UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Dana McDonald
Player Profile:
Dana McDonald 1264157
Height: 5'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Piedmont, Calif.
High School: Piedmont HS
Club: Darrell Boykins Gymnastics

Averaged 9.793 on vault and 9.735 on floor in the leadoff position and hit 19 of her 20 routines on the year … Competed in 10 meets, but an ankle injury kept her out of the lineup in the postseason… Placed in the Top 3 on vault in two meets … Scored a career-high 9.875 leading off on floor on Mar. 10 … In just her second competition on beam at Oregon State, she earned a career-high 9.8 … Scored 9.85 on both vault and floor and earned 9.7 in her collegiate debut on beam at ASU … Tied for third on vault with a career-high 9.875 vs. Utah and placed fifth on floor with a 9.85 … Made her competitive debut in the season opener, and earned Top 5 finishes on vault (9.75, t-5th) and floor (9.85, 4th).

Performed exhibition routines in five meets before rupturing her Achilles tendon on a floor exhibition in Chicago on Feb. 10 … Exhibition high scores were 9.8 on vault, 9.55 on beam and 9.7 on floor.

Member of the 2007 Junior Olympic National Team … Fourth in the all-around and on beam, fifth on vault and seventh on bars at the 2007 Level 10 Nationals … In 2007, was the Level 10 Region 1 all-around, vault, beam and floor champion and the State all-around and floor champion … Won the NorCal Level 10 State beam title in 2009 … Earned Top 10 finishes in the all-around and on vault (fourth), beam (fifth) and floor (seventh) at the 2009 Level 10 Regionals … Won the vault and floor titles and placed third in the all-around at the 2009 Level 10 NIT … Trained under coach Darrell Boykins.

Hobbes include painting and art … Lists vault and floor as her favorite apparatus … Parents: Michael and Vivian McDonald … Younger brother Michael is a highly-ranked international junior tennis player and freshman on the UCLA tennis team … Father, grandfather and uncle all attended UCLA … Full name is Dana Christie Lowe McDonald … Born December 27, 1992 in Palm Springs, Calif. … Art History major.

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