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Here’s a look at how some other local athletes with local ties fared recently at the college level:

GYMNASTICS

Tiffany Chan (Nevada Union, ’01); UC Davis – The senior gymnast wrapped up her collegiate career with national titles on the balance beam and the floor exercise. Her fourth place finish on the vault, with a score of 9.500, gave her a three-time All-America status at the 2005 USA Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals at Cornell. Chan, now a seven-time All-American gymnast, scored a 9.775 on the balance beam and tied for the floor exercise title with Debra Huss of Seattle Pacific with a 9.850. She is the fourth Aggie to earn All-America honors in each of her four years.



Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03); UC Davis – The sophomore gymnast earned All-America honors as well on the vault, finishing in eighth place with a 9.137.

SKIING




Alice Miller (Nevada Union, ’02); University of California, Berkeley – The junior alpine ski racer was named a 2005 academic All-American after performing well at the National Collegiate Competition in March in McCall, Idaho, in addition to her high grade point average. This was the third year Miller qualified for nationals and has earned All-America status once and academic All-America status twice. She is also the president of the Cal Ski Team.

TRACK & FIELD

Jessica Lorson (Nevada Union, ’03); UC Davis – The freshman hurdler finished fourth in the 400 meter hurdles at the 2005 Woody Wilson Invitational at the University of California, Davis, with a time of 1 minute, 03.03 seconds.

Michael Davies (Nevada Union, ’02); Chico State – The junior long and triple jumper placed fourth in the triple jump going 13.93 meters while finishing eighth in the long jump with a leap of 6.42 meters.

SOFTBALL

Christina Guerland (Bear River, ’03); Yale – The sophomore second baseman went 2-for-6 with five putouts, four assists and a run in a doubleheader against Fairfield. The teams split the two games. In two losses against Columbia, Guerland went 2-for-6 with nine putouts and four assists. She also tallied five putouts in two losses to Cornell, while going 1-for-5 at the plate. The Bulldogs fell to 12-22 this season.

Stephanie Johansen (Nevada Union, ’01); Rutgers – The senior outfielder played in eight games this week, with her team splitting doubleheaders against Princeton and Rider while losing two games to both St. John’s and Seton Hall. Johansen went 8-for-26 with six runs and 5 RBIs. In the 8-5 win against Rider, she went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and 3 RBIs.

Amanda Poteet (Nevada Union, ’04); MIT – Poteet went 1-for-5 in two losses April 16 against Wellesley College. The next day, the Engineers beat Harvard’s JV squad 9-7 and 9-0.

Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – The sophomore third baseman went 3-for-11 with three putouts, three assists and one run in four losses to Sacramento State. The Gaels drop to 7-37 overall and 0-12 in league play.

BASEBALL

Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo – The sophomore pitcher started Sunday’s game against the University of California, Davis, and went five innings, giving up five runs on nine hits. Cal Poly lost 13-10 in 13 innings with the loss going to Rocky Roquet.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); UCLA – The junior outfielder went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a putout in the Bruins’ 4-2 loss to Loyola Marymount. In three games against the University of California, Santa Barbara, Roenicke went 4-for-10 with 12 putouts, 3 RBIs, two runs and two walks. The Bruins lost two of the three games against Santa Barbara and fall to 8-24.

Justin Deme (Nevada Union, ’03); Sacramento State – The sophomore pitched one out in a 9-4 win against the University of California. He also pitched one inning against Utah Valley State in which he gave up one hit and one run in the 8-3 Sacramento State win.

Chris Brown (Nevada Union, ’03); Solano Community College – The freshman catcher went 2-for-4 April 16 against Santa Rosa Junior College with a double and a put out. Solano lost the game 4-2.

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Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Stacy Hicklin via e-mail at stacyh@theunion.com or by phone at 477-4244.


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