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2007 Gymnastics Roster

Amanda Castillo


4' 10.5"
Sanford, Fla. (Orlando Metro)
Collegiate Bests:

Eight-time All-American
2007 & 2008 All-SEC First Team


Collegiate Bests:












Six times





AS A SENIOR (2010) – Earned eighth career All-America honor in 2010…All-America first-team selection for advancing to NCAA uneven bars event final, tying for eighth (9.8625)…only Gator in program’s history to appear in each of the four NCAA individual event finals…also only Gator to earn All-America first-team honors for the five events during collegiate career…eight career All-America honors shares fifth all-time for Florida…matched collegiate-best mark of 9.95 in regular-season finale versus Utah to claim third consecutive uneven bars title…shared the NCAA North Central Region uneven bars title at 9.90…advanced to NCAA Individual Event final after turning in a 9.90 in NCAA semifinal competition – fourth 9.90 or better bar mark in span of five outings…made first appearance in Florida’s floor lineup since Feb. 12 in NCAA Super Six team final, posting a season-best 9.875…picked up a share of season’s first event win with an uneven bars mark of 9.85 at NC State…tied for first on bars at Auburn (9.875) and versus North Carolina/Ball State (9.90)…collected at least a share of six bar titles in 2010……in Southeastern Conference Championships’ uneven bars competition, tied for fifth at 9.85…performed an exhibition vault versus Georgia, earning a 9.80…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.


AS A JUNIOR (2009) - Claimed the Michigan dual all-around title at 39.425 - fifth title of Gator career.…used season-bests to tie for third on floor (9.90) and vault (9.85)…made first all-around appearance of 2009 at Georgia, posting a 39.425 to take fourth…opened the 2009 season by winning the Oklahoma dual balance beam title at 9.90…turned in season-best bar mark of 9.90 at LSU…shared second on bars with a 9.875 at Michigan State…sidelined after March 13 dual at Utah with a partial tear of her left Achilles tendon…underwent surgery March 25…named a Gator tri-captain in the fall of 2008…member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.


AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) - Three-time All-American (all-around, vault, floor exercise)…All-America first-team in all-around, tying for third in NCAA Championships Session I team qualifying competition at 39.425, which tied for ninth overall among the NCAA Championships' all-arounders…earned All-America first-team honors by advancing to NCAA floor (T8th/9.875) final…tied for fifth (9.85) in the NCAA Championships Session I team qualifying vault competition to earn All-America second-team honors…two-time SEC Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 19 and March 18)…repeated as SEC floor exercise champion, matching collegiate-best of 9.95…first Gator to win back-to-back SEC floor titles since Melissa Miller in 1988 and 1989…All-SEC first team member for second consecutive year…shared NCAA Southeast Region floor title at 9.90 - her second consecutive region floor title…raised collegiate-best all-around total twice in 2008…won first all-around title of season versus LSU with a then collegiate-best total of 39.575…upped that total to 39.625 to win second all-around title of 2008 and fourth of career versus Utah…set collegiate-best event marks for vault (9.925), bars (9.95) and equaled floor best (9.95) as a sophomore…second among the Gators with 18 event titles (eight floor, four bar, three beam, two all-around, one vault)…claimed at least a share of three event titles versus LSU (bars/9.95, floor/9.95, all-around/39.575)…won at least a share of four titles versus then-No. 2 Utah (all-around/39.625, bars/9.90, beam/9.90, floor/9.95)…recipient of Gator Heart & Soul Award at team's annual awards banquet…SEC Academic Honor Roll member.


AS A FRESHMAN (2007) - Four-time All-American (all-around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam)…All-America first-team all-arounder, taking third overall in NCAA Championships team qualifying competition by matching the top total ever (39.55) by a Gator freshman…finished behind two former U.S. Senior National team members (Courtney Kupets, Georgia/2004 U.S. Olympian and Ashley Postell, Utah/2002 World balance beam champion) in NCAA team qualifying all-around competition…earned All-America first-team honors by advancing to NCAA beam (T3rd/ 9.85) and vault (T13th/ 9.5563) finals…tied for fifth (9.875) in the NCAA Championships Session I team qualifying uneven bars competition to earn All-America second-team honors…the four All-America honors matches the highest number for a Gator freshman (two other freshmen with four All-America honors - Betsy Hamm/1998 and Chrissy Van Fleet/1997)…SEC Freshman Gymnast of the Year, becoming the third Gator to earn the honor (Hamm/1988, Orley Szmuch/2002)…SEC floor exercise champion, matching collegiate-best mark of 9.95, placing her on the All-SEC first team…first Gator to win league's floor title since 1989…shared NCAA Northeast Region floor title at 9.90…runner-up in NCAA region all-around (39.375)…SEC Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 27 after winning second all-around title at LSU (39.40)…first collegiate all-around title (39.45) came at Arkansas…13-time all-around competitor, finishing among top three nine times…collected first collegiate event title versus Alabama on uneven bars (9.90)…shared first collegiate floor title with a Gator season-best mark of 9.95 versus Auburn…also claimed Auburn dual bars title with a season-best 9.925…matched season-best vault mark of 9.90 in NCAA Championships Session I team qualifying competition…second among the 2007 Gators with 14 events titles (two all-around, vault, bars, beam and six floor)…named Newcomer of the Year at the team's annual awards banquet... member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.


PRIOR TO FLORIDA - Placed fourth in all-around at the 2006 Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals, where she came in second on floor and third in uneven bars…floor exercise champion at the 2004 and 2005 Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships… named to the 2005 and 2006 Junior Olympic National teams…tied for second on vault, third on uneven bars and fourth in the all-around at the 2005 Level 10 Senior B Nationals... 2005 and 2006 all-around Level 10 Region 8 champion…2005 and 2006 USAG Level 10 state all-around, vault , bars and floor champion…qualified as an Elite…member of Orlando Metro Gymnastics team and coached by Jeff Wood and Christi Barineau…considers floor to be her best event.


MAJOR – Graduated in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.



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