UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Tauny Frattone
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Tauny Frattone 1266880
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
High School: El Toro HS
Club: Olympic Gymnastics

Earned the first 10.0 of her career on Mar. 11 vs. Oklahoma on vault ... Became the 22nd member of UCLA's 10.0 club and the 13th on vault ... Averaged 9.879 on vault and 9.860 for her career ... Had seven 9.9+ vaults in 14 meets ... Ranked seventh nationally on vault ... Competed on floor in 13 meets, averaging 9.817 with a high of 9.875 achieved on Jan. 8 and Feb. 26 ... Competed twice on bars, with a high of 9.775 in regular competition and 9.8 in exhibition ... Competed twice on beam, with a high of 9.7 at Cal on Jan. 15, and performed in exhibition four times, with a high of 9.85 on Jan. 22 ... Earned Pac-12 Special Performance of the Week honors on Mar. 13 after her 10.0 and on Jan. 10 after winning vault with a 9.95 against Utah ... Named the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Mar. 5-11 after scoring the perfect 10 ... First-team All-Pac-12 honoree on vault for the third consecutive year.

Earned second-team All-America and first-team All-Pac-10 honors on vault ... Ranked No. 6 nationally on vault ... Won vault in nine of the last 11 meets and had a seven-meet winning streak on that event ... Held a team-high average of 9.888 on vault and scored 9.9 or better six times ... Tied her career-high on vault at the NCAA Team Finals, scoring 9.95 ... Won vault at the NCAA Athens Regional, scoring 9.925 ... Tied her career-highs on vault (9.95) and beam (9.85) at Cal State Fullerton and also hit a 9.8 on bars in exhibition ... Captured first place on both vault (9.925 for her sixth-straight win) and floor (career-high 9.9) on Mar. 6 ... Won her fifth-straight vault title on Feb. 27, tying for first with a 9.875 ... Tied her career-high with a 9.95 on vault Feb. 21 vs. NC State and was awarded the Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week ... Also scored a career-high 9.85 on beam and a season-high 9.8 on floor vs. NC State ... Won the vault title at the IGI/Chicago Style with a 9.9 ... Recorded season-highs on all four events plus the all-around at Stanford, going 9.875 on vault to place first, 9.75 on bars, 9.35 on beam, 9.8 on floor and 38.775 in the all-around.

Nationally-ranked No. 14 on vault and held the No. 1 spot in week two ... Earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors on vault ... Averaged 9.865 on vault, third-best on the team, with six scores of 9.9 or better in 15 attempts ... Scored a career-high 9.95 to tie for first in a tri-meet with Cal State Fullerton and Michigan State ... Also had vault wins at Washington and at Cal ... Competed on floor in every meet, with an average of 9.822 and a high of 9.9 set at Cal State Fullerton ... Set career-highs on bars (9.825) and floor (9.9) and won the all-around with a career-best 39.325 at Fullerton ... Competed four times with an additional four exhibition routines on bars and averaged 9.794 on the event ... Competed four times on beam, with a high of 9.775 at Fullerton.

Did not compete in UCLA's last seven meets due to an elbow injury ... Scored 9.8 or better on her last five vaults (three in exhibition) ... Scored a career-high 9.875 to tie for fifth at the UCLA quad meet on Feb. 15 ... Earned a 9.825 at ASU, and exhibition scores of 9.8 against Cal, 9.85 at Fullerton and 9.825 against Arizona ... Performed an exhibition on bars at Fullerton and scored 9.625.

Four-time (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008) Level 10 National qualifier and three-time (2006-08) State vault champion ... Placed third in the all-around to make the 2008 JO National Team ... Also earned a second-place finish on beam and was fourth on vault and eighth on bars at the 2008 Level 10 Nationals ... 2008 State vault and uneven bars champion and all-around runner-up ... Placed 13th in the all-around and fifth on floor at the 2007 Nationals ... 2007 State all-around and vault champion ... Placed third in the all-around and on uneven bars and second on vault at the 2006 Regionals ... Won the vault and uneven bars and placed third in the all-around and on beam at the 2006 State Championships ... Placed fourth in the all-around at the 2004 Regionals to qualify to Nationals ... Holds career-bests of 9.825 on vault, 9.75 on beam, 9.65 on bars and floor and 38.325 in the all-around ... Trained at Olympica Gymnastics under coaches Nicole DeMoss and Kelly Smith.

Lists her biggest athletic thrills as placing third at the 2008 Level 10 Nationals and receiving a full scholarship to UCLA ... Hobbies are hanging out with friends and going to the beach ... Admires 1984 Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton ... Full name is Tauny Nicole Frattone ... Parents: Shaun and Julie Frattone ... Has two younger sisters, Hailey and Sydney ... Born May 28, 1990 in Westminster, CA ... Atmospheric, Oceanic and Environmental Sciences major.

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