UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Anna Li
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Anna Li 1266885
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Aurora, IL
High School: Waubonsie Valley HS
Club: Naperville Gymnastics Club

Helped lead UCLA to its sixth NCAA team title ... First-team All-American on vault and uneven bars and second-team All-American in the all-around ... Scored perfect 10s on uneven bars at NCAA Regionals and Pac-10 Championships to become the first Bruin to record back-to-back 10.0s on the event since Mohini Bhardwaj in 2001 ... The first 10.0 at the Pac-10 Championships allowed her to claim her second-straight conference bars championship ... She followed it up with another perfect 10 at the NCAA Regionals to win her fourth-consecutive Regional bars title ... Earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors on vault and bars ... Received Pac-10 Special Performance of the Week honors Feb. 16 after scoring 9.975 on bars against Stanford ... Had one of her best meets ever at the NCAA Regionals, placing second in the all-around with a career-high 39.65, scoring a perfect 10 on bars, setting a new career-high of 9.95 to win vault and tying for second on floor with a 9.9 ... Hit all 47 routines she competed without a fall ... Averaged 9.8 or better on all four events (9.925 on bars, 9.846 on vault, 9.818 on floor and 9.804 on beam) and 39.443 in the all-around ... Had 15 individual victories on the year, including a team-high nine on bars (in 12 meets) ... Moved into the leadoff position on beam at the Oregon State meet Feb. 21 to help stabilize the lineup, and in her meets competing leadoff, the Bruins averaged 49.311 on the event. Prior to that, the team averaged 48.718.

Won the NCAA Regional title on uneven bars for the third consecutive year, scoring 9.9 at the North Central Regionals ... Pac-10 Uneven Bars co-champion and first-team All-Pac-10 on the event ... Tied her season-high with a 9.9 at the Pac-10 meet to win her second career Pac-10 event title ... Underwent surgery in November to remove bone spurs from her ankle and was limited to mostly uneven bars ... Competed on balance beam three times and had a high of 9.85 at Cal State Fullerton ... Recorded four victories on uneven bars, including one in a quad meet on Feb. 15 after scoring a season-high 9.9 ... Performed on Jan. 25 what was arguably the most difficult uneven bars routine in the nation, with a routine that included a Gienger, Pak salto, Tkatchev and double layout full-out dismount ... Has completed 112 of 121 career routines (93%) in team competition without a fall.

First-team All-American on uneven bars ... One of the nation's top all-arounders, ranking 14th in the nation and posting a season average of 39.372 and a season and career-high of 39.6 ... Sensational season was slowed after suffering a concussion on Feb. 24. She was unable to finish the competition and had to sit out the following week ... Returned to all-around action at Pac-10s and placed sixth with a 39.25 ... Won a share of the uneven bars title at the NCAA Southeast Regionals, scoring a 9.95 ... In her nine completed all-around competitions, she placed first five times and second once ... Captured 19 individual victories - seven on bars, two on beam, four on floor and five in the all-around ... Scored a career-best 39.6 to win the IGI Chicago-Style meet and also won bars (9.95) and beam (9.9) ... Inserted a double layout into her floor routine on Feb. 1 at Washington and won the event with a then-career-high 9.9 ... Improved her floor score a week later and earned 9.925 ... Ranked second in the nation on bars ... Just missed out on a perfect 10 on bars at Cal on Feb. 17, scoring a career-high 9.975 ... Scored 9.8 or better on nine of 11 vaults ... Completed 45 of 46 routines without a fall ... First-team All-Pac-10 in the all-around ... Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week for the first week of the season after winning the all-around, bars, beam and floor at the Lady Luck Invitational.

Competed on every event in every meet ... Placed fourth overall in the all-around (39.5) and ninth on beam at the NCAA Championships to earn first-team All-America honors ... Also earned second-team All-America honors on vault and bars ...Had nine individual victories on the year, including five on bars and a pair of all-around wins ... In her collegiate debut, she won the all-around with a 39.0 and placed first on bars with a 9.85 ... Also claimed first place in the all-around with a 39.5 and on bars with a 9.925 at Alabama Mar. 9 ... Against Arizona on Jan. 21, she posted a career-best 39.55 to place second in the all-around, won the uneven bars with a career-high 9.95 and also earned a career-high 9.9 on beam ... Tied for third in the all-around at both the Pac-10 Championships and NCAA Southeast Regionals ... Scored 9.8 on vault in nine of the last 10 meets and averaged 9.809 on the event ... Led the team with a 9.878 average on bars ... Won the NCAA Southeast Regional title on bars with a career-high tying 9.95 and tied for the Regional title on beam with a 9.825 ... Scored a career-high 9.95 on beam to win a share of the Pac-10 beam title and secure third place in the all-around with a 39.45 ... Clinched the victory over previously unbeaten Georgia with a career-high 9.9 on floor exercise in the final rotation ... Averaged 9.808 on floor, second-best on the team ... Ranked second on the team in individual victories (nine) and Top 3 placings (30) ... Only freshman in the conference selected to the All-Pac-10 team in the all-around.

Two-time USA Championships competitor ... Finished 16th in the all-around and ninth on beam at the 2005 USA Championships ... Earned a seventh-place finish on bars at the 2005 U.S. Classic ... Placed 23rd in the all-around at the 2004 USA Championships ... Qualified for the 2004 USA Championships after a 13th-place all-around finish at the U.S. Classic ... Won the balance beam title for the second-straight year and placed second in the all-around and on uneven bars at the 2004 Level 10 National Championships ... Eleventh in the all-around at the 2003 U.S. Challenge ... Balance beam champion and seventh in the all-around at the 2003 Level 10 Nationals ... Level 10 state all-around champion in 2003 ... Eighth in the all-around at the 2002 Level 10 Nationals ... Named to the Region 5 All-Star Team in 2002 ... Trained by her parents, Jiani Wu and Yuejiu Li.

Admires her parents, father Yuejiu Li and mother Jiani Wu ... Father Yuejiu was China's first World Champion on floor exercise in 1981 and won an Olympic silver team medal in 1984. He was the coordinator of the 2008 Chinese men's and women's Olympic teams and led both teams to the Olympic gold medal, as well as the 2006 World Championship team title ... Mother Jiani was a five-time Chinese National Champion, World Championship bronze medalist on beam in 1981 and an Olympic bronze team medalist in 1984 ... Both parents competed for China in Pauley Pavilion at the 1984 Olympics ... Hobbies are listening to music and dancing ... Full name is Anna Li ... Has a younger sister, Andrea ... Born September 4, 1988 in Las Vegas, NV ... History major.

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