UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Sadiqua Bynum
Player Profile:
Sadiqua Bynum 1264154
Height: 5'4"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Berkeley, Calif.
High School: Berkeley HS
Club: Head Over Heels Athletic Arts

Career Highlights
Three-time All-American on floor
Scored career-high 9.975 on floor twice (2015, 2016)
2-time 1st-team All-Pac-12 on floor; 1st-team All-Pac-12 on vault in 2016
2016 NCAA Regional Floor Champion
Hit 58 consecutive routines to end her career

Best Marks
V - 9.95, 3/6/16
FX - 9.975, 2x, last 2/13/16

Earned first-team regular season All-America honors and second-team honors at the NCAA Championships on floor … First-team All-Pac-12 on vault and floor … NCAA Regional Floor co-champion with a 9.95 … Ranked No. 1 in the nation on floor for two weeks during the season and finished the regular season ranked No. 7 … Finished her career having hit 58 routines in a row … Recorded a team-high nine event titles and also led the team with 12 scores of 9.9 or higher and nine scores of 9.95 or higher … Scored 9.9 or better on floor in 11 of 14 meets and 9.95 or better in seven of her last 10 … Finished the year with 13 consecutive 9.8 or higher scores on vault, including a career-high 9.95 vs. Stanford/Georgia … Clinched three UCLA team victories, including the Pac-12 Championships, as the anchor on floor exercise … Captured her fifth-straight floor win vs. Oklahoma with a 9.95 … Won floor on Mar. 6 vs. Stanford/Georgia, scoring 9.95 … Won floor vs. ASU, scoring 9.95 and also placed third on vault with a 9.825 … Named Pac-12 Specialist of the Week Feb. 23 after winning both events on which she competed at Washington with scores of 9.875 on vault and 9.95 on floor … Tied her career-high with a 9.975 to win floor against Oregon State and tied her season-best on vault with a 9.875, placing third … Named the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week and the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week after clinching the win over Utah with a 9.95 on floor in the final routine … Captured her second floor victory of the year with a 9.925 at Arizona and placed second on vault with a season-high 9.875 … Clinched UCLA’s win over Alabama with a meet-winning 9.95 on floor.

Second-team NACGC/W Regular Season All-American and first-team All-Pac-12 on floor … Hit all 23 routines this season, with 16 routines scoring 9.85 or better … Scored 9.925 or better on floor in seven of 12 meets … Won floor for the fifth time at Arkansas, scoring 9.925 … Earned a career-high 9.975 to win floor vs. Stanford Mar. 7, receiving her first-ever perfect 10 from a judge … Scored 9.925 on floor for the fourth consecutive meet in the Feb. 21 quad meet and placed third … Won floor with a 9.925 for the third-straight meet at Stanford and also tied for third on vault with a 9.875 … Captured her second-straight floor win with a 9.925 and placed second on vault with a season-high 9.9 vs. Washington … Recorded a career-high 9.925 to win floor and placed third on vault with a 9.85 vs. Cal … Placed second on vault at OSU with a stuck Yurchenko layout half that scored 9.875.

Upgraded routines on both vault and floor in 2014, vaulting a Yurchenko layout half and a tumbling a double layout on floor … Scored 9.9 on floor in three consecutive meets from Feb. 16-Mar. 1 and averaged 9.804 on the year … Averaged 9.796 on vault with a new career-high of 9.925 set at Michigan, where she tied for third and also scored 9.875 on floor … Took home her first event titles at Washington, winning both vault and floor with scores of 9.9 … Scored 9.9 on floor and 9.875 on vault vs. Stanford … Second on vault vs. ASU with a 9.875 … Tied for third on vault at Cal with a 9.85 … Tied for UCLA’s top score on vault at Utah with a 9.85 … Scored a then-career-high on vault vs. OSU with a 9.9 to tie for second place … Tied her career-best on floor vs. Florida with a 9.85 and vaulted for the first time ever in competition, scoring 9.725.

Competed on floor in 11 of 14 meets … Averaged 9.825 in postseason competition … Scored 9.825 in the NCAA team finals and 9.8 in the semifinals … Tied her career-best with a 9.85 at the NCAA Regionals … Also scored 9.85 to tie for fourth in the Bruins' quad meet Feb. 10 … Registered a then-career-high 9.825 at Stanford Feb. 2 … Previous career-best was 9.8 against Utah on Jan. 12 … Competed for the first time as a Bruin in the season opener vs. Southern Utah, scoring 9.225 on floor and earning 9.6 on vault in an exhibition … Prior to 2013, she had not competed since the 2011 Level 10 State meet due to a torn Achilles and torn labrum.

Did not compete due to injury and redshirted the season.

Fourth on vault and bars with scores of 9.4 and fifth in the all-around at the 2011 Level 10 State Championships … Placed first on vault and third in the all-around and on bars at the West Valley Spirit of the Flame Challenge in 2011 … Earned Top 10 finishes on vault and beam at the 2009 Level 10 Regionals … High mark on vault was 9.675 … Trained at Head Over Heels Athletic Arts under coaches Katreece Roberts and Oleg Kosiak.

Lists vault and floor as her favorite apparatus… Admires UCLA alum and Olympic medalist Tasha Schwikert … Hobbies include art, dancing and listening to music … Parents: Donald Guralnick and Louisa Bynum … Has an older sister Zoe and a late older brother Dustin … Her father and an uncle and aunt all attended UCLA … Full name is Sadiqua Beatrice Bynum … Born in Fremont, Calif. … Sociology major.

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