Tiffany Chan
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nevada City, Calif.

High School:
Nevada Union HS '01

Height:
5-3

Event:
V/BB/FX

Major:
Psychology

2004: USAG ALL-AMERICAN on vault (2nd, 9.787) and beam (9th, 9.250)... Advanced to Saturday's beam competition by virtue of career-high 9.800 in team prelims... Qualified as at-large vault specialist to NCAA West Regional, placing 11th with career-high 9.850... Also scored 9.850 on vault at MPSF Championships (T2nd) and at San Jose State, T4th in school history... Made 16 total appearances on vault, 15 on beam, 14 on floor... Scored 9.700 or higher 13 times on vault, 7 on beam, 8 on floor... Recorded season's first 9.900 on floor at home vs. Alaska Anchorage, then topped it by tying school record of 9.950 at MPSF meet... Opened season with back-to-back 9.775s on beam, then hit 9.800 at San Jose... Finished season with 9.800 RQS on vault, 4th in USAG division... Added RQS of 9.855 on floor (5th), 9.735 on beam (T11th)... All three averages garnered her first-team All-MPSF accolades... Also earned MPSF All-Academic honors.

2003: USAG CHAMPION on floor exercise for second straight year... Posted regional-qualifying score (RQS) of 9.853 on floor, 4th in USAG division... Was only Aggie to hit 9.900 barrier, which she did three times: vs. UC Berkeley, at MPSF meet and in USAG event championships... Narrowly missed All-MPSF honors, finishing 7th... One of two Aggies (along with Michelle Naito) to qualify for NCAA West Regional... Scored 9.275, suffering her first-ever fall... Had team's highest score in seven meets and tied for high score (with Flora Bare) in two others... Injury sidelined her from floor for four straight meets from 2/15 to 3/7... Also emerged as one of team's most consistent vaulters, averaging 9.584 in 11 appearances... Scored best vault mark of 9.775 at Air Force's Rocky Mountain Invitational.

2002: USAG CHAMPION on floor exercise... Scored 9.925, 9.900 and 9.900 in the USAG team prelims, team final and event final, respectively... MPSF CO-CHAMPION on floor, posting a 9.900 to grab four-way share of inaugural event title... Scored 9.900 or better five times, 9.800-plus in 13 of 15 meets... Won or tied for 1st on floor in 10 meets... Also scored season-high 9.650s on vault at MPSFs and USAG team prelims... Was No. 1 floor performer in USAG final rankings with RQS of 9.875... Also boasted highest overall average of 9.844 (excludes nationals).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Graduated from Nevada Union HS in 2001, where she was valedictorian and a lifetime California Scholarship Federation member... Most recently competed for Rising Starz Gymnastics... State qualifier for eight years... Regional qualifier in 1997 and 1999.

PERSONAL: Born in Grass Valley, Calif.... Psychology major... Daughter of Jerry Chan & Lisa Moon... Both parents are optometrists, a career she hopes to pursue... Jerry earned his undergrad degree from UC Davis in 1971... Younger sister of former Aggie gymnast Allison Chan, whom she lists as her sports hero... Her nicknames are numerous: "T", "Tiffy", "Tig" and "Spiff".