Three Utah State Gymnasts At NCAA North Central Regional Championships Saturday
Senior Heather Heinrich and junior Lyndsie Boone will compete in the all-around while junior Jackie Dillon will be in action on bars Saturday at the NCAA North Central Regional Gymnastics Championships.
 
Senior Heather Heinrich and junior Lyndsie Boone will compete in the all-around while junior Jackie Dillon will be in action on bars Saturday at the NCAA North Central Regional Gymnastics Championships.
 
 

April 7, 2010

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NCAA NORTH CENTRAL
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jon M. Huntsman Center - (15,000)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 6 p.m. (MT)

NCAA NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ON TAP - Utah State gymnastics will be sending three individual student-athletes to the 2010 NCAA North Central Regional Championships on Saturday, April 10 at Salt Lake City, Utah, hosted by the University of Utah... Action gets underway at 6 p.m. (MT) at UU's Jon M. Huntsman Center (15,000)... Free live results and live video will be available.

Senior Heather Heinrich and junior Lyndsie Boone will compete in the all-around while junior Jackie Dillon will be in action on bars... USU's three individuals will join teams from Auburn, WAC foe Boise State, Denver, Florida, Washington and host Utah, along with individual gymnasts from Air Force, Wisconsin-La Crosse and Wisconsin-Stout.

This is Boone's third regional trip after qualifying on beam as a freshman in 2008 and in the all-around last season as a sophomore... It it Heinrich's second regional appearance after qualifying in 2008 in the all-around her sophomore season... Dillon will also be making her second regional trip, after also qualifying on vault last year.

Utah State ended team competition at the Western Athletic Conference Championships at Fullerton, Calif. on March 27, placing third and matching the Aggies' best WAC finish ever, equalling the third-place finish in 2007... USU is ranked No. 54 in this week's rankings and only the top 36 teams advance to the NCAA Regionals... This is the third year in a row and fourth in last five that USU did not qualify for regionals as a team, but the Aggies have sent at least three individuals in each of the last three years.

LIVE RESULTS - Live results for Saturday's regional meet are available by clicking on the "Live Results" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics... That link will connect fans with Utah's web site: www.utahutes.com. * Note the link will only work after the start of the meet.

LIVE VIDEO - Fans can watch the regional meet on Saturday free and live online by clicking on the "Watch Live" link at www.UtahStateAggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics.

TICKET INFO - Tickets for the NCAA North Central Regional Championships range from $5-13... For more information, contact the Utah Athletics Ticket Office at 801-581-UTIX (8849) or www.utahtickets.com.

ROTATION - Lyndsie Boone will be with Auburn while Heather Heinrich will be with Florida in the six-team rotation... Jackie Dillon will be with Washington on bars... For the first rotation, Boone will open on vault, while Dillon will be on bars and Heinrich will have a bye... For rotation two, Heinrich will be on floor while Boone has a bye... Heinrich will be on vault while Boone is on bars for the third rotation... Boone will be on beam for rotation four while Heinrich is on a bye... The fifth rotation pits Heinrich on bars while Boone has a bye, before Heinrich closes action on beam and Boone on floor for the sixth and final rotation.

    Vault     Bye     Bars     Beam     Bye     Floor
Rotation 1     Boone     ---     Dillon     ---     Heinrich    ---
Rotation 2     ---     Boone     ---     ---    ---     Heinrich
Rotation 3     Heinrich     ---     Boone     ---     ---     ---
Rotation 4     ---     Heinrich     ---     Boone     ---     ---
Rotation 5     ---     ---     Heinrich     ---     Boone     ---
Rotation 6     ---     ---     ---     Heinrich     ---     Boone
IN THE TEAM RANKINGS - The six teams are ranked as high as Forida at No. 4 and as low as Washington in the Troester/GymInfo Women's Gymnastics Coaches Poll... Utah is No. 10, while Auburn is 16th, Boise State is No. 19 and Denver is 22nd.
Rank Team     RQS     Reg    Conf    Avg     High
4     Florida, U. of     197.050     SE     SEC     196.627     197.550
10     Utah, U. of     196.485     NC     None     196.213     196.975
16     Auburn Univ.     196.025     C     SEC     195.539     196.425
19     Boise State Univ.     195.630     W     WAC     194.930     196.550
22     Denver, U. of     195.525     NC     Indep     194.837     196.075
23     Washington, U. of     195.380     W     PAC 10     194.707     195.800
TWITTER / FACEBOOK - Fans can also get live updates from the meets as well as other team information through the USU Twitter and Facebook pages - Twitter: www.twitter.com/USUGymnastics and Facebook: UtahStategymnastics

UP NEXT - The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors (who are not on an advancing team) from each regional will receive an automatic berth to the national championships in Gainesville, Fla., April 22-24, hosted by the University of Florida... In addition, the event winners at the regional championships will advance to the national championships (in that event only) if they are not part of a qualifying team or the all-around qualifiers.

USU NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY - This is the third year in a row and fourth in last five that USU did not qualify for regionals as a team, but the Aggies have sent at least three individuals in each of the last three years... The last time that Utah State qualified for regionals as a team was 2007... Last season USU sent five individuals, after sending six in 2008 and two in 2006... Utah State went to regionals as a team 21 times from in 24 years from 1983-2007, including 17-straight times from 1986-2002... One of USU's three individuals will be trying to become the first national qualifier for the Aggies since all-arounder Amber Jamison in 1999. {See pg 7 for more details}.

ABOUT UTAH STATE'S INDIVIDUALS - Senior all-arounder Heather Heinrich (Littleton, Colo.) enters the NCAA North Central Regional Championships ranked 13th in the region in the all-around with an RQS of 38.930, as well as a season-average of 38.508 with a season and career-high of 39.250... Heinrich also is ranked 63rd in the nation in the all-around... Heinrich also is tied for 14th in the region on vault (9.805 RQS/9.779 avg.), 22nd in the region on floor (9.785/9.696), 32nd on beam (9.735/9.612) and 41st on bars (9.690/9.429)... She also is tied for 124th in the nation on vault, the only Aggie individual in the top 150 in the event rankings.

Junior all-arounder Lyndsie Boone (Winthrop Harbor, Ill.) is 16th in the region with a 38.225 RQS, with a 38.093 season-average and a season and career-high of 38.850... Boone is tied for 33rd on floor (9.750 RQS/9.581 avg.), as well as 37th on vault (9.710/9.636), 47th on beam (9.610/9.489) and tied for 47th on bars (9.610/9.493).

Junior bars specialist Jackie Dillon (Anderson, S.C.) is 36th in the region on bars with a 9.725 RQS, a season-average of 9.565 and a season-high of 9.775.

FIVE AGGIE GYMNASTS EARN ACADEMIC ALL-WAC ACCOLADES - Utah State had five members of the gymnastics team earn Academic all-Western Athletic Conference honors... Overall, USU led the WAC with 43 student-athletes recognized for the winter all-academic selections from the sports of gymnastics, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's indoor track & field... Senior Heather Heinrich is a three-time academic all-WAC honoree, while junior Lyndsie Boone and sophomore Haley Hogan are two-time academic all-WAC honorees, and sophomores Rachel Flessner and Rebecca Holliday are recognized for the first time.

Heather Heinrich, Sr., Management Information Systems, 3.54
Lyndsie Boone, Jr., Entrepreneurship, 3.01
Rachel Flessner, So., Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, 3.57
Haley Hogan, So., Environmental Science, 3.21
Rebecca Holliday, So., Interior Design, 3.00
Bold = NCAA Regional Qualifier

HEINRICH TABBED AMERICA FIRST CREDIT UNION USU STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK TWICE THIS SEASON - Senior Heather Heinrich was named the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week, which is voted on by a state media panel, twice this season, first on Feb. 22 and again exactly a month later on March 22.

Heinrich, a native of Littleton, Colo. (Dakota Ridge HS/Colorado Gymnastics Institute) was Utah State's lone event winner in winning the all-around title with a career-best 39.100 loss to Brigham Young on Feb. 19.

Heinrich's career-high was joined by setting or matching six season-highs in the week, doing so twice in the all-around, twice on beam as well as once on bars and floor in USU's two meets on the week, Feb. 15 against Southern Utah and Feb. 19 dual against BYU.

In the BYU dual, Heinrich was second on beam with a 9.800, a season-high and USU's highest beam score this season, as well as second on floor with a 9.825, also a season-high and the highest score of the season for the Aggies. She was also tied for fifth on both vault (9.775) and bars (9.700). Heinrich was USU's top vaulter on Feb. 15, tying for third with a 9.675, as well as the top Aggie on beam with a 9.725, finishing tied for fourth. She also finished the night as the top USU gymnast on floor with a 9.675 to tie for fifth, in addition to tying for fourth on bars with a season-high 9.725.

This was the first USU Athlete of the Week honor for the Aggie gymnastics team and was the first since April 14, 2008, when Jasmine Minion earned the honor, USU's second of that season after Megan Tschida collected the award two weeks earlier on March 31. It was also Heinrich's first career USU weekly accolade.

Heinrich earned the honor again on March 22 after she won the all-around plus three individual events in Utah State's 194.650-192.050 loss to Sacramento State on March 19, Heinrich's final home meet as an Aggie gymnast and USU's lone senior this season. Heinrich, who posted the third-best all-around score of her career with a 39.075, tied her career-high with a 9.750 on bars, tied a season-high on floor with a 9.825, and added a 9.775 to win the vault. She also posted a 9.725 on beam, finishing seventh.

After not collecting a USU Athlete of the Week honor since 2008, the Aggie gymnastics team has now garnered two in the span of a month as Heinrich earned the honor on Feb. 22 and March 22.

UTAH STATE LAST TIME OUT - Utah State gymnastics put together four solid events and the Aggies had top two scores in three events plus the team total and finished in third-place at the Western Athletic Conference Championships on March 27, hosted by Cal State Fullerton... The third-place finish ties USU's best WAC finish in the Aggies' five years in the league, matching the 2007 third-place finish.

-- USU notched a team total of 193.675, the Aggies' second-best score of the season, as well as posting a season-best 48.650 on vault, second-best scores of 48.575 on bars and 48.200 on beam and fourth-best score of 48.250 on floor.

-- Senior Heather Heinrich earned second-team all-WAC honors by finishing fourth in the all-around with a 38.950, her third year in a row earning all-conference honors.

-- Sophomore Rebecca Holliday also earned second-team all-WAC accolades by finishing tied for fifth on bars with a 9.800 and tying for sixth on beam with a new season-high and career-best tying 9.825.

-- Junior Jackie Dillon was the Aggies' other top 10 finisher, tying for seventh on bars with a 9.775, a new season-high.

HEAD COACH Jeff Richards - Jeff Richards took over the reigns of the Utah State gymnastics program in July, 2008, becoming only the second head coach in the Aggies' history after legendary coach Ray Corn retired after 31 seasons.

Richards, who was born and raised in Logan and is a 1988 graduate of Logan High School, was a student assistant coach at Utah State from 1988-90.

Prior to USU, Richards spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Iowa, where he was named the 2008 North Central Region Assistant Co-Coach of the Year with fellow Iowa assistant, Talya Vexler. The award came after Richards helped the Hawkeyes to a 10-4-1 record, a ranking as high as No. 19 in the national polls and finishing third in the Big Ten.

Richards, who has over 20 years of collegiate gymnastics experience, served as Iowa's main bars coach and spotter for all four events. He was also in charge of travel, equipment and scheduling for the Hawkeyes. In 2008, Richards coached the Hawkeyes to a season-high 49.0 on bars in a dual meet against Iowa State. He also coached senior Katie Burke to a first-place performance on bars against Illinois and Michigan State. Richards also coached freshman Rebecca Simbhudas to first-place performances on bars twice.

Richards began his coaching career as a student-assistant at Utah State from 1988-1990, before transferring to Southern Utah, where he finished his student-assistant coaching duties and earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from SUU in 1995. While at Southern Utah, Richards was an assistant coach for the Thunderbirds under SUU head coach Scott Bauman, also a former USU assistant coach, until 1998. From 1998-2004 Richards was head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and was head coach at Winona State University from 2004-05 before joining Iowa in 2005.

While at Wisconsin-Stout, Richards earned the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Award for both the 2000 and 2001 seasons, and the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) Coach of the Year honors for the 2000 season. He coached seven NCGA All-Americans and eight all-conference award winners at Wisconsin-Stout, leading the Blue Devils to the 2001 NCGA National Championships. UW-Stout broke its team-best score each of Richards' six seasons at the helm.

At Winona State, Richards mentored two gymnasts who qualified for the NCGA National Championships.

During his stint at Southern Utah, Richards helped increase the team score from 170 to 188 in his first year, as well as coaching individual regional qualifiers each year and one national qualifier, and highly increased the Thunderbirds' recruiting caliber.

While at Utah State, Richards helped the Aggies to two appearances in the NCAA Regional Championships in both 1989 and 1990, and coached Tana Davis in the all-around to the NCAA National Championships both seasons. Richards also helped coached all-High Country Athletic Conference honoree Stephanie Green in 1990.

A GLANCE AT THE AGGIES ­

Lyndsie Boone

GENERAL: A three-time NCAA Regional qualifier, making her second all-around appearance after competing in the 2009 Regionals in the all-around, following a 2008 Regional appearance on beam... A two-time academic all-WAC honoree (2009 and 2010).

THIS SEASON: A two-time NCAA Regional qualifier (all-around in 2009 and beam and 2008)... Seventh in the all-around at the CMU dual (36.675), posting 9.625 on bars (T-4th), 9.450 on vault (10th) and 8.800 on both beam (10th) and floor (11th)... Was second in the all-around at the UNH Invite with a 37.825, logging 9.775 on floor (T-6th), 9.750 on vault (T-2nd), 9.550 on beam (T-12th) and 8.750 on bars (22nd)... At the SUU dual, was third in the all-around (37.950), tying for fourth on vault (9.750), placing eighth on bars (9.650), 10th on floor (9.200) and 11th on beam (9.350)... Finished first in the all-around in the home meet against Boise State with a 38.850, posting a second-place finish in the vault (9.825), third on beam (9.725), fourth on the floor (9.675), and fifth on bars (9.625)... Finished fourth in the all-around at the BYU tri-meet with Denver, posting a 38.275, after logging a 9.750 on floor (T-9th), 9.650 on beam (T-6th), 9.550 on bars (13th) and a 9.325 on vault (15th), landing awkwardly on vault and injuring her knee... Missed the Utah, Southern Utah and BYU duals and the Cal State Fullerton due to her knee injury, but returned to action in the Boise State tri-meet as the Aggies' top all-arounder, placing second with a 38.225... Scored a 9.575 (15th) on vault, 9.600 (14th) on bars, 9.425 (13th) on floor, and placed 9th on floor with a 9.625... Posted a career-high 9.850 in tying for top honors on floor in the SJSU dual, posting USU's top floor score of the season... Also scored 9.600's on both vault (8th) and beam (10th)... Placed third in all-around at the home meet against Sacramento State with a score of 38.850, finishing second on the floor (9.800) and sixth in both the vault and beam with scores of 9.625 and 9.775 respectively... Was the top Aggie on vault at the WAC Championships, tying her career-high 9.825 (T-8th)... Also scored a 9.750 on floor (T-29th) and a 9.525 on beam (29th).

LAST SEASON: An NCAA North Central Regional all-around qualifier, finishing 21st with a 36.725... Was tied for 32nd on beam (9.525), 37th on bars (9.250), 41st on floor (8.625) and tied for 41st on vault (9.325)... Finished ninth in the all-around at the WAC Championships (37.450), posting a 9.675 on vault (T-26th), 9.600 on bars (T-27th), 9.125 on floor (34th) and a 9.050 on beam (35th)... Was the Aggies' top all-arounder in the dual with Central Michigan, finishing third with a 38.600, notching a personal-best 9.725 on bars, good for tying for sixth, as well as placing fourth on vault (9.625)... Notched a career-best 9.750 on bars (T-5th) in the dual with Cal State Fullerton... Logged a career-best 38.700 in tying for first in the all-around of the dual with Pittsburgh, matching season-bests on floor and bars with a 9.725 on floor (3rd) and a 9.750 on bars (T-4th)... Won the all-around of the BYU dual with a 38.600 for second AA win, as well as posting a 9.750 on floor (T-3rd) and a 9.725 on vault (3rd)... Was third in the all-around of the home final dual with SUU, logging a 38.600 for the third time this season, also scored a 9.750 on floor, tying season-high... An academic all-WAC selection.

Jackie Dillon

GENERAL: A two-time NCAA Regional participant, competing on the vault in 2009 and the bars in 2010.

THIS SEASON: Tallied 9.675's on both bars (2nd) and vault (6th), as well as an 8.825 on beam (9th) at the CMU dual... At the UNH Invite, was tied for seventh on vault (9.650), eighth on bars (9.750) and 10th on beam (9.600)... Posted a 9.525 on bars (11th) and a 9.225 on vault (12th) at the SUU dual... Missed the Boise State home meet and the tri-meet at BYU with an injury... Returned to limited action in the dual vs. Utah, posting a season-high 9.625 on beam (7th) as well as a 9.725 on bars (6th)... Scored a new season-high on beam in the Southern Utah dual with a 9.700 (6th) and also posted a 9.700 (7th) on bars and a 9.450 (7th) on vault... Scored a 9.550 (8th), 9.050 on the bars (11th), and a 9.500 on the beam (10th) in the home dual against BYU... At the CS Fullerton tri-meet, logged a 9.650 on beam (T10th), a 9.600 on vault (12th) and a 9.00 on bars (15th)... Missed the Boise State tri-meet with an injury... Returned to action in grand fashion in the San Jose State dual, posting a career-high 9.775 on beam (T4th), as well as a season-high 9.750 on bars (T4th) and a 9.550 on vault (10th)... Finished tied for third on bars (9.700), fifth on vault (9.650) and 12th on beam (8.300) in the home meet against Sacramento State... Logged two season-highs at the WAC Championships with a score of 9.775 on both vault (T-15th) and bars (T-7th)... Also posted a 9.550 on beam (T-26th).

LAST SEASON: An NCAA North Central Regional vault qualifier and was USU's top finisher at the meet, placing tied for 18th with a 9.800... Posted a career-best 9.600 on bars (5th) at Kentucky in the season-opener... Logged a 9.700 on bars (8th) and a 9.775 on vault (2nd) in the home-opener dual vs. Central Michigan... Tallied personal-best in the dual at SUU with a 9.800 on bars (T-3rd) and scored a 9.750 on vault (T-3rd)... At the Boise State dual, tallied a career-best 9.825 on vault (3rd), as well as a 9.775 on bars (T-2nd)... In the dual with Cal State Fullerton, tied a personal-best by notching a 9.825 on floor (T-2nd), 9.750 on bars (T-5th) and a 9.725 on vault (T-5th)... Tied a career-high with a 9.825 (T-3rd) on floor in the Utah dual, as well as posting a 9.825 on vault (5th)... In the Sacramento State tri meet, scored a 9.775 on bars (T-2nd)... Earned her first career event win by tying for first on vault (9.775) in the BYU dual, as well notching a 9.750 on floor (T-3rd)... Had a personal-best 9.825 on bars (T-3rd) in the SUU dual, as well as posting 9.800 on vault (3rd) and 9.775 on floor (2nd)... At the WAC Championships, notched a 9.750 on floor (T-20th), 9.600 on bars (T-27th) and a 9.300 on vault (36th).

Heather Heinrich

GENERAL: A two-time NCAA Regional qualifier, competing in the all-around at both the 2008 and 2010 NCAA Regionals... Three-time all-WAC performer... Three-time academic all-WAC selection... Heinrich's current season average of 9.779 ranks as the No. 7 spot on USU's season-average list, while her season and career-high 9.850 on vault from the San Jose State dual on March 12 is tied for the No. 23 spot and fifth-highest score on vault... With a career-high all-around score of 39.225 on March 12 in the SJSU dual, Heinrich holds the No. 23 spot on the Aggies' individual all-around performance... Heinrich enters the regional meet with a career all-around average of 38.184, as well as career averages of 9.751 on vault, 9.384 on beam, 9.525 on beam and 9.600 on floor... This season Heinrich has set or tied her career-highs on vault (tied w/ 9.850 on March 12 vs. SJSU), bars (tied w/ 9.750 twice in back-to-back meets March 12 vs. SJSU and March 19 vs. Sac State), and all-around (set first with 39.100 on Feb. 19 in dual vs. BYU, topping a streak of seven meets in a row of setting a season-high, and then again with a 39.250 on March 12 in SJSU dual.

THIS SEASON: Was sixth in the all-around at the CMU dual (37.300), logging a 9.750 on vault (T-3rd), 9.450 on bars (10th), a 9.075 on beam (T-7th) and a 9.025 on floor (10th)... Won the vault with a 9.800 at the UNH Invite, placing fourth in the all-around (37.650), including 9.725's on both beam (6th) and floor (T-8th) along with an 8.400 on bars (24th)... At the SUU dual, tied for third on floor (9.775) and tied for fourth on both vault (9.750) and beam (9.650), while posting a 9.200 on bars in an exhibition... Posted an all-around score of 38.525 (2nd) with a second-place finish on floor (9.750), fifth on vault (9.775), third on bars (9.650) and 11th on the beam (9.250) in the home meet against Boise State... Was USU's top all-arounder in the BYU tri-meet with Denver, logging a season-high 38.675 (3rd), posting 9.750's on both vault (T-6th) and floor (T-9th), as well as 9.700 on bars (10th) and a 9.475 on beam (13th)... Tallied a season-high 38.775 in the all-around (4th), posting a 9.775 on vault (T-4th), 9.750 on floor (5th), 9.675 on beam (5th) and 9.575 on bars (9th)... Captured second in the all-around vs. Southern Utah with a new season-high of 38.800... Also tied her season-high on beam with a 9.725 (T-4th) and posted scores of a 9.725 (T-4th) on bars, a 9.675 (T-5th) on floor and tied for third on vault (9.675)... Won the all-around with a career-best 39.100 in the home dual against BYU, posting a 9.825 (2nd) on the floor, 9.800 (2nd) on the beam, 9.700 (5th) on the bars, as well as a 9.775 (5th) on the vault... Earned America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week honors for her performance for the week of Feb. 15-20, the first USU gymnast to collect the accolade since 2008... Was USU's top all-arounder at the Cal State Fullerton tri-meet, finishing third with a 38.750, posting a season-best 9.825 on vault (T5th) as well as 9.675 on floor (9th) and 9.625's on both bars (T10th) and beam (12th)...Tied her season-high on vault in the tri-meet at Boise State with a 9.825 (T-3rd), along with scoring an 8.175 (17th) on bars, 9.650 (9th) on beam, and tied for fourth on floor with a 9.700 and finished with an all-around of 37.350 (5th)... Posted a career-high for the second time in four meets in the all-around in the SJSU dual with a 39.250, winning the vault with career-high tying 9.850 as well as posting a season-high 9.825 on beam in finishing second along with a tying a season-best 9.750 on bars (T4th) and added a 9.825 on floor (4th)... Won the all-around in the home meet against Sacramento State with a 39.075, including winning the vault (9.775), bars (9.750) and floor (9.825) and seventh in the beam (9.725)... Named the America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of March 16-21 for the second time this season... Earned second-team all-WAC honors by taking fourth in the all-around with a 38.950 at the WAC Championships...Posted a 9.800 (T-12th) on vault and a 9.650 (24th) on bars...Also placed 17th on beam (9.750) and tied for 19th on floor (9.750).

LAST SEASON: Missed five meets with illness... Returned in regular-season finale in Southern Utah dual... Competed in three events at the WAC Championships, finishing tied for 12th on beam (9.750), tied for 17th on bars (9.600) and tied for 19th on vault (9.750)... Was third in the all-around in the season-opening meet at Kentucky with a 37.575... Was third on vault in the Central Michigan dual with a 9.725... In the dual at Southern Utah, won the vault (9.800) and finished fourth in the all-around (38.200)... At the Boise State meet, won the all-around with a season-best 38.950, as well as tying for the win on vault (9.850) for second vault win in a row... In the dual with Cal State Fullerton, won a career-best two events, tying for the vault win for the third meet in a row (9.825), as well as tying a career-best on floor with a 9.850... Was USU's top all-around finisher at the Utah dual, placing third with a 38.350, highlighted by a 9.825 on floor to tie for third... Scored a 9.750 on vault (6th) in the home dual vs. SUU in her return to line-up... Earned academic all-WAC accolades in addition to earning the USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award.

UTAH STATE TIDBITS

USU RECORD BOOK WATCH - USU has three total gymnasts and two regional qualifiers that have marks in the USU record book in senior Heather Heinrich and junior Jackie Dillon.

Heinrich's current season average of 9.779 ranks as the No. 7 spot on USU's season-average list, while her season and career-high 9.850 on vault from the San Jose State dual on March 12 is tied for the No. 23 spot and fifth-highest score on vault.

Heinrich also posted a 9.756 average on vault in 2009, which is No. 14 on USU's season-average list for the event... Heinrich bumped her 9.723 average from 2007 out of the top 20 list.

Heinrich has three of the 17 season-best marks on the single vault score list, all with 9.850's, done this season in the SJSU dual, as well as Jan. 30, 2009 and originally posted as her career-high on March 31, 2007 at the WAC Championships.

Dillon's 9.713 bars season-average from 2009 is No. 15 on the Aggies' season-average list for the event, while her 9.732 vault season-average from 2008 is No. 16 on USU's season-average list for the event.

The third Aggie gymnast is sophomore Rebecca Holliday, whose 9.706 bars season average is No. 17 on USU's single-season average on the event.

NO ALL-WAC RETURNERS FROM LAST YEAR - The start of the 2010 season marked the first time in Utah State's five seasons in the WAC that the Aggies don't have anyone returning that earned all-WAC accolades the previous season... It is the first time since 1992 that USU doesn't have an all-WAC honoree from the previous season after not having any Aggie gymnasts earn all-conference honors at the 1991 conference meet.

THE A-LIST - Utah State's three freshmen's first names all start with A in Amanda Corn, Amelia Montoya and Amanda Watamaniuk.

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