Christina

Desiderio

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All-Around
Height: 5'0"
Class: Junior
City/State: Hackettstown, N.J.
High School: Connections Academy
Club: Parkettes Gymnastics Center
Major: Sport Administration
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 WCGA Second-Team All-American (FX)
2018 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2018 All-SEC
2018 SEC All-Freshman
2018 SEC Freshman of the Week (at GymQuarters/vs. TWU)

Poised and elegant beam and floor performer for the Tigers … Owns the first spot on beam as a strong and consistent performer … Entered campus her freshman season as the youngest student-athlete at just 16 years old … Earned All-SEC honors … A WCGA All-American on floor.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019)
Rebounded in the NCAA Team Final with a 9.8875 on beam and matched her career high on floor with a 9.90 … In the NCAA Regional Final, led the Tigers in the meet and on beam with a 9.875 ... Opened beam for LSU at SEC Championships with a 9.90 and also scored a 9.85 on floor ... Led off beam with a 9.90 to match her season high and followed with a 9.85 on floor against Oregon State ... Opened with a season-high 9.90 against Georgia on beam ... Led beam off with a 9.875 and also posted a 9.85 on floor at Arkansas ... Scored a 9.85 on beam and floor against Missouri ... Opened the beam lineup with 9.85 at Kentucky and 9.825 at GymQuarters ... Also scored a 9.85 on floor at GymQuarters ... Returned to the floor lineup and scored a 9.825 against NC State ... Led the squad off with a 9.85 on beam against Florida and at Alabama ... Took over the first spot of the lineup on beam and scored a 9.825 in the season opener against Cal … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

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.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
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
Vault:
Bars:
Beam: 9.950 (3-17-18 vs. Arizona)
Floor: 9.900 (twice; Last: 4-20-19 at NCAA Team Final; First: 4-21-18 at NCAA Super Six)

DESIDERIO’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
Beam: 1
Total: 1

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Female Record Breaking Performance of the Year
Outstanding Coach of the Year - D-D Breaux
Sarah Finnegan Corbett Award