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  Tabitha Yim
Tabitha Yim

Player Profile

Irvine, Calif.

High School:
Northwood High School


Gliders Gymnastics

2007 Season (Junior): Yim completed her 2007 season as one of the most decorated Stanford gymnasts in history....At The NCAA Championships she won four All-American honors in the all-around, bars, beam and floor despite missing the early portion of the season due to injury....Now totals 11 All-American honors in her 2005, 2006, 2007 seasons...At Pac-10 Championships she scored a 9.925 on bars and a 9.9 on beam, which led Stanford to a 2nd place finish....Was an All-Pacific-10 Conference selection...Was an NCAA Regional Champion in the all-around for the third straight season (39.475) and the bars (9.9)....At the NCAA Nationals in Salt Lake City led Stanford to a fifth place national finish....Enters 2008 season looking to add to her record-setting Stanford career

2006 Season (Sophomore): Finished the 2006 season as the top collegiate gymnasts ... At the NCAA Championships, she won three All-American honors on the All-Around, Bars and Floor Exercise ... That gives her seven All-American honors during the 2006 and 2005 seasons ... At the NCAA's, captured third place on Floor Exercise, eighth place in the All-Around, and ninth place on Bars ... Also competed on Vault at the NCAA's ... Won the NCAA West Regional and Pac-10 titles in the All-Around (39.525) ... She also won the NCAA Regional Bars title (9.950) and tied for first place on Beam (9.900), and finished third on Floor Exercise (9.875) ... Also placed eighth on Vault (9.800) at the Regional ... At the Pac-10 Championships, in addition to winning the All-Around title, won the Beam crown and finished second on Floor Exercise ... She was named to the All Pac-10 team on Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor Exercise ... Has season-bests in the following events: All-Around (39.650), Bars (9.950, twice), Beam (9.975), Floor Exercise (9.925) and Vault (9.925).

2005 Season (Freshman): World class gymnast capped an outstanding freshman campaign with an exceptional showing at the NCAA Championships ... Garnered First Team All-American honors in the all-around, bars, beam, and floor exercise following her performance at nationals ... Placed third in the floor exercise at the NCAA Event Finals (4/23) with a 9.925 score ... Her mark also set a team season-high ... Also competed in the event finals on the uneven bars (9.875) and the balance beam (9.837) ... Posted solid numbers at the NCAA Team Prelims (4/21), setting a team season-high with a 39.450 in the all-around ... Set a team season season-high and a personal season-high with a 9.925 on the beam, capturing first place in the first session of the team prelims ... Tied for second place in the first session with a 9.900 on bars and tied for third with a 9.900 on floor ... Was the nation's top scoring individual qualifier to the NCAA Championships after scoring a 39.250 in the all-around at the West Regional in Seattle (4/9), marking the first time she competed in the all-around ... Set a personal season-high with a 9.750 vault score, while scoring a 9.875 on bars ... Named Pac-10 All-Conference on the uneven bars ... Finished second at the Pac-10 Championship (3/26) with a 9.900 score on bars ... Also scored a 9.800 on beam and a 9.625 on floor at the Pac-10 Championship ... Entered the post-season ranked seventh in the nation on bars with a 9.900 Regional Qualifying Score (RQS) ... Captured first place on bars and beam at the San Jose State tri-meet (3/19) ... Scored a 9.875 on bars and set a team season-high on beam with a 9.925 mark ... Also competed on floor at SJSU ... Tied for second on beam with a 9.875 against Alabama (3/6), and finished third on bars with a 9.825 ... Was impressive at the Utah Quad (3/4), tying for second on bars (9.900) and fourth on beam (9.875) ... Tied her own team individual season-high on beam at Utah ... Competed on bars against Arizona State (2/25), scoring a 9.925 to finish second ... The bars mark against ASU tied a personal season-high ... Tied for second on bars against UCLA (2/18), scoring a 9.900 ... Was one of three Cardinal gymnasts to tie for fourth on floor with a 9.825 against the Bruins ... Placed first on bars and beam in just her second collegiate meet at Arizona (2/11) ... Set a then-team season-high on beam with a score of 9.875 ... Also placed first on bars with a 9.925, the second highest score posted by a Cardinal gymnast this season ... Also competed on floor against the Wildcats ... Was outstanding in her first appearance on the competition floor at Central Michigan (2/4) ... Scored a 9.850 to finish second on bars, and also finished second on beam with a score of 9.825 against the Chippewas ... Performed an exhibition on bars against Oregon State (1/28).

Club/High School: Competed for Charter Oak Gliders club ... Coached by Steve and Beth Rybacki ... Member of bronze medal team at the 2001 World Championships ... A 2003 graduate of Northwood High School.

Personal: Born in Los Angeles, CA ... Daughter of Howard and Inja Yim ... Has an older brother named Jonathan ... Undeclared major.

Getting to Know Tabitha Yim
Stanford Gymnastics Will Be Fun To Watch This Year Because: We are going to win stuff ?
My Greatest Athletic Moment Was: There was a table tennis tournament in our house last year. Our team ended up winning 6-0. It was pretty exciting!
The Athlete I Admire Most: Michael Jordan. He's ... kind of a big deal.
The Current Or Former Stanford Athlete I Most Enjoy Watching Perform: Eldrick "Tiger" Woods
Since Coming To Stanford, I Have Learned: That I have a lot more to learn.
My Favorite Class: Soc. 123
Favorite Food: Haagen Daaz coffee ice cream
Least Favorite Food: I really love food. If it's edible, I will eat it and I will probably like it.
If I Had To Cook All Of My Meals, I'd Probably Survive On: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Actually, grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches. My friend made it for me this summer and it was AMAZING!
My Favorite Movie: Gladiator, Flying 101
My Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite Actor: Clint Eastwood
My Ultimate SportsCenter Highlight Would Be: Pretty ridiculous.
The Person Or People Who Have Had The Greatest Influence In My Career: My family. I don't know how they put up with me for twenty-one years. I'm pretty lucky!
If I Could Invite Three People To Dinner In History, They Would Be: My dad, mom, and brother.
The Best Advice I Ever Received: Rule #76: No excuses, play like a champion.
My Advice To Youngsters: "Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul."
I'd Like To Switch Places For A Day With: Someone who is skilled enough to surf Mavericks. That has got to be the ultimate rush.
If I Had One CD TO Listen To It Would Be: I'd rather just listen to my I-pod ?
If I Could Bring Anything From My Hometown To Stanford It Would Be: My mom's home-cooked meals.
One Wish I Would Make For The 21st Century: World peace!

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