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  Mohini Bhardwaj
Mohini Bhardwaj

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH

High School:
Alexander Smith Academy

Height:
4-10

Club:
Brown's Gymnastics

05/29/2013

Mohini Bhardwaj Named to UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame

Eight-member class will be inducted on Oct. 11.

05/29/2013

UCLA Athletics 2013 Hall of Fame Class Announced

Eight-member class will be inducted on Oct. 11.

2000 — Claimed her first NCAA individual title by winning the uneven bars with a score of 9.95 … Runner-up in the all-around at the NCAA Championships with a score of 39.575 and on beam with a mark of 9.9 … First-team All-American in the all-around, vault (fifth-place), bars (third consecutive year) and beam … Ended the season hitting 23 consecutive routines, with a 9.806 on vault at event finals as her lowest score in that span … Took the Region 1 all-around, bars and beam crowns … Won the Pac-10 all-around, vault and floor titles … Became the first gymnast in Pac-10 history to earn all-conference honors on all four events and the all-around … Tied the Pauley Pavilion all-around record with a pair of 39.725s … Set Wooden Center all-around (39.7) and bars (9.975) records … Set Bruin Classic records on bars (9.975), beam (tied, 9.9) and all-around (39.7) … Super Six Challenge bars winner … Bruin Classic all-around, bars and beam champion … Finished the regular season ranked first nationally on bars, second in the all-around, sixth on beam, 10th on vault and 12th on floor … Averaged over 9.8 on all four events, including a team-best 9.86 on bars and 9.806 on beam … Averaged a team-high 39.431 in the all-around, with three scores of 39.7 or higher and eight scores of 39.5 or higher … Led the team in individual wins with 29 … Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week Jan. 18 … UCLA/Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers Female Athlete of the Month in January … Two-time MET-Rx/UCLA Student-Athlete of the Week (Mar. 27-Apr. 2, Apr. 10-16) … Tied her career-high on vault with 9.95s at the Pac-10 Championships and the NCAA Team Prelims … Twice set new career-highs this season on bars (9.975) … Scored three career-high tying 9.925s on beam and also tied her career-high with a 9.95 on floor.

1999 (USA Gymnastics) — Earned a berth on the USA’s World University Games squad by placing second at the trials …?Qualified for the all-around finals at the World University Games with a preliminary score of 36.225 (14th place) but was unable to compete due to an elbow injury … Her highest mark at the games was a 9.35 on vault.

1999 — Earned first-team All-America honors on bars and placed eighth with a 9.875 at event finals … Earned second-team All-America acclaim in the all-around with an 11th-place score of 39.275 … Scored a season-high 9.9 on bars at Day One of the NCAA Championships … Was slowed by an elbow injury that kept her out of five meets but returned to score a then-career-high 9.925 on floor in her first meet back on that event …?Went all-around for the first time at Regionals Apr. 10 and scored a career-high 39.375 to place fourth …?Her first bars routine in three months resulted in a third-place score of 9.875 at Regionals …?Recorded career-highs on beam (9.925, second place) and floor (9.95, second place) at the Pac-10 Championships …?Of her eight meets on floor, she placed in the Top 3 five times and averaged a team-high 9.838 … Averaged 9.858 on vault …?Placed first on vault with a career-high tying 9.95 vs. Georgia Jan. 10 … Won the all-around, vault and bars in the Bruins’ season opener at Cal State Fullerton.

1998 — Earned first-team All-America honors on vault and bars … Scored a career-high 9.95 on vault on Day One of the NCAA Championships … Also scored a career-high 9.925 on bars on Day One of the Championships … Tied for fourth on bars at the NCAA Event Finals with a 9.85 … Placed seventh on vault at Event Finals with an average score of 9.5625 … Scored a pair of 9.875s on bars and floor in her collegiate debut at Georgia … Suffered an ankle injury Feb. 5 and was out of action until competing on bars Feb. 27 at Washington … Scored UCLA's top mark at that meet with a second-place score of 9.85 … Placed in the Top 5 on bars in eight meets … Averaged a 9.861 on bars … Scored a 9.9 on bars at the Pac-10s to tie for third … Returned to action on beam at Pac-10s and scored a career-high 9.85 to tie for fourth … Competed for UCLA at Regionals on vault for the first time since January, as well as on bars and beam … Averaged a 9.702 on vault.

Club — Six-year national team member who placed third at the 1997 U.S. Championships to qualify for the World Championships team … Took fifth-place on vault at the World Championships, the highest finish for an American on that event since Kerri Strug placed fifth in 1992 and the highest placing by any US gymnast that year … Won the all-around and vault crowns at the 1996 Pacific Alliance Championships in Malaysia …?Placed 10th at the 1996 Olympic Trials … Finished second on beam, fourth on vault and bars and sixth on floor at the 1996 National Championships … Won the all-around, vault, bars and floor and placed second on beam at the 1996 Capital Cup … Swept all four individual event titles at the 1996 Buckeye Classic and placed second in the all-around … Won the vault at the 1995 Atlanta Gymnastics Invitational, the pre-Olympic event at the Georgia Dome … Competed on the gold medal team at the 1995 Olympic Festival and won silvers on vault and beam … Runner-up on bars at the 1992 Junior Nationals … Coached by Rita Brown and former Soviet national team coach Alexander Alexandrov at Brown’s Gymnastics from 1993-97 … Trained at Queen City Gymnastics from 1982-92 under coaches Gary Warren and Pat Jones Warren.

Personal — Name means “illusion” in Hindi … Favorite apparatus is vault … Hobbies include reading and dancing … Describes her biggest athletic thrill as qualifying for the 1997 World Championships … Parents: Kaushal and Indu Bhardwaj … Has one younger brother, Arun … Full name is Mohini Bhardwaj … Born September 29, 1978 in Philadelphia, PA … Sociology major.


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