Ciara Gardner
Ciara  Gardner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

High School:
Liberty HS

Club Team:
World Olympic Gymnastics Academy


04/05/2015

Mable Advances, Gophers Cap 2015 Season

Minnesota finished fourth at NCAA Auburn Regional

04/03/2015

Gophers Set for NCAA Regional

Minnesota will compete at the Auburn University NCAA Regional on Saturday, April 4.

03/21/2015

Mable Gymnast of the Year, Gophers Finish 6th

Minnesota finished sixth at the 2015 Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor on Saturday

03/20/2015

Gophers Head to Michigan for B1G Champs

Minnesota will compete in the afternoon session of the Big Ten Championships on Saturday

03/13/2015

Gophers to Host Big Five Qualifier

Minnesota will host Iowa, Michigan, Penn State and Rutgers on Saturday at the Sports Pavilion

2017 | JUNIOR SEASON
Named Most Valuable Performer • placed sixth on beam with a 9.850 at NCAA Regionals • competed in the all-around at B1G Championships • competed in the all-around at the Big Five Meet • recorded personal record on vault with a 9.850 and in the all-around with a 39.400 against BYU • placed first in the all-around with a 39.175 and matched personal record on beam with a 9.900 at Best of Minnesota Meet • placed third in all-around competition at Denver • earned event title on floor with a 9.900 vs. Nebraska • placed third in all-around competition against Illinois  • placed third in the all-around competition vs. Ohio State • competed in vault, bars, and floor vs. Michigan State • placed first in all-around and recorded a personal record on beam with a 9.875 at Maryland Quad • placed third in all-around with a score of 39.150 vs. Denver.

2016 | SOPHOMORE SEASON

Notched a 39.000 in all-around at NCAA Championships • tallied a 39.050 in all-around at NCAA Regionals • named to the All-Big Ten Second Team • notched a 39.125 in all-around competition at Big Ten championships • competed in all-around (39.350) at the Big Five qualifier • finished second in all-around (39.325) at Air Force • competed in all-around at Denver • claimed second on floor (9.875) and third on vault (9.775) and bars (9.825) in the Best of Minnesota meet • placed first on floor with a 9.900 and scored a 39.150 at Iowa State/Air Force • competed in all-around (39.025) at Nebraska • competed in all-around vs. Illinois • placed second in all-around with a 39.025 at Ohio State • finished second in all-around with a 39.100 vs. Michigan State • competed in all-around vs. Maryland • placed second in all-around with a 38.775 vs. Iowa State.

2015 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Appeared in all fourteen meets for the Gophers • competed in vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and all-around • earned first varsity letter • tied for second on floor exercise with teammate Cierra Tomson scoring 9.900 (season-high) in tri-meet vs. New Hampshire and Iowa • tied for second on balance beam scoring 9.850 and floor exercise (9.850), and placed third in the all-around totaling 39.275 at Iowa State • placed fourth on floor exercise (9.825) at Michigan State • placed third on vault with a score of 9.625 vs. Iowa.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
Was a 12-year veteran of the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy and placed in the top seven at her regional meet • qualified for the Junior Olympics Nationals three years in a row • finished sixth place in the All-Around at the Junior Olympics during her junior year of high school • won the floor exercise and was fourth All-Around at the 2013 Level 10 Regionals • registered person-best scores of 9.775 on vault, 9.85 on bars, 9.7 on the floor, and 38.35 all around • was a 2011 Level 10 state all-around and uneven bars champion.

PERSONAL 
Born Feb. 21, 1996 • daughter of Kelvin and Marcheta Gardner • has one brother, Kelvin, who played basketball at Adams State (Colo.) • lists getting sixth at nationals in 2013 as her most memorable sports thrill • majoring in nursing.

Ciara Gardner's Career Highs 
Event Vault Bars Beam Floor All-Around
2017 9.850* 9.800 9.900* 9.900* 39.400*
2016 9.800 9.825* 9.850 9.900* 39.325
2015 9.825 9.825* 9.850 9.900* 39.275

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