Christa Piazza

Christa Piazza

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wilsonville, Ore.

High School:
Wilsonville

Height:
5-5

Event:
All-Around

As a Senior (2005): Performed competively for the first time in her career against Arizona State getting the Beavers started with a solid 9.650... was also in the competitive lineup at Arizona... performed four exhibitions on floor in 2005 with a high score of 9.775 at SPU... "hit" 1-2 routines in 2005.

As a Junior (2004): Never officially competed, but performed several exhibitions on vault, beam and floor... Averaged 9.744 on four floor exhibitions, with a high of 9.825 at Utah... Top beam exhibition was a 9.725 against Washington... Scored a high of 9.425 on two of her vault exhibitions... Named an NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.

As a Sophomore (2003): Did not officially compete, but performed several exhibitions... Exhibitioned three times on beam, with a high score of 9.575 at Brigham Young... Scored a 9.125 in her one floor exhibition... Named an NACGC/W Scholastic All-American for the second year in a row.

As a Freshman (2002): Did not compete as a freshman... NACGC/W Scholastic All-American.

Pre-Oregon State: Qualified for the Junior Olympic Level 10 nationals three years in a row... Tied for 18th on bars at the 2001 meet... Also participated in volleyball and track for Wilsonville High School... Was a two-year starting setter and was named the team's Most Valuable Player... Competed in track as a long jumper for one year, when her team won the district championship in 1999... Placed fifth in that meet.

Personal: Born in Portland, Oregon... Daughter of Candace and Steve Piazza... Has an older sister, Nichole... Majoring in exercise and sport science... Graduated from Wilsonville High School, where she was a member of National Honor Society as well as the Fine Arts and Performing Arts Honor Society... Was in choir, served as a class representative and was involved in the Student Watershed Research Project... Chose OSU because of "the level of competition and excellent coaching and team reputation. It also fit all of my academic needs."

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