Gym Dogs at NCAA Individual Event Finals (Photos by David & Kevin Knoef)
2014 (SENIOR) Voted SEC Event Specialist of the Year by the league's head coaches ... Named NACGC/W All-America on vault (second team), bars (first team) and beam (first team) ... Earned first team NCAA All-America honors on vault, bars and beam ... Voted team MVP ... NCAA runner-up on the balance beam, and tied for sixth on vault and bars ... Tied for first on bars with a 9.925 in the NCAA Prelims ... NCAA Athens Regional vault and bars champion with a pair of 9.95s ... Led the team with 21 individual event titles ... Performed on vault, bars and beam in all 15 meets ... Finished season tied for second nationally on bars, tied for ninth on beam and tied for 16th on vault ... Named All-SEC after she tied for second with a 9.95 on bars in the SEC Championship ... Tied for first on beam with a 9.925 at No. 5 Utah ... In her final regular season meet at Stegeman Coliseum, she scored a 9.9 on vault and a 9.975 on bars vs. No. 20 Denver ... Named SEC Specialist of the Week after she placed first on vault, bars and beam vs. No. 13 Arkansas with career-highs 9.975 on vault and a 9.95 on beam; also scored a 9.95 on bars ... Tied for first on vault at No. 10 Auburn with a 9.9 and added a 9.9 on bars ... Placed second on beam with a 9.925 at No. 7 Alabama ... Won vault (9.95), bars (9.95) and beam (9.875) outright vs. No. 20 Kentucky ... Named SEC Specialist of the Week after she finished first on bars with a career-high 9.975 and tied for first on vault with a then-career-high 9.925 at No. 3 Florida ... Placed first on vault, bars and beam vs. Iowa with a 9.9 or higher on all three events, including career-highs 9.95 on bars and 9.925 on beam ... Tied her then-career-high with a 9.925 on bars vs No. 2 LSU, and added a 9.9 on vault and tied for first with a 9.875 on beam ... Placed first on vault with a 9.9 at No. 9 Stanford, and tied for first with a 9.875 on beam ... Scored 9.9s on vault and bars at No. 3 Oklahoma ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2013 (JUNIOR) Earned NCAA first team All-America honors on vault and second team honors on beam ... Named NACGC/W Regular Season All-America (second team beam) ... Competed in the NCAA Individual Event Finals on vault ... Registered a 9.9 on vault in the NCAA Prelims ... Scored a 9.9 and tied her career-high with a 9.925 on beam at the SEC Championship ... Turned in a pair of 9.9s at NC State, including a career-high 9.925 on beam ... Scored a career-high 9.95 on vault and tied for first with a 9.875 on beam vs. No. 7 Utah ... Tied her season-high on bars with a 9.875 at Missouri ... Scored a then-career-high 9.9 on beam to tie for first and added a 9.9 on vault vs. No. 1 Florida ... Tied for third on vault with a 9.9 at No. 18 Kentucky ... Tied her then-season-high with a 9.925 on vault vs. No. 5 Alabama ... Scored a season-high 9.875 on bars against No. 10 Stanford and in the Metroplex Challenge ... Won the vault title in four meets and the beam title once ... Led off on bars in all 16 meets and on beam nine times ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ...Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for spring semester.
2012 (SOPHOMORE) Competed three times, and earned first-team All-America honors on vault ... Tied career-high with a 9.95 in the NCAA Prelims ... Placed seventh on vault in the NCAA Individual Finals ... Saw her first action this season in a beam exhibition vs. No. 17 LSU ...Performed her first competition routine in the NCAA Auburn Regional and scored a 9.825 on vault ... Missed much of the early part of the season with back spasms ...UGA Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2011 (FRESHMAN) First Team All-America on vault ... Enrolled in UGA early and joined the team in January ... In her first career meet, competed in three events and won the vault title with a 9.85 ... Scored a team-high 9.925 on vault vs. No. 3 Utah ... Won the vault title with a 9.825 vs. No. 18 West Virginia ... Was named SEC Freshman of the Week after she won the all-around with a 39.55 against Auburn. Against the Tigers, she won individual titles on vault with a 9.95, bars with a 9.925 and beam with a 9.85 ... Tied her season-high with a 9.85 on beam at No. 11 Arkansas ... Scored a pair of 9.825s on vault and beam vs. No. 1 Florida ... Scored a 9.825 on vault and a 9.8 on beam at No. 8 UCLA ... Injured in warmups prior to the SEC Championship meet and scratched from vault and beam lineup ... Scored a 9.85 on vault in the NCAA Athens Regional ... Posted a 9.9 in the NCAA Championships prelims to advance to the vault finals where she finished 11th with a 9.7875. CLUB/INTERNATIONAL Trained at Georgia Elite Gymnastics coached by former Gym Dog Kim Arnold Arenas ... Georgia All-Around State Champion in 2008 and 2009 ... 2009 Region 8 Vault, Beam, Floor and All-Around Champion; placed second on bars ... Four-time Level 10 J.O. National qualifier ... Finished second on vault, third on bars, third on beam and second in the all-around at the 2009 J.O. Nationals.
PERSONAL Born Nov. 25, 1992 ... Daughter of Chris and Melinda Cheek, and has a sister, Emily, who played college softball ... Graduate of Oconee County High School ... Major: Psychology.