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Samantha Shapiro
Position: Uneven Bars, Floor
Height: 5'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Windward School
Club: All-Olympia Gymnastics Center
Major: Engineering
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2014 Season (Junior)

  • First Team All-American on bars
  • Finished second in the nation on bars with a 9.925 at the NCAA Individual Event Finals (April 20)
  • All-Pac-12 Second Team on bars
  • Tied for third on bars with a 9.900 in the NCAA Championships Semifinals (April 18)
  • Co-champion on bars at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with a career-best 9.950 (April 5)
  • Tied for third on bars with a 9.925 at the Pac-12 Championships (March 22)
  • Tied for the individual victory on bars with a 9.825 at No. 9 UCLA (Feb. 22)
  • Tied for second on bars with a 9.900 on bars against No. 4 Utah (Feb. 17)
  • Claimed her first individual victory of the year with a 9.925 on bars in a quad meet at UC Davis (Jan. 26)
  • Registered three of Stanford’s top-10 scores on beam
  • Competed in all 14 meets on bars and once on floor
  • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
  • Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team

2013 Season (Sophomore)

  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
  • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
  • Claimed an individual victory and earned a collegiate best on bars (9.950) at California (Jan. 26) - the highest score on bars of any Stanford gymnast in 2013
  • Also tied for the team's second and sixth-highest scores on bars (9.925, 9.900)
  • Scored 9.775 or higher on bars in eight of 11 competitions
  • Earned a collegiate-best 9.875 twice - first against Arizona State (Feb. 15), then at the NCAA Norman Regional (April 6)
  • Competed in 11 of 12 meets on bars and six on floor


2012 Season (Freshman)

  • NCAA uneven bars runner-up, with a score of 9.900, tying her season best
  • Earned first-team All-America honors on bars
  • Second Stanford gymnast ever to finish among the top two on bars at the NCAA Championships
  • Limited to one event most of the year because of an injury
  • Competed on bars in all 14 competitions, including the NCAA Individual Event finals
  • Did three floor exercise routines, including at the NCAA Super Six, scoring a season-high 9.775
  • Scored 9.875 on only vault, at Cal (Feb. 12)
  • Enteresting to note that she finished second in the nation, but still has yet to earn a first place in a dual or any other meet on the collegiate level
  • Scored 9.900 in three of her final four performances

Club/High School

  • A three-time U.S. senior elite national champion
  • Won the balance beam and uneven bars at the 2008 U.S. Visa national championships and was second in the all-around
  • In the 2007 U.S. championships, won the beam, and was second all-around and on the bars and floor
  • Senior national-team member from 2006-11
  • Was seventh in the all-around at the 2010 U.S. Championships in Hartford, Conn.
  • Also placed seventh on the beam and ninth on the bars
  • While competing for the U.S. national team, won the beam and bars at the 2008 Pan American Gymnastics Union Individual Event Championships in Rosario, Argentina
  • Captured the all-around, beam, and bars at the 2008 Gymnix International in Montreal
  • Won the bars at the 2008 Jesolo (Italy) Grand Prix
  • Won bars at the 2009 World Cup in Montreal
  • Competed at the 2010 World team selection camp in Huntsville, Texas
  • Trained by Galina Marinova and Artur Akopyan at the All-Olympia Gymnastics Center in Los Angeles
  • a three-time U.S. junior national champion
  • Won 10 Junior Olympic state titles
  • Was first on the bars and second all-around at the 2005 Junior Olympic regionals
  • USA Gymnastics TOPs national-team member in 2004-04
  • A 2011 graduate of Windward School in Los Angeles

Personal:

  • Daughter of Brent and Abbe Shapiro
  • Has a younger sister, Nicki
  • Born in Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Hobbies include going to the beach, watching movies with family and friends
  • Loves dancing, roller coasters, and the outdoors
  Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around
2012 bests -- 9.900 -- 9.775 --
2013 bests -- 9.950 -- 9.875 --
2014 bests -- 9.950 -- 9.850 --
Collegiate bests -- 9.950 -- 9.875 --
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