Position
All-around
Height
5'0
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Miami, Fla.
Major
Communication Disorders
High School
A Beka Academy

2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 LSU Female Student-Athlete Volunteer of the Year
2010 Scholastic All-American
2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

JUNIOR SEASON (2012)
An outstanding student-athlete who demonstrates leadership in the classroom and community … Displayed a great attitude every day at practice and worked with enthusiasm and positive energy in all team activities … Earned a third-straight appearance on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011)
Contributed on vault, beam and floor … Trained as an all-arounder and provided outstanding depth … Scored a career-high 9.80 on floor against Georgia (2/18) and also posted a 9.775 on floor versus BYU (2/4) … Tallied a season-high 9.725 on beam against Florida (1/21) and earned back-to-back 9.75’s on vault at the Metroplex Challenge (1/29) and versus BYU … Competed on beam in six of 12 meets and saw action on floor five times … Earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year … Named the LSU Female Student-Athlete Volunteer of the Year for her commitment to community service.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
Saw limited action but provided valuable depth on all four events … Competed once on floor at the Lady Luck Invitational (1/15) and competed once on bars at Florida (1/29) where she posted a 9.70 … Will look to provide depth and compete for a spot in the lineups as a sophomore … Named a NACGC/W Scholastic All-American and a member of the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Trained at Orlando Metro Gymnastics in Orlando, Fla., under coaches Jeff Wood and Christi Mitchell … Was a Level 10 Junior Olympic National Qualifier … Was the 2008 Region 8 and Florida state bar champion … Finished third in the all-around in 2008 … Reached nationals in 2006 and placed 15th in the all-around and ninth on floor … Was home schooled since fourth grade through A Beka Academy … A member of the Honor Roll.

PERSONAL
Born October 7, 1991 … Daughter of Miguel and Marizel Garcia … Has an older brother, Lester, and an older sister, Yesenia … Majoring in communication disorders … Chose to attend LSU because of the coaches as well as the reputation of the program.

GARCIA’S CAREER HIGHS
Vault: 9.750 (twice; Last: 2-4-11 vs. BYU)
Bars: 9.700 (1-29-10 at Florida)
Beam: 9.725 (1-21-11 vs. Florida)
Floor: 9.800 (2-18-11 vs. Georgia)

 

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