Height: 5'0"
Class: Junior
City/State: Miami, Fla.
High School: A Beka Academy
Club: Orlando Metro Gym
Major: Communication Disorders
Experience: 3 Letters


2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 LSU Female Student-Athlete Volunteer of the Year
2010 Scholastic All-American
2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

An outstanding student-athlete who demonstrates leadership in the classroom and community ... Displayed a great attitude every day at practice and worked with enthusiasm and positive energy in all team activities ... Earned a third-straight appearance on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Contributed on vault, beam and floor ... Trained as an all-arounder and provided outstanding depth ... Scored a career-high 9.80 on floor against Georgia (2/18) and also posted a 9.775 on floor versus BYU (2/4) ... Tallied a season-high 9.725 on beam against Florida (1/21) and earned back-to-back 9.75's on vault at the Metroplex Challenge (1/29) and versus BYU ... Competed on beam in six of 12 meets and saw action on floor five times ... Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year ... Named the LSU Female Student-Athlete Volunteer of the Year for her commitment to community service.

Saw limited action but provided valuable depth on all four events ... Competed once on floor at the Lady Luck Invitational (1/15) and competed once on bars at Florida (1/29) where she posted a 9.70 ... Will look to provide depth and compete for a spot in the lineups as a sophomore ... Named a NACGC/W Scholastic All-American and a member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

Trained at Orlando Metro Gymnastics in Orlando, Fla., under coaches Jeff Wood and Christi Mitchell ... Was a Level 10 Junior Olympic National Qualifier ... Was the 2008 Region 8 and Florida state bar champion ... Finished third in the all-around in 2008 ... Reached nationals in 2006 and placed 15th in the all-around and ninth on floor ... Was home schooled since fourth grade through A Beka Academy ... A member of the Honor Roll.

Born October 7, 1991 ... Daughter of Miguel and Marizel Garcia ... Has an older brother, Lester, and an older sister, Yesenia ... Majoring in communication disorders ... Chose to attend LSU because of the coaches as well as the reputation of the program.

Vault: 9.750 (twice; Last: 2-4-11 vs. BYU)
Bars: 9.700 (1-29-10 at Florida)
Beam: 9.725 (1-21-11 vs. Florida)
Floor: 9.800 (2-18-11 vs. Georgia)


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