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Vanessa Rodriguez
Position: All-Around
Year: Senior
Hometown: Homestead, Fla.
Other College: Louisiana State University
Vanessa Rodriguez
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Release: 01/08/2007
One of the top bars performers in the region last year ... great leadership ability ... worked hard in the offseason to be a three event performer for the squad. 
 
2008: Finished tied for eighth at the NCAA Central Regional (4/12) in the uneven bars with a score of 9.825 to tie a season-best ... posted 9.825 on the bars three other times: in a second-place finish at the State of Michigan Classic (2/2), the winning score at Bowling Green (2/16) and a second-place mark at the North Carolina State Quad meet (3/9) ... also finished first on bars three other times: at Eastern Michigan (1/26), versus Western Michigan (2/9) and against Ball State (3/15) ... was CMU’s top scorer on bars six times ... competed in the vault eight times with a career-high mark of 9.675 at Bowling Green. 
 
2007: Competed in the first seven meets for CMU before missing the second half of the season with a knee injury ... had six scores of 9.700 or better ... was one of the team’s top bar workers, scoring over 9.750 four times ... won the uneven bars at the Cardinal Classic at Ball State with a 9.850 (1/26) ... netted career bests of 9.700 on vault (vs. Illinois State, 1/12) and on balance beam (at Texas Woman’s/Brown, 1/21).
 
2006: Competed for LSU on the uneven bars ... named to the Southeastern Conference Freshman Academic Honor Roll. 
 
Club/High School: Was a three-time Level 10 Junior Olympics national qualifier (2002-04) ... finished second on the bars at the 2002 national championships ... 2005 Florida state champion on the bars and in the all-around ... in 2004, placed first in the combined scores of conditioning, compulsory and optional at the American Challenge ... won the Florida state bars title in 2003 ... also won the bars title at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic and won the all-around at the Monja Blanca International meet held in Guatemala that same year ... Level 8 regional champion on the bars and beam in 2000 ... member of the TOPS national team in 1999 ... club coaches were Maria Gonzalez and Billy Abrehu while a part of Universal Gymnastics club. 
 
Personal: Majoring in health fitness while minoring in entrepreneurship with a 3.27 grade-point average ... nicknames are V and V-Rod ... parents are Noel and Marisela Rodriguez ... born on June 10, 1987.

Season Highs by Year
 
Year VaultBars
Beam Floor All-Around
20079.700
9.850 9.700 - -
 20089.675
9.825
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