2002 – One of the UCLA Athletic Department’s top student-athletes, Gaskins last spring earned first-team Academic All-Pac-10, with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.813 (communications major) … She had the highest gpa on the Bruin women’s track & field team and the ninth-highest gpa among UCLA women’s athletes … … For the last two seasons, she’s been an alternate on the Bruin relays at the NCAA Outdoor meets … At the Pac-10 meet, she ran the second leg on UCLA’s 4 X 100m relay (5th, 46.53) and also qualified in the 400m hurdles … Versatile, last season she ran a 25.41i (200m), 58.62 (400m) and a personal-best 1:00.24 (400m hurdles).
2001 —As a freshman at the Pac-10, Gaskins qualified in the 200m and scored in the 400m, placing seventh (55.43) … Ran a 24:56 (200m), 55.01 (400m) and a 1:04.25 (400m hurdles).
High School — Placed third at the 2000 CA State meet in the 400m (54.51) … Was third at the 2000 CIF Championships … Earned All-CIF, All-Sierra League, USATF Junior All-American and Rookie of the Year honors … Her 54.41 in the 400m was No. 22 on the 2000 U. S. prep chart.
Personal – Communications studies major … Nicole was awarded the Charles E. and Sue K. Young Undergraduate Student Award Scholarship, named for the former UCLA Chancellor and his late wife … The scholarship is presented by the College of Letters and Science to undergraduates who have achieved distinction in their studies, demonstrate research and are active in the community … Born Feb. 14, 1982.
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