Position
All-around
Height
5'4
Class
Senior
Hometown
Rockwall, Texas
Previous School
Aerial Works Gym.

Elected to LSU Athletic Hall of Fame (2013)
1998 All-American (Beam)
1998 Academic All-American
1998 SEC Academic Honor Roll
1998 Team Captain
1998 All-SEC
1997 All-American (Beam, Floor)
1997 Academic All-American
1997 All-SEC
1997 SEC Academic Honor Roll
1996 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (1998)
Team Captain as one of only two seniors on the 1998 squad … Led the Tigers to the NCAA National Championship meet and ninth-place overall finish … With a 9.875 in the preliminary round of the NCAA Championships, she earned All-America honors for the second-consecutive season … Advanced to the NCAA Individual Event Finals on balance beam and finished seventh (9.825) … Shared the SEC balance beam title (9.925) with eventual beam and all-around national champion Kim Arnold of Georgia … Became the third LSU gymnast (Rachelle Fruge’ in 1991 and Annie Topham in 1985) to win an SEC balance beam title … Finished second behind Arnold in the SEC floor competition (9.95) as LSU won the event at for only the third time in school history at the SEC meet …  Finished fifth in the SEC all-around (39.250) to lead the Tigers to a third-place finish at the league meet … Named All-SEC for the second-straight season … Won four beam titles, two floor titles and three all-around titles in 1998 … Career-best all-around score of 39.525 against Centenary tied the fifth-best score in school history … One of a school-record 10 Academic All-Americans and 11 SEC Academic Honor Roll members on the squad … Earned her fourth varsity letter at LSU.

JUNIOR SEASON (1997)
Won six all-around titles to lead the Tigers to the NCAA National Championship meet … Competed in the all-around in 10 of 13 meets and averaged a team-leading 39.239 … Missed events against UCLA and Illinois-Chicago due to illness … In front of the third-largest crowd in school history, she scored a 9.90 to anchor the floor exercise and force a tie with top-ranked Georgia … Set a career-best 39.500 all-around score against the Gym Dogs … Won five balance beam individual titles and one uneven bars title … At the SEC Championship meet, finished fourth on beam, fifth on floor and fifth all-around.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1996)
Emerged as one of the premier beam workers and all-around gymnasts in the country … Scored the first perfect 10.0 in LSU gymnastics history on March 15 at the LSU Invitational … Competed in the all-around nine times with a season-best of 39.425 in the LSU Invitational … Bested defending all-around national champion Jenny Hanson of Kentucky head-to-head with a 39.050 … Scored better than 9.90 on four occasions.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1995)
A solid addition to the beam lineup as a freshman, McClosky finished the season with a top-20 Regional Qualifying Score in the event … Competed in the all-around for her first time against Auburn (37.800) … Placed fourth in the SEC Championship meet on beam with a 9.850 and posted the same score on floor for eighth place … Finished sixth on floor and 12th on beam at the NCAA Central Regional before suffering a foot injury in the NCAA Championship meet.

PRIOR TO LSU
Capped a successful junior career as part of the second-place team at the 1993 Level 10 National Championships and the third-place team at the 1994 meet … In ’94, McClosky finished 10th in the all-around and eighth on floor for Level 9 … In ’93, she was the Level 9 regional champion on beam and in all-around.

PERSONAL
Majored in pre-medicine … Born May 22, 1976 … Daughter of Wayne and Susan McClosky … Has one sister, Emily.

MCCLOSKY’S CAREER HIGHS

Vault: 9.875 (twice, last Feb. 14, 1997, vs. Centenary)
Bars: 9.875 (four times, last Feb. 13, 1998, vs. Centenary)
Beam: 10.0 (March 16, 1996, at LSU Invitational)
Floor: 9.950 (twice, last March 21, 1998, at SEC Championships)
All-Around: 39.525 (Feb. 13, 1998, vs. Centenary)

MCCLOSKY’S EVENT TITLES

Vault: 1
Bars: 2
Beam: 4
Floor: 4
All-Around: 9

 

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