEMIC GYMNAST OF THE YEAR 1993 Nicole Mullins NACGC/W SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICANS 1990 Diane Aubut, Susie Quinlan, Dina Peterson 1991 Dana Brodin, Nicole Mullins, Laura Paredes 1992 Nicole Mullins 1993 Nicole Mullins, Kim Goulding 1994 Nicole Mullins 1995 Kim Purcaro 1996 Kim Purcaro 1997 Katy Fader 1998 Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Laurie Parlin, Jen Symecko, Kathy Thickman 1999 Katie Baldwin, Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Lisa Koning, Cara Lepper, Laurie Parlin, Kathy Thickman, Karen Wisell 2000 Katie Baldwin, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Michelle Harley, Kathy Thickman 2001 Alicia Gomes, Michelle Harley, Wendy Wheaton 2002 Michelle Harley 2003 Candice Carbone, Mellory Giberson, Michelle Harley, Bethany Storck 2004 Crystal Beak, Jen Dickson, Mellory Giberson, Amanda Hall, Heather Moore 2005 Vanessa Berrios, Amanda Hall, Rebekah Porter 2006 Amanda Hall, Lindsay Kovary, Rebekah Porter 2007 Kelsey Alwin, Beth Bronson, Helena Diodati, Lindsay Kovary, Rebekah Porter, Keeley Smith 2008 Kelsey Alwin, Beth Bronson, Katie Caliendo,Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Fairen Plummer, Rebekah Porter, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg 2009 Kelsey Alwin, Katie Caliendo, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Taryn LaFountain, Katie Lawrence, Danielle Reibold, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg EAGL ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM 1996 Jill Cavalieri, Stacey Evans, Denise Gregorio, Laurie Parlin, Kim Purcaro, Amy Roberts, Jen Symecko, Alana Webb 1997 Jana Reardon, Amy Roberts, Jen Symecko, Jill Cavalieri, Denise Gregorio, Laurie Parlin, Alana Webb, Katy Fader, Kathy Thickman 1998 Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Denise Gregorio, Laurie Parlin, Suzanne Poretz, Amy Roberts, Jen Symecko, Kathy Thickman, Wendy Wheaton, Karen Wisell 1999 Katie Baldwin, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Bethany Haynes, Lisa Koning, Cara Lepper, Katie Revis, Kathy Thickman, Wendy Wheaton 2000 Katie Baldwin, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Kathy Thickman, Wendy Wheaton 2002 Crystal Beak, Lindsay Berrios, Michelle Harley, Vanessa James, Jayne Propert, Bethany Wagner 2003 Crystal Beak, Candice Carbone, Jen Dickson, Mellory Giberson, Amanda Hall, Michelle Harley, Mariana Peña Trestini, Bethany Storck 2004 Crystal Beak, Lindsay Berrios, Jen Dickson, Mellory Giberson, Amanda Hall, Vanessa James, Brieyn McNamara, Heather Moore 2005 Vanessa Berrios, Jaime deMello, Amanda Hall, Vanessa James, Zoë Magiros, Heather Moore, Mariana Peña Trestini, Rebekah Porter 2006 Amanda Hall, Lindsay Kovary, Zoë Magiros, Heather Moore, Rebekah Porter 2007 Kelsey Alwin, Beth Bronson, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Jennifer Jones, Lindsay Kovary, Heather Moore, Rebekah Porter, Keeley Smith 2008 Kelsey Alwin, Beth Bronson, Katie Caliedno, Helena Diodati, Annalea Fink, Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Fairen Plummer, Rebekah Porter, Katelyn Schenkel, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg 2009 Kelsey Alwin, Taryn Archambault, Katie Caliendo, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Taryn LaFountain, Katie Lawrence, Danielle Reibold, Andie Sablosky, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg, Justine Turner


UNH Athletic Awards WINTHROP C. AND CLARA DEAN SKOGLUND AWARD 1984 Toby Kapp 1989 Susie Quinlan 2000 Cara Lepper ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD 1985 Laura Cavanaugh 1991 Susie Quinlan 1994 Nicole Mullins 2008 Rebekah Porter - Dean Williamson JANE BLALOCK ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD 1988 Laura Paredes 1989 Lori Brady 1992 Kim Smith 1994 Jana Reardon 1996 Cara Lepper WILDCAT WINNERS CIRCLE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD 1986 Peggy Donovan 1987 Linda Glatte 1990 Susie Quinlan 1993 Nicole Mullins UNH WOMAN ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 1983 Laura Cavanaugh 1984 Diane Carlin 1985 Diane Carlin 1991 Lori Brady 1992 Lori Brady 1994 Karen Olsson JIM URQUHART STUDENT ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2006 Amanda Hall UNH ACADEMIC ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENTS 1993 Stacey Evans, Jane LaBombard, Nicole Mullins, Kim Purcaro 1994 Stacey Evans, Nicole Mullins, Kim Purcaro 1995 Stacey Evans, Cori McMenamin, Kim Purcaro 1996 Stacey Evans, Denise Gregorio, Laurie Parlin, Kim Purcaro, Amy Roberts 1997 Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Kathy Thickman, Laurie Parlin, Amy Roberts 1998 Jill Cavalieri, Alicia Gomes, Katy Fader, Laurie Parlin, Amy Roberts, Jen Symecko, Kathy Thickman 1999 Katie Baldwin, Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Bethany Haynes, Laurie Parlin, Katie Revis, Kathy Thickman 2000 Katie Baldwin, Beth Carpenter, Katy Fader, Alicia Gomes, Michelle Harley, Kate Krawiec, Kathy Thickman 2001 Crystal Beak, Sara Gurka, Michelle Harley, Wendy Wheaton 2002 Michelle Harley, Lindsay Berrios 2003 Michelle Harley, Candice Carbone, Mellory Giberson, Amanda Hall, Bethany Storck, Mariana Peña Trestini 2004 Crystal Beak, Jen Dickson, Mellory Giberson, Amanda Hall, Heather Moore (Awards ended in 2004) UNH/NCAA HANES WOMAN OF THE YEAR 1992 Lori Brady UNH WILDCAT WINNERS CIRCLE HALL OF HONOR 1995 Diane (Carlin) Nardi 1998 Lori (Brady) Johnson 2000 Edie (Sutton) Hagendoorn UNH WILDCAT ATHLETIC COUNCIL HALL OF FAME 2001 Karen (Olsson) Broderick 2003 Laura (Cavanaugh) Hsiung

In Memory In November 2000, Katie Baldwin, a 20-year-old junior gymnast of the University of N e w H a m p s h i re from Dover, Pa., passed away from a pulmonary embolism. Katie was an exceptional person who touched many lives. She was an outstanding athlete, scholar and friend. When everyone thinks of Katie, they always see her smile. It seems to be a smile that no one can, or will, ever forget. Katie was an NACGC/W Academic All-American both of her years and part of the EAGL All-Academic Team in both seasons. She made Dean’s List all four semesters and earned a grade point average of 3.81. She was a Dean’s Scholarship Award recipient and also a UNH academic athletic achievement award recipient in both 1999 and 2000. She was a threeevent gymnast for UNH with career highs of 9.75 on bars, 9.575 on beam and 9.6 on the floor. She was named the team’s Most Improved Gymnast in 1999.

Katie Baldwin Expression Award Following each home meet, the UNH gymnastics staff will select a gymnast to receive the Katie Baldwin Expression Award. The 2009 winners were: Katie Caliendo, Diane Grey, Taryn LaFountain, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg

Academic Excellence Award The Academic Excellence Award was established in 2002 and is awarded in memory of Katie Baldwin to the gymnast with the highest grade point average. Freshman Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Penn.), who compiled a 3.83 GPA, was named the 2009 recipient. Reibold was also named to the NACGC/W Scholastic All-American Team and the EAGL AllAcademic Team. She recorded a personal best of 9.725 vault and 9.825 bars and beam, achieving First-Team EAGL All-Tournament distinction in both events, as well as a 9.75 floor and 38.35 in the all-around. Past recipients include Michelle Harley (2002), Mellory Giberson (2003), Heather Moore (2004), Lindsay Kovary (2006), two-time honoree Rebekah Porter (2007 and 2005) and Katie Caliendo (2008).

Academic Accolades

Rebekah Porter graduated in May 2008 with a degree in Athletic Training, and with numerous accolades and accomplishments, both athletically and academically. She earned the prestgious NCAA Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics, an award only given out to 13 women across the nation annually. In 2008, Porter was also given the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Postgraduate Scholarship, the Daniel R. Sedory NATA District 1 New Hampshire Athletic Trainers’ Association Scholarship and the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association District 1 Carl Krein Scholarship. She was also awarded the UNH Dean Williamson Award. With an impressive GPA of 3.84, Porter also finished her collegiate gymnastics career with a four-time selection to the NACGC/W and EAGL All-Academic teams. In 2007, Porter earned the UNH Kinesiology Barbara King Newman Memorial Scholarship.

‘03 Hall of Fame Inductee Laura (Cavanaugh-’85) Hsiung with husband Shang along with Gail Goodspeed and Ed Datti

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Champions & Awards NCAA All-American

ECAC Rookie of the Year 1995 Stacey Evans, Meghan Ochs, Jana Reardon 1996 Cara Lepper 1997 Cara Lepper (Awards ended in 1998)

Lori Brady ‘92

NCAA All American - Vault ‘92 NCAA Championship Individual Qualifier - Vault ‘89, ‘91 & ‘92 Regional Champion - Vault ‘89, ‘91 & ‘92 All Northeast - ’89, ‘91 & ‘92 ECAC Gymnast of the Year - ‘90 & ‘91 ECAC Champion - Vault ‘90, ‘91 & ‘92 ECAC Champion - All-Around ‘90 & ‘92 ECAC Champion - Bars and Floor ‘92

1989 1991 1992 1994 1995 1997 2005 2006

1993 - Karen Olsson - AA; Nicole Mullins - Floor, Bars

Nicole Mullins - AA; Jan Dalziel - AA; Karen Olsson - Vault, Floor Led team to ‘94 NCAA Championship NCAA Championship Qualifier ‘91-All-Around Regional All-Around Co-Champion ‘94 All Northeast - ‘91,93 & ‘94 ECAC Gymnast of the Year ‘94 ECAC Vault Champion ‘93

Amanda Hall ’06

NCAA Championship Qualifier ’06 All-Around Regional Floor Champion ’06 EAGL Gymnast of the Year ’05 EAGL Vault Champion ’05

EAGL Champions 1996 1997 1998 2002 2003 2005 2006 2009

Cara Lepper - Bars Cara Lepper - Beam Amy Roberts - Floor Michelle Harley - Beam Tara Phillips - Vault Amanda Hall - Vault Mariana Peña Trestini - Beam Chelsea Steinberg - Beam

EAGL Gymnast of the Year 2001 2005

Suzanne Poretz Amanda Hall

Karen Olsson and Nicole Mullins NIT All-Americans

EAGL Rookie of the Year

Nicole Mullins ‘94

1996 2000 2001

Led team to ‘94 NCAA Championship NCAA Championship Qualifier ‘92 - Bars Regional Bars Champion ‘92 All Northeast - ‘92, ‘93 & ‘94 ECAC Academic Gymnast of the Year ‘93 ECAC All-Around and Bars Champion ‘93 ECAC All-Around, Bars, and Beam Champion ‘94

NCAA Championship National Qualifiers 1989 1991 1992 1994 1997 2001 2005 2006

Lori Brady - Vault Lori Brady - Vault, Karen Olsson - AA Lori Brady - Vault, Nicole Mullins - Bars Team - 12th place Cara Lepper - Beam Suzanne Poretz - AA Vanessa Berrios - Beam Amanda Hall - AA

1981 1978

Lucia Cancelmo and Edie Sutton - AA UNH Team - 15th place

AIAW National Qualifiers All-Northeast

1978 Denise Walker, Edie Sutton 1980 Edie Sutton 1981 Edie Sutton, Lucia Cancelmo 1982 Lucia Cancelmo, Diane Carlin Laura Cavanaugh, Jayne Dean 1983 Lucia Cancelmo, Diane Carlin, Laura Cavanaugh, Jayne Dean, Nancy McCarrick 1984 Diane Carlin 1985 Laura Cavanaugh 1989 Lori Brady, Susie Quinlan, Kelly Marks 1990 Dina Peterson 1991 Lori Brady, Karen Olsson 1992 Lori Brady, Amy Dowd, Nicole Mullins 1993 Nicole Mullins, Karen Olsson, Kim Purcaro, Kerry Ulrich 1994 Karen Olsson, Jana Reardon, Nicole Mullins, Kim Smith


Led team to ‘94 NCAA Championship Regional All-Around Co-Champion ‘94 All Northeast -’94 & ‘95 ECAC Rookie of the Year ‘94 ECAC Gymnast of the Year ‘95 ECAC Vault and Floor Champion ‘94 ECAC All-Around and Floor Champion ‘95

Lori Brady - Vault Lori Brady - Vault Lori Brady - Vault, Nicole Mullins - Bars Karen Olsson - AA, Jana Reardon - AA, Kim Smith - Floor Meghan Ochs - Vault, Floor Cara Lepper - Beam Vanessa Berrios - Beam Amanda Hall - Floor

NIT All-American Second Team

Karen Olsson ‘94

Jana Reardon ‘97

Northeast Regional Champions

NIT All-American First Team


1994 Jana Reardon * Note: Following the 1995 season the Wildcats joined the East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL)

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Cara Lepper Michelle Harley Jen Dickson

EAGL All-League Selections 1996 Jana Reardon, Amy Roberts, Cara Lepper 1997 Denise Gregorio, Cara Lepper, Jill Cavalieri, Katy Fader, Amy Roberts, Jana Reardon, Vanessa Berrios ‘05 Cara Lepper ‘99 Anne Woynerowski Northeast Regional Champion Beam NCAA Championship Qualifier ‘97 1998 Jill Cavalieri, Denise Gregorio, Suzanne NCAA Championship Qualifier ’05 Regional Beam Champion ‘97 Poretz, Amy Roberts, Kathy Thickman, - Beam All Northeast - ’96 & ‘97 Wendy Wheaton EAGL Beam Champion ‘97 1999 Cara Lepper, Suzanne Poretz, Wendy Wheaton EAGL Bars Champion ‘96 2000 Michelle Harley, Rose Kosowski, Cara Lepper, EAGL Rookie of the Year ‘96 Bethany Wagner, Wendy Wheaton 2001 Michelle Harley, Rose Kosowski, Suzanne Poretz, Wendy Wheaton 2002 Jen Dickson, Michelle Harley, Katie Revis, Bethany Wagner 2003 Jen Dickson, Amanda Hall, Michelle Harley, Suzanne Poretz ‘01 Tara Phillips, Jayne Propert EAGL Gymnast of the Year 2004 Jen Dickson, Amanda Hall, Vanessa James, NCAA Championship Qualifier Mariana Peña Trestini ’01 - All-Around 2005 Amanda Hall, Vanessa James, Jen Jones, Mariana Peña Trestini 2006 Amanda Hall, Jen Jones, Mariana ECAC Champions* Peña Trestini, Justine Turner 1984 Diane Carlin - AA, Jayne Dean - Bars, 2007 Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Taryn Kim Sonier - Floor LaFountain, Fairen Plummer, Keeley 1985 Diane Carlin - AA, Vault, Bars, Beam, Floor Smith, Justine Turner Laura Cavanaugh - Vault 2008 Kelsey Alwin, Helena Diodati, Taryn 1986 Patty Converse - AA, Bars, Beam, Floor LaFountain, Rebekah Porter, Chelsea 1990 Lori Brady - AA, Vault Steinberg, Justine Turner 1991 Lori Brady - Vault 2009 Katie Caliendo, Ali Carr, Helena Diodati, 1992 Lori Brady - AA, Vault, Bars, Floor Diane Grey, Taryn LaFountain, Danielle Reibold, 1993 Nicole Mullins - AA, Bars, Karen Olsson - Vault Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg, Justine Turner 1994 Nicole Mullins - AA, Bars, Beam Jana Reardon - Vault, Floor EAGL All-Tournament Team 1995 Meghan Ochs - Vault, Jana Reardon - AA, Floor (Started in 2008) 2008 Kelsey Alwin, Katie Caliendo, Helena ECAC Gymnast of the Year Diodati, Taryn LaFountain, Rebekah 1990 Lori Brady Porter, Keeley Smith, Justine Turner 1991 Lori Brady 1994 Karen Olsson 2009 Ali Carr, Diane Grey, Danielle Reibold, Julie Sauchuk, Keeley Smith, Chelsea 1995 Jana Reardon Steinberg



Highlights of Recent Years 2009

• 1 8-12 record - Season high score 196.225 -5th highest in UNH record books • 5th at the Northeast NCAA Regional Championship • 5th at EAGL Championship • 9.9 scores or above reached 8 times; Vault- Helena Diodati 9.925, Justine Turner 9.9; Bars ­Ali Carr and Diane Grey-9.9; Beam- Taryn LaFountain; Floor- Taryn LaFountain, Julie Sauchuk and Keeley Smith 9.9 • 11 gymnasts named NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans: Kelsey Alwin, Katie Caliendo, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Taryn LaFountain, Katie Lawrence, Danielle Reibold, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg • Nine UNH Gymnasts named to All-EAGL team: Helena Diodati, Justine Turner, Ali Carr, Taryn LaFountain, Chelsea Steinberg, Katie Caliendo, Danielle Riebold, Diane Grey, Keeley Smith. • 1 EAGL Gymnast of the Week (Helena Diodati); 4 EAGL Specialists of the Week (Taryn LaFountain (3), Helena Diodati (1).


• 18-12 record - Season high score 194.600 • 3rd at EAGL Championship • Helena Diodati and Taryn LaFountain qualify to the NCAA Regional Championship ; Diodati in vault and bars, LaFountain in beam • Gail Goodspeed named Head Coach of the Year for the fifth time in her career. Associate Head Coach Ed Datti earned NCAA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the seventh time • Nine Wildcats named NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans: Kelsey Alwin, Beth Bronson, Katie Caliendo, Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Fairen Plummer, Rebekah Porter, Keeley Smith, Chelsea Steinberg • Six Wildcats named to All-EAGL Team: Kelsey Alwin, Helena Diodati, Taryn LaFountain, Rebekah Porter, Chelsea Steinberg and Justine Turner • Helenda Diodati and Taryn LaFountain named EAGL Specialists of the Week, Chelsea Steinberg named EAGL Rookie of the Week


• 12-17 record - Season high score 195.25 • 4th NCAA Regionals and 7th at EAGL Championship • Six Wildcats named NACGC/W Scholastic All-Americans: Kelsey Alwin, Beth Bronson, Helena Diodati, Lindsay Kovary, Rebekah Porter and Keeley Smith • Six Wildcats named to All-EAGL Team: Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Taryn LaFountain, Fairen Plummer, Keeley Smith and Justine Turner • Wildcats sweep EAGL Conference weekly honors (1/6): Justine Turner named EAGL Gymnast of the Week, Diane Grey named EAGL Rookie of the Week and Taryn LaFountain named EAGL Specialist of the Week


• 16-11 record • Amanda Hall qualifies to the NCAA Championship in the all-around • Amanda Hall is NCAA Northeast Regional Floor Champion with 9.90 • Mariana Peña Trestini scores 9.925 on beam to be crowned EAGL Beam Champion, 39.175 All-Around for 3rd place • Four Wildcats named to All-EAGL Team: Amanda Hall, Jen Jones, Mariana Peña Trestini, Justine Turner • Datti and Aparo share Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year honors


• 18-13 record • UNH ends season ranked 18th nationally • Vanessa Berrios qualifies to the NCAA Championship on beam • 3rd NCAA Regionals and 6th at EAGL Championship • All time floor record broken by Amanda Hall and Mariana Peña Trestini - 9.975 • Four Wildcats named to All-EAGL Team: Amanda Hall, Vanessa James, Jen Jones, Mariana Peña Trestini

Highlights Pur-r-r-fect 10s Lori Brady 10.0 Vault On January 18, 1992, in a victory over the University of Vermont, UNH senior co-captain Lori Brady (Pocasset, Mass.) achieved a longtime goal as she performed a flawless handspring-front piked salto and became the first collegiate gymnast to ever score a perfect “10” on vault. Brady went on to qualify for her third NCAA Championship where she became the first UNH gymnast to be named an All-American.

Cara Lepper 10.0 Balance Beam

Year-by-Year Prior to Gail Goodspeed: Year 1976 1977 1978 1979

Coach Lou Datilio Lou Datilio Lou Datilio


4th EAIAW 15th AIAW Nationals, Edie Sutton & Denise Walker All-East Leslie Henry 5th EAIAW

Year-by-Year with Gail Goodspeed: (468-250-2 Record) Year Record Postseason Gail Goodspeed named 2003 EAGL Coach 1980 14-3 5th EAIAW of the Year and Northeast Regional Coach 1981 12-1 3rd EAIAW of the Year; Ed Datti and Beth Aparo also 1982 11-1 2nd NCAA Regional Championship honored with Northeast Regional Assistant 1983 12-0 2nd NCAA Regional Championship 1984 24-2 ECAC Champions/4th NCAA Regional Championship Coach of the Year titles 1985 16-9 ECAC Champions/5th NCAA Regional Championship 1986 12-8 ECAC Champions/5th NCAA Regional Championship 1987 15-7 3rd ECAC Championship/6th NCAA Regional Championship 1988 14-10 4th ECAC Championship/7th NCAA Regional Championship 1989 14-10 2nd ECAC Championship/3rd NCAA Regional Championship 1990 12-9 3rd ECAC Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 1991 17-7 2nd ECAC Championship/2nd NCAA Regional Championship 1992 19-8 2nd ECAC Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 1993 13-12 2nd ECAC Championship/3rd NCAA Regional Championship 1994 22-8 ECAC Champions/NCAA Regional Champions/ 12th NCAA National Championship 1995 15-8 2nd ECAC Championship/3rd NCAA Regional Championship 1996 16-11 5th EAGL Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 1997 16-9 3rd EAGL Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 1998 17-8 2nd EAGL Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship 1999 15-10 3rd EAGL Championship/3rd NCAA Regional Championship 2000 14-10 6th EAGL Championship/6th NCAA Regional Championship 2001 20-6-1 4th EAGL Championship/4th NCAA Regional Championship 2002 11-11 5th EAGL Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship UNH Athletic Director Marty Scarano 2003 23-7 EAGL Champions/5th NCAA Regional Championship 2004 12-10-1 6th EAGL Championship/6th NCAA Regional Championship congratulates Gail Goodspeed on her 2005 18-13 6th EAGL Championship/3rd NCAA Regional Championship 25th year of coaching 2006 16-11 4th EAGL Championship/4th NCAA Regional Championship Women’s Gymnastics at UNH. 2007 12-17 7th EAGL Championship/4th NCAA Regional Championship 2008 18-12 3rd EAGL Championship 2009 18-12 5th EAGL Championship/5th NCAA Regional Championship

On March 23, 1996, freshman Cara Lepper (Southington, Conn.) highlighted the final home meet of the season as she broke her own school record and became only the second Wildcat gymnast ever to score a perfect 10.0 as she posted a perfect score on the balance beam. Lepper’s previous school record was a 9.875.

Tara Phillips 10.0 Vault On March 20, 2003, in a record-breaking team performance, junior Tara Phillips (Spring, Texas) set a record of her own. As only the third gymnast to score a 10.0, Phillips posted a perfect score on the vault in front of her home crowd while hosting the 2003 EAGL Championship. Phillips’ performance beat out her previous 9.950 career high.

*Records include conference championship in win/loss column.


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Where Are


Class of 2009

Melissa César • Youth Athletics Counselor/Gymnastics Coach – On Your Toes Gymnastics • Miami Lakes, FL. Lindsay Kovary • Graduate Student - Masters Public Health - Stony Brook University • Huntington Station, N.Y. Justine Turner • Just completed internship with NESN • Salem, N.H.

Class of 2008

Beth Bronson • Leasing Consultant – Highlands at Dearborn • Portsmouth, N.H. Rebekah (Porter) Peterson • Certified Athletic Trainer - Graduate Assistant - U of Oregon • Eugene, Or. Fairen Plummer • Lexington, Ky. Katelyn Schenkel • Sports Marketing & Sponsorship Services - Blue Cross Arena/ Assistant Gymnastics Coach - Fairport HS • Rochester, N.Y.

Class of 2007

Lindsay Berrios (‘06) at work

Jaime deMello • After-School Teacher - Lexington Elem./ Graduate Student - Masters Psychology - Mass. School of Professional Psychology • Milton, Mass. Jen Jones • Gymnastics Coach - All-Star Gymnastics • Billerica, Mass. Heather Moore • 2nd bachelors in Veterinary Technology • Mercy College • Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.

Class of 2006

Lindsay Berrios • Clinical Perfusionist – Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center • Memphis, Tenn. Amanda Hall • Graduate Student - Physician Assistant - U of New England • Portland, Me. Mariana (Peña Trestini) Torres • Project Administrator - Burns Engineering, Inc. • Philadelphia, Pa.

Class of 2005

Vanessa Berrios • Speech/Language Pathologist - Andalucia Primary - Alhambra Elementary School District and Horizon Pediatric Therapy • Litchfield Park, Ariz. Candice Carbone • Completed Masters in Spanish Linguistics – Arizona St. • Buenos Aires, Argentina Vanessa James • Literacy Intervention – Malden Public Schools/ Academic Enrichment Program Coordinator – Partnership for Community Schools/Choreographer for artistic gymnastics/ Graduate Student - Masters Elementary Ed. - Cambridge College • Malden, Mass. Tara (Phillips) Stark • Stay at Home Mom • Nashua, N.H.

Michelle (Harley ‘03) & Kevin Meagher

Class of 2004

Katie (Revis ‘02) and Matt Carney

Crystal (Beak) Pratt • Exercise Physiologist - Heart Center of MetroWest • Shrewsbury, Mass. Jennifer (Dickson) Ganly • Registered Dietician - Avis Goodwin Comm. Health Center • Newmarket, N.H. Mellory Giberson • Medical student - University of Vermont College of Medicine • Burlington,Vt. Brieyn (McNamara)Fontaine • Real Estate Agent - Morris & Raper Realtors • Charlotte, N.C..

Class of 2003

Michelle (Harley) Meagher • Event Coordinator - Duke University’s School of Law • Durham, N.C. Erin Malinak • Medical Sales Rep - Smith and Nephew • Miami, Fla. Bo & Suzanne (Poretz ‘01) Rose with son Lincoln UNH crew at Pierce/Wheaton Wedding

Class of 2002

Katie (Revis) Carney • Civil Engineer - Parsons Brinckerhoff • Manchester, NH Bethany Wagner • High School Biology & Anatomy Teacher – Bound Brook High School/ IFBB Professional Fitness Competitor • Bound Brook, N.J.

Class of 2001

Alicia Gomes • Physical Education Teacher/Gymnastics Coach- Hamilton Wenham Regional School District • Beverly, Mass. Suzanne (Poretz) Rose • Breast Cancer 3-Day,Nat’l Sales & Service Coordinator - Event-360 • Milton, Del. Wendy (Wheaton) Pierce • Account Executive - Oakwood Temporary Housing • Hermosa Beach, Calif. Rose (Kosowski) Walsh • Childcare Provider • Barrington, N.H.

Class of 2000

Amy (Roberts ’98) and Dennis Rhodes with twin sons Hobson and Aaron

Lisa (Koning) Scharf • Real Estate Agent - Watson Realty / Personal Fitness Trainer • Sanford, Fla. Cara Lepper • Registered Dietician/Certified Diabetic Counselor - Cardium Health & Weight Loss Clinic • Bristol, Conn. Katy (Fader) Lilly • Family Physician - Woodbury Family Practice • Durham, N.H. Kathryn Thickman • Orthopaedic Physician’s Assistant – Muir Orthopaedics • Walnut Creek, Calif. Alana (Webb ‘99) and Dale Lepine with children Kyla and Spencer

Class of 1999

Jill (Cavalieri) Haskell • Athletic Trainer Cony High School – Maine General Medical Center • Gardiner, Maine Denise (Gregorio) Jenkins • Corporate Recruiter - Health Net, Inc. • Stratford, Conn. Alana (Webb) Lepine • Stay at Home Mom/Part-Time Gymnastics Coach - Atlantic Gymnastics/Ministry Team Leader Durham Evangelical Church • Rochester, N.H. Laurie (Parlin) Smith • Adjunct Faculty - Capital University/ Exercise Specialist - Columbus State Community College• Columbus, OH Karen (Wisell) Bertin • Stay at Home Mom • Ojai, Calif. Anne Woynerowski • Recruiter • Plantation, Fla.

Class of 1998

Amy (Roberts) Rhodes • Early Intervention Coordinator – Presbyterian Hospital • Mint Hill, N.C. Jennifer (Symecko) Horne • Pharmaceutical Sales - Allergan • Orlando, Fla. Laurie (Parlin ‘99) and Ian Smith summer ‘09 wedding

Rileiigh, Carson,& Landon, children of Meghan (Ochs ‘97) and Eric Nickulas

Class of 1997

Michelle Boisvert • Speech Language Pathologist/Professor– UMASS/DOE Leadership Grant/Ph.D Candidate UMASS • Williamsburg, Mass. Meghan (Ochs) Nickulas • Stay at Home Mom • Centerville, Mass. Jana (Reardon) Mowers • Choreographer/Stay at Home Mom • Bern, Switzerland Nikki (Villella) Shawley • Third Grade Teacher – Atkinson Academy • Sandown, N.H.

Class of 1996

Stacey (Evans) Moreno • Gymnastics Coach/Choreographer – Sonshine Gymnastics / Stay at Home Mom • Cary, N.C. Kimberly (Purcaro) Mendoza • Physician’s Assistant Orthopaedic Surgery - Countryside Orthopaedics/ Crossfit Trainer • Ashburn, Va. Jaime (Smith) DiZio • Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse - St.Christopher’s Hospital for Children • Havertown, Pa.

Class of 1995

Jana (Reardon ’97) and Mark Mowers with daughters Greta and Gracy in Rome


Erika (Maugham) Barninger • Clinical Trial Manager - Pfizer Pharmaceuticals • Randolph, N.J. Amy (Ehle) Pruim • Professional Sales Representative - Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals • Columbia, Md. Jane LaBombard • Environmental Engineer – SF Water Management District/Gymnastics Coach - The Gymnastics Gabe and Kim (Purcaro ’96) Mendoza Revolution • N. Palm Beach, Fla. Kerry (Ulrich) Rivera • Stay at home Mom and Gymnastics Coach - New Image Gymnastics • West Islip, N.Y. with daughter Elena Kelley Shaw • Aerialist/Stunt Double • New York, N.Y. Nicole Mullins (’94) during Milton Man Triathlon

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Class of 1994

Nicole Mullins • Associate Professor, Exercise Science - Youngstown State University • Lake Milton, Ohio Karen (Olsson) Broderick • Mother / Owner and Gymnastics Coach - Broderick Gymnastics Academy • Norwood, Mass.

Class of 1993

Jan (Dalziel) Smith • Owner and Gymnastics Coach & Judge - All-American Gymnastics • Ocean, N.J. Kim (Goulding) O’Leary • Personal Trainer/ Athletic Trainer/Stay at Home Mom • Easthampton, Mass. Cori (Hart) Cunningham • Head Coach and Choreographer - Atlantic Gymnastics Training Center • Raymond, N.H.

Class of 1992

Beth “Boomer” Butcher-Doyle • Resident Nurse - Waltham VNA & Harvard Vanguard • Waltham, Mass. Lori (Brady) Johnson • Third Grade Teacher • Somerville, Mass. Amy (Dowd) Murphy • Stay at Home Mom • Scituate, Mass. Kelly (Marks) Unruh • Certified Athletic Trainer - Stroudsburg Area School District • Stroudsburg, Pa.

John and Cori (Hart ‘93) Cunningham with children Anya & Spencer

Class of 1991

Pam Giroux • Reg. Dietician - Pediatrics and Critical Care Medical Center • Flagstaff, Ariz. Susie (Quinlan) Hill • Horticulture Consultant - U. of Maryland • Frederick, Md. Laura (Paredes) Kablik • Merchandise Planner - Staples • Mansfield, Mass. Dana Brodin • Occupational Therapist - Hasbro Children’s Hospital • Jamestown, R.I.

Kim (Goulding ‘93) and Sean O’Leary with twin sons, Ryan and Sean

Class of 1990

Betsy (Anderson) Baird • Mom of three girls • Hamilton, Mass. Denise Brackesy • Dietician - Children’s Hospital • Boston, Mass. Diane (Aubut) Duncan • At-home Mother • Mendon, Mass. Kim (Fuller) Blow • Guidance Counselor - North Broward Preparatory School • Boca Raton, Fla. Dina (Peterson) Qualter • Clinic Director/Physical Therapist - Physiotherapy Associates • Plymouth, Mass. Michelle Shanley • Morgan Stanley Capital International, Inc. • San Francisco, Calif.

Class of 1989

Nancy Andrews • Regional Sales Manager - General Wire Products, Inc./Promotes Pro-World Body Building-4x WNBF Pro Natural World Champion and Ms. Universe • Shrewsbury, Mass. Tammy (Hager) Fascetta • At home Mom/Office Manager – Temple Israel of Dover • Dover, N.H. Patty (Converse) Hunt • Homemaker • Dover, N.H. Nancy (Doherty) Seeley • Registered Nurse – Children’s Hospital Boston • Sandwich, Mass.

Cam, Jack, Colby, and Chase; sons of Diane (Aubut ‘90) and Mark Duncan

Dara and Jenna, daughters of Dina (Peterson’90) and Rich Qualter

Class of 1988

Jessica Downey • deceased Michelle (Sawyer) Evangelista • Stay at Home Mom • Zebulon, N.C. Linda Glatte • Exercise Physiology Professor - San Diego State University • San Diego, Calif.

Class of 1987

Peggy (Donovan) Crosby • Stay at Home Mom • Mt. Prospect, Ill. Beth (Raynor) Jimenez • Patent Attorney - Cantor Colburn • West Simsbury, Conn. Jill (Miller) Lashua • Self Employed-Pet Care • Still River, Mass.

Nancy (Andrews 89), Jaime and Jim Broderick

Class of 1986

Toby (Kapp) Bass • Nutritionist - Self Employed • Davie, Fla.

Class of 1985

Collen & Brendan, children of Peggy (Donovan ‘87) and Kerry Crosby

Tracy (Parks) Barrett • Industrial Sales/Marketing- TAP Pharmaceuticals / Mom • Loudon, N.H. Laura (Cavanaugh) Hsiung • Litigation Consultant – Anacomp, Inc. • N. Potomac, Md. Diane (Carlin) Nardi • Mom and Freelance Producer • Needham, Mass. Kim Sonier • Instructor - Northern Arizona University • Flagstaff, Ariz.

Class of 1984

Jayne (Dean) Albani • Psychotherapist - Self Employed • Bloomfield, Conn. Lucia (Cancelmo)Izzo • Registered Nurse - Hackensack University Medical Center • North Haledon, N.J. Patti (Shea) Piotrowski • Mom • Naperville, Ill.

David and Beth (Raynor ‘87) Jimenez with children Nicole, Sarah & Stephen

Class of 1983

Lynn Mazzaferro • HIV Therapeutic Specialist – Gilead Science Inc. • Littleton, Mass. Lynda (Drewry) Townes • Video Store Owner - Weare Center Video • Weare, N.H.

Class of 1982

Karen (Hungerford) Bemis • Office Manager - Bemis Associates Consulting Engineers • W. Hartford, Conn. Josie (Lemmi) Penza • Physical Education Teacher/Coach - Medford Public Schools • Saugus, Mass. Lisa (Harris) Peterson • Registered Nurse - RVNA and Hospice • Newton, N.H. Jaqueline Watskin, MD • Physician/Photographer • Medford, N.J. Ellen (Fahey) Ciabattoni • Homemaker • Prior Lake, Minn.

Sami and John Michael, children of Patti (Shea ‘84) and Pete Piotrowski

Class of 1981

Edie (Sutton) Hagendoorn • Art Production Coordinator & Designer – ProMedia Group • Stamford, Conn. Karen (Arneberg) Hathaway • Norwich, Vt. Susan (Galipault) Mattei • Development & Alumni Relations - Northfield Mount Herman School • Shelburne, Mass. Michelle Baker McMath • Owner and Gymnastics Coach - Bakers Gymnastics • Peabody, Mass. Lynn Wiatrowski • Bank Executive – Bank of America Merrill Lynch • Boston, Mass.

Class of 1980

Linda (Schneider) DeRoo • Homemaker • Elizabethtown, Pa.

Class of 1976

Lucia (Cancelmo ‘84) Izzo handstand at the half dome

Janet (Poole) Peirce • Elementary School Teacher - St. Mary School • Claremont, N.H. Sue (Gould) Beal • Sherrill, N.Y.

Class of 1975

Leigh Hansen • Director, Market Planning & Strategy - Thomson Reuters • Northwood, N.H. Victoria (Nilson) Wilcox • Bloomsburg, Pa.

Class of 1972

Edie (Sutton ‘81) Hagendoorn

Janet (Newton) Nelson • Unit Secretary - Rehabilitation Good Samaritan Hospital • Tacoma, Wash.


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University of New Hampshire University of New Hampshire Athletic Department Mission Statement The mission of the intercollegiate athletics program at UNH is to provide student-athletes a collegiate experience that is enriched by their participation in programs which are competitive at the NCAA Division I level both regionally and nationally. The intercollegiate athletics program also plays an important role by enhancing the quality of life for the University and statewide community by being a source of pride and identification with the University while always maintaining high standards of academic scholarship and integrity. To fulfill its mission, the intercollegiate program must: (1) Provide student-athletes every opportunity to meet academic and athletic demands with the goal of graduating every student-athlete; (2) Provide resources necessary to field competitive teams with league affiliations, and to gain regional and national recognition; (3) Provide equitable opportunities for all intercollegiate athletics by the active recruitment of minority athletes, and provide equitable opportunities for all women student-athletes commensurate with that of their male counterparts; (4) Provide excellent facilities for all student-athletes to train, practice and play; (5) Conduct all operations within state and federal law, University policies, rules of the NCAA, and athletics conferences in which the University competes.

UNH Diversity Statement

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. The University of New Hampshire is committed to creating a more diverse community, knowing that “inclusion, diversity and equity are values inextricably linked to our mission of educational excellence.” This diversity strengthens our ability to reach our individual and collective potential and to provide better services and care for all faculty, staff and students. The University of New Hampshire was originally founded as a land-grant college whose mission was to shape and educate citizenry among the state’s farmers, business people and engineers. Today, the University is a land-, sea-, and space-grant university serving a growing undergraduate student body of about 11,000 and a graduate population of 3,000 in addition to 600 full-time faculty members, 92% of which have earned their doctorate degree. The University has grown into a top public research university occupying 2,600 acres of classic living and learning space, while still maintaining the look and feel of a New England liberal arts college with a faculty dedicated to teaching. UNH’s student to faculty ratio registers at 17:1 with 84% of its classes having 50 students or less. As one of the most prestigious institutions in the Northeast, the University of New Hampshire has always been recognized as a leader in education and research, spanning all fields of study and uniting them through interdisciplinary programs, labs, farms, theatres, research centers and libraries. Founded in 1866 as the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts, UNH was among the early state institutions of higher education whose formation was made possible by federal government land grants. The purpose for the grants was to establish colleges that would serve the sons and daughters of farming and laboring families. New Hampshire College was originally situated in Hanover, N.H. Here it was in connection with Dartmouth College before moving to Durham in 1893 after Benjamin Thompson bequeathed land and money to further the development of the college. The state legislature then granted its new charter as the University of New Hampshire in 1923. The University hosts nearly 550 international students from more than 40 countries and boasts a population of students from 49 states. Along with over 100 majors offered, UNH encompasses seven schools and colleges that undergraduates can choose from: the College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Health and Human Services, College of Life Sciences and Agricultures, Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the Thompson School of Applied Science. And at the very heart of the University’s undergraduate studies is the General Education Program. The GEP is a core program with a breadth of academic subjects that aims to acquaint the student with some of the major modes of thought necessary to understand oneself, others, society and the world. The University prides itself as being a top 10 entrepreneurial campus ( and The Princeton Review) and is among the top 30 universities nationally in science research funding from NASA. UNH is home to the NASA-recognized Space Science Center; the Institute for Study for Earth, Oceans and Space; and the Institute of Marine Science and Engineering. The English program is staffed by an inspiring faculty of winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Edgar Allen Poe Award and the Young Poets


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University of New Hampshire Award. In addition, the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, established in 1962, was recently selected second among all business schools in a nationwide pool of business school deans. New Hampshire also graduates students who attend top-notch graduate schools, including Law School at Harvard and Cornell, Engineering at Stanford, and Medical school at Dartmouth, John Hopkins and Harvard. In the last few years, several of the athletic facilities have received major upgrades and improvements. In September 2001, the University completed a new $2.15 million track and field facility. The Jerry Azumah Performance Center, a brand new strength and conditioning facility located in the UNH Field House, was dedicated July 8, 2003. UNH athletics has also added two brand new $1.5 million outdoor artificial fields at Memorial Field (AstroTurf) and Bremner Field (AstroPlay). Lundholm Gymnasium has received some major overhauls, including a new playing surface, new lights, a new sound system and, most recently, a brand new bleacher system in the summer of 2007. A third artificial field (Field Turf) was also installed in Cowell Stadium in July ‘07. In addition to the incredible improvements of its athletic facilities, the University has upgraded and renovated a large part of its academic campus as well. Most recently, Thompson Hall, one of the standing historical landmarks of the University, has been beautifully refurbished and restored. The University also completed a $52 million renovation of Kingsbury Hall, adding 6,000 square feet of student project space for students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as well as a $4.5 revamp of Hewitt Hall to expand the School of Health and Human Services. In addition, the new 120,000 square foot Biological Sciences Building, Rudman Hall and the Spaulding Life Sciences Renovation project now provide state-of-the-art teaching and researching laboratories. The University also spent $15 million to complete Morse Hall, a new science and engineering building as well as $8.2 million to modernize the Memorial Union Building. This revision to the existing student union building consisted of several upgrades including top kitchen and dining facilities, two theaters, student mailboxes, lounges and meeting rooms, as well as additional retail spaces such as the University Bookstore. The University has also completed construction of the new dining facility on Main Street, Holloway Commons, as well as the renovation of the Dimond Library. In November of 1995, construction of the $27 million Recreation and Sport Complex reached completion. The Whittemore Center includes a state-of-the-art 6,500 to 7,500 seat arena for hockey, concerts and convocations, as well as a new three-level recreational sports facility within the structure which had housed the old Snively Arena. Combining the atmosphere of a small New England liberal arts college with the resources and opportunities of a major research university, the University of New Hampshire is a place where all students can find or create their own niche and succeed. While the University offers an extremely broad academic base with an inspiring faculty, it also provides students with thousands of opportunities to get involved, either through athletics, campus recreation, student life or research. The University is a dynamic community that not only challenges its members academically but also expands their understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity and leads to incredible growth as students, faculty, staff and as a community.

Distinguished Alumni Paul Anderson ’68 Senior VP, Dupont Merck

Gary DeStefano ’78 President, Nike Team Sports

Jerry Azumah ‘99 Former NFL Pro Bowler, Chicago Bears

Jack Edwards ‘79 NESN Announcer (Bruins)

Andy Brickley ‘82 Former NHL Player Current NESN Analyst (Bruins) Karyn Bye ’94 1998 Olympic Gold, Ice Hockey Marcy Carsey ’66 Producer Cosby Show/That 70’s Show Ty Conklin ’01 NHL Player, Detroit Red Wings


Carlton Fisk ’69 Hall of Fame Baseball Player Corey Graham ‘07 NFL Player, Chicago Bears John Irving ’65 Author, “Cider House Rules” Natalie Jacobson ’65 Former News Anchor, Boston TV

Dan Kreider ‘00 2006 Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers Kathryn Kross ’82 Producer, “ABC Nightline” Rod Langway Hockey Hall of Fame Richard Linnehan ’80 NASA Astronaut John Lynch ’74 Governor, New Hampshire Jackie MacMullan ’82 Journalist, ESPN &

Mike Minnigan ’78 Vice President, AOL Ron Noble ’79 Secretary General, Interpol Mike O’Malley ’92 Actor, “Yes, Dear” Peter Paul ‘67 Owner, Paul Financial and Peter Paul Wines Robert Towse ’63 Senior Partner, Morgan Stanley Barbara Walsh ’81 Pulitzer-prize winner, Portland Press Herald

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The Administration Mark Huddleston- President Dr. Mark Huddleston was named the 19th President of the University of New Hampshire by the USNH Board of Trustees on April 18, 2007. Huddleston was formerly at Ohio Wesleyan University and brings three decades of experience in public and private higher education as a faculty member, dean, and senior administrator. He began his academic career at the State University of New York-Buffalo in 1977 as an assistant professor of political science. He then joined the faculty of the University of Delaware in 1980, where he remained for the next 24 years. Dr. Huddleston chaired the Department of Political Science and International Relations and served as associate provost for international programs. He was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 2001, where he managed 45 academic departments and centers with nearly 900 full-time faculty and staff, and served in that capacity until he was named president of Ohio Wesleyan University in 2004. Dr. Huddleston received his bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY-Buffalo and received both a master’s degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. An author of numerous books and articles, Dr. Huddleston has been active as a consultant for both the U.S. government and international organizations. He also served as an advisor in Bosnia on rebuilding financial and administrative infrastructures after the Dayton accords. Dr. Huddleston was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. He and his wife, Emma Bricker, have three children, Andy, Kate and Giles.

Marty Scarano - Director of Athletics

Marty Scarano is in the midst of his ninth year as Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire. During his tenure, Scarano has heightened national exposure for UNH athletics with facility renovations and programmatic advancement being top priorities. There have been over $8.5 million in capitol improvements since his hiring in the summer of 2000. The Paul Sweet Oval (indoor track) was completely renovated in summer 2008 to include new surfaces, lighting, painting, infrastructure upgrades and replacement of windows that existed in the original architecture. Last summer, the Cowell Stadium grass field was replaced with a $1 million Field Turf synthetic surface. Additionally, a complete renovation of Lundholm Gymnasium was undertaken. The $600,000 renovation included a new state-of-the-art bleacher system, new scoreboards, competition baskets and other aesthetic enhancements. Scarano brought about the completion of the $2.15 million Reggie Atkins Track and Field Facility in the summer of 2000. The addition of a center-ice scoreboard and message board at the Whittemore Center was completed in ‘01. In 2002, UNH athletics renovated Memorial Field along with the Bigglestone Plaza and Bremner Field on the former Upper Field. The two fields, which feature state-of-the-art synthetic turf and lighting, were built at a cost of $1.5 million apiece. In addition, construction was completed to enlarge and improve the women’s locker rooms in the UNH Field House. Two other major improvements to benefit UNH’s student-athletes have been the renovation of the Jerry Azumah Performance Center for Strength and Conditioning – which features stateof-the-art strength and conditioning equipment, new offices and design – and a complete overhaul of the Student-Athlete Academic Center. Scarano and the University are also in the midst of the planning and fundraising for a multi-purpose outdoor facility. Scarano has focused on moving UNH athletics into the national arena. To accomplish that goal, UNH has taken on the task of hosting major NCAA championships, including men’s ice hockey NCAA regionals in ‘09 and ‘11. In 2007, New Hampshire was host of the NCAA Ski Championships and the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Northeast Regional within a span of a month. The Wildcats also hosted a men’s hockey regional in ‘04 as well as the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four in both ‘02 and ‘05. Furthermore, the 2005 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Northeast Regional took place at UNH’s Whittemore Center. Last season, the Wildcat men’s and women’s ice hockey squads, football, women’s lacrosse, women’s gymnastics, and the men’s and women’s ski teams all competed in the NCAA postseason; individual student-athletes also represented UNH in women’s cross country, and both men’s and women’s outdoor track. With all of these initiatives and accomplishments, UNH athletics has consistently been ranked in the top 90 programs among all Div. I institutions in the battle for the NACDA Directors Cup, which is well ahead of nearly all of UNH’s conference opponents. Scarano’s many accomplishments during his tenure have played a key role in UNH being named one of the Top 20 athletic departments in the country in U.S. News and World Report college athletics rankings in March 2002. UNH’s graduation rate for athletes has maintained levels at or near 90%, which puts it among the nation’s best in Div. I. UNH football returned to national prominence and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for parts of three consecutive years; they have advanced to the NCAA postseason each of the last four years with a stretch of three consecutive quarterfinal appearances. The men’s ice hockey team won the regular season Hockey East title in 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2008 and advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four in ‘02 and ‘03. The Wildcat women’s hockey team has won Hockey East regular season and tournament titles each of the past three years and advanced to the Frozen Four in both ‘06 and ‘08. The women’s gymnastics team won its first-ever EAGL title in 2003, when the event was hosted at the Whitt. The volleyball team won America East crowns in ‘02 and ‘03 and went on to the NCAA tournament in those seasons. The field hockey team made the NCAA’s in 2000, while women’s lacrosse made “The Big Dance” in 2004 and again in 2008. In 2007, Scarano was named the All-American Football Foundation Athletic Director of the Year for I-AA football in the Northeast region. He was also awarded the NACDA A.D. of the Year for the Football Championship Sub-Division. Scarano has also been an active member in the leadership of UNH’s three major conferences and was the chair of the executive committees for Atlantic 10 Football (currently the CAA), Hockey East and America East from 2003 to 2007. He also served as chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. Scarano held the position of Athletics Director at Colorado College from July 1996 through June 2000. Prior to his stay in Colorado Springs, Scarano worked for 13 years at Colgate University, where he served as assistant director of athletics, Director of Physical Education, associate director and senior associate director. Scarano, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., is a 1978 graduate of Penn State University, where he started his athletic career as assistant ticket manager and the athletics events manager from 1980-83. Scarano holds a master’s degree in Environmental History from Colgate. He and his wife, Cydney, have two daughters, Lynden and Corey, and a son, Kyle.

Carrie Doyle

Senior Assoc. Director of Athletics for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator

Carrie A. Doyle began her duties at The University of New Hampshire in July of 2004 as the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance, and in August of 2006, she was promoted to Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance. In April of 2009, Doyle was named the women’s gymnastics NCAA Northeast Regional Administrator of the Year as voted upon by the head coaches. Doyle is primarily responsible for the administration of over $7 million dollars of athletic scholarships, the eligibility certification process for approximately 525 student-athletes, and the education and monitoring of 70 coaches in 20 sports. She also supervises the Academic Support and Student-Athlete Development (Life Skills) functions of the department. Doyle administers the $75,000 NCAA Special Assistance Fund and $200,000 NCAA Student-Athlete Opportunity Fund. She supervises the preparation of all National Letters of Intent as well as initial and renewal financial aid agreements. She also oversees the data collection and analysis of the NCAA’s institutional Graduation Success Rate (GSR), the Academic Progress Rate (APR), and IPEDS (Federal Graduation Rate data), which are reported annually to the NCAA and Department of Education. As the department’s Senior Woman Administrator, Doyle serves on the department’s senior management team and is responsible for the department’s compliance with Title IX and gender equity issues. Doyle was part of the effort in 2004 and 2005 that closed the University’s 10-year long monitoring case with the Department of Civil Rights, and helped to bring the University (in 2006-07) into full compliance with Title IX. Doyle’s athletics background includes a 12-year stint at the NCAA National Office from 1987-1999. She was an NCAA enforcement representative (investigator) on the association’s enforcement staff for the first seven years, and then spent five years as the Director of Student-Athlete Reinstatement. During Doyle’s seven years as an investigator, she processed 10 cases: seven cases were presented in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions and three cases were processed by summary disposition. As the Director of Student-Athlete Reinstatement, Doyle was responsible for the administration of the reinstatement process and administrative review panel process, and was the primary staff liaison to the Division I, II and III Student-Athlete Reinstatement Subcommittees and the Division I, II and III Administrative Review Subcommittees (now called the Subcommittee for Legislative Relief). Doyle currently serves on the NCAA Division I Legislative Council (2008-2012), which is the second most powerful body in the new NCAA governance structure (along with the NCAA Leadership Council) which reports directly to the NCAA Board of Directors. She also served (2006-2009) on the Division I Amateurism Fact Finding Committee, which resolves factual issues related to amateurism eligibility center cases. Doyle did her undergraduate work (1982 - BS in Education, minor in Business Management) at The State University of New York, College at Cortland, and her graduate work (1986 MA in Athletics Administration, and 1987 - MBA) at the University of Iowa.


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Wildcat Support Staff

Nicole Ayer

Sue Beaulieu

Director of Ticketing

Carrie Kimball

Jenna Kubesch

Assistant Athletic Director Event Management

Brenda Mullaney

Director of Athletic Fundraising

Nancy Brown

Administrative Assistant Athletic Business Center

Wildcat Sports Properties

Amber Radzevich

Asst. AD for Marketing & Communications

Cathy Coakley

Administrative Assistant

Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development

Pat Madsen

Diane Metcalf

Director Annual Athletic Fund

Associate Athletic Director for Finance

Dot Sheehan

Sr. Associate Athletic Director External Affairs

Scott Stapin

Director Athletic Media Relations

Jon Dana

Head Athletic Trainer

Steve Metcalf

Sr. Associate Athletic Director Internal Operations

Jeff Tagliaferro Wildcat Sports Properties

Travis DeMar Event Manager

Jean Mitchell

Facilities Manager

Don Worden

Equipment Manager

Academic Excellence Joanne Maldari

Assistant Athletic Director/Student Athlete Support Services

Cathy Leach

Assistant Compliance and Academic Support


Athletic excellence is part of the formula for success in the collegiate experience for University of New Hampshire gymnasts. The primary measure of achievement is the student-athlete’s success in the classroom. UNH is dedicated to enhancing the student-athlete’s ability to achieve academic excellence and has one of the top graduation rates in the country. Realizing the time commitment the gymnasts give to the school, the University administers a comprehensive program of academic support services that is available to Wildcat gymnasts and all other student-athletes. This program includes the monitoring of academic progress, providing tutorial services, access to a well equipped studentathlete academic center, as well as interacting with the academic advisors within the various colleges. Serving as Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services since 1994 is Joanne Maldari, a 1990 graduate of Holy Cross who went on to earn her master’s degree in Athletic Counseling at Springfield College. She was recognized for her outstanding efforts at UNH by receiving the University’s 2001 Academic Advising Award. Before coming to Durham, Maldari served athletic counseling internships at Springfield and Central Connecticut State University. Cathy Leach assists Maldari and enters her eighth year of working directly with women’s gymnastics student-athletes. Leach was the Women’s Sports Information Director from 1985-88 and served as interim Women’s Athletic Director in the 1989-90 season before working in admissions from 1990-2001. Since 1990, the National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) has recognized gymnasts who have excelled both in competition and the classroom. In 2009, the squad placed an impressive 11 gymnasts on the NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Team, including: Kelsey Alwin, Katie Caliendo, Helena Diodati, Diane Grey, Lindsay Kovary, Taryn LaFountain, Katie Lawrence, Danielle Reibold, Janae Sernoffsky, Keeley Smith and Chelsea Steinberg.

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Spectator’s Guide

Vault Vaulting requires speed, quickness and explosive power. Vaults are divided into three categories; handsprings, Tsukaharas 1/4 & 1/2 turn entry, and roundoff entry. The collegiate program has its own table for the starting value of all vaults with a maximum value of 10.0. Deductions may be taken in three phases of the vault — preflight (board to the table), support (when touching table), and after-flight (distance and height) from the table to point of landing. Only one vault will be performed per competitor.

In collegiate team competition, six gymnasts perform on each of the four apparatus. The five best scores per event are added together to form the cumulative team total. At least two judges are required to evaluate an athlete’s performance. The scores are averaged to arrive at a final mark. Collegiate programs follow the rules developed for the Level 10 Junior Olympic program with some modifications. Optional routines, put together by the gymnast to express herself through the skills she may perform best, are based from a starting score of 9.5, with a possibility of an additional .5 bonus for performing greater difficulty and special connections of skills. Skills are divided into different categories (A,B,C,D,E), with E containing the highest level of difficulty. Each event has special requirements that must be met. Judges use the following categories to evaluate optional routines: • Value Parts (difficulty) 2.2 • Special Requirements 2.0 • Additive Value 0.5 • Execution, Combination & Artistry 5.3 • Total 10.0 General: Each event has defined basic requirements for choice of elements “up to the competition level.” If not met, the deduction is .10. Other deductions are taken for such things as bent arms and legs, separation of legs, incomplete turns or lack of full stretch and insufficient artistry of presentation.

Common vaults and start values:


Group 1 Handspring 1 1/2 1/1 on-1/1 off Handspring 2/1 Handspring Front Tuck Handspring Front Tuck 1/2 Handspring Front Pike Handspring Front Pike 1/2

9.5 9.8 10.0 9.8 9.9 9.9 10.0

Group 2 Tsukahara Tuck Tsukahara Layout Tsukahara Tuck 1/1 Tsukahara Layout 1/1

9.5 9.8 9.9 10.0

Group 3 (Round-off Entry) - Yurchenko RO,FF-Back Tuck RO,FF-Back Layout RO,FF-Back Layout 1/1 RO,FF-1/2 off Front Layout RO,FF-Back Layout 1 1/2 RO,FF-1/1 on-back pike off

9.5 9.8 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0

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Uneven Bars A b a r ro u t i n e s h o u l d b e

composed of elements from different groups: kips, cast and counter swings, underswing and clear hip circles, giant swings backward and forward, stalder circles and circle swings and hechts. Special requirements include a minimum of two bar changes, two different flight elements, minimum 2 different “C‘s” or a “B” and a “D”, one element with longitudinal axis turn of “C” value or greater and a dismount of at least “C” value. A strong routine shows elements with great amplitude, release moves, grip changes and direction changes and difficulty well-balanced throughout the routine. Pauses for concentration, intermediate swings and uncharacteristic elements are to be avoided. If a fall occurs, the gymnast must resume the exercise within 45 seconds.

Balance Beam

The beam routine should be composed of elements from the following groups: acrobatic elements with and without flight; dance elements such as turns, leaps or jumps and hops; running combinations; balance elements in a stand, sit and lying positions; and body waves. Special requirements of this event are an acrobatic series of a minimum of two flight elements - one which must be at least a C with or without hand support (both elements must start and finish on the beam), dance series of two or more elements one which must be “C’’ value or greater, a minimum of 360 degree turn, a leap or jump requiring 180 degree split (front or side) and at least a “C” dismount or a “B” preceded by and directly connected to any “C” or greater element. Performing on the four-inch beam requires precise movement and intense concentration; each wobble results in a deduction. The routine must finish under 90 seconds. If a fall occurs, a gymnast must resume the exercise within 30 seconds.

Floor Exercise

Floor exercise is a combination of dance, tumbling and acrobatics performed to music. The composition of the exercise must show harmony between gymnastics and acrobatic elements, create dynamic changes in rhythm and levels, and show versatile use of the entire floor. The routine must contain one acrobatic series with two (2) saltos (same or different), OR two (2) directly connected saltos. (If the two (2) saltos are not directly connected, they must be included in an acrobatic series, which is defined as a minimum of three acrobatic flight elements, with or without hand support) Three (3) different saltos are also required throughout the routine. A dance pass with a minimum of two (2), directly or indirectly connected leaps or jumps; one of which is a leap (one foot take-off) requiring a minimum of 180°split fulfills the dance expectations. A minimum of “C” salto as the last isolated salto or within the last salto connection completes the special requirements.


2010 UNH Women's Gymnastics Media Guide  

2010 UNH Women's Gymnastics Media Guide

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