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Susan Hines
5'2" Senior
Austin, Texas
1997 & '98 NCAA Vault Champion
Six-time All-American

COLLEGIATE BESTS
Vault 10.0 three times
Bars --
Beam
9.90 NCAA Championships (4-17-98)
Floor 9.95 three times
All-Around --

Awarded a medical hardship by the Southeastern Conference, allowing a fifth-year of eligibility.
AS A SENIOR (1999) - Opened the season with back-to-back vault wins...also won the balance beam title at the Gatorade SEC Showcase...tore anterior cruciate ligament of left knee during floor routine at Georgia and missed the remainder of the season...honored with UF President's Recognition of Outstanding Students...member of the Academic All-Southeastern Conference Honor Roll for the third consecutive year. AS A JUNIOR (1998) - NCAA vault champion, sharing the 1998 title with Stanford's Larissa Fontaine with identical average scores of 9.8625...fourth gymnast in NCAA history to repeat as vault champion...first gymnast of the 1998 NCAA Championships to earn a 10.0 mark, posting the score for her pike front with a half twist vault in the NCAA team competition...also earned a 10.0 in the NCAA Super Six vault competition - the only gymnast to earn multiple 10.0s in NCAA Championships competition...also advanced to the NCAA floor exercise final, tying for 8th in the final (9.875)...earned two All-America first-team honors...posted collegiate-best balance beam mark of 9.90 in the NCAA Super Six competition to lead UF on that event...runner-up in the NCAA Southeast Region and SEC vault competitions with identical marks of 9.925...also took third in each meet's floor competition, posting a 9.95 at Regionals and a 9.90 at SECs...matched her school-record score of 10.0 in winning the Tiger Invitational vault competition...first Gator to score a 10.0 on multiple occasions...placed in the top three of every vault competition but one in 1998, including six wins...also posted vault marks of 9.95 in final two home meets...won six floor titles...posted collegiate-best floor mark of 9.95 at Alabama and against LSU, winning both meets...member of the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll. AS A SOPHOMORE (1997) - 1997 NCAA vault champion with an individual event championships' average of 9.8875...only second Gator gymnast and first since 1984 to win an NCAA event title...vault title was the 100th NCAA event title claimed by the UF women's athletics program...also qualified for the NCAA balance beam final, taking seventh with a 9.775...in addition to earning All-America first-team honors for vault and beam, earned a spot on the All-America second team with a floor mark of 9.80 during the NCAA Championships' team competition...posted a collegiate-best beam score of 9.875 in NCAA Super Six competition...advanced to the NCAA vault final with a mark of 9.925 in NCAA team competition...third in the NCAA Southeast Region vault competition with a season-best 9.925...member of the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll. AS A FRESHMAN (1996) - Set the Gator All-Time Best vault mark of 10.0 at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships, matching the meet record...became the first Gator freshman to win an NCAA Southeast Region individual title since Janice Kerr claimed the 1987 all-around crown...tied for 11th in the vault (9.925) in the NCAA Championships' team competition to earn All-America second-team honors...posted then-UF record vault mark of 9.975 at The Gainesville Sun Invitational to claim a share of the meet's title...appeared in every vault lineup but one as a freshman...posted season-best floor mark of 9.85 at Kentucky. PRIOR TO FLORIDA -At the 1995 Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals, took ninth in all?around, second in floor exercise and seventh in vault...vault champion and beam runner-up at 1995 Level 10 Regionals...took vault, beam and floor titles at 1995 Level 10 Texas State meet, while finishing second in all-around and third on bars...took second on vault at 1994 Level 10 Nationals...member of Level 10 Region III team in 1994in 1989 Elite Zone competition, took first in all-around, vault, beam and floor plus placed third on barsmember of 1988 and '89 Elite Junior National team...member of Capital Gymnastics Club and coached by Jim and Cheryl Jarrett. PERSONAL -Born Dec. 28, 1976...daughter of Libby and Rod Hines...1995 graduate of Pflugerville High School...honor roll student...member of Business Professionals of America plus served as a Peer Assisting Leadership (PAL)...currently in third term as a gymnastics representative on the UF Student-Athlete Advisory Committee...majoring in health science with plans to attend physical therapy school.

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