2006: A precise performer and dedicated gymnast, competed in every meet...Named to the All-Big Ten second-team and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection...Also earned NWCGC/W Academic All-America honors...Earned first-place on vault (9.925), second-place on bars (9.700), and third-place on beam (9.750) at Ohio State on Jan. 21...Captured first all-around title (38.425) of the season at Ball State on Feb. 10...Also at BSU, placed second on vault (9.750) and first on bars (9.825)...Took first-place on vault (9.875), third on bars (9.775) and beam (9.775), and second all-around (39.000) vs. New Hampshire on Feb. 18...Against Alaska Anchorage on Feb. 24, earned second on bars (9.725) and in the all-around (38.725), and finished third on beam (9.725)...Second-place vault finish (9.800) and third-place all-around finish (38.625) at North Carolina State on March 3...Scored a career-high and second-place all-around performance (39.175) at Northern Illinois on March 5...Won vault title (9.800) at NIU....Earned a 37.850 all-around score to place 12th at the Big Ten Championship...At the Central Regional Championship, competed on vault (9.750), bars (9.475), and beam (9.525).
2005: Missed the first four meets of the year due to injury...Opened season on Jan. 30, with a 9.650 score on the uneven bars vs. Northern Illinois...Posted scores of 9.750 on bars and vault at the Michigan Classic on Feb. 6...Tied for second (9.700) on vault on Feb. 19 vs. Illinois...Finished second on bars (9.775) in Feb. 26 meet at Pittsburgh...Scored a season-high (9.850) on bars at Kentucky on March 4... Also posted 9.725 on beam and a 9.700 on vault at UK...Posted a 9.750 on beam, 9.725 on bars and a 9.750 on vault vs. Michigan on March 18...Capped the season with a strong performance at the Big Ten Championships, scoring a season high (9.775) on both beam and vault.
2004: Earned Second-Team All-Big Ten honors, while also named Big Ten Freshman of the Year...Received NACGC/W Academic-All American honors...Posted a 9.800 on beam and a 9.925 on floor at Central Michigan on Jan. 18...Set then career-bests on vault (9.800) and bars (9.800) at Florida, on Jan. 23, and Illinois, on Jan. 25, respectively...Claimed meet title on bars (9.900) with a career-best effort against Pittsburgh Feb. 21...Posted 9.850 on vault, bars and beam against Ohio State and West Virginia on Feb. 28, marking the third consecutive week in which she posted a 9.850 or higher on bars...Recorded a career-best of 38.175 at Michigan Jan. 31...Tied school record with a season-best (9.925) on vault at Oregon State on March 5...Set career-high on beam (9.925) at Boise State on March 7.
Pre-MSU: Two-time Level 10 Virginia state all-around champion...2003 Level 10 balance beam, vault and all-around Region VII champion...Four-time Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals qualifier...2003 Level 10 Junior Olympic Nationals vault silver medalist...Senior National Elite Gymnastics Festival qualifier...National Elite Training squad member...Competed for her parents, Olga Iakounina and Guennadi Iakounine.
Personal: Born May 27, 1984 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan... Daughter of Olga Iakounina and Guennadi Iakounine...Parents both competed for the Soviet Union gymnastics national team; her mother from 1976-79 and her father from 1973-79...Majoring in microbiology...A member of the Academic Scholars Program and the Honors College at MSU...Graduated from Forest Park High School in Dumfries, Va., with a 4.00 GPA.
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