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Catherine Dion
Catherine Dion

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada

High School:
Nicolas-Gatineau and College Nouvelles Frontieres

Event:
All-Around

Club:
Gymelites Gymnastique, Unigym Gatineau


07/07/2014

Top Flames Moment: UIC Tops Illinois State in Final Home Meet

Flames earn best score of the season as UIC honors seniors

07/07/2014

Top Flames Moment: UIC Tops Illinois State in Final Home Meet

Flames earn best score of the season as UIC honors seniors

06/12/2014

UIC Student-Athletes Go Through Commencement Services

35 student-athletes received a bachelor's degree in the spring and summer sessions

06/09/2014

Top Flames Moment: Dion Named NCAA Regional Gymnast of the Year

Dion became fourth gymnast in UIC history to be named Regional Gymnast of the Year

06/09/2014

Top Flames Moment: Dion Named NCAA Regional Gymnast of the Year

Dion became fourth gymnast in UIC history to be named Regional Gymnast of the Year

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AS A SENIOR (2014): Named NACGC/W Regional Gymnast of the Year ... capped off her MIC career by being named Senior and Gymnast of the Year ... seven-time MIC Gymnast of the Week ... All-State and All-Conference Academic Team member ... Scholastic All-American honoree ... served as an all-arounder in every meet during the season ... set personal bests on every event with 9.800 on vault, 9.925 on bars, 9.900 on beam, 9.875 on floor and 39.375 in the all-around ... took first place 25 times and had 41 top-three finishes ... led UIC all season with top bars scores ... scored 9.800 on bars for first and 9.800 on floor against No. 17 Arizona (Jan. 11) ... took first on bars (9.825), beam (9.700) and AA (39.075) on Jan. 26 against Lindenwood ... had the Flames best scores on all events against CMU, EMU and Illinois State (Feb. 1), Iowa (Feb. 23), Ball State (March 1) and Western Michigan (March 9) ... set a career high with 9.800 on vault and 39.375 in the all-around and claimed first on bars (9.850), beam (9.850) and floor (9.875) against SEMO and Alaska Anchorage (Feb. 9) ... scored a 9.900 on bars for first at the Illinois Classic (Feb. 21) ... finished first on bars and floor with scores of 9.850 at Iowa (Feb. 23) ... tallied a career-best 9.900 on beam for first against Ball State (March 1) and also brought in first-place finishes on bars, floor and AA ... matched her personal best in the all-around (39.375) after scoring 9.800 on vault, 9.825 on bars and 9.875 on beam and floor at Western Michigan (March 9) ... scored a career-high 9.925 on bars for first on March 15 against Illinois State ... at the MIC Championships, posted 9.800 on vault and 9.875 on bars ... competed in NCAA Regionals in the all-around and scored 38.800 to qualify as an alternate for the NCAA Championships ... team co-captain

AS A JUNIOR (2013):
Led UIC with an average of a 9.825 on beam against Penn State (Jan. 12) ... paced the Flames with a 9.675 on beam and scored a 9.625 on vault at Washington (Jan. 18) ... averaged a 9.775 on vault, 9.700 on bars, and took second overall with a 38.850 against Illinois State (Jan. 27) ... scored a 9.750 on vault and floor, and a 38.575 overall in the State of Illinois v. State of Michigan meet (Feb. 2) ... collected a 9.700 on vault, 9.800 on beam, 9.725 on floor and scored a 38.500 overall at Iowa (Feb. 8) ... scored a 9.700 on vault, 9.775 on bars, and 38.300 in all-around against Denver (Feb. 16) ... career best on bars (9.825) and scored a 9.700 on vault and 38.700 in all-around, at Texas Women's (Feb. 24) ... captured a 9.725 on vault, 9.775 on bars, 9.875 on beam and a 39.050 all-around at Illinois (March 10) ... scored a 9.775 on vault, 9.700 on bars, 9.775 on beam, 9.825 on floor and career-best 39.075 all-around at MIC Championship (March 23) ... competed in every meet ... broke her own all-around personal best eight times during the season ... qualified for NCAA Regionals as an individual all-around competitor ... hit 100 percent of her vaults and floor routines ... hit 10 out of 12 routines on bars and beam ... served as a team captain

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012):
Competed in 13 meets, participated in vault, beam, floor at all meets and bars and all-around in three ... scored a 9.775 on vault and a 9.850 on beam and 9.625 on floor v. Seattle Pacific (Feb. 11)... scored a 9.725 on vault, 9.775 on bars, and a 9.750 on floor in the MIC Championship (March 24) ... posted a 9.875 (March 2) ... scored a 38.400 in the alll-around v. North Carolina State (Jan. 21) ... scored a 9.725 or better on vault seven times, on beam eight times and on floor four times ... received the Most Consistent Beam award and was also named Most Valuable gymnast ... she was named to First team All-MIC on March 24th

AS A FRESHMAN (2011):
Competed in three events during the season ... Beam Award honoree ... named to the all-state and all-conference academic teams after achieving a 3.25 grade point average or higher for the fall

PREP AND PERSONAL:
Member of the Gold Medal Quebec team for the 2007 Canada Games and of the Bronze Medal Canada Team for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India ... born March 22, 1992 ... daughter of France Leblond and Jean Dion ... currently enrolled as a Psychology major

CAREER BESTS

Vault:
9.800 - four times, last at MIC Championships (March 22, 2014)
Uneven Bars: 9.925 - Illinois State (March 15, 2014)
Beam: 9.900 - Ball State (March 1, 2014)
Floor: 9.875 - SEMO, Alaska Anchorage (Feb. 9, 2014) & Western Michigan (March 9, 2014)
All-Around: 39.375 - SEMO, Alaska Anchorage (Feb. 9, 2014) & Western Michigan (March 9, 2014)

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