UTAH: All-American as freshman has been held back by arm, knee and shin injuries for last the two years ... best events are bars and vault ... has peaked for nationals every year. 1998-Led off Utah's bar set ... scored season-best 9.85 and 9.825 on bars during team competition at NCAA Championships ... competed on two events (vault and bars) in three meets ... sprained both knees and one ankle on vault against Oregon State ... returned to bar lineup for regular season finale ... 9.70 on bars at regionals ... averaged 9.80 on bars ... season bar best of 9.85 ... NACGC/W Scholastic All-American. 1997-Chance to compete in multiple events stopped by season-long tricep injury ... led off Utah's NCAA Championships bar set with 9.725 ... missed three meets with arm injury ... 9.775 on bars at regionals ... twice scored career-best 9.90 on bars ... vaulted in first six meets, with 9.75 best in season opener ... NACGC/W Scholastic All-American. 1996-Second-team All-American had sensational freshman campaign ... thrust into all-around lineup on first night of NCAA's after injury to Traci Sommer and scored career-best 39.125-qualifying for All-American by placing 12th ... also made All-America second team on bars (11th, 9.85) ... opened Utah's NCAA beam set with 9.725 without benefit of any warmup ... hit all seven routines at NCAA Championships ... scored season-best 9.85 on bars both nights of NCAA competition ... went all-around five times-most of any Ute freshmen and second most on team ... competed on vault in every meet but one ... hit 42 of 45 routines ... NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.
CLUB, HIGH SCHOOL, PERSONAL: Trained under Don and Patrice McPherson at Aerial Gymnastics Club ... competed in three Level 10 National Championships ... tied for first on bars with twin sister Molly at 1994 Level 10 meet ... qualified for three Level 10 National meets (1990, '94, '95) ... member of National Honor Society ... graduated from Glenbard East High School (Ill.) with highest honors ... majoring in biology with genetics emphasis ... daughter of Roger and Cyndy Northrop ... identical twin (Molly) is also senior on Ute team ... swam competitively when younger ... started gymnastics at age 3 ... born Nov. 22, 1976 in Peoria, Ill.
S. Northrop's Career Highs
All-Around 39.125 at NCAA Championships, Apr. 25, 1996
Vault 9.800 at NCAA Regionals, Apr. 13, 1996
Bars 9.900 vs. Utah State, Jan. 24, 1997
9.900 vs. Washington, Jan. 17, 1997
Beam 9.825 vs. Michigan, Feb. 17, 1996
Floor 9.800 vs. Utah State, Feb. 23, 1996