UCLA Gymnastics BIO
Niki Tom
Player Profile:
Niki Tom 1266891
Height: 5'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Northridge, CA
High School: Chatsworth HS
Club: JAG

Earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honors ... Competed on beam in 12 meets and posted a career-high 9.9 on Mar. 14 in a leadoff routine ... Averaged 9.84 on beam in her last seven meets ... Competed on floor in six of UCLA's last seven meets and averaged 9.80 for the season ... Scored a career-best 9.875 on floor at the Pac-10 Championships to tie for fourth place ... Competed in the all-around for the first time in her collegiate career Jan. 22 at Cal.

Second-team All-American on floor exercise ... First-team All-Pac-10 on beam ... Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar honoree ... Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Hit 26 of 28 routines she has performed on the season (including five in exhibition) ... Ranked second on the team with three beam wins ... Contributed a 9.75 on beam at NCAA Regionals and also competed on floor for the first time in over a month, tying her career-high with a 9.875 ... Scored 9.875 on beam at Pac-10s to help the Bruins achieve a season-high total of 49.325 ... Captured her third beam win at Oregon State, tying for first with a 9.875 ... Also at Oregon State, she scored 9.8 in exhibition on floor ... Competed on bars for the first time at Nebraska and scored 9.75 ... Placed first on beam for the second straight meet at the UCLA quad meet on Feb. 15, scoring 9.875 ... Scored a career-high 9.9 on beam at ASU to capture the first individual event win of her career ... Did the equivalent of a 38.925 in the all-around against Cal after competing on floor and doing exhibitions on vault, bars and beam ... Earned her second-consecutive Top 3 finish on floor with a 9.825 in the leadoff spot at Fullerton ... Leadoff performer on three events at Arizona and scored career-highs on beam (9.85) and floor (9.875) to set her teammates up for season-high team totals on those events.

Competed in nine of 14 meets on the year, including the last four meets of the season ... Competed nine times on beam, with a career-best of 9.85, set Mar. 15 at Georgia and Feb. 17 at Cal ... Tied for second on beam at Cal ... Was a late replacement on vault in the season opener and scored 9.825 ... Competed on floor for the first time on Feb. 22 and scored 9.825 ... Scored 9.725 in her Pauley Pavilion floor debut ... Late sub on floor at Georgia but scored 9.775 ... Also a late sub on floor at Pac-10s and scored 9.725 ... Exhibitioned twice on uneven bars.

At her first Level 10 National Championships in 2007, placed fifth in the all-around, fourth on bars and 10th on beam and floor ... Qualified for Nationals after a fourth-place finish at the Regional Championships ... 2007 Regional beam champion ... Captured the vault and floor titles and placed third on beam and in the all-around at the 2007 Level 10 State Championships ... Placed fifth in the all-around and fourth on vault and floor at the 2006 Level 10 State Championships ... Career-high marks were 38.025 in the all-around, 9.625 on bars and 9.6 on vault, beam and floor ... Trained at Josephson's Academy of Gymnastics by coaches Jim Foody, Rauza Rafikova, Anne Josephson and Wei Zhang.

Valedictorian of her graduating class at Chatsworth HS ... Lists her biggest athletic thrill as placing first in the team competition and fifth in the all-around at the 2007 Level 10 Nationals ... Hobbies are dancing, cooking, listening to music, spending time with family and friends, shopping and reading ... Full name is Nicole Kiyomi Tom ... Parents: Michael and Sue Tom ... Older sister Allyson graduated from UCLA in 2007 ... Born April 28, 1989 in Los Angeles, CA ... Physiological Science major whose career objective is sports medicine and sports nutrition.

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