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

2016
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.

2015
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.

2014
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.

2013
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.

2012
Did not compete due to injury and redshirted the season.

Club
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.

Personal
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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