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20070416 Three Wildcats to Compete Individually at NCAA Championships(1)
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/16/2007
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<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> <TABLE borderColor=navy height=151 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width=11 align=right bgColor=white border=2> <P> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><IMG height=200 src="http://www.nmnathletics.com.edgesuite.net/pics7/200/NP/NPVWAQVEHMPTIJE.20070404221309.jpg" width=142 border=0></TD></TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size=2>Karin Wurm</FONT></TD></TR> <TR> <TD><IMG height=200 src="http://www.nmnathletics.com.edgesuite.net/pics10/200/QJ/QJKJCPFNRQGSPVD.20070404221337.jpg" width=142 border=0></TD></TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size=2>Jamie Holton</FONT></TD></TR> <TR> <TD><IMG height=200 src="http://www.nmnathletics.com.edgesuite.net/pics21/200/KI/KIYOKGGGZTUIMWS.20070416185209.jpg" width=137 border=0></TD></TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size=2>Brittney Morgan</FONT></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE></P></SPAN></st1:City> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"></SPAN></st1:City> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">TUCSON</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> gymnasts Karin Wurm, Brittney Morgan and Jamie Holton will each travel to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Salt Lake City to compete individually at the NCAA Championships on April 26. All three will compete during Session 2, which is set to begin at 7 p.m. (MDT) in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Jon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">M.</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Huntsman</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center, the NCAA announced on Monday</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></st1:place></st1:City></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Wurm, a 5-4 junior, will rotate with LSU and will be appearing as an all-around competitor for the second straight year, after placing second in the all-around with a total of 39.425 at the South Central Championships last Saturday in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">McKale</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. In individual events, Wurm placed second on bars (9.875), fifth on floor (9.9.850, eighth on vault (9.800). In addition, she set a new career high on beam as she shared second place honors with a 9.900. On the year, Wurm won seven bars titles, three floor titles and five all-around titles. Last season, she placed 16<SUP>th</SUP> overall during Session 1 at the NCAA Championships, withy a total of 39.025.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Morgan, a 5-2 freshman, will make her NCAA Championships debut after qualifying as an all-arounder and will rotate with UCLA. In the South central Regional Championships, Morgan recorded a score of 39.275 to place tied for fourth overall. In individual events, she tied for second place on vault with a score of 9.800 and on beam with a 9.900. She shared ninth place on bars with a 9.775 and added a 9.750 on floor. On the season, Morgan won three vault titles, one beam title and one all-around title.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Holton, a 5-5 senior, is one of three individual event specialists who will compete at the NCAA Championships. She will participate in the third rotation with Washington's Chelsea Bakken and after Denver's beam event. She qualified individually on the balance beam for her career-best performance of 9.925 at the South Central Region Championships, which earned her the first individual beam title of her career. She is one of three individual event specialists that will compete at the NCAA Championships. On the season, Holton scored a 9.800 or higher in the event eight times, with eight Top-5 finishes. She was named to the All-Pac-10 on the balance beam and floor.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>As a team, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> missed out on qualifying for the NCAA Championships by a 0.050 margin, placing third behind Stanford and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="COLOR: black">&rsquo;s score of 196.025 was the highest of any non-advancing team from each of the regionals. The score was also higher than the scores of four advancing team&rsquo;s from other regionals, including both UCLA and LSU from the Southeast Regional.</SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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