Ute sophomore is NCAA runner-up on bars.
Damianova, Dabritz and Wilson will vie for event titles.
Utes are making record 38th-straight appearance at nationals.
Place second at Tuscaloosa Regional
Utes hope to qualify for record 38th national championship
Superb freshman season resulted in All-America honors on the balance beam at the NCAA Championships ... is also one of Utah's best bar workers ... has hit 26-26 career routines.
2013-Second-team balance beam All-American tied for fifth in the evening semifinal at the NCAA Championships with a 9.85 ... also scored a 9.85 on bars at nationals ... only Ute freshman to compete in every meet ... season highs of 9.90 on bars and 9.875 high on beam (three times) ... named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week on Mar. 12 after scoring a 9.80 on bars and 9.875 on beam at Georgia ... hit 26-26 routines ... made the Dean's List and Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Junior Olympic National team member from 2010-12 ...placed third in the all-around at the 2012 J.O. nationals ... placed fourth all-around at the 2010 and 2011 J.O. nationals ... J.O. runner-up on bars in 2011 ... trained with the Twin City Twisters, a club owned by her father Mike Hunger, who coached her along with Sami Wozney, Ben Tobler and Sarah Jantzi ... 2011 team captain ... club's co-MVP in 2010 and 2012 ... National Honor Society student graduated from Totino-Grace High School, where she was honored as the Kathleen Murphy Scholar in 2009 and 2010, and made the `A' honor roll from 2009-12.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Michelle and Mike Hunger ... mother was a competitive figure skater ... father was a gymnast for the University of Minnesota and a former Utah State assistant gymnastics coach ... sister Brittane also attended Utah ... has not declared a major ... full name is Breanna Louise Hughes ... born Jan. 24, 1994.
Hughes' Career Highs Bars 9.90 vs. Florida, Mar. 16, 2013 Beam 9.875 vs. OSU/WVU/SUU, Jan. 19, 2013 9.875 vs. Georgia, Mar. 9, 2013 9.875 vs. Florida, Mar. 16, 2013
Insight on Breanna
Age Started Gymnastics: 4
All in the Family: I have been coached by my dad since I was seven years old
Favorite non-U of U Sports Team: Green Bay Packers
Did You Know: I was a competitive dancer