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Desiree Palomares
Player Profile:
Desiree Palomares 1595452
Position: AA
Height: 4'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Dimas, Calif.
High School: San Dimas
Club: Charter Oak Gymnastics
Major: English

Collegiate Bests

Event Score Date
Vault 9.925 3-8-15 vs. UC Davis
Uneven Bars 8.90 1-9-15 at Sacramento State
Balance Beam 9.90 3x, last at Washington, Seattle Pacific
Floor Exercise 9.875 3-8-15 vs. UC Davis
All-Around 38.000 1-4-15 at NorCal Classic

As a Sophomore (2015):

Voted “Most Improved” at the annual team banquet…Appeared in every beam lineup and 12 of 13 vault and floor lineups after an ankle injury kept her out of vault and floor at the NCAA Berkeley Regional (4/4)…Captured four beam titles, including three consecutive wins with career-high 9.90s  at Washington (2/21), vs. Stanford (2/8) and vs. Oregon State (2/13)…Also won beam at the Cal quad meet (1/25) with a 9.85…Recorded new career-highs on vault (9.925) and floor (9.875) vs. UC Davis…Set or matched then-career highs on all three of her events at UCLA – vault (9.85), beam (9.85) and floor (9.825)…All-Arounder in the first two meets of 2015…Competed in the all-around for the first time at the NorCal Classic (1/4), scoring a 38.00…Despite spraining her ankles just days before the NCAA Berkeley Regional (4/4), put up a 9.725 on beam at the event

As a Freshman (2014):

Appeared in 11 of 12 beam lineups and six floor lineups…Set a career-high 9.85 on beam at the Pac-12 Championships (3/22)...Claimed the beam title in a triangular with Sac State and San Jose State (2/14) with a 9.825...Competed on both beam and floor against Utah (1/17), setting a new career-high on beam and debuting on floor with a 9.80...Debuted on beam at the NorCal Meet (1/5), posting a 9.725

High School/Club:

2013 Region I all-around and balance beam champion…Also a 2011 regional all-around champion…2011 national beam champion and the 2010, 2011 and 2013 state all-around champion…Trained with Gliders Gymnastics and coached by Stephen and Beth Rybacki…Graduated from San Dimas High with the Gold Star Award, given to students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and at least two extracurricular activities


Enjoys snowboarding…Parents are Rene and Angela…Has three siblings – Jeanine (serves in the U.S. Navy), Anthony and Aliyah…Trained with Olympic gold medalists McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross



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