2004 -- Competed three times on vault, with a season high of 9.625 at Arizona ...Saw action twice on floor and scored a career-high 9.55 at Arizona.
2003 -- NACGC Scholastic All-American with a GPA of 3.65 ...Competed on vault five times, with a career-high of 9.7 set at Cal State Fullerton on Jan. 17 ...Also earned a 9.675 at Stanford ...Competed once on floor.
2002 -- Competed for the Bruins at Cal State Fullerton on Jan. 18, earning a 9.1 on vault.
2001 -- Redshirted the season while recovering from a knee injury suffered in 2000.
Club -- Five-time USAG state vault champion ... Won vault and placed second on floor at the 2000 Level 10 State Championships ... Qualified for Level 10 Nationals but did not compete due to a torn ACL ...Level 9 state and regional vault champion in 1999 ...Took first-place on vault and fifth in the all-around at the 1999 Level 9 Western National Championships ... Helped her team win the national team title in 1999 ...Vault champion at the 1998 USAIGC Regionals ... Placed first on vault at the 1998 Level 8 State Championships ... Won three consecutive vault titles at the LA Classic from 1998-2000 ...Won the all-around, vault, bars and floor as a Level 8 at the 1998 LA Classic ... Coached by Fritz Reiter at Gymnastics Olympica.
Personal -- Chairperson of the Bruin Athletic Council in 2003-04 ...Describes her biggest thrill as being undefeated on vault in local and national competitions for two consecutive seasons and being able to represent UCLA as a student-athlete ... Favorite class is Drama ...Admires Olympic gold medalists Svetlana Khorkina and Lilia Podkopayeva because they strive to be different ... Hobbies include having fun with friends and family, dancing and listening to music ...Favorite group is N'Sync ...Name means "desire" in Indian ... Parents: Ranjit and Kashmira Patel ... Has a younger brother, Aadit ... Born December 28, 1982 in Northridge, CA ... Double major in Political Science and Sociology ...Has aspirations to become a broadcaster or media personality.
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