Ericka Ruelas
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
St. Francis HS '98

Height:
5-3

Event:
AA

Major:
Human Development

2001: NATIONAL CHAMPION on floor (9.900) and bars (9.850), successfully defending titles in each event... ALL-AMERICAN in all-around for second straight year, placing 7th (38.000)... Captured school beam record at Seattle Pacific, scoring 9.600... Also added 9.875 on bars, 9.825 on floor en route to season-best 38.950... Had three of UC Davis? best-ever all-around scores, including 38.825s at San Jose State and at Western Independents... Scored three straight 9.925s on floor near the end of the season, then added winning 9.900 during USAG event final... Led USAG division in uneven bars with RQS of 9.850... Also ranked 4th in floor (9.830 RQS).

2000: NATIONAL CHAMPION on floor (9.900) and bars (9.925)... ALL-AMERICAN in all-around, placing 2nd (38.700)... Earned HUBERT HEITMAN AWARD as UC Davis? outstanding female athlete of the year... Set or tied three school records at Western Independents: 39.025 in all-around, and 9.925 on both floor and bars... All-around and bars marks still stand through 2001 season... Also had career-best 9.500 on vault in that meet... Scored record 9.925 on bars three times: in opener vs. San Jose State, at Western Independents and at USAG event finals... Posted team?s highest averages of bars (9.707), floor (9.754) and all-around (38.025).

1999: ALL-AMERICAN, placing 6th on bars (9.875) and floor (9.775)... Joined team in time for Western Independents... Made Aggie debut with 9.850 on bars, sharing third place... Hit 9.775 on floor at both USAG prelims and final... Scored 9.825 on bars at team final.

ST. FRANCIS HS ?98: Competed for Gymagic Gymnastics Club for 11 years... Reached Junior Olympic Level 10 nationals in 1998... Gymagic placed 3rd at that event.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 7, 1980 in Sacramento, Calif.... Daughter of Vicente & Graciela Ruelas... Nicknamed ?Rue?... Older sister, Laurie, also attends UC Davis... Majoring in human development... Best athletes against whom she?s competed is the entire UCLA gymnastics team.