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Name:
Denise Jones
Class, Ht.:
Junior, 5-4
Major:
Psychology
Hometown/School:
Carmichael, CA (Rio Americano)

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UTAH: Powerful athlete is coming off best year yet ... All-America all-arounder will likely do all four events again as a junior ... 11 career 39.00 all-around scores ... has hit 87 of 96 (91%) routines in her career ... contender for NCAA finals on beam and bars. 1998-All-America (second-team) all-arounder placed 12th in the nation ... scored career-tying 39.25 first night of NCAA's and 39.075 during Super Six ... missed making second team All-American on bars and beam by one place (scored 9.85 and 9.80 on each on first night of NCAA's) ... scored 39.00 or better in last five all-around attempts of season ... hit 40 of 46 routines ... had two victories on bars ... six 39.00 or better all-around scores. 1997-Competed in nine all-arounds as freshman-second most on team ... did three events at NCAA Championships and scored 9.825 on bars, 9.80 on beam and 9.775 on vault ... went all-around at NCAA Regional, placing sixth (39.025) ... won all-around at Penn State ... five 39.00 or better all-around scores ... 39.05 in first career all-around (at Utah State) ... won vault at BYU ... competed on bars and beam in every meet and averaged 9.80 on beam ... hit 47 of 50 routines.

CLUB, HIGH SCHOOL, PERSONAL: Trained for David McCreary and Tami Ross at Gymagic ... 1992 Senior National Team member ... third place at 1994 Olympic Festival ... competed in 1994 USA Championships ... 1995 Level 10 bar champion ... started gymnastics at age 5 ... majoring in psychology ... daughter of John and Frankie Jones ... likes to dance, hike and shop ... nicknamed "D" ... has two older brothers ... born Dec. 28, 1977 in Sacramento, Calif.

Jones' Career Highs
All-Around    39.250 at NCAA Championships, Apr. 16, 1998
              39.250 vs. Brigham Young, Feb. 6, 1998
Vault          9.900 vs. Stanford, Mar. 7, 1997
Bars           9.900 vs. Brigham Young, Feb. 6, 1998
Beam           9.875 vs. Stanford, Mar. 7
Floor          9.850 vs. Utah State, Feb. 27, 1998
               9.850 vs. Utah State, Feb. 17
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