Women's Gymnastics

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Christa Tanella
blank Christa Tanella
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lucas, Texas

High School:
Homeschooled

Height:
5-4

Position:
AA

Club:
WOGA

2013 (SENIOR):Earned NCAA second team All-America honors on bars ... Competed on bars and floor in all 16 meets and performed four beam routines ... Turned in a 9.9 on bars in the NCAA Prelims ... Scored a career-high 9.925 on bars and added a 9.875 on floor vs. No. 7 Utah ... Led the team with a 9.875 on floor at No. 5 LSU ... Scored a pair of 9.875s on bars and floor vs. No. 1 Florida ... Led the team on floor with a 9.875 at No. 18 Kentucky ... Scored a career-high on floor with a 9.9 at the Metroplex Challenge, and added a 9.85 on bars ... Tied career-highs on bars (9.875) and floor (9.875) vs. No. 24 Auburn ... Scored a then-career-high 9.875 on floor at No. 12 Arkansas ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Gymnastics team recipient of the UGA Academic Achievement Award ... Named team's Most Improved Gymnast and recipient of Sam Sheehan Spirit Award.

2012 (JUNIOR): Tied her career-high with a 9.875 on bars at No. 20 Michigan ... Scored a pair of 9.825s on bars and floor at No. 20 Auburn ... Set new career-highs at No. 2 Alabama with a 9.875 on bars and a 9.85 on floor ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ...UGA Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Competed in three events, and scored a career-best 9.800 on floor in the season-opener at No. 16 Denver ... Scored a career-high 9.85 on bars vs. No. 18 West Virginia ... Scored a career-best 9.825 on floor vs. Auburn ... Won her first event title of the season with a 9.875 on beam at Kentucky ... Tied her season-high with a 9.875 to tie for first on beam and also tied season-high on floor with a 9.825 at No. 11 Arkansas ... Tied her career-high on floor with a 9.825 for the third straight week ... Tied her career-high with a 9.85 in the leadoff position on bars vs. No. 9 Michigan ... Tied her career-best with a 9.85 on bars at the SEC Championship ... Scored a 9.825 on bars in the NCAA Athens Regional.

2010 (FRESHMAN): Competed in nine meets and won one event title ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week March 16 ... Competed on bars and beam at the NCAA Columbia Regional ... Posted a 9.800 on beam at the SEC Championship ... Won her first career event title with a 9.850 on beam and posted her second 9.800 on bars in as many meets vs. NC State, and was named SEC Freshman of the Week ... Scored a 9.800 on her first career bars routine at No. 12 Michigan ... Scored a clutch 9.900 on beam after Georgia had a fall earlier in the rotation vs. No. 3 UCLA ... Led off on beam and scored a 9.800 vs. No. 10 LSU ... Scored a 9.800 on beam vs. No. 3 Arkansas ... Made Georgia debut on floor at No. 4 Alabama ... Performed an exhibition routine on beam vs. No. 7 Stanford ... Named to SEC Freshman Honor Roll. 



CLUB/INTERNATIONAL: Trained at Woga Gymnastics under Valeri Liukin and Natalya Marakova ... Competed in Visa Championships for four years (2005-08) ... Went to Russia and competed in the Voronin Cup, and placed bronze on beam and floor ... Placed third on beam and first on bars at the 2008 U.S. Classics ... Placed 13th at the 2008 Visa Championships.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Has volunteered for Special Olympics, the Golden Harvest Food Bank and the "Together We Can" food drive ... Has made visits to patients at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens.

PERSONAL: Born July 31, 1991 ... Daughter of Robb and Carla Tanella ... Has six siblings including Alisha, Austin, Trey, Judah, Victoria and Gabriel ... Majoring in Human Development Family Science ... Part of leadership group for Team United.


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