Tasha Schwikert
Tasha Schwikert

Player Profile

Las Vegas, NV

High School:
Centennial HS




UCLA vs. Stanford (Photos by Don Liebig)

UCLA vs. Stanford - Jan. 15, 2007. Photos by Don Liebig, UCLA Photography


UCLA vs. Washington (Photos by Don Liebig)

UCLA vs. Washington - Jan. 6, 2007 (Photos by Don Liebig, UCLA Photography)


2007 UCLA Gymnastics Poster Shoot

Photo shoot for the 2007 UCLA Gymnastics Poster

2008 - Became the first UCLA gymnast and only the seventh woman ever to win multiple NCAA all-around titles ... Scored 39.6 at the NCAA preliminaries to reclaim the title she won as a freshman ... Also won the NCAA uneven bars title with a 9.9375, placed second on floor exercise with a 9.9500 and eighth on vault ... One of the most consistent gymnasts for the Bruins, hitting 45 of her 46 routines in team competition, including 41 in a row to close the season ... Scored 9.9 or higher on 102 career routines in team competition ... Averaged over 9.83 on all four events in 2008 and led the team with averages of 9.878 on vault, 9.903 on floor and 39.431 in the all-around ... Scored 39.5 or better in six of her last seven all-around attempts with a season-best of 39.675 set Mar. 9 ... Won a share of the Pac-10 uneven bars title, the seventh conference title of her career, with a season-high 9.95 ... Scored 9.9 or higher on vault in 11 of 13 efforts ... Recorded nine 9.9+ scores on bars ... Came close to scoring a perfect 10 on floor on Mar. 9, earning a season-best 9.975 ... Named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week or Jan. 29-Feb. 4 after winning the all-around, vault and beam and placing second on bars and floor at Washington ... Posted 20 individual victories (five each on vault and floor, four each in the all-around and on bars and two on beam) and led the team with 43 Top 3 finishes ... First-team All-Pac-10 on vault and uneven bars ... Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2003 World Championship team that won the USA's first gold medal.

2007 - Honda Award nominee and West Region and Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year ... NCAA runner-up on uneven bars ... Earned 1st-team All-America honors on bars and 2nd-team in the all-around and on vault ... NCAA Southeast Regional all-around, beam and floor champion ... Secured UCLA's team victory at the Regionals with a 9.9 on floor in the last rotation ... Pac-10 all-around champion after scoring a season-high 39.75 in her first all-around competition in two months ... Also won the Pac-10 vault, beam and floor titles and tied a Pac-10 record for most titles in a season with four ... Her 9.95 on beam in the last rotation clinched the win for the Bruins ... Hit 56 of 57 routines on the season and 55 in a row to end the year ... Placed first on an event on 53% of her routines (30 individual event victories out of 57 routines) ... Thirty-eight of her 57 scores (67%) were 9.9 or higher, including 35 of her last 46 routines ... Led the team with season averages of 39.460 in the all-around, 9.905 on vault, 9.906 on floor and 9.858 on beam ... Led the team with 36 individual victories and 50 Top 3 placings ... Posted a 39.7 on Jan. 21 to win the all-around against Arizona and also placed first on vault with a 9.9 and beam and floor with a pair of 9.95s ... Those victories came just two days after scoring 39.675 and sweeping all four events and the all-around at Cal State Fullerton ... Scored a near-perfect 9.975 on vault at Fullerton ... Sat out floor exercise six meets (Feb. 10-Mar. 25) to rest a strained Achilles ... Selected to the All-Pac-10 team in the all-around ... Received Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honors the first two weeks of the season ... Earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors.

2006 - Won the NCAA South Central Regional vault title to qualify as a vault specialist to the NCAA Championships ... Tied for 11th with a 9.8 at NCAAs ... Scored a meet-best 9.9 at Regionals in just her second vault competition of the year ... Had missed most of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery in December ... Returned to compete on beam at LSU on Mar. 17 and then competed on vault, beam and floor at the Pac-10 Championships and NCAA Regionals ... Season-bests were 9.9 on vault, 9.425 on beam and 9.8 on floor.

2005 - NCAA all-around champion ... Scored a 39.725 to become the first freshman since 2001 to capture the title ... Only gymnast in 2005 to earn first-team All-America honors on all four events and the all-around ... Tied for third on bars and fifth on beam at the event finals ... Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... West Regional all-around, vault, bars and floor champion ... Recorded the highest all-around total at all of the regional meets, scoring 39.725 ... Pac-10 all-around co-champion and uneven bars champion ... Won the uneven bars with a perfect 10 ... All-Pac-10 selection in the all-around and on vault, bars and floor ... Ranked second in the nation most of the season in the all-around, as well as No. 1 on floor and bars ... Averaged 39.522 in 15 all-around appearances and scored a career-high and national season-best 39.825 on Mar. 6 against Florida to set a new UCLA freshman record ... Scored four perfect 10s - two each on floor and bars ... Second on the UCLA squad with 29 individual victories, including a team-high eight on floor and the all-around ... Also had seven wins on bars, four on vault and two on beam ... First on the squad with 56 Top 3 placements, including 15 on bars in 15 meets ... Scored 9.9 or higher on 37 of 60 routines (62%) and 9.8 or higher on 53 of 60 routines (88%) ... Averaged over 9.825 on every event - 9.893 on vault, 9.903 on bars, 9.847 on beam and 9.878 on floor ... Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for Jan. 9-17 after winning the all-around and floor at Oregon State and scoring a perfect 10 on bars and 9.975 on beam against Nebraska.

Club - Member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic team and an alternate at the 2004 Games ... Two-time U.S. national all-around champion (2001, 2002) ... Captain of the 2003 World Championships gold medal team ... Also earned a team bronze medal at the 2001 World Championships and placed fifth in the all-around and on beam and eighth on floor exercise ... Eight-year national team member ... Has won six national titles in her career - 2004 uneven bars; 2002 all-around, bars and floor; 2001 all-around, beam ... Runner-up in the all-around at the 2003 USA Championships ... Gold medalist in the all-around, beam and floor and a silver medalist on bars at the 2002 Pacific Alliance Championships ... All-around, bars and beam champion at the 2002 Visa American Cup ... Gold medalist in the all-around and bars and silver medalist on vault, beam and floor at the 2001 Pan American Games ... Placed ninth at the 2000 Olympic Trials ... Placed fourth in the all-around and tied for second on beam at the 2000 Visa American Cup ... Ninth in the all-around, fourth on vault and fifth on uneven bars at the 1999 USA Championships ... Made her international debut in 1998, placing second on floor in the junior division at the City of Popes in France ... Trained at Gymcats under coach Cassie Rice.

Personal - Biggest athletic thrill was being a part of the 2003 U.S. World Championship team that became the first U.S. team in history to ever win the gold medal at the World Championships ... Admires Olympic gold medalist Catalina Ponor of Romania, as well as her club coach Cassie Rice ... Hobbies include shopping, hanging out with friends and listening to music ... Father Shannon Warren was a collegiate basketball player, and mother Joy Schwikert was a professional tennis player ... Younger sister Jordan was also an All-American gymnast at UCLA ... Born November 21, 1984 in Las Vegas, NV ... Sociology major who is seeking a career in sports broadcasting ... Worked as a color commentator on the WCSN internet broadcasts at the 2006-08 World Gymnastics Championships and has also been a color analyst on UCLA gymnastics broadcasts on LA36.

Best Marks
V - 9.975, last 1/19/07
UB - 10.0, last 3/26/05
BB - 9.975, 1/17/05
FX - 10.0, last 3/6/05
AA - 39.825, 3/6/05