Cierra Tomson  
Cierra Tomson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Seacoast Christian Academy

Club:
Gymnastics Unlimited


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CAREER HIGH SCORES
Vault:
9.900 (twice, last: March 9, 2014)
Bars:
9.925 (March 1, 2014)
Beam:
9.850 (Jan. 13, 2014)
Floor: 9.900 (three times, last: March 9, 2014)
All Around:
39.375 (March 1, 2014)

2014
JUNIOR SEASON
Competed in 13 meets with 11 all-around appearances •Second Team All-Big Ten • had five event wins, including four on the uneven parallel bars • won the all around against Washington with a career-best 39.375 score including a career-high 9.850 on the balance beam (Jan. 13) • matched her 39.375 score against Iowa State, helping guide the Gophers to their highest team score ever at the Sports Pavilion, a 197.250 (March 1) • posted a career-best 9.925 on bars when the Gophers hosted the Cyclones (March 1) • tied a career-high with a 9.900 vault at Texas Woman's (March 9) • scored the best floor exercise score of her career with a 9.900 in Minnesota's first meet of the year (Jan. 11) and tied the mark twice (Jan. 25 and March 9) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2013
SOPHOMORE SEASON
Competed in all 14 meets for the season and was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team • shared Mariam Award, which is given to the gymnast who does everything possible to be the best gymnast and person she can be • recorded career-high on vault of 9.900 to tie for first place against Illinois (Feb. 9) • led Gophers and tied career-high with 9.900 on bars to help Gophers achieve their second-high total on bars for the season against Ohio State • scored 9.800 on floor at Big Ten Championships helping Minnesota finish with a solid score of 49.225 • at NCAA Qualifier, finished with score of 9.850 on bars.

2012 FRESHMAN SEASON
Performed in the all around every meet except for two • claimed one first place on bars • made career debut by tying for first on bars with a 9.800 and posting a season-best floor score of 9.850 against Ohio State (Jan. 7) • recorded her personal-best beam routine of 9.775 at Iowa (Feb. 24) while helping the Gophers notch a season-best score of 49.000 • matched career-best beam score of 9.775 at Arkansas (March 2) • scored a 9.750 and assisted Minnesota in scoring a season-high 49.325 on floor against Iowa State (March 10) • posted career-highs on vault (9.850), bars (9.850), and all around 39.250) while helping the Gophers notch a season-high bars score of 49.075 at Denver (March 17) • tied personal-best vault score of 9.850 at the Big Ten Championships (March 24) • named Minnesota's Freshman of the Year • received first letter.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB
A 2011 graduate of Seacoast Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Fla. • Trained at Gymnastics Unlimited under coaches Lisa Beadle and Michelle Aspinwall She is a five-time Junior Olympic Regional qualifier and a two-time national championship qualifier (2008, 2011) • At 2011 nationals, she tied for sixth on vault and came in 19th in the all around competition • At the J.O. Regional Championship, she tied for third place in the all-around, was fifth on bars, seventh on vault and beam, and ninth on floor • Did not compete in 2010 due to an injury • In 2009, she was the all around champion at the Florida State Championship • Won three titles (all around, floor, vault) and was the runner-up on bars and beam at the 2009 Gasparilla Invitational • At the J.O. National Championship in 2008, she placed 13th on bars, 19th on floor and 15th in the all around • Finished second in the all around at regionals in 2008 • At the 2008 state meet, she finished second in the all around and was the vault champion • Won three titles (all around, floor, vault) at the 2008 Gasparilla Invitational • Recorded highest all around score in the junior division at the 2008 Sand Dollar Invitational.

PERSONAL
Member of the National Honor Society • held a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout high school • she is the first student from her high school to earn a collegiate athletic scholarship in any sport • the daughter of Michael Tomson and Barbara Jones • Has a younger sister, Desi • plans to major in finance at the University of Minnesota.