Position
Balance Beam/Floor Exercise
Height
5'0
Class
Graduate Student
Hometown
Hackettstown, N.J.
High School
Connections Academy
Major
Sport Administration
Experience
4L

2021 WCGA Academic All-American
2021 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2018 WCGA Second-Team All-American (FX)
2018 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2018 All-SEC
2018 SEC All-Freshman
2018 SEC Freshman of the Week (at GymQuarters/vs. TWU)

Elected to return to Baton Rouge for her fifth season of competition … Poised and elegant beam and floor performer for the Tigers … Owns the first spot on beam as a strong and consistent performer … Entered campus her freshman season as the youngest student-athlete at just 16 years old … Earned All-SEC honors as a freshman … A WCGA All-American on floor … Earned her degree in sport administration in May 2021.

SENIOR SEASON (2021)
Competed as the leadoff performer on beam and floor in the majority of the Tigers’ meets … Scored a 9.90 on floor at NCAA Semifinal II in the first spot … Earned a 9.90 on beam in the NCAA Regional Final and 9.875 on floor in both the regional final and second round meet … Scored a 9.85 on flor at SEC Championships … Scored a 9.95 on beam in the regular season finale to match her career high … Scored a career high 9.90 on floor at Kentucky … On beam, scored a 9.875 in the opener against Arkansas, 9.90 at Auburn, 9.90 against Florida and 9.985 at Alabama and Kentucky … Selected as a WCGA Academic All-American … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

JUNIOR SEASON (2021 SEASON)
Missed three meets at the beginning of the year with injury and did not begin competing on floor until the seventh meet of the season … Opened the Tigers’ beam lineup with a 9.80 or higher in seven of eight meets she competed in on the event … Her season on beam was highlighted by high scores of 9.85 at Oregon State, at Missouri and at home against Kentucky … Performed in the second spot of floor in five meets in 2020 … Scored a 9.875 in her debut on the event and matched the score against Kentucky … Matched her career high on floor with a 9.90 at home against Arkansas … Scored a 9.80 on beam and floor in the final meet of the season at TWU … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019)
Rebounded in the NCAA Team Final with a 9.8875 on beam and matched her career high on floor with a 9.90 … In the NCAA Regional Final, led the Tigers in the meet and on beam with a 9.875 … Opened beam for LSU at SEC Championships with a 9.90 and also scored a 9.85 on floor … Led off beam with a 9.90 to match her season high and followed with a 9.85 on floor against Oregon State … Opened with a season-high 9.90 against Georgia on beam … Led beam off with a 9.875 and also posted a 9.85 on floor at Arkansas … Scored a 9.85 on beam and floor against Missouri … Opened the beam lineup with 9.85 at Kentucky and 9.825 at GymQuarters … Also scored a 9.85 on floor at GymQuarters … Returned to the floor lineup and scored a 9.825 against NC State … Led the squad off with a 9.85 on beam against Florida and at Alabama … Took over the first spot of the lineup on beam and scored a 9.825 in the season opener against Cal … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)
One of the top freshman in the league and country who found her own in the later part of the season … Scored a 9.90 on floor to set a new career high and 9.85 on beam at NCAA Super Six … Scored a 9.8875 on floor at NCAA Semifinal I to earn All-America honors … In her first NCAA competition, scored a 9.90 on beam at the Raleigh Regional … Earned scores of 9.875 on beam and floor at SEC Championships to pick up All-SEC honors … Posted a 9.95 for a new career high on beam against Arizona … Set a then career high on beam with a 9.925 and tied her career high on floor with a 9.875 against Auburn … Scored a 9.90 on and performed on floor at Georgia … Had her best performances of the season with career-high performances on beam (9.90) and floor (9.875) at GymQuarters. Also totaled a 9.90 on beam against TWU … Posted a score of 9.90 on beam against Kentucky … Made her debut on floor at the Metroplex Challenge … Earned a 9.875 on beam against Alabama … Scored a 9.850 in her first road meet at Florida on beam … Scored a 9.825 on beam in the season opener against Arkansas … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
A senior international elite and two-time U.S. National Team member … Competed at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials where she finished sixth overall on beam … Trained at Parkettes in Allentown, Pennsylvania … A four-time P&G Championships participant, Desiderio finished sixth on floor in 2016 … Also competed in the junior division in 2013, 14 and 15 … Finished third on floor, fifth in the all-around and sixth on balance beam in 2015 … The all-arounder also competed at the Secret U.S. Classic the last four years and the Women’s Junior Olympic Level 10 National Championship in 2012.

DESIDERIO’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault:
Bars:
Beam: 9.950 (Twice; Last: 3-5-21 vs. Missouri; First: 3-17-18 vs. Arizona)
Floor: 9.900 (Five times; Last: 4-17-21; First: 4-21-18 at NCAA Super Six)

DESIDERIO’S CAREER INDIVIDUAL TITLES
Beam: 1
Total: 1

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