UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Talia Kushynski
Player Profile:
Talia Kushynski 1266884
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, CA
High School: Van Nuys HS
Club: Waller's GymJam Academy

Earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors for the second consecutive year ... Scored a career-high 9.85 to place third at Cal State Fullerton in her only competitive routine on floor ... Performed exhibition floor three other times and beam once.

Earned NACGC/W Scholastic All-America honors ... Performed an exhibition floor routine at Fullerton and scored 9.45.

Competed once on floor, scoring 9.675 at Cal State Fullerton to earn a Top 10 finish ... Performed exhibition floor routines three other times and beam once, scoring 9.5 in Las Vegas.

Competed at the Level 10 State and Regional Championships every season ... Fourth in the all-around and beam and third on bars at the 2007 Level 10 State Championships ... Sixth on beam at the 2006 Regional Championships ... Bronze medalist in the all-around, bars, beam and floor at the 2006 State Championships ... Placed 10th in the all-around at the Level 10 Regionals in 2005 ... Second on bars, third on floor and fourth on beam and the all-around at the 2005 State meet ... Named to the Western National Team as a Level 9 ... Career-high marks are 9.5 on beam and floor and 9.3 on vault and bars ... Trained at Waller's GymJam Academy under coaches Chris Waller and Mohini Bhardwaj.

Admires former UCLA Olympian Mohini Bhardwaj ... Hobbies are dancing ... Favorite apparatus is floor exercise ... Lists her biggest thrill as being part of the UCLA Gymnastics team ... Full name is Talia Rosa Kushynski ... Parents: Allen and Lorraine Kushynski ... Has a younger sister, Gina, who is a sophomore at UCLA ... Born October 19, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA ... Sociology major.

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