2018 NACGC/W Second-Team All-American (FX)
2018 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2018 SEC All-Freshman
2018 SEC Freshman of the Week (at GymQuarters/vs. TWU)
Poised and elegant beam and floor performer for the Tigers … Expected to take over the first spot on beam in her sophomore season … Entered campus her freshman season as the youngest student-athlete at just 16 years old … Earned All-SEC honors … An NACGC/W All-American on floor.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)
One of the top freshman in the league and country who found her own in the later part of the season … Scored a 9.90 on floor to set a new career high and 9.85 on beam at NCAA Super Six … Scored a 9.8875 on floor at NCAA Semifinal I to earn All-America honors … In her first NCAA competition, scored a 9.90 on beam at the Raleigh Regional … Earned scores of 9.875 on beam and floor at SEC Championships to pick up All-SEC honors … Posted a 9.95 for a new career high on beam against Arizona … Set a then career high on beam with a 9.925 and tied her career high on floor with a 9.875 against Auburn … Scored a 9.90 on and performed on floor at Georgia … Had her best performances of the season with career-high performances on beam (9.90) and floor (9.875) at GymQuarters. Also totaled a 9.90 on beam against TWU … Posted a score of 9.90 on beam against Kentucky … Made her debut on floor at the Metroplex Challenge … Earned a 9.875 on beam against Alabama … Scored a 9.850 in her first road meet at Florida on beam … Scored a 9.825 on beam in the season opener against Arkansas … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
A senior international elite and two-time U.S. National Team member ... Competed at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials where she finished sixth overall on beam ... Trained at Parkettes in Allentown, Pennsylvania ... A four-time P&G Championships participant, Desiderio finished sixth on floor in 2016 ... Also competed in the junior division in 2013, 14 and 15 ... Finished third on floor, fifth in the all-around and sixth on balance beam in 2015 ... The all-arounder also competed at the Secret U.S. Classic the last four years and the Women’s Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championship in 2012.
DESIDERIO’S CAREER HIGHS
Beam: 9.950 (vs. Arizona 3-17-18)
Floor: 9.875 (three times; Last: 3-24-18 at SEC Championships; First: 2-16-18
DESIDERIO’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES