2005: Had delayed return to action, appearing as exhibition in team's third meet, then enjoying solid outing in first full meet... Scored 9.500 on vault, 9.400 on beam, 9.600 on floor in home dual with Sacramento State... Hit 9.550 or higher on vault for five straight meets, ending with season-best 9.600 at MPSF Championships... Had her best beam score at USAG team prelims, scoring 9.625... Hit season-high 9.775 on floor in road dual at Sacramento State... Garnered second straight MPSF All-Academic selection.
2004: Named to ALL-MPSF second team on both vault and floor, appearing in both events in 14 meets... Scored season-high vault of 9.675 on two occasions: at Alaska Anchorage and at Sacramento State... Had best floor score of 9.825 at MPSF Championships... Scored 9.600 or higher on vault seven times... Hit 9.600 on vault, 9.750 on floor in USAG team prelims, then scored 9.575 and 9.700 in team final, respectively... Selected to MPSF All-Academic team.
2003: Did not compete due to injury.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Graduated from Leigh HS in 2002... Earned numerous academic awards... Competed for Airborne Gymnastics Training Center for nine years... Won Level 10 state vault title and advanced to regionals in 2002... Also made alternate for nationals... Won bars and all-around title in 1998, plus bars, beam, floor and all-around titles at 1999 state meet... Added third bars title in 2000.
PERSONAL: Born in Stanford, Calif.... Dean's List student in animal science... Daughter of Alvin & Cheryl Nakagawa... Has a younger brother, Eric (18), now a freshman at Cal... Chose UC Davis for its animal science program... Plans to become a veterinarian... Sports highlight was sticking the landing of a new vault to win the Level 10 state title in 2002.