Popular annual event returns to Hearnes Center Friday
Sophomore (2011): Set a new career-high on vault and beam against Nebraska and matched her career-high on floor...Matched her career-high on beam for the second time in the season against Oklahoma and again against Southern Utah...Improved her career-high all-around score at the Missouri Quad meet and tied for the title with Mary Burke...Improved her season-high on bars and career-high beam scores at the meet...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team...Tied for sixth on floor at NCAA Regionals.
Freshman (2010):Brought into all the 2010 lineups immediately after a strong preseason ... Posted a 38.775 all-around score in just her first regular season meet to place second overall ... Received solid marks on all four events and tied for third on floor with a 9.725 in her first meet against Ohio State ... Matched or replaced all her scores from the first meet at the Lady Luck Invitational, including an impressive 9.800 on vault and a 38.950 in the all-around ... Set her current high on vault of 9.850 against Iowa State, which earned her second on the event ... Also set her all-around career-high 39.050 against Iowa State ... Notched new career highs on bars (9.825) and floor (9.900) against Illinois State ... Contributed nicely in the Tigers win at SEMO, including a 9.875 on floor that gave her a third place finish on the event ... Tied her all-around high of 39.050 at SEMO ... Won her first event title by earning a 9.900 on floor against Centenary in the final regular-season meet of the season ... Matched her career high on vault (9.850) at the Big 12 Championship ... Tied her career-high 9.825 on bars at regionals.
Prep:Trained at First State Gymnastics in Newark, Del., under the direction of Slava Glazounov ... Four-time Level 10 National Qualifier ... Placed first on floor at the 2008 Level 10 Pennsylvania State Championship ... Also placed third in the all-around... Won the vault, bars, beam, floor and all-around titles at the 2009 Level 10 Delaware State Championships ... Finished second on floor and seventh in the all-around at 2009 Level 10 Nationals ... Personal bests include 9.675 on vault, 9.525 on bars and beam and 9.65 on floor ... Choose Mizzou over North Carolina State, Maryland, Washington and Pittsburgh.
Personal:Daughter of Mark and Janet Swankoski ... Born March 30, 1991 ... Received High Honors her senior year of high school ... Is undecided on a major.
Career Highs Vault: 9.875 (Nebraska 2011) Bars: 9.825 (twice in 2010) Beam: 9.800 (Twice in 2011) Floor: 9.900 (twice in 2010, Nebraska 2011) All-Around: 39.225 (Quad Meet 2011)