Washington Gymnasts Who Competed in College - Women of the 1980's

Corine Frohm Olsen
Corine Frohm Olsen

Corine Frohm Olsen

Seattle Pacific University 1989-1992
Club - Academy of Olympic Gymnastics
High School - Newport - gymnast 1985-1988

All American Bars in 1990 and 1991.
MVP 1991. Member of the National Championship Team in 1992.
Coached Newport High 1993-1995. 1st State Championship for Newport in 1994.
Started judging in 1991 and attained the rating of National in 2013 shortly before her unexpected death. She was known as "The Smiley Judge" and was deeply beloved by all.


Erin Gluth

Seattle Pacific University 1989-1992
Club - Totem Lake Twisters,

Tashi Simonton

University of Washington 1989-1991
Club - Northwest Aerials

Teammates at UW included Betsy Erickson and Yumi Modre.

Debbie Bajema

Seattle Pacific University 1989
High School - Sehome


Linda Pierce Goos
Linda Pierce Goos

Linda Pierce Goos

Oregon State University 1988-1991
Club -  Northwest Aerials

elite level Northwest Aerials gymnast - but started at the UW club program (non-competitive) with Dick Foxal, then to George Lewis and then to Patti Gable at NWA. 1982, '85, and '87 WA.
State AA Champ;1982, 1986, and 1987 USGF Class 1 Regional AA Champ
1983 USGF Elite Zone AA Champ
1988 Oregon State University MVP as a freshman!
1990 and '91 NCAA Academic All American Gymnast
1991 Pac-10 Conference All Decade Team.
2007 USAG WA. Hall of Fame Inductee.


Lisa Shadle

Seattle Pacific University 1988-1991
Club - (Ping and Ron Young's gym),

Tammy Sutton Carney

Seattle Pacific University 1988-1991
High School - Lindburg

Former Washington athlete and SPU gymnast. Coach with numerous state, regional and national champions. 2006 and 2007 Regional Coach of Year. Runner up for 2006 National Coaches of the Year. John and Tammy sent many gymnasts on to the college programs around the country

Malinda Wong

University of Washington 1988-1991

Diana Kelly

Seattle Pacific University 1988-1990
Hometown - Bellevue

Jill Bremer

Seattle Pacific University 1988-1989

Holly McBride

Seattle Pacific University 1988

Gail Schulz

Seattle Pacific University 1987-1990

Hilarie Portell

University of Utah 1986-1989
Club - Gymnastics Plus (Central WA School of Gymnastics 1976-1985)

4 year letter winner at Utah
1989 Dahl Award to honor that gymnast who most distinguishes herself both academically and athletically.

Cindy Morrill

Seattle Pacific University 1986-1988
Club - Reflections

Nicole Cooper

Seattle Pacific University 1986-1987
Club - Gymastics Inc. (FGC)
High School - Roosevelt

Tosha Arness

Seattle Pacific University 1986

Suzanne Schwartz

Seattle Pacific University 1986
High School - Sehome


Tina Barnes
Tina Barnes

Tina Barnes

Oregon State Universtiy 1985-1988
Club - Gymnastics Inc., Northwest Aerials

Tina became Oregon State’s fifth All-American in 1985 when she placed fourth on vault at the NCAA Championships. Earned repeat All-America honors in 1988 with a seventh-place finish on vault. NORPAC AA and Freshman of the Year. 1988 AA -7th on Vault. OSU All Decade Gymnastics Team.
Competed for Gymnastics, Inc./NWA from 1975-'84. 3 time state Class 1 AA Champ '82-'84. 1982 NW Regional AA champ and 6th AA at AAU Junior Olympics.


Yumi Modre Pringle
Yumi Modre Pringle

Yumi Modre Pringle

University of Washington 1985-1988
Club - Puget Sound School of Gymnastics

Elite gymnast. Yumi started gymnastics with Gymnastics Incorportated and George Lewis and was coached by Jackie Carringer and then Laurel Tindall.
She later went to the National Academy in Oregon with Dick and Linda Mulvihill, then went back to Washington state. Coached by Brad Loan at Puget Sound School of Gymnastics in Puyullup for three years.
1983 gold medal on beam at the World Student Games.
1983 gold medallist in team competition and in the floor at the Pan American Games, and silver in the All-around.
Made the World Team in 1983, and 4th at the World Trials in Budapest.
Ninth at 1984 Olympic Trials and named second alternate to US Olympic team.
A one-armed diomidoff was named for her.

UW 1985 -1988.
Yumi was the most decorated UW gymnast, started her UW career in 1985 with a serious knee injury. At the 1986 NCAA Championships, she finished 4th on beam, which made her the first Washington All-American. She was the NorPac Gymnast of the Year of 1986.
She was a 7-time All American. In Pac-10, Yumi was a five-time champion.
1987 UW Female Athlete of the Year in. Sophomore Yumi Modre of Washington won both the vault and balance beam at the NCAA Championships in 1987, marking the first time one gymnast has won two events in the championships. Modre scored a 9.50 in the vault and a 9.65 in the balance beam.
1988 she was in the top 10 in three events at NCAA Championships and at the 1989 Championships, she was injured in the warmups.
Hall of Fame at the UW 1995. 
USA Gymnastics WA Hall of Fame 2006


Chrisie Steelsmith

Seattle Pacific University 1985-1988
Club - Totem Lake Twisters

Robyn Norton

Seattle Pacific University 1985-1986

JoEllen James Strada

Seattle Pacific University 1984-1987

Kathy Kaune

Seattle Pacific University 1984-1987


Annie Marquett
Annie Marquett

Annie Marquett

University of Oregon 1984-1986
Club - Gymnastics Plus


Lisa Medeiros

Seattle Pacific University 1984-1985
Club - Puget Sound School of Gymnastics

Diane Holmstrom

Seattle Pacific University 1984
Club - Puget Sound School of Gymnastics

Gretchen Koon

Seattle Pacific University 1984
High School - Shoreline

Julie Hamon

Cornell University 1983-1986
Hometown - Tracyton
High School - Charles Wright Academy

Alayne Olsen

Seattle Pacific University 1983-1986
Club - Frank Perrone's Gym in Silverdale,

Julie Bedsoe

Stanford University 1983
Hometown - Seattle

Karen Jensen

Seattle Pacific University 1983
High School - Shoreline

Sue Nolte

Seattle Pacific University 1982-1986
Club - Gymnastics Inc.

Sherry Woods

Seattle Pacific University 1982-1983

Rene Brown

Seattle Pacific University 1982

Michelle Piquette

Seattle Pacific University 1982

Linda Olsen

Seattle Pacific University 1981-1984
Club - Frank Perrone's Gym in Silverdale

Fernell Collins

Seattle Pacific University 1981-1984
High School - Inglemoor

Meriahna Stehman

Seattle Pacific University 1980-1983

Serene Ames

Seattle Pacific University 1980-1982

Karen Wilson

Seattle Pacific University 1980

Taunia Rogers

Cal State Fullerton
Club - Puget Sound School of Gymnastics

Won all four events and the all-around title at the 1982 High School State Meet. Won all-around, vault, beam and tied for first in floor in the 1981 state meet. Her nine state titles are the second most first places at the high school state meet, only bested by Liz Grajewski of the 2000, 2001, and 2002 state meets.
Five-time All-American at Cal-State Fullerton.

Jeanie Hiatt

Seattle Pacific University
Club - Gymnastics Plus

Betsy Erickson Woodruff

University of Washington
Club - Oak Harbor Gymnastics

Was a winning contestant on the tv show American Gladiator - won a car. Coached at Leading Edge Gymnastics in Bellingham and coached elite gymnast Annie Campbell.

Roni Barrios

Cal State Fullerton
Club - Puget Sound School of Gymnastics

Elite gymnast for Brad Loan. Went on to Cal State, and to coach club in CA. Coach in Arizona at Flames. Inducted into the USAG WA Hall of Fame in 2008.