UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs
Player Profile:
Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs 1264164
Position: Undergraduate Assistant Coach
Height: 5'1"
Hometown: Toronto, ON
High School: Northview Heights Secondary
Club: Sports Seneca Gymnastics

Finished her career as a 12-time All-American after earning first-team honors in 2012 on beam (11th place) and floor (second place) ... Pac-12 beam champion and first-team All-Pac-12 after scoring a season-high 9.975 at the conference championships ... Won the NCAA Fayetteville Regional floor title after tying her career-high with a 9.95 ... Ranked fourth in the nation on floor and tied for 14th on beam ... Led UCLA with seven floor victories and averaged 9.849 on the event with a high of 9.95 achieved four times ... Averaged 9.772 on beam with three victories ... Competed on vault in nine meets, with a high of 9.925 set vs. Arizona State Feb. 26 and an average of 9.833 ... Competed on bars in four meets and averaged 9.819, with a season-high of 9.85 ... Scored a season-best 39.575 in the all-around vs. ASU Feb. 26, earning 9.95 on floor, 9.925 on vault and 9.85 on bars and beam ... Scored 39+ in the all-around in 13 consecutive all-around attempts ... Led UCLA with a 39.417 all-around average ... Honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic for the third-straight year.

First-team All-American in the all-around and on bars and a second-team All-American on vault and floor ... Scored 39+ in the all-around in 10 consecutive meets to close the season ... Tied for first in the nation on beam and eighth in the all-around in the final regular season rankings ... First-team All-Pac-10 in the all-around for the second time in her career ... Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... NCAA Regional champion on balance beam (9.875) and also placed second on bars (season-high tying 9.9) and floor (9.9) ... Pac-10 co-champion on floor exercise ... Won the all-around at Cal State Fullerton with a 39.5 and also won vault with a career-high tying 9.95 and beam with a 9.925 ... Named the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for her performance at Fullerton ... Won beam with a 9.95 and was UCLA's top all-around finisher vs. Georgia and Arizona Mar. 6 with a 39.35 ... Won the all-around (39.5), vault (9.875), beam (9.875) and floor (9.925) on Feb. 27 and was named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for a Pac-10 record-tying sixth time in her career ... Named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for Week 1 after winning the all-around at the Pac-10 Showcase with a 39.55 and beam and floor with scores of 9.95 ... Tied for first on bars at Utah (9.8) and placed third in the all-around (38.675).

First-team All-American on vault and second-team honoree in the all-around ... Placed eighth on vault at event finals ... Earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors on all three events in which she competed at the Pac-10 Championships (vault, beam, floor) ... Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Scored the first perfect 10 of her career on beam at Georgia Mar. 6 competing in the No. 2 spot ... Held a season average of 9.83 on beam, which ranked second on the team ... Scored 9.85 or better on beam in 11 of 13 meets ... Ranked sixth nationally on floor and had a season average of 9.883, which tied for team-best honors ... Scored a career-high 9.95 on floor at the NCAA Super Six ... Recorded floor scores of 9.9 or better eight times ... Averaged 9.857 on vault and tied her career-high on Mar. 14 with a 9.95 ... Scored 9.925 or better four times ... At the NCAA Regionals, she scored a career-high 39.6 in the all-around to place third ... Also at Regionals, she returned to the uneven bars lineup for the first time since the season opener and stuck her new dismount (double layout) for a career-high 9.925 ... Had 12 event titles on the year, including a team-leading five on floor ... Named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week Jan. 12 and earned Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors on Jan. 19 and Mar. 9.

Earned second-team All-America honors in the all-around, vault, bars and floor ... Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and first-team All-Pac-10 in the all-around ... Competed 50 of a possible 52 routines on the year ... Second on the team with 11 individual victories and 30 Top 3 finishes ... Earned four all-around victories on the year ... Finished the year hitting 44 of her last 45 routines ... Named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week three times (Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 17) ... Placed seventh in the all-around at the NCAA Championships with a 39.475 ... Averaged 9.9 on vault in her last seven meets ... Second on vault with a 9.925 and third on floor with a 9.9 at NCAA Regionals ... Placed fifth in the all-around at Pac-10s with a 39.175 and tied for second on beam with a 9.9 ... Her beam score clinched the Pac-10 title for the Bruins ... Won the all-around against Nebraska with a 39.5 and scored a career-high 9.95 to win floor ... Scored a then-career-high 9.925 on floor to tie for second and earned an all-around total of 39.45 to place third against Georgia ... Tied her career-high with a 9.875 on bars to tie for first and also tied for second on vault with a 9.9 at Oregon State ... Tied for first at the Masters Classic with a 39.475 and earned a career-high 9.95 on vault to tie for second ... Won the all-around at the UCLA quad meet on Feb. 15 with a 39.375 and scored a career-best 9.875 on bars ... Scored 39.45 in the all-around and captured first-place honors on beam (9.9) and floor (9.9) to help the Bruins win big over Cal on Jan. 25 ... Won the all-around (39.525), bars (9.85), beam (9.925) and floor (9.9) and set career-highs on all four events and the all-around at Fullerton on Jan. 23 ... Placed in the Top 3 on beam in all but three meets, with two victories ... Finished regular season ranked 15th in the all-around, 18th on floor and 20th on beam.

Competed at the 2008 Olympic Games and placed 16th in the all-around ... Competed for Team Canada at the 2005-07 World Championships ... Became the first Canadian woman ever to win a World Championship medal when she placed third on beam at the 2006 Worlds in Denmark ... Also placed 16th in the all-around in 2006 ... Placed ninth in qualifying on the uneven bars at the 2005 Worlds ... Tied for first in the all-around and won gold on bars and beam and team bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games ... Won the Canadian national all-around titles in 2008 and 2006 ... Also claimed national titles on floor exercise in 2006 and balance beam in 2005 and the junior all-around and uneven bars titles in 2003 ... Trained at Sport Seneca Gymnastics under coaches Carol-Angela Orchard and Brian McVey.

Lists her biggest athletic thrills as competing at the Olympics in 2008 and being the first female Canadian gymnast to win a medal at the World Championships ... Full name is Elyse Madison Hopfner-Hibbs ... Parents: William Hibbs and Dianne Hopfner ... Has a younger sister, Rachel Hopfner-Hibbs ... Born September 12, 1989 in Toronto, ON ... Psychobiology major.

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