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  Nicole Ourada
Nicole Ourada

Player Profile

Germantown, Wis.

High School:


Club Team:
LaFleur's Academy of Gymnastics

2008 Season (Junior): Earned second-team All-America honors in the all-around, her second such feat ... finished 10th on the balance beam (9.8000) to become a first-team All-America in the event for the second consecutive year ... has earned five career All-America honors, including two first team ... Pac-10 All-Academic team ... season bests: vault (9.925), bars (9.875), beam (9.925), floor (9.900) and all-around (39.350) ... competed in all four disciplines at each postseason meet.

2007 Season (Sophomore): Third in the nation on beam, scoring 9.8500, to earn All-America first-team honors ... was second-team All-American in vault and all-around ... An All-Pac-10 Conference selection ... scored an all-around season-best of 39.575 in tri-meet at San Jose State ... other season bests: vault (9.900), bars (9.875), beam (9.875) and floor (9.925).

2006 Season (Freshman): Fifth on bars (9.950) and 12th all-around at NCAA South Central Regional ... sixth on beam at Pac-10 ... scored all-around season best of 39.300 against Washington.

Club/High School: A 2005 graduate of Germantown (Wis.) High School ... sixth all-around at the 2004 Junior Olympic nationals, where she also placed among the top three on the vault, bars and beam ... member of the 2005 Junior Olympic national team ... five-time national qualifier ... competed for LaFleur's Academy of Gymnastics in Germantown ... also played two years of high school tennis.

Personal: Enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing tennis and listening to music ... daughter of Dave and Sue Ourada ... has a brother, Chris ... majoring in human biology.

Getting to know Nicole Ourada

My earliest gymnastics memory is ... Warming up to a Mickey Mouse sing along

Growing up in gymnastics, I always pretended to be ... Shannon Miller

The coolest thing I had in my bedroom growing up was ... Easy Bake Oven

When I was in younger, I was always in trouble for ... Wearing sandals in the winter

What is your hidden talent? Tying water balloons

Other than my parents, who would you consider as your mentor? Natalie Wiesen (Stanford gymnastics alum '05)

The best nickname I ever had was ... Pinacolerada

The name of my first pet was ... Bert and Ernie (fish)

I'd be the perfect person to ... Just listen

My greatest athletic moment was ... Signing my National Letter of Intent for Stanford

The best thing about Stanford women's gymnastics is ... The love we have for each other. We are in it for more than just the sport. Instead it is more for the relationships and experience that we are able to embrace.

I'm most thankful for ... my faith, family and friends

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