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  Vanessa Rocca
Vanessa Rocca

Player Profile

Wexford, Penn.

High School:
North Allegheny HS

Last College:
X-Cel Gymnastics




2006: Competed on the floor once at California posting a 9.050 ... Scored a 9.575 on the beam in an exhibition against Iowa State

High School/Club: A 2005 graduate of North Allegheny High School in Wexford, Penn. ... Competed for coach Frank Klein of X-Cel gymnastics ... A USAG level-10 gymnast ... Co-Pennsylvania state Level-10 champion on the beam and finished third in the all-around in 2004 ... Won the Pennsylvania state Level-10 competition on the floor exercise in 2002 ... A two-time all-around advanced division champion (2002 and 2004) for the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League ... Holds the PIAA record for her all-around score of 38.4 in 2004 ... Is an individual record holder for the PIAA on beam and floor ... Named Fox News 53 Comeback Gymnast of the Year in 2004 and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Gymnast of the Year in 2002 ... Won the President's Outstanding Academic Excellence award in both 2002 and 2003 for her work with the DECA association for marketing students ... Finished second in the state in the DECA advertising competition and advanced to the national competition in 2005 ... Member of her school's academic honor roll

Personal: Full name is Vanessa Marie Rocca ... Daughter of Ambrose (city manager) and Theresa (registered nurse) Rocca of Wexford, Penn. ... Has two older brothers, Eric and Brandon ... Was born March 26, 1987, in Pittsburgh, Penn. ... Contemplated profession in advertising or marketing ... Enjoys skiing, listening to music, shopping and hanging out with friends ... Lists her most exciting moment in sports as competing for the first time after recovering from two consecutive stress fractures

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