Women's Gymnastics

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Grace Taylor
blank Grace Taylor
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aiken, S.C.

Position:
Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, Floor Exercise - UB, BB, F

Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications Release: 09/06/2006

2010 (Senior Season): • Competed in all 13 meets and won seven event titles, all on beam. • Second Team All-SEC (SEC Beam Runner-up) • Scored a 9.850 on floor at the NCAA Columbia Regional. • Finished runner-up on beam at the SEC Championship with a 9.925. • Posted scores of 9.900 on floor, a season-high of 9.875 on bars and 9.825 on beam vs. NC State. • Won the beam title with a 9.850 at No. 12 Michigan. • Scored the 155th perfect 10 in Georgia history and the 10th all-time on beam vs. No. 3 UCLA on March 6; it was the nation's first perfect 10 on beam of the season. She also had a 9.900 on floor. • Tied for first on beam with a 9.925 and had a pair of 9.850s on bars and floor vs. No. 10 LSU. • Posted a then-season-high 9.850 on bars and scored a 9.875 on beam at No. 4 Florida. • Competed on three events for the first time this season, and scored a 9.900 on beam and floor and a 9.800 in her first bars routine against No. 3 Arkansas. • Won the beam title with a 9.950 vs. No. 11 Kentucky. • Competed on beam and floor at No. 6 Utah and posted the second-highest meet score on beam with a 9.900. • Posted a meet-high 9.900 on beam in her only event at No. 4 Alabama. • Scored a meet-high 9.900 on beam vs. No. 7 Stanford. • Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2009 (Junior Season): • Named a recipient of the Ramsey Scholarship for Academic and Athletic Excellence. • Earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championship on beam and bars, giving her a total of seven for her career. • Named to the All-SEC Second Team. • Chosen as the Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the league's coaches. • Named to the Scholastic All-America Team by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women. • Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. • Posted a 10.0 on beam in the meet with Michigan. • Recorded a season-high 9.925 on floor against Florida and matched that against UCLA and Michigan. • Selected to the Fall Semester Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2008 (Sophomore Season): • Claimed the NCAA title on beam, posting a 9.95 in the fifth slot that held up through the remaining competitors. • Earned First-Team All-America honors on bars and beam and Second-Team recognition on floor. • Finished 14th on bars in the individual event finals. • Won the Southeastern Conference titles on bars and beam and was named First-Team All-SEC. • Joined 12 others in league history with the top score of 9.95 on bars. • Scored a 9.95 on beam at the NCAA Regional to claim a share of the event title and came in second on bars. • Won the bars title against Stanford. • Won the beam title at Alabama. • Scored a 9.925 on beam against Arkansas to earn a share of the event. • Posted a career-best and then-nation-best 9.975 on beam vs. UCLA. • Earned her first career 10 and the only 10 in the nation on bars in 2008 against Iowa State. • Scored 9.825 or better - including a pair of 9.950s, a 9.925 and a trio of 9.90s - in all 12 postseason events. • Named First-Team Academic All-American by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women. • Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. • Named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Women's At-Large Second Team.

2007 (Freshman Season): • Named a First-Team All-American on beam, placing second in the NCAA individual competition. • Was a Second-Team All-American on bars. • Scored a 9.875 on beam in Georgia's first routine of the SECs. • Her first routine as a Gym Dog was a 9.9 on bars in the season opener. • Led off the beam lineup much of the year, averaging 9.85 in that position. • Ranked in the nation's top 20 on beam and bars. • Led league freshmen with an average of 9.866 in six regular-season SEC meets. • Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll. • Earned a 4.0 GPA in both the fall and spring. • Chosen as an NACGC Academic All-American.

Club/International: • Trained at Aiken Gymnastics under Draha Krizova and Radek Kriz. • Was a former U.S. Elite National Team member, competing in three U.S. Championships (2002-04). • Placed first on beam at the Junior Olympic Nationals in 2001 and 2006. • Placed first in the all-around in three international competitions, including a win at the 2005 Friendship Classic where she beat 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Zhang Nan. • Traveled to Europe on several occasions, winning the all-around at invites in the Czech Republic and France. • Won the all-around at the 2005 Charleston Cup. • Helped the U.S. win the 2004 U.S. vs. Japan meet.

Community Service: • Participates in SHINE, a gymnastics-based children's ministry at Cornerstone Church in Athens. • Has volunteered for Special Olympics, the Golden Harvest Food Bank and the "Together We Can" food drive.

Personal: • Born March 29, 1988. • Daughter of Daniel and Lynn Taylor and has two sisters, Hannah and Phoebe, and a brother Daniel. • Major: Health Promotion.

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