UCLA vs. Stanford - Jan. 15, 2007. Photos by Don Liebig, UCLA Photography
UCLA vs. Washington - Jan. 6, 2007 (Photos by Don Liebig, UCLA Photography)
Photo shoot for the 2007 UCLA Gymnastics Poster
2007 - Team co-captain ... NACGC Scholastic All-American for the fourth time in her career, posting a 3.86 GPA ... Had a breakthrough season in her senior year, competing in every meet ... Former Level 9 walk-on had only seen competition time just five times prior to the season but worked her way into becoming a top contributor on vault and floor ... Earned All-Pac-10 honors on vault ... Tied for third on vault at the Pac-10 Championships, scoring a career-high-tying 9.925 ... In the season opener Jan. 6 against Washington, she won the floor exercise with a 9.9 and tied for third on vault with a 9.825 to make the medals stand for the first time in her career ... Both scores were, at the time, two-tenths higher than her previous career-bests ... Continued her success the following week, twice scoring 9.825s on vault and earning a 9.825 on floor at Utah on Jan. 12 to tie for fourth ... Improved her personal-best on vault at Cal State Fullerton on Jan. 19, scoring a 9.85 to tie for third place and improved it again against Arizona two days later, scoring a 9.9 to earn her first vault victory ... On Senior Day against Georgia on Mar. 4, Selesky had a story-book ending, winning the vault with a career-high 9.925 ... Placed in the Top 3 on vault in seven meets, posting two wins ... Averaged 9.792 on vault, including 9.86 in her last seven meets ... Season average on floor was 9.705 ... Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honoree with a 3.73 GPA in Political Science.
2006 - Team co-captain ... NACGC Scholastic All-American for the third-straight year with a 3.75 GPA ... Hampered by ankle injuries, she competed just once in 2006 but scored a career-high 9.625 on vault at Georgia on Feb. 17.
2005 - NACGC Scholastic All-American with a 3.75 GPA ... Competed on vault and floor at Arizona State and Cal State Fullerton ... Recorded a season-best 9.525 on floor at Fullerton ... Learned a Yurchenko layout full vault.
2004 - NACGC Scholastic All-American with a 3.64 GPA ... Walk-on gymnast who competed twice on floor exercise ... Set her career-best with a 9.7 at Cal State Fullerton ... Also competed on floor at Arizona.
Club - Level 10 State Championships qualifier in 2002 and 2003 ... Qualified to the 2001 Level 9 Regionals ... Placed sixth on vault at the 2001 Level 9 State Championships ... Fourth on floor exercise and sixth in the all-around at the 2000 Level 8 Regionals ... Runner-up on vault in 2000 at the Level 8 State meet ... First on vault and third on bars at the 2002 Golden State Challenge ... Trained at the National Gymnastics Training Center under coaches Debra Hutchinson, Zin Kinolik and Nikolai Dorochenko ... Earned the 2003 Most Inspirational Award and 2002 Most Determined, Most Inspirational and Hardest Worker Awards ... Winner of her club's Top Gun Award in 2000.
High School - Competed one year of high school gymnastics at Aliso Niguel HS ... Set a school record with a 9.8 on floor exercise to capture the CIF Championship as a freshman ... Also placed second in the all-around ... Named the team's Most Valuable Gymnast.
Personal - Biggest athletic thrills are winning the 2000 CIF team championship and becoming a member of the UCLA Gymnastics team ... Hobbies are going to the beach, dancing, acting, being with friends and family and playing with her Great Dane ... Full name is Michelle Mai Selesky ... Born February 18, 1985 in San Juan Capistrano, CA ... Political Science major who is interested in a career in international relations or in the entertainment industry.
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