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Maria Puricelli
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chesterfield, Mo.
High School: JFK Catholic HS
Club: GymQuarters
Experience: 3 Letters
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2011 (Sr.): Season bars average of 9.650 ranked No. 2 in program history, barely missing school record of 9.662 … earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on bars for second straight year with league’s 3rd-best regional qualifying score (9.665) … competed in all nine meets on vault, bars and floor … scored 9.55 or better on final eight bars routines, including 9.7 or better in last four outings … scored career-high 9.775 on bars, plus 9.5s on vault and floor Mar. 13 to helped UAA to 6th-best team score (192.250) in program history … tallied 9.725s on bars and floor in UAA’s Mar. 11 home victory over Centenary, marking career-high on floor … earned MPSF Gymnast of the Week honors for Feb. 21-27 after scoring 9.6 or better on five of her six routines on UAA’s Michigan road trip … at Michigan State, came just fractions short of her career-highs on bars (9.7) and floor (9.625), while also scoring 9.6 on vault; helped Seawolves post 4th-best team bars score in school history (48.400), while floor routine also helped UAA to season-high 48.450 score on that event … tied with Kaelei Spoor for UAA’s highest 3-event total at MPSF Championships on Mar. 19, scoring 9.725 on bars, 9.525 on vault and 9.3 on floor … earned season-high 9.625 vault score at New Hampshire on Feb. 12 … garnered third straight MPSF All-Academic honor with 3.46 overall GPA.

2010 (Jr.):
Earned All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors on bars with 9.610 RQS … competed in vault and bars in final 10 meets after missing first three meets with ailment; also filled in twice on floor … scored between 9.425 and 9.65 on nine of 10 vaults, topping out with 9.65 at MPSF Championships on Mar. 27 … helped UAA to pair of narrow home victories over Air Force (Mar. 12 & 14) with season-best 9.7s on bars … landed second career MPSF All-Academic honor with overall GPA of 3.32.

2009 (So.):
Seawolves’ No. 3 bars worker with 9.329 average ... also averaged better than 9.3 on floor and vault ... competed all-around in first five meets, improving to identical 37.425 scores at Denver and Air Force ... scored 9.5 or better on eight of 13 bars routines, including final four ... placed 5th on bars with 9.65 at MPSF Championships to help UAA to first-ever league title ... earned season-high 9.7 on bars in home meets with Centenary (Jan. 18) and Kentucky (Mar. 13) ... made huge improvement on floor, earning between 9.55 and 9.65 on final seven routines ... scored 9.725 vault, 9.575 bars and 9.6 floor routines vs. UK on Mar. 15 to help Seawolves break single-meet vault (48.675) and home-meet team total (193.000) records ... earned spot on MPSF All-Academic Team ... honored with ‘Most Coachable’ award at season-ending team banquet.

2008 (Fr.): Posted team’s second-best bars average and 5th-best in school history at 9.585 ... competed in all 12 meets on bars, plus six times on vault and twice on floor ... earned season-high 9.725s on bars three times — twice against UC Davis at home and against Air Force (Mar. 16) ... scored 9.575 or higher on 10 of 12 bars routines ... earned season-high 9.6 vault in road victory over Yale ... helped Seawolves establish team records for season average on both vault (47.665) and bars (47.694).

BEFORE UAA: Qualifier for 2006 Level 10 Nationals ... won multiple state titles on uneven bars competing for GymQuarters Gymnastics Center ... earned GymQuarters’ 110% and Most Improved awards.

PERSONAL: Born Maria Michelle Puricelli on Mar. 7, 1989 in St. Louis, Mo. ... daughter of Michael Puricelli, Teresa Jennewin and Whitney Venhaus ... has three siblings, Laura, Bekah and Ben ... interests include music and Guitar Hero ... psychology major.

Career Highs
Vault: 9.725 vs Kentucky, 3/15/09
Bars: 9.775 vs Centenary, 3/13/11
Beam: 9.3 at Seattle Pacific, 1/10/09
Floor: 9.725 vs Centenary, 3/11/11
All-Around: 37.425, twice (last: at Air Force, 2/2/09)


2011 Meet-by-Meet Results (Sr.)
Meet         Vault  Bars   Beam   Floor  All-Arnd
1/07 @Sac St 9.425  9.475         9.350       
1/09 @UCD    9.450  9.625         8.575       
1/30 @Cal    9.350  9.550         9.400       
2/12 @UNH    9.625  9.675         9.550       
2/24 @CMU    9.425  9.600         9.625       
2/27 @MSU    9.600  9.700         9.625       
3/11 CENT    8.900  9.725         9.725       
3/13 CENT    9.500  9.775         9.500       
3/19 MPSFs   9.525  9.725         9.300       
Season Avgs  9.422  9.650         9.406

2010 Meet-by-Meet Results (Jr.)
Meet         Vault  Bars   Beam   Floor  All-Arnd
1/27 @AFA    9.500  9.325                   
1/30 @Dallas 9.475  9.625                   
2/12 @UCD    9.050  9.425                   
2/19 BROWN   9.425  9.125                   
2/21 BROWN   9.475  9.275                   
3/05 @ISU    9.550  9.675         9.400       
3/07 @SEMO   9.625  9.625         9.100       
3/12 AFA     9.500  9.700                   
3/14 AFA     9.525  9.700                   
3/27 @MPSFs  9.650  9.600                   
Season Avgs  9.478  9.508         9.250    

2009 Meet-by-Meet Results (So.)
Meet          Vault   Bars   Beam   Floor  All-Arnd
1/09 @UW      8.725   7.300  9.200  9.050  34.275
1/10 @SPU     9.200   9.200  9.300  9.000  36.700
1/16 CENT     9.225   9.500  8.350  8.925  36.000
1/18 CENT     9.325   9.700  8.150  9.275  36.450
1/31 @DU      9.550   9.350  9.250  9.275  37.425
2/02 @AFA     9.600   9.650  8.950  9.225  37.425
2/20 TEMP     9.025   9.675         9.625  
2/22 TEMP     8.800   9.100         9.550  
2/27 @Urs     9.650   9.225         9.550  
2/28 @Rut     9.450   9.650         9.550  
3/13 UK       9.625   9.700         9.625  
3/15 UK       9.725   9.575         9.600  
3/20 @MPSFs   9.150   9.650         9.650  
Season Avgs   9.312   9.329  8.867  9.377  36.379

2008 Meet-by-Meet Results (Fr.)
Meet          Vault   Bars   Beam   Floor  All-Arnd
1/11 @Ariz    9.375   9.575       
1/25 UCD      8.775   9.725    
1/27 UCD      9.375   9.725    
2/01 @UNH     9.350   9.675         9.350  
2/03 @Yale    9.600   9.425         9.375
2/15 ISU                DNC-INJ
2/17 ISU                DNC-INJ
2/29 @UCD             9.625       
3/02 @Sac St          8.975    
3/14 AFA              9.700    
3/16 AFA              9.725   
3/28 @MPSFs   9.450   9.700    
Season Avgs   9.321   9.585         9.363  

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