Utah State Gymnastics 2011 Year In Review Notes
Utah State gymnastics finished the 2011 season with a 3-18 overall and 1-4 Western Athletic Conference record... USU finished fifth at the 2011 WAC Championships at San Jose, Calif., at the San Jose Event Center, scoring a 191.850.

 
Utah State gymnastics finished the 2011 season with a 3-18 overall and 1-4 Western Athletic Conference record... USU finished fifth at the 2011 WAC Championships at San Jose, Calif., at the San Jose Event Center, scoring a 191.850.
 
 

May 25, 2011

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Utah State Gymnastics
2011 Year In Review
3-18, 1-4 WAC

2011 COMPLETE - Utah State gymnastics finished the 2011 season with a 3-18 overall and 1-4 Western Athletic Conference record... USU finished fifth at the 2011 WAC Championships at San Jose, Calif., at the San Jose Event Center, scoring a 191.850... The Aggies scored a 47.750 on vault, a 48.475 on bars, a 47.175 on beam and a 48.450 on floor for a total of 191.850... Senior Jackie Dillon tied for seventh in the all-around with a 38.600, her fifth score this season of at least a 38.500... Freshman Rachel Vaske was ninth with a 38.250 while senior Lyndsie Boone was 11th with a 38.100... Dillon was USU's top finisher on floor, tying for eighth with a 9.800, as well as tying for 10th on bars with a 9.750... Junior Haley Hogan was the top Aggie on beam with a 9.675 while freshman Paige Jones was USU's top vaulter, scoring a 9.725 to tie for 15th.

While USU did not qualify for the NCAA Regionals, the Aggies did send five individuals, sweeping the individual events and two of the all-around spots, sending a total of five individuals... Seniors Jackie Dillon and Lyndsie Boone along with freshman Rachel Vaske qualified in the all-around while junior Nicole Simoneau made it on bars and beam and freshman Paige Jones qualified on vault and floor... It was Boone's fourth regional trip after qualifying on beam as a freshman in 2008 and in the all-around the last two seasons... It was Dillon's third regional trip, but first in the all-around after making it on bars last year and on vault in 2009... It was Simoneau's second trip on bars, qualifying in 2009, and first on beam... The pair of freshmen, Jones and Vaske, made their first NCAA appearances.

2011 UTAH STATE GYMNASTICS
TEAM AWARDS

TEAM MVP Jackie Dillon

MOST IMPROVED Brittany Mackins

HARDEST WORKING Paige Jones

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING Amanda Watamaniuk

ACADEMIC SUCCESS Amanda Watamaniuk

BIG BLUE SCHOLARSHIP FUND Jackie Dillon

IN THE RANKINGS - Utah State finished with a No. 47 ranking in the Troester/GymInfo Women's Gymnastics Coaches Poll... USU had a final Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 192.935, a season-average of 192.483 and a season-high of 194.550.

Rank 	Team 	Team RQS 	Avg. 	High
47	Utah State	192.935	192.483 	194.550

HITTING THE HIGHS - Utah State posted three of its top four team scores in the last four meets of the regular season, including the season-high of 194.550 on Senior Night in the Aggies' home finale against Cal State Fullerton on March 4... USU scored its top scores on bars and beam in that meet as well, posting a 49.000 on bars and a 48.625 on beam... In their regular-season finale at Southern Utah with Iowa on March 12, the Aggies notched their season-high on vault registering a 48.600, and logged a season-best on floor of 48.925 in the home dual against Boise State on February 18.

WINNER, WINNER CHICKEN DINNER - Through Utah State's 12 teams meets, the Aggies collected 17 individual winners after four event winners in the home finale on March 4, collecting three event titles and the all-around win... It was Utah State's second meet of the season with three event winners, but the first of the year with a total of four titles counting the all-around... The 17 winners tops last year's season total of 10 and is closing in on the 19 in 2009, while the Aggies had 24 wins in 2008... Junior Nicole Simoneau led the team with seven wins, all on bars, while seniors Lyndsie Boone and Jackie Dillon along with freshman Cammie Muhr all had three wins... Boone had two vault titles and one floor win, while Dillon had two all-around wins and a floor victory, and Muhr had three beam titles... Freshman Paige Jones owns one vault title, earning the first win of her Aggie career by winning the event at the Sacramento State dual.

USU NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY - This is the fourth year in a row and fifth in last six that USU did not qualify for Regionals as a team, but the Aggies have sent at least three individuals in each of the last four years... The last time that Utah State qualified for Regionals as a team was 2007... Last season USU sent three individuals, after sending five in 2009, 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 five individuals will be trying to become the first national qualifier for the Aggies since all-arounder Amber Jamison in 1999.

USU WAC CHAMPIONSHIPS HISTORY - Utah State's best finish at the WAC Championships was third, done twice... The first was 2007 at Cedar City, Utah, hosted by Southern Utah, and then the Aggies matched that finish last year at Fullerton, Calif., hosted by Cal State Fullerton... The Aggies hosted the 2006 WAC meet their first year in the conference and also the first year that gymnastics was reinstated as a conference sport after a 13-year layoff, and USU finished fourth... Utah State's other finishes were fifth in 2008 at Boise, Idaho, sixth in 2009 at Sacramento, Calif., and now sixth in 2011 at San Jose, Calif.

USU has had five WAC individual champions, including four by Jessica Parenti-Otte (bars, 2006; all-around, vault, bars in 2007) and Meagan Lewis co-champion on floor, the only shared conference title in the last four years, prior to last season's three-way logjam atop the medal stand between Boise State's Amy Glass, Sac State's Cayla Boyce and Southern Utah's Caitlin Kennedy.

WAC-LESS IN SAN JOSE - Utah State did not have an all-WAC honoree for the first time in USU's six seasons in the league... It was also the first time since 1991 that the Aggies did not have an all-conference honoree.

ACADEMIC ALL-WAC - Four Utah State gymnasts earned academic all-WAC honors: senior Lyndsie Boone, who had a 3.16 GPA as an entrepreneurship major, junior Haley Hogan who had a 3.06 GPA as a watershed & earth systems major, junior Rebecca Holliday, who had a 3.26 GPA as a journalism and communication major and sophomore Amanda Watamaniuk, who had a 3.71 GPA as a human movement science-pre-physical therapy major.

WHITESIDES SCHOLAR-ATHETES - USU had a total of 13 gymnasts earn Utah State Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Awards, consisting of 10 current and three more former gymnasts : senior Lyndsie Boone as an entrepreneurship major, senior Jackie Dillon as a entrepreneurship major, junior Haley Hogan as a watershed & earth systems major, junior Rebecca Holliday as a journalism and communication major, freshman and undeclared major Paige Jones, freshman Brittney Mackins as a biology major, a social work major junior Chelsea Marquardt, freshman Cammi Muhr as a psychology major, elementary education major, freshman Rachel Vaske, freshman Samantha Wagner in psychology, and sophomore Amanda Watamaniuk as a human movement science-pre-physical therapy major... Additionally USU had former gymnasts Erica Huelsmann as a bio-chemistry major, elementary education major Maegan Snodgrass and Julia Wilkins as a human movement science-pre-physical therapy major.

ABOUT UTAH STATE - Utah State finished with a No. 47 ranking in the Troester/GymInfo Women's Gymnastics Coaches Poll... USU had a final Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) of 192.935, a season-average of 192.483 and a season-high of 194.550... The Aggies were fourth in the WAC and eighth in the North Central final rankings... USU was also fourth in the WAC on two of the four apparatus: vault (48.400 RQS/48.173 avg./48.600 high), bars (48.555 RQS/48.308 avg./49.000 high), while ranking fifth on the other two events: beam (47.820 RQS/47.575 avg./48.625 high) and floor (48.625 RQS/48.427 avg./48.975 high).

Individually, junior Nicole Simoneau was fourth in the WAC, tied for 11th in the North Central region and tied for No. 55 in the country with a 9.835 RQS and a 9.765 average with a season-high of 9.875... Simoneau is also tied for 14th in the conference and 38th in the region on beam with a 9.710 RQS and a 9.584 average with a season-best of 9.750... Senior Lyndsie Boone was tied for eighth in the WAC and tied for 24th in the region on vault with a 9.775 RQS and a 9.738 average with a high score on the season of 9.825... Fellow senior Jackie Dillon was tied for ninth in the WAC and tied for 21st in the region on floor with a 9.800 RQS and a 9.771 average, with a top season score of 9.850... Dillon was also sixth in the conference and 12th in the region as well as 76th in the nation in the all-around with a 38.720 RQS and 38.423 average with a season-high score of 38.150.

AGGIES' BEAM TEAM BEAMING - USU's streak of improving its beam score in each meet was stopped in the season-finale after the Aggies had bettered their season-high on beam in each of the last three meets, posting a 49.000 in the home finale dual vs. Cal State Fullerton... The 49.000 is just shy of the Aggie Top 10 lists, and would be ranked tied No. 11 in the USU record books, just behind the three-way tie for the No. 8 spot on Utah State's top 10 list of 49.100, last done on Feb. 6, 2004... The 49.000 is the Aggies' highest beam score since Feb. 10, 2006, also posting a 49.000.

IN THE RECORD BOOKS - The Aggies left their mark in several spots in the USU record books in 2011, with one individual event high, three individual season averages and two team season averages marks:

INDIVIDUAL EVENT HIGHS Bars - T24. Nicole Simoneau - 9.875 - 2/18/11 - Boise State dual

INDIVIDUAL SEASON AVERAGES Bars - 7. Nicole Simoneau - 9.767 - 2011 Floor - T17. Jackie Dillon - 9.763 - 2011 Vault - T18. Lyndsie Boone - 9.725 - 2011

TEAM SEASON AVERAGES Floor - 9. 48.427 - 2011 Bars - 10. 48.308 - 2011

MUHR SUCCESS ON BEAM - Freshman Cammi Muhr's beam title in the BYU/Arizona tri-meet gave USU its first individual title in the event since Nicole Simoneau won it on Feb. 6, 2009... On the season, Muhr collected three wins on the event after taking top honors at the Sacramento State dual and in the home finale vs. Cal State Fullerton... The beam titles is the most by a USU gymnast since at least 2005, bettering Jessica Parenti-Otte who won two in both 2006 and 2007.

7-11 4 SIMONEAU - Junior Nicole Simoneau could be sponsored by the slurpee wielding convenience store if it were allowable by NCAA rules, as the junior won the bars title outright or shared the top honor in seven of USU's 12 meets this season, winning it in the Southern Utah dual, the tri-meet with Arizona and BYU, the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State, the dual at Southern Utah and the home dual vs. Boise State, the dual at Boise State and the home finale dual vs. Cal State Fullerton... The only meets that she didn't win the bars title was at the San Jose State tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the dual at Sacramento State, the home dual vs. Utah, (her first non-win at home) and the tri-meet at Southern Utah with Iowa.

UTAH STATE FAB 15 - The 15 gymnasts on USU's 2011 roster was the most on an Aggie roster since 2006, after having 13 on the 2010 roster, 12 on the 2009 ledger... USU had 14 gymnasts on the 2008 and 2007 rosters, while having 16 on the 2006 roster.

UTAH STATE'S RICHARDS NAMED NACGC CO-REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR - Utah State gymnastics head coach Jeff Richards was named the NCAA Division I National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC) North Central Region Co-Coach of the Year, in a vote by the region's head coaches at the NCAA Division I Gymnastics North Central Regional. Richards shares the award with Utah co-head coach Megan Marsden.

Richards led five Aggie individuals to the NCAA North Central Regional Championships last Saturday in Denver, Colo. Senior Jackie Dillon was eighth in the all-around with a score of 38.450 to lead the Aggies on the night. The eighth-place finish was the highest of the night for Utah State. Freshman Rachel Vaske was 12th in the all-around with a score of 38.025. Senior Lyndsie Boone capped off an amazing Utah State career, finishing 14th in the all-around with a score of 37.950.

2011-12 USU GYMNASTICS SIGNING CLASS Breyanna Aufiero - Sparks, Nev. (Bishop Manogue Catholic HS/Deltchev Gymnastics Club) Kaitlyn Betts - Canton, Mich. (Plymouth HS/Euro Stars Gymnastics Club) Sarah Landes - Edmond, Okla. (Deer Creek HS/Dynamo Gymnastics Club) Kristen Meyers - Smithville, Mo. (Smithville HS/Edge Riverside Gymnastics Club)

UTAH STATE GYMNASTICS SIGNS KAITLYN BETTS - Utah State gymnastics head coach Jeff Richards announced on April 14, 2011 that Kaitlyn Betts has signed a letter of intent to compete for the Aggies in the 2011-12 season.

Betts becomes the fourth member of the Aggies' 2011 signing class, joining Breyanna Aufiero of Sparks, Nev., Sarah Landes of Edmond, Okla., and Kristen Meyers of Smithville, Mo.,, who all inked letters of intent with Richards and the USU program back in November.

A native of Canton, Mich., Betts competes at Euro Stars Gymnastics Club for head coaches Peter and Tania Gueorguiev. She was third in the all-around at the 2010 Level 10 Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament (NIT) with a 37.100, finishing second on vault with a 9.525 and fourth on bars, seventh on floor and 13th on beam. She was also third on bars at the Level 10 Regionals. Betts was sixth on vault at the 2009 Level 10 Regionals. In 2008, she was fourth in the all-around at the Level 9 Nationals, finishing second on floor and fifth on vault, as well as the 2008 Level 9 Regional all-around champion. She trained at Euro Stars through the 2005 season, then moved to Michigan Elite Gymnastics Academy (MEGA), before returning to Euro Stars in the fall of 2010.

"Kaitlyn is the fourth freshman to round out our 2011-2012 signing class, and we're very happy she signed with us," Richards aid. "The loss of two of our main vaulters in departing seniors Lyndsie Boone and Jackie Dillon was going to be hard to replace. Vaulting became our main focus of recruiting. Kaitlyn brings a big vault along with three other solid events. She also takes her academics very seriously and will be entering Utah State as an engineering major."

Betts attends Plymouth High School in Canton, Mich., and will graduate this spring ranking in the top 100 of her high school class of over 500 students. She is the daughter of Steve and Mary Beth Betts.

UTAH STATE GYMNASTICS SIGNS THREE TO 2011 SIGNING CLASS - Utah State head gymnastics coach Jeff Richards announced the signings of three gymnasts to compete for the Aggies in 2011-12.

Breyanna Aufiero of Sparks, Nev., Sarah Landes of Edmond, Okla., and Kristen Meyers of Smithville, Mo., have inked letters of intent with Richards and the USU program.

"I am very excited about our 2011 class. This class will have an instant impact on the team and will compliment the 2010 freshmen class very well. They have strong academics, strong gymnastics and a strong work ethic," Richards said.

Aufiero competes under the tutelage of Stoyan and Anni Deltchev at Deltchev Gymnastics Club in Reno, Nev., where she was the Nevada state champion as well as placing second in the region in 2009, along with being her club's gymnast of the year. She won the Level 10 all-around title at both the FLIPS Invitational and the Roseville Invitational. Aufiero was also the Level 9 Nevada state champion in the all-around, floor and beam, while placing second on vault. She also won three Level 9 all-around invitational titles.

She is the daughter of Richard and Sylvia Aufiero, and attends Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno, Nev. Aufiero plans on majoring in pre-med/oncology at Utah State.

Landes competes for Dynamo Gymnastics Club for head coaches Dennis and Shannon Harrison in Oklahoma City, Okla., where she placed fifth in the Level 10 all-around at the Oklahoma state meet, as well as finishing ninth in the all-around at regionals and 18th at the National Invitational Tournament. Landes previously competed at Metro Gymnastics Club, where she won the Shannon Miller Award for Level 9, an award that honors gymnasts who bring outstanding recognition to the sport and to the state of Oklahoma. Landes was also the Metro Gymnastics team captain.

She is the daughter of Darrin and Pam Landes, and attends Deer Creek High School in Edmond, Okla. Landes plans on majoring in exercise science/pre-athletic training at Utah State.

Meyers competes at Edge Riverside Gymnastics Club under head coaches John Laudie and Laura Habel in Riverside, Mo., where she was club teammates with current Aggie freshman gymnast Paige Jones. Meyers was eighth in the all-around at the Missouri state meet as well as third in the all-around at regionals, qualifying to JO Nationals. She was also the Missouri state champion in 2008. Meyers also is a four-time recipient of the Hardest Worker Award from Edge Gymnastics.

She is the daughter of David and Lori Meyers, and attends Smithville High School in Smithville, Mo. Meyers plans on majoring in exercise science/sports medicine at Utah State.

PAIR OF USU GYMNASTICS SIGNEES DO WELL AT JUNIOR OLYMPIC NATIONALS - A pair of Utah State gymnastics signees had a solid performance on May 14 at the Junior Olympic National Championships in Long Beach, Calif.

Kaitlyn Betts was the Senior D division national vault champion with a 9.700, while fellow signee Sarah Landes was 12th in the Senior C division all-around with a 37.700. Betts also tied for eighth on bars with a 9.375, while Landes tied for 10th on floor with a 9.625.

"Kaitlyn is a strong vaulter, and that is why we recruited her. he will give us strength in an event where we have been very weak," USU head coach Jeff Richards said. "Sarah competed very well at JO Nationals. She is a very consistent and strong athlete across the four events. She will bring strength to our vault, beam and floor events."

LAST TIME OUT - Utah State's five gymnasts competed well Saturday at the Denver Regional of the NCAA Gymnastics Championship, hosted by the University of Denver at Magness Arena. Senior Jackie Dillon was eighth in the all-around with a score of 38.450 to lead the Aggies on the night. The eighth-place finish was the highest of the night for Utah State.

Freshman Rachel Vaske was 12th in the all-around with a score of 38.025. Senior Lyndsie Boone capped off an amazing Utah State career, finishing 14th in the all-around with a score of 37.950.

This was Boone's fourth regional trip after qualifying on beam as a freshman in 2008 and in the all-around the last two seasons. It was Dillon's third regional trip, but first in the all-around after making it on bars last year and on vault in 2009. It was junior Nicole Simoneau's second trip on bars, qualifying in 2009 and first on beam. Freshman Paige Jones and Vaske also made their first NCAA appearances.

Dillon tied her season high on vault with a 9.775, finishing tied for 23rd. Boone was 39th with a 9.600, while Jones finished 40th with a 9.550. Vaske scored a 9.275 on vault which was good for 42nd.

On bars, Simoneau led the Aggies with a 9.800 which was the ninth time this season that she has recorded a score of 9.800 or higher this season. It was also the highest score of the night for any Aggie and good enough for her to tie for 14th. Boone was tied for 19th with a score of 9.775 which was her second-highest score on bars this season. Vaske finished tied for 34th with a score of 9.650, while Dillon was 34th, recording a 9.550.

Simoneau led the way for Utah State on beam with a 9.625 which tied her for 27th, just ahead of Boone who was tied for 29th with a score of 9.575. Vaske was 31st with a 9.550, while Dillon finished 34th with a 9.450.

On the final rotation, floor exercise, Dillon led the way, finishing 35th with a 9.675. Vaske was 37th with a 9.550, while Jones was 39th with a 9.425. Boone had her roughest event of the night, finishing in 41st with a 9.000.

Arkansas and Florida advanced to nationals by finishing first and second with a 196.550 and 196.425, respectively. The Aggies' Western Athletic Conference foe Boise State was third with a 196.400. Host Denver was fourth with a 195.625. Arizona and BYU were fifth and sixth, respectively at 195.400 and 194.650.

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.

Last season, Richards guided Utah State to a third-place finish at the WAC Championships, tying USU's best WAC finish in the Aggies' five years in the league, matching the 2007 third-place finish. Two Aggies earned all-WAC honors as Heather Heinrich earned second-team all-WAC honors by finishing fourth in the all-around. Sophomore Rebecca Holliday also earned second-team all-WAC accolades by finishing tied for fifth on bars and tying for sixth on beam. Richards also mentored three USU NCAA Regional qualifiers in all-arounders Heinrich and Lyndsie Boone as well as bars specialist Jackie Dillon.

Richards, who was born and raised in Logan, is a 1988 graduate of Logan High School and 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.

Richards has two daughters, Kanyon (16) and Kennedy (13) who live in Menomonie, Wisc.

A GLANCE AT THE AGGIES ­

Lyndsie Boone - Opened the season at the Southern Utah dual by tying a then-career-high with a 38.850 in the all-around, finishing third, while also winning the vault with a 9.800, just shy of career-best 9.825, as well as tying the floor title with a 9.825, also .025 off top score of career on the event, also was sixth on beam (9.450) and 10th on bars (9.600)... In the home tri-meet with BYU and Arizona, won the vault for the second-straight meet, tying career-high with a 9.825, sharing the event title, on the way to an all-around score of 37.950 (4th), including 9.675 on floor (T6th), 9.475 on beam (T9th) and an 8.975 (18th) on bars... Did not compete in the San Jose State tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire nor the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State due to an injury... Returned to action in the road dual at Southern Utah, and was USU's lone all-arounder, finishing third with a 38.025 after posting 9.750 on floor (8th), 9.575 on vault (T10th), 9.400 on bars (8th) and 9.300 on beam (10th)... In the dual at Sacramento State, scored a 9.800 on vault (2nd) and a 9.550 on floor (T8th)... Posted 9.775 on both floor (T7th) and vault (T5th) along with a 9.675 (T10th) on bars in the dual vs. Boise State... In the dual vs. Utah, posting a 9.725 on bars (9th), a 9.700 on vault (8th) and a 9.050 on floor (12th)... Scored a 9.700 on vault (6th), a 9.675 on bars (T7th) and a 9.600 on floor (10th) at the Boise State dual... Had a successful Senior Night in the home dual vs. Cal State Fullerton, notched career-high 38.975 in the all-around (2nd), as well as posting career-best 9.825 on bars (T2nd), along with a 9.750 on both vault (T2nd) and beam (T3rd), and a 9.650 on floor (T6th)... Tied for fourth in the all-around at the Southern Utah tri-meet with Iowa, posting 38.875, and was USU's highest placer on vault, finishing 10th with a 9.800, as well as the top Aggie on beam scoring a 9.700 to tie for seventh, also score a 9.700 on bars (13th) and 9.675 on floor (15th)... At the WAC Championships, placed 11th in the all-around with a 38.100, logging a 9.725 on bars (T15th), a 9.700 on floor (T22nd), a 9.650 on vault (27th) and a 9.025 on beam (33rd)... Finished 14th in the all-around at the NCAA North Central Regional meet with a 37.950 total, posting a 9.775 on bars (T19th), a 9.600 on vault (39th), a 9.575 on beam (T29th) and a 9.000 on floor (41st)... An Academic all-WAC and a USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

LAST SEASON: An NCAA North Central Regional all-around qualifier, placing 15th with a 38.550, including registering a season-high 9.725 on bars (T23rd)... Posted career-highs in the season for vault, beam, floor and all-around... Was the top Aggie on vault at the WAC Championships, tying her career-high 9.825 (T-8th), as well as scoring a 9.750 on floor (T-29th) and a 9.525 on beam (29th)... She also tied her career-best with a 9.825 on vault (2nd) in the Boise State dual... Posted career-highs on beam with a 9.775 (6th) and in the all-around with a 38.850 (3rd) at the Sacramento State dual... Logged 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... Was second in the all-around at the UNH Invite with a 37.825... Won 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)... Missed meets against Utah, Southern Utah, BYU and Cal State Fullterton due to a knee injury, but returned to action in the Boise State tri-meet as the Aggies' top all-arounder, placing second with a 38.225... An academic all-WAC honoree.

Brandie Dickson - Saw first action of season in the home dual vs. Boise State, posting an 8.075 in an exhibition bars performance... Posted a 9.575 on bars in an exhibition performance at Boise State... Did not compete in the Cal State Fullerton dual, at the Southern Utah tri-meet with Iowa, nor at the WAC Championships.

LAST SEASON: Logged a 9.575 on bars at the CMU dual in an exhibition performance... Posted a 9.775 on bars to tie for third at the UNH Invite... Tallied a 9.575 (10th) on bars at the SUU dual... Finished with a 9.050 (9th) on bars in the home meet against Boise State... Missed the BYU tri-meet with Denver with an injury.. Made her collegiate vault debut in the Utah dual, posting a 9.100 (10th), as well as logging a 9.675 on bars (8th)... In the Southern Utah dual, scored a 9.000 on both vault and bars, placing 11th in both, and made her collegiate debut on floor scoring an 8.675 (10th)... Against BYU, placed 10th on the vault (9.325), ninth on the bars (9.550), while posting a 9.400 on the floor (11th)... Posted 9.550 on bars (T13th), a season-high 9.350 on vault (14th) and 9.100 on floor (16th) in the Cal State Fullerton tri-meet with UCLA... Competed only on floor in the tri-meet at Boise State, scoring an 8.550 (17th)... Logged a 9.675 on bars (T8th) in the San Jose State dual... Finished 12th in the bars (9.500) in the home meet against Sacramento State... Notched a 9.600 (27th) on bars at the WAC Championships.

Jackie Dillon - Competed in the all-around for first time in career in the Southern Utah dual, notching a 37.825 in tallying a 9.750 on floor (4th), 9.675 on vault (8th), 9.450 on beam (7th) and 8.950 on bars (12th)... Improved on all-around score in the Arizona/BYU tri-meet with a 38.500, including a 9.775 on vault (T4th), 9.725 on bars (T5th), 9.675 on floor (T6th) and a 9.325 on beam (11th)... Was fourth in the all-around at the SJSU tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a 37.650, posting 9.775 on floor (T6th), 9.600 on vault (T7th), 9.325 on beam (11th) and 8.950 on bars (13th)... In the BYU quad with Iowa State and Southern Utah, was USU's top all-arounder with a 37.825 (5th), posting 9.750 on floor (T8th), 9.700 on vault (4th), 9.250 on bars (23rd) and 9.125 on beam (21st)... Logged a season-high on beam at Southern Utah with a 9.725 (3rd), while tying season-best with a 9.775 on floor (7th) as well as posting a 9.700 on vault (T6th)... Won the all-around at the Sacramento State dual with a 38.100, registering a 9.750 on floor (T3rd), a 9.700 on vault (T4th), a 9.525 on beam (8th) and a 9.125 on bars (9th)... Registered 38.650 (2nd) in the all-around of the Boise State dual, tying career-high with a 9.825 on floor (T4th), while also logging 9.675's on both vault (9th) and bars (T10th) as well as 9.475 on beam (9th)... Registered a career-best and USU season-best 39.025 (3rd) in the all-around of the Utah dual, setting a new career-high on floor with a 9.850 (4th), as well as scoring a season-best 9.750 on bars (T7th), along with a 9.775 on vault (5th) and a 9.650 on beam (9th)... At the Boise State dual, notched a 38.450 in the all-around (2nd), posting 9.700 on floor (7th), 9.675 on beam (T4th), 9.600 on vault (9th) and 9.475 on bars (11th)... Had a smashing Senior Night in the home dual vs. Cal State Fullerton, winning both the all-around (39.150) and floor (9.825), setting a new all-around career-best, while also tying career-high on bars with a 9.825 (T2nd), as well as 9.750's on both vault (T2nd) and beam (T3rd)... Tied fourth in the all-around at the Southern Utah tri-meet with Iowa, posting a 38.875, and was the highest USU gymnast on floor, tying for seventh with a 9.775, and also scored a 9.775 on vault (T11th) a 9.675 on beam (9th) and a 9.650 on bars (T14th)... Was USU's top placer in the all-around at the WAC Championships, tying for seventh with a 38.600, tallying a 9.800 on floor (T8th), a 9.750 on bars (T10th), a 9.700 on vault (19th) and a 9.350 on beam (29th)... Was also the Aggies' top finisher at the NCAA North Central Regionals, placing eighth in the all-around with a score of 38.450, tying season-high on vault with a 9.775 (T23rd), as well as recording a 9.675 on floor (T35th) 9.550 on bars (40th) and a 9.450 on beam (34th)... A USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

LAST SEASON: Qualified on bars for the NCAA North Central Regionals, tying for 35th with a 9.525... Tallied 9.675's on both bars (2nd) and vault (6th), as well as an 8.825 in her career debut 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)... In the SUU dual, scored a 9.700 (6th) on beam and also posted a 9.700 (7th) on bars and a 9.450 (7th) on vault... Scored a 9.550 (8th) on vault, 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 (T-10th), 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 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).

Haley Hogan - Posted a 9.625 on beam as an exhibition performance in the Southern Utah dual... In the Arizona/BYU tri-meet, logged an 8.925 on beam in an exhibition performance... Was the top Aggie on beam at the SJSU tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire, tying for second overall with a 9.675... At the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State, posted a 9.500 on beam (18th)... Logged a 9.575 on beam (T7th) at the Southern Utah dual... Posted a 9.625 on beam (T5th) at the Sacramento State dual... In the dual vs. Boise State, tied career-high with a 9.750 on beam (T4th)... Scored a 9.125 on beam and placed 12th in both the Utah dual and the dual at Boise State... Did not compete in the home dual vs. Cal State Fullerton... Was 13th on beam (9.575) at the Southern Utah tri-meet with Iowa... At the WAC Championships, posted a career-best and 9.750 on beam (T17th), which was USU's highest score of the meet on the event... Earned Academic all-WAC as well as USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award honors.

LAST SEASON: Competed in the all-around for the first time as an Aggie in the BYU tri-meet with Denver, posting a 36.975 (7th) in the all-around, and in her first official bars action scored what would be a career-best 9.650 (11th), as well as 9.300 on vault (16th), 9.025 on floor (18th) and 9.000 on beam (17th)... In second all-around action, also notched a 36.975 in the all-around at the Utah dual, tallying 9.350 on vault (9th), as well as a 9.425 on floor (8th), 9.125 on beam (10th) and 9.075 on bars (12th)... In the home dual vs. SUU, was fourth in the all-around (36.525), posting 9.350 on vault (9th), 9.300 on bars (10th), 9.050 on beam (11th) and an 8.825 on floor (9th)... In the home dual against BYU, placed fourth in the all-around with a 37.550, posting a career-high 9.750 on the beam (4th), a season-high 9.475 on the vault (9th), 8.900 on the bars (12th) and a 9.425 (10th) on the floor... Was fourth in the all-around at the Cal State Fullerton tri-meet, notching a season-best 9.550 on floor (12th), 9.250 on vault (15th), 8.900 on bars (16th) and 8.850 on beam (17th)... Posted a career-high all-around score of 38.050 (3rd) in the tri-meet at Boise State, logging a 9.450 (T-16th) on vault, tied for 11th place on bars with a 9.625, scored a 9.600 (10th) on beam, and a 9.375 (15th) on floor... Competed in limited action in the SJSU dual due to injury, only as an exhibition performer on bars, posting a 9.750, which would have been a career-high... In the home meet with Sacramento State, placed eighth on beam and 12th on floor with scores of 9.600 and 9.425, respectively... Competed on beam at the WAC Championships, scoring a 9.225 (T-32nd)... Earned academic all-WAC accolades.

Rebecca Holliday - In the season-opener Southern Utah dual, was second on beam with a 9.775 and also tied for second on bars with a 9.725, as well as posting a new career-best on vault (9.700)... Tied for eighth on bars in the Arizona/BYU tri-meet with a 9.700, along with logging 9.450 (18th) on vault and a 9.050 (13th) on beam... Logged 9.700 on bars (T4th), 9.600 on vault (T7th) and 8.850 on beam (16th) at the SJSU tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire... At the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State, posted a 9.725 on bars (T17th) and 9.550 on vault (T18th)... Registered a 9.650 on bars (5th) 9.600 on vault (9th) and a 9.100 on beam (12th) at the Southern Utah dual... At the Sacramento State dual, scored a 9.700 on beam (2nd), a 9.275 on bars (T7th) and a 9.075 on vault (12th)... Scored a 9.725 on bars (T6th), a 9.100 on vault (12th) and an 8.350 on beam (12th) in the dual vs. Boise State... Did not compete in either the Utah dual nor the dual at Boise State, due to an injury sustained during warm-ups of the Utah dual... Returned to action in the Cal State Fullerton dual, posting a 9.675 on bars (7th), a 9.475 on vault (T8th) and an 8.325 on beam (12th)... In the tri-meet at Southern Utah with Iowa, logged a 9.725 on bars (T9th) and a 9.600 on vault (16th) as well as a 9.075 in a beam exhibition performance... At the WAC Championships, scored a 9.600 on bars (T23rd) and a 9.100 on vault (33rd)... An Academic all-WAC and a USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

LAST SEASON: Earned two second-team all-WAC honors 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... Missed the first five meets of the season due to injury... Made season debut in the dual at Utah, logging a career-high 9.800 (T-4th) on bars, USU's top bars score... Continued extended action by competing on both bars and beam in the dual vs. Southern Utah, scoring a 9.600 (8th) on bars and made season debut on beam with a 9.100 (10th)... Placed eighth on the bars (9.650) and 11th on the beam (9.000) in the home meet against BYU... Was the top Aggie on beam at the Cal State Fullerton tri-meet, finishing tied for eighth with a season-high 9.675, as well as a 9.625 on bars (T-10th)... Posted two new season-high scores in the tri-meet at Boise State with a 9.650 (14th) on vault and a 9.750 (7th) on beam and also scored a 9.625 (T-11th) on bars... Logged a career-best and USU season-high 9.850 on bars in the SJSU dual, collecting second, as well as tallying a 9.700 on beam (T7th) and 9.575 on vault (9th)... Finished tied for third on the bars (9.700), sixth on the vault (9.625) and 11th on the beam (8.675) in the home meet against Sacramento State... Earned academic all-WAC honors.

Paige Jones - Made collegiate debut with doing the all-around in the Southern Utah dual, posting a 37.150 (5th), logging 9.700 (T-5th) on vault, 9.675 on bars (5th), 9.225 (11th) on floor and 8.550 on beam (12th)... Improved on all-around score with a 37.675 in the Arizona/BYU tri-meet, logging a 9.750 (2nd) on floor, 9.725 on vault (T7th), 9.700 on bars (T8th) and an 8.500 (18th) on beam... Continued improvement in the all-around at the SJSU tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a career-best 38.450, while finishing second on vault with 9.725, tying a season-best and tied for third on floor with a 9.825, also a new season-high, while also logging season-best 9.225 on beam (13th) and adding a 9.675 on bars (T6th)... At the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State, notched a 9.725 on bars (17thth), 9.575 on floor (T22nd) and 9.500 on vault (21st)... Logged a 9.725 on floor (9th), a 9.700 on vault (T6th) and an 8.700 on bars (T11th) at the Southern Utah dual... Won the vault with a season-best 9.825 at the Sacramento State dual, along with tying for third on both floor (9.750) and bars (9.525)... Posted a career-high with a 9.850 on floor (T2nd) in the dual vs. Boise State, while also tying career-best 9.725 on bars (T6th) and posting a 9.750 on vault (T7th)... Notched 9.750's on both bars (T7th) and floor (6th) as well as recording 9.725 on vault (7th) in the Utah dual, in addition to posting an 8.7 in an exhibition beam performance... At the Boise State dual, scored a 9.675 on both floor (8th) and bars (T7th), as well as a 9.650 on vault (7th)... Registered a 9.800 on floor (T2nd), 9.625 on vault (5th) and a 9.175 on bars (T10th) in the home dual vs. Cal State Fullerton... Logged a 9.775 on vault (T11th), a 9.750 on floor (T10th) and a 9.225 on bars (17th)... Posted a 9.725 on vault (T15th) at the WAC Championships, as well as a 9.050 on floor (T34th)... At the NCAA North Central Regionals, logged a 9.550 on vault (40th) and a 9.425 on floor (39th)... A USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Competed for Edge Gymnastics coached by John Laudre and Laura Habel... Two-time Level 10 regional qualifier... Won the vault and was third in the all-around at the 2010 Level 10 Missouri State Championships... Also finished second in the all-around at the Wine Country Classic in 2010... Finished fifth at the 2007 Level 9 Western Nationals... Earned Level 10 Hardest Worker Award for Edge Gymnastics... A four-year Honor Roll member at Smithville HS.

Brittney Mackins - In collegiate debut in the Southern Utah dual, competed on floor in an exhibition performance, posting a 9.450... Did not compete in the Arizona/BYU tri-meet, nor the SJSU tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire, nor the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State... Recorded a 9.200 in a floor exhibition performance at Southern Utah dual... Did not see any action at the Sacramento State dual, nor in the home dual vs. Boise State... Competed officially for the first time this season in the Utah dual, posting a 9.425 (11th) on floor... Notched a 9.475 on floor (T11th) at the Boise State dual... Scored an 8.950 in a floor exhibition performance in the home finale vs. Cal State Fullerton... Did not compete in tri-meet at Southern Utah w/Iowa, nor at the WAC Championships... A recipient of the USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Competed for Parkettes Gymnastics coached by Bill and Donna Strauss, Robin Netwall, John Holman and Milo Johnson... Level 10 regional qualifier four years in a row... Helped team win the Pennsylvania team title six years in a row... Personal best for Level 10 qualifier in all-around was 35.650.

Chelsea Marquardt - Did not compete in the Southern Utah dual... Posted an 8.900 on beam in an exhibition performance in the Arizona/BYU tri-meet... Did not compete in the SJSU tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire... Scored a 9.675 on beam (T13th) and a 9.425 on vault (T23rd) at the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State... Posted a 9.400 in a beam exhibition performance at Southern Utah dual... Scored an 8.775 on beam (12th) at the Sacramento State dual... Posted a 9.025 on beam (11th) in the Boise State dual, along with an 8.150 in a bars exhibition performance... Registered a career-best 9.725 on beam (T6th) in the Utah dual, as well as posting a 9.600 bars exhibition performance... At the Boise State dual, scored a 9.575 on beam (9th)... Missed the last half of the season with an injury... A USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

LAST SEASON: In first collegiate competition since 2008 and first career all-around performance, placed eighth in the all-around at the CMU dual with a 35.500, posting a 9.600 on bars (T-6th), a 9.500 on vault (8th), a 9.100 on floor (9th) and a 7.300 on beam (12th)... At the UNH Invite, logged a 9.775 on bars (T-3rd), a 9.450 on vault (18th) and a 9.400 on floor (T-19th)... Finished fourth in the all-around at the SUU dual with a 37.600, while tallying a 9.625 on bars (9th), a 9.550 on floor(T-8th), 9.500 on vault (11th) and an 8.925 on beam (12th)... Posted a 37.425 in the all-around (6th) with a 9.675 on beam (4th), 9.550 on vault (8th), 9.200 on floor (9th) and 9.000 on the bars (10th) in the home meet against Boise State... Logged a career-high 37.950 in the all-around (5th) in the BYU tri-meet with Denver, posting a career-best 9.750 on floor (T-9th), 9.550 on beam (T-11th), 9.500 on bars (14th) and a 9.150 on vault (17th), landing awkwardly and suffering a minor knee injury... Missed the next four meets with the injury... Returned to action in the San Jose State dual, logging a 9.675 on bars (T8th), 9.650 on floor (T-8th) and 9.300 on vault (12th)... Posted a 9.675 on the floor (T-7th) and a 8.950 on the vault (12th) in the home meet against Sacramento State... At the WAC Championships, tallied a 9.675 on bars (T-19th), 9.525 on vault (34th) and 8.375 on floor (36th).

Amelia Montoya - Did not compete in the Southern Utah dual... Tied a career-high with a 9.725 (T3rd) on floor in the Arizona/BYU tri-meet... At the SJSU tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire, logged a 9.725 (9th) on floor, tying career-high for second-straight meet, while also posting 9.325 on vault (12th) and 9.050 on bars (12th).... At the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State, scored 9.625 and placed 20th on both bars and floor... Posted an 8.950 on floor (12th) at the Southern Utah dual, as well as an 8.950 in a bars exhibition performance.... Recorded a 9.075 on floor (12th) and an 8.975 on bars (12th) at the Sacramento State dual... Did not compete in the home duals vs. Boise State and Utah, as well as the road dual at Boise State due to injury suffered at Sac State... Returned to action with a bang, logging a career-high 9.750 on floor (T4th) in the Cal State Fullerton dual... Scored a 9.625 on floor (17th) at the Southern Utah tri-meet with Iowa... Registered a 9.600 on floor (T26th) at the WAC Championships.

LAST SEASON: Was USU's top all-arounder at the CMU dual in collegiate debut with a 37.925 (4th), logging a 9.575 on vault (7th), a 9.500 on bars (9th), a 9.450 on beam (4th) and a 9.400 on floor (8th)... Competed in three events at the UNH Invite as a precaution for a possible injury, posting a 9.725 on floor (T-8th), a 9.550 on vault (14th) and a 9.100 on beam (20th)... For the second time in three meets, was USU's top all-arounder at the SUU dual, logging career-highs in three events plus all-around score with a 38.600, good for second, as well as top marks of 9.650 on beam (T-4th), 9.675 on bars (7th) and 9.600 on vault (9th) in addition to a 9.675 on floor (7th)... In home meet against Boise State, finished third in the all-around (38.050), posting a 9.600 on vault (7th), 9.525 on bars (7th), 9.300 on the beam (9th) and 9.625 on floor (5th)... Missed five meets with an injury... Returned to limited action in the San Jose State dual, competing on floor only, posting a 9.600 (10th)... Placed 11th on the floor (9.500) in the home meet against Sacramento State... Logged a 9.625 on floor (25th) at the WAC Championships.

Cammi Muhr - Notched a 9.625 on floor (9th), 9.525 on vault (12th), and 9.000 on beam (10th) in the Southern Utah dual in collegiate debut... Won the beam title with a 9.800 in the Arizona/BYU tri-meet, as well as posting 9.550 on both vault (T17th) and floor (T12th)... Registered a 9.675 on floor (12th), while logging 9.300 on beam (12th) and 8.950 on vault (17th) at the SJSU tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire... At the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State, notched a 9.725 on floor (T12th), a 9.500 on vault (T21st) and 9.275 on beam (19th)... Posted a 9.625 on floor (11th), a 9.175 on beam (11th) and an 8.850 on vault (12th) at the Southern Utah dual... Won the beam title at the Sacramento State dual with a 9.725, while also logging a 9.550 on vault (10th) and a 9.400 on floor (10th)... Notched season-best 9.800 on floor (6th) in the Boise State dual, while also posting 9.750 on beam (T4th) and a 9.400 on vault (11th)... Scored a 9.575 on floor (10th), a 9.325 on vault (11th) and a 9.275 on beam (11th) in the Utah dual... At the Boise State dual, notched a 9.650 on floor (9th), a 9.600 on beam (8th) and a 9.525 on vault (10th)... Collected third beam title of season with a career-high tying 9.800 in the Cal State Fullerton home dual, as well as tied career-best with a 9.800 on floor (T2nd), and also scored an 8.650 on vault (12th)... Logged a 9.750 on floor (T10th), a 9.350 on beam (15th) and a 7.850 on vault (17th) at the Southern Utah tri-meet with Iowa... At the WAC Championships, recorded a 9.775 on floor (T11th), a 9.050 on vault (34th) and an 8.600 on beam (35th)... A recipient of the USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Competed for Grand Junction Gymnastics Club for coaches Brian and Kerri Bensley... Won the all-around, beam and floor, while finishing second on vault and bars at the Level 9 state meet in 2010... Won the beam at the Region 3 meet for Level 9... Was a three-time Junior Nationals qualifier from 2007-10... A member of the Grand Junction HS National Honor Society.

Christina Nye - Made collegiate debut in the Southern Utah dual, leading off USU's lineup on floor with a 9.400 (10th)... Did not compete in the BYU/Arizona tri-meet... Posted a new career-best with a 9.700 on floor (T10th) at the SJSU tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire... At the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State, recorded a 9.600 on floor (21st)... Recorded a 9.675 on floor (10th) at the Southern Utah dual... Tied for eighth on floor (9.550) at the Sacramento State dual... In the home dual vs. Boise State, scored a 9.550 on floor (11th)... Did not compete in the dual vs. Utah, the dual at Boise State nor the Cal State Fullerton dual with a minor injury... Returned to action at the Southern Utah tri-meet with Iowa, logging a 9.550 in a floor exhibition performance... Earned USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recognition.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Competed for Tytans Gymnastics coached by former USU legendary coach Ray Corn... Finished fourth in the all-around at the Gem State Invitational... Placed seventh in the all-around at the 2010 Vegas Cup... Member and chairman of the Logan HS National Honor Society.

Nicole Simoneau - Returned to action after redshirting the 2010 season at the Southern Utah dual, and won the bars title with a 9.825, while posting a 9.700 (4th) on beam... Won the bars crown in the Arizona/BYU tri-meet with a 9.850... At the SJSU tri-meet with Wisconsin-Eau Claire was tied for fifth on beam (9.625) and tied for sixth on bars (9.675)... Tied for the top honors on bars (9.850) along with posting a 9.750 on beam (T8th) at the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State... Won the bars title at the Southern Utah dual with a 9.825 and also posted a 9.700 on beam (4th)... Scored a 9.325 on bars (6th) and a 9.000 on beam (10th) at the Sacramento State dual... Won the bars title of the Boise State dual with a 9.875 as well as scoring a 9.750 on beam (T4th)... Recorded a 9.825 on bars (3rd) and a 9.725 on beam (T6th) in the Utah dual... In the dual at Boise State, won the bars title with a 9.800, the sixth bars win in nine meets, in addition to scoring a 9.675 on beam (T4th)... Collected seventh bars win in 10 meets this season, with a 9.850 in the Cal State Fullerton dual, posting 33rd score of at least a 9.800 in 38 career meets and 20th score of a 9.850 or higher in career, and also posted a 9.650 on beam, placing eighth... At the Southern Utah tri-meet with Iowa, logged a 9.750 on bars (8th), only the third score lower than a 9.800 this season in 11 meets, as well as notching a 9.200 on beam (16th)... Tied for 15th on bars at the WAC Championships with a 9.725 as well as tied for 21st on beam with a 9.650... At the NCAA North Central Regionals, led the Aggies with a 9.800 which was the ninth time on the season to record a score of 9.800 or higher, and was also the highest score of the night for any Aggie and good enough to tie for 14th, and also led the way for USU on beam with a 9.625 (T27th).

2009: An NCAA Regional participant on bars, finishing 38th with a 9.175... Earned second-team all-WAC honors on both bars and beam at the WAC Championships by finishing fifth on both, posting a 9.825 on beam to finish in a four-way tie for fifth, while notching a 9.850 on bars... It was the ninth score in a row of at least 9.800... Notched a 9.800 on bars (2nd) in the season-opener at Kentucky, as well as a 9.425 on vault (10th) and 9.100 on beam (T-6th)... Was USU's lone event winner in the Central Michigan dual, winning the bars with a season-best 9.875... Also posted a 9.775 on beam, finishing as USU's top finisher in the event at third, as well as tied for sixth on vault (9.550)... At the dual at Southern Utah, won the bars for the second meet in a row with a 9.850, as well as a career-best 9.800 on beam (T-4th) and a 9.325 on vault (11th)... In the Boise State dual, won beam for the first time in career with a career-best 9.800, as well as scoring a 9.725 on bars (T-4th) and a 9.375 on vault (12th)... Won a career-best two events in the Cal State Fullerton dual, scoring a season-best 9.850 on bars, in addition to winning beam with a 9.750, and also scored a 9.425 on vault (12th)... In the dual with Utah, posted a 9.875 on bars (T-3rd), as well as a 9.725 on beam (7th) and a 9.475 on vault (11th)... Placed second on bars at the BYU quad meet with a 9.850, as well as 17th on beam (9.250)... Won the bars title at the San Jose State tri-meet with a 9.875, in addition to posting a 9.525 on vault (T-12th) and a 9.275 on beam (15th)... In the dual vs. Pittsburgh, registered a 9.825 on bars, as well as 9.500's on both beam (10th) and vault (12th)... At the San Jose State dual, won the bars with a 9.850, as well as a 9.600 on beam (4th) and a season-best 9.575 on vault (T-6th)... Won the bars event title in the BYU dual with a 9.875, tying then-season best for the fourth time this season, in addition to tying season-highs on both beam (9.800/4th) and vault (9.575/T-7th)... For the second meet in a row, won the bars title with a career-best and WAC season-high 9.925 in the home dual vs. Southern Utah, the third-highest score in USU history, along with posting a 9.525 on vault (T-11th) and 9.475 on beam (8th).

Rachel Vaske - In first collegiate meet in the Southern Utah dual, notched a 9.725 on floor (T-5th), 9.625 on bars (T-7th) and 9.600 on vault (9th)... Logged 9.675 (T10th) on vault, 9.550 on floor (T12th) and 8.850 on beam (17th) at the BYU/Arizona tri-meet... At the SJSU/Wisconsin-Eau Claire tri-meet, posted a 9.700 on floor (T10th), a 9.600 on bars (T9th) and a 9.525 on vault (9th)... Competed in the all-around for the first time of her collegiate career at the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State, logging a 37.700 (6th), posting a 9.575 on bars (22nd), 9.550's on both vault (T18th) and floor (24th), as well as a 9.025 on beam (23rd)... Scored a 9.625 on vault (8th) and a 9.550 on bars (6th) at the Southern Utah dual... At the Sacramento State dual, posted a 9.650 on vault (7th) and tied a season-best with a 9.625 on bars (2nd)... Recorded a season-high 9.650 on bars (12th) in the Boise State dual, while also logging 9.675 on floor (10th) and 9.650 on vault (10th), as well as posting a 9.500 in a beam exhibition performance, which would be a season-high score if counted... Notched career-high 38.600 (5th) in the all-around in the Utah dual, posting a 9.700 on both beam (8th) and floor (7th), as well as 9.600's on both vault (9th) and bars (11th)... At the Boise State dual, was third in the all-around with a 38.225, recording 9.675 on beam (T4th), 9.625 on bars (10th), 9.475 on floor (T11th) and 9.450 on vault (11th)... In the home finale vs. Cal State Fullerton, posted two career-highs in the all-around with a 38.625 (5th) and on bars with a 9.825 (T2nd), along with scoring 9.675 on beam (T5th), 9.625 on floor (8th) and a 9.500 on vault (7th)... At the Southern Utah dual with Iowa, posted a 38.000 (8th) in the all-around, logging a 9.650 on both vault (14th) and bars (T14th), along with a 9.575 on floor (18th) and a 9.125 on beam (18th)... Was ninth in the all-around at the WAC Championships with a 38.250, recording a 9.625 on bars (22nd), a 9.575 on both vault (T28th) and floor (T28th) as well as a 9.475 on beam (28th)... Notched a 38.025 at the NCAA North Central Regionals, scoring a 9.650 on bars (T34th), a 9.550 on both beam (31st) and floor (37th), and a 9.275 on vault (42nd)... A USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Competed for Midwest Gymnastics Club for coaches Ali Lim and Jess Graba, who is the twin brother of current Auburn head coach and former Utah and USU assistant Jeff Graba... Was a three-time Level 10 regional qualifier from 2008-10... A 2009 Level 10 NIT competitor, as well as the first alternate for 2010 Nationals... Helped Midwest Gymnastics Club win the 2010 New York and Rising Stars meets, as well as finishing fourth at the Minnesota State meet, after placing third the year before... Was a Level 9 qualifier for Western Regionals in 2007.

Samantha Wagner - Redshirted the season with an injury... A recipient of the USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Competed for Phenom Gymnastics coached by Jessica Holtz and Marco Bravo... Three-time regional qualifier... Qualified for the Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament in 2010... Placed third at the state meet on vault with a 9.700 in 2010.

Amanda Watamaniuk - Performed on bars in an exhibition performance in the Southern Utah dual, posting a 9.600... Notched a 9.600 (th) on bars in the BYU/Arizona tri-meet... Did not compete in the SJSU/Wisconsin-Eau Claire tri-meet... Did an exhibition performance on bars at the BYU quad meet with Southern Utah and Iowa State, logging a 9.600... Recorded a 9.475 on bars (7th) at the Southern Utah dual... Posted a 9.275 on bars in an exhibition performance at the Sac State dual... Did not compete in the home dual vs. Boise State... Posted a 9.025 (12th) on bars in the dual vs. Utah... Recorded a 9.650 on bars (9th) at the Boise State dual... Scored a 9.700 on bars in an exhibition performance in the home finale dual vs. Cal State Fullerton... At the Southern Utah tri-meet with Iowa, posted a 9.625 in a bars exhibition performance... Scored a 9.650 (T20th) on bars at the WAC Championships... An Academic all-WAC and a USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

LAST SEASON: Made collegiate debut at CMU dual, notching a 9.550 on bars (8th) and a 9.500 on vault (T-8th)... At UNH Invite, tallied a 9.725 on bars (T-9th) and a 9.575 on vault (T-11th)... Made all-around debut in the BYU tri-meet with Denver, finishing sixth with a 37.175, competing on beam and floor for the first time, logging a 9.650 on floor (T-16th), 9.625 on vault (T-12th), 9.125 on bars (16th) and an 8.775 on beam (18th)... Was third in the all-around vs. SUU with a 36.575, tying career-high score on the bars with a 9.725 (T-4th) and scored a 9.400 (8th) on vault, also posting an 8.850 (12th) on beam and an 8.600 (11th) on floor... Placed third in the all-around with a career-high 38.500 in the home meet against BYU, posting a 9.525 (8th) on the floor, 9.650 (6th) on the beam, 9.725 (3rd) on the bars, as well as a 9.600 (7th) on the vault... Led the Aggies on bars in the tri-meet at Boise State, while tying career-high for the third time with a 9.725 (T-8th) and also scored a 9.450 (T-16th) on vault, as well as posting a 9.425 on both beam (T-13th) and floor (14th)... In the San Jose State dual, finished fourth in the all-around (38.300), posting 9.700 on bars (7th), career-high 9.675 on beam (9th), 9.525 on floor (11th) and 9.400 on vault (11th)... Shared the bars title (9.750) and was also 11th on the vault (9.500) in the home meet against Sacramento State... At the WAC Championships, notched a 9.675 on bars (T-19th), a 9.600 on vault (31st) and 9.525 on floor (27th)... Earned academic all-WAC accolades as well as USU Whitesides Scholar-Athlete award.

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