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  Shelly Goldberg
Shelly Goldberg

Player Profile

Mequon, WI

High School:



North Shore Gymnastics

As a Junior in 2003: Competed on vault and floor, appearing in 10-of-11 meets ... Recorded a 9.60 on vault in preliminary round of NCAA Championships ... Appeared on vault and floor at NCAA Regional Championships... Tied for 11th place with a 9.85 on vault at Pac-10 Championships ... Matched a career-high mark of 9.90 on vault at Arizona to tie for second place ... Tied for second place with a 9.90 on vault at San Jose State ... Tallied a season-high 9.875 to tie for third place on floor at Washington ... At Arizona, tied for eighth place with a 9.825 on floor ... NACGC Academic All-American.

As a Sophomore in 2002: Her 9.825 on vault at the NCAA Regionals put her in a sixth place tie for that evening ... Focuses on vault and floor exercise and competed in every meet for the Cardinal this year ... Notched a season-high 9.900 against Denver on the floor exercise for Stanford's highest floor score in 2002 ... Earned a 9.900 on vault against Cal to tie for first place honors for the evening ... Closed out the year strong on vault, recording a 9.800 or higher in five of the final six meets of the year ... Participated on vault and floor at the Pac-10 Championships ... Named an NACGC Academic All-American ... 2002 Pac-10 All-Academic First Team selection.

As a Freshman in 2001: Gave Stanford stability on both the vault and floor in the 2001 season ... Recorded a career-high 9.900 at the Pac-10 Championships as the Cardinal won the conference title ... Posted a 9.925 on three different occasions ( FSN Northwest Challenge, at BYU and at Pac-10 Championships) ... Helped the Cardinal advance to the National Championships with her impressive scores at the end of the season... At NCAA Regionals, scored a 9.850 on the vault, good enough for a fifth-place tie and a 9.850 on the floor to tie for seventh place ... Tied for tenth at NCAA Championships with a 9.800 on the vault and tied for ninth with a 9.850 on the floor exercise ... Earned the 2001 Team Scholastic Award.

Club/High School: Has competed at the Level 10 Regional and National Competitions ... 2000 vault champion at both Regionals and Nationals ... Placed second in the all-around at the 2000 Regionals ... Won the all-around competition at the 2000 Hilton Challenge ... All-around champion at the 2000 Winter Sun Invitational ... Won vault in every meet she participated in during the 2000 season ... Two-time champion on both bars and vault at the Wisconsin State Meet (1999 and 2000) ... AP scholar ... National Merit Finalist ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born March 30, 1982 ... Daughter of Betty and Peter ... Proud owner of a Starbuck's espresso machine.

Goldberg Year-by-Year High Marks

YearVaultBars BeamFloorAA
2001 9.900--- --- 9.925---
2002 9.900--- --- 9.900---

Getting to Know Shelly Goldberg
What is your favorite class taken at Stanford? ME103: Manufacturing and Design

What do you like most about the academic environment at Stanford? Everyone here is so smart, but I don't feel like people are competitive in terms of grades: group work and collaboration on problem sets is encouraged and really helps me to learn and understand the material, as well as make friends in my classes.

What do you see yourself doing in 40 years? Geez, I should be retired by then, don't you think!?

What would be your ideal career? Working as a mechanical or design engineer at a product design firm--I definitely want to have a "hands on" job where I can prototype, brainstorm, innovate, and work on a variety of different projects.

What is your quirkiest study habit? I refuse to study in the libraries.

What is your best "get rich quick" plan? Lise and I talk about opening a "Grandma Moses" cafe and craft shop in Maine, but I'm not sure if we would actually make any money!.

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