UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Allison Taylor
Player Profile:
Allison Taylor 1266890
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dallas, TX
High School: Spring Creek Academy
Club: WOGA

Earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-American and Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors ... Competed on bars in four meets and scored a career-high 9.85 at Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 26 to place second ... Also scored 9.775 on bars on four occasions - twice in competition and twice in exhibition ... Competed once on floor at Cal and also did an exhibition floor routine at Fullerton that scored 9.7.

Received a season-best 9.75 on bars in an exhibition against Cal on Jan. 25 ... Scored 9.725 on an exhibition floor routine at Utah.

Competed on uneven bars in five meets, with a high of 9.8 set Feb. 17 in Chicago ... Performed exhibition routines in four other meets ... Saw her first action on floor at Arizona and scored 9.15.

Placed 16th in the all-around at the 2003 USA Championships as an elite ... Competed at the 2005 U.S. Classic ... Won the uneven bars competition and placed third in the all-around at the 2005 Metroplex Challenge ... Second on vault and third on bars at the 2005 WOGA Classic ... Placed eighth on bars at the 2004 Voronin Cup in Moscow ... TOPs National Team member from 1997-99 ... Finished ninth in the all-around and third on floor at the 2002 Level 10 Nationals ... Uneven bars champion and all-around runner-up at the 2001 Level 9 state and regional championships ... Trained at WOGA under coaches Valeri Liukin and Natalya Marakova ... High marks were 9.9 on bars, 9.85 on floor, 9.7 on beam and 9.6 on vault.

Lists her biggest accomplishment so far as receiving a scholarship to UCLA ... Hobbies are shopping, running and taking pictures ... Favorite apparatus is uneven bars ... Admires Lance Armstrong ... Full name is Allison LaNae Taylor ... Parents: Jim and LaNae Taylor ... Born July 14, 1988 in Dallas, TX ... Sociology major ... Career objective is sports marketing.

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