DuBois on Maeda: "Each season, Miho has returned more physically fit and her skill level has improved tremendously. Her senior year should be her best yet. This season, she will be a main contributor to this team."
CAL: One of Cal's most consistent scorers ... walk-on who earned a full scholarship. 2004: Career-best 9.925 on bars vs. Ball State (3/12) helped establish a new Cal team record (49.550) and tied her with teammate Mŷ-Lan Dodd for third on the Golden Bear scoring list ... averaged fourth-highest bars score on team (9.707). 2003: Finished ninth on bars (9.725) at Pac-10 Meet and 10th at NCAA Northwest Regional (9.625) ... 9.950 beam score at Arizona State (2/28) ties her with Dodd for Cal program best mark. She considers it her top moment at Cal. 2002: As a freshman, competed on bars (9.700), beam (9.625) and floor (9.625) at Pac-10s. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Qualified for Junior Olympic Nationals three consecutive years (1996-98) ... California state all-around champion in 2001 ... three-time Gymnast of the Year and Most Inspirational Gymnast at Olympica USA Gymnastics. PERSONAL: Majoring in anthropology ... career goal of becoming a physical therapist ... fluent in Japanese ... enjoys drawing and reading in her down time ... graduated Granada Hills HS with honors ... parents are Henry and Yoshiko Maeda ... brothers Jeff (31) and Jay (30) graduated from USC and UCSB, respectively ... Kelly Mihoko Maeda was born Aug. 19, 1983 in North Hills, Calif.
Collegiate Career Highs: Vault 9.450 (Oregon State, 1/30/04) Bars 9.925 (Ball State, 3/12/04) Beam 9.950 (at Arizona State/Rutgers, 2/28/03) Floor 9.825 (Ball State, 3/12/04) AA 38.075 (Oregon State, 1/30/04)