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Gymnastics Preseason Prospectus includes Schedule, Roster, Notes

Shannon Bowles was an All-America <br> all-arounder as a freshman.<br>

Shannon Bowles was an All-America
all-arounder as a freshman.

July 15, 1998


General Information
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah (84112)
Metro Population: 1,475,000
Altitude: 4,500 feet
President: Dr. J. Bernard Machen
Director of Athletics: Dr. Chris Hill
Founded: 1850
Enrollment: 26,183
Governing Body: Board of Trustees/Board of Regents
Nickname: Utes
Colors: Crimson and White
Mascot: Swoop (red-tailed hawk)
Conference: n/a for gymnastics
Arena: Huntsman Center (15,000)
Practice Facility: Gymnastics Training Facility

Gymnastics Facts Started Gymnastics: 1975-76 All-Time Record: 672-96-3 (87%) 1998 Record: 7-3 1998 NCAA Regional Finish: 1st 1998 NCAA Championships Finish: 4th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/2 All-Americans Returning/Lost: 5/1

Gymnastics Coaching Staff Head Coach: Greg Marsden (Central Arkansas, 1972) Record at Utah (Year): 672-96-3 (23 years) Career Record (Year): same Office Phone: 801-581-3513 email: gmarsden@huntsman.utah.edu

Associate Head Coach: Megan Marsden (Utah, 1985) Years at Utah: 14 Office Phone: 801-581-7313 email: mmarsden@huntsman.utah.edu

Assistant Coach: Aki Hummel (Florida Atlantic, 1991) Years at Utah: 6 email: ahummel@huntsman.utah.edu Trainer: Sharon Oshita

Sports Information Staff Sports Information Director (gymnastics contact): Liz Abel Office Phone: 801-581-3511 email: label@huntsman.utah.edu Director of Media Relations: Bruce Woodbury Secretary: Michele Graves

Mailing Address University of Utah Sports Information Office 1825 E. South Campus Dr. Front Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0900

Ute Personnel Letterwinners Returning (9) Seniors (3) Angie Leonard, Molly Northrop, Sarah Northrop Juniors (4) Denise Jones, Ashley Kever, Angelika Schatton, Jenny Schmidt Sophomores (2) Shannon Bowles, Theresa Wolf Freshmen (4) Deidra Graham, Theresa Kulikowski, Lindsay Tanner, Kylee Wagner

All-Americans Returning (5) Shannon Bowles: 1998-All-Around (8th-t), Beam (4th-t), Bars (4th-t) Denise Jones: 1998-All-Around (12th)* Angie Leonard: 1997-Vault (4th), Bars (6th-t); 1998-Bars (12th) Molly Northrop:1997-Beam (16th)*, 1998-Bars (6th) Sarah Northrop: 1996-All-Around (12th)*, Bars (11th)* *denotes second team

Letterwinners Lost (2) Marilyn Ekdahl Traci Sommer

All-American Lost (1) Traci Sommer: 1995-Beam (5th), 1997-Beam (3rd-t), All-Around (13th)*; 1998-Beam (7th-t)

1999 Utah Gymnastics Schedule
Date           Opponent                    Location                    Time
Fri., Jan. 15  Stanford                    Salt Lake City              7:00 p.m.
               Smith's Challenge Cup
Sat., Jan. 23  Minnesota                   Minneapolis, Minn.          7:00 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 29  Brigham Young               Provo, Utah                 7:00 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 5   Southern Utah               Salt Lake City              7:00 p.m.
               Marriott University Park Hotel Classic
Fri., Feb. 12  Arizona                     Tucson, Ariz.               7:30 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 19  LSU                         Salt Lake City              7:00 p.m.
               Sizzler Supermeet
Mon., Feb. 22  Florida                     Salt Lake City              7:00 p.m.
               ZCMI Center Shootout
Fri., Feb. 26  Utah State                  Logan, Utah                 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 6   Washington                  Salt Lake City              7:00 p.m.
               Red Robin Invitational
Sun., Mar. 14  Oregon State                Corvallis, Ore.             2:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 20  New Hampshire               Durham, N.H.                7:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 27  Brigham Young               Salt Lake City              7:00 p.m.
               Spartan Chrysler-Eagle Showdown
Sat., Apr. 10  NCAA Regionals              TBA                         6:00 p.m.
Apr. 22-24     NCAA Championships          Salt Lake City
Thu., Apr. 22  Team Prelims/All-Around Finals                          1:00/7:00 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 23  Super Six (team finals)                                 7:00 p.m.
Sat., Apr. 24  Individual Event Finals                                 7:00 p.m.
All times local to site

1999 Utah Gymnastics Roster
Name	            Year	Event	  Hgt	Hometown
Shannon Bowles	    So.	        AA	  5-0   Lee,N.H.
Denise Jones	    Jr.	        AA	  5-4	Sacramento, Calif.
Ashley Kever	    Jr.	        BB/FX	  5-3	Austin, Texas
Deidra Graham	    Fr.	        AA	  4-11	Tooele, Utah
Theresa Kulikowski  Fr.	        AA	  5-4   Colorado Springs, Colo.
Angie Leonard	    Sr.	        AA	  5-2	Tempe, Ariz.
Molly Northrop	    Sr.	        UB/BB	  5-0	Peoria, Ill.
Sarah Northrop	    Sr.	        VT/UB	  4-11	Peoria, Ill.
Angelika Schatton   Jr.	        VT/BB/FX  5-1   Plate, Germany
Jenny Schmidt	    Jr.	        VT/UB/FX  5-3	Kenosha, Wis.
Lindsay Tanner	    Fr.	        AA	  5-2	Denver, Colo.
Kylee Wagner	    Fr.	        AA	  5-2	Salem, Ore.
Theresa Wolf	    So.	        AA	  5-1	Dundas, Ontario, Canada

Pronunciation Guide
Bowles	Bowls
Kever	KEY-ver
Deidra	DEE-druh
Kulikowski	Koo-lih-cow-skee
Northrop	Northrup
Schatton (Angelika)	Shut-OWN (an-GEL-icka)

Breakdown by Class Seniors (3) Angie Leonard Molly Northrop Sarah Northrop

Juniors (4) Denise Jones Ashley Kever Angelika Schatton Jenny Schmidt

Sophomores (2) Shannon Bowles Theresa Wolf

Freshmen (4) Deidra Graham Theresa Kulikowski Lindsay Tanner Kylee Wagner

1999 Ute Coaching Staff Head Coach: Greg Marsden Record at Utah: 671-97-3 (23 years) Regular Season Record: 334-43-1 Career Record: 671-97-3

Associate Head Coach: Megan Marsden Year at Utah: 15th Events: Beam/Floor National Championships (coach): 6 National Championships (athlete): 4 Alma Mater: Utah (1985)

Assistant Coach: Aki Hummel Year at Utah: 7th Event: Bars National Championships: 2 Alma Mater: Florida Atlantic (1991)

Gymnasts' Biographical Notes

Angie Leonard
Senior, Tempe, Ariz.

Three-time NCAA first-team All-American ... career high all-around score of 39.625 ... 15 career 39.00 all-around scores ... has scored a perfect 10.0 on bars-her best event ... won 13 events last year (5 on bars) ... has 16 career bar wins ... 1998 bar All-American (12th) ... finished regular season ranked No. 7 in the nation in the all-around ...1997 NCAA Midwest Regional champion in all-around and on vault and bars ... has hit 129 of 143 (90%) of her routines in her career ... will go all-around again in 1999, assuming full recovery from summer shoulder surgery ... competed for Desert Devils club prior to coming to Utah ... three-year elite ... majoring in community health education ... daughter of Floyd and Sandy Leonard.

Molly Northrop
Senior, Peoria, Ill.

1998 first-team All-American on bars finished sixth in the nation ... 1998 second-team Academic All-American ...1997 second-team beam All-American (16th) ... arguably the best leadoff beam worker in the nation ... hit 25 of 26 routines in 1998 ... career-high 39.150 all-around ... great 1998 NCAA Championships: 9.90, 9.875 and 9.825 on bars over three days; 9.80 both days of team competition on beam ... club training was at Aerial Gymnastics ... identical twin sister Sarah also competes at Utah ... majoring in exercise and sport science ... daughter of Roger and Cyndy Northrop.

Sarah Northrop
Senior, Peoria, Ill.

1996 second-team All-American in the all-around (12th) and on bars (11th) ... led off Utah's bar set in 1998 ... scored 9.85 and 9.825 on bars at 1998 NCAA Championships ... also competed on vault as a junior ... has battled tricep injury for past two years ... 39.125 career high all-around came at 1996 NCAA Championships ... club training was at Aerial Gymnastics ... identical twin sister Molly also competes for Utah ... majoring in biology ... daughter of Roger and Cyndy Northrop.

Denise Jones
Junior, Carmichael, Calif.

1998 second-team All-America all-arounder placed 12th in the nation ... scored 39.25 first night of NCAA's and 39.075 during Super Six ...39.25 tied career best ... scored 39.00 or better in last five all-around attempts of 1998 ... has hit 87 of 96 (91%) routines in her career ... was 40 of 46 last year ... two victories in 1998-both on bars ... six 39.00 or better all-arounds as a junior ... 11 career 39.00 all-arounds ... sixth at 1997 NCAA regionals (39.025) ... club training was at Gymagic ... 1992 Senior National Team member ... majoring in psychology ... daughter of John and Frankie Jones.

Ashley Kever
Junior, Austin, Texas

Regular member of beam and floor lineup since freshman year ... was 17 of 21 as a sophomore ... scored 9.825 on floor during Super Six competition ... at 1997 NCAA regionals, tied for third on beam ... career best 9.90 on both beam and floor ... club training was at Capital Gymnastics ... Senior International Team member from 1994-95 ... majoring in biology (pre-med emphasis) ... daughter of Andrew Kever/Mark Thieman and Sonja Kever.

Angelika Schatton
Junior, Plate, Germany

In vault lineup every meet as sophomore ... 9.725 during Super Six competition ... also filled in on beam and floor in 1998, with highs of 9.80 on beam and 9.75 on floor (also career bests) ... three 9.80 vaults in 1998 ... was late addition to team in 1997, joining the team in January ... competed at club level for SC Berlin club ... competed in 1994 European and World Championships ... majoring in education ... daughter of Hans-Werner and Monika Schatton.

Jenny Schmidt
Junior, Kenosha, Wis.

Missed entire 1998 season following Dec. 27 knee surgery to repair the patellar tendon to her right knee ... had similar surgery in March of 1997, ending great freshman campaign ... was Utah's best three-event performer as freshman, prior to injury ... hit 29 of 30 routines in 1997, scoring 9.875 twice on bars and floor and 9.85 on vault ... club training was at Scamps Gymnastics ... three-year elite ... majoring in exercise and sport science ... daughter of Barry and Mary Schmidt.

Shannon Bowles
Sophomore, Lee, N.H.

Utah's only three-event first-team All-American in 1998 ... freshman placed eighth all-around, fourth on bars and fourth on beam ...39.35 all-around first night of NCAA's included 9.90 on bars and beam ... NCAA Midwest Regional all-around runner-up (39.15) ... finished regular season ranked No. 4 nationally in the all-around and No. 5 on vault and beam ... led Utes in victories with 14 ... eight 39.00 all-arounds was best on team ... 39.60 all-around best is tied for eighth in school history ... perfect 10.0 on beam was only second ever by a Ute freshman ... won collegiate all-around debut, scoring a 39.25 at Michigan ... hit 46 of 51 (90%) of her routines ... 1997-98 U.S. National Team member was one of two American gymnasts chosen to compete in the prestigious Chunichi Cup in Nagoya, Japan, last December ... club was Atlantic Gymnastics ... 12th all-around, fourth on beam and 10th on bars at 1997 U.S. National Championships ... majoring in biology ... daughter of Paul and Susan Bowles.

Theresa Wolf
Sophomore, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

Hit all five routines at 1998 NCAA Championships ... 9.875 floor score was best by Utah in first night of NCAA competition ... all five scores counted toward Utah's team total ... career best 39.175 ... missed three meets with injury or illness ... won two floor competitions ... scored 9.80 or better (9.90 best) in 9 of 10 tries ... hit 25 of 30 routines as a freshman ... trained at Gymnastics Mississauga club ... four-year member of Canadian National Team ... 1996 Canadian balance beam champion ... majoring in exercise and sport science ... daughter of Herb and Anne Louise Wolf.

Deidra Graham
Freshman, Tooele, Utah

1995 U.S. National Team member ... 1994 Junior National Team member ... second all-around at 1998 Junior Olympic Championships ... won bars at J.O. Nationals ... senior international elite ... trained for Olympus School of Gymnastics ... daughter of Jimmy and Denice Graham ... born Mar. 15, 1980.

Theresa Kulikowski
Freshman, Colorado Springs, Colo.

1995-96 U.S. National Team member ... 1993 Junior National Team member ... first alternate for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team ... eighth at the 1996 Olympic Trials ... competed at the 1995 World Championships ... senior international elite ... trained for Colorado Aerials Gymnastics Club ... also recruited by UCLA, Alabama, Arizona State and Arizona ... daughter of Tom and Franny Kulikowski ... born Jan. 23, 1980.

Lindsay Tanner
Freshman, Denver, Colo.

Level 10 gymnast competed at 1998 Junior Olympic Nationals ... at 1998 state meet, placed first on floor, second on vault, third on bars and sixth on beam ... floor finalist (6th) at 1997 Honeywell International meet in London ... placed third on floor and fifth on vault at 1997 Ieper Cup in Belgium ... trained for Dardano's Gymnastics ... daughter of Jim and Cindy Tanner ... born May 12, 1980.

Kylee Wagner
Freshman, Salem, Ore.

Placed 10th all-around at 1998 Junior Olympic Championships ... fourth on floor ex and eighth on vault at 1998 J.O. meet ... at 1998 regionals was third all-around, first on beam, third on vault and floor and fifth on bars ... 1998 state all-around champion, was also first on vault and floor, second on bars and third on beam ... trained at Salem YMCA ... daughter of Walt and Jacque Wagner ... born Jan. 3, 1980.



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