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Joanna Bennett
Player Profile:
Joanna Bennett 1459637
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Healdsburg, Calif.
High School: Healdsburg HS

2009: Recorded a pair of season highs, a 9.750 on the bars and a 9.800 on the beam, at UCLA...earned a career-high 9.775 for her floor exercise against Stanford...had her most well-balanced meet of her career against Arizona, with a pair of 9.675's (floor and vault) and a pair of 9.725's (beam and bars) to earn a career high 38.800 in the all-around for a second-place finish...Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
2008: Missed the majority of the season due to injury...reached a new personal best on vault in the opening tri-meet, recording a 9.825 to tie for first in the event...also in the UC Davis/Towson tri-meet, collected an all-around score of 37.725, including a 9.750 on bars, taking the Pac-10 opener against Arizona State, set new personal bests on bars (9.900) and beam (9.825), and set a career-best all-around mark of 37.750...versus Washington, scored a 9.775 on bars.
2007: Scored her season high 9.850 on bars at the UC Davis quad meet...notched a 9.750 on bars at the tri meet against Denver and BYU...collected a 9.725 on bars against in the tri meet against Penn and Air Force...recorded a 9.700 on bars and a career-high mark of 9.725 on her first collegiate attempt on the beam against Oregon State scored a 9.750 on bars and a career-high score of 9.700 on floor.
2006: Posted a 9.825 on bars at the George Washington, North Carolina State meet...notched a 9.800 on bars at the West Virginia, Pittsburgh meet...set her career-best score on bars in the quad meet against UCLA, Sacramento State and UC Davis (9.875), which was the highest score by a freshman on bars since 2002 (My-Lan Dodd, 9.900)...posted a 9.775 on bars against Stanford...collected a 9.725 on bars at Arizona.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: In 2005, placed 10th in the all-around and seventh on the bars at the Junior Olympic Nationals...took 12th on the vault and 38th in the all-around at the Junior Olympic Nationals in 2004...2004 floor state champion...placed fifth in the all-around at the Regional Championship in 2005, placed fourth in the all-around at the regional championship...a member of the honor roll...competed for Rohnert Park Gymnastics and Cal West Gymnastics.

PERSONAL: Born in Santa Rosa, Calif....political science major...daughter of Kelly and Donna Bennett...has a brother and a sister...lists hobbies as water skiing, wakeboarding, snow skiing and swimming.

Collegiate Career Highs
Vault: 9.825 (at UC Davis, Towson tri-meet, 1/11/08)
Bars: 9.900 (Arizona State, 1/20/08)
Beam: 9.825 (Arizona State, 1/20/08)
Floor: 9.775 (Stanford, 2/22/09)
All-Around: 38.800 (Arizona, 3/01/09)

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