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Dani Fanning
Dani  Fanning


Glendale, Ariz.

High School:
Paradise Valley


Club Team:
Arizona Sunrays

2009: Garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Competed in all 13 meets ... Notched her first career top-three finish on floor exercise against Iowa, Illinois State and West Virginia taking third (Jan. 17) ... Posted a season-high 9.700 on balance beam at the Chicago Style Invitational (Feb. 6) ... Set a career-high on uneven bars with a 9.825 at the Cat Classic (Feb. 27), tying for third overall ... Tallied a career-best 9.850 on floor exercise vs. California and Ball State (March 8), placing second overall.

2008: Earned NACGC/W Academic All-America and Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Participated in four meets, recording a top-three finish ... Tied for second on bars in tri-meet against Ball State and Western Michigan (March 2) with a career-best 9.800, and scored a season-high 9.700 in the floor exercise ... Competed on bars at the NCAA West Regional (April 12).

2007: Selected to the Academic All-Big Ten team ... Competed in seven events on the season ... At the Flip for a Cure meet (Jan. 27), scored 9.600 on the beam and 9.650 on the floor exercise ... Posted 9.700 on the bars and 9.750 on the floor against Illinois (Feb. 17) ... Set season-high in three events against Michigan (March 3), scoring 9.725 on the bars, 9.800 on the beam to tie for fifth, and 9.775 in the floor exercise.

2006: NACGC/W Academic All-America honors ... Scored 9.500 on bars vs. Kentucky (Jan. 6), in her first collegiate meet ... At the State of Michigan Classic (Feb. 3), posted a season-high on both beam (9.000) and floor exercise (9.775) ... Finished third on bars (9.700) vs. Alaska Anchorage (Feb. 24) ... On March 17, against Michigan, set season-high on bars (9.750) ... At the Big Ten Championships meet, scored 9.650 on bars and 9.700 on floor exercise ... Posted a 9.600 on bars at the NCAA Central Regional Championships meet.

Prior to Michigan State: Competed for the Arizona Sunrays for Coach Dan Witenstein ... Four-time regional qualifier, twice at Level 9 and twice as a Level 10 competitor ... In 2002 was a Level 9 regional champion on the beam and a Western champion on the floor excercise ... Captured fourth-place on the beam and fifth on floor at Regionals in 2003 ... In 2004 repeated her fifth-place finish on floor, and added a fifth-place finish on beam ... A four-year honor roll student.

Personal: Born Dec. 8, 1987 in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Daughter of Ace and Debbie Fanning ... Has one brother, AJ, and four sisters, Kristin, Stevie, Stacey and Jenna ... Kristin competed for the Arizona State gymnastics team from 1998-2001, and Stevie was a gymnast at Arizona during her college career (2002-05) ... Has two nieces and four nephews ... Majoring in criminal justice.

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