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2011 Gymnastics Roster

Marissa King


5' 1"
Cambridge, England (Huntingdon Olympic Gymnastic Club)
2010 All-SEC Second Team

2011 NCAA Vault Champion

11-time All-American

2010, 2011 & 2012 All-SEC Second Team


Collegiate Bests:






Three times



Four times






Three times


AS A SENIOR (2013) – Three-time All-America first team at NCAA Championships…shared third overall in NCAA all-around competition at 39.525…also used marks of 9.90 to advance to NCAA balance beam and floor exercise finals…sixth in NCAA floor final (9.8875) and seventh in beam (9.7875)…equaled collegiate-best of 39.65 to stand second among NCAA Super Six all-arounders – also had Super Six’s second-highest vault (9.90), beam (9.925) and floor (9.95) marks…All-America second team for floor exercise in the first National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches (NACGC) All-America regular-season awards…equaled collegiate best of 9.975 to take second consecutive floor exercise win in Minnesota dual…mark of 9.95 earned Kentucky floor title and took second versus Alabama….collegiate-bests of 9.95 won NCAA Regional beam title and 39.65 took second in all-around…also shared Regional floor title at 9.95...equaled collegiate bars best of 9.925 to share third in Southeastern Conference standings…shared Outstanding Gymnast award at team’s post-season banquet…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.


AS A JUNIOR (2012) -  Matched collegiate-best vault mark of 9.95 in NCAA semifinal II to earn All-America first-team honors and advance to event final…fifth in NCAA vault final with average of 9.788…SEC Championships’ vault runner-up (9.925) to earn third consecutive spot on the All-SEC second team…runner-up in Utah dual with collegiate-best all-around total of 39.65…also turned in season-best mark of 9.95 to share second floor exercise win of season…won eight balance beam titles, including posting marks of 9.925 or higher seven times…set collegiate beam best of 9.95 in Jan. 27 quad and equaled mark to take event win at Auburn and again versus Georgia…NCAA Raleigh Regional beam champion at 9.925…tied for second in Jan. 27 quad uneven bars with collegiate-best 9.925 and used that same mark to win third bar title of season in Georgia dual…season debut of Tsukahara layout with one and a half twist took second (9.875) in Jan. 27 quad…shared two titles at Kentucky – uneven bars (9.875) and floor exercise (9.85)…third among 2012 Gators with 13 event titles (eight beam, three bars and two floor)…member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.


AS A SOPHOMORE (2011) – NCAA vault champion with her winning average of 9.875…second Gator to win NCAA vault and first to claim a title since 1998…also earned All-America first-team honor by advancing to NCAA floor final (T9th/9.85)…All-SEC second-team selection after tying for second in SEC Championships’ vault competition (9.90)…competed Tsukahara layout with one and a half twist in Jan. 28 meet, earning a 9.90 to take second…turned in collegiate or season-best marks in each of three events competed in Alabama dual…used a double layout as opening tumbling pass versus Alabama for the first time in 2011, receiving a collegiate-best and national-high 9.975…raised collegiate vault best to 9.95 with win in Auburn dual…made first all-around performance at Utah (39.25)…claimed seven events titles (three vault and floor and one beam)…named UF’s Outstanding Gymnast at team’s annual awards banquet…named to England’s 2010 Commonwealth Games team but a slight tear in left pectoral muscle sidelined her for the early October competition…took silver on vault at 2010 British Championships in July.

AS A FRESHMAN (2010) – Four-time All-American (all-around, vault, balance beam, floor exercise)…earned All-America first-team honors by advancing to NCAA vault (4th/9.825) and floor (T5th/9.8875) finals…All-America second-team all-arounder, tying for 10th overall in NCAA Championships semifinal competition (39.40)…tied for seventh (9.85) in the NCAA Championships Session II semifinal beam competition to earn All-America second-team honors…set season-best floor mark (9.925) to tie for first in NCAA Session II semifinal competition…named to All-SEC second team after tying for fourth in the league championships all-around competition (39.325)…named SEC Freshman Gymnast of the Week after posting a season-best total of 39.575 versus Utah to claim second consecutive all-around win…claimed six event titles in 2010 (two all-around, bar, one beam, floor)…set or matched then season-best marks for each apparatus versus Utah – 9.90 for vault, uneven bars and balance beam; 9.875 for floor exercise…claimed first beam title versus Utah…named SEC Freshman Gymnast of the Week on March 9 after sharing the UNC/BSU all-around title with teammate Ashanée Dickerson…also shared first collegiate floor exercise title versus UNC/BSU after debuting double layout opening pass…also picked up SEC Freshman of Week on Feb. 23 after taking runner-up in all-around versus Georgia (39.425) and sharing first in uneven bars (9.875) competition…picked up a share of first collegiate event win with an uneven bars mark of 9.85 at NC State…debuted Tsukahara layout with one and a half twist vault at Alabama (9.875)…shared Newcomer of the Year award with Dickerson at team’s annual awards banquet.

PRIOR TO FLORIDA – 2008 Olympian for Great Britain, competing as an all-arounder…competed in vault and balance beam at 2009 World Championships held in London, England, in October…vault champion at the 2009 British Senior Championships – also took third in the meet’s all-around, uneven bars and floor exercise competition…silver medalist on vault at the 2008 Slovenian Grand Prix…placed second on the balance beam at the 2008 Glasgow Grand Prix…vault finalist at the 2007 European Championships Amsterdam…2007 World Championships’ team member, competing in vault and floor…Great Britain, in its first appearance in the World Championships’ team final, took seventh in 2007…Cambridge and District Sportswoman of the Year plus Cambridge and Peterborugh Young Sports Personality in 2007…trained at Huntingdon Olympic Gymnastic Club with coaches Adam Folwell and Aneta Desalermos…considered Stanford, Georgia and Alabama in the recruiting process.

MAJOR – Geography with minor in Mass Communications


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