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2011 Gymnastics Roster

Maranda Smith

V, FX

Height
5' 2"
CLASS
Senior
Hometown
Placerville, Calif. (Byers Gymnastic Center)
School
Three-time All-American

Five-time All-American

2010 & 2011 All-SEC Second Team

 

Collegiate Bests:

Vault:

9.95

1-30-09/2-4-11

Bars:

9.925

2-20-09

Beam:

9.85

Three times

Floor:

9.925

Four times

AA:

39.45

4-16-09

 

 

AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR (2011) – Shared second in NCAA floor exercise final (9.90), earning spot on All-America first team…All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection after tying for third in SEC Championships’ floor exercise competition (9.90)…won vault title in Alabama dual, matching collegiate-best of 9.95 for the first time since 2009 season…also equaled collegiate floor exercise best (9.925) versus Alabama to take third…shared vault title at Georgia (9.90)… took floor win (9.90) versus Auburn…shared second on vault (9.875) at LSU…tied for second on floor (9.85) at Utah…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll…named to National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches Scholastic All-America team...one of six finalists for the AAI American Award, given annually to the nation’s top senior…recipient of Gator Heart & Soul Award for third consecutive year at team's annual awards banquet…granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA in the summer of 2010.

  

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2010) - Earned fourth career All-America honor in 2010…All-America first-team selection for advancing to NCAA uneven bars event final, tying for fifth (9.90)…named to All-Southeastern Conference second team after tying for second in the league championships’ floor exercise competition (9.90)…posted three marks of 9.90 at NCAA North Central Regional, which earned a share of uneven bars and floor exercise titles…also turned in a pair of 9.90s in NCAA Super Six competition (vault, floor)…second among the Gators with nine event titles (five bars, two vault, floor)…matched collegiate-best of 9.925 to share LSU dual floor exercise title…claimed first two uneven bar titles of collegiate career in consecutive meets - versus Arkansas (9.875) and at Kentucky (9.825)…shared next two bar wins at Auburn (9.875) and versus North Carolina/Ball State (9.90)…shared Oklahoma (9.875) and NC State (9.85) vault titles with Ashanée Dickerson…shared third at Alabama with a season-best 9.90 for vault…among the 10 finalists for the 2010 Arthur Ashe Jr. Overall Sports Scholar Award…at the inaugural Florida Letterman Awards event, was honored as the Comeback Athlete of 2009…recipient of Gator Heart & Soul Award for second consecutive year at team's annual awards banquet…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

 

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2009) - 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 with a collegiate-best total of 39.45…tied for eighth overall among the NCAA Championships' all-arounders…earned All-America first-team honors by advancing to NCAA vault final (12th/8.4063)…advanced to vault final with 9.90 in NCAA Session I competition…tied for sixth in NCAA Championships Session I team qualifying floor (9.85) competition to earn All-America second-team honors…claimed a total of five event titles in 2009 (three vault, two floor)…competed as an all-arounder in the last 10 meets of season…in first competitive vault performance since January of 2006, won the Auburn dual event title (9.90)…added balance beam to competitive repertoire at LSU, marking first competitive all-around and beam performances since April of 2005…all-around runner-up at Michigan State and versus Alabama with identical totals of 39.35…shared first collegiate event title with teammate Corey Hartung, using a 9.90 to win the Oklahoma dual floor title…turned in a 9.90 or above in nine floor competition in 2009, posting a collegiate-best 9.925 to win floor at Michigan State and to tie for second at Georgia…tied for sixth in Southeastern Conference uneven bars and floor exercise competition with identical marks of 9.90…fourth in NCAA North Central Regional all-around (39.325) and shared second on the bars (9.85)…turned in marks of 9.90 to share third in NCAA North Central Region vault and floor competition…set UF's season-high vault mark of 9.95 with win versus Kentucky…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

 

AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2008) - Made her competitive debut versus Georgia, turning in a 9.725 on the uneven bars…hit debut of double-front with half twist dismount to earn a collegiate-best bar mark of 9.85 versus Utah…turned in previous bar best of 9.75 four times in 2008…part of UF's competitive bar lineup 11 times and performed three competitive floor routines…turned in collegiate-best floor mark of 9.875 at Pittsburgh to take third overall…joined Gator team for spring, 2008 semester…competed for UCLA in 2006 season before shin injury sidelined her after two meets…named Florida's Newcomer of the Year at the team's annual awards banquet.

 

AS A FRESHMAN (at UCLA in 2006) - Competed for UCLA in the first two meets of the 2006 season…tied for third in floor exercise competition (9.675) in the six-meet Hawaiian Classic and tied for seventh in the uneven bars (9.725)…also shared third in the UCLA-Utah dual meet floor competition at 9.775…did not compete again for the Bruins due to a shin injury…left UCLA after 2006 fall semester and enrolled at Sierra (CA) Community College.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA - 2005 Level 10 Junior Olympic Senior B floor exercise co-national champion...also placed 11th in the all-around and ninth on beam at the national meet...at the 2005 Region I meet, placed second in the all-around, vault and uneven bars and captured the floor exercise title ...won the vault and uneven bars title, placed second in the all-around, fourth on floor and fifth on beam and at the 2005 Level 10 Nor Cal State meet ...shared the 2004 Level 10 Junior D vault national title and placed fifth on bars at the Junior Olympic National Championships...was first in the all-around, vault, balance beam and floor exercise at the 2004 Region I Championships ...placed fourth in the all-around in 2003 Junior Olympic Junior B Level 10 Championships, earning a spot on the 2003 J.O. National Team…also second on bars and fourth on floor at 2003 Level 10 Junior Olympic Championships...won the 2003 Region I all-around title ...qualified for and attended the J.O. National Training Camp ...placed fourth in the all-around, first on bars and second on vault at the 2002 American Classic and qualified for and attended the National Elite Training Camp ...trained at Byers Gymnastics Center under coaches Eli and Debbie Rodriguez and Mas Watanabe.

 

MAJOR – Graduated in May of 2010 with Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a Minor in Communications Studies. Received Master’s degree in Health Education and Behavior in December of 2011.

 

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