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  Elizabeth McNabb
Elizabeth McNabb

Player Profile

Houston, Texas


ASU: Former walk-on who has blossomed into a stellar performer for the Sun Devils...two-time All-American...possibly the greatest floor performer in ASU history while also dangerous on the of three co-captains. 1999: Repeated as First Team All-American in the floor exercise...also an All-Pac-10 selection on the floor and member of the conference All-Academic First Team...became the fourth gymnast in ASU history to achieve perfection on the floor exercise vs. Pittsburgh (Mar. 7)...finished regular season ranked first in the country in the discipline ... clutch performance of 9.925 on the floor in the NCAA Championship semifinals (Apr. 22), tying for first place in a field of 87 gymnasts...followed up with a 9.9 in the Super Six (Apr. 23), tying for second...finished stellar NCAA meet with a third place, 9.825 showing in the individual championships...opened season with first place floor finish of 9.95 vs. Washington (Jan. 15) ... barely missed 10.00, scoring a 9.975 and first place finish vs. UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 22) ... another top finish (9.875) the following week at Southern Utah (Jan. 29) ... walked the tightrope of perfection again one week later vs. UCLA (Feb. 12), scoring a first place finish of 9.975 ... secured top spot in the floor (9.95) in ASU Uno's Classic (Feb. 26) ... another 9.95 at Pac-10s (Mar. 20) ... finished second (9.925) behind Reid (9.95) at Arizona (Mar. 26)...was a major player on ASU's beam team, competing in all but one meet...rebounded from shaky NCAA semifinal performance on the beam to score a 9.8 in the Super Six...opened the season on a positive note, scoring a 9.85 and placing first vs. Washington...tied for second with a personal-best 9.925 vs. UCLA...tied for second once again by virtue of 9.85 score vs. Pittsburgh...yet another tie for second (9.9) at Arizona...earned a spot on the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team. 1998: Earned First Team All-America honors by virtue of her sixth-place (9.9) floor performance in the NCAA Semifinals (Apr. 16) ... 1998 All-Pac-10 in the floor exercise ... 1998 Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... ended the regular season as the nation's No. 4 floor exercise performer ... finished first in the floor exercise six times in 1998: 9.95 vs. Stanford (Jan. 23), which tied a career high, 9.7 at California-quad (Jan. 30), another 9.95 vs. Oregon St. (Feb. 6), 9.925 in the Uno's Classic (Feb. 20), yet another 9.95 in ASU-quad (Mar. 6), 9.925 at the Midwest Regional (Apr. 4) ... runner-up floor finish of 9.925 at the Pac-10 Championships (Mar. 21) ... became the Midwest floor champion (Apr. 4) with a first place finish of 9.925 ... also scored a season-best 9.85 on beam, tying her for seventh ... posted a pair of 9.9s in the floor exercise during the two-day NCAA Team Championships (Apr. 16 & 17) ... finished 16th (9.75) in the floor in the NCAA Individual Event Finals (Apr. 18)...named the Sun Devils' team MVP. 1997: Walked on as a freshman and made major contributions ... made consistent improvement throughout the year in the beam and floor exercise events ... recorded back-to-back 9.875s on the balance beam vs. Arizona (Feb. 28) and at Boise State (Mar. 8) after averaging a 9.433 in her first six attempts of the season ... set the floor ablaze during a mid-season stretch in which she averaged a 9.907 in a span of seven meets (included three 9.9s and two 9.95s) ... registered a 9.775 in the floor exercise at the Midwest Regional in Salt Lake City. High School: A 1996 graduate of Bonanza High School in Las Vegas, Nev. ... member of Gizi's and Cypress Gymnastics clubs in Houston, Texas ... tied for first on the floor at the 1991 Nationals ... won four consecutive state championships in the floor exercise...ran track her junior and senior years at Bonanza. Personal: Majoring in zoology and would like to someday be a veterinarian ... has worked in veterinarian clinics for the past two years ... parents are Mike and Jan McNabb of Las Vegas, Nev. ... has a younger sister, Stefanie ... hobbies are playing racquetball and participating in water sports ... born January 21, 1978 ... full name is Elizabeth Ann McNabb ... nickname is "Nugget."

McNabb's Bests

Year    V  UB     BB     FX    AA
1997   --  --  9.875  9.950    --
1998   --  --  9.850  9.950    --
1999   --  --  9.925  10.00    --
Highs  --  --  9.925  10.00    --

Person in history (living or deceased) I'd most like to meet: Abraham Lincoln
The thing I like best about ASU is: The team spirit among the gymnastics team - I have a lot of pride in being a Sun Devil
My favorite class at ASU is (or was): Basic Psychology
Ten years from now I hope to be: A veterinarian
The last CD I bought was: Clay Walker
What I like best about gymnastics is: The sport has taught me how to be motivated and dedicated to get things done
The most exciting place I have visited: Maui, Hawai'i because it was a time for my teammates and I to spend time together and become closer friends
My prized possession is my: Plaque from the 1997 Nationals, where we won second place as a team
One of my pet peeves is: When women burp out loud
If I'm cooking dinner, we're having: Spaghetti
You might also like to know that: I'm an animal lover

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