Long before she became a coach. Years before she ever thought about working at Washington. And even before she was a three-time national champion at Michigan, Elise Ray almost gave up gymnastics.
SEATTLE – Following 10 seasons at the helm of the University of Washington Gymnastics program, Joanne Bowers has decided to step down as head coach and plans to relocate to Harrisonburg, VA, where her husband John is an assistant football coach at James Madison University.
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UW's Allison Northey finished up a decorated collegiate career on Friday, April 15, at the NCAA Championships at the Fort Worth Convention Center. She competed in the all-around and her highest finish was on vault, where she posted a 9.825 and finished tied for 17th.
Washington's Allison Northey will end her collegiate career this Friday, April 15, by making her first appearance at the NCAA Championships in Fort Worth, Texas. Northey will compete as an all-arounder in Friday's first session, beginning at 1 p.m. CT, 11 a.m. PT.
UW gymnastics had nine GymDawgs honored by the Pac-12 for their work in the classroom, as the conference named its All-Academic teams on Friday, April 8.
UW senior captain Allison Northey will compete in the first session of the NCAA Championships on Friday, April 15, at 1 p.m. CT in Forth Worth Texas. As an individual competitor, she will rotate with the University of Georgia and will begin on beam.
Senior Allison Northey posted a 39.275 in the all-around to finish in fourth place at the NCAA Regional meet on Saturday, April 2, in Salt Lake City, and will advance to the NCAA Championships April 15-17 in Fort Worth, Texas.
UW gymnastics will head to NCAA Regionals for the 34th time in 35 years, as the GymDawgs are the No. 3 seed in the Salt Lake City regional meet hosted by the Utah Utes. The meet is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, at 6 p.m. MT/5 PT and will be streamed live.
Senior captain Allison Northey was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W), as the Sammamish, Wash., native was named a Second Team All-American in the all-around.
Three GymDawgs were honored by the Pac-12 as the conference released its All-Pac-12 selections, as Allison Northey and Joslyn Goings were named to the All-Pac-12 First Team as all-arounders and Kaitlyn Duranczyk earned All-Pac-12 Second Team honors on bars.