Solid performer on vault, beam and floor ... Looks to regain top form after battling through a foot injury as a sophomore ... Has shown fantastic ability on floor when healthy.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
A strong competitor who was a vital contributor to the team's success on vault and floor ... Battled a foot injury early in the season that kept her out of the floor lineup for the first four meets of the season and out of the Cancun Classic altogether ... Ranked second on the team with a 9.814 vault average ... Posted season highs of 9.875 on vault at Washington (2/17) and 9.90 on floor against North Carolina State (3/2) ... Earned 14 scores of 9.80 or higher in 21 total performances with eight (out of 11) coming on vault and six (out of 10) on floor ... Displayed tremendous consistency throughout the season, especially near the end of the year when she scored a 9.85 on floor and 9.80 on vault in the home finale against West Virginia (3/16), tallied 9.825's on vault and floor at the SEC Championship (3/24) and posted a 9.85 on floor and 9.825 on vault at the NCAA Seattle Regional (4/7).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
One of LSU's most dynamic performers ... Provided outstanding scores and routines on vault, beam and floor ... Tied for the nation's top score on floor as she earned a 9.975 against Georgia (2/18) ... Became only the seventh gymnast in school history to score a 9.975 on floor, and that score was the highest of the season for any LSU gymnast on any event ... Ranked 19th nationally on floor with a 9.880 regional qualifying score and led the team with a 9.810 season average in the event ... Also averaged a 9.808 on vault and a 9.631 on beam ... Scored season highs of 9.90 on vault, 9.85 on beam and 9.975 on floor ... Managed to score a season-high 9.9 on vault at Alabama (3/11) after overcoming a scratched cornea in her right eye prior to the meet ... Narrowly missed All-SEC honors by scoring a 9.875 on vault at the SEC Championship (3/19) in Birmingham ... Ranked second on the team in individual titles earned this season with seven - four on floor, two on vault and one on beam ... Vault titles came at Auburn (1/14) with a 9.825 and BYU (2/4) with a 9.80 ... Captured four floor titles in a row at the Metroplex Challenge (1/29) with a 9.875, vs. BYU with a 9.925, vs. Arkansas (2/11) with a 9.90 and against Georgia with the 9.975 ... Beam title came against Arkansas with a 9.85 ... Scored a 9.80 or higher in nine of 12 vaults and seven of 12 floor routines ... Posted a 9.90 or higher three times on floor and once on vault.
Competed for Heather Schnelzer and Ryan Snider at Aerial Athletics in San Antonio, Texas ... Was a three-time level 10 Junior Olympic National qualifier ... Captured the 2010 all-around and vault titles at the regional championships for Region 3 and placed second on bars, beam and floor ... Took second in the all-around and third on vault at the 2010 Level 10 Texas State Championships ... Won the vault title and finished second in the all-around at the 2009 Region 3 championships ... Captured the all-around, vault and bars titles at the 2010 WOGA Classic ... Career high club scores of 9.85 on vault and 9.70 on floor ... Maintained above a 3.5 GPA in high school.
Full name is Maliah Nicole Mathis ... Born June 28, 1992 ... Daughter of Carlton and Theresa Mathis ... Has one older sister, Tanita, and one older brother, Carlton ... Majoring in general studies.
MATHIS' CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.900 (3-11-11 at Alabama)
Beam: 9.850 (2-11-11 vs. Arkansas)
Floor: 9.975 (2-18-11 vs. Georgia)
MATHIS' CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES