2013 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 (2/9) 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 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 (1/7) Recorded her personal-best beam routine of 9.775 at Iowa (2/24) while helping the Gophers notch a season-best score of 49.000 Matched career-best beam score of 9.775 at Arkansas (3/2) Scored a 9.750 and assisted Minnesota in scoring a season-high 49.325 on floor against Iowa State (3/10) Posted three career-highs (vault (9.850), bars (9.850) and all around 39.250)) while helping the Golden Gophers notch a season-high bars score of 49.075 at Denver (3/17) Tied personal-best vault score of 9.850 at the Big Ten Championships (3/24) 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.
GET TO KNOW CIERRA TOMSON: If you were not participating in gymnastics, what sport might you play? Beach Volleyball.
What is your favorite cartoon character, and why? SpongeBob SquarePants, because he lives in a pineapple under the sea.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Reading people's minds.
Do you have any hidden or secret talents? I can play ping pong.
If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you want to meet? Tim Tebow.
What is your favorite vacation spot? Anywhere on the beach.
What is your favorite actor or actress? Adam Sandler.
Who is the funniest person on the team? Jenny Covers.