Janet McKnight
Janet McKnight

Player Profile

Lafayette, Calif.

High School:
Acalanes HS





AS A JUNIOR (2002): Named Pac-10 Academic All-American honorable mention ... competed in eight meets and qualified for the Pac-10 championships in bars where she received a 9.675 ... had her peak performance at the Cal Invitational placing first on vault with a 9.825 while recording a 9.800 on both bars and floor ... took third place on vault vs. Oregon State and at Cal State Fullerton with a 9.825 and 9.725, respectively ... AS A SOPHOMORE (2001): Named Cal's MVP and earned Pac-10 Academic All-American honorable mention ... demonstrated this with her dependability throughout all 14 meets ... hit an amazing 95% of all routines that she competed ... showed her solid competitive presence and led the Bears on vault by maintaining a remarkable season average of 9.802 ... recorded a 9.875 vault score at the Pac-10 Championships, tying her for fourth highest mark at Cal ... tied for first on vault at Cal State Fullerton and at the home opener with a 9.825 ... placed first on the vault in which the Bears swept the top four spots at home against Washington and UC Davis ... placed second on vault at the San Jose State quad meet and at UC Davis with a 9.825 and 9.750, respectively ... won the vault at UC Davis triangular meet and finished in a tie for second on bars at 9.800 ... AS A FRESHMAN (2000): Competed in all 12 meets on vault, nine of 12 on bars, four of 12 on beam, and six of 12 on floor ... showed her consistency on vault and bars with season averages of 9.672 and 9.769, respectively ... posted her best vault score of 9.825 at Boise State, and had her best bars score of 9.875 at San Jose State, where she earned a third-place finish ... won the vault competition at San Jose State and took second at UC Davis ... returned to the gym in the fall and is already raising her difficulty from last year ... expected to continue to increase her presence on the vault and bars ... HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Trained by Mike Lynch and Tracee Talavera of Golden Gate ... attended Junior Olympic Nationals in 1998 ... was named Gymnast of the Year in 1999 for her club team ... PERSONAL: Janet Rose McKnight ... mass communications major, plans to attend graduate school ... enjoys going to the beach and skydiving ... brother, Richard, graduated from Harvey Mudd College ... parents are Lenore and Robert McKnight of Lafayette, CA ... born May 13, 1981 in San Francisco, CA.

McKnight's Bests

	Score	Competition
All-Around	--	--
Vault	9.875	at Pac 10 Championships, 3/24/01
Bars	9.875	San Jose State, 2/26/00
Beam	9.575	at Washington, 1/16/00
Floor	9.825	Washington, 2/9/01