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Sybil Stephenson

5'5" Senior
Alexandria, Va.

** Three-time All-American **

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Vault  --- ---
Bars 9.95 SunTrust Senior Night (3-6-98)
Beam  9.85 Kentucky (3-1-96)
    The Gainesville Sun Invitational (3-8-96)
Floor 9.75 Auburn & Centenary College (2-24-96)
    Kentucky (3-1-96)
All-Around  --- ---

AS A SENIOR (1998) - Won the SunTrust Senior Night uneven bars title with a collegiate-best mark of 9.95...also won the Dodge Invitational bars crown (9.90)...third in the Southeastern Conference Championships’ bars competition with a 9.90...used same score to tie for fourth in NCAA Southeast Region bars competition... ranked No. 20 in the final national uneven bars rankings (RQS: 9.881)...appeared in every UF bars lineup in 1998 and the last four balance beam lineups of the regular season...posted season-best beam mark of 9.725 against LSU...member of the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll for the third consecutive year...posted a perfect 4.0 GPA for the 1997 fall semester...member of the College of Business’ Dean’s List…recipient of 2000 Kynes Memorial Graduate Study Scholarship.

AS A JUNIOR (1997) - Clinched a spot for the Gators to advance to the NCAA Super Six by posting an uneven bars mark of 9.90 as Florida’s final performer in the NCAA Championships’ team competition’s last rotation...the mark also advanced her to the NCAA Individual Event Finals, placing 10th with a 9.675...first-team All-American for the uneven bars...shared the NCAA Southeast Region uneven bars title with a collegiate- and Gator season-best score of 9.925...won three consecutive uneven bars contest...also appeared in six balance beam and three floor lineups...member of the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll...voted a member of the GTE Academic All-America District III team...member of National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women all-academic team.

AS A SOPHOMORE (1996) - Tied for 11th in the NCAA Championships’ team competition for the uneven bars (9.85) to earn All-America second-team honors for the second consecutive season...won first event title of collegiate career at the Gatorade Classic, taking the uneven bars title with a then collegiate-best mark of 9.90...upped her then collegiate-best bars mark to 9.925 at the SportsChannel Senior Night, taking third overall...appeared in the Gators’ uneven bars lineup in every meet and all but one meet for the balance beam and floor exercise...posted collegiate-best balance beam  mark of 9.85 in consecutive meets (Kentucky dual and The Gainesville Sun Invitational)...also earned collegiate-best floor exercise score of 9.75 in back-to-back meets (Auburn triangular and Kentucky dual)..placed among top three uneven bars performers in seven of 12 meets in 1996...member of the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll in first season eligible...member of NACGC all-academic team.

AS A FRESHMAN (1995) -  All-America second-team selection by tying for 15th with a then collegiate-best  uneven bars mark of 9.80 in the NCAA Championships’ team competition...earned a mark of 9.60 or above in nine uneven bars routines...also earned season-best balance beam mark of 9.70 in NCAA Championships’ team competition...posted season-best floor exercise mark of 9.725 at Louisiana State...took third in the uneven bars in both the North Carolina State and Auburn dual meets...matched then collegiate-best beam mark of 9.65 in the NCAA Southeast Region Championships...member of NACGC all-academic team. 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA - Took fifth in 1994 Level 10 Region VII all-around...won the uneven bars and took second on the balance beam at the same meet...sixth on beam at 1994 Level 10 Nationals...fourth on beam and fifth in both all-around and bars at the 1994 Bahamas Invitational...at 1993 Capital Cup, took fourth on bars and fifth on vault...took eighth on bars at 1993 Trophee Massilia in Marseille, France...member of Karon's Gymnastics and coached by Milan Stanovich. 

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