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Stephanie Hangartner signs letter of intent to compete for Sun Devils

November 27, 2007

The Arizona State women's gymnastics team is proud to announce Stephanie Hangartner has signed a letter of intent to study and compete at Arizona State University for the 2009 season.

A local athlete from Mesa, Ariz., Hangartner comes from Desert Devils, the same gym as current Sun Devil Tiana Jean. Hangartner joins the Sun Devils as a potential all-arounder.

"We are very excited to have Stephanie on our team next year," says head coach John Spini, "Being from the area, she has been a lifelong Sun Devil fan. She is solid in all four events and will be a good fit for our team."

Hangartner was the State Champion in the all-around in 2005. She went on to place fifth at regionals and was a Junior Olympic qualifier. This past year, she placed third in the all around at the Crystal Cup and fifth at the Pikes Cup. She won the 2007 Fiesta Bowl all around competition as well.

The Sun Devils open their season on January 4th at the Lady Luck Invitational in Las Vegas. Their first home meet is on January 25th against long-time rival Utah.