Sarah Shire
Sarah Shire

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbia, Mo.

High School:
O'Hara HS

Last College:
Utah

Height:
4-11

Event:
All-Around

Birthdate:
01/19/1988

Club Team:
GAGE


02/13/2014

Tigers Gymnastics Late Addition To GymQuarters Invitational

Missouri joins Lindenwood and Illinois State at The Family Arena

Senior (2010):Has managed to top her record-breaking junior season in which she won 10 all-around titles and earned All-America first team honors on vault ... Was also named NCAA South Central Region's Gymnast of the Year and Co-Big 12 Gymnast of the Year in 2009 ... Started off strong against Ohio State by winning the vault and beam titles with a 9.825 and 9.875, respectively ... Posted her first score of a 9.900 for the season on beam at the Lady Luck Invitational to tie for first on the event ... Also tied for the bars title after setting a new career high with a 9.950, which tied for the Missouri individual bars record ... Tied for or won all the individual titles agaist Iowa State, while setting new career highs on floor (9.950) and in the all-around (39.600) ... Won the vault, beam and floor titles at Nebraska with a 9.850 on all three events and won the all-around crown as well ... Took her third all-around title of the season against New Hampshire with a 39.275 by finishing first on vault and floor while tying for the title on beam ... Tied her career high on beam at Centenary, while setting a new season high, with a 9.925 ... Earned her fourth all-around title of the season at Centenary (39.350) with wins on beam and floor as well ... Won the vault title against Oklahoma with a new season high 9.925 and earned a share of the bars title with a 9.925 ... Took her fifth all-around title of the year with a then career-high 39.625 against the Sooners ... Set a new school record with her 39.725 all-around score against Illinois State to win her sixth all-around title of the season ... Notched new career highs on beam (9.950) and floor (9.975) ... Tied for the program record on floor with that 9.975 ... Also won the vault, bars and beam titles, while tying for the floor title against Illinois State ... Swept all the individual event titles at SEMO by tying her season-high 9.925 on vault ... Took top honors on vault (9.900), bars (9.925) and beam (9.850) at Illinois on her way to winning the all-around with a 39.550 ... Won the vault, bars, beam and all-around titles against Centenary by tying her career high on beam (9.950) ... Scored a 9.900 on vault at the Big 12 Championship to tie for the title for the second straight year ... Earned the Big 12 All-Around crown for the second year in a row with a 39.500 at the conference meet ... Named the 2010 Big 12 Gymnast of the Year for the second consecutive year ... Named to the 2010 All-Big 12 Championship Team on vault, bars, beam, floor and in the all-around at the conclusion of the meet ... Set a new season high and matched her career-high 9.950 on vault at regionals to take top honors on the event ... Also tied for first on bars and floor with a 9.900 ... Took top honors in the all-around with a 39.625 to win her 24th career all-around title and 11th of the season ... Set a new Missouri regional record on vault and in the all-around, while tying the record on bars and floor ... Her 11 all-around titles this season broke the school single-season record that she set in 2009 ... Has earned 36 event titles this season (47 including all-around wins) ... Named Big 12 Gymnast of the Week for the 13th time of career on March 8 (sixth of the season) - the most in conference history ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team ... Highlighted the 2010 All-Big 12 Gymnastics Team with all-conference honors on vault, bars, beam, floor and in the all-around (the only gymnast to earn a spot on all five teams) ... Named the South Central Region Gymnast for the second year in a row ... Currently ranks second nationally in the all-around, 10th on vault (third in Big 12), seventh on bars (second in Big 12), fourth on beam (second Big 12) and 10th on floor (second Big 12) (GymInfo) ... Her rise to the No. 1 ranking in the all-around on March 15 (which she held for two weeks) marked the first time a Missouri gymnast has held the top spot.

Junior (2009):Earned All-America first team honors on vault at the NCAA Gymnastics Championship after posting a 9.900 in the all-around competition ... Finished 11th on vault in the NCAA National Championship's Individual Event Finals ... Posted an all-around score of 39.450 to earn second place at the NCAA Northeastern Regional and was named the Southcentral Region's Gymnast of the Year ... Claimed the co-Big 12 Gymnast of the Year title, as well as the Big 12 all-around, vault and beam titles ... Took spots on the All-Big 12 Championship Team on vault, beam and floor, as well as a place on the All-Big 12 Gymnastics team for the regular season on vault, bars and beam ... Named the Big 12 Gymnast of the Week six times in 2009, the most in the conference, including three times in four weeks in the last month of the regular season ... Won 10 all-around titles on the season, which is the most in Missouri history ... Set an all-around career high of 39.575 at the Cat Classic on her way to her seventh title of 2009, which stands as the second-highest score in program history ... Also notched the fifth-highest all-around score in the country, and the third highest that week ... Shattered another career high with a 9.950 on vault against SEMO, which she hit again at the Cat Classic ... Only the second Tiger in program history to hit a 9.950 mark twice in a season or career ... Scored a career high of 9.925 on beam three times on the year ... Broke her career high on bars with a 9.900 at Ohio State ... Has taken home 20 individual event titles, the most on the squad ... Her season averages lead the team on every event except floor ... Finished the season ranked No. 10 overall by GymInfo (first in Big 12), as well as No. 7 on beam (second in Big 12), No. 11 on the vault (first in Big 12), No. 29 on the floor (sixth in Big 12) and No. 32 on the bars (second in Big 12).

Sophomore (2008):A highly touted transfer from Utah, Shire competed in the all-around in every meet except SEMO ... Named the Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year, the third in Tiger history ... Earned All-Big 12 first team honors on vault and landed on the All-Big 12 Championship Team on beam ... Won Big 12 Gymnast of the Week after putting up a 39.500 against Centenary ... Spent three weeks ranked in the top 10 on floor nationally and held a career high of 9.925 against Centenary ... Posted a then career high on bars as well at 9.875 ... Earned 19 event titles on the season.

Freshman (Utah, 2007):Helped the Utes to runner-up honors at the 2007 NCAA Championships ... Tallied a 9.85 and 9.875 on the vault and a 9.8 and 9.85 on the beam during the preliminary and super six rounds last season at the 2007 championships ... Specialized on beam and vault while at Utah, tallying then career highs of 9.900 in both events.

Prep:Trained at GAGE under the direction of Al Fong ... Four-time USA Championships qualifier ... Finished ninth in the all-around in 2005 ... Has finished in the top 20 three times, 10th in 2002, 15th in 2003 and 16th in 2004 ... Member of the USA National Team since 2002 ... Placed second on vault and sixth in the all-around competition at the 2004 Chunichi Cup in Japan ... Took home second on vault, third on beam and fourth on bars at the 2004 Cottbus World Cup in Germany ... Earned the bronze medal at the 2005 North American International Tri-Meet on both vault and bars ... Former level 9 and level 10 state and regional all-around champion.

Personal:Daughter of David and Robyn Shire ... Born Jan. 19, 1988 ... Member of the National Honor Society at Archbishop O'Hara High School ... Father is a high school teacher and coach ... Mother graduated from Missouri.

Career Highs
Vault: 9.950 (twice in 2009, Columbia Regional 2010)
Bars: 9.950 (Lady Luck Invitational 2010)
Beam: 9.950 (twice in 2010)
Floor: 9.975 (Illinois State 2010)
All-Around: 39.725 (Illinois State 2010)

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