Neil Faustino
Neil Faustino


Stockton, Calif.

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2004 Highlights: Earned All-America status on vault at the NCAA Individual Finals on April 4th, posting a 9.350 on the apparatus to become only the fifth UIC gymnast in history to earn All-American honors...also became the first UIC gymnast to earn both All-American honors and Academic All-American honors during a career...paced the Flames at the first NCAA qualifying session of the national team championships, leading UIC in the all-around with a fifth-place score of 52.050, a fifth-place rings performance at 9.350, and a ninth-place score on vault with a 9.275...used a 9.625 on vault in the second individual qualifying round to move onto to the NCAA vault finals...amassed five all-around titles during the season...competed in the Southeast Asian Games in December 2003 as part of Phillipine National Team before NCAA season, taking home gold on still rings with a 9.412...opened season with a 51.450 all-around score at the Windy City Invitational, placing ninth in a packed field...turned in strong 9.3 on vault at Windy City, tying for third...placed second in all-around against Ohio State on January 24th, earning a 51.7...captured still rings and vault titles at Minnesota with a 9.35 on rings and a 9.2 on vault...won first all-around title of season at JMU Open with a 52.050...captured second straight all-around crown the next weekend at Illlinois, posting a 52.450...grabbed a third consecutive all-around win versus Temple with a career-high 54.2...won vault title March 5th at Air Force with a 9.3...took fourth all-around title in five meets two days later against Air Force and Cal, posting a 53.900...won the all-around and vault versus Army on March 17th...placed fourth in all-around with 52.6 at ECAC Championships...took third place on rings with a 9.450 in the ECAC Individual Event Finals...won the ECAC vault title with a 9.475.

2003 Highlights: Qualified for the NCAA Regional Qualifying Championships in the all-around...posted seven all-around victories during the regular season, including a season-best tally of 53.500 at home versus Air Force on March 2nd...also topped the 53-point barrier on two other occassions - vs. Army (3/9) and vs. Minnesota/Arizona State (3/15)...earned NCAA Mideast Gymnast of the Week by Inside Gymnastics magazine on February 24th after taking the all-around crown in a duel meet with Illinois...scored a season-high 9.65 on the rings in the triangular meet with the Gophers and Sun Devils...took 14th on the rings at the NCAA Regional Qualifying Championships with a score of 9.20...totaled a season-best 9.5 on the vault versus Air Force on March 2nd, then, again, a week later versus Army on March 9th.

2002 Highlights: Enjoyed a standout first year at UIC, earning Eastern College Athletic Association (ECAC) Rookie of the Year honors...advanced to the NCAA individual event preliminaries on the that competition finished 24th nationally with a score of 9.1...took home the all-around crown versus defending national champion Ohio State on Feb. 2.

Prep/Personal: Competed for Byers Gymnastics...placed 61st overall at the 2001 junior nationals...two-time Junior Olympics Class 1 qualifier...three-time Northern California State champion on the vault...northern California state champion on the pommel horse as a senior...four-time USA gymnastics 1st team Academic All-American...two-time Class 1 Northern California All-State selection...two-time Class 2 Northern California All-State selection...placed second on the vault and parallel bars at the Region 1 championships as a senior...earned a career-high score of 50.925 in the all-around competition at the Region 1 championships...was a four-year letterwinner as a diver for Lincoln High School...born on February 21, 1983...son of Noli and Binggay Faustino...majoring in computer science.