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Neal Thompson
Neal Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Woodside, Calif.

High School:
Carlmont

Event:
All-Around

Club Team/ Club Coac:
San Mateo Gymnastics/Krasmire Dunev


AS A SOPHOMORE (2009): An NCAA qualifier ... competed in multiple events for the Flames in 2009 ... captured a season high on parallel bars against Illinois with a score of 14.65, good for second place ... won the men's all-around title with a score of 82.825 against Nebraska in a double-dual meet with Air Force and Nebraska Mar. 20 ... placed 27th on the parallel bars in his first NCAA appearance with a score of 14.05.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008):
Competed in all 11 meets ... ECAC Rookie of the Year ... three-time ECAC Rookie Gymnast of the Week ... debuted at the Windy City Invitational on Jan. 13 ... recorded UIC's highest all-around finish in school history, placing second with an 82.85 at the Windy City Invitational ... won the parallel bars title with a 14.70 against Iowa on Jan. 26 ... took home the all-around (82.05), pommel horse (14.25), and parallel bars (14.80) titles versus William & Mary on Feb. 9 ... runner-up finishes on the pommel horse (14.05), still rings (14.10), and the parallel bars (14.50) against Minnesota on Feb. 16 ... placed first on the pommel horse (14.60) and parallel bars (14.05) at the Springfield Triangular on Feb. 24 ... won back-to-back pommel horse titles during a two-meet series versus Air Force on March 7 & 9 ... recorded a season-best 14.90 on the parallel bars against Illinois on March 15 ... captured the pommel horse title and garnered a season-best score of 14.65 at the New England Invitational on March 22 ... runner-up on the parallel bars (14.40) and in the all-around with a season-best 84.25 at the ECAC Team Championships on April 4 ... first-place medalist on the parallel bars at the ECAC Individual Finals on April 5 ... finished fourth overall in the all-around with an 83.60 at the NCAA Championship Qualifiers on April 17.

PREP AND PERSONAL:
Member of San Mateo Gymnastics for 11 years ... helped guide San Mateo to 10 consecutive state championship titles ... Junior National Team member for one year ... placed fifth at the Visa Championships in 2006 ... placed eighth in the Junior Olympics and Visa Championships in 2007 ... holds career-best scores on the parallel bars (9.4), pommel horse (9.1), and high bar (9.9) ... born Sept. 4, 1989 ... son of Li Anne Tseu ... major is undecided.

Career Bests

Floor 14.100 01-12-08 Windy City Invitational
Pommel Horse 14.900 02-28-09 Minnesota
Still Rings 14.400 03-09-08 vs. Air Force
Vault 14.850 04-17-08 at NCAA Championship Qualifiers
Parallel Bars 14.900 03-15-08 vs. Illinois
Horizontal Bar 13.950 04-04-08 at ECAC Team Championships
All-Around 84.600 03-07-09 at Illinois
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