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Sophia Hocini
Height: 5'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
High School: Murrieta Valley
Experience: 3 Letters

As a SENIOR in 2010, served as team captain...earned an honorable mention for the Pac-10 All-Academic Team...was awarded a Pac-10 Post-Graduate Scholarship...was named the the The Walter A. Haas Jr. Community Service Award winner, an award given annually to one Cal Student Athlete for his or her commitment and service to the University and larger community....competed in the first three meets of the season until being injured during the Arizona meet, ending her season...posted the top score of the season on the vault with a 9.825 at Arizona...earned back-to-back 9.800's on her floor routines...had the second-highest bar score of the season with a 9.750 against UCLA.

As a JUNIOR in 2009, served as the team captain...All-Pac-10 second team in the all-around...Pac-10 All-Academic first team...qualified for her third consecutive West Regional as an all-arounder...earned a combined score of 38.750 (9.750 on the vault, 9.650 on the bars, 9.575 on the beam, and 9.775 on the floor) to finish in a tie for tenth place at the West Regional...posted the top all-around mark for the Bears in every meet this season but the season-opener against UC Davis and Sacramento State...finished the regular season 11th in the West Region in the all-around with an average of 38.582... posted career-best 38.950 scores in back-to-back meets against Stanford and Arizona...only scored below a 9.50 on a performance four times during the season and scored a 9.800 or above at least once in every event but the bars where her top score is still a career-best 9.775 (at UCLA)... earned the top score on the beam at the meet at Western Michigan with a 9.700, also earning two second place finishes, posting a 9.700 on the bars and a 9.725 on the vault and tied for the top all-around score with a 38.825...won the all-around at the Arizona meet with a career-high tying 38.950.

As a SOPHOMORE in 2008, served as co-captain...finished ninth in the all-around at the NCAA West Regional, posting a score of 38.700 to lead the Bears, the score was a career best and tied for the second best all-around score of the season for Cal...placed 14th on vault (9.775) and 28th on bars (9.625) to lead the Bears at the regional...tied for third on vault with a score of 9.800 and took third on beam (9.750) against UC Davis and Towson...paced the Bears in the all-around against Arizona State (38.475)... achieved a new personal best of 9.900, tying for first among all gymnasts, on floor at the Senior Day quad meet, the score was the highest of the season for Cal...also at the Senior Day quad meet, posted a new career best on beam, notching a 9.800 and finished first among Cal gymnasts with a 38.350 in the all-around...also reached a then-personal best on bars (9.650) against the Sun Devils...against Washington, took third on vault with a mark of 9.750...finished third in the all-around with a mark of 37.950 against Oregon State...at the Cat Classic, tallied a 9.775 on beam and a 38.500 in the all-around...recorded Cal's third-best all-around score of the campaign with a season-high mark of 38.675 against Boise State, including a 9.750 on floor...led the Bears in the all-around, notching a 38.625 at the Pac-10 Championships, tallying a 9.750 on beam and a 9.700 on floor.

As a FRESHMAN in 2007, notched a 9.775 on vault and a 9.625 on beam at the NCAA West Regional...earned All-American scholar honors...registered a career-best mark on beam (9.750) at the Pac-10 championships...scored a 9.725 on both vault and beam at the UC Davis quad meet...notched her career-best score on vault (9.875) at Air Force...collected a 9.775 on vault at the tri meet against Denver and BYU.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Competed with SCEGA, coached by Kathy Strate, Tim Garrison and Meredith Paulicivic...in 2003, was the level nine national beam and all-around champion...in 2005, was the level 10 national vault and all-around champion...a 2005 level 10 national qualifier...club team was ranked second in the country...a 2005 Junior Olympics national team member...graduated from high school with honors, held a 4.0 or above all four years.

PERSONAL: Born June 9, 1988, in Fremont, Calif....daughter of Maurice and Emma Hocini...is a dual citizen of the United States and Algeria...SAAC member at Cal...has a sister and a brother...hobbies include bike riding, going to the beach and watching sports...Integrative Biology major.

Collegiate Career Highs

Vault: 9.875 (Air Force, 3/18/07)

Bars: 9.775 (at UCLA, 1/25/09)

Beam: 9.800 (UC Davis, CSUF, SJSU quad meet, 3/16/08, at UCLA 1/25/09)

Floor: 9.900 (UC Davis, CSUF, SJSU quad meet, 3/16/08)

All-Around: 38.950 (Stanford, 2/22/09, Arizona 3/1/09)

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