UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Sydney Sawa
Player Profile:
Sydney Sawa 1264160
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
High School: National Sports School
Club: Calgary Gymnastics Center

Competed on vault and floor at the NCAA Championships … Scored a season-high 9.9 on floor in the team finals and a season-best 9.825 on vault in the semifinals … Earned a 9.875 on floor at the NCAA Regionals … Scored 9.5 in her season debut on floor at ASU Jan. 26 but sprained her ankle and did not compete again until Mar. 17, when she earned a season-high 9.85 on just her second floor routine in two years … Competed on vault and floor at Pac-12 Championships … Earned 9.775 in a beam exhibition in the season opener.

Had shoulder surgery in early January and returned on Mar. 11 to perform an exhibition floor routine in her only appearance in 2012.

Second-team All-American on floor … Contributed a pair of 9.9s at the NCAA Team Finals with a career-best mark on vault as the leadoff vaulter and a 9.9 on floor … First-team All-Pac-10 on floor … Hit her first 24 routines in a row without a fall and finished 34-35 on the year … Fifth on floor at the NCAA Regionals with a 9.85 … Tied for third on floor at Pac-10s with a 9.875 … Scored 9.775 on bars and floor at Cal State Fullerton and earned a 9.875 on vault in exhibition … Won the all-around with a career-high 39.275 and tied for first on floor with a career-high 9.925 vs. NC State on Feb. 21 … Recorded a career-high 39.225 in the all-around and tied her career-high with a 9.85 on floor at Oregon State … Scored 39.025 in her all-around debut at Stanford … Tied for second with a 9.825 on her first beam routine of the year at Southern Utah … Nabbed a pair of Top 5 finishes at the Pac-10 Showcase (5th on vault with a 9.85, 4th on bars with a 9.9) and a Top 10 finish on floor (9th with a 9.8) … Scored a pair of 9.775s (bars and floor) and 9.75 on vault in her collegiate debut at Utah.

Competed at the 2007 and 2009 World Championships for Canada … Canadian national champion in the all-around and uneven bars in 2009 … Placed third on uneven bars and floor exercise at the World Cup in Montreal in 2009 … Had a first-place showing on balance beam and a fourth-place all-around result at the 2009 WOGA Classic … Placed second in the all-around, vault, beam and floor at Elite Canada in 2008 … Placed eighth on beam at the 2008 DTB Cup in Germany … Fifth in the all-around and third on floor at the 2008 Canadian Championships … Earned fifth-place finishes in the all-around and on bars and beam at the 2008 International Gymnix in Montreal … Third in the all-around and second on floor at her first senior Canadian Championship in 2007 … Trained at Calgary Gymnastics Centre under coach Janna Ball.

Lists her biggest athletic thrill as competing at the 2009 World Championships at the O2 arena in London … Favorite events are uneven bars and floor exercise … Parents: Jeff and Diane … Has an older brother, Steve, and a younger sister, Tatum … Full name is Sydney Masumi Sawa … Born June 15, 1992 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada … Sociology major.

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