UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Lichelle Wong
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Lichelle Wong 1264143
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ossendrecht, Holland
High School: OSG Sevenwolden
Club: TSH Heerenveen

Earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-America and honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic honors ... Was having the best season of her collegiate career until she ruptured her Achilles tendon on Feb. 17 at Oregon State ... Posted career-best numbers on vault (9.85), beam (9.925), floor (9.9) and all-around (39.325) ... Season averages were 9.813 on vault, 9.768 on beam and 9.740 on floor ... Competed twice on bars and had a high of 9.8 vs. Stanford Feb. 5 ... Won beam with a career-high 9.925 at Cal on Jan. 15 ... Tied for first on floor in the Stanford meet Feb. 5 ... Had four Top 3 finishes on beam, third-most on the team.

Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award winner ... Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... Hit her last four beam routines either in competition or exhibition ... Led off on vault with a 9.8 on Mar. 6 ... Scored a career-high 9.85 with a stuck vault vs. NC State ... Tied her season-high on floor at the IGI/Chicago-Style with a 9.85 ... Earned a season-high 9.8 on bars at Stanford ... Competed on bars for the first time this season at Southern Utah and scored 9.775 to tie for second ... Tied for fourth on beam at SUU with a 9.8 ... Tied for seventh on floor at the Pac-10 Showcase with a 9.85 ... Scored a career-high 9.825 to place third on beam at Utah and also tied for fifth on floor with a 9.75.

Competed on bars and floor in 10 meets before being sidelined at NCAA Regionals and Championships with a sprained ankle ... Earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors on bars and ranked 25th in the nation on the event ... Had five Top 5 finishes on bars and scored career-bests of 9.9 on three occasions, most recently on Mar. 14 ... Scored 9.8 or better on eight of 10 routines ... Season-high on floor is 9.9, set Jan. 31 vs. ASU ... Scored 9.85 or better on floor four times ... Season-highs on vault and beam were 9.75

Dutch all-around champion in 2006 and 2009 and vault champion in 2008 ... Uneven bars and floor exercise national champion and vault runner-up in 2006 ... Runner-up in the all-around at the 2005 and 2007 national championships ... Also placed second in 2007 on bars and beam and third on floor ... Competed at the 2007 and 2006 World Championships ... Eighth on uneven bars at the 2007 European Championships ... Had three fourth-place showings on uneven bars in World Cup competitions (2008 Moscow, 2007 Paris and Shanghai) and was also fifth on the event at Stuttgart and Maribor in 2007 ... High marks include 15.45 on bars and 15.15 on beam ... Trained at TSH Heerenveen under coaches Gerben Wiersma and Jose v.d. Veen.

Hobbies include trying to play instruments ... Favorite apparatus is uneven bars ... Biggest athletic thrills are traveling around the world to compete in different countries and coming to UCLA ... Full name is Lichelle Julisa Wong ... Parents: Donald and Cuthmila Wong ... Has an older sister Gianta ... Born January 25, 1990 in Nijmegen, Netherlands ... Psychobiology major.

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