Four-time All-SEC selection
A four-year letterwinner at LSU (1993-96), she finished her career as a nine-time All-American and four-time All-SEC selection ... Scored a school record nine perfect 10.00s during her career, recording all of them on the vault ... Shares the LSU school record on the vault (10.00) with Stephanie Hyett and April Burkholder ... 1994 SEC champion on the uneven bars.
SENIOR SEASON (1996)
Punctuated her career by earning All-America honors on the vault, bars, floor and in the all-around at the NCAA Championships ... Finished third in the all-around at the national meet, scoring a 39.400 ... Qualified to the Individual Event Finals on the floor exercise, finishing fourth with a score of 9.900 ... Also posted identical 11th-place finishes on the vault and beam ... Was named to the SEC’s all-conference team for the fourth straight year after finishing fifth in the all-around (39.400) ... Was nearly unstoppable on the vault, not scoring below a 9.875 on the event all year ... Scored a pair of perfect 10.00’s, notching one against Alabama and the other at the LSU Invitational ... The two perfect marks gave her a school record nine for her career ... Scored a season-high 39.625 in the all-around at the LSU Invitational ... Posted other season bests of 9.875 on the bars (twice), 9.850 on the beam (twice) and 9.950 on the floor ... Won the vault at the season-opening Sunshine Fest in Nassau, Bahamas (9.90).
JUNIOR SEASON (1995)
Had one of the finest years of any gymnast in school history, turning the LSU record book into her own personal biography ... An All-America selection on the vault, she scored four perfect 10.00s on the event, bringing her career total to seven ... Won the all-around title in seven of the 10 meets in which she competed ... Claimed the NCAA Regional all-around crown with a 39.475 ... Was the first gymnast in LSU history to win a regional all-around title ... Also won the vault (10.00) and floor (9.85) and finished fifth on bars (9.825) and 10th on beam (9.80) at the regional meet ... Was a first-team All-SEC selection after placing second on the floor (9.925), third in the all-around, fourth on the floor (9.875) and fifth on the vault (9.95) ... Established a then school record mark of 39.75 in the all-around against Florida, notching scores of 10.00 on vault, 9.95 on bars, 9.825 on beam and 9.975 on floor ... Score on the floor marked a career best ... Against Kentucky, defeated the NCAA’s two-time defending all-around champion, Jenny Hansen, in Lexington ... Finished the year as the nation’s top vaulter based on average (9.935) ... Scored a 9.975 or better in each of her last eight meets ... On the bars, scored a 9.90 or better in four meets, turning in a season-high 9.95 against Florida ... Was ranked sixth on the bars with a team-high average of 9.81 ... Scored a career-best and then school record mark of 9.975 on the beam at the LSU Invitational.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (1994)
Missed the first few meets of the year while recovering from ankle surgery ... Finished the season by earning All-America honors on the floor, scoring a 9.85 to place sixth at the NCAA Championships ... Also finished 11th on the vault (9.90) and 19th on the bars (9.75) at the national meet ... Was crowned the regional bar champion for the second straight year after scoring a 9.95 ... Also finished second on the vault with a near perfect 9.975 effort at that meet ... Added an eighth-place showing on the beam (9.75) to finish with an all-around score of 39.375, a mark good enough for fourth place ... At the SEC Championships, won the uneven bars with a 9.925 ... Also finished fourth in the all-around (39.325), sixth on the floor, eighth on the vault and 15th on the beam ... Was ranked third in the country on the vault and fourth on the bars ... Finished the year with season averages of 9.86 on the vault, 9.84 on the bars, 9.60 on the beam, 9.82 on the floor and 39.17 in the all-around ... Scored three consecutive 10.00s on the vault ... Also established then career-best and school record marks on the bars and in the all-around ... Notched a 9.975 on the bars against N.C. State and a 39.575 against Alabama.
FRESHMAN SEASON (1993):
Gained All-America honors on the vault, bars, beam and in the all-around as a freshman ... Placed sixth on the vault and tied for ninth on the bars at the NCAA Championships ...At the NCAA Central Regional, finished tied for second in the all-around (39.35), second on the vault, tied for fifth on the floor and seventh on the beam ... Earned All-SEC honors after placing fourth in the all-around (39.10) at the conference championships ... Added a fifth-place finish on the vault (9.85) and a sixth-place showing on the beam (9.80) at the SEC meet ... Twice posted season-bests of 39.35 in the all-around ... Had other season bests of 9.95 on the floor and 9.90 on the bars.
PRIOR TO LSU
Member of the 1992 Canadian Olympic and World Championship teams ... Won two bronze medals (vault and team) at 1991 Pan American Games ... Named the 1991 Canadian Female Gymnast of the Year ... Finished second in all-around and third on vault at the 1990 Pacific Alliance Championships.
Born August 4, 1972 ... Nicknamed “Woody” ... Daughter of Mary Gail and Arthur L. Wood ... Has a sister Caroline and two brothers, Stephen and Brian ... Sister Caroline was an All-American on the beam at the University of Arizona ... Majored in dietetics.
WOOD’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault 10.00 nine times
Bars 9.975 2/25/94
Beam 9.975 3/12/95
Floor 9.975 3/3/95
A-A 39.75 3/3/95
Quoting Coach Breaux
“She was very focused on the team. She was so naturally talented herself, and having been an Olympian the things that she came to us doing were already excellent. We enhanced her gymnastics, and added a little bit more difficulty. She was so consistent. She performed well. She performed at a very high level, but she did that with a consistency that was unwavering.”