Aubree Cristello will be representing the University of Arizona in the 2013 NCAA National Gymnastics Championships presented by Northwestern Mutual
Juniors Shana Sangston and Barbara Donaldson plus senior Aubree Cristello earned All-Academic Accolades for the 2013 season
The No. 18 Arizona women's gymnastics team posted the second highest post season score in program history to take third place at the NCAA Columbus Regional
Where the Cats sit heading into the 2013 NCAA Regional Gymnastics Championships
The No. 18 Arizona women's gymnastics team opens the post-season conference competition in the 2013 NCAA Columbus Regional
Now in his 15th season at the helm of the
Ryden also has established himself as one of
In Ryden's tenure as both
In 2012 Ryden led the team to a regular season record of 13-5 as well as the program's 26th consecutive post season appearance, which ended with a bang as senior Katie Matusik and then junior Aubree Cristello qualified to compete at the NCAA Championships. Cristello had success as an all-around competitor, while Ryden coached Matusik to a national third place title on the balance beam.
2011 marked the 25th consecutive postseason appearance for the Wildcats, as Ryden led the team to fourth and fifth place victories at the Pac-10 Championships and NCAA Regional Championships (respectively).
Despite an injury filled beginning, Ryden coached the Wildcats to a 24th consecutive postseason appearance, as well as a third place finish at the NCAA Regional Championships in the 2010 season. Ryden also coached three Wildcats (Deanna Graham, Molly Quirk and Aubree Cristello) to Pac-10 All-Conference awards for all-around.
In 2009, the 12th-year head coach helped the Wildcats reach their 23rd consecutive postseason. A year earlier, Ryden led
In 2007, Ryden led a talented team to a 19-9 overall record, including a fourth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships and a third-place finish at the South Central Regional Championships. Most importantly, Ryden has spearheaded the construction of
Even after replacing six seniors, including the school's all-time leading scorer Monica Bisordi, Ryden led the 2006 Wildcats to a #13 national finish and into the postseason for the 20th straight year. Junior Aubrey Taylor and Sophomore Karin Wurm emerged as gymnasts to contend with at the national level as both represented
In 2005, with the largest senior class in Ryden's tenure, the Wildcats earned 24 victories, the most for the program since 1996, when the Wildcats finished with a 36-10 mark. In doing so,
In 2004, Ryden led his program to new heights.
In an injury plagued season in 2003,
Ryden made his first appearance at the NCAA Championship meet as a head coach in 2002, leading the Wildcats to an 11th place national finish and a 19-13 overall record. This was also the season Ryden was named Pac-10 Conference Coach of the Year and South Central Regional Coach of the Year. In the Pac-10 Championships,
In his sophomore season as the
Ryden took over the Wildcats beginning with the 1999 season after being an
Long considered one of the top collegiate coaches in the country, Ryden is certainly no stranger to
Ryden, who started at
Not surprising, given his coaching proficiency, Ryden has an impressive background as a gymnast himself. He competed both nationally and internationally for
Ryden earned a B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from