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Shannon Bowles
Class, Ht.:
Sophomore, 5-0
Lee, NH (Oyster River)

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UTAH: Will challenge for NCAA all-around title and all individual events ... one of Utah's most highly recruited gymnasts ever has no weaknesses ... excellent tumbler and dancer ... trained or competed non-stop for almost two years before taking last summer off. 1998-U.S. National Team member was first-team All-American in the all-around and on bars and beam ... eighth all-around (39.35), fourth on bars (9.85) and fourth on beam (9.85) at NCAA Championships ... 39.35 all-around first night of NCAA's included 9.90 on bars and beam ... also scored pair of 9.90's on bars and beam during Super Six competition ... NCAA Midwest Region all-around runner-up (39.15) ... led Utes in victories with 14: beam (4), vault (4), all-around (3), floor (2), bars (1) ... 39.60 all-around high tied for eighth best in school history ... one of just two Utes ever to score a 10.0 as a freshman (on beam vs. BYU) ... won collegiate all-around debut on January 23 at Michigan (39.25) ... went all-around in every meet but two ... hit 92% (46 of 50) of her routines ... one of two U.S. gymnasts chosen to compete in the prestigious Chunichi Cup in Nagoya, Japan in December.

CLUB, HIGH SCHOOL, PERSONAL: Trained for Tony Retrosi and Cori Hart at Atlantic Gymnastics ... member of 1997-98 U.S. Senior National Team ... 12th all-around, fourth on beam and 10th on bars at 1997 U.S. National Championships ... won all-around at 1997 Capital Cup Invitational ... competed at 1995 and 1996 U.S. Coca Cola National Championships ... fifth on beam at 1996 National Championships ... 1994, '95 and '96 regional elite all-around champion ... 1994 National Gymnastics Festival team member ... on 1994 USA Gymnastics National Training squad ... graduated third in high school class (Oyster River) ... National Honor Society member won Smithbook Award ... first level 10 and elite gymnast ever in New Hampshire ... enjoys mountain biking and skiing ... biology major plans on career in sports nutrition ... only child of Paul and Susan Bowles ... born June 20, 1979 in Portsmouth, N.H.

Bowles' Career Highs
All-Around     39.600 vs. Brigham Young, Feb. 6, 1998
Vault           9.950 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 21
Bars            9.900 at NCAA Championships, Apr. 17, 1998
                9.900 at NCAA Championships, Apr. 16, 1998
                9.900 vs. Utah State, Feb. 27, 1998
                9.900 vs. Minnesota, Feb. 13, 1998
Beam           10.000 vs. Brigham Young, Feb. 6, 1998
Floor           9.875 vs. Arizona, Jan. 16, 1998
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