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
Scored career-high 9.925 on vault at Michigan on 3/7/14
Won vault and floor at Washington on 2/16/14
Averaging 9.82 on floor in NCAA competitions
Top 5 finishes in the all-around, vault and bars at the 2011 Level 10 State Championships

Best Marks
V - 9.925, 3/7/14
FX - 9.900, last 3/1/14

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 November 18, 1993 in Fremont, Calif. … Undeclared major.

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