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     Tamara Moten
    Tamara Moten

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Olympia Fields, Ill.

    High School:
    Rich Central

    Height:
    5-1

    Event:
    All-Around

    Club Team/Club Coach:
    United Gymnastics Academy


    AS A JUNIOR (2014): Participated in seven meets ... was an exhibitioner on floor (9.575) in her first meet against Texas Woman's (Feb. 14) ... set a personal best on beam at the Illinois Classic (Feb. 21) with 9.575 ... tied for fifth with a season-high 9.750 against Illinois State (March 15) ... posted a 9.625 on floor at the MIC Championships (March 22)

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2013):
    In her first meet against Penn State (Jan. 12), she scored an average of 9.600 on floor ... scored a 9.700 on floor against Denver (Feb. 16) ... posted a 9.700 on the floor at Texas Women's (Feb. 24) ... scored a 9.800 on floor at Illinois (March 10) ... collected a 9.875 on floor at MIC Championship (March 23) to tie for first place and be named to the first team all-MIC ... named to MIC Conference Scholastic Team (March 23) ... hit five out of her six routines on floor during the season ... learned a new vault and scored a 9.65 for an exhibition score

    AS A FRESHMAN (2012):
    Did not compete during the campaign

    PREP AND PERSONAL:
    Two-time letter winner at Rich Central (Ill.) ... placed first in all-around at the 2009 Illinois Level 9 State Meet ... second-place finisher in uneven bars and beam ... third place on the vault ... competed at the 2010 Illinois Level 10 State Meet ... placed ninth in all around ... 2010 Region 5 Level 10 Championships and placed 22nd in all-around ... 2011 Illinois Level 10 State Meet: 5th Place Vault and Beam and 6th Place Bars and All Around ... 2011 Region 5 Level 10 Championships: Place on Floor and 11th Place All Around ... state champion in her sophomore year ... biggest athletic thrill to date is staying on the beam at every meet she had ... was student of the month and got earned silver honor roll all four years ... biggest athletic thrill to date is learning new skills as a double back on floor and a flip flop to layout ... born February 20, 1993, in Long Beach, Calif. ... daughter of Ronald and Yvette Moten ... has two sisters, Teresa and Tiffany ... currently enrolled as a English major

    CAREER BESTS
    Beam: 9.575 - ISU, No. 14 Illinois, NIU (Feb. 21, 2014)
    Floor:
    9.875 - MIC Championship (March 23, 2013)