Michelle Naito
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Madera, Calif.

High School:
Madera HS '99

Height:
5-6

Event:
BB,FX

Major:
Biological Sciences

2002: ALL-AMERICAN on balance beam, placing 7th (9.250)... Scored career-high 9.775 to capture 2nd on beam in the national prelims to advance to event final... Ranks T8th on Aggies? all-time performer?s list... Posted a 9.700 in the USAG team final... Recorded 9.725 and 9.650 on back-to-back nights at Alaska Anchorage.

2001: ALL-AMERICAN on balance beam, finishing 8th (9.600)... Matched career-high 9.750 in USAG team prelims to advance to event final... Followed that with 9.725 in national team final... Scored first 9.750 at San Jose State... Averaged 9.480 on beam... Made first appearence in floor lineup at home meet with Alaska Anchorage, scoring 9.625.

2000: Appeared in three meets before injury ended her season... Scored 8.250 on bars in season opener vs. San Jose State.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Graduated from Madera HS ?99... Earned four letters in gymnastics... Also competed 10 years for Madera Gymnastics Club... Named Most Inspirational.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 5, 1981 in Fresno, Calif... Biology major... Daughter of Henry & Yuko Naito... Sports hero is Goran Ivanisevic... Has two sisters ??Julie (22) and Lisa (19)... Non-sports hero is Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind... Hobbies include singing country music.