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 Hope Nelson

2018 (Fr.): Team’s most consistent two-event competitor, earning Second Team All-MPSF honors on uneven bars and posting team’s top average on beam ... tied program record with 9.713 season average on uneven bars, while 9.666 beam average ranked 4th in program history ... ranked 5th in bars RQS (9.735) and 11th in beam RQS (9.695) on program lists ... scored 9.55 or better on all eight bars routines and seven of eight beam routines ... premiered with winning 9.75 on bars and 9.8 on beam in Jan. 12 victory over Cortland, earning best beam score by a Seawolf in a season-opening meet or collegiate debut ... equaled 14th-best bars score in program history and made podium with 3rd-place 9.8 at MPSF Championships; also helped UAA to season-high team total with 9.75 on beam at league meet ... posted 9.775 on bars at Seawolf Invitational.

Competed four years at Level 10 and was three-time L10 Region 7 Championships qualifier, competing for World Class Gymnastics ... placed 2nd on beam, 9th on floor and 10th all-around at 2017 regionals ... won bars (9.725), placed 2nd on beam (9.525) and was 3rd all-around at 2017 Virginia L10 State Championships, and swept beam and bars titles at both World Class and Greensboro invitationals ... qualified for JO Nationals as high school junior in 2016 ... placed 3rd on bars, 4th on beam and 5th all-around at 2016 regionals, and 4th on beam and 5th all-around at 2016 State meet ... L10 regional qualifier as sophomore in 2015 and Level 9 Eastern Nationals beam champion as freshman in 2014.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 7, 1998 in Rota, Spain … daughter of Tripp and Anna Nelson … has one younger brother, Ramsey … honors student in high school ... started gymnastics at age 5 ... is registered hot yoga teacher ... political science major.

Career Highs
Vault: N/A
Bars: 9.8 at MPSF Championships, 3/24/18
Beam: 9.8 vs Cortland, 1/12/18
Floor: 8.7 at MPSF Championships, 3/24/18
All-Around: N/A

2018 Meet-By-Meet Results
Date Meet                  Vault  Bars   Beam   Floor  AllArr
1/12 CORTLAND                     9.750  9.800  8.675
1/14 CORTLAND                     9.725  9.600
2/03 SEAWOLF INVITATIONAL         9.675  9.775
2/09 at Centenary                 9.550  9.600
2/11 at Centenary                 9.700  9.575
2/23 at Seattle Pacific           9.750  9.750
3/09 at Sacramento State          9.750  9.475
3/24 at MPSF Championships        9.800  9.750  8.700        
Season Averages                   9.713  9.666  8.688

Height: 5'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Newport News, Va.
High School: Menchville HS
Club: World Class Gymnastics
Experience: 1 Letter
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