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  Marla Ranieri
Marla Ranieri

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kinnelon, N.J.

High School:
Kinnelon

Height:
5-5

Birthdate:
11/14/1982

Club:
North Stars

As a Sophomore in 2003: Appeared in first three meets on beam and floor ... Notched a career-high 9.875 on beam at Maui Invitational ... Placed 11th on floor at Denver with a 9.575.

As a Freshman in 2002: Scored a 9.750 on floor for the Cardinal at the NCAA Super Six, marking her career high ... Competed primarily on vault during her first season on The Farm ... Totaled her highest score on the season in Stanford's victory against California with a 9.750 to place sixth in the meet.

Club/High School: Veteran of both national and international competitions ... In 1997, she was a member of the fifth-place American team at the Trophee Massila in Marseille, France ... Led her team to a second-place finish at the 1996 Level 10 National Championships ... Competed in the 1997 U.S. Challenge, the 1998 American Classic, U.S. Classic and National Championships, and the 1999 Pan Am Trials ... Placed 13th on the All-Around at the American Classic ... Named the 1999 New Jersey "Athlete of the Year" ... Member of the North Stars Gymnastic Academy ... Graduated from Kinnelon High School.

Personal: Born November 14, 1982 ... Daughter of Mary and Joseph ... Sister Rena competed at University of Rhode Island for gymnastics.

Ranieri Year-by-Year High Marks

YearVaultBarsBeamFloor AA
2002 9.750 --- --- 9.750 ---

Getting to Know Marla Ranieri
If you could do any sport other than gymnastics what would it be? It would probably be diving or ice-skating, because they are both beautiful sports and are very similar to gymnastics.

What is your favorite sports movie? Jerry Maguire.

Besides gymnastics what is your favorite Stanford sport to watch? Wrestling, because it's an intense sport to watch, and we have a great group of guys here on the team!

What is your favorite thing about Stanford athletics? How incredibly amazing we are at every sport; everyday I am interacting with Olympians and National Champions and sometimes I don't even realize it because people here are so modest, friendly and down to earth.

What is your favorite thing about the Stanford Women's Gymnastics Team? The dynamics between the coaches and the team. Everyday that I am in the gym, I want to be here and I enjoy being here because of the atmosphere that is created. It is just so positive, supportive and fun. Being on the Stanford Gymnastics team is an amazing experience that I will never forget!


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