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  Rachel Tidd
Rachel Tidd

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fallbrook, Calif.

High School:
Calvary Christian HS

Height:
5-2

Event:
All-Around

Birthdate:
05/20/1984

Club:
Southern California Elite Gymnastics Academy


UTAH: Three-time All-American ... contender to win the NCAA all-around championship if she can stay healthy ... has battled back and shin injuries since her freshman year ... one of the nation's top uneven bar competitors, she is looking to improve on her third-place finish at last year's NCAA Championships ... 25 career victories included the best score in the opening round and in team finals at the NCAA Championships ... has "hit" 82-91 career routines.

2005-First-team All-American on the bars tied for third at the NCAA Championships ... earned second-team All-America honors in the all-around (12th) and on vault ... incredible showing at the NCAA Championships included all-around scores of 39.40 and 39.50 in the two days of team competition ... "hit" 9 of 9 routines at the NCAA Championships ... won the all-around at BYU with season best 39.575 ... 17 victories (10 on bars, 2 all-around) ... "hit" 46-49 routines ... co-recipient of Utah's Diane Ellingson Award, which goes to the most inspirational gymnast ... CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine All-America District VIII At-Large Academic All-American had a 3.87 cumulative GPA ... NACGC Scholastic All-American.

2004-Incredible freshman campaign was marred by shin injury and mono--the latter which cost her a chance to compete at nationals ... region vault champion tied for first with a 9.95 ... also scored a 9.90 on bars at regionals ... Dahl Award winner as the team's most accomplished combination student-athlete, she earned a 4.0 GPA her first semester and finished the year with a 3.91 cumulative GPA ... all-arounder when healthy ... 39.675 all-around best is tied for ninth all-time at Utah ...10.0 on vault vs. BYU on Mar. 19 ... two 9.975 vault scores ... other personal bests included a 9.95 on bars, 9.925 on floor and 9.90 on beam ... despite injuries, finished third on team in victories with 8 (4 on bars, 3 on vault, 1 on beam ) ... "hit" 36-42 routines ... NACGC Scholastic All-American.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year U.S. National Team member ... placed fourth in the all-around at the 2001 USA Championships and was on U.S. World Championships team that took bronze at World Championships ... placed eighth on beam at 2001 World Championships ... 10th all-around at 2000 Olympic Trials ... 12th all-around at 2000 USA Championships and 15th in 1999 ... other international competitions include 1999 USA vs. France and 2000 Blue Water Invitational ... trained at Southern California Elite Gymnastics Academy (SCEGA) ... club coaches included former Utah All-American Meredith King-Paulicivic, as well as Tim Garrison and Kathy Strate.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Susan and Michael Tidd ... one of 10 children: sisters are Mikala, Samantha, Olivia, Ashley, Holly and Nicole; brothers are Steven, Taylor and Brian ... enjoys singing ... full name is Rachel Michelle Tidd ... born May 20, 1984.

Tidd's Career Highs

A-A     39.675 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 19, 2004
Vault   10.0 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 19, 2004
Bars    9.95 vs. Utah State, Feb. 27, 2004
        9.95 vs. UCLA, Jan. 7, 2005
        9.95 vs. Michigan, Jan. 28, 2005
        9.95 vs. Brigham Young, Feb. 11, 2005
        9.95 at NCAA Championships, Apr. 22, 2005
Beam    9.90 vs. Nebraska, Jan. 16, 2004
        9.90 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 19, 2004
        9.90 vs. Brigham Young, Mar. 26, 2005
Floor   9.925 vs. Arizona State/Air Force, Feb. 20, 2004
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