20070412 Gymcat Corner: Jamie and the Cats are Determined for a Strong Regional Showing - The University of Arizona Official Athletic Site

 
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20070412 Gymcat Corner: Jamie and the Cats are Determined for a Strong Regional Showing
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/12/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">Hey GymCat Fans!</SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">It&rsquo;s that time of year... the POSTSEASON!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We are all working really hard on all the details because we know that every little bit counts, especially now!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"></SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">We competed at Pac-10&rsquo;s at ASU at the end of March.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We did very well overall, but I think we just wish that we could get a few routines back to try again!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Too bad mulligans aren&rsquo;t part of gymnastics!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We placed fourth behind UCLA, Stanford, and <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Karin tied for second on bars and tied her career high in the all-around.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>And another exciting part of the meet was Aubrey coming back to compete bars!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She had been out for awhile with her broken foot, but you never would have known that if you watched her routine!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She did awesome!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After the meet, we found out that Karin received All-Conference in the all-around and I received All-Conference on beam and floor!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This is the first time either of us has been nominated to the All-Conference team, and we felt very honored by it!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I know that I&rsquo;m excited because this means we get our picture on the wall in our practice gym!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-ascii-font-family: 'Century Gothic'; mso-hansi-font-family: 'Century Gothic'; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings"><SPAN style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings">J</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-ascii-font-family: 'Century Gothic'; mso-hansi-font-family: 'Century Gothic'; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings"><SPAN style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings"></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">But now it&rsquo;s time to get crackin&rsquo;!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This is our slogan for the postseason this year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>As you should know by now, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Arizona</B></st1:place></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> is hosting the South Central Regional Championships THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT 6PM IN MCKALE</B>!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>For those of you that may not know, every team is on a clean slate now. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>There are six different regions competing on Saturday, and the top 2 teams at each Regional qualify on to Nationals, which are in 2 weeks in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Utah</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We are currently a three-seed, so we have been working all season to get a good ranking to get into a good regional draw.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>And we are EXCITED about who we are hosting!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We have #4 Stanford, #8 <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType>, us, #20 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Illinois</st1:place></st1:State>, #26 ASU, and Illinois-Chicago.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>So this will be a little rematch of Pac-10&rsquo;s with four Pac-10 schools coming for Regionals!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We have been working on the little details this week, because we know that this meet will be really close... but we are DETERMINED to make it to Nationals!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>So PLEASE come out and support us this Saturday!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We are really excited to be hosting so that we can have that &ldquo;home crowd advantage&rdquo; on our side.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We would LOVE our fans to FILL THE STANDS!!!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Make sure to wear your <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> red and blue and cheer for your GymCats!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We wouldn&rsquo;t be where we are now without the support of you fans!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This is your last chance this season to watch the team in action... so don&rsquo;t miss it!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-ascii-font-family: 'Century Gothic'; mso-hansi-font-family: 'Century Gothic'; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings"><SPAN style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings">J</SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: Wingdings; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial; mso-ascii-font-family: 'Century Gothic'; mso-hansi-font-family: 'Century Gothic'; mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings"><SPAN style="mso-char-type: symbol; mso-symbol-font-family: Wingdings"></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">On a side note, I just want everyone to know how proud I am of this year&rsquo;s team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We have gone through a lot of rough times, a LOT of injuries, but yet we are still fighting through and doing incredible.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I think this is such a great attribute of our team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We are NEVER going to give up.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>No matter what happens, we are going to FIGHT until the day is done.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I think this is really going to help us this Saturday as we try to qualify to Nationals!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">Until next time... BEAR DOWN and GO GYMCATS!!!</SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 150%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Century Gothic'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">Jamie Holton<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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