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Martha Grubbs

5'3" Junior
Bethlehem, Pa.

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Vault 9.85 Kentucky (3-1-96)
Bars 9.775 SEC Showcase (2-28-97)
Beam 9.725 four times
Floor 9.85 Louisiana State (3-95)
All-Around 38.80 NCAA Southeast Region Championships (4-13-96)

Retired from collegiate gymnastics after 1997 season

AS A JUNIOR (1997) - Made first appearance in the Gators' competitive lineup at the SEC Showcase, earning a collegiate-best uneven bars score of 9.775...posted a 9.725 in the SunTrust Senior Night bars competition. 

AS A SOPHOMORE (1996) - Made collegiate all-around debut at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships, earning a total of 38.80 to finish ninth overall...earned season-best marks for balance beam (9.70) and floor exercise (9.775) at NCAA Regionals...set collegiate-best vault mark of 9.85 at Kentucky...appeared in the Gators' uneven bars lineup the last four meets entering the NCAA Championships, earning collegiate-best bars score of 9.65 at the SportsChannel Senior Night...made season premiere for floor exercise at Southeastern Conference Championships, earning a mark of 9.65...tore anterior cruciate ligament of left knee during opening floor pass at NCAA Championships...underwent surgery to repair damage in May.

AS A FRESHMAN (1995) -  Matched collegiate-best balance beam mark of 9.725 four times...part of UF's floor lineup in every meet but the opener, earning collegiate-best mark of 9.85 at Louisiana State...top Gator floor performer at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships, taking fifth overall at 9.825.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA - Three-time member of the U.S. National Senior team...earned last  berth on U.S. Senior National team by finishing 11th at the 1994 Coca Cola National Championships with a total of 73.70...also took sixth in the vault final at 1994 National Championships with a mark of 9.437...member of gold-medal North team at the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival plus took fourth in vault and sixth in all-around...member of gold medal team at 1993 Heathrow Cup in London, England...member of Parkettes club team and coached by Bill and Donna Strauss. 

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