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  Tia Orlando
Tia Orlando

Player Profile
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Emmaus H.S.



Parkettes Gymnastics

2008: Competed consistently on bars and beam... scored career-best scores of 9.85 on bars twice... earned a team-high and career-best score of 9.925 on beam at Missouri... competed on floor two meets... hit a career-best 9.875 the first time she competed floor in two years... named Pac-10 Event Specialist of the Week for the week of March 11-17 when she won bars and beam and tied first on floor... tore her Achilles while warming up her double pike on floor at the Pac-10 Championships and was out for the remainder of the season.

2007: Did not compete due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament

2006: Did not compete against Stanford, UCLA, in the UNO's Classic, at California, Iowa State or in the North Central Regional due to a foot injury .... Before being injured competed in the all-around three times, on vault, bars, and beam four times and on floor three times ... Came back for the NCAA Championships to compete on the beam posting 9.675 ... Tied her career best on bars (9.825) against Utah to tie for sixth ... Best meet was against Arizona ... Scored a 9.825, her career best, on the bars against Arizona to tie for fifth ... Won vault against Arizona with a career best 9.900 ... Also scored her career best on beam with a 9.750 ... Posted a 9.750 on the floor, her career best, at Washington

High School/Club: 2005 graduate of Emmaus High School in Penn. ... Member of the Parkettes gymnastics club ... Competed in the 2004 Olympic Trials ... Competed in the 2003 and 2004 Pan American Games ... Competed in the 2001 Goodwill Games

Personal: Full name is Tia Marie Orlando ... Born February 2, 1988 ... Daughter of Joe (NFL Films) and Tina Orlando of Queen Creek, Ariz. ... Has two younger siblings, Taylor and Joey ... Enjoys dancing, shopping and spending time with her family ... Lists competing in the Olympic Trials as her most exciting moment in sports

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