Shannon Bowles was an All-America
all-arounder as a freshman.
July 15, 1998
SALT LAKE CITY -
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Head Coach: Megan Marsden (Utah, 1985) Years at Utah: 14 Office Phone: 801-581-7313 email: email@example.com
Assistant Coach: Aki Hummel (Florida Atlantic, 1991) Years at Utah: 6 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Trainer: Sharon Oshita
Sports Information Staff Sports Information Director (gymnastics contact): Liz Abel Office Phone: 801-581-3511 email: email@example.com 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.