Denice Pauga Athlete Profile

Denice Pauga

Denice Pauga
Position: All Around Height: 5-6 Roster Years: 1996-2000 Hometown: Lethbridge Last School: Lethbridge College

Personal

Parents are Tony and Roberta Pauga...is the middle of three girls...both sisters involved in gymnastics...older sister Cassie competed for BYU gymnastics team...likes singing, playing the piano (anything musical), hanging out with teammates and friends...majoring in elementary education.

Before BYU

Coached by Dan Niehaus and Tammy Sharp at the West Wind Gymnastics Club in Lethbridge ... named West Wind club Athlete of the Year for 1993-94 ... finished second in all-around at the 1992 Japan Friendship cup and the 1993 Canadian National Championships ... was third in all-around at the 1995 national trials and won the all-around title at the 1995 Canadian Nationals ... has high scores of 9.35 on floor, 9.3 on beam, 9.15 on bars.

Stats

Year	Vault	Bars	Beam	Floor	All-Around
1996 9.875 9.650 9.775 9.475 37.750
1997 9.875 9.775 9.925 9.825 38.575
1998 9.875 9.925 9.850

1996 | Freshman Year

tied for the Cougars' season-best on vault (9.875) and had a high of 9.775 on beam before injuries ended her season with just three meets remaining

1997 | Sophomore Year

career-bests on beam (9.925), floor (9.825), bars (9.825) and in all-around (38.575) and tied career-best on vault (9.875) ... missed only two bars routines and one vault all season ...

1998 | Junior Year

named co-Cougar of the Meet at Southern Utah with a 9.725 on the beam and a career-high 9.785 on bars ... tied for 3rd on bars at the NCAA Midwest Regional with a career-high 9.85 ... achieved a career-best and season team-high 9.925 on the beam at the Utah meet. 1999 ... had a medical redshirt year after suffering a hand injury before the season started.