UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Mizuki Sato
Player Profile:
Mizuki Sato 1266887
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA
Club: Technique

Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors for the second-straight year ... UCLA's beam anchor the last six meets ... Scored a career-high 9.95 on beam at Georgia and tied for second place on the event with a 9.9 at the Pac-10 Championship ... Scored 9.85 or better in five of her last seven competitions ... Had five Top 3 finishes on beam, third-most on the squad ... Competed six times on vault, with a high of 9.825 ... Competed five times on floor and scored a season-best 9.875 Jan. 31 vs. ASU.

First-team All-Pac-10 on floor ... Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... 2009 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar honoree ... Posted Top 3 finishes on floor in UCLA's first four meets, with wins in two ... Hit 26 of 29 routines on the year for 9.75 or better ... Earned a career-high 9.85 on beam at the NCAA Championships and added a 9.85 on vault and 9.775 on floor ... Tied for third on vault with a career-high tying 9.9 at NCAA Regionals and also scored 9.85 on floor and 9.75 on beam ... Competed on three events at Pac-10s, recording a career-high on beam with a 9.775 and adding leadoff marks of 9.85 on floor and 9.825 on vault ... Contributed a pair of 9.85s on vault and floor against Nebraska and competed on beam for the first time in her career, scoring 9.575 ... Tied for first on floor with a 9.9 against Cal ... Placed first on both vault and floor against Arizona with career-highs of 9.9 on each event ... Tied for third on floor at the Utah meet with a 9.85 ... Vaulted for the first time in competition at Utah and earned a 9.825 ... Exhibition beam performance at Utah earned a 9.8, which would have tied her for sixth place ... Has competed on floor in 21 straight meets dating back to last year.

A regular in the floor lineup, competing in the last 10 meets and in 12 of 14 meets overall ... Tied her career-high on floor at Georgia with a 9.875 ... First scored a 9.875 at Arizona Feb. 22 to tie for second place ... Had a third-place finish at Cal State Fullerton (9.825) ... Ranked 11th in the Pac-10 on floor with a RQS of 9.830 ... Scored 9.825 or better in five or her last eight meets ... Exhibitioned on the other three events and posted a high of 9.825 on beam.

Level 10 National qualifier from 2004-07... Placed third in the all-around to make the JO National Team and also placed fifth on floor, sixth on beam and ninth on bars at the 2007 Level 10 National Championships ... Won the NorCal State bars and floor titles in 2007 ... Seventh in the all-around and fourth on floor at the 2006 Nationals ... Placed third in the all-around at the 2006 Regionals ... Member of the Region 1 JO National Team Champions in 2005 and 2006 ... Trained at Technique Gymnastics under coaches Lisa Poarch, Rick Newman, Tara Gilmore and Mark Holtzclaw ... High marks were 9.675 on vault and floor, 9.575 on bars and beam and 38.25 in the all-around.

Lists her biggest athletic thrill as receiving a scholarship to UCLA and being able to train at the Olympic Training Center as part of the JO National Team ... Admires former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young ... Hobbies include photography, shopping and sports ... Favorite apparatus is the balance beam ... Full name is Mizuki Florence Sato ... Parents: Isao and Aiko Sato ... Has a younger brother, Ken ... Born January 8, 1989 in Carmichael, CA ... Physiological Science major whose career objective is to be a doctor.

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