2012 SEC Community Service Team
2011 SEC Community Service Team
A leader in the community for the Tigers who has twice been named to the SEC Community Service Team ... Hopes to return to more extensive training and competition after being limited to beam because of a knee injury last season ... One of only two seniors for LSU in 2013.
JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
Limited all season because of her knee that was recovering from a torn ACL in 2011 ... Only competed on beam ... Displayed tremendous poise in the leadoff spot on beam in eight of nine meets in which she competed ... Ranked second on the team with a 9.797 season average on beam ... Tied her career high on beam on three occasions - scoring a 9.85 at Georgia (1/28), at Florida (2/10) and at the NCAA Championships Semifinal I (4/20) ... Scored a 9.825 or higher in four of nine meets and never scored below a 9.75 all season, hitting nine out of nine performances ... Continued to lead the team in service projects as she was named to the SEC Community Service Team for the second straight year.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Competed only on vault, bars and beam in the first seven meets and became an all-arounder in the next two ... Tore her ACL at Alabama (3/11) at the end of her floor routine and missed the final two meets of the season ... Tallied a 39.000 all-around score in her second meet as an all-arounder against New Hampshire (3/4) ... Scored season highs of 9.775 on vault, 9.775 on bars, 9.85 on beam, 9.775 on floor and 39.000 in the all-around ... Tied her career high and captured her first individual title on beam with a 9.85 versus BYU ... Served as the anchor on beam and leadoff performer on vault and bars for the nine meets she competed ... Named to the 2011 SEC Community Service Team.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Was a mainstay in the vault, bars and beam lineups ... Sat out the first six meets of the season after joining the team in January ... Outstanding on vault all season as she scored below a 9.80 only once in eight meets ... Posted season highs of 9.875 on vault, 9.875 on bars and 9.85 on beam ... Earned her season-high 9.875 on vault and bars against Oregon State (3/5) ... Tallied her season-high 9.85 on beam at the SEC Championship (3/27) where she also posted a 9.85 on vault ... Received SEC Co-Freshman of the Week honors after she scored 9.825's on bars and beam and a 9.80 on vault versus Iowa (3/12) to help lead LSU to its season-high team score ... Ended the season with 9.80's on bars and beam at the NCAA Championship semifinal (4/22) and also scored a 9.75 on vault ... Scored a 9.80 or higher on vault in her first seven meets ... Posted three scores of 9.80 or higher on bars and three on beam ... Ranked third on the team with a 9.819 vault average ... Averaged a 9.731 on bars and 9.703 on beam.
Trained at Regio Club Gimnastico in Monterrey, Mexico, under coaches Antonio Barraza and Teresa Lopez ... Has represented Mexico in several international meets ... Competed at the 2009 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in London, England ... Finished fifth in the all-around and on vault at the Hungarian Grand Prix 2009 Artistic Gymnastics Championships ... Captured the vault title and placed third on beam at the 33rd Memorial Joaquim Blume 2008 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Barcelona, Spain ... Earned third place on vault and ninth in the all-around at the 2008 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships in San Jose, Calif. ... Member of the Mexican national team that finished in third place at the XV Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2007 ... Attended Preparatoria No. 3 High School.
Born August 13, 1990 ... Full name is Ericka Marlene Garcia Aguiñiga ... Daughter of Angeles Aguiñiga and the late Fernando Garcia ... Majoring in dietetics.
GARCIA'S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.875 (3-5-10 vs. Oregon State)
Bars: 9.875 (3-5-10 vs. Oregon State)
Beam: 9.850 (five times; Last: 4-20-12 at NCAA Championships Semifinal I)
Floor: 9.775 (3-4-11 vs. New Hampshire)
All-Around: 39.000 (3-4-11 vs. New Hampshire)
GARCIA'S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES