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2008 Gymnastics Roster

Melanie Sinclair

AA

Height
4' 11.5"
CLASS
Sophomore
Hometown
Orlando, Fla. (Orlando Metro)
School
Nine-time All-American

 

Nine-time All-American

2007, 2008 & 2009 All-SEC

 

Collegiate Bests:

Vault:

9.95

2-15/4-12-08

Bars:

10.0*

Three times

Beam:

9.90

Five times

Floor:

9.95

3-16-07

AA:

39.65

4-12-08

 

*-UF record

 

 

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2009) - Three-time All-American (all-around, uneven bars, floor exercise)…All-America first-team in uneven bars for third consecutive year, advancing to NCAA bar final (T7th/9.8625)…tied for sixth in both all-around (39.30) and floor exercise (9.85) in NCAA Championships Session I team qualifying competition to earn All-America second-team honors…earned third consecutive All-Southeastern Conference honor after taking fifth in league all-around competition (39.45)…also tied for second in SEC bar competition (9.95)…earned third career 10.0 for the uneven bars versus Kentucky...one of two gymnasts in the nation to earn a 10.0 on bars in 2009…also collected all-around (39.45) and floor exercise (9.875) titles versus the Wildcats...won three events versus then-No. 8 Alabama – all-around (39.55), bars (9.95) and shared vault title (9.90)…named SEC Gymnast of the Week following performance versus the Crimson Tide…led UF in 2009 with 14 event titles (six bars, three all-around and vault, two floor)...shared second at Georgia with season-high all-around (39.575) and floor (9.925) scores…shared second in NCAA North Central Regional bar competition (9.85)…opened 2009 season with four consecutive bar wins…won three event titles versus Michigan – vault (9.925), bars (9.90) and floor (9.925)…competed as an all-arounder in every meet, scoring 39.40 or above seven times…named a Gator tri-captain in the fall of 2008..named Most Consistent for second consecutive year, as she "hit" 56 of the 57 routines competed in 2009.

 

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2008) - Four-time All-American (all-around, vault, uneven bars, balance beam)…All-America first-team in all-around after leading Session I and tying for third overall in NCAA Championships team qualifying competition (39.525)…finished behind two former U.S. Senior National team members (Tasha Schwikert, UCLA/2000 & 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 bar (T8th/9.85) and beam (9th/9.825) finals…tied for fifth (9.85) in NCAA Championships Session I team qualifying vault competition to earn All-America second-team honors…Florida's top all-arounder in NCAA Championship, NCAA Regional and Southeastern Conference competition…claimed at least a share of four NCAA Southeast Region event titles, which includes taking all-around win with a collegiate-best total of 39.65…also shared vault and bars region titles - each with season-best 9.95s…shared region floor crown at 9.90…SEC uneven bars co-champion after equaling Florida season-best of 9.95…earned a spot on the All-SEC team for the second consecutive year, earning first-team honors in 2008…Florida's top all-arounder in SEC Championships competition, tying for fourth (39.525)…opened season by equaling then collegiate-best total of 39.525 to win Illinois-Chicago dual all-around title…named the SEC Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 15) following season-opening all-around win…raised collegiate-best all-around three times in 2008…used a then-collegiate-best 39.55 to take second in all-around versus LSU…upped all-around best to then best of 39.575 to take second versus Utah…won 16 event titles in 2008 (eight bar, three beam, two all-around and vault, one floor)…season-best bar mark of 9.95 shared LSU meet title with teammates Nicola Willis and Amanda Castillo…upped vault best in consecutive meets - won at Pittsburgh with 9.90 and shared second versus LSU with a 9.95…competed as an all-arounder nine times, finishing first or second in six outings…2008 all-around totals were all 39.375 or above…team's Most Outstanding Gymnast of 2008 season…also named Most Consistent, as she "hit" each of the 51 routines competed in 2008.

 

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2007) - All-America first team member for both events competed at the NCAA Championships…earned All-America first-team honors by advancing to NCAA uneven bars (T5th/9.8875) and balance beam (12th/ 9.6875) finals…All-SEC second-team member after tying for second in the league championships' uneven bars competition (9.90)…matched Florida uneven bars record with 10.0 marks in Kentucky and NC State dual meets…first Gator to earn multiple 10.0 uneven bars marks in school history and only gymnast in the nation to earn duplicate 10.0 bar marks in 2007…SEC Gymnast of the Week (March 20) after winning two event titles versus Michigan State with marks of 9.95 (bar and floor) - floor mark stands as a collegiate best and was also her first floor win…claimed Super Six Challenge all-around title in collegiate debut (39.275) and shared the uneven bars title (9.975 - equaling meet record)…shared second in NCAA Northeast Region beam competition at 9.90…turned in a 9.925 or above for eight bar performances…earned 11 event titles (eight bar, one beam, floor, all-around) in 2007…turned in season-best all-around of 39.525 to take second at Georgia…SEC Good Works Team member…SEC Academic Honor Roll member.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (2006) - Sat out 2006 season recovering from surgery to repair a torn right anterior cruciate ligament suffered in October at the 2005 Massilia Gym Cup in Marseilles, France…enrolled at UF in spring of 2006.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA - Five-time member of the U.S. Senior National Team (1999-00, 2001-05)…runner-up on vault and floor exercise in 2004 Pan American Event Specialist Championships…at 2005 America Cup, took second on vault and eighth in floor…second on bars and fourth on vault at 2004 World Cup in Ghent, Belgium…third on vault and beam plus fourth on bars at 2004 DTB World Cup in Cottbus, Germany…led U.S. to 2002 Junior Pan American Games gold medal, winning both bars and beam…competed in four continents as she represented the U.S. in several international competitions as a member of the national team…12th in 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials all-around…fifth in uneven bars at 2005 U.S. Classic…sixth in all-around, third on bars and eighth on beam in 2002 U.S. Gymnastics Junior Division Championships…competed for Orlando Metro Gymnastics and coached by Jeff Wood and Christi Barineau.

 

MAJOR – Family, Youth and Community Sciences with minor in Communication Studies

 

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