UCLA hosted Minnesota and Denver on Feb. 27, 2011 (Photos by Don Liebig, UCLA Photography)
Recorded career-highs on vault, bars and beam ... Scored a career-high 9.95 on uneven bars to win the event against Arizona State on Feb. 26 ... Earned a career-high 9.925 on vault on Feb. 17 to tie for second at Oregon State ... Averaged 9.85 on vault ... Averaged 9.794 on floor exercise and earned a career-best 9.85 on Mar. 11 vs. Oklahoma.
First-team All-American on uneven bars and tied for third place at the NCAA event finals ... Averaged 9.9 on bars in her last four routines to end the year and a team-best 9.857 overall ... Scored 9.825 or better on bars in 11 of 13 attempts ... Recorded career-best marks of 9.925 in both days of team competition at the NCAA Championships ... Set a season-high on vault at the NCAA semifinals, scoring 9.825 ... Tied for third on bars at NCAA Regionals with a 9.9 and returned to the vault lineup and scored a season-high tying 9.8 ... Won her first event title on Feb. 21 vs. NC State, taking first place on bars with a 9.875 ... Scored 9.875 on bars at Oregon State and also performed exhibition routines on vault and floor ... Did not compete at Southern Utah after tweaking her ankle in warmups but returned on uneven bars at Stanford and tied for fourth with a 9.825 ... Scored a career-high 9.925 on bars, placing second at the Pac-10 Showcase.
Made her collegiate debut a memorable one, scoring 9.9 to win uneven bars on her first routine at Cal on Jan. 24 ... Went all-around in that meet and scored 38.5, placing fifth ... Competed on bars in 12 meets and scored no lower than 9.8 in each routine ... Her season average of 9.852 ranked third-best on the team ... Finished the regular season ranked 21st in the nation on bars ... Averaged 9.802 on vault in 11 meets and recorded a career-high of 9.85 five times, including three times in NCAA competition ... Competed five times on beam, with a high of 9.775, and twice on floor, with a high of 9.75.
Selected Arizona's Junior Olympic Gymnast of the Year in 2008 after placing fourth in the all-around, tying for second on floor exercise and tying for sixth on uneven bars at the 2008 Level 10 Nationals ... Member of the 2008 JO National Team ... All-around runner-up at the 2008 Regional meet ... Placed seventh in the all-around, tied for third on uneven bars, tied for eighth on floor exercise and ninth on balance beam at the 2007 Level 10 Nationals ... 2007 Level 10 Regional all-around champion and state champion in the all-around, bars and beam ... Seventh in the all-around at the 2005 Level 10 Nationals ... Former junior international elite who competed at the 2005 USA Championships and U.S. Classic ... In 2005, won the vault and floor and was second in the all-around at Level 10 Regionals and won the all-around, vault, beam and floor at the State Championships ... Achieved a career-high all-around mark of 38.575 in 2009 ... Trained at Carter's Gymnastics Academy under coaches Jack and Erin Carter.
Names her biggest athletic thrill as receiving a scholarship to UCLA ... Admires Lance Armstrong ... Favorite apparatus is uneven bars ... Full name is Monique De La Torre ... Parents: Martin and Lisa De La Torre ... Has older siblings Jacqueline and Andrew and a younger brother Philip ... Born Sept. 19, 1990 in Phoenix, AZ ... Sociology major.