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Taryn Saunders
Position: Vault, Balance Beam, Uneven Bars
Year: Senior
Hometown: Herndon, Va.
High School: Chantilly
Club: Gymini
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Taryn Saunders Bio
Courtesy: TribeAthletics.com
Release: 01/01/1999

2010 Season Highlights
Competed primarily on bars ... Recorded a season-high 9.600 in the event at N.C. State ... Totaled a 9.550 on bars in the win against Temple ... Competed in the vault and beam lineup during the first three meets of the season ... Chosen as a USAG Scholar-Athlete.

2009 Season Highlights
Competed primarily on bars but appeared in two meets on beam ... Earned a career-high 9.675 on bars in the dual meet triumph against Towson (3/4) ... Equaled that score a week and a half later at Towson (3/14) ... Notched a career-best 9.550 on beam at the Sweetheart Invitational (2/13) ... Tallied a 9.575 on bars in the victory against Bridgeport (3/8) ... Posted a 9.500 on bars at Penn State (2/7).

2008 Season Highlights
Competed on bars and beam during her freshman season ... Earned a season-high 9.150 on beam at the West Virginia quad-meet (1/27) ... Registered a career-best 9.050 on bars the following week at the Liberty Classic (2/2) ... Posted a 9.375 on bars in an exhibition at the Sweetheart Invitational (2/16).

Prep and Personal
Four-year letter winning gymnast at Chantilly High School and 15-year all-around competitor for Gymini Gymnastics Club and coach Robert Schau ... Virginia state champion in all-around in 2007 ... Four-time Concorde District Champion and four-time Northern Region Champion ... Also placed 10th on floor in 2007 Level 9 Eastern National championship ... Two-time Washington Post First-Team All-Met selection ... Named all-region and all-district for four consecutive years and a four-time team MVP ... Placed second on beam in 2005 at Eastern National ... Recorded career-high scores in high school of 9.35 on vault, 9.8 on bars, 9.9 on beam, 9.7 on floor and 38.325 in the all-around ... Member of National Honor Society ... Served as officer in Interact Club ... Chaired the school's blood drive ... Enjoys swimming, going to the beach, family time and teaching gymnastics ... Interested in studying kinesiology ... Daughter of Maury and Jacqueline Saunders ... Born on Oct. 15, 1988 in Arlington, Va.

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