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Zandre Labuschagne
Zandre Labuschagne

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Klerksdorp, South Africa

High School:
Intec College

Position:
All-Around

Club:
Klerksdorp Gymnastics Center of Excellence


05/12/2014

Women's Gymnastics Holds Banquet to Celebrate 2014 Season

May and Dion named most valuable gymnasts at end-of-season banquet

2009: Appeared in all 13 meets...recorded a season best on balance beam with a score of 9.925 at the Illinois Classic Mar. 14...recorded a high score of 9.875 on balance beam against Auburn Jan. 4.

2008: UIC's leading balance beam performer...All-MIC First Team...All-State First Team...competed in all 13 meets...won her first event title of the season on the uneven bars with a 9.70 against Centenary on Jan. 26...captured the balance beam crown with a season-best 9.85 versus Northern Illinois on Feb. 27...posted a season-best tally on the vault with a 9.725 against Northern Illinois and Central Michigan on March 2...took first-place on the uneven bars (9.80) and placed second on the balance beam (9.75) versus Illinois State on March 11...recorded UIC's second-best beam score with a 9.85 against Illinois on March 15...took third-place on the balance beam (9.80) at the State of Illinois Classic on March 22...runner-up finish on the balance beam (6.95) and placed fourth overall on the uneven bars (9.75) at the Midwest Independent Conference Championships on March 28.

2007: Midwest Independent Conference balance beam champion...All-Midwest Independent Conference First Teamer...turned in a 9.8 on bars and a third-place 9.875 on beam against San Jose State on Feb. 3...won the bars crown against Illinois State on Feb. 25 with a 9.85...won on bars with a 9.825 at Centenary on March 4...scored a personal-best 9.875 on bars to win the event against No. 16 Auburn on March 11...posted UIC's best score on bars (9.775) and second-best on beam (9.725) at the State of Illinois Classic on March 25...won on the balance beam with a 9.825 and placed second on bars with a 9.85 at the MIC Championships on March 31.

2006: Strong all-around performer for the Flames in her rookie campaign...won the uneven bars in her first collegiate meet with a season-high mark of 9.80 at Western Michigan on Jan. 8...took the all-around crown with a career-high score of 38.850 versus Illinois State on March 5, which included a win on uneven bars (9.775)...placed second on both the vault (9.775) and beam (9.775) with personal-best marks at Northern Illinois on Jan. 15...top UIC performer on the beam at the NCAA Regional Championships on April 8 with a 9.725...finished strong in the all-around at Auburn on March 10 with a score of 38.800.

Prep/Personal: Represented South Africa at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens...first female artistic gymnast to represent South Africa at the Olympics in 44 years...placed 60th at the Olympics, improving her world ranking by 13 places...four-time national champion...never finished below third place at the national championship meet since 1999...won the vault at the International Cypress Cup, pacing South Africa to a fifth-place team finish...led team to gold at 2004 Speith Cup, where she finished third overall in the all-around...placed in the top ten in the uneven bars (10th) and balance beam (10th) while placing 11th overall on vault at the International Rico Cup...placed third overall in the all-around while capturing the vault title and a second-place beam ranking at the 2003 All-African Games...three-time Northwest Province Sportswoman of the Year...came out of the 2003 World Championships ranked 93rd overall to qualify for 2004 Olympics...placed 32nd on vault and 34th on bars at the 2002 World Championships...placed second on beam at the 2002 African Championships...won the vault at the 2001 Junior Internationals...born Aug. 7, 1986...daughter of Braam and Lizette Labuschagne...majoring in psychology.

Career Bests
Vault - 9.775
Uneven Bars - 9.875
Beam - 9.925
Floor - 9.700
All-Around - 38.850

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