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  Onnie Willis
Onnie Willis

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tacoma, WA

High School:
Wilson HS

Height:
5-2

Club:
Puget Sound Gymnastics

2002 — Pac-10 all-around champion with a score of 39.625 …?Also won the conference bars title (season-high 9.95), placed second on vault (9.95) and third on floor (9.925) …?Earned first-team All-America honors on bars, floor and all-around …?Second-team All-American on vault …?Placed third on bars, tied for sixth on floor and earned eighth overall in the all-around …?Posted 10 scores of 39+ in the all-around, including a season-high 39.65 at Georgia …?Recorded two perfect 10s (vault and floor) on Mar. 3 at the UCLA Invite …?Ranked fifth nationally after the regular season on floor, sixth on vault and the all-around and 25th on bars …? Scored 9.9 or greater on seven of her last nine vaults and averaged 9.908 on the year …?Earned a career-high 9.925 on beam at Georgia …?Scored 9.9 or greater in nine of her last 10 floor routines … Earned All-Pac-10 honors in the all-around and on vault …?First-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection with a 3.66 GPA in Psychology …?UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week for Mar. 18-25 … Team co-captain.

2001 — Became UCLA’s first-ever NCAA all-around champion after tying Michigan’s Elise Ray for first place at the NCAA Championships with a 39.525 …?NCAA runner-up on bars and placed fifth on floor …?Honda Award nominee …?One of just two athletes to earn All-America honors on all four events and the all-around … First-team All-American on bars, beam, floor and all-around … Second-team All-American on vault …?Hit 37 of her last 38 routines and 41 of 43 overall during team competition …?Ranked sixth nationally in the all-around with a 39.528 average … Won four straight all-around competitions from Feb. 11-Mar. 9 … Recorded a career-best 39.675 to place first at Oregon State Feb. 16 and also recorded her first perfect 10 of the season on vault … At her next meet, she scored her first career 10 on floor …?West Regional co-champion on vault …?Averaged 9.81 on vault, 9.872 on bars, 9.865 on beam and 9.92 on floor …?Scored 9.9 or higher in 10 of 11 floor routines …?Selected the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week Feb. 13-21 after her performance at Oregon State …?Had 13 individual wins on the season, five in the all-around, four on vault, three on floor and one on bars …?Ranked second on the team with 29 Top 3 finishes … Ranked sixth on floor and 14th on vault in the national rankings … NACGC Scholastic All-American …?Voted to the Verizon Academic All-District VIII second team, one of just three underclassmen selected …?Also a second-team Academic All-Pac-10 selection … Team co-captain.

2000 — First-team All-American on vault with a fifth-place finish … Second-team All-American on bars and floor … Established new freshman school records on vault (10.0), bars (9.975), floor (tied, 9.95) and all-around (39.525) … Her 10.0 on vault Feb. 20 at the UCLA Invitational was the first-ever perfect mark by a UCLA freshman and a UCLA Invitational first … Tied the Pauley Pavilion record on bars with a 9.975 … Pac-10 runner-up on bars … Ranked in the Top 20 nationally on floor (14th) and vault (17th) … Recorded seven individual wins, including three apiece on vault and floor … Averaged 9.872 on vault and 9.86 on floor, as well as 39.15 in the all-around … Two of her four all-around scores were 39.5 or higher … Twice scored career-bests of 9.95 on floor … UCLA’s Co-Rookie of the Year.

Club — Five-year elite gymnast at Puget Sound Gymnastics under coaches Brad Loan and Cathy Sutherland … Was selected her club’s Top Performer of the Year three times … Named the 1999 Tacoma Athletic Commission Athlete of the Year and the Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Western Washington … J.O. National all-around, vault and beam champion in 1998 … Made the 1996 USA Junior National Team after an eighth-place showing at the American Classic … Chosen to compete for the U.S. at the 1993 Japan Tour … Competed in three U.S. Championships.

Personal — Describes her team’s win at the 1998 Junior Olympic Nationals as the greatest meet of her life and her biggest athletic thrill … Earned four varsity letters as a long and triple jumper at Wilson HS in Tacoma … 1999 State Triple Jump Champion and state bronze medalist in the long jump (career-best mark of 17-11) … Set the school record in the triple jump (career-best 38-5 1/2) her freshman year … Four-time team MVP … 1999 track team captain … Admires Michael Jordan because he played only for love of the game and always did what was necessary to be the best … Enjoys spending time with her friends and family … Also enjoys working with kids … Parents: Mark and Margie Willis … Has one older sister, Tina, a former Miss Washington … Is engaged to be married in August …?Full name is Leoandra Elaine Willis … Born October 5, 1980 in Santa Maria, CA … Psychology major whose career objective is to become an elementary school teacher.


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