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  Sarah Harding
Sarah Harding

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Honolulu, HI

High School:
Punahou School

Height:
5-6

Birthdate:
12/20/1977

As a junior in 1999: Scored a perfect 10.000 in the floor exercise at the Cal meet…Shares school record in the floor exercise with former teammate Tracey Kohl and Amy Murakami with a score of 10.000…Was ranked 11th in the country on the floor at the end of the regular season (RQS 9.9125)…Named 1st team All-American in the floor exercise…2nd team Pac-10 All-Academic.

As a sophomore in 1998: Finished fifth in the floor at the NCAA Regionals with a score of 9.825…Named Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention…Recipient of the Cardinal Spirit Award.

As a freshman in 1997: Named Stanford's "Most Inspirational" gymnast…Missed the majority of the season due to a stress fracture in her lower back…Worked her way back into competition at the end of the season to post a 9.800 at the Pac-10 Championships…Made the Stanford Honor Roll.

Club/High School: 1996 Hawaii all-around State Champion while competing for the Hawaii Gymnastics Academy…1995 Region II all-around Champion…Member of the 1994 U.S. Junior Olympic team…Finished sixth all-around at the '94 Level-10 Nationals…Also an accomplished diver, she was the 1996 Hawaii state high school diving champion and garnered All-American honors.

Personal: Born December 20, 1977…Daughter of Kitty and Ken Harding…Both parents are alumni of Stanford's graduate school…Traveled to Beijing China for nearly two months during the summer on an Undergraduate Research Opportunities (URO) Grant where she conducted research for her honors thesis on the topic of Chinese female gymnasts and their education levels…Majoring in East Asian Studies with a focus on women's issues in Chinese history and modern culture…At Stanford, she participates in Partnership of Academic Excellence (PAE), as a writing tutor, and a member and choreographer for Jam Pac'd…Hobbies and interests include dancing, swimming, diving, singing, acting and hanging out with friends.

Favorite book: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Who do you most admire: My mom
Most influential person: My dad
Age you started gymnastics: Four, on the island of Kauai
Favorite event: Floor because I love to dance

Year-by-year High Marks:

      Vault   Bars  Beam   Floor   A-A
1999      -      -     -  10.000     -
1998      -      -     -   9.800     -
1997      -  9.825     -       -     -

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