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DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire Athletic Director Marty Scarano has announced the release of the State of Athletics, which highlights the 2008-09 Wildcat season. Within this report you will find team-by-team accomplishments, both in the field of competition and in the classroom that will illustrate another highly successful year in Wildcat athletics.
DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire gymnastics program has spaces available in their summer Day Camp which will be held June 29-July 2. Go to www.unhwildcats.com to signup and download the required forms. Or campers may register on site, June 29th at 8:30 a.m., outside the gymnastics gym located on the South side of the bottom floor of the UNH Field House. Classes run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The cost is $150 for ½ day (mornings only, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.) or $300 for a full day.
DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire gymnastics program will host an instructional girls’ gymnastics camp this summer. Sign up today for the Day Camp that will be held June 29-July 2. Both morning and full-day sessions are available.
Campers will participate in structured classes including vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, tumble track, conditioning and dance. Classes will be rotated each day so all campers will have equal opportunities at each event. Wildcat athletes and coaches will provide instruction for both beginner and advanced gymnasts.
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DURHAM,N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team held its annual team awards banquet Saturday, May 2 at the Squamscott Room in Holloway Commons. A total of fourteen gymnasts were honored, including four who received individual awards. Senior captain Justine Turner (Salem, N.H.) received the most hardware, as she was named Most Inspirational and MVP. The Most Inspirational is given to a gymnast who does the most on-and-off the mats, while the MVP is given to the most valuable gymnast. Turner finished her Wildcat career with career highs of 9.9 on vault, 9.75 on bars, 9.825 on beam, 9.875 floor and a 38.925 on all-around. She was named to the All-EAGL Tournament team in 2008 and to the EAGL All-League squad the past two years.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.—Carrie Doyle was named the women’s gymnastics NCAA Northeast Regional Administrator of the Year as voted upon by the head coaches.
Doyle, who serves as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator at UNH, was nominated by 30th-year head coach Gail Goodspeed in recognition of Doyle’s continued support for women’s gymnastics.
“Carrie Doyle can look at any situation and give positive suggestions to enhance the student-athlete's experience.” She supports our program goals of helping each student-athlete achieve her full potential, both in the classroom and in the gym,” said Goodspeed. “I also have an appreciation for her communication abilities. Her support has been key to the success of our gymnastics program.”
TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team wrapped up its 2009 season with a fifth place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regionals held at the University of Alabama.
Alabama took first place in the meet with an impressive high score of 197.0. Placing second was the University of Oklahoma with a team mark of 196.6. Both schools will move on to compete at the NCAA finals on April 16 at the University of Nebraska.
Rounding out the field, the University of Missouri was third (196.0), followed by Central Michigan (194.950), UNH (193.650) and Maryland (192.725).
DURHAM, N.H.-- UNH fans interested in following the Women's Gymnastics NCAA Northeast Regional Meet at Alabama on Sat., April 4 at 6 p.m. (CT) can watch stats live or listen to a live radio broadcast of the meet via the internet at www.unhwildcats.com.
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DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team learned today that it will be competing in this year’s NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, which are being held at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Sat., April 4. at 6 p.m.
The No. 35-ranked Wildcats will be going up against some of the top gymnastics teams in the nation, starting with No. 3 Alabama, No. 9 Oklahoma, No. 15 Missouri, No. 32 Central Michigan and No. 35 Maryland to round out the six-team Northeast Regional field. The Wildcats and Terrapins are tied at 35 in the national rankings.
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RALEIGH, N.C.— The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team placed fifth out of eight teams competing at this year's East Atlantic Gymnastics League Championships held at Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of North Carolina State University Saturday evening.
UNH recorded a solid team score of 194.650. The overall winner of the meet was the host school North Carolina State with a team total of 195.7, followed in second place by West Virginia (195.5), North Carolina (194.825), Pittsburgh in fourth place (194.675), Maryland (194.525), George Washington (193.050) and Rutgers (189.125).
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DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team is headed to North Carolina State on Sat., March 21, to take part in the East Atlantic Gymnastic League Championships. The action is set to begin at 3 p.m. Other teams in the conference in addition to UNH, include West Virginia, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Maryland, Pittsburgh, George Washington and Rutgers. The Wildcats are looking to improve on last year’s third-place finish at EAGLs and also need to post a team score in the high 195’s or higher in order to make it to the NCAA Regionals this season. The team is presently ranked 37th in the nation and needs to make the top 36 teams to be selected for NCAA Regionals. The NCAA field of teams will be announced on Mon., March 23.
DURHAM, N.H.—The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team had 14 student-athletes named to the EAGL All-Academic team on Tuesday in recognition of their outstanding work in the classroom.
A total of 97 student-athletes from the eight East Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) schools have been named to the squad. The Wildcats were tied for second in league with 14 members.
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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team was narrowly defeated by Michigan State University, 195.675-195.350, Sunday afternoon in Lundholm Gymnasium on Senior Day. However, UNH’s team score was the second highest of the season and boosts their RQS score, as the ‘Cats look to return to the NCAA Northeast Regionals.
Vault was the best event for New Hampshire, as the top three finishers for the team all set personal-records. Senior Justine Turner (Salem, N.H.) notched a 9.9 to take second place. Sophomore Katie Caliendo (Manorville, N.Y.) earned third place with a 9.85 and junior Kelsey Alwin (St. Michael, Minn.) tied for fourth place with two Spartans (9.825).
DAVIS, Calif—The University of New Hampshire gymnastics team placed third out of four teams at a West Coast quad meet held on the campus of UC Davis. The winner of the meet was Sacramento State (194.625), followed by UC Davis (192.950), UNH (192.525) and Bowling Green (192.40). The Wildcats are now 15-7 on the season heading into their final home meet of the season vs. Michigan State on March 15, Senior Day. The Wildcats continue to excel in the vault and were led by junior Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine) and sophomore Katie Caliendo (Manorville, N.Y.) as they gave UNH a 1-2 punch with respective scores of 9.8 and 9.775. The Wildcats performed well as a team in the event, posting a 48.5.
DURHAM, N.H.- Junior University of New Hampshire gymnast Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.) was named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Specialist of the Week for her outstanding performance in UNH’s 194.825-193.9 victory over George Washington University this past weekend.
LaFountain won the two events that she competed in against GWU. For the sixth time this season, she took first place on beam with a personal-best score of 9.9. She also posted the top spot in the floor exercise with a judgement of 9.825, which marked the third time this season LaFountain earned first place honors in the event.
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DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team kept its home-unbeaten streak alive as it defeated George Washington University, 194.825-193.90. The Wildcats are now 14-5 overall, and sport an impressive mark of 6-0 at Lundholm Gym. The best event for UNH was its first, the vault. The ‘Cats claimed the top six spots, and were led by junior Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine). Diodati notched a 9.875 to take first place. Senior captain Justine Turner (Salem, N.H.) took second with a 9.850 and sophomore Katie Caliendo (Manorville, N.Y.) earned third with a 9.80. The Wildcats continued to excel on bars, as they went 1-2 in the event. Freshman Ali Carr (Chelmsford, Mass.) took first place with a career-best 9.9. Diodati captured second with a 9.85. Freshman Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Pa.) tied her personal-best, a 9.8, to tie for fourth place.
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire gymnastics team will host the annual Showcase for the Arts art contest on Saturday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m. The popular contest has been held for the last 10 years and has involved local schools and gymnastics clubs. Children are encouraged to create a design that will serve as the cover of the program at the March 15 meet versus Michigan State.
DURHAM, N.H.—Junior University of New Hampshire gymnast Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine) was named Co-East Atlantic Gymnastics League Specialist of the Week for her outstanding efforts on vault and bars in meets at Maryland and Penn State this past weekend. She shared the honor with Kristen Simpson of George Washington. Against Maryland, Diodati took first-place honors on vault with a score of 9.875 and she placed third on bars with a judgement of 9.80. in a narrow loss at Maryland (195.1-194.225).
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics team placed second out of a field of four teams at a quad meet held on the campus of Penn State University on Saturday night in Rec Hall. The Wildcats posted a solid team score of 193.4 in their second away meet in two days. The winner of the meet was Penn State (196.175), while Bridgeport placed third (189.475) and Rutgers finished fourth with a mark of187.525. UNH is now 13-5 on the 2009 season.
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COLLEGE PARK, Md.-- The University of New Hampshire women's gymnastics team performed well in a meet at the University of Maryland, but was unable to come up with the victory after being edged by the Terrapins 195.1-194.225.With the loss, the Wildcats are now 11-4 on the season. UNH, as has been the case for much of this season, proved to be best on vault with a team score of 48.975. Leading the way in the event for the 'Cats was junior Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine), as she took first place overall in the meet with a high score of 9.875. The Wildcats claimed three of the top four scores in the event.
DURHAM, N.H.—Junior University of New Hampshire gymnast Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.) earned East Atlantic Gymnastic League Specialist of the Week honors on Tuesday after posting a pair of first-place finishes at the Fox Run Invitational on Feb. 14 at Lundholm Gym. LaFountain led all gymnasts on balance beam with a 9.825 and then posted a career-best 9.9 in the floor exercise to lead all gymnasts in the four-team meet. It marked the second time that LaFountain earned EAGL Specialist of the Week honors in 2009. The Wildcats took first place overall at the Fox Run Invite, posting an impressive team score of 194.875.
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DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire’s women’s gymnastics team went 1-2-3 in every event en route to winning their annual Fox Run Invitational Saturday night. UNH earned their second-highest score of the season, a 194.875, while Bridgeport came in second with a 189.40, followed by Air Force (187.80) and Yale (157.50). Senior Justine Turner (Salem, N.H.) was the top gymnast on vault as she scored a 9.825 to earn first place. Sophomore Katie Caliendo (Manorville, N.Y.) notched second with a mark of 9.775 and junior Kelsey Alwin (St. Michael, Minn.) captured third (9.725).
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Raleigh, N.C.—The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team placed fourth out of five teams at North Carolina State’s Governor’s Cup meet on Saturday evening.
North Carolina State won the meet with a high score of 194.950, followed by North Carolina (194.450), Maryland (193.675), UNH (191.775) and Towson (191.70).
Leading the way for the ‘Cats was Keeley Smith (University Place, Wash.) who won the balance beam competition with the high score of 9.825. Junior Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.) tied for third place on beam with a score of 9.775. Beam was the team’s second-best event, as UNH scored a 48.6 team score. The team was strongest on vault with a mark of 48.875.
DURHAM, N.H.- Down by .225 in their final event, the University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team put on a showcase on the floor exercise to come back and win against the University of North Carolina, 196.25-195.95. Not only do the Wildcats remain undefeated on the season (7-0), but UNH’s score goes into the record books as the fifth-highest team score in school history.
Starting off on vault, junior Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine) set a personal record with a score of 9.925 to earn first place. Diodati also claimed a spot in the record books, as her mark ties for eighth place in UNH’s top vault individual scores. Senior Justine Turner (Salem, N.H.) tied for fourth place by tying her personal record of 9.875.
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Department of Athletics proudly announces that events for Go Pink! with the Wildcats will launch this weekend. The first event will take place on Thursday, January 29 with the women’s hockey team facing off against Boston College at the Whittemore Center Arena at 7:00 p.m. The game will celebrate Hockey East’s Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer annual event. There will be a pink team signed stick raffled off at the game as well as an opportunity for fans to purchase pucks for the second intermission chuck-a-puck contest. All proceeds will be donated to benefit breast cancer research.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn.—The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team remains undefeated this season with a 6-0 record after winning a tri-meet at Bridgeport on Sat., Jan. 24.
The Wildcats won the meet with a high score of 192.900, while Bridgeport captured second place (186.975), followed by Yale in third (184.60).
As has been the case in all three meets this season, UNH took first place in all four events.
Leading the team again this week was junior Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine), as the EAGL Gymnast of the Week took first-place honors in both the vault and on bars with identical scores of 9.85. She also led the way in the all-around for the afternoon, taking first place with a four-event total of 38.750, after posting a mark of 9.45 on balance beam to tie for fourth and a score of 9.6 in the floor exercise for sixth. It was her first time competing in the all-around competition during her UNH career.
DURHAM, N.H.—Junior University of New Hampshire gymnast Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine) received the East Atlantic Gymnastic League’s top honor on Tuesday morning when she was named EAGL Gymnast of the Week following her outstanding efforts in the Wildcats’ quad victory at Pitt on Jan. 17.
Diodati recorded two first-place scores of 9.825, taking home top honors in both vault and uneven bars. She also posted an impressive mark of 9.775 on balance beam for the ‘Cats.
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PITTSBURGH- The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team improved to 4-0 on the season after winning a quad meet at the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday night (Jan. 17) with an impressive season-high score of 194.025. Individual Wildcat gymnasts won or tied for first in all four events. Placing second in the meet was Pittsburgh (193.025), followed by Bridgeport (188.475) and Air Force (186.90). Leading the way for the ‘Cats was junior Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine) who posted first-place finishes on both vault and bars. In the vault she led all gymnasts with an impressive score of 9.825 out of a field of 24. On bars she posted a high score with another 9.825 to earn first-place honors.
DURHAM, N.H.—University of New Hampshire junior gymnast Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.) was named the East Atlantic Gymnastic League (EAGL) Specialist of the Week for her outstanding performance in the Wildcats’ season-opening victory over Rutgers on Jan. 10.
LaFountain competed in two events and placed first in both, posting a 9.825 on balance beam (tied for first) and led all gymnasts in the floor exercise with a mark of 9.850.
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DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team beat EAGL-rival Rutgers University (191.575-185.275) to open their 2009 campaign with a win. The Wildcats either had two gymnasts tie for first place, or finished 1-2, in every event.
Sophomore Katie Caliendo (Manorville, N.Y.) and senior captain Justine Turner (Salem, N.H.) tied for first place on the vault with a score of 9.775. That mark tied Caliendo’s personal record. Junior Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine), who competed at last year’s NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on vault, took third place with a mark of 9.750. In her first collegiate meet and event, freshman Danielle Reibold (Horsham, Penn.) took fifth place with a 9.650.
The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team opens its 2009 campaign this Saturday (Jan. 10), with a home meet against EAGL rival Rutgers University. The action begins at 1 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium. With 12 impressive letter-winners returning and several talented freshmen on the roster, UNH head coach Gail Goodspeed has plenty of skilled gymnasts on the roster to make a run at the EAGL title and another trip to the NCAA Regionals in 2009. The Wildcats return two individual gymnasts who competed in the NCAA Northeast Regionals as individuals last season in juniors Taryn LaFountain (Utica, N.Y.) and Helena Diodati (Scarborough, Maine). LaFountain placed fifth on balance beam with a 9.875, while Diodati competed in the vault and on bars.
DURHAM, N.H. — A new season of high-level competitions for the UNH Women's Gymnastics team is about to begin. The gymnasts are ready to show off their routines and invite you to their preview event on Sun.,Dec.7, 2008 at 1 p.m. The "Meet the Team" event will include a blue/white competition from the gymnasts on all four events. The team has been split into two separate teams and will compete head-to-head to gain points for their team. This will be followed by a girls’ clinic at which girls of age 5 years and older will have the chance to work with the UNH gymnasts and coaching staff.
DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics team recently announced its competitive 2009 season schedule. The announcement was made by head coach Gail Goodspeed. The Wildcats begin this year's exciting campaign at home vs. EAGL rival Rutgers on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. The meet will give fans a chance to see their favorite veteran gymnasts, plus several outstanding freshmen competing for the first time for the ‘Cats.
DURHAM, N.H.— The University of New Hampshire women’s gymnastics squad tied a program record by placing nine gymnasts on the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches For Women All-Academic Team honoring their outstanding efforts in the classroom in 2007-08. The women’s gymnastics program also had nine gymnasts recognized as All-Academic selections in 1999.