Women's Gymnastics

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Noel Couch
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Towaco, N.J.

High School:
DePaul Catholic

Height:
5-3

Position:
AA

Experience:
HS

Club:
North Stars

2013 (SENIOR):Earned NCAA second team All-America honors ... Competed in nine meets, and was forced to miss action due to injuries, including the first five meets ... Returned to action at NC State on March 17 and posted a career-high 9.9 on beam and also performed an exhbition bars routine ... Missed the meets against No. 5 LSU and No. 7 Utah with an injury ... Tied her career-high with a 9.925 to place first on floor at Missouri ... Scored a career-high 9.925 in her first vault of the season against No. 1 Florida, and placed first on floor with a 9.9 ... Competed for the first time against No. 5 Alabama, and scored a 9.875 on beam and a 9.875 as the floor anchor ... Missed the first five meets due to an injury, snapping her school record streak of 28-straight meets competing in the all-around ... Named to SEC Community Service Team ... Named Peach of an Athlete Role Model Honoree ... Named a UGA Blue Key Tucker Dorsey Memorial Scholar and a Ramsey Scholar for Academic and Athletic Excellence ... UGA female nominee for SEC's Brad Davis Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship ... Named recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship ... Received the UGA Hornsby Howell Community Service Award ... Recipient of the team's Scholar-Athlete Award ... Served as one of two student-athlete representatives on the UGA Athletic Board for 2012-13 ... Served as the gymnastics team representative on the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

2012 (JUNIOR): Competed in the all-around in all 14 meets for the second straight year, setting a school record for the most consecutive meets in the all-around ... Overall team MVP and regular season team floor MVP ... Won six event titles, including five on floor and one in the all-around ... Tied season-high with a 9.9 on vault in the NCAA Prelims, earning second team All-America honors ... Placed second in the NCAA Auburn Regional with a 39.425 and won floor with a 9.925 ... Turned in a career-high 39.550 against No. 3 UCLA with 9.9s on vault, beam and floor ... Won the floor title with a career-high-tying 9.95 against No. 21 NC State ... Scored a then-career-high 39.450 in the all-around against Kentucky, including a career-high-tying 9.95 on floor, then-career-best 9.85 on bars and a 9.85 on vault, then nearly matched it the following week at Florida with a 39.425, including a then-career-best 9.875 on vault ... Placed second with a 39.3 and had a team-best 9.875 on floor vs. No. 3 Arkansas ... Posted a career-best 9.95 on floor at No. 1 Utah and a 9.85 on beam ... Turned in a season-high 9.9 on vault, 9.825 on bars and 9.85 on beam vs. No. 17 LSU ... Won her first career all-around title against No. 20 Denver with a 39.275, including a team-high 9.875 on floor ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ...Named Scholastic All-America by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) ...Served as the gymnastics team representative on the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ...University of Georgia nominee for the annual Peach of an Athlete Award, which honors students who excel in academics, athletics and service to the community.

2011 (SOPHOMORE):Earned Second Team All-America honors in the all-around and on vault and floor ... Named Second Team All-SEC ... Scored a 39.150 in the all-around including a 9.825 on beam and a career-best 9.9 on floor vs. West Virginia ... Competed in the all-around for the first time in her career in the season-opener at No. 16 Denver; scored a 39.050 to finish second ... Tied career-high with a 9.9 on floor vs. Auburn; also scored a 9.85 on vault and a 9.8 on beam ... Tied season-highs with 9.85 on vault and 9.825 on beam at No. 11 Arkansas ... Tied her season-high with an 9.850 on vault vs. No. 1 Florida ... Scored a career-high 9.825 on bars and a 39.225 in the all-around at No. 21 LSU ... Set her career-high with a 39.325 in the all-around and tied her career-mark with a 9.9 on floor vs. No. 5 Alabama ... Scored a season-high 9.85 on beam and a 39.150 in the all-around at No. 8 UCLA ... Scored a career-high 9.925 on vault and tied her season-high 9.9 on floor and turned in a 39.150 in the all-around vs. No. 9 Michigan ... Tied for second on vault with a 9.9 and turned in her highest road all-around score with a 39.250 at the SEC Championship ... Turned in a 9.875 on vault, 9.825 on bars and a 39.225 in the all-around in the NCAA Athens Regional ... Scored a 39.2 in the all-around at the NCAA Championships with a 9.875 on vault and 9.85 on floor ...Participated in a UGA study abroad program in Costa Rica in May ...Inducted into UGA's inaugural Student-Athlete Leadership Academy ...Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ...Named to UGA Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall 2010, spring 2011 semesters ...Served as the gymnastics team representative on the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

2010 (FRESHMAN):Competed in all 13 meets and led off on floor each meet and led off on vault 12 times ... Had six top-three finishes including three on beam, two on vault and one on floor ... Posted her second-highest floor score of the season with a 9.850 at the NCAA Columbia Regional ... Scored a 9.850 on beam and a 9.825 on vault and floor at the SEC Championship ... Posted a 9.825 on floor vs. NC State ... Tied for third on beam with a 9.800 at No. 12 Michigan ... Recorded season-highs on beam (9.900) and floor (9.875) vs. No. 3 UCLA ... Scored a season-high 9.875 on vault vs. No. 10 LSU on Feb. 26 ... Scored a then-season-high 9.825 on floor at No. 4 Florida ... Tied a then-season-high with a 9.800 on floor vs. No. 3 Arkansas; also scored a 9.825 on vault in the leadoff position ... Was a late addition to the beam lineup and scored a 9.825 in her first routine of the season at No. 15 Auburn ... Posted a 9.825 on vault and also competed on floor at No. 6 Utah ... Made Georgia debut against No. 7 Stanford, and posted a 9.850 on vault and 9.800 on floor ... Named to SEC Freshman Honor Roll ...Named Scholastic All-America by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) ...Named to UGA Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall 2009, spring 2010 semesters 



CLUB/INTERNATIONAL: Trained at North Stars Gymnastics in Boonton, New Jersey under Tony and Paula Gehman ... Former Junior International Elite gymnast ... 2008 J.O. Level 10 State Beam and Floor Champion and record holder ... 2008 J.O. Level 10 Regional Vault Champion ... 2008 J.O. National Beam Champion ... Exhibitionist at the 2008 Tour of Gymnastics Superstars ... 2009 J.O. Level 10 State All Around Champion ... 2009 J.O. Level 10 Regional Vault and Bars Champion ... 2009 J.O. National Floor Champion ... 2009 J.O. National All Around Champion 



COMMUNITY SERVICE:Volunteered at The Chelsea, a senior assisted living home in Montville, N.J. ... Taught religion class for two years to second and seventh grade students at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Montville, N.J. ... Volunteered at the Eric Johnson House, an organization that feeds the hungry in Morristown, N.J. ... Peer Ministry Leader at DePaul Catholic High School ... Eucharistic Minister ... Apart of Team United, a Christian student-athlete group at UGA ... Volunteered for Special Olympics, St. Mary's Heart Association Carnival, and Special Olympics Annual Run


PERSONAL:Born Aug. 27, 1991 ... Daughter of Kevin & Patricia Couch, and has a sister, Mikayla ... Double major in Broadcast News and International Affairs.

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