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Samantha Lutz
  • 5-3 1/2 Junior
  • Grove City, Ohio
  • * Two-time All-American *
  Collegiate Bests:
Vault: 9.85 2-6-04
Bars: 9.90 Seven times
Beam: 9.925 3-17-06
Floor: 9.925 3-12-04
AA: 39.45 2-6-04

AS A JUNIOR (2006) - Earned All-America second-team honors for the uneven bars at the NCAA Championships…tied for eighth in the beam (9.85) in NCAA Session II team qualifying competition…NCAA South Central uneven bars co-champion (9.90) - her second consecutive regional bar title…set collegiate-best and Gator season-best beam mark of 9.925 to share the March 17 Utah dual meet title, her second beam title of 2006…matched collegiate-best bars mark of 9.90 to share third versus No. 1 Georgia…third among the Gators with eight 2006 event titles (six bar, two beam)…used 9.90 bar mark to win at Kentucky…opened season with an uneven bars win (9.85) versus Illinois…tied for fifth in Southeastern Conference uneven bars competition (9.85)…used a 9.85 to win Alabama dual balance beam title…first on bars in Florida triangular (9.875) for her fifth bar title of 2006…shares UF season-best bars mark of 9.90 with Corey Hartung…made season debut in UF's floor lineup at Auburn and turned in 2006 floor best of 9.85 in Florida quad…sprained right ankle at NC State triangular and performed only on bars at Arizona…received the Gator Heart and Soul Award at the team's annual awards banquet…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005)- Claimed three uneven bars titles in 2005 - Super Six Challenge (9.875), Nebraska dual (9.90) and NCAA Southeast Region Championships…twice turned in UF's season-best bars mark of 9.90…also won the Nebraska dual floor title (9.90) in 2005 floor premier…shared first collegiate balance beam title versus Auburn at 9.85…second on bars at Georgia (9.85) and at Arkansas (9.825)…second on bars (9.875) and third on beam with a season-best 9.875 at March 18 triangular…Gator co-captain…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A FRESHMAN (2004) - Earned All-America first-team honors by advancing to the NCAA balance beam final (11th/9.7375)…claimed the UF-Georgia dual meet title with the highest total (39.45) ever by a Gator making her all-around debut…runner-up honors in the UF-UGA balance beam competition at 9.875…part of Florida's competitive floor exercise lineup in every meet, using a collegiate-best 9.925 to share third in the March 12 UF-UCLA floor competition…also competed on bars in 14 meets, turning in collegiate-best mark of 9.90 Feb. 20 and March 5…runner-up in the Arkansas dual meet floor standings (9.90)…inserted into beam lineup at SEC Championships to replace the injured Kristen Stucky and responded with a collegiate-best 9.90…posted a collegiate-best 9.85 vault mark on Feb. 6.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA - Competed internationally in Sweden at the age of 13 and competed in France's Marseille Cup twice…finished first on the uneven bars at the 2001 and '03 Junior Olympic National Championships…ninth in 2003 Level 10 National Championship all-around competition…won state titles in vault, uneven bars, beam, floor exercise and all-around competition in 2003…key member of two Region V National Championship teams…three-time member of Region V all-star team…holds club team's record for highest all-around score…member of Midwest Gymnastics and coached by Louis Robinson Jr.

MAJOR- Business Administration; minor in Education

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