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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
  • Older sister Cassie competed for BYU gymnastics team, as did younger sister Kirsten
  • Likes singing, playing the piano (anything musical), hanging out with teammates and friends
  • Majored 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
  • Also finished second at the 1993 Canadian National Championships
  • Finished third in all-around at the 1995 national trials
  • Winner of the 1995 Canadian Nationals all-around title
  • Recorded high scores of 9.35 on floor, 9.3 on beam and 9.15 on bars

Stats

Career Highs:

Vault: 9.875
Bars: 9.925
Beam: 9.925
Floor: 9.900
All-Around: 39.325


1996 | Freshman Year

  • Tied for the Cougars' season-best on vault (9.875)
  • Recorded a career-high of 9.775 on beam before injuries ended her season with just three meets remaining

1997 | Sophomore Year

  • Recorded a career-high 9.925 on beam 
  • Scored a career-high 9.825 on floor 
  • Posted a career-high 9.825 on bars 
  • Earned a career-high 38.575 in all-around  
  • Tied career-best on vault (9.875)
  • Missed just 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 against Utah

1999 | Medical Redshirt Year

  • Medical redshirt year after suffering a hand injury before the season started

2000 | Senior Year

  • Recorded a career-high 9.925 on bars at the Rocky Mountain Open (1/22)
  • Posted a career-high 9.900 on floor against Utah (2/4)