2009 Season (Freshman): Made first collegiate vault at the NCAA South Central Regional, scoring 9.525 in the No. 6 position ... had strong bars routine in collegiate debut at Cal, until score dropped on the landing.
Club/High School: An international elite gymnast who placed 15th in the all-around at the 2007 U.S. senior national championships ... named to the U.S. junior national team in 2006 ... trained at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA), the gym founded and owned by Valeri Liukin, a 1988 Olympic gold medalist for the Soviet Union and father of 2008 Olympic all-around champion Nastia Liukin ... coached by Evgeny Marchenko and Natasha Boyarskaya ... placed eighth all-around at the 2006 U.S. junior nationals ... has been competing in gymnastics seriously since only 2004 ... a 2008 graduate of Spring Creek Academy of Plano, Texas.
Personal: Daughter of Hien and Tho Nguyen ... two sisters, Crystal and Christine ... Christine is a former U.S. senior national team member who is now a senior on the University of North Carolina gymnastics team.
|Collegiate bests (2009)