Chapter 18

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Other Colleges

In “the old days”, college women were only allowed to have gymnastics competitions during “Play Days”.  In that era, a number of colleges were brought together on a Saturday for competitions. In the late 1960’s, UW started a women’s club team, SPU incorporated a women's team in the early 1970's and many of the small colleges across the state had gymnastics teams. Only UW and SPU still have active women's gymnastics teams.

Old issues of Gymnast Magazine can be found at type in "Gymnast" in the search bar.

Washington Athletes Who Went On To Compete in College


1960's - 1970's



Jan Ahten, Seattle Y, UW 1978-1980
George Lewis Gymnast from 1969 - 1978; 1974 - 8th place USGF Jr Nationals, Hayward CA; 1974 - Gold Medalist AAU Jr Olympics Lincoln Neb; 1975 14th USGF Elite Nationals; 1975 USA National Team Member; 1975 1st place AA CanAm Invitational Eugene OR; 1975 - 13th place PanAm games final trials Miami FL; 1976 Olympics Trials; 1978-80 University of Washington.


Wendy Allen, Shoreline HS, SPU 1979-1980


Clare Apana, UW


Annette Barton, UW (1970's)


Laurie Black, UW

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Carol Elsner, Seattle YMCA, UW


Carol Camp Flaathen, Seattle YMCA, UW- 1964
Graduated from Highline HS in '63. Married Husky gymnast Eigel Flaathen from Norway and moved there and coached Olympic members. Was set to go train nationally but fell on bars and hurt her back and was in a cast. Took ballet because she could still use her legs. Carol did Irish Step Dancing as a competitor.


Janice George, Lincoln HS, SPU 1977-1980


Marilyn George, Lincoln HS, SPU 1978


Melissa Harris, PSSG, SPU 1978-1981

Priscilla Taylor Hickey, Seattle YMCA, UW 1971, 1972
1966-1969 Bellevue High School, Bellevue, WA – 3 Varsity Letters
1971-1972 University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
1971 Regional Championships @ Univ. of Oregon – 3rd place team – AA (10th place).
1971 National Championships @ Penn State – AA competitor.
1972 Regional Championships @ Oregon State – 1st place team, AA (12th place).
1972 National Championships @ Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa – 7th place team.
1972 Teammates: Laurel Anderson (Tindall) and Joyce Tanac (Schroeder)Brevet Judge: NAWGJ: Member Since 1977.
Washington State SJD: 1994-1995; Washington State Governing Board 1994-2000; Connecticut Governing Board: 2004-2007
Region 2 Washington State Judge 1973 – 2000; Region 6 Connecticut State Judge 2000 – 2007; Region 3 Colorado State Judge 2007- 2009
Wash. State HS Assignor 1974-80; WA State HS Technical Chair 1977-84; Wash. State Test Administrator 1977-95
Publisher: “Hickey Notes” 1980 – 2009; Wash. State HS Rules 1999-2009
USAG Judge: 1973-2009; Elite/Brevet Judge: 1980-2009; JO Nationals Judge: Region 2: ‘89, ‘93, ‘96, ‘98, ’99; Region 6: ’05, ’07
NCAA Assigner: 2005-2007; NCAA Judge: 1976-2009; Division I Nationals: 1990-92, ’94-00, ’03-06; Division II Nationals: 1996 -97 ’03-04; Jr. College Nationals: 1981; Collegiate Regionals: 1983-2009
Volunteer: 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, IN: 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle, WA; ’91 World Championships in Indianapolis, IN ; ’95 American Cup in Seattle, WA; ’96 Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA
Coaching:1973-77 Gymnastics Inc. Board Member at SPU, WA; 1973-77 Canyon Park Jr. High, Bothell WA; 1977-79 Tumwater Jr. High, Olympia WA; 1998-2000 Bellevue High School, Bellevue WA; 2000 Washington State Coach of the Year - WIAA
2009 USA Gymnastics WA Hall of Fame

UW 1971 Laurie Black, Priscilla, Pepper Mensing

UW Team 1972: Laurie Black, Carol Elsner, Laurel Anderson, Joyce Tanac, Pris Taylor

UW 1972 Team: Carol, Pris, Joyce, Janet Michellene, Clare Apana


Debbi Halle Jackson, Seattle YMCA, SPU 1974-1977
"Y" gymnast for George Lewis; 1971-1977 Elite level.
1971 Junior Olympic National All-Around Champ
1972 USA Olympic Trials Top 20
1972 and 1974 YMCA National All-Around Champion; On the team that won YMCA Nationals.
1974 SPU's first National Gymnastics Champ on Uneven Bars, 2nd All-Around - with Laurel Anderson Tindall and Jenny Fooshee, they finished 4th as a team - this was the first year that SPU had a gymnastics team.
1976 USA Olympic Trial Top 20.
1974-77 four year All-American at SPU. Three time Washington State Open All-Around Champion. 2004 first SPU gymnast inducted into SPU's Falcon Legends Hall of Fame. 2009 USAGWA Hall of Fame.


Lori Jergenson, Kitsap, SPU 1978


Jill Johnson, Seattle Y, SPU 1975-1976

Dale McClements Kephart, Seattle YMCA, UW 1962-1967
Born 12/31/44. Moved to Seattle 1959 from Canada. Attended Highline HS. Also was a Gym Kamper. Turned out for high school gymnastics and also Seattle "Y". Our states most notable woman gymnast and womens international level coach. Named to the AAU All American Women's Gymnastic Teams. Graduated from UW and University of Nevada. (Grad work in PE)
Coached at Jerry Penney's Christmas Camps in the 1970's. Listed in the USGF 1973 Who's Who.
1962 National AA Champion and 1st on vault, 3rd on beam, 4th bars, 6th floor. (Held in Seattle.)
1962 Member of USA World Championships Team, Prague, Czech.
1963 USA Pan Am Games, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Team gold medal, vault gold, bars and AA silver.
1963 National Championships: 2nd AA; 1964 National Championships, 3rd AA.
1964 1st AA at Olympic Trials.
1964 Olympic Team Member, Tokyo. Top USA scorer.
1965 UW Women's Club team member. Team attended the first ever National Women's Gymnastics College Championships. 1st vault, bars, floor. 4th all-around. Team placed 2nd. 1965 National Championships. 2nd AA.
1965 Member of USA Team to International Gymnaestrada in Vienna, Austria.
1966 Member of USA Team at World Championships.
Received International Judges Rating in 1968 (F.I.G. Brevet level judge)
Judged 1968 Olympics. Judged Nationally and Internationally from 1968 to 1988.
Brevet Judge from 1968-2001.
1966 First Women's Pacific NW Collegiate Invitational meet, coached with George Lewis and Dale Shirley. She was Assistant coach at the Seattle YMCA and choreographer for UW Team. 1966 UW has official Women's Gymnastics Team, with Dale and Dale Shirley as coaches. 1967-69 McKnight Jr. High and Hazen High Schools in Renton, WA, and Assistant Coach at Seattle YMCA.
1970-78 U of Nevada, Reno Head Coach. Co-owner/coach Western Gymnastics Foundation Club in Reno.
1972 Manager/Coach for Women's USA Olympic Team, Munich, Germany.
1975 Head Women's Coach of USA Pan Am Games Team.
1976 Head Women's Coach USA Olympic Team, Montreal.
1978 Co-head coach PNW Gymnastics Schools, Tigard, OR.
1979-81 Head Women's Coach at UC, Berkeley.
1984 Choreographed the Olympic Floor Exercise Compulsory Routine. 1988 Choregraphed the 1988 Olympic Balance Beam Compulsory Routine.
1988-95 Coached Jr. and Sr. High School teams in Anchorage, AK.

1985 Inducted into the Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
1987 First recipient of the "Spirit of the Flame" Award.
1985-89 Chairman of the Jr. Olympic Compulsory Exercises Committee.
1999 UW Hall of Fame,
2003 inducted into USA Gymnastics WA Hall of Fame.


Jan Luickman, SPU 1976-1978


Sharon Heilman Marks, UW (1960's)


Janet Michellene, UW


June Mitton, SPU 1976-1979


Barbara Cook Newton, Seattle "Y", 1964, '66,67 UW
Graduate of Roosevelt HS. Trained at the Seattle "Y". 1964 UW team member - went to National College Championship with the team that placed 2nd in 1966 and 1967. Was on the 1968 Seattle Gymnastics Club team that toured Asia. Taught PE at Roosevelt High School.


Ruth Rabinovitch, UW 1969-1971


Nancy Rutherford, SPU 1975-1977


Maureen Ryan, UW 1969-1971


Louise Grant Sussman, Seattle YMCA,1960's

Cathy Sutherland, UW 1975-1979
Coach for over 38 years, compulsory to International Elite levels.
Coached USAG Level 10 National AA Champion Onnie Willis, future NCAA AA champion at UCLA.
Coached Kristina Baskett, International Elite and University of Utah standout.
Coached Heidi Prosser who was a two time Level 10 National Champion.
Also coached Emily Pritchard, Level 10 and National Elite and UW gymnast who has a bar move named in her honor. 1973- started gymnastics at age 15. Joined the newly formed Academy of Olympic Gymnastics and was their first State Balance Beam champion.
Began coaching the pre- team and class II gymnasts.
1975 - Full ride scholarship to the University of Washington. Qualified to Nationals each year
1980 - Accepted to L'Ecole Carre school of circus and theatre in Paris, France.
1984 - Joined Danceworks Northwest and the Pat Graney Dance co.
1987 - Began coaching at Puget Sound School of Gymnastics - Compulsory through Elite.
1999 - Recipient of the Dale Flansaas Award for Artistic styling on Beam and Floor Exercise.
2014 USA Gymnastics WA Hall of Fame.

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Joyce Tanac Schroeder, Seattle YMCA, UW 1969-1974
Joyce is one of our state's most decorated gymnasts. Began tumbling at 10. Started at Seattle "Y" in 1963 with George Lewis. Frank Hailand was early influence. She was first YMCA National AA Champion. Holds National Championships in AAU, USGF, and YMCA. She performed the one arm handstand on the beam at the 1967 Pan Am Games. The Tanac dismount on unevens is named for her.
1965-'66 -National YMCA Women's AA Champ.
1966 World Games team.
1966 Pan Am Game's, 2nd AA.
1968 Olympic Trials, 1st AA.
1968 US Olympic team. (Team was 6th, Joyce was 30th AA.) 1969-'74 UW Women's Team. 1969 won Senior Nationals AA -USGF.
1969 First USGF World Cup, 3rd AA. 1969 Pacific Coast Invitational 1st AA.
1969 AAU National AA Champ and placed frist in every individual event. Member U.S. Collegiate All Star team. UW Hall of fame.
1990 inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
2003 inducted into the USA Gymnastics WA Hall of Fame.
Lives in Spokane.

Read more about Joyce on the Who's Who chapter. (Also the Womens' Competitors chapter and the Seattle YMCA chapter.)

Laurel Anderson Tindall, Seattle YMCA,Gymnastics Incorporated, UW /1972-1973/ SPU 1974 -1975.
Student of George Lewis, Elite gymnast from 1969-1975.
1971 Pan Am Games trials.
1972 Final Olympic Trials.
1973 World Championship team trials.
1974 AAU National Team.
UW gymnast 1972-1973. SPU gymnast 1974 -1975.
AIAW National Vault champ 1973 and 1975.
10-time All-American.
Seattle Pacific University coach from 1975 to present. SPU won 3 National Division II titles, 1986, 1992, and 1997. 15 national champions and 121 All-American athletes. 20 straight seasons of top 4 National finishes in team competition.
Four time Collegiate Coach of the Year.
Falcon Gymnastics Club Director and Head Coach from 1981 to present.
1972-1981 Gymnastics Inc. club coach. Coached at Jerry Penney's Christmas Camps in the 1970's.
USGF WA State Chairman from 1976-1983.
USGF/USAG Region 2 Chairman 1983-1995.
1996 to 2014 Washington State Board.
Brevet level Woman's judge having judged several USGF/USAG Regional and National meets. Inducted into 2004 USA Gymnastics WA Hall of Fame.
Inducted into the Seattle Pacific University Hall of Fame 2005.
Co-coach of the year in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, 2005.

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Linda Thomson, SPU 1977


Linda Zipp, SPU 1974


Karen Patoile Wisen, UW 1964-66
Karen started competing in the 7th grade on the Mercer Island tumbling team. She transferred to the UW after competing in Minnesota at Gustavus Adolphus on their very first gymnastics team. Karen became captain of the team, which took 2nd at the first ever Collegiate Women's Invitations Gym Meet. (Southern Ill.)

Started judging while still at UW. She went with George Lewis and his team to USGF Nationals. A judge didn't show up, so Jackie Kline Fie had Karen judge. The next year they sent her to the Pan Am Games and then the FIG course in Madrid!
Coached at Ingelmoor High School from 1968 to 1976. Won King-Co every year and won 3 State Championships.
Became Brevet judge in the early 1970's.
Judged the 1984 Olympics.
USGF/USAG Regional Technical Director 1971-1995.
Goodwill Games, Seattle, 1990 Technical Director.
Charter Member of NAWGJ.
Karen was inducted into the WSGCA Hall of Fame in 1998.
USA Gymnastics WA Hall of Fame 2004.
(Died 2014)





Serene Ames, SPU 1980-1982


Tosha Arness, SPU 1986


Debbie Bajema, Sehome HS, SPU 1989

Tina Barnes, Gymnastics, Inc./NWA, OSU 1985-88
Tina became Oregon State’s fifth All-American in 1985 when she placed fourth on vault at the NCAA Championships. Earned repeat All-America honors in 1988 with a seventh-place finish on vault. NORPAC AA and Freshman of the Year. 1988 AA -7th on Vault. OSU All Decade Gymnastics Team.
Competed for Gymnastics, Inc./NWA from 1975-'84. 3 time state Class 1 AA Champ '82-'84. 1982 NW Regional AA champ and 6th AA at AAU Junior Olympics. 1984-'88 Oregon State University gymnast.


Roni Barrios, PSSG, Cal State Fullerton
Elite gymnast for Brad Loan. Went on to Cal State, and to coach club in CA. Coach in Arizona at Flames. Inducted into the USAG WA Hall of Fame in 2008.

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Jill Bremer, SPU 1988-1989


Rene Brown, SPU 1982


Tammy Sutton Carney, Lindburg HS, SPU 1988-1991
Former Washington athlete and SPU gymnast. Coach with numerous state, regional and national champions. 2006 and 2007 Regional Coach of Year. Runner up for 2006 National Coaches of the Year. John and Tammy sent many gymnasts on to the college programs around the country.


Fernell Collins, Inglemoor HS, SPU 1981-1984


Nicole Cooper, Roosevelt HS, Gymastics Inc. (FGC), SPU 1986-1987


Betsy Erickson Woodruff, Oak Harbor Gymnastics Club,UW
Was a winning contestant on the tv show American Gladiator - won a car. Coached at Leading Edge Gymnastics in Bellingham and coached elite gymnast Annie Campbell.

Linda Pierce

Linda Pierce Goos  NWA Oregon State, Oregon State
1988-91; elite level Northwest Aerials gymnast - but started at the UW club program (non-competitive) with Dick Foxal, then to George Lewis and then to Patti Gable at NWA. 1982, '85, and '87 WA.
State AA Champ;1982, 1986, and 1987 USGF Class 1 Regional AA Champ
1983 USGF Elite Zone AA Champ
1988 Oregon State University MVP as a freshman!
1990 and '91 NCAA Academic All American Gymnast
1991 Pac-10 Conference All Decade Team.
2007 USAG WA. Hall of Fame Inductee.


Melissa Harris, PSSG, SPU, 1978-1981


Jeanie Hiatt, Gym Plus, SPU


Diane Holmstrom, PSSG, SPU 1984


Karen Jensen, Shoreline, SPU 1983

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Diana Kelly, Bellevue, HS, SPU 1988-1990


Kathy Kaune, PA HS, SPU, 1984-1987


Gretchen Koon, Shoreline, SPU 1984

Annie Marquett, mid-1980's, Gym Plus, U of Oregon


Holly McBride, SPU 1988

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Lisa Medeiros, PSSG, SPU 1984-1985


Cindy Morrill, Reflections, SPU 1986-1988


Tami Nikaitani, Gymnastics Inc. (FGC), SPU 184-1986


Sue Nolte, Gymnastics Inc. (FGC), SPU 1983-1986


Robyn Norton, SPU, 1985-1986

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Alayne Olsen, Frank Perrone's Gym in Silverdale, SPU 1983-1986


Linda Olsen, Frank Perrone's Gym in Silverdale, SPU 1981-1984


Michelle Piquette, SPU 1982


Hilarie Portell, Gym Plus, (Central WA School of Gymnastics 1976-1985) U of Utah 1986-1989 (4 year letter winner)
1989 Dahl Award to honor that gymnast who most distinguishes herself both academically and athletically.

Yumi Modre Pringle PSSG, UW 1985 -1988

Elite gymnast. Yumi started gymnastics with Gymnastics Incorportated and George Lewis and was coached by Jackie Carringer and then Laurel Tindall.
She later went to the National Academy in Oregon with Dick and Linda Mulvihill, then went back to Washington state. Coached by Brad Loan at Puget Sound School of Gymnastics in Puyullup for three years.
1983 gold medal on beam at the World Student Games.
1983 gold medallist in team competition and in the floor at the Pan American Games, and silver in the All-around.
Made the World Team in 1983, and 4th at the World Trials in Budapest.
Ninth at 1984 Olympic Trials and named second alternate to US Olympic team.
A one-armed diomidoff was named for her.

UW 1985 -1988.
Yumi was the most decorated UW gymnast, started her UW career in 1985 with a serious knee injury. At the 1986 NCAA Championships, she finished 4th on beam, which made her the first Washington All-American. She was the NorPac Gymnast of the Year of 1986.
She was a 7-time All American. In Pac-10, Yumi was a five-time champion.
1987 UW Female Athlete of the Year in. Sophomore Yumi Modre of Washington won both the vault and balance beam at the NCAA Championships in 1987, marking the first time one gymnast has won two events in the championships. Modre scored a 9.50 in the vault and a 9.65 in the balance beam.
1988 she was in the top 10 in three events at NCAA Championships and at the 1989 Championships, she was injured in the warmups.
Hall of Fame at the UW 1995.
USA Gymnastics WA Hall of Fame 2006


Taunia Rogers, PSSG, Cal-State Fullerton.
Won all four events and the all-around title at the 1982 High School State Meet. Won all-around, vault, beam and tied for first in floor in the 1981 state meet. Her nine state titles are the second most first places at the high school state meet, only bested by Liz Grajewski of the 2000, 2001,and 2002 state meets.
Five-time All-American at Cal-State Fullerton.


Gail Schulz, SPU 1987-1990

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Suzanne Schwartz, Sehome HS, SPU 1986


Lisa Shadle, (Ping and Ron Young's gym), SPU 1988-1991


Chrisie Steelsmith, Totem Lake Twisters (Tim Foreman/Paul Pinter coaches), SPU 1985-1988


Meriahna Stehman, SPU 1980-1983


JoEllen James Strada, SPU 1984-1987


Karen Wilson, SPU 1980


Malinda Wong, UW, 1988-1991


Sherry Woods, SPU 1982-1983




Casey Althauser, SPU 1998-2001


Stepanie Andrews, Newport HS, SPU 1995-1998
NCAA Postgraduate Scholar 1998


Deni Boswell, SPU 1995-1998
Honda Award Nominee 1998


Kim Carey, LEGA North, Bellingham, SPU 1998-2001

Christi Clifford, LEGA, Cal-State Fullerton
Cristi Clifford was the Big West Conference Championon both uneven parallel bars and balance beam in 1993 while still ranking among the top 20 in every event except for, ironically, uneven parallel bars.


Kathy Craddduck, NWA, Northshore HS, SPU 1990-1993

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Kathryn Crane, SPU 1992


Jen-ai Decano, UW, New Port HS
Competed club and high school in the early 1990's with the likes of Farrah Fabien, Callie Field, and Cari MacKay. State High School UB champ 1995. Long time coach and choreographer.


Jenny Ehlers, Gym Plus, UW


Amy Faulk, Newport HS, SPU 1997

Callie Field, Leading Edge, SPU 1997-2000


Gretchen Field, Leading Edge, SPU 1995


Melissa "Missy" Wells Freigang, Spokane, U of Utah 1991-1994

Member of the 1992 and 1994 U of Utah National NCAA Championship teams; 3 time All American at Utah; 1993 and 1994 recipient of U of Utah Dahl Award - Established by Trix and Ranier Dahl to honor that gymnast who most distinguishes herself both academically and athletically.


Erin Gluth, Totem Lake Twisters, SPU 1989-1992


Stephanie Gundel, Sehome HS, SPU 1999

Jessica Marshall Hart, NWA, U of Arizona 1992-1996
Coached by Dan and Linda Young. Was an all arounder freshman year and competed in the NCAA division 1 Finals (Super Six) as a team in 1993 in Corvalis, OR. Went on to compete as a vault specialist in 1996 in the NCAA team finals in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where U of A placed 7th as a team. Coached in Arizona, moved to Southern CA and began judging. Moved to Nor CA and then to WA. Now living in MN and judges gymnastics.



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Julie Henning, UW 1994-1995


Michelle Jarmin, SPU 1991-1992

Catherine Williams Kadera, PSSG, UW 1992-1994
1985 Takanawa Sports Club Meet, Japan,1st AA.
10th AA at US Championships in Atlanta as a Jr B.
1986 1st AA at US Classic, Phoenix, Jr B.
5th AA at American Classic, Provo, Jr B.
Attended two national team training camps, Washington D.C. and CO Springs at US Training Center.
1987 fractured femur and did not compete as an Elite after that. Placed 1st AA at WA High School State, 1990, 1991, 1992.
UW gymnast 1992-1994.
2014 USA Gymnastics WA Hall of Fame.


Erin Kawasaki, FGC, SPU 1998-2001


Guyla Kennedy, SPU 1991


Kathy Klubben, Northwest Gymnastics, SPU 1995-1998


Kathy Kradock, SPU


Tracy Lyne, Washington Gymnastics Training Center, SPU 1996

Linda Haverly Lutz, Academy of Olympic Gymnastics/ Washington Gymnastics/Gymnastics Unlimited; University of Oklahoma 1990-1993
University of Oklahoma gymnast. They won the Big 8 team championship in 1991 and 1993. 1992 Bar champ; 1993 she was team co-captain.
CLUB: State-1st place on Bars and her team was Class 1 champs. Teammates included Erin Brewer, DeAnne Dengate, Lisa Pizl, Heather Starr and Staci Wicklund.
1987 Class 1 State 1st place team and Region 2 champ on Bars and 2nd AA. At JO Nationals; 2nd on Bars. 1988 Class 1 State 1st place team; Westerns 5th AA and JO participant.
1989 Class 1 State 1st place team; Regional champ on BB and 2nd AA. JO Nationals 2nd Bars.
2015 USA Gymnastics WA Hall of Fame.


Amy Metcalf, Gym Plus, UW


Summer McCain, LEGA North, Bellingham, SU


Vicki Moody, Capitol Gymnastics, SPU 1995-1999


Becky Olson, SPU 1993

Corine Frohm Olsen, AOG, SPU 1989-1992

Newport High School gymnast 1985-1988.
SPU gymnast 1988-1992. All American Bars in 1990 and 1991.
MVP 1991. Member of the National Championship Team in 1992.
Coached Newport High 1993-1995. 1st State Championship for Newport in 1994.
Started judging in 1991 and attained the rating of National in 2013 shortly before her unexpected death. She was known as "The Smiley Judge" and was deeply beloved by all.



Chrissy Rice, SPU 1990-1992


Kim Rushing, NWA, OSU

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Tashi Simonton, NWA, UW 1989-1991 (Teammates included Betsy Erickson and Yumi Modre

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Kathy Siwek, Port Orchard, SPU 1995-1998
During her collegiate career, Siwek was a two-time All-America, finishing ninth on floor exercise as a junior and seventh on vault in as a senior. Key member of Seattle Pacific's 1997 USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championship squad.
Coached at Lakewood YMCA for Grace Gymnastics Center, winner of the 2000 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. Siwek was the assistant director of the Falcon Gymnastics Center.
In 2006, Siwek was recognized as the national assistant coach of the year for NCAA Division II. 10 years as assistant coach at SPU.


Elsa Skinner, SPU 1994


Lisa Smith, Mid-Columbia, SPU 1996-1999


Gretchen Strothers, Gym Plus, UW


Kelly Baker Switzer: Federal Way HS, PSSG, OSU 1990-1994

PAC-10 All-Conference and All-Academic, 1991
All-Academic Second Team in 1993 and 1994.

Club: Elite gymnast. 1982 Jr. International Elite Vault Champ. 1985 Kelly was on the Jr. National Team in 5th. Travelled to Japan and France for International meets. Brad Loan coach.
Federal Way High School WIAA - 1988 Floor and Beam Champion, 1990 champion in Vault and Bars.


Re'nae Thomas, SPU 1991

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Erica Thompson, Sammamish High School, SPU 1992-1994



Stefanie Thomson, Sehome HS, SPU 1997-1999


Jen Toulouse, SPU 1995


Julie Urfer, Port Angeles HS, Klahhane, SPU 1993-1996


Lori Whitwer, NWA, Iowa


Mandy Witmer, Sehome HS, SPU 1996-1997


Angie Zumsteg, SPU 1995-1996




Courney Amonsen, Northshore Gymnastics, SPU 2000-2003

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Rachel Anderson, Gym Plus, SPU 2001-2004


Kristina Baskett
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Kristina Baskett, PSSG - U of Utah,
Record holder at Utah- 35 AA wins, '09 MVP, All American (12 times)
2006–Bars (1st), Vault*
2007–Bars (4th)
2008–All-Around (3rd), Vault (2nd), Bars (6th), Floor (INJ, 14th)
2009–All-Around (2nd), Vault (3rd), Bars (3rd), Beam (3rd), Floor*
Finished 3rd at NCAA Nationals on three events and 2nd AA
2009-NCAA Nationals all-around runner-up and bronze medalist on vault, bars and beam. Five-time All-American won first-team honors in the all-around (2nd) and on vault (3rd), bars (3rd) and beam (3rd). Second-team All-American on floor. West Region champion in the all-around, vault and floor (runner-up on bars)- team MVP led Utah with 35 wins. first-team ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American (at-large team). Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete.
2008-First-team All-American in the all-around (3rd), on vault (2nd), bars (6th) and floor (DNF/injured ankle in finals). CoSIDA Academic All-American (second-team at-large). NACGC Scholastic All-American and Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete. Won Utah's Dahl Award for academic and athletic success.
2007-First-team All-American on the uneven bars (placed fourth). NCAA West Region vault co-champion and all-around runner-up. Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large second team. Won Utah's Dahl Award for academic and athletic success. 2
-NCAA uneven bar co-champion and first-team All-American. Won Utah's Dahl Award for academic and athletic success. NACGC Scholastic All-American and Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete.
CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: PSSG Elite. 1998 and '99 Jr. Elite National Training squad. All-around, vault and floor champion at the 2005 USA Junior Olympic Championships. Qualified for the 2003 USA Championships, but broke her foot two days before the meet. Took 18th in the all-around at the 2002 USA Championships. Placed fourth on vault at the 2004 U.S. Classic. Won the all-around competition at the 1999 Copa Invitational in Monterey, Mexico, and the 2002 Costa Rica Invitational. Trained at Puget Sound Gymnastics under coaches Brad Loan and Candyce Chittinden. Graduated from Mt. Rainier High School.

Brittany Billmeir
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Brittany Bilmeir, Gym East - Stanford

2004: Redshirted the 2004 season. As a Sophomore in 2005: Did not compete due to injury.
Club/High School: Four-time Junior Olympic Nationals competitor. Earned seven regional gold medals. Gold medal on balance beam in international competition in Santiago, Chile, in 2002. Woodinville High, Billmaier was named the 2003 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Kelsi Blalock
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Kelsi Blalock, Gym East - Oregon State University.

2013: Regular Season All-American on the vault by the NACGC/W. All-Pac-12 First Team on vault.
2012: All-Pac-12 Second Team on vault.
2011: All-Pac-12 First Team on vault.

Two-time qualifier to the Olympic Training Center. Second in the all-around at Junior Olympic National Championships in 2007. Third in the all-around at 2009 J.O. Nationals and second on the balance beam. Eighth in the all-around at J.O. Nationals. All-around at Region 2 championships four straight years. Trained aunder coaches Tammy Carney, Kim Thompson and Remus Dragan.

April Boone
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April Boone, NWA, Gym East - Arizona State 2003-2007
2007: Team captain for the 2007 season. Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Week for March 13 - 19, 2007.
2006: Competed in the all-around in every meet. Scored her first perfect 10.0 on the vault against Iowa State, only the second gymnast in the nation to score a 10.0 on the vault that season. Ranked No. 17 nationally (39.36) in the all-around, 13th nationally on the floor and tied for 24th on the vault. Competed all-around at NCAA Championships. Tied her career best on the beam (9.875) at the North Central Regional. Placed second on the floor (9.900), 10th on the vault (9.825), and tied for third in the all-around (39.300) at the regional. Was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team
2005: competed at the NCAA championships - 14th in the all-around at NCAA Championships. Sixth on the balance beam 9.800 and sixth in the all-around at NCAA South Central Regional. Named a Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2004: Tied for 15th on the vault (9.85) at NCAA Championships. Posted a 9.900, her career high, on the vault against Eastern Michigan. Scored her season high, a 9.900, on the bars against Oregon State. Her career best floor routine was an exhibition against Eastern Michigan where she scored a 9.950

High School: A 2003 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Seattle, WA, where she was an honor student and member of the National Honor Society. Coached by John and Tammy Carney at the Gymnastics East in Bellevue, WA. As a level 10 gymnast, placed 9th on the bars at the 2002 Junior Olympic National Championships. Placed first in the all-around at the Level 10 Regional Meet in 2000 and 2002. Placed second in the all-around at the 2003 Level 10 Regional Meet and seventh at Nationals. Competed in Santiago, Chile in 2000 where she placed second in the all-around

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Lauren Brooks (Phelps), AGC, 2002 UW
Vault champion and fourth on all-around in AA WIAA High School Championships in 1998. (Kennedy HS)
Club: National qualifier in 1999 and 2000, competed in Puerto Rico in June 2001.

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Ty Burgess, NWA, PSSG, Michigan

Annie Campbell

Annie Campbell, Leading Edge Gymnastics, OSU 2000-02, 04

2002 Annie missed the NCAA Gymnastics Championships as a result of an injury suffered in practice. The junior all-around stand out at OSU ruptured the Achilles' tendon. Prior to the injury, Campbell had been enjoying her finest season as a Beaver. She set or tied career highs on all four events and was ranked 12th nationally on floor and 23rd on beam. She was named to the All-Pacific-10 Team as an all-arounder, and she won the NCAA West Region Championship on floor after a 9.975 on the event. Campbell had won 10 individual titles that year, most on the team, and she'd scored a 9.90 or better 12 times during the season. Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week March 16, 2002.

Coached by Betsy Woodruff. 1st AA, at USAIGC championships. 1st on vault at American Classics. Competed in Mexico as member of the Pacific Northwest All-Stars. Oregon State University gymnast.


Courtney Canavan, Cascade Elite Ggymnastics, UW, 2002-


Kim Carey, Leading Edge Gymnastics, SPU 1998-2001


Shirla Choy (Curtis), Grace Gymnastics, San Jose State 2000-
High School grad in 2000. She competed for Grace Gymnastics and was the 1998 and 2000 YMCA National Champion. 10 gymnast who competed at the 2000 Puerto Rico Invitational and took 2nd AA. She attended San Jose State and as a Freshman, she was voted "Most Outstanding Gymnast" for her team. NCAA Leadership Conference and 2003 MPSF Academic All-Conference Team.

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Kimberly Claussen , Cascade Elite Gymnastics, U of Washington
2001 tied for 19th on the bars at the NCAA Regionals in Nebraska with a score of 9.700 - finished 26th on the bars at the Pac-10 Championships with a score of 9.825 - only competed on the bars during the year for the Huskies


Andy Cornelius, Cascade Elite Gymnastics, U of MN 2005-08
In 2008 she was the assistant student coach.

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Casey Dobyns, Cascade Elite Gymnastics, Denver U 2003-2007
2007 Nationals: DU finished 10th in the team competition.
2006 Nationals:
DU's lone Nationals qualifier, scored a 9.75 on her one and only vault to finish in a four-way tie for 27th place of Session II. Regionals: One of two all-arounders, scored a 38.975 with a 9.9 on vault that tied with Iowa State's Janet Anson for the top spot and a trip to Nationals as the meet's top finisher.
2005 Regionals: Competed in the all-around and scored a 9.85 on vault that was tied for second. 2005: Competed in all 13 meets and led the Pioneers in average on vault at 9.888.
2004 Nationals: Scored a 9.825 on vault to finish tied for 25th in Session II.
2004 Regionals: Competed on vault and floor exercise, where her 9.9 on vault tied for first and qualified her for her first NCAA Nationals appearance.
Level 10 gymnast for four years at Cascade Elite Gymnastics - four-time Junior Olympic national qualifier. 2000 she placed third on vault and improved on that finish with a second-place showing in 2001. 2003, her team placed third overall and she finished seventh on floor exercise and 10th on vault.

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Mylan Dodd, CEG, U.CA. Berkeley

2004: Pac-10 beam co-champion with a career and school-best 9.950, Cal's first conference beam champion. 39.500 in all-around at Pac-10 Championships was seventh. NCAA West Regionals, finished T-16th on floor (9.825) and 10th in the all-around (39.150).
2003: Posted one of the greatest individual seasons in Cal history, competing in every event in every meet for the Bears, including the NCAA Regional Championships and NCAA Championships - finished 13th on bars (9.775), 25th on vault, 28th on floor, 39th on beam and 23rd in the all-around (38.425). NCAA Regionals, finished 4th in all-around (39.275), seventh-place on floor, ninth on bars and 10th on beam. Pac-10 Championships, seventh in the all-around (39.500), seventh on bars (9.900), ninth on floor, 11th on beam (9.875) and 22nd on vault (9.800). Was ranked 17th in the nation with an average all-around mark of 39.086. Named Inside Gymnastics Gymnast of the Week (3/2) and Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week (3/15). Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic.
2002: Qualified for NCAA West Regionals and Pac-10 Championships in all four events, posting top all-around Cal individual score of season (39.325) Conference championships - 11th in all-around competition (38.875), 19th on bars, 21st on beam, 32nd in floor and 38th on vault (9.625).
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Born 1983 in Seattle. Gymnast at Cascade Elite under Coach Frank Lee. Member of the National Team 1998-2001. 14th on FX and 16th on vault at the 1998 US Championships. 1999 World Team Trials. 16th AA at the 2000 U.S.Championships. As a Freshman and Soph. at U.CA. Berkeley, made the NCAA Championships.

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Jenna Dudley, LEGA North, Air Force, Seattle Pacific U
2011: 2nd AA, tie for 1st on bars, at USAG Collegiate Championships at Colorado Springs, CO.
2010: MVP
2009: USAG All-American in the all-around. Mountain Pacific Sports Federation all-conference selection on the uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and all-around. NCAA Regional participant, placed 17th in the all-around at the regional meet.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lynden Christian High School, member of the Presidential Honor Roll as a senior. Coached by Betsy Woodruff. Regional all-around champion as a senior.

Rebecca Engberg
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Rebecca Engberg, Gym East - University of Pennsylvania
2009, 2010
ECAC & USAG All-Academic Team Member. Compteted on bars at the USAG Championships.
Club/High School: Level 10 gymnast. Two-time Western National qualifier (Levels 9-10). Washington State champion in beam. Second in bars, beam, floor and all-around at regionals. Qualified to 2008 Level 10 Junior Olympic National meet. Level 9 in 2007. Fourth place in the all-around at Western Nationals, fifth in beam and floor. Regional all-around and beam champion, second in vault and bars, State champion in vault.

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Ruby Engreitz UW, LEGA, NWA
Scored a 9.825 and tied for 12th on the bars at the NCAA Regional Championships. Honored with 2010 Pac-10 All-Academic First-Team with a 3.66 GPA.
2009 NCAA West Regional with a 9.725 on vault and a 9.700 on bars.
CLUB: Competed at Junior Olympic Nationals in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Named to the 2006 Region 2 All-Star Team that competed in Costa Rica, after capturing Regional titles in the all-around, vault, balance beam and floor.

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Anna Epps: UW, Cascade Elite
2011 Missed the season with a foot injury.
named 2010 Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.
Took first place on floor, second on beam and third in the all-around at regionals in 2007. Junior Olympic National qualifier in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Member of the National Honor Society in high school.

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Sidney Field, Emerald City Gymnastics, UW
CLUB: 1997 regional and state champion; placed ninth at nationals in 1997 and placed seventh in 1998; led team to Region 2 championship in 1998.
(Sister Callie was on the SPU team, cousin Julie Henning was on UW team 1994-1995)
Competed at UW 1999-
Freshman year at UW - named the team's Rookie of the Year Award winner.

Caroline Fluhrer

Caroline Fluhrer, Cascade Elite, Stanford 2001-2004
As a Junior in 2003: Team co-captain. Earned Second-Team All-America honors on bars. NACGC Academic All-American.
Recorded a 39.150 All-Around score at the NCAA Championships, her first appearance in the All-Around since Feb. 10 due to injury. Took first place honors on bars with a 9.925 at NCAA Regionals in Denver. Earned NACGA Academic All-America honors. 2002 Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team Selection.
Provided a huge spark for the Cardinal in her rookie campaign. Named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team for the All-Around and vault. Posted a 9.975 on vault at the Pac-10 Championships to tie for first place and tie the school's all-time record. Tied for sixth in the All-Around with a 38.825 at the NCAA Regionals to guide the Cardinal into the finals. Also at NCAA Regionals, placed fourth on the vault (9.875), tied for fifth on bars (9.875) and tied for 10th on the floor exercise (9.825). Earned 2001 "Most Consistent- Vault" Team Award.
Club/High School:
Three-time champion in the all-around at Level 10 Regionals. Won the all-around at Regionals in 1994, 1997 and 1998. Competed with the U.S. National Team in the 2000 American Classic. Finished fourth in the all-around at 1998 Level 10 Nationals. Reached the finals on both beam and bars at the 1998 Level 10 Nationals. Bar finalist at the 1997 Level 10 Nationals. Member of the Junior National Elite Team from 1995-1996. Graduated with honors from Lakeside High School, AP Scholar.

Nina Fogle, Metropolitan, Ball State 2007-2009
2008: Earned first letter, career best 9.6 on vault at Illinois-Chicago triangular meet, career best 9.35 on beam and 9.4 on floor against Kent State.
Club/High School: Competed for Yulia Hancheroff and Guenaddi Komissarov at Metropolitan Gymnastics; four-time level 10 national qualifier (2004-07); 10th place on the beam at level 10 nationals in 2004 and 2005; earned three letters at West Seattle HS; All-Metro League as a senior; 2005 state floor champion; 2006 Washington Intercollegiate Activities Association Academic Award.



Brenda Foote, Cascade Elite Gymnastics, Sacramento State


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Kelli Fournier, Gym East - San Jose State University 2007-2010
Mainly a beam specialist.
CLUB:  Fournier competed for Gymnastics East in Bellevue, WA, for coaches John and Tammy Carney.  In 2006, she was a Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championship qualifier. Fournier was the 2005 Washington state vault champion and the regional vault, bars and all-around champion. That year, she was a national qualifier. Fournier placed second at the 2004 Western National Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Fournier graduated from Bellevue Christian High School in 2006.

Liz Grajewski
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Liz Grajewski, Diaz, AGC, University of Iowa 2003- 2006
2006 - earned Big Ten Sportsmanship award. Academic all-Big Ten.
2005 -
team co-captain. Academic all-Big Ten.
2004 - tied for ninth on beam at NCAA regionals (9.825) Academic all-Big Ten.
2003 -
voted Most Hawkeye Spirit.
High School
Kentwood- Competed at Level 10 Nationals from 1999-2003. Finished 13th in all-around in 2001. Placed eighth on vault with a 9.5 in 2000. 1999, finished eighth on vault.

Aimee Goheen
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Aimee Goheen, Gym East (2004 National Team Member) Auburn University 2005-2008
2008: Scored 9.700 on bars at NCAA Northeast Regional. Competed bars scoring 9.800 at SEC Championship. SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007: 9.725 on bars at Regionals. Scored a 9.725 on bars and a 9.600 on beam at SEC's. Academic All-American, SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2006: Tied for 11th on bars with a 9.750 at Northeast Regional. Finished 10th on bars at Super Six with a 9.825. SEC Academic Honor Roll, Academic All-American
2005: Competed on bars at the NCAA Championship. Won a share of the bar title at the Central Regional with a score of 9.850. SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll, Auburn University Gymnastics Freshman of the Year, NCAA Championship - Individual Event Qualifier. NCAA Central Regional Bar Champion.


Alexandra Gunnoe, Cascade Elite gymnast - UC Santa Barbara 1998-2002

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Dominique Ingram, AGC, U of Alaska 2002-2005
2006: Managed to earn All-MPSF second-team honors on both bars and floor despite struggling through much of the season with nagging injuries. MPSF Championships floor (4th, 9.7) bars (t-5th) vault - ranked No. 4 in UAA history.
2005: Earned fourth, fifth and sixth All-America certificates of her career with fourth-place finishes in the all-around and on bars and vault at USAG Collegiate Championships. Tied for Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title on vault with her season-high score. Became eighth Seawolf ever to qualify for NCAA Div. I West Regional meet, where she tied for 30th on vault. Earned MPSF Gymnast of the Week honor Feb. 11-12. Only MPSF gymnast to earn first-team honors on four different events vault, bars, floor and all-around.
2004: Won national titles on floor (9.9) and vault (9.925) at USAG Collegiate Championships, becoming the third national champ in school history and just the second Seawolf to win multiple titles. All-America honors for her third-place finish in the all-around (38.750) at USAGs. MPSF Championships, tied for second on vault, tied for fourth on floor and placed fifth in the all-around (school-record 39.125) MPSF co-Gymnast of the Week honors Feb. 9 and Feb. 16 and named to MPSF All-Conference First Team on vault and bars and Second Team on floor.
BEFORE UAA: 2003 level 10 regional champion on bars, beam and all-around and placed eighth on bars at Junior Olympics Nationals. 12th in the all-around, third on vault, fourth on uneven bars and ninth on floor exercise at 2002 J.O. Nationals. Represented United States at the 2001 International All-Star Meet in Puerto Rico.


Kari Kelly, Gym Plus, SPU 2002-2005

Jen Kesler
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Jennifer Kesler, Gym East Snohomish, NWA, Gym East - Oregon State University
At OSU: 2011 - Jen earned first team All-America status for the first time in her career as a senior. She scored 9.90 to tie for top honors in the semifinal and scored 9.875 in event finals to finish second overall.
2009 All-American Second Team, Uneven Bars, Pac-10 Co-Champion, Uneven Bars, All-Pac-10 First Team, Uneven Bars.
2008 All-American Second Team, Uneven Bars, NCAA West Regional Uneven Bars Champion.
Five-time Level 10 national champion, earned the all-around titles and vault titles in 2006 and 2007, won the national title on the uneven bars in 2007; second at nationals on balance beam to 2006 and 2007. A four-time Junior Olympic National Team Member. Level 9 second place all-around finisher at Western Nationals, eight-time regional champion, trained at Gymnastics East under John and Tammy Carney and Kim Thomson.
2013 Assistant coach at Lindenwood University.
2014 Head Coach Lindenwood University - wins first USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals.

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Jessica Khoshnood, Gym East - San Jose State 2006- 2010
Khoshnood competed primarily on the bars and floor.
CLUB: Khoshnood competed for Gymnastics East and coaches John and Tammy Carney.  A teammate of Kelli Fournier during club season, Khoshnood was the 2006 state and region II champion in the all-around.  At the 2006 Junior Olympic National Championships, she finished seventh in the all-around, fifth on the bars and eighth on the beam.
HIGH SCHOOL:  Khoshnood graduated from Newport High School in 2006.


Haley Krommenhoek, Metropolitan, SPU 2004-2006

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Kristen Linton UW, SGA (Walk-on who later excelled at UW) 2008-2011
2010 Linton hit a career-high tying and season-best 9.825 on the beam at the Pac-10 Championships, as well as a 9.800 on bars and a 9.775 on floor to earn a pair of top-10 finishes, tied for eighth overall on beam and tied for ninth on bars. Became UW's first NCAA Regional Champion since 2004 with a score of 9.900 on the floor and finished ninth in the all-around scoring a 38.975. Finished tying for 21st with a 9.800 on the floor at the NCAA Championships. Was awarded Pac-10 All-Academic Second-Team with a GPA of 3.44.
2009 named to the All-Pac-10 All-Academic second team
2008 Walk-on at UW
Graduated from Meadowdale High School, was a member of the National Honor Society. Coached by Amy Linhardt and Igor Novosselov at Seattle Gymnastics. TOPS National team member in 1999 and 2000. Four-time competitor at Junior Nationals (2002, 2003, 2006, 2007). Placed 15th in the all-around and ninth on bars at the 2003 Junior Nationals in Colorado. Scored a 9.425 to take seventh place on beam at the 2007 Junior Nationals in Ohio.


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Kelly McDonald, Cascade Elite, U of Washington 2003- 2006
2006 Recovering from a heel surgery senior year.
2005 (Junior): Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic team member, had 14 career individual meet titles, 15th most in Husky history.
2004 (Sophomore): Ended the season ranked 14th in the nation on bars (9.920); an honorable mention selection to the Pac-10 All-Academic team; set Husky all-around record score with a 39.825. Recorded her first ever perfect 10 on the vault, becoming only the third Husky in history to do so; named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week after her performance against Arizona State.
2003 (Freshman): Competed in the all-around; finished second at NCAA West Regionals in vault and was third on bars; posted five consecutive scores of better than 39.000 in the all-around at the end of the regular season before a heel injury slowed her for the Pac-10 and NCAA Regional championships; ranked in the top-10 nationally during the season on vault; hit a 9.900 on beam twice during the season including the Pac-10 Championships where she was ninth; named the Huskies' rookie of the year.

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Anissa Madrid, Metropolitan, SPU 2008-2011

2011 2nd on Beam, 7th on Bars at USAG Collegiate Championships at Colorado Springs, CO.


Emily Marques, Issaquah, Gym East - Ursinus 2007


Missy McLaughlin, SPU 1999-2002

2001: All-America eighth in the vault

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Daniela Medlin, Cascade Elite Gymnastics, UW 2001
Walk-on to the Husky program,competed as a bars specialist for the Huskies - ankle surgery. (2001) Freshman. As a sophomore Daniela missed the 2002 season - series of foot surgeries

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Taylor Miller, Gym East - Cal State Fullerton
FRESHMAN (2008): Bars specialist for the Titans, named to the Western Athletic Conference All-Academic team and the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Academic Honor Roll.
2004 level 8 state and regional champion: second in the all-around at the 2005 level 9 regionals; second in the all-around at the 2006 level 10 state and regional competitions; fifth on beam and 33rd in the all-around at the 2006 level 10 nationals; second in the all-around at 2007 level 10 state and regional championships; tied for 28th in the all-around at the 2007 level 10 nationals. 2002-04 "Ms. Beam" award winner. 2005-06 "Ms. Vault" award winner.


Amy Metcalf, Gym Plus, UW 2001-?

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Sarah Nagashima, Gym East - University of Arkansas
(2009) An All-American as a junior, Sarah Nagashima recorded the first top three finish in the NCAA event finals in school history. She finished third on beam with a 9.90. She earned All-America honors on the beam. She won the beam with a career-best 9.90 at the NCAA Championship Session II and matched that score two days later in the individual championship. She tied for 13th at the SEC Championships. On the bars, 9.850 in a tie for fourth at the NCAA South Central Regional. Named to the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women Academic Team and to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll. She also received the team’s Dana McQuillian Award for representing the team above and beyond normal expectations.
(2008) Selected as the team’s Most Improved Gymnast for 2008 and earned selection to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
(2007) Began her collegiate career the second meet of the season on the bars and became a regular in the event lineup. In addition to her gymnastics success, Nagashima earned selection to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll in 2007.
GYMNASTICS EAST Nagashima earned a pair of regional and state all-around titles. In 2004, Nagashima also finished second at the Western Nationals and was named Gym East’s Gymnast of the Year. Her sophomore season saw Nagashima repeat her regional all-around title while winning the regional vault and bars competitions. Nagashima was again on the winner’s stand capturing the Washington state meet all-around title dominating the meet with first-place finishes on each of the individual events as well. She was second in the all-around at the Region II regionals winning the bars and beam titles and finished 16th in the all-around at the Junior Olympic Nationals. Nagashima earned a fourth-place showing on the beam in her first year at nationals.
SEC Freshman Academic Team 2007
SEC Academic Honor Roll 2008
All-American (1st team) 2009 (BB)
NACGC/W Academic Team 2009
SEC Academic Honor Roll 2009
Team Awards
Most Improved Gymnast 2008
Dana McQuillian Coaches Award 2009


Ai Nakayama, SPU 2001


Danna Nelson, SPU 2006

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Kristen Omori, NWA, UW 2006-2009
2009 (Senior): Competed in the vault in the first five meets of the season before suffering a career-ending knee injury. Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team.
2008 (Junior): Opened the season at Denver, but suffered an ankle sprain that sidelined her for the next two meets. Returned to the Husky lineup on beam and floor against No. 8 UCLA. Scored a season-high 9.8 on vault against second-ranked Utah, but suffered a season-ending ACL tear on her beam dismount later in the meet. Earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for her work outside the gym. Also recognized with the Provost Award for Academic Excellence.
2007 (Sophomore): Recipient of the Huskies' academic award, Creating Winners in the Classroom for her work as an aquatic and fishery science major. Also honored as an Academic All-Pac-10 selection. Missed the season opener, but then competed on vault, beam and floor in all but one meet (she competed on vault and beam against Utah State). Competed at the Pac-10 Championships and NCAA West Regional for the Huskies.
2006 (Freshman): Was selected as the Huskies' Freshman of the Year.
Attended Juanita High School. Was a member of Honor Society, Spanish Club and Sophomore, Junior and Senior Cabinet. Coached by Deni Maxwell and Guy Adsit at Northwest Aerials. Competed in Chile in 2000. Was a Level 10 National Qualifier in 2004.

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Pritchard, Emily Three-time level 10 National participant... state and regional champion in the all-around competition in 1999. PSSG; UW

Uneven Bar Move named for Emily - it is number 2.306 in the code of points:

UW three-time letterwinner; 20 event titles during her career... ranks in the top three on the Huskies' all-time scores lists for bars, vault and all-around.
2004 (Senior): Won 21 event titles during the season including eight first-place finishes on bars... tied for fifth on vault (9.850), ninth on bars (9.800), 19th on beam (9.725) and eighth all-around (39.000) at the North Central regional. Named the West Regional Gymnast of the Year and ended the season ranked first in the nation on bars (9.965), 10th in the all-around (39.625); Emily scored three 10s during the season. She was an honorable mention selection to the Pac-10 All-Academic team. Set the school record in the all-around (39.875); also tied the school records on bars (10.000) and beam (9.975)... named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week. Scored the first perfect 10 of her career on the vault at the meet, her second career 10. Against Arizona State, she recorded the first perfect 10 of her career. Won 41 event titles in her Husky career. Had not suffered a fall or major break on any event this season until the Pac-10 Championships.
2003 (Junior): Was slowed during the season due to kidney stones that forced her to miss three weeks. An honorable mention selection to the Pac-10s All-Academic team.
2002 (Sophomore): Pac-10 Championships - won vault. Tied for sixth on the vault with and tied for second on the bars at the NCAA Regional.
2001 (Freshman): First on the bars with a 9.900 at the NCCA Regionals in Nebraska and second in the all-around with a 39.350 and tied for second on the beam.

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Kailah Pumphrey, CEG, Cal State Fullerton 2009-2011 (Program dropped.)
Three-time regional USAG JO vault champion from 2006-08; regional bars champion in 2007; Western National qualifier in 2006-07; Junior Olympic National Qualifier in 2008-09; finished first on vault at the 2007 Western Nationals. Working at Disneyland in 2013.



Tiffany Putman Boise State U From LEGA North, Bellingham


Carly Raab, Cascade Elite Gymnastics, UCLA
Member of UCLA’s NCAA Championship teams in 2000 and 2001, began her first season as an undergraduate assistant coach.
Raab was a UCLA team co-captain in 2001 and 2002 and ended her competitive career after two ACL injuries suffered during her first three years. While a member of the Bruin squad, she earned NACGC Scholastic All-America honors three consecutive years and was named the team’s Co-Rookie of the Year in 2000. She competed three times on bars in 2001, earning a season-best of 9.75 at Michigan State and averaging 9.7 during the year.
Club: Raab was team captain at Cascade Elite Gymnastics and placed ninth in the all-around and fourth on bars at the 1998 Level 10 Nationals. She also competed on the gold medal-winning team that year and led her team to the 1999 USAIGC National Championships.


Jessica Rands
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Jessica Rands, Gym East, Level 9 gymnast - Utah State, 2002.
Had knee surgery in her sophomore year.



Brianna Schwartz, GU, SPU 2006-

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Shenshakea (Shakea) Sanders, AGC, U of Alaska 2009-2012
2012 (Sr.): Posted the league's 6th-best vault RQS with a 9.695 mark, earning 6th career All-MPSF  honor.
2011 (Jr.): Earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on vault. Tied for runner-up honors on vault at MPSF Championships in Colorado Springs, tied for 10th on MPSFs on beam.
2010 (So.): All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation squad, No. 2 on vault and No. 3 on floor..
2009 (Fr.):
All-MPSF honors on vault and floor. 4th on both vault and floor at MPSF Championships as Seawolves captured first-ever league title. Most Improved Gymnast award at season-ending team banquet.
BEFORE UAA: All-around, vault and floor titles at 2005 Western Nationals, finished 7th on floor at JO Nationals.

Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith, Gymnastics Express, OSU. 2006-2009
2009: 9.85 on the floor to tie for sixth in the preliminary round and earned second team status.
NCAA West Regional Floor Exercise Co-Champion. All-Pac-10 First Team, Vault & Floor Exercise; Pac-10 Vault & Floor Exercise Champion. Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week, Feb. 19-25 Pac-10 Specialist of the Week, Feb. 12-18.
First Team All-American, Vault. South Central Regional Floor Exercise Champion. All-Pac-10 Conference, All-Around. Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week, Feb. 20-26.
2006: Second Team All-American Vault. 2006 Pac-10 Vault Champion. Pac-10 Floor Exercise Champion. All-Pac-10 Conference, Floor Exercise. Co-Female Newcomer of the Year (OSU)

Club: National team member in 2002, 2003 and 2005. Won national title on vault in 2005 and on floor exercise in 2003. Finished second in the all-around at Junior Nationals in 2002 and 2005 and finished third in 2003. Trained at under coaches Jeff and Linda Lutz.

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Christina Sundgren, Mid Columbia Gymnastics, Southeast Missouri

2010: NCAA Regional alternate; Second Team All-MIC selection on bars, placed fourth on the bars at the MIC Championships (3/27); NACGC Scholar Athlete; OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll; Southeast Scholar Athlete.
2009: NCAA Regional Qualifier on the bars; First Team All-MIC selection on the bars, placed fourth on the bars with a score of 9.800 at the MIC Championships; ranked second in the MIC on bars; NACGC Scholar Athlete; OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll; Southeast Scholar Athlete.
2008: NACGC Scholar Athlete; OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll; Southeast Scholar Athlete. Club: Bars champion at the 2006 Regional Championships; 2005 Washington State Champion; second on bars at the Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships in 2005; fourth on floor at the Region II Championship; honor roll student at Richland High School with a 3.95 grade point average.

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Alyssa Strodel, Gym East - University of Arkansas (career ending ACL tear)
Prior to her injury, Strodel placed third as an all-arounder at the Metroplex Challenge with third-place showings on the vault and floor and a second-place finish on the beam.
In 2007, she was the Hard Rock Invitational all-around champion, the Region 2 vault champion and finished third as an all-arounder at the Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championships and was a Junior Olympic team member. Her high scores include a 9.775 on vault, a 9.7 on bars, a 9.75 on beam, a 9.6 on floor and a 38.3 as an all-arounder.


Courtney Stump, Grace Gymnastics, SPU 1999-2002

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Nikki Waiss CEG, UW 2004-2008
(Senior): Garnered second-team All-Pac-10 honors on bars. Honored by the Husky coaching staff with the "Creating Winners in Life" Award. Third-place on bars at the Pac-10 Championships in her final meet at Bank of America Arena with a season-high 9.9. Closed out her career with a third-place at the NCAA West Regional in Corvallis with a 9.85 on bars. Finished the season ranked No. 55 in the nation on bars. Earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic.
2007 (Junior): Received a Special Recognition Award as one of the Huskies' Event Specialists for her efforts on vault and bars. Also named to the Academic All-Pac-10 squad. Missed the post-season after having knee surgery.
2006 (Sophomore): Missed the 2006 season after rupturing her right ACL and undergoing surgery during fall camp.
2005 (Freshman): Competed on vault and beam. Missed mid-season meets after suffering a concussion in practice. Competed in vault and beam at Pac-10's and competed in vault at the NCAA Regionals.
2004 (RS Freshman): Redshirted the remainder of the season due to a leg injury.
Club: Competed for Cascade Elite Gymnastics under Frank Lee. A member of the 2002 Junior National Team Captured the national championship on the bars in 2002, while placing fourth all-around and sixth on the vault despite a broken fibula in her left leg. A TOPS national team member in 2000.


Tiffani White, NASA / Grace Gymnastics, 2000 OSU

PRE-OREGON STATE: Was a Senior National Elite gymnast for three years. Placed fifth on beam at the 1999 Level 10 national championship. Floor exercise champion at the 1996 American Classic and was the beam champion at the 1996 U.S. Classic. 1997, she participated in an exhibition with the U.S. Olympic Team at Key Arena in Seattle.

Onnie Willis

Onnie Willis, PSSG, UCLA
2002 Pac-10 all-around champion and bars champion. Earned first-team All-America honors on bars, floor and all-around. Second-team All-American on vault. Recorded two perfect 10s (vault and floor) on Mar. 3. First-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection with a 3.66 GPA in Psychology. Team co-captain.
2001 Became UCLA's first-ever NCAA all-around champion after tying Michigan's Elise Ray for first place at the NCAA Championships. NCAA runner-up on bars and placed fifth on floor. Honda Award nominee. One of just two athletes to earn All-America honors on all four events and the all-around. First-team All-American on bars, beam, floor and all-around. Second-team All-American on vault. Recorded her first perfect 10 of the season on vault. At her next meet, she scored her first career 10 on floor. West Regional co-champion on vault. Selected the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week Feb. 13-21. NACGC Scholastic All-American. Team co-captain.
2000 First-team All-American on vault with a fifth-place finish. Second-team All-American on bars and floor. Pac-10 runner-up on bars. UCLA's Co-Rookie of the Year.
Club: Five-year elite gymnast at Puget Sound Gymnastics under coaches Brad Loan and Cathy Sutherland. Was selected her club's Top Performer of the Year three times.
Named the 1999 Tacoma Athletic Commission Athlete of the Year and the Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Western Washington
JO National all-around, vault and beam champion in 1998.
1996 USA Junior National Team after an eighth-place at the American Classic.
Chosen to compete for the US at the 1993 Japan Tour.
Competed in three U.S. Championships.
National AA, Vt. And Beam champ 1998.


Jacynda Wnek, Olympic, Grace, UW 2001

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Emily Bolton, Mid-columbia, Sac State 2014

Prior to Sacramento State: Competed for Mid-Columbia Gymnastics Academy in Richland, WA.
Two-time Junior Olympic National qualifier in the all-around. 2013 regional champion on beam. Second on vault at regionals in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Coached by Joe Softich and Jeanine Chen.

Dana Bonincontri
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Dana Bonincontri, Gym East - University of Pennsylvania 2010-2013
2013: First-team USAG All-America on vault, bars, and in the all-around. Second-team USAG All-America on floor. Second-team All-ECAC on bars. Two-time ECAC Gymnast of the Week.
2012: NCAA Regional qualifier in the all-around. First-team USAG All-America in the all-around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. First-team All-ECAC in the all-around and vault. Second-team All-ECAC on beam and floor. ECAC Specialist of the Week. Named team's most consistent gymnast. At ECAC Championships finished second in all-around, third on vault, fourth on floor, and fifth on beam.
Competed AA at NCAA Regional.
2011: NCAA Regional qualifier in the all-around. First-team USA Gymnastics (USAG) All-American in the all-around, uneven bars, and floor exercise. Second-team USAG All-American in vault. ECAC Athlete of the Year. First-team All-ECAC in balance beam and all-around. Second-team All-ECAC in floor exercise. Four-time ECAC Gymnast of the Week. Selected as Penn's Most Valuable Gymnast. Placed third on uneven bars and fourth in floor exercise at USAG Championships. Finished eighth in the all-around at the NCAA Regionals. All-around champion at the ECAC Championships, while also placing second on beam and fifth in floor exercise.
2010: ECAC uneven bars champion. ECAC Co-Rookie of the Week. ECAC Coach's Choice of the Week. ECAC Rookie of the Week. Placed fourth on beam and in the all-around at the ECAC Championships.
Club/High School: Level 10 five-time Junior Olympic Nationals qualifier (2005-09)
2011- qualified for USAG College Nationals and was in finals for U of Penn and tied for 3rd place on bars and tied for 5th on floor. Dana also competed at NCAA Regionals.
2009: JO Nationals- 14th AA
2008: JO Nationals- 16th AA
2007: JO Nationals- 4th AA
2006: JO Nationals- 11th AA
2005: JO Nationals- 3rd UB
2004: Level 9 Westerns- 8th AA
2003: Level 9 Western Competitor

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Stefany Bryan, SGA, Alaska 2013-2015

2015: (Jr.) MPSF All-Academic Team honors for second straight year with 3.73 overall GPA - graduated in just three years, earning cum laude honors.
2014: (So.): Qualified to NCAA West Regional meet as an AA.
2013 (Fr.): Scored season-high 9.625 on floor for UAA’s second-best routine at MPSF Championships.

Qualified for JO Nationals in 2012 and was NIT qualifier in 2011. Won state all-around title in 2010 and qualified for Western Regionals, placed 5th on floor at 2009 Westerns.
Finished second all-around at Regionals. 2011: JO NIT, 2009.
She competed at JO Nationals in 2012

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Kaycee Gassaway, Naydnov, MAC BYU 2011-2015

2014: Competed at the West NCAA Regional meet at UW.
Redshirt 2013 season due to ankle injury
Trained at Naydenov Gymnastics under Erika Bakacs and Dimitri Taskov, competed in the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympics Level 10 National Championships. Won a national title on the uneven bars in 2006.
Full Scholarship to BYU
Six-Time JO National Qualifier
2009: JO Nationals- 14th AA
2007: L10 Regional Champion
2006: JO Nationals- 1st UB, 5th AA
2004: JO Nationals- 19th AA

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Cami Guyer, Emerald City Gymnastics/Gym East, San Jose State 2012-2015
Four seasons as a member of the Spartan women's gymnastics team - she won four individual conference titles during her career:
2013 WAC Co-Beam Champion
2015 MPSF Vault, Floor and All-Around Champion
Four-time Academic All-MPSF honoree, San Jose State Dean's Scholar, four-year letterwinner. 2015: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Gymnast of the Year; MPSF champion on the vault, floor and all-around. Team's top performer on vault and floor. MPSF Gymnast of the Week honors three times. All-MPSF honoree in every event, first team on vault, floor and all-around; Second team on bars and beam. Tied for the seventh-highest all-around score in school history with a 39.350 on in her final home meet. Her 9.900 on vault twice ties for the second-highest score in school history.
2013: First team All-WAC on beam.
2012: Cami made her Spartan debut at Sacramento State with a 9.775 on vault.  She competed in nine meets on the beam.
CLUB: Guyer competed for Gymnastics East in Bellevue, WA, for coaches Kim Thomson and Remus Dragon. She qualified three times for the Junior Olympics and placed 22nd in the all-around at the 2010 competition. She finished second on the floor at the 2011 Region 2 Championships and fourth on the floor at the Washington Championships. Guyer was second in the all-around at the 2010 Level 10 State and Regional championships. She tied for second on the bars and was third on the floor and vault at the state championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Guyer graduated from Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, WA in 2011.

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Kaysha Heck, SGA, SPU 2009-2011


Mary Jacobsen, ECG (6th at Level 10 Nationals SRD on UB) -OSU 2016

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Kaila Kilwein, PSSG/ROACH, Sacramento State 2011- 2014
2014: Qualified to NCAA West Regional in Seattle on Uneven Bars.
2013: Was a three-event starter on vault, bars and floor.
Competed on bars and floor in all 12 meets.
Competed in all 11 meets on bars and was in the floor lineup for 10 meets.
Prior to Sacramento State: Competed at Puget Sound Gymnastics for three years and Roach Gymnastics for one season. Coached by Brad Loan. Placed 21st in the level 10 all-around at the 2010 national championships - also finished third on vault at the regional championships in 2010.
Full Scholarship to Sac State
2010: JO Nationals- 21st AA
2009: JO Nationals
2008: L9 Westerns- 16th AA
2007: L9 Westerns- 17th AA

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Kelsy Konkright, Gym Plus, U of Alaska 2014-
2015: MPSF All-Academic Team honors with 3.88 overall GPA
2014: Competed at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships
Qualified for L-10 state, regional and national meets in 2013, placing 3rd on floor exercise at regionals. Two-time L-9 state, regional and Western qualifier. She won floor exercise at 2012 regionals in her age division and placed 2nd on floor, and 5th in all-around at 2012 Westerns. She was an all-around runner-up and 3rd on vault, bars and floor at 2012 state meet. Competed for Gymnastics Plus for nine years.

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Madison Kratzke, SGA, Cal Berkeley 2012-2014
Junior (2014)
Sophomore (2013):
Competed in vault and bars lineups
Freshman (2012): Competed in two meets for the Golden Bears on three different events.
High Scool/Club: Junior Olympic National Qualifier in 2009 and 2011 (didn't compete in 2010 due to knee injury). Placed seventh on beam and 16th in the all-around at the 2008 Western National Championships - three-year captain of her club team at Seattle Gymnastics Academy. Attended Edmonds Woodway High School in Edmonds, Wash.

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Haley Lange, AGC, U of Utah 2012-
Exhibition performer competing for a spot in the vault, beam and floor lineups. A member of Utah's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
2013: Made the exhibition lineup in six meets, including vault, beam and floor and made the Dean's List and Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Qualified for the 2010 and 2011 Junior Olympic Championships (missed the 2012 J.O. Championships, as well as regionals and state with an injury). 2009 Level 9 regional all-around champion and 2010 state Level 10 vault champion. Trained at Auburn Gymnastics Center in Auburn, WA, for coaches Brent Phelps and Peter Flores

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Nicole Larkin, Mid-Columbia, U of Alaska
2015 (So.): Team co-captain. MPSF All-Academic Team with 3.40 overall GPA.
2014 (Fr.): Saw action in all 11 meets on both uneven bars and balance beam, along with four all-around performances. Earned 9.65's on both beam and bars at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships to help UAA to season-high team total.
Club: Placed third in all-around at Region 2 Junior Olympics meet in both 2012 and 2013- placed 43rd and 44th in back-to-back L-10 JO Nationals all-arounds - qualified for L-9 Western meet in 2011 and was L-8, 9 and 10 regional qualifier: competed for Mid-Columbia Gymnastics Academy.

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Teryn Loland, CEG, SPU 2012

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Malia Mackey, CEG (6th at Level 10 Nationals SRC on BB) - Cornel 2016-

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Kalliah McCartney, Naydenovs (MAC), Sac State

2015: Was in the lineup for the first five meets of the year before redshirting the remainder of the season after suffering a foot injury.
Became the first Hornet to qualify for the NCAA Div. I Championships - advanced to the championships after scoring a season best 39.275 in the all-around at the NCAA Seattle Regional where she finished in sixth place. Her score was the highest in school history at an NCAA regional, also set the school NCAA record on vault with a 9.875 and tied the mark on bars with a 9.800. MPSF champion on vault, scoring a career high 9.950.
2013: Placed sixth at the NCAA Corvallis Regional in the all-around - set the school single-season record for RQS in the all-around (39.265); was named the WAC Gymnast of the Week on Jan. 16, 23, and 30.
2012 Season
: Named the WAC Freshman of the Year. First team all-WAC honors on vault, beam and the all-around. All-around of 39.350 at the WAC Championships placed her third in the meet and tied for the second highest in school history.
: Trained at Multnomah Athletic Club for her final two year, spent her first 10 years at Naydenov Gymnastics. Coached by Meg Doxtator and Ivan Alexov. MAC's gymnast of the year her final two years - helped lead the team to Oregon state titles in 2010 and 2011. 2011 was the Level 10 all-around regional and state champion, finished fourth at the Junior Olympics on vault and won Level 10 regional all-around titles in 2009 and 2010.

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Nikki Minervino, Gym East, George Washington 2012
2012 as a freshman: Did not compete, named to EAGL All-Academic Team. Not on 2013 team.
High School/Club: Graduated with 3.9 GPA from Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, WA. AP Scholar with Honor - 3.6 GPA or better all four years of high school to earn First Honors. Competed for Gymnastics East from 2002-11.
2010: L8 Regional Champion
2010: L8 State Champion
2009: L8 State- 1st UB, BB
2008: L7 State Champion

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Kelsey Morris, LEGA, Boise State 2012-2015
2015: qualified to Nationals in AA.
2014: Uneven Bar Co-Champion at NCAA West Regional - 9.95 from all four judges. Qualified as a bar specialist to Nationals.
2013 Placed fourth in the all-around at the WAC Championships, tied for fourth on bars at WAC (9.875) All-WAC Second Team on bars and all-around. All-WAC Academic.
2012 - ranked as high as 30th in the nation on bars (Jan. 30); was tied as the fourth-best Bronco on bars during the season; the third-best Bronco in the all-around.
Club: A member of Leading Edge Gymnastics - coached by Tony Ammons, Kelle Riley and Bob Levesque. Level 10 gymnast -2008 Junior Olympic national vault champion. 2011 state champion on bars. 2010 state champion on vault, bars, beam and all-around. 2010 regional champion on beam, floor and all-around.

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Jessica Nesis, Gym East, UW 2014 -
Injury keeps Jessica from competing.
Club: Attended Issaquah HS and competed for Gymnastics East in Bellevue, WA. 2012 level 10 State UB Champion and fourth on vault. Teammate of the Year honors in 2012 and won Gymnast of the year in 2010.

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Allison Northey, Gym East, UW 2013-

2013: Named Pac-12 Newcomer of the Week for the week of Feb. 11-17, the week of Feb. 18-24 and the week of March 11-17. Named Student-Athlete of the Week on March 18. Set a new career-high on bars of 9.875 at NCAA Regionals - posted a 9.850 on vault and also competed on beam and floor. She also tied her career-high of 9.850 on beam at Pac-12 Championships. She won her first collegiate AA title in the home finale with a 39.30.

Club: Attended Skyline High School. Trained at Gymnastics East. National qualifier for three years - 2012 she placed first on floor, second on beam and fourth in the all-around at Regionals and Qualified on to Nationals where she placed seventh on beam at JO Nationals and 13th all-around. 2011 Regionals she placed first on vault, bars and the all-around and second on floor. Att Nationals, she was sixth on beam and seventh on floor and was named Gymnast of the Year at Gym East and she qualified to compete at the Copa Quetzal International Meet in Guatemala.

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Dori Overhus, CEG, UW 2014 1 year then retired

2015 as a Freshman, Dori competed on vault at NCAA Regionals.

Club: Regional All-Around Champions and National Qualifer in 2012 and 2011, where she took 32nd all-around both times. Placed ninth in the nation on bars in 2011.


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McKenna Page, Gym East, SPU 2012-
As a freshman at SPU in 2012, McKenna competed on beam three times and bars one time. She competed on bars two times and beam three times in 2013.
2010: Level 9 Westerns- 6th AA
2010: Level 9 Regional Champion BB and AA
2009: Level 9 Westerns- 19th AA
2009: Level 9 Regionals- 3rd AA

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Mary Anna Peterson, Metropolitan, SPU 2016

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Madison Podlucky, LEGA/AGC, UW 2012-2015
Competed floor and vault.
2014: Competed in every meet on vault and floor. In NCAA Regional meet she received a Floor score of 9.825.
2013: Missed most of the season with a leg injury.
2012 :
Competed on vault and floor for the Huskies in her first year - competed on floor at the Pac-12 Championships.

Club: 2010 Washington State Champion, second in the all-around at Regionals and JO Nationals qualifier. 2009, JO National Qualifier as a first year level 10.

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Kailie Ponto, LEGA, Oregon State 2012-2015
Competed in eight meets in her career, all on the floor exercise - ‘hit’ all eight routines.
2015: Entered the season as an incumbent to the floor exercise lineup but suffered a season-ending injury against Washington, Sacramento State and Hamline. Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team honors.
2014: Made the competitive lineup debut midway through her junior season.Tied her career-high with a 9.875 on the floor at the NCAA University Park Regional. Scored 9.825 on floor at Pac-12 Championships.
2013: Performed in exhibition on the floor exercise at Arizona State. NACGC Scholastic All-America honors.
2012: NACGC Scholastic All-American
Club: Three-time Junior Olympic nationals qualifier who won the Level 10 national title on the balance beam in 2009 and trained at Leading Edge Gymnastics Academy under coach Tony Ammons.
2010: JO National Qualifier
2009: JO National BB Champion
2008: JO Nationals- 26th AA
2007: L9 Westerns- 6th AA

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Jamie Radermacher, Naydenov, Eastern Michigan 2012-2013
2012: As a freshman at EMU in 2012, Jamie competed in five meets. She placed first on beam and second on floor against Western Michigan. Jamie did not compete in 2013. She retired after the 2013 season.
Club: Attended Tualatin. Four-time  Regional qualifier and National qualifier. Qualified for NIT her sopomore year

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Baely Rowe, AGC, U of Utah 2014 -
2015 (So) 2nd-team All-Pac-12 on beam
Coaches’ Award for Most Improved Gymnast
Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
Part of 2nd place team at NCAA Nationals
2014 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
CLUB: Three-time Junior Olympic Champion won the all-around at the 2013 J.O. National Championships (taking second in 2012, third in 2009, seventh in 2011 and ninth in 2010) and placed first on bars in 2010 and 2012. J.O. uneven bar title in 2010 and 2012, placed second on bars and floor in 2009 (when she made the J.O. National Team) and was fourth on vault in 2011. 2013 Region 2 all-around champion also captured all four individual event titles. Washington state champion in the all-around and on vault, bars and beam (runner-up on floor) Seventh all-around at the 2012 Nastia Luikin Cup. Won vault and placed fifth all-around at the 2009 U.S. Challenge.

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Audrey Ryals, Gymnastics East, Cornell, 2014
Competed one year.
Club: A seven-time USAG national championship qualifier, Ryals finished second in the all-around at the 2011 and 2012 Level 10 Region 2 championships. She was a regional all-star in 2011 who won the Level 9 regional all-around title in 2009.


Lauren Schmeiss, CEGW (7th at Level 10 Nationals on VT) - Sac State 2016

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Randi Schorzman, AGC, Stout-Wisc 2012-
2015: competed vault, balance beam, floor exercise. Career-best on balance beam at national championship, placed 11th. Scored career-best on floor at WIAC Championship. Placed 14th on beam at WIAC Championship.
2014: qualified to NCGA Championship on the balance beam for second consecutive year.
2013: earned All-American honors on the balance beam with a 9.050 at NCGA Championships.
Club : Top four Western Nationals 2010. National qualifier in 2011

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Dallas Smith, Naydenov, Sacramento 2012-2015
2015: Competed in all 12 meets on floor and also had three routines on beam.
2014: Qualified for NCAA West Regionals
2013: Was in the lineup on beam and floor in all 12 meets.
Competed in 11 meets on floor and nine on beam as a true freshman.
Trained at Naydenov Gymnastics in Vancouver, WA, for 14 years, coached by Erika Bakacs and Dimitri Taskov. Finished first on floor at the Level 10 regionals in 2009 and qualified for the NIT in 2010 and 2011.

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Jessica Starcevich, Gym East, Cornell 2012-2015
2014: Competed beam.
: Starcevich competed in a pair of meets as a sophomore in 2013, competing on both beam and floor.
2012: She was a starter on floor and beam as a freshman
2010: JO NIT- 4th FX
2009: JO NIT- 2nd BB
2008: Level 9 Westerns- 12th AA
2008: Level 9 Regional Champion
2007: Level 9 Westerns- 27th AA

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Amber Takara, AGC, Cal 2014 -
2015: Competed Bars and Vault.
2014: Injured
CLUB Named the Most Outstanding (2012) and Most Inspirational (2013) of her Auburn Gymnastics Center club team. Was a member of the three-time state championship team in 2011, 2012 and 2013. First in the all-around at the Washington State Championships and qualified for an international meet in Costa Rica. 2013 Junior Olympic National Qualifier. First in the all-around at regional championships…second in all-around at the state championships. Finished 13th all-around at JO Nationals. Competed in the 2011 All-American Invitational, where she finished first in the all-around


Kai Tindall, Falcon, SPU 2011-2014

2014: Competed on FX at West NCAA Regional Meet at UW. USAG Nationals Floor Champion
Article on SPU's head coach Laurel Tindall and daughter Kai - as they finish up Kai's senior year at USAG Collegiate Nationals.
2013: Kailee was a mainstay in the floor lineup. She also competed on vault three times and beam four times.
2012: Kailee competed on beam four times in 2012.
2011: Kailee competed on beam in most meets.
Club: 2010: JO Nationals
2009: JO Nationals
2009: L10 Regional Champion VT, UB, BB AA

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Sammy VanderPutten, Gym East, Cornell 2012-2015
A two-year starter on vault and floor, VanderPutten was one of the team's most consistent contributors. She was a starter on vault and floor as a freshman in 2012, ranking among the team leaders in both events. She posted a 9.6 or better on both events at the USAG Collegiate National Championships.
Club: Level 10 competitor, placing second in vault for the state and regional championships as well as for the national invitational tournament in 2011. A graduate of Mountlake Terrace HS, she was Valedictorian, a member of the National Honor Society and on the Honor Roll.

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Jordan Widener, LEGA, Cal Berkeley 2013 - 2015
2015: Competed in 11 of 13 uneven bars lineups. Set a career-high on bars with a 9.875 against UC Davis. Graduated following her junior season to pursue professional opportunities.
2014: Did not compete in 2014 due to a broken foot
2013: Named “Most Improved” at the team’s annual awards banquet. Set a career-high 9.825 on bars vs. Stanford & Oregon State, later matched the score at the Pac-12 Championships.
Club: Gymnast at Leading Edge Gymnastics Academy in Evertt, WA. WA state, regional, and western level 9 floor champion.


Corrine Wise, Metropolitan, SPU
2011 3rd on Beam at USAG Collegiate Championships at Colorado Springs, CO

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Kayla Wonderly, Naydenovs / MAC, Sac State 2012-2015
2015: Competed bars and beam.
2014: Competed at West NCAA Regional Meet at UW.
2013: Elbow injury for most of season
2012: Competed on beam - including at the WAC Championships.
Competed at Naydenovs in Vancouver, WA, and for Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, OR, coached by Ivan Alexov and Meg Doxtator. Helped the team to the 2010 Oregon state championship. Four-time Junior Olympic qualifier and finished among the top 25 in the all-around three times. Two-time bars champion at the the Region II Level 10 meet. Finished second in the Level 10 all-around at the regional in 2009 and 2010.

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Jamie Wright, NWG, Oregon State 2013-2014
Injured in her Freshman year.
Four-time Junior Olympic Nationals qualifier (2008-11). She finished third on uneven bars and tied for 20th in the all-around at J.O. Nationals in 2011 and won all-around and floor exercise competition at 2011 Region 2 Championships. 2011 Washington State champion in all-around, balance beam and floor and finished third in all-around at 2009 Region 2 Championships. She won the 2008 all-around title at Region 2 Championships.

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2016 WA gymnasts college choices:

Malia Mackey, CEG (6th at Level 10 Nationals SRC on BB) - committed to Cornel
Mary Jacobsen, ECG (6th at Level 10 Nationals SRD on UB) - committed to OSU
Lauren Schmeiss, CEGW (7th at Level 10 Nationals on VT) - committed to Sac State
Mary Anna Peterson, Metropolitan, to SPU


1964-1965 marks the first season that UW had a women’s club team. It was part of the P.E. department, not the Athletics department. They went to the first college Nationals on March 27th and took 2nd place! (Collegiate Women’s Invitations Gym Meet, Southern Ill.) Margaret Cant was the coach, with Dale McClements as the assistant coach. Carol Elsner was 7th all-around. Dale McClements (P.E. Major) was 4th AA, 1st Fx., 1st on Vault, 1st on Bars, and 8th on Beam. Karen Patoile Wisen (P.E. Major) transferred to the UW after competing in Minnesota at Gustavus Adolphus on their very first gymnastics team. Dale McClements and Carol Elsner were the two “stars". Also on the team were Barb Cook, and Sharon Reiken.

In the 1965-1966 season, Karen was captain of the team. The team worked out at the U but they really “trained” at the “Y” with George Lewis. The UW Women's Team was 4th at the College Nationals.

1969-1971: Ruth Rabinovitch and Maureen Ryan were on the team. Ruth was captain in 1970 and Carol Elsner was the coach. Ruth says that they worked out and trained at the "Y" with George Lewis, and that the UW team was small but competed successfully at the PAC 8 level. (As of 2007, Maureen was an attorney in Mill Creek, and Ruth practiced medicine in Southern Oregon.)

Joyce Tanac competed for one year after retiring after the 1968 Olympic Games. She competed only on FX and BB and went to nationals in Iowa in 1972. Laurel Anderson Tindall was great on UB and VT and Priscilla Taylor Hickey did all-around with Laurie Black. Joyce made finals on BB and FX and Laurel was in VT and UB finals. By this time they were practicing at the women's PE department building.

Laurel Anderson Tindall competed for UW for two years and won vault nationals in 1973. (She then went to SPU.)

UW competed at the AIAW Championships in 1975-1977. (13th in 1976)

Some of the recognized UW gymnasts:
Suzie Sun went to the NCAA Championships in 1982 and in 1984 and was an outstanding gymnast for the Huskies. The Huskies placed 8th as a team in 1984 with the team of Wendy Gangwer, Wendy Goya, Suzi Sun, Christi Robell and Nancy Rhinesmith.

The UW won the 1986 conference championship.

Yumi Modre, (Pringle) the most decorated UW gymnast, started her UW career in 1985 with a serious knee injury. At the 1986 NCAA Championships, she finished 4th on beam, which made her the first Washington All-American. She was the NorPac Gymnast of the Year of 1986. She was a 7-time All American. In Pac-10, Yumi was a five-time champion. She was named the University’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1987. In 1988 she was in the top 10 in three events at NCAA Championships and at the 1989 Championships, she was injured in the warmups. 1995 UW Hall of Fame Inductee. A one-armed diomidoff was named for her. USAG WA Hall of Fame 2006 Inductee.

Woodruff, Mrs. Betsy (Erickson, Betsy) Gymnast at Oak Harbor Gymnastics Club then UW. Was a winning contestant on the tv show American Gladiator - won a car. Coached at Leading Edge Gymnastics in Bellingham and coached elite gymnast Annie Campbell.

Tiffany Simpson broke the school record in the all-around in her first home meet at UW in 1996 as a freshman. She made the NCAA Championships that year but was sick and didn’t do well. But in 1997 she took 7th all-around and was a three time All-American.
Pac-10 Vault Champ in 1997. All-around co-winner with teammate Klara Kudilkova in the 1998 West Regionals. Also was a three time All-American at the 1998 NCAA championships. Three time 10.0 score winner.

Klara Kudilkova co-champ with Tiffany Simpson at the 1998 West Regional championship. At the NCAA Championships that year, she took 3rd in the all-around. She was All-American in all-around, vault and floor ex.

Carly Dockendorf, Canadian gymnast for the UW. Went to 2003 and 2004 NCAA championships as an all-arounder. Three 10.0’s in 2003 season. Won 2006 Pac-10 Bars with a 10.0.

Stacey Wong qualified for NCAA Championships in 2003 on beam, as did Tacia LaBatte in AA.

Emily Pritchard has an uneven bars move named for her.

Chelsea Bakken took 26th at the NCAA championships in the All-around in 2007.

Haley Bogart 2008 - Qualified for the NCAA Championships with a fourth-place showing in the all-around at the NCAA West Regional

2009 UW Gymnastics Team Awards : (MVP) - Ashley Houghting. Finished the season ranked No. 8 in the nation on vault, Vault All-Conference first team for her strong performances in the event. (Academic Award) - Kristen Omori. (Coaches Award) - Kelly Gilbert. Head gymnastics coach Joanne Bowers was named Regional Co-Head Coach of the Year and the GymDawgs tied for fifth overall in the NCAA West Regional.

2010 Kristin Linton (SGA) and Sam Walior (MN TAGS) for their tie for first place on Floor Ex at NCAA College Regionals. They competed on Floor at NCAA Nationals. (Linton Graduated from Meadowdale High School in 2008. Was a member of the National Honor Society. Coached by Amy Linhardt and Igor Novosselov at Seattle Gymnastics. A TOPS National team member in 1999 and 2000. Four-time competitor at Junior Nationals (2002, 2003, 2006, 2007). Placed 15th in the all around and ninth on bars at the 2003 Junior Nationals in Colorado. Scored a 9.425 to take seventh place on beam at the 2007 Junior Nationals in Ohio.

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Paper by Heidi Coleman on History of Women's Gymnastics at UW

"Celebrating our Heritage of Women in Athletics - The University of Washington"

Honoring our Female Pioneers on April 7, 2007 at Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Athletes who competed for the University of Washington prior to Title IX 1975-76 season were honored. 

(back row) Laurel Anderson Tindall 1972, Priscilla Taylor Hickey 1971, 1972,
(front row) Louise Grant Sussman 1960's, Joyce Tanac Schroeder 1972, Karen Patoile Wisen 1964-66

Carol Elsner was awarded the blanket for being a gymnast and coach.
Louise Grant Sussman 1960's, Karen Patoile Wisen 1964-1966, Maureen Ryan 1969-1971, Ruth Rabinovitch 1969-1971, Carol Elsner 1971, 1972, PriscillaTaylor Hickey 1971, 1972, Laurel Anderson Tindall 1972, Joyce Tanac Schroeder 1972

Not pictured but also attended: Sharon Heilman Marks (1960's) Barbara Newton (1960's) and Annette Barton (1970's).
Listed in the program, but did not attend: Dale McClements Kephart (1960's).

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Pac 10 (PAC 12)
Summer of 1986 was the year that the Pac 10 installed womens sports into the conference. Before that, UW and WSU were part of the Pacific Athletic Conference. Pac 10 WinnersYumi Mordre won Beam in 1989, and FX and AA in 1987; Tiffany Simpson Vt Champ in 1996.; Klara Kudilkova Vt 1996 with a 10.0; Klara Kudilkova FX 1997; Stacy Wong won Bars 2001; Emily Pritchard was Pac 10 Vt. Champ in 2002; Carly Dockendorf 10.0 on bars in 2002. Ashley Houghting won vault in 2007.
Pac 12: 2014 Aliza Vaccher co-champ on Vault. Team qualified to West Regionals - which they hosted.

West Regionals UW won the 1998 West Regionals.

NCAA REGIONALS 2004 Carly Dockendorf won floor with a 9.900.

NCAA REGIONALS 2010 Juniors Samantha Walior and Kristen Linton became UW's first NCAA Regional Champions since 2004 and the Huskies won Floor with a season-high score 9.9. They advanced to NCAA Nationals.

NCAA Winners NCAA first included womens sports championships in 1981. Yumi Mordre won the NCAA Beam and Vault Championships in 1987 and was 2nd all around, 4th on bars and 11th on floor. She wasn’t expected to win and wasn’t invited to the pre-meet conference. She was the first female gymnast to win more than one national championship event at the NCAA.






Vicki Severns



Nancy Fine



Nan Yasutake & Liz Kite



Liz Kite



Liz Kite



Lynn Osborn



Suzie Sun



Suzie Sun



Suzie Sun



Suzie Sun

Nancy Rinesmith & Suzie Sun


Wendy Goya

Michele Garcia & Shelly Leacock


Yumi Mordre

Katie Baird & Wendy Goya


Yumi Mordre

Wendy Gangwer


Yumi Mordre

Letitia Selk


Yumi Mordre

Yumi Mordre & Betsy Erickson


Lisa Churchill

Kristi Anderson & Sarah Peters


Shylo Miller

Lisa Churchill & Kelli Hawkins


Shylo Miller

Jennifer Callow & Shylo Miller


Stacy Connolly & Christine Niebling

Carley Rose & Trisha Kubota


Stacy Connolly

Carly Rose & Denise Ashbaugh


Jamie Stauffer & Heather Cooper

Carly Rose & Joan Greve


Klara Kudilkova

Joan Greve & Heather Cooper & Kim Rucci


Tiffany Simpson

Courtney Seabolt & Jamie Stauffer


Klara Kudilkova

Tiffany Simpson & Jamie Stauffer



Rhyan Pelander & Lauren Riesenman


Lanna Apisukh & Lauren Riesenman

Rhyan Pelander & Mandi Klug


Mandi Klug

Mani Klug & Stacy Wong


Emily Pritchard

Stacy Wong


Carly Dockendorf

Amy Metcalf & Molly Seaman


Emily Pritchard

Carly Dockendorf & Amy Metchalf


Carly Dockendorf

Carly Dockendorf


Kelly McDonald

Kelly McDonald & Chelsea Bakken


Ashley Houghting

Jenni Chang & Natalie Gillan


Samantha Walior



Ashley Houghting

Ashley Houghting & Kelly Gilbert


Samantha Walior

Haley Bogart, Kristen Linton and Samantha Walior



Haley Bogart, Kristen Linton and Samantha Walior











Jackie McCartin, Madison Podlucky, McKenzie Fechter




Allie Northey, Kaitlyn Duranczyk

UW Women Year by Year Results produced by UW.
UW Women Region Results produced by UW.
UW Women at NCAA's produced by UW.
UW Women Awards produced by UW.
UW Women All-Time Scores produced by UW.
UW Women Pac-10 produced by UW.

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SPU History and Records written by SPU staff: spu-recordbook-gymnastics.pdf

SPU’s new gym (Brougham Pavilion) was the site of the 1954 AAU Pacific Northwest Open. This was a big event for this area - it was the largest meet held west of the Mississippi River. There was no balance beam, so SPU’s athletic director, Ken Foreman made one from a piece of lumber! (Foreman was a former NCAA champion, and world record holder in the rope climb.)

1972 saw George Lewis move his gymnastics club to SPU.

The first year for the varsity team, 1974-75, Virginia Husted was the coach. The original Falcons included US National Team members Laurel Anderson Tindall and Debbie Halle. (photo: SPU)

George Lewis coached the 1975-76 season. In 1975, Laurel won the national vault title and Debbie Hale took 3rd in the all around. (photo: SPU)




Laurel Anderson Tindall took over as head coach in 1976 and has been there ever since.
As of 2006: under Laurel’s leadership, the team has won 3 National Division II titles. The Falcons have qualified for Nationals 23 times, with 19 consecutive top finishes since 1984. There have been 20 national champions and 154 All-Americans.(photo: SPU)



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SPU Team, 1994








SPU 2016

National Champions:
1986, 1992 and 1997 National Champs. (In the 1986 meet, SPU was in last place going into vault. They beat out the other 7 teams to win first.)

Debbie Halle, bars 1974. Inducted into the SPU Hall of Fame 2004.
Laurel Anderson Tindall 1974-1975: National Vault champion (Yami vault) 1975. Inducted into the SPU Hall of Fame 2006.
Barbara Elliott won Vault, Beam and Floor in 1986 NCAA Championships -as a Freshman. She also won floor in 1987. Inducted into the SPU Hall of Fame 2009.
Kathie Cradduck, all-around 1992
Anna Sandberg, beam 1993
Stephanie Andrews, beam 1995
Deni Boswell, bars 1996 and was the 1998 all around champion and bars champ.
Lisa Smith, vault 1996
Gina Moody, floor 1996
Mindy Lee Ferguson, bars 1997
Amanda King, beam 1997
Kristen Strid, bars 2003
Kari Kelly, vault 2005
Debra Huss, bars, floor, aa, 2005
Brianna Schwartz, bars 2009
Maria Hundley VT, BB and tie for UB, 2014 and bars and beam, 2015
Kai Tindall tie Floor, 2014

Division 2 Athlete of the Year Jaynie Reynolds, 2006; Sarah Sullivan, 2007
Assistant Coaches: Kristin Strid. Kathy Siwek 2006-09, Anna Leiferman, 2006-07, Carly Dockendorf 2009.
Conference: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
2006 Honors: 8th place, USA Gymnastics Nationals; 1st place, MPSF
Previous Honors:  NCAA Division II Champions, 1986; USAG Champions 1992, 1997

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This program started in 1966 under coach Dianne Albright, and was disbanded in 1987.

Al Sanders was named Co-Coach of the year in the conference for his work in his first season with the WSU Women’s Gymnastics Team in 1980. He also won honors as NorPac Coach of the year in 1984. (Al was an All-American at George Williams College in Chicago.)
The best finish for the Cougars, was a fourth place at the NCWSA/AIAW Regional Championships in 1980. 1982 saw the whole team make it to AIAW Nationals in Tennessee, where they finished eleventh. The team was made up of: Joan Carbaugh, Spokane,(AA); Kim Rogers, Corvallis, OR; Patty Warner, Boise, ID; Lesa Stark, Kent; Lisa Onweiler, McCall, ID; Linda Spears, Spokane; Kirstan Jensen, Oak Harbor; and Linda Femling, Woodinville.

Some of the star gymnasts include:
Lisa McKuen, of Auburn, in 1974, she became the first WSU woman gymnast to qualify for the AIAW Nationals. She did so in floor ex for Coach Dianne Albright.
Nanette Thomas, Aiea, Hawaii, 1976.
Kathy Kortier, Mercer Island, 1979 (She placed first in Regionals in 1979 as a frosh and just missed going to Nationals)
Robin Boasen, Richland, 1980, was fourth on the uneven bars at Regionals.
Patty Warner, Boise, ID. 1980’s.  She held records in vault, bars, beam and all-around. She was fourth in 1981, at Regionals, as a sophomore, with a school record of 36.00.  She went to Nationals in Salt Lake City in 1982. 
Kim Rogers, Covallis, OR. Won all-around and uneven titles at the AIAW Regionals in 1982.  She led the team to Nationals in Tennessee that year.
Tammy Baker, Redwood City, CA.
Suzy Sawyer, Boise, ID.
Sarah Larson, Great Falls, MT.
Kathy Bovaird, Santa Clara, CA.  She received the Outstanding Senior Woman Athlete Award in 1987, and Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, 1987.


Rick Harrison. Spokane Community College had a good team. National Champs.


(Any information about this program would be appreciated.)


Won the 1971 PNRP 8 Championships in 1971 under coach Maxine Davis.

MAXINE DAVIS - Coach/Gymnastics 2008 Eastern WA University Hall of Fame Inductee (Info below)

Davis coached Eastern's women's gymnastics team for nine seasons from 1970-78 with national championship appearances all nine seasons. Eastern placed fifth in 1971, seventh in 1972 and seventh in the AIAW Small College National Championships in her final season in 1978. In 1971, her team won the PNRP 8 Championship. In 1978, she was selected as the Coach of the Year by the Northwest Collegiate Women's Sports Association. She coached All-American Jan Rohrer (1978), as well as All-American JoJo McDonald (1972). McDonald was selected as the Inland Empire Amateur Athlete of the Year and in 2005 was inducted into the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame. Davis helped continue a stretch of 14-straight national appearances for Eastern, including the women's collegiate Class II national title in 1970 under Dana Vail. Davis served in various capacities on national gymnastics committees and at national events, including as chair of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) from 1978-80. She wrote the operating code and developed the first national small college gymnastic championship in 1978. She was nominated as one of six to coach the United States women at the World University Games in 1973 in Moscow, Russia, and again in 1977 in Germany. In all, she spent more than 40 years teaching at all levels of education, including 23 years coaching gymnastics and dance. She has also authored three books. Davis competed in interscholastic gymnastics from grades 7-12, but a back injury kept her from competing as a collegian. She received her bachelor's degree from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and her master's from Cal State University Los Angeles (CSULA). She retired as professor emeritus in Eastern's physical education department and health department. She also coached in California at Chino High School and Chaffey College. 

1980 Eastern WA Team at left         Bonnie Kreuch, Velvet Latimer and Sue Shimkle at right.




Many Washington Community or Junior Colleges had gymnastics. In 1966 at the Open College Championahips, Sandy Rose from Everett J.C. was 3rd at the College Nationals. Carol Camp, Highline J.C. was 4th on Bars. Highline J.C. was 5th and Everett J.C. was 6th in the Team Championships. (UW was 4th.)

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Womens Team Coaches:

UW  Margaret Cant; club team, 1965. Carol Jacobs; Carol Elsner; Judy Swanson, assistant coach 1974. Dale Shirley 1975-79; Ed Zimmer 1980; Bob Ito 1981-90; Bob Levesque 1991-2006; Joanne Bowers 2006-present (2007 West Region Coach of the Year and Pac 10 Coach of the Year.)

WSU 1966-1987. Diane Albright 1966–1977; Brad Loan 1975-76; Al Sanders, 1978-1987. (National Tumbling Champ?) Diane Ritchie Palmer was asst. coach 1979-1986.

SPU Virginia Husted 1974-1975; George Lewis 1975-1976; Laurel Tindall 1976-present.

Eastern Washington U  Maxine Davis, born 7/28/40. Competed for Monessen Turners and Sokols for six years, and coached at Chino High in California, and Chaffey College, in Alta Loma for seven years. Coached Eastern Washington State College in Cheney in the 1970’s. She was nominated as one of six to coach the U.S. Women at the World University Games in Moscow, Russia in 1973. Her team won the 1971 PNRP 8 Championships in 1971.
Rusty Wellman and Louise Manilia are two names associated with the program.

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