Elected to LSU Athletic Hall of Fame (2013)
1998 All-American (Beam)
1998 Academic All-American
1998 SEC Academic Honor Roll
1998 Team Captain
1997 All-American (Beam, Floor)
1997 Academic All-American
1997 SEC Academic Honor Roll
1996 SEC Academic Honor Roll
SENIOR SEASON (1998)
Team Captain as one of only two seniors on the 1998 squad ... Led the Tigers to the NCAA National Championship meet and ninth-place overall finish ... With a 9.875 in the preliminary round of the NCAA Championships, she earned All-America honors for the second-consecutive season ... Advanced to the NCAA Individual Event Finals on balance beam and finished seventh (9.825) ... Shared the SEC balance beam title (9.925) with eventual beam and all-around national champion Kim Arnold of Georgia ... Became the third LSU gymnast (Rachelle Fruge' in 1991 and Annie Topham in 1985) to win an SEC balance beam title ... Finished second behind Arnold in the SEC floor competition (9.95) as LSU won the event at for only the third time in school history at the SEC meet ... Finished fifth in the SEC all-around (39.250) to lead the Tigers to a third-place finish at the league meet ... Named All-SEC for the second-straight season ... Won four beam titles, two floor titles and three all-around titles in 1998 ... Career-best all-around score of 39.525 against Centenary tied the fifth-best score in school history ... One of a school-record 10 Academic All-Americans and 11 SEC Academic Honor Roll members on the squad ... Earned her fourth varsity letter at LSU.
JUNIOR SEASON (1997)
Won six all-around titles to lead the Tigers to the NCAA National Championship meet ... Competed in the all-around in 10 of 13 meets and averaged a team-leading 39.239 ... Missed events against UCLA and Illinois-Chicago due to illness ... In front of the third-largest crowd in school history, she scored a 9.90 to anchor the floor exercise and force a tie with top-ranked Georgia ... Set a career-best 39.500 all-around score against the Gym Dogs ... Won five balance beam individual titles and one uneven bars title ... At the SEC Championship meet, finished fourth on beam, fifth on floor and fifth all-around.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (1996)
Emerged as one of the premier beam workers and all-around gymnasts in the country ... Scored the first perfect 10.0 in LSU gymnastics history on March 15 at the LSU Invitational ... Competed in the all-around nine times with a season-best of 39.425 in the LSU Invitational ... Bested defending all-around national champion Jenny Hanson of Kentucky head-to-head with a 39.050 ... Scored better than 9.90 on four occasions.
FRESHMAN SEASON (1995)
A solid addition to the beam lineup as a freshman, McClosky finished the season with a top-20 Regional Qualifying Score in the event ... Competed in the all-around for her first time against Auburn (37.800) ... Placed fourth in the SEC Championship meet on beam with a 9.850 and posted the same score on floor for eighth place ... Finished sixth on floor and 12th on beam at the NCAA Central Regional before suffering a foot injury in the NCAA Championship meet.
PRIOR TO LSU
Capped a successful junior career as part of the second-place team at the 1993 Level 10 National Championships and the third-place team at the 1994 meet ... In '94, McClosky finished 10th in the all-around and eighth on floor for Level 9 ... In '93, she was the Level 9 regional champion on beam and in all-around.
Majored in pre-medicine ... Born May 22, 1976 ... Daughter of Wayne and Susan McClosky ... Has one sister, Emily.
MCCLOSKY'S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.875 (twice, last Feb. 14, 1997, vs. Centenary)
Bars: 9.875 (four times, last Feb. 13, 1998, vs. Centenary)
Beam: 10.0 (March 16, 1996, at LSU Invitational)
Floor: 9.950 (twice, last March 21, 1998, at SEC Championships)
All-Around: 39.525 (Feb. 13, 1998, vs. Centenary)
MCCLOSKY'S EVENT TITLES