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Sherie Owens
  • 5-7 1/2 Senior
  • Graceville, Fla.
  Collegiate Bests:
Vault: 9.825 2-21-03
Bars: 9.90 4-03-04
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AS A SENIOR (2006) - Anchored the Florida uneven bars lineup in the first four meets of the season…used mark of 9.825 at Oregon State quad to win first event title of collegiate career…season-best uneven bars mark of 9.85 tied for fifth in the Southeastern Conference Championships and the NCAA South Central Region Championships…did not make trip to March 3 Arizona triangular as her UF veterinarian school interview was March 4 (was accepted at UF's veterinarian school and will enroll in the fall of 2006)…returned to UF bar lineup for Florida triangular, posting a 9.70…turned in a 9.825 to lead-off UF's bar lineup in the NCAA Championship Session II team qualifying…named the team's "Stick" award winner at the Gators' annual awards banquet for sticking her bars dismount in each post-season meet…member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

AS A JUNIOR (2005) - Member of Florida's uneven bars lineup in every meet…posted season-best mark of 9.875 versus Nebraska…third on bars versus Auburn (9.825), marking the first time she earned a podium spot during her collegiate career…tied for sixth in NCAA Southeast Region uneven bars competition (9.825)…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Scholastic All-America team.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2004) - Season start slowed due to recovery from off-season knee surgery to correct right kneecap…part of UF's uneven bars lineup eight times…collegiate-best bars mark of 9.90 came in the NCAA South Central Region Championships…inserted into bars lineup at SEC Championships to replace the injured Kristen Stucky, posting a 9.825…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A FRESHMAN (2003) - Part of UF's uneven bars lineup in eight meets, turning in a season-best 9.875 in Florida-Alabama dual… earned a collegiate-best 9.825 in the same meet's vault competition…final addition to the Gator team as she enrolled in UF for the spring, 2003 semester…suffered subluxation of her right patella during Feb. 21 exhibition floor exercise routine and sat out six meets recovering from the injury…returned to UF bars lineup at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Took first in the all-around, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise at the 2002 USAG Level 10 Optional Alabama State Championships - also runner-up in the vault…runner-up in 2002 Gasparilla Classic Level 10 all-around competition and shared first on the uneven bars…fifth in all-around at 2002 Charleston Cup, where she also took second in the balance beam…runner-up on balance beam at 2002 Level 10 regional competition…Alabama Level 10 state all-around champion in 1996, '97, '99, 00 and '02…trained at the Southern Stars Gymnastics Academy in Dothan, Ala., under Jarret Ezell.

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