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2009 Gymnastics Roster

Rebekah Zaiser


5' 1"
Mars, Pa. (X-Cel Gymnastics)
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AS A SENIOR (2010) – Earned All-America second-team honors for balance beam at the NCAA Championships…mark of 9.85 tied for seventh in NCAA Session II semifinal beam competition…set collegiate-best balance beam mark (9.95) to win North Carolina/Ball State tri-meet event title – the score ties for the fifth-highest beam mark ever by a Gator…shared second in Utah dual beam competition (9.85)…led off Florida balance beam lineup in first five meets…turned in mark of 9.825 versus Arkansas to share third overall…returned to UF beam lineup versus Auburn, posting a 9.80…will receive a $7,500 scholarship as UF’s female nominee for the McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship, given by the Southeastern Conference…at the inaugural Florida Letterman Awards event, was honored as the female Scholar-Athlete…recipient of Scholar Award for third consecutive year at team’s annual awards banquet…turned in another 4.0 grade point average semester last fall…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.


AS A JUNIOR (2009) - Matched collegiate floor exercise best of 9.825 to share third overall in 2009 opener versus Oklahoma…also led-off balance beam lineup versus Oklahoma with a 9.825…broken bone in right foot suffered in Jan. 13 practice ended her 2009 season…National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Scholastic All-America team…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll…University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences dean’s list student after turning in a 4.0 GPA.


AS A SOPHOMORE (2008) – 2008 SEC Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year - a first for the Gator program…used season-best balance beam mark of 9.875 versus Arkansas to win a share of her first beam title…equaled that mark versus LSU to take second overall…lead-off beam performer in every meet of 2008 season…also competed on bars (9.75) in 2008 season opener…appeared in four competitive floor lineups, turning in collegiate-best 9.825 at Pittsburgh…SEC Academic Honor Roll member…NACGC Scholastic All-America team…turned in a 4.0 GPA in 2007-08 academic year.


AS A FRESHMAN (2007) – Claimed two vault titles, sharing first win versus NC State with a then collegiate-best 9.85…upped collegiate-best to 9.90 to take win at Boise State…fall training slowed by ankle sprains…made first appearance as a floor competitor at Boise State (9.80)…opened season with a collegiate-best 9.875 in the Super Six Challenge bar competition...member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and NACGC Scholastic All-America team.


PRIOR TO FLORIDA – 2005 Level 10 Junior Olympic Senior B uneven bars champion - also placed 10th in all-around…unable to compete at 2006 Junior Olympics due to injury…won floor exercise and second on balance beam at 2005 Level 10 Region 7 meet…2005 Pennsylvania Level 10 state champion for all-around, vault and uneven bars…2002 U.S. National Team member after finishing 18th in the 2001 US National all-around competition…also took fourth in floor at 2001 US National…fourth on vault at 2003 U.S. Classic…seventh on floor in 2003 U.S. Classic competition…a former Junior International Elite… member of X-Cel Gymnastics and coached by Frank Klein and Cara Blumenschein.


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


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