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Hilary Thompson
  • 5'2" Senior
  • Fargo, N.D.
  • **Three-time All-American**
  2002 Bests: Collegiate Bests:
Vault: 9.85 2-15-02 9.875 4-7-01
Bars: 9.875 2-15-02 9.875 2-15-02
Beam: 9.85 Three times 9.975* 3-4-01
Floor: 9.95 Two times 9.975 3-2-01
AA: 39.375 2-15/3-8-02 39.45 3-4-01 & 4-7-01
*- UF record

AS A SENIOR (2002) - Earned All-America second-team honors for both the all-around and floor exercise at the NCAA Championships...Named to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team with her third-place finish in the all-around (39.275)...also tied for second in the league championship's floor competition at 9.90...all-around performer in the first seven meets, but did not compete beam at Alabama...ranked No. 14 among the nation's floor performers with a regional qualifying average of 9.925...owns Florida's season-best floor mark of 9.95 set with runner-up performances in Super Six Challenge and NCAA Central Region Championships...won three event titles in season opener and at March 8 Auburn dual...the all-around title at Auburn was the fourth of her collegiate career...has finished first or second in 10 of the 13 floor competitions this season - including five floor wins...finalist for the AAI Senior of the Year, given to the nation's top senior gymnast member of the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll.

AS A JUNIOR (2001) - Earned All-America first-team honors in the floor exercise...advanced to the NCAA floor final with mark of 9.90 in team preliminary competition...finished 13th in the floor final (9.338)...all-around performer in every meet...set the Gator All-Time Best balance beam mark of 9.975 to win the March 4 dual at Nebraska...upped her collegiate-best floor mark to 9.975 to win the Rydell High Reunion...won The Dodge Premier with then collegiate-best floor mark of 9.95...shared the NCAA Southeast Region floor title at 9.95...won three beam titles and six floor titles...claimed first collegiate all-around title with a 39.375 at North Carolina State and upped that total to 39.45 to share the Nebraska dual all-around title...matched that collegiate-best all-around total to take second at NCAA Southeast Regionals...named SEC Gymnast of the Week on Jan. 30...turned in UF's season-best marks for all-around (39.45), beam (9.975) and floor (9.975)... seventh in the SEC all-around (39.325)...member of the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2000) - Competed as an all-arounder in every meet but four in 2000...did not compete on uneven bars as a freshman due to right elbow instability, but off-season surgery corrected the problem...turned in collegiate-best bars mark of 9.725 in The Subway Challenge...set collegiate-best all-around total of 39.30 at Boise State to take third overall...runner-up in the Kentucky quad all-around (39.25)...claimed three floor titles, including using a collegiate-best mark of 9.95 to win The Subway Challenge...won the Kentucky quad balance beam contest with a 9.875...matched collegiate-best vault mark of 9.80 at Boise State...despite a knee injury suffered at Michigan triangular, still finished sixth on beam at the Southeastern Conference Championships with a 9.85 to lead the team on the event...member of the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll.

AS A FRESHMAN (1999) - Matched Florida All-Time Best balance beam mark of 9.95 at Louisiana State to claim the first event title of her collegiate career...also shared the Dodge Senior Night floor title with a mark of 9.90...runner-up in the SunTrust Invitational floor competition with a collegiate-best 9.925...turned in season-best vault mark of 9.80 at Subway Challenge and matched it again at LSU.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA- Three-time all-around Region 4 Level 10 champion (1997, '93, '91) plus five-time qualifier for the Junior Nationals (1998, '97, '96, '93, '92). . . 1998 Las Vegas Go-For-It Classic all-around champion. . . finished sixth on the beam, 11th on the floor and 22nd in the all-around at the 1997 USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Championships. . .considers balance beam and floor her best events. . .member of American Gold Gymnastics club and coached by Amy Sahli and Kelli Dronen.

PERSONAL- Born Sept. 8, 1979 in Fargo N.D...daughter of Doyle and Susan Thompson...1998 graduate of Fargo South High School. . . enjoys spending time outdoors.

MAJOR - Wildlife Ecology.


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