Poppy Major
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Ana, Calif.

High School:
Wilcox HS '98

Height:
5-1

Event:
V,BB,FX

Major:
Nutrition Science

2001: ALL-AMERICAN on floor for third straight year, finishing 8th... Scored 9.875 in USAG team prelims to qualify for event final... Named THIRD TEAM VERIZON ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN, becoming first-ever Aggie to earn such award in the University Division (Div. I)... Scored 9.950 on floor at Western Independents, setting school record... Mark was tied by Flora Bare minutes later... Scored 9.925 on floor in home meet with UC Berkeley a month before... Competed on vault 12 times, compiling average of 9.513... Had season-best 9.675 on vault at Western Independents.

2000: ALL-AMERICAN on floor, finishing T2nd during USAG event finals at 9.850... Finished season with six straight floor scores of 9.700-plus... Averaged 9.800 during that span... Hit season-high 9.900 in USAG team prelims... Consistent on vault, scoring 9.500 or higher 13 times... Led team with 9.552 vault average... Posted career-high 9.725 during Western Independents.

1999: ALL-AMERICAN on floor, placing 5th at 9.775... Scored season-best 9.850 on floor at UC Santa Barbara... Scored 9.750 or higher five times, including 9.775-9.750-9.775 weekend at nationals... Also set career-high 9.750 on beam at national team final... Competed in vault 13 times, with career-high 9.650 at San Jose State.

WILCOX HS ?98: Competed for Almaden Valley Gymnastics... Finished in top 10 at Level 9 nationals in vault, beam... State champion on beam and floor... Earned William E. Glover Memorial Award... Santa Clara County Youth Hall of Fame member... Played tennis and soccer at Santa Ana HS before moving to Santa Clara.

PERSONAL: Born June 3, 1980 in Garden Grove, Calif.... Named for state flower... Daughter of Pete & Connie Major... Pete played soccer at Cal Poly Pomona... Brothers are Sage, 22, and Kale, 18... Kale plays soccer at UC Santa Barbara... Outstanding student majoring in nutrition science and biochemistry... Career aspirations are to work in Third World countries securing food supplies and nutritional information.