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

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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