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Danielle Espinoza
Position: Balance Beam, Floor Exercise
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rossford, Ohio
High School: Rossford HS
Danielle Espinoza
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Release: 01/08/2007

Team captain ... worked hard during the offseason and is determined to have a great senior year ... has strong tumbling skills. 

2007: Had 16 scores of 9.700 or better on balance beam and floor exercise ... topped 9.800 on six occasions ... finished third individually on balance beam with a career-best 9.825 and tied for second on floor with a 9.775 at the MAC Championships (3/31) ... matched a career-high with a 9.875 on the floor in CMU’s win at Kent State (2/25) ... won the floor exercise in a dual meet victory over Northern Illinois (3/17).

2006: NCAA Regional qualifier on floor exercise ... tied for 18th at the regional with a score of 9.800 ... tied for second on floor at the MAC Championships, scoring 9.825 ... posted a career-best 9.875 on floor against Ball State (2/19) ... had 11 marks of 9.700 or better on floor and beam ... named MAC Specialist of the Week on February 20 after hitting a 9.800 on beam and 9.875 on floor versus Ball State (2/19). 

2005: Tied for first on the balance beam with a season-best 9.800 against Bowling Green (1/23) in first collegiate meet competing in that event ... notched a 9.675 on the floor exercise against Utah State (1/16) in first collegiate gymnastics appearance ... competed on both the beam and the floor at the NCAA Regionals (4/9) and posted solid scores of 9.700 on beam and 9.750 on floor. 

Club/High School: Placed first on floor and third on vault at Level 10 at state meet ... placed seventh on beam at Level 10 regionals ... honor roll all four years in high school ... club program was New Heights Gymnastics. 

Personal: Carries a 3.0 grade-point average as a sport studies major and a marketing minor ... nickname is Dee ... parents are Louie and Shawna Espinoza ... born on February 12, 1986.

Season Highs by Year

 Year VaultBars
Beam Floor All-Around 
 2005 -9.800 9.725 
 2006 9.6259.800 9.875 
 20079.825 9.875